Title: Return of the Dreamer
Label: Leopard Cage
Cat #: LCFDx02
Format: Cassette & Digital
Genre: Deep House
Release Date: May 28, 2021
Buy / Pre Order
The simple pleasure of a crisp hi-hat, a bass line groove, “A Basement, A Red Light, And A Feelin’…” Reminding us of the sensual subtleties we all desire. As the haze of our collective fog begins to lift, the time has come for the Return of the Dreamer.
Texas-born, Brooklyn-based producer/deejay fleet.dreams has got the touch; a carefully cultivated craft for dancefloor productions that has provided some of the more uniquely enjoyable American house music in recent memory, drawing praise and support from DJ Mag, Resident Advisor, Les Yeux Orange, and Music Is My Sanctuary, as well as DJ support from Secret Sundaze, MarshMello & Tom Ravenscroft. fleet.dreams released his debut 12” fleet.magic in 2018; a joint release with Andrew Morgan’s Washington DC institution PPU and Beautiful Swimmers’ beloved vinyl outpost Earcave that Resident Advisor’s Matt McDermott praised as “woozy, R&B-inflected synth-funk that could have been released anytime during the last 25 years.”
Fresh off a two year stint in Detroit sharing bills with folks like Macho City/No Way Back mainstay Scott Zacharias and regularly studying sets from local masters such as Rick Wilhite, Norm Talley, Marcellus Pittman and Dez Andrés, fleet.dreams made his way east, landing in NYC just as the city was falling into pandemic lockdown. Enter Return of the Dreamer — fleet.dreams’ meditation on the simple joys of house bliss through four effortless east coast garage house grooves that go down with ease and bring to mind everything from the Italo House heights of DFC Records, the Balearic house purity of Don Carlos, and the lush beauty of Glenn Underground, Kerri Chandler, and Pal Joey.
The second release on the producer’s newly minted Leopard Cage imprint — Return of the Dreamer is a wildly confident follow up to last December’s incredible vocal house mission statement Selph Luv. Balancing floor-ready grooves with a distinctly deep sense of spiritual house meditation, Return of the Dreamer is out everywhere May 28th.