Using laptops and an assortment of software, DREAMDAZE produces music on the experimental edge of electronica.
DREAMDAZE began in 2000 as the solo project of DJ Dazed, a former member of the seminal Iowa-based post punk bands, Mangled Kitten and Dr. Sweet. Besides performing his own trademark video and electronic music act, DJ Dazed also performs with Chicago’s crowd-pleasing Velva.
DREAMDAZE has produced 6 solo CDs: This Is How Flat The World Is (2003), The Truth In Everything Rejected (2004), Titles Unconnected With Their Functional Use (2005), The Harvest Of Exact Calculations (2007), Electric Music For Electric Minds (2008) and Lolliop Planet (2009) - and has over 35 songs published by Raw42, a UK-based music publisher.
DREAMDAZE is featured on several compilations, including Raