The season opener of Late Bloom was action-packed last week with guest Davon Bryant aka Dreamcast. No stranger to the Full Service Radio station, Dreamcast came locked and loaded with anecdotes, exclusive music, and a candor that illuminated a number of topics including the economics of art in Washington, D.C. and what happened when he learned of his feature in The Fader.
Dreamcast is in album mode, or full length project mode, as he declared that a real album is something that only comes from a freedom to focus solely on music, “and not stress over bills.” Among the tracks Dreamcast played during the two hour show were collaborative efforts with Vancouver-based rapper Jay Worthy and the District’s own Nappy Nappa. Ralston Yorrick aka Fat Kneel, the producer of Dreamcast’s “Devil’s Red Dress, an InTheRough favorite, might still be unaware that he’s added another credit to his resume. Dreamcast plugged a beat of Yorrick’s for the Jay Worthy connection—”City Walls”—this slow burn with a crooning trumpet.
After the episode, the Takoma Park, Md. native revealed more of his work that he’s accumulated from trips out West. It’s an exciting time for Dreamcast fans. The new music places more of an emphasis on contemporary hip hop and R&B that mesh well with his funk-soul catalog. Hopefully everyone is privy by the end of 2018.
Late Bloom Radio broadcasts every Wednesday on Full Service Radio at 7pm. It is hosted by Jamal Gray and produced by Maxwell Young along with executive production by Jack Inslee of Full Service Radio. This coming Wednesday features Last Niight collective, who first landed on InTheRough thanks to a killer DJ set by Frankliin at Funk Parade two years ago. They’ll be talking about their upcoming event for Converge, Uptown Art House’s fall series at U Street Music Hall.