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Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | INDIE

Brooklyn, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2017
Solo Electronic House


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"Resident Advisor “fleet magic” album review"

Andrew Morgan's Peoples Potential Unlimited is a nexus for eccentric electronic soul and forgotten private-press gems of the past. In recent years, though, the label has split its focus between these synth artifacts and new music, introducing the world to some formidable talents. That brings us to Fleet Dreams, a duo from the American South debuting with the startling Fleet Magic EP. The project of singer Ajit D'Brass and producer Colton R. May, Fleet Dreams makes woozy, R&B-inflected synth-funk that could have been released anytime during the last 25 years. May often gets an impressive amount of mileage out of just one or two synth partches, focusing on songwriting rather than sound design.

One highlight, "On My Grind," is a mix of laidback house and R&B. While May's production is nuanced (listen to the breaks on "U So Queen") and just "live" enough, it's D'Brass's off-kilter vocals that complete the group's ambitious formula. Throughout the record, he plays the part of a whacked-out Lothario, a bedroom version of André 3000 circa The Love Below. On "Bout It, Baby," he takes the perspective of a fugitive romancing a cop, maneuvering the language of law enforcement into sexual directives. The guest vocalist on "Waistband" comments on the duo's "bootleg studio" before joining D'Brass on a dazzling slo-mo jam stacking vocal hook on hook. Fleet Dreams is PPU's latest proof of an old adage: "It's not the tools, it's how you use them." - Resident Advisor

"Music Is My Sanctuary Guest Mix"

This mix is a glimpse behind the curtain, an assortment of tracks that have been inspiring me lately.

From moody European downtempo to groove oriented garage house, this collection is a bittersweet love letter to our collective lockdown and a glimmer of hope for the return to nightlife. - Music Is My Sanctuary

"Test Pressing “fleet.magic” album spotlight"

In a world where the term 'digger' seems to be more frequently applied to someone who would be better described as a 'keen record shopper', it does well to reflect on cats like Andrew Morgan. Andrew is less a digger and more a man with the key to an inter-dimensional portal containing some of the most brain melting vinyl you've never heard. Records it would be hard to make up if they didn't exist already.

His PPU label has released these obscurities, cassette only experiments, unreleased master tapes and coaxed new material from long forgotten artists like Mix-O-Rap and Uku Kuut . He also runs a uniquely idiosyncratic yet cheerfully democratic online record store, the Earcave, alongside Ari Goldman of the Beautiful Swimmers. It's moreish, I warn you...

Increasingly Andrew is moving into the world of new music and artists. Here we have a joint release of Fleet Magic, a duo out of New Orleans. As one would expect it is deeply, deeply smoked out, woozy drum machine soul - lo-fi beats and sweet lazy vocals. It's not all retro, much of it comes off like a trippy modern r&b / hip-hop fever dream as heavy and languid as the deep Southern air, with the track titles to match.

One for summer dreaming, jamming in the car, moving the hot air around. - Test Pressing

"Cyclic Defrost “baskets of gold” album review"

Detroit-based electronic producer Colton May introduced his Fleet.Dreams alias with last year’s self-titled EP, and now this follow-up 12” EP on Dublin label All City ‘Baskets Of Gold’ sees him reconvening with longtime vocal collaborator AJ Magic for seven new tracks that wander between house, funk, soul and hiphop.

Opening track ‘EKG’ gives a good indication of the smooth blend of styles at work here as tumbling midtempo disco rhythms that call to mind Maurice Fulton give way to AJ Magic’s smooth multi-tracked soul vocals, the dewy organ keys adding a woozy soft-focus feel as chunkier MPC-punched beats lock in amongst the fluid polyrhythms and analogue bass synths.

‘Obedience’ meanwhile ventures out into airier house structures as muted 4/4 kickdrums roll against vaguely trap-tinged snare programming and AJ Magic’s autotune-treated soul vocals as phased synth pads add a pristine glittery feel.

’Positive Growth’ offers a change of gear down into dusty hiphop-soul as a muted funk bassline snakes against clattering breaks, AJ Magic’s soul harmonies shifting into a more verse-based cadence as a gruff, pitched-down voice repeatedly intones “don’t pick the flower”, adding a vague feeling of underlying trepidation to the florid melodies.

Perhaps the most immediate touchstones that these tracks call to mind are the likes of Madlib and J Dilla, something that’s particularly brought into focus by ‘888’s bumpy wander through jazz-inflected piano chords, loose clattering drum breaks and old school centred rhymes. Smooth and laidback stuff that’s well worth investigation. - Cyclic Defrost

"Music Is 4 Lovers interview & track premiere"

Interview with fleet.dreams

1.) Who is fleet.dreams?

My name is Colton R. May and I am a multi-instrumentalist record producer & DJ currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. I grew up in small towns across Texas, always seeking out the fringes of what a conservative southern environment can provide. I developed an interest in music at an early age after digging through my dad’s record collection. Most of it was classic rock but occasionally some funk & disco records would peek out from within the crates. The record that comes to mind is “KC & The Sunshine Band” self-titled, the first time I heard that I lost my mind. I was probably 10 years old but I had never heard anything like it, growing up in Texas I mainly heard the likes of Willie Nelson and Lynyrd Skynyrd. I knew right then that dance music was what I truly resonated with. To this day “I Get Lifted” is still one of my go-to tracks for lighting up the dancefloor. From there my next musical evolution was weekend trips to the skating rink in the mid-late 90s. This was the first place that I heard R&B/House (which at the time was in heavy rotation even in TX because it had crossed over into pop music territory). I swear the first time I heard tracks like “Show Me Love – Robin S” and “Hey Mr. D.J. – Zhane” I had a spiritual out of body experience on my rollerblades.

2.) What can you tell us about your new release?

“Selph Luv” is a collaborative project between myself and the inimitable Detroit vocalist Supercoolwicked (Morgan Hutson). I was living in Detroit for 2 years prior to moving to Brooklyn and came across this track “Flappy” from her “High Gloss” album and immediately knew that I wanted to do an album together. She has an amazing dynamic range and can pivot between spitting bars and belting hooks with an effortless grace. Essentially the EP is centered around the title track “Selph Luv” that we created together during the first few months of quarantine. I had sent her the instrumental track at the beginning of 2020 and was desperately hoping it resonated with her because I couldn’t imagine anyone else on it. The track has this 2000s era Timbaland X Missy Elliot vibe that I couldn’t shake off and I knew if given the opportunity that we could turn it into something unique and captivating. After finishing the original track I decided to make an extended version for DJs and dance floors (“Move Ya Body Mix”) that prioritizes groove and allows the vocals to breathe while becoming increasingly infectious. We had tracked so much gold with Morgan that didn’t make the final cut that I decided to make a standalone track using unused vocal sections from the session which became “U can B the 2”. I wanted to push it deeper into dancefloor territory and use this kind of tantalizing and repetitious vocal mantra throughout. The result is thumping, deep acid house bliss.

3.) Who are your greatest influences?

J. Dilla is the reason I wanted to become a producer. I felt connected to him immediately because you could feel that he wasn’t creating based on ego and that he truly had a deep appreciation for music of all genres. When I got my hands on a CD copy of “Slum Village – Fantastic Vol 2” it never left my car stereo. The track “Jealousy” off that album inspired me to make my first beat and the rest is history.

The Mizell Brothers (Larry & Fonce) shifted my perspective on what is possible from a production standpoint. They started out as part of a Motown production team that was responsible for a lot of the early Jackson 5 hits. Although I love those tracks once Motown moved to LA and they teamed up with Donald Byrd that’s when the magic truly begins for me. The brothers defined the Jazz-Funk sound on Blue Note and pissed off a lot of Jazz purists (which is always a good sign that you are doing something right). They helped shape the careers and sounds of numerous talents including Bobbi Humphrey, Gary Bartz, Johnny Hammond and the Blackbyrds. They also evolved from Jazz-Funk into Disco territory in the late 70s with acts like L.T.D. & A Taste of Honey. A prime example of their production prowess is “My Little Girl – Bobbi Humphrey” off the ’74 album “Satin Doll”

Larry Heard is the reason I wanted to make house music. My intro to Mr. Fingers’ was with the “Washing Machine” record on Trax, which is front to back a masterpiece. As soon as the first bass note kicked in on “Can You Feel It” I knew I was in the presence of something extraordinary. It takes a lot of deep digging to unearth his extensive production discography because he went by a number of aliases along the way. One of my favorite tracks of his is a lush and groovy number under the Disco-D pseudonym called “High Noon”

4.) Please tell us about the electronic scene in New York?

