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 TV on the Radio– 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.
Serene Poetic strikes a balance between Diwon, a Los Angeles-based hip-hop producer, and Dugans, a multifaceted guitarist-composer from Texas. Using live drums, samplers, analog synths, electric pianos and guitars, Dreams in Static transcends genres and breathes new life and depth with each subsequent listen. The album teems with life, beauty and depth; it’s an instrumental masterpiece that resurrects live instrumental music and guitar-based symphonies. It pops in a world where popular music has been left in a state of static.
If hip-hop is dead to the underground and rock is dead to the mainstream, “Serene Poetic” resurrects the two and blends their elements into a single sonic sonnet.