Artwork by Shawn Riddle
19 year old spitter Young Wildn Out Weez drops off his 2nd official mixtape “The Preview” with features from Weez CGR homies Young Deez & PG.
It’s almost here! Dre Harmony’s debut “The Commencement”. Drops this Monday, May 13th. ThisIsRnB.com will be presenting it on there website. Much Love to Jamie Wexler and the the rest of the staff over there. You can stream the 3 of 6 songs that will be on the EP below. Also, when you pre-order you get those 3 tracks and you’ll be the first to have EP!
Thanks for all the support thus far! Continue following Dre Harmony!
Here’s Jay-Rel‘s debut mixtape Highly Underrated that we dropped last year, January 29th 2012 to be exact. It was also our first release as a label. Jay-Rel dropped “Highly Underrated” when he was 19 yrs old. It displayed his unique flows, swagger, and some of his playeristic ways with the ladies. It really didn’t have a theme or concept but to show off his skills and let you know that you might want to pay attention to him and his music more. It featured label-mates Gee Watts, Dre Harmony, and Jordan Taylor. Also had features from NNN’s Wayne Wayne and Jay-Rel’s close homie Peez who also was given the honor to spit on the bonus track. The only original tracks on here were by Mike Hurst on the “Outro” and Taylor Gang’s Cardo on “Somethin’ Like A Love Song“.
Fan Favorites: “Oh No” “Don’t Touch My Shit” “Feelin’ It” Ft. Gee Watts “Party” “Break It Down” and “Outro”
Here’s Jay-Rel’s 2nd mixtape Figure 8 which definitely should his growth and maturity as an artist and emcee. The concept of Figure 8 is something you could live by and put it into you’re everyday life. Jay-Rel says “The Figure 8 line is infinite; it never stops; just like your grind, it should never stop like the Figure 8″. This project was more of a serious project, speaking on the grind, hustle, problems, and dreams. You can hear the determination and feel the passion in every word. Jay-Rel took a different approach with this mixtape with only having 3 mixtape beats and 8 originals. Features from label-mates Gee Watts, Jordan Taylor, and Bay Hamp. Peez makes another appearance and some vocals from Nave’ make it on it. Jay-Rel also introduces the world to BTW (Mykell Vaughn, Bay Hamp, and Jay-Rel) with the bonus track. Production is handled by Mike Hurst, Kid Prince, and Chase N Dough.
Fan Favorites: “Wolf Amongst Sheep” “L.U.V.” “The Dreams Is Back” “You Know” Feat. Nave’ and Bay Hamp and “The Pace” Feat. Mykell Vaughn.
New mixtape from Jay-Rel dropping this Summer 2013
Interviewed by: Nathan Graham
Gee Watts talks about his favorite rappers, Watts Up the mixtape, Kendrick Lamar, and Kansas City.
Gee Watts will be releasing his highly anticipated Watts Up Mixtape this Sunday, April 7th. Via Datpiff.
Artwork by: Kendu
Here’s the last track that Gee Watts will be releasing from his Watts Up. Produced by the homie Mike Hurst. In Premature Hate Gee Watts describes how growing up peers and elders would instill this hatred among our people. The way he narrates it is dope.
Photo&Artwork by: Mickel Garrett
Dre Harmony rereleases “Lay” as a single for his upcoming project “The Commencement”
Video & Photos by: Kendu for 1990never
Gee Watts in the studio recording for his upcoming mixtape #WattsUp before his trip to Austin, TX for his shows at SXSW.
Photo & Design by: Mickel Garrett
Here’s Dre Harmony’s first single from his upcoming EP “The Commencement”.
Photo & Design by: Mickel Garrett
Dre Harmony’s first single from The Commencement EP, “Slow Grind” produced by Boy GeneYus, drops tomorrow.
Designed by: @WalkinArtShow
JAY-REL‘s 2nd official mixtape “Figure 8″ will be available to download at 8pm central on Datpiff. On this project JAY-REL will define the meaning of Figure 8 and how it can be apart of your daily lifestyle.
“Started off walkin, now a nigga sk8n.
Got a taste of the grind, now I’m Figure 8‘n,
Naw it don’t stop, cuz it ain’t no waiting,
Naw it don’t stop, no procrastination”
~ JAY-REL “Figure 8″
Appreciate YOU for taking your time out of your day to check out this post. This is the first time we do a recap on a whole year of music, in hopes that this will be a yearly tradition. We started Distant Dreams Music, LLC November 2011 and prepared for 2012 with our releases and videos. I will be covering all projects, videos, interviews, and shows that Gee Watts, Jay-Rel, Dre Harmony, B’A, and Jordan Taylor have released to the public. For those that have been following us from day one you will enjoy this. For those first time listeners and those that caught on mid-year, you will catch up on music that you might have missed out on and hopefully you will like what you hear and latch on to other Distant Dreams artist. Us here at Distant Dreams Music work hard to inspire as well as achieve, in hopes that you grow the courage to do the same. Enjoy!
1. January 20th – Jay-Rel “Highly Underrated” Trailer
With our first official release as a Record label approaching we put out a trailer to Jay-Rel’s debut mixtape “Highly Underrated”.
Our first release as a record label, Jay-Rel “Highly Underrated”. He came up with the title after he recorded his verse for Gee Watts track “YNS” featuring NNN’s Jdot, which they also did a video for that you’ll see later in the post. The mixtape was played heavy in the metro of KC and got him a dope mixtape review here: http://catchingtheflow.tumblr.com/post/20152171449/flow-sounds-jay-rel-highly-underrated-review . Highly Underrated shows various sides of Jay-Rel as a artist. He spits and shows off his flow on every song and showcases his singing on “Something Like a Love Song” “My Love Song’s Interlude” and “Break It Down” and does Kansas City’s tradition fonk music on “Oh No”. On the Outro he links up with producer Mike Hurst for a crazy display of punchlines. They have tracks in the chamber ready to release for 2013.
3. Febuary 19th – Dre Harmony & Zae Lyricz – Love Jones Collab EP
Dre Harmony & Zae Lyricz – Love Jones EP
After our first release, we followed up the next month with Dre Harmony’s collab EP with fellow singer Zae Lyrics. Febuary being the month of Love, the R&B/soul EP did well for Valentines Day.
“Lay” and “Word Called Love” both produced by Boy GeneYus are fan favorites. “Lay” has also been featured on Hot 103.3′s Underground Heat radio segment. A lot of fans called this a teaser because it didn’t have a lot of songs by Dre Harmony but we plan on releasing his debut mixtape with a lot of new music in 2013.
4. March 7th – Gee Watts – YNS Ft. Jdot, Jay-Rel (Official Video)
Here’s the first official music video we released in 2012. The Young N*gga Shit Anthem with label-mates Gee Watts and Jay-Rel, and NNN’s Jdot.
5. March 15th – Gee Watts Road to SxSW
In the middle of March Gee Watts went out to Austin, TX to perform at SXSW and peformed alongside many established up-comers. Where he performed some released and unreleased tracks. The trip was a humbling and great experience.
Gee Watts also got in a interview with FlyTimeDaily.com where he discussed his upcoming project “W.W.G.D?” which will be coming out in 2013 and also talked about working with Kendrick Lamar.
6. April 4th – B’A releases debut mixtape “BayMuzik V. 1″B’A – BayMuzik V 1 (Mixtape)
In late March we added B’A to our roster and immediately put out his debut mixtape with songs prior to his commitment to Distant Dreams. His potential and subject matter was well shown on the mixtape, especially on songs such as “Rise N Grind” “In My Zone” “Faded too Long” and “Now or Never”. He plans to show more of BayMuzik in his BayMuzikV2 dropping in 2013.
7. April 15th – Jordan Taylor releases “Commitment & Hustle”Jordan Taylor – Commitment & Hustle (Mixtape)
With our 3rd release, we put out Jordan Taylor’s “Commitment & Hustle” where he displays his vibe of chill music that you can ride around to especially on “Commitment & Hustle” “Looking” “Black Tint” and “SelfMade” Ft. Rickey Stacks. You can really vibe to this whole project from start to end, while getting a feel for Jordan Taylor’s flow. He will carry on that vibe on his 2nd project dropping in 2013.
8. July 18th – Gee Watts – Let’s Chill (Music Video)
Summer hits and Gee Watts puts out his first single “Let’s Chill” produced by Boy GeneYus which also premiered on Hot 103.3′s Underground Heat Radio segment.
That new joint from GEE WATTS will premier on @UGH_KC this weekend—
Radio Killa (@BrianBShynin) July 25, 2012
9. August 8th – Gee Watts releases self-titled mixtape: Gee Watts
Distant Dreams Music, LLC Presents: Gee WattsWith our last solo released album we put out Gee Watts mixtape for sale online. This project gained a lot of new fans for Gee Watts especially with the songs “Trust Nobody” ft. Dre Harmony “Stoned Love” and single “Let’s Chill”. Changing his approach on this mixtape where he displayed his hook writing and song structure. Gee is growing as artist and this mixtape settles as a sound-bite/interlude to his “W.W.G.D?” dropping in 2013.
10. November 26th – We released our Label’s Compilation “Unity is Key”Distant Dreams Music, LLC Presents: Unity is Key (Compilation/Mixtape)
With the end of the year coming and our 1 year anniversary present we dropped our compiltion/mixtape “Unity is Key” which is a compilation we plan to drop annually. With tracks from prior solo mixtapes and some new songs like “2nd Hand” and “Million Dollar Dreams” the mixtape made a huge impact being our most downloaded mixtape we’ve released.
It’s been a great year for Distant Dreams and it will only get better in 2013. Once again, thanks for your love and support, we all appreciate it and it definitely helps each artist work on their craft much harder. If you are trying to get into the music business and like what we have going on and would like to help, send your name and tell me your familiarity with using social networks and online resources that relate to music, or simply what you are interested in contributing with Distant Dreams Music to DistantDreamsBus@gmail.com . It’s @JesCForYourself, be ready for the new music coming 2013. #DistantDreams
Come out and watch Gee Watts perform along with other artists.
We will also have copies of his latest mixtape that you can purchase here too:
In celebration for “Unity is Key” being on the Datpiff Top 8. Here’s a remixed track from Jay-Rel’s “Highly Underrated” mixtape.