New Dreams – “Face off”


Over the weekend, Private Selection co-heads DreamsArkitect and Aerial threw a party in Los Angeles at a venue that could be considered part warehouse, part sweat lodge and part greenhouse. The party featured a rampant b2b set from Dreams and Arkitect and a debut live performance from CalArts students and hardware virtuosos Bodymasters, a combination that set the sizable crowd off despite the necessity for near-constant breaks to escape the overbearing humidity. And despite Los Angeles’ predilection for the smoother end of the house spectrum, the Private Selection sound has appeared to find a home among a certain, warehouse-party attending, longsleeve black tee and basketball short wearing crowd. Dreams’ latest cut, titled “Face Off” comes soon after the manic joy of his DJ Mujava edit and features an altered derangement born out of exactly the sort of party that occurred over the weekend. Claustrophobic, hi-pitched synth notes establish a sense of paranoia, but not quite enough to stop the ever-propulsive kick pattern so while the heat and enclosure might be infringing on base mental health, the feet won’t stop.

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