Released 25th November 2016
Dispatch Recordings proudly present ‘Dreamland’ – the 2nd solo album from Bristol based DLR. Continuing where his 2015 debut ‘Seeing Sounds’ left off, ‘Dreamland’ is an album concept that reflects on the world today. Encouraging people to challenge the barriers and comfort zones we blissfully exist within, DLR seeks to resist the inadequate reality we are sleepwalking into; an inherently greed based system, where numbers govern art and culture, whilst popularity determines the success of social causes, as issues are picked up and dropped in the blink of an eye. Musically, the album is honest, straight up and sound design focused, as DLR pays homage to the older styles of DnB, building on the genre’s core principles, writing his own chapter in Bristol’s long running heritage. A statement of intent towards soul and groove driven music, each track is personified by simple ideas meticulously arranged, as DLR prioritises the raw elements to enhance the groove and sub bass, allowing each aspect enough space to breathe and develop. The vinyl double pack includes two tracks that will never be sold digitally, such as ‘Time Wasting’ (aired on both Noisia Radio and BBC Radio 1). Select collabs from the album also feature: with Break (‘What It Feels Like’), Hydro (‘We’re All Wrong’) and Gusto, (title track ‘Dreamland’), for the project’s focal point, containing lyrics that detail the whole concept.
A. DLR – Wonder What it Feels Like (feat. Break)
B1. DLR – Dreamland (feat. Gusto)
B2. DLR – Time Wasting [VINYL EXCLUSIVE]
C. DLR – When Tribes Collide [VINYL EXCLUSIVE]
D1. DLR – We’re All Wrong (feat. Hydro)
D2. DLR – Trip Up