Vandelux Returns With Immersive, 6-Track Dream State EP
May 20, 2021
Having landed on ‘Apple Music Artist of the Week,’ charted at #1 on Hype Machine many times and been synchronized on multiple TV shows and movies, Vandelux is undoubtedly a massive name within the electronic music scene. With a genre-bending style that takes influences from soul and house, he is able to consistently reinvent his sonic pallete and bless us with exciting new tunes, exactly what he is doing with his most recent EP Dream State.
The result of a series of lively dreams Vandelux was experiencing throughout the second half of quarantine, Dream State marks his second EP and is an auditory journey unlike any other, effortlessly jumping from funky indie-pop numbers to experimental and bass-driven gems. Tracks like “Matter Of Time” and “Hey Luma” take you to a sunny afternoon party, while “Free Dive” and “Paper & Glue” are definitely made for the dancefloor. As Vandelux explains:
“This is my second EP, most of which was produced during the second half of quarantine. I’ve always been a light sleeper but in the heart of the pandemic I began reaching a deep state of sleep that I had never experienced before. I began having dreams – long, vivid, reality-altering dreams… and as life became more mundane, my dreams really came alive. I began looking forward to falling asleep again. Some of these dreams brought me back to my past – past travels, past relationships, high school, or some insignificant embarrassing moment from childhood. Some brought me to an alternate, euphoric reality that made complete sense to me in this dream state but were impossible to make sense of when I woke up. Other dreams were exhausting and terrifying. And then there were times that I’d dream about the day that just occurred, but with 1 or 2 subtle differences. Those are the ones that really mess you up! This EP – Dream State – was my best attempt to translate this altered reality – or at least my recollection of it – into something more tangible.”