The New York electronic scene is an incredible testament to the resilience of the city and the daily hustle that is required to stay afloat. I am inspired on a daily basis by the work ethic and continuous output by so many different artists. Haus of Altr is a prime example of this ideology in action. This year alone they have released 3 compilations showcasing black producers, bringing attention back to where electronic dance music originated. All too often people seem to forget that this scene was created to be inclusive and allow people of all walks of life to unite on the dancefloor. I just finished reading ‘Love Saves the Day’ which discusses in great depth the dance music scene in NY from ’70-79 and it is so inspiring to hear of the parties thrown by David Mancuso at the Loft or Larry Levan at the Paradise Garage. These were places of worship! The guests at these events we’re of varying sexualites, race, class & creed and if that wasn’t respected then you were kicked the fuck out. We need to bring back that mentality in the club scene.

5.) How have you been keeping busy during lockdown?

I was a bit introspective during the first few months because it was such a drastic change of pace. You have to put in more effort to seek out inspiration and that practice actually became quite therapeutic. This EP was created during lockdown so my grind hasn’t changed much. I am grateful to have my health and the space necessary to continue working on music. I recently moved into a new space and just finished building out the recording studio so I finally have my workflow down to a science.

6.) What else can we expect from fleet.dreems over the next year?

I feel like I am hitting a creative stride so expect a surplus of new music in the months to come. I have started my own record label imprint called Leopard Cage and am looking to put out a compilation of dance tracks from some of my personal favorite producers. I will also be continuing my biweekly radio show “Gold In The Shade” on Newtown Radio Fridays from 1-3PM EST. Tune in!

For more info please check: https://fleetdreams.bandcamp.com/
Instagram: instagram.com/fleet.dreams/
Artist Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/fleetdreamsproduction

Turn it up & enjoy! - Music Is 4 Lovers

"DJ Mag “obedience (balearic mix)" premiere"

Dublin’s All CIty will release the new album from Detroit-based fleet.dreams this Friday 13th September.

Following a release on Andrew Morgan's PPU Records, the seven tracks on ‘Baskets Of Gold’ spans nocturnal electronic music, balearic groove and shadowy hip-hop. Listen to ‘Obedience (Balearic Mix)’ below.

Pre-order ‘Baskets of Gold’ here. - DJ Mag

"Okayplayer “Best Mixtapes” list"

fleet.dreams lends a progressive take on Motor City soul to seven spacious tracks on the percussive masterpiece Baskets of Gold. - Okayplayer

"Music Is My Sanctuary “EKG (Club Mix)” premiere"

Coming off last year’s acclaimed electronic soul release fleet.magic on Andrew Morgan’s PPU Records, Baskets of Gold highlights producer fleet.dreams’ percussive exchange into the world of dance.

The nuanced artist now calls Detroit home, and the latest work evokes the spirit of the regions deep musical history. It’s a little later in the night, still soulful, but the palette has shifted.

After locating the errant poet àj magic wandering the high deserts of the southern US, the longtime collaborator arrived to narrate the journey.

The result is an album that sparkles. - Music Is My Sanctuary


2021 - Return of the Dreamer [Leopard Cage]
2020 - Selph Luv [Leopard Cage]
2019 - Baskets of Gold [All City Records]
2018 - fleet.magic [PPU Records]



fleet.dreams drafts a love letter to classic house on “Return of the Dreamer”

Having recently taken the leftfield dance community by storm with "Selph Luv" & “Baskets of Gold” on Dublin’s All City Records, “Return of the Dreamer” showcases producer fleet.dreams’ ability to blend effervescent rhythms with velvet soundscapes & cosmic melodies.

“Return of the Dreamer” will be released on fleet.dreams’ imprint Leopard Cage on May 21st.

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