All those hits from Dreamcast Burymeinamink vol. ii & vol. iii are now thankfully in one place. Download The Lost Tape today.
Davon Bryant AKA "Dreamcast" had a momentous 2017. He found himself exploring the streets of London and Amsterdam thanks to the warm reception of his vinyl release of two funk, soul tracks "Liquid Deep" and "Summer Love." D.C. based label Peoples Potential Unlimited, an esoteric record company focused on 80s funk preservation and discovering some of the best underground boogie, funk, and dance music, was responsible for the distribution of the seven inch. Good luck trying to get your hands on the novelty, though--Dreamcast's record sold out.
"Primarily because the scene--this future funk, Dam-Funk, Sasac sort of style--never really had had a vocalist on the whole scene. That's a shit load of producers who do it but don't have a vocalist and so "Liquid Deep" just sprouted, which is fun," he said in his Uptown Interview.
To cap the year, Bryant also found himself in a spotlight feature by The Fader.
His latest project, an LP called The Lost Tape, is a long-awaited compilation of tracks that Bryant had teased on SoundCloud to only leave listeners disappointed who came back to his page finding certain grooves missing.
DB: I like to experiment with a track...were you listening to that second project, Dreamcast vol. ii?
ITR: Yea, man. Why the fuck did you delete "Devil's Red Dress" from SoundCloud?
DB: I want to put it back because I've gotten backlash from taking that shit down.
"Devil's Red Dress" is an ultimate rock ballad produced by Fat Kneel that Bryant said just sort of happened after a night of libations. You can't go wrong with any of the ten tracks off The Lost Tape, honestly. It opens with a chopped version of Three 6 Mafia's "Sippin on Some Syrup," while "Lonely Hearts Club," "Do You Wanna Go," and "Locked Up" allow Dreamcast's soulful vocals to shine through.
The Lost Tape is available for purchase on Bandcamp. Let this release tide you over until Dreamcast's debut album set to drop later 2018.