Washington D.C. singer and producer Dreamcast has eked out a niche on the fringes of modern boogie, soul and synth funk with a couple heart-melters on Future Times and PPU. While dashingly romantic, his productions retain flecks of grit and a DIY quality all too rare in these genres. ‘I Bet’, produced by himself with Kareem Johnson on keys and James Keith on bass, is a plaintive lament, coated in plush chords and a smattering of percussion. It could be the last thing a club singer croons as bar staff cash up and stack chairs. Studio chatter has been left in, like notes in the margins or perhaps a phone number scrawled hastily on a napkin.
Our 2018 Advent Calendar is in aid of Julie’s Bicycle, a non-profit that supports the creative industry to take action on climate change. All money raised through Bandcamp sales goes directly to Green Riders, a new campaign that will help will create more sustainable collective practices in the music industry. If you’re a DJ, artist, venue, promoter or just curious, join the Green Riders campaign here.
More info about Green Riders
The Green Riders campaign will provide tools, resources, and a community for artists and their teams to exchange advice, ideas and experiences, working alongside venues, festivals, labels and promoters to take action on climate change. It will launch in full in 2019, Sign-up on the website to join the campaign and get more information from Julie’s Bicycle.
More info about Julie’s Bicycle
Julie’s Bicycle is a London-based not for profit that supports the global creative community to take action on climate change and the environment. We believe that the creative community is uniquely placed to drive positive change that can transform our world. Founded in 2007 from within the UK music industry, Julie’s Bicycle has established itself as an internationally trusted source of guidance supporting creative businesses to embed environmental sustainability into their work.
Artwork throughout the series is made by Emily Evans.