By: Jonathan Gross
The circle has completed itself. Earlier this year, Dreamers Delight surreptitiously entered The Untz Challenge with a beautiful little composition, "Around." He was then picked up by Gramatik's Lowtemp label, released a four-track EP, Awake, and now today, TheUntz.com is thrilled to premiere Awake: The Remixes, which features a stacked lineup of talent.
Frequent collaborator Cosmic Quest kicks off the release with a spaced-out, stringed-up take on "These Lies," which will have fans of Odesza and Flume drooling. Not much is known about Cloudchord, but what we do know is that he took trap anthem "Olives" and massaged into in a hypnotic moombahton groover with a radical guitar melody over top.
One of the biggest supporters of Dreamers Delight from the jump has been superstar drummer Adam Deitch. He and his Break Science partner Borahm Lee put a sexy deep house twist on "Around," and it absolutely slays. This is a completely different sound than we've ever heard from the live keys and drums dance music duo, but they pull it off with ease and charm. Definitely a highlight of the release.
Electro-soul and glitch-hop duo Krooked Drivers put their signature bass blasts into another reinterpretation of "Olives," which packs a serious hip-hop punch. Chicago's Owen Bones closes out the EP with a weird bass twist on "Awake." Bones throws a brutally hard drop at the melodic hook for a starkly dramatic juxtaposition of sounds and styles.
Dreamers Delight sets off on TheUntz.com sponsored NEW HORIZONS tour with Vibe Street and Frameworks (who is making his US debut) this week. The run kicks off today (October 14) in Olympia, WA, then heads to a much-anticipated Denver, CO at The 1UP Colfax tomorrow (October 15), with Milwaukee and Chicago are next on the agenda for Friday and Saturday of this week. The tour hits cities like Baltimore, Asheville, and New Orleans over the next three weeks with a big Halloween show in Philadelphia. Complete tour dates along with ticket and Facebook event links are listed below.
1. These Lies (Cosmic Quest Remix)
2. Olives (Cloudchord Remix)
3. Around (Break Science Remix)
4. Olives (Krooked Drivers Remix)
5. Awake (Owen Bones Remix)
NEW HORIZONS TOUR
10/14 - 1230 Room - Olympia, WA - RSVP - Tickets
10/15 - The 1up - Colfax - Denver, CO - RSVP - Tickets
10/16 - The Miramar - Milwaukee, WI - RSVP - Tickets
10/17 - The Abbey Pub - Chicago, IL - RSVP - Tickets
10/22 - Gasa Gasa - New Orleans, LA - Tickets
10/28 - Wonder Bar - Boston, MA - RSVP - Tickets
10/29 - Red Maple - Baltimore, MD - RSVP
10/30 - New Mountain - Asheville, NC - RSVP - Tickets
10/31 - One Art Community Center - Philadelphia, PA - RSVP - Tickets
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