“booming hip-hop/soul … robust beats, sweeping hooks and vocals with a tinge of raw anguish” – Wall Street Journal
“John Mayer meets The Rolling Stones with more soul; yes it’s possible.” – AltSounds
“The [new] album feels expansive, raw and massively important.” – PopDust
After a million Spotify streams of their first indie single, ‘You’re On Your Own’, Dreams’ debut LP ‘Part of the Machine’ hits stores everywhere, tomorrow! Check out the first listen now at PopDust.
Dreams in Static conjures up the aesthetics of Pulp Fiction & Curtis Mayfield. The upcoming album produced by Los Angeles based hip hop producer Diwon and multifaceted guitarist/composer, Dugans will feature Akie Bermiss throughout. Akie Bermiss is a soulful singer and composer from Brooklyn, reared by former-activists in a musical household full of jazz and politics. Bringing his own signature sound — with hints of Smokey Robinson and James Brown– his timeless dream-like voice breathes life and narratives into the Dreams in Static grooves. The songs are like soundtracks to films in a genre somewhere beyond pop and yet resolutely of it, too. The walls of sound that flow throughout the “Dreams of Static” sessions are the balance of the three musicians’ varied musical and personal backgrounds. Themes range from love and heartbreak to lust and existentialism. Dreams In Static resurrects the guitar and soul-singing that pops in a world where popular music has been left in a state of static and midi sounds.
“If hip hop is dead to the underground and rock is dead to the mainstream, “Dreams in Static” resurrects the two and blends their elements into one sonic sonnet”