Dreams in Static featuring Akie Bermiss' single, "You're On Your Own" premiered on Respect Magazine as part of Bancs Media's "Endless Summer" compilation. This is the first single off their forthcoming "Part of the Machine" album.

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…and we’re live on MTV Iggy right now..

DREAMS-MTVI had a great time with Davis the kid in this video. This kid was the coolest kid his age I have ever met which made it extra hilarious when I got the tweet from MTV that read: “A nerdy kid’s got soul in the new Dreams In Static video for “You’re on Your Own,” featuring @akiebermiss @Diwon @Dugans
- Diwon










The Indie SD Interview

Screen Shot 2014-03-28 at 1.00.38 AMGreat piece in the Indie SD today. Here is what they had to say….”Dreams in Static is a project dripping with so much soul, they’ve already been compared to artists like The Rolling Stones, John Mayer, and Curtis Mayfield.

Well you’re not dreaming; this bluesy project is definitely real life. Dripping with edgy emotion and raw sentiments, Dreams in Static will instantly offer your ears a gateway to the world of soul. This project is produced by LA based hip hop producer Diwon and multifaceted guitarist/composer Dugans, who bring a modern spin that is both unique and yet warmly familiar to any fan of blues, jazz, and soul. The featured vocals of singer/composer Akie Bermiss bring the project to the boiling point, as he seems to sing straight from the recesses of the heart, adding a perfect sense of personality to their first single, ”You’re On Your Own”, and substance that you can feel

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Examiner Interview on upcoming album, “resurrecting” rock and hip-hop

Screen Shot 2014-03-25 at 11.08.08 PMOur interview in Examiner hit today. Here is what we and they had to say – Dreams in Static is the collaboration between the LA based hip-hop producer Diwon and New York City producer and songwriter Dugans.

The duo will be releasing their soulful new album, ‘Part of the Machine,’ some time in 2014, which features Akie Bermiss on vocals. A departure from the duo’s 2010 debut, ‘Serene Poetic,’ their sound has grown vastly, combining their already skillful mix of steady beats and controlled instrumentals with Bermiss’ soulful vocal for a new and more developed listening experience.

A video for the album’s first single, “You’re On Your Own,” premiered on March 10. The video was produced by Diwon’s Bancs Media and directed by Jonty Fine.

I had the opportunity to correspond with Diwon and Dugans via email to discuss how Dreams in Static came to be, ‘Part of the Machine,’ the

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Remix Dreams and Win $500 and an Official Release!

DIS-INDABAWe are extremely excited to announce Remix Contest for ‘You’re On Your Own’! Enter now to win $500 and an official release! Enter here:

Note: If you haven’t seen the music video “You’re On Your Own”, it premiered on the Wall Street Journal last week and AltSounds described their sound as “John Mayer meets The Rolling Stones with more soul; yes it’s possible.”

Here is what Indaba Music had to say; “If your soul feels full and the blues is penetrating your blood/brain barrier, you may be having Dreams In Static. A collaboration between producers Diwon and Dugans, Dreams In Static weaves the best of Hip Hop, Rock and Soul to create warm sonics and beautiful melodies.

Now, Dreams In Static and Indaba Music want you to remix their new single “You’re On Your Own”, which features Brooklyn based singer Akie Bermiss. Take the stems to this pristine throwback track and make something all on your own.”


Alt Sounds says Dreams in Static got more soul than the Rolling Stones

Great write up in AltSounds today. Here it is:

So who doesn’t love new music? No one raised theirhands? GOOD, because Dreams In Static has released their music video for their first single ‘You’re On Your Own’ off of their upcoming album Part Of The Machine by partnering with the Wall Street Journal. No, this isn’t a Segway into an article about numbers, calm down.

This debut music video, directed by award winning Jonty Fine, Chief Director of Bancs Media, can be viewed on The WallStreet Journal website

Dreams in Static is a project formed by LA based hip-hop producer Diwon and New York City producer and songwriter Dugans. Straight off of their highly anticipated album, the two partners hired on Akie Bermiss to add on some beautiful vocals into the already dreamy Dreams In Static grooves. “If hip-hop is dead to the underground and rock is dead to the mainstream, Dream sin Static resurrects the two and blends their elements into one sonic sonnet,” explains Diwon. It’s like John Mayer meets The Rolling Stones with more soul; yes it’s possible. Bringing in sexy guitar tones and soul singing that have left the world of quality music, these three partners in crime resurrect the passionate and dynamic sound to popular music. Nice one dudes…I mean sirs.

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Dreams in Static Video Premiere on Wall Street Journal!

DREAMSWSJWith the headline, “Dreams In Static Transcend Heartache In ‘You’re On Your Own’ (Video Premiere)” our latest single hits the Wall Street Journal.

Here is what they wrote: Heartache is a common enough theme in music that the hip-hop project Dreams in Static was keen to find a fresh angle for the video for their new single, “You’re on Your Own.” Speakeasy today premieres the resulting clip.

First, though, some background. Dreams in Static is a collaboration between the Los Angeles producer Erez “Diwon” Safar and the guitarist and composer Levi Martinez, known as Dugans, who create a sound they say conjures “the aesthetics of ‘Pulp Fiction’ and Curtis Mayfield.” Diwon and Dugans’ forthcoming album, “Part of the Machine,” features the vocalist Akie Bermiss throughout. (There’s no release date for the LP, though a rep for the duo said it will be out in 2014.)

“You’re on Your Own” is a booming hip-hop/soul track with a robust beat, sweeping hook and vocals with a tinge of raw anguish that make for a wonderfully incongruous video featuring a bespectacled, floppy-haired little boy grappling with his first broken heart.

“He makes a video to express himself, the song is the soundtrack and the video is for his crush Lucy,” Diwon told Speakeasy. “As he shows her that she broke his heart, he starts to get into the song and as it progresses he realizes he is going to be ok, and both the song and video close with a girl jumping into his video and dancing off with him.”

Diwon produced the video for his Bancs Media production company, and Jonty Fine directed the clip. What do you think of the video? Leave your thoughts in the comments.


Dreams on Fearless Radio

Dreams-in-Static-Photo-LIVE-RADIO Dreams in Static will be Live on air doing an interview on Fearless Radio. If you are in Chicago, tune-in! If not, you could stream it live, here.
We are on at 1:30PM PST / 4:30 EST.

We will debut our new single and leak a few of tracks that will be on our upcoming LP!










if on a winter’s night a traveler

if-on-a-winters-night-a-traveller222Two of my favorite books are Italo Calvino’s ‘If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler’ and Jonathan Safran Foer’s ‘Everything Is Illuminated’, which reminds me very much of Calvino’s novel. Both books switch between two story arcs; Foer’s between himself telling a beautifully written quasi-magical story of the people of Trachimbrod and Alex, his translator, telling his own straightforward/broken english story of searching for Trachimbrod. Calvino’s novel also plays with who the narrator of the novel is, and takes it even further where events are happening to the novel’s reader (i.e. the man narrated as “you” is the same as the “you” who is actually reading).

This song was made with these authors in mind. You could download the song for Free, here OR download the full album here.

- Diwon




Dreams in Static – the first jam session

‘You’re On Your Own’ on Cameo!

cameeeoeoeoDREAMSCameo, the hottest video app on the market now, just featured our single “You’re On Your Own”! So, download the app, make a short film and select our song as the soundtrack. 

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* Cameo was rated one of the best apps of 2013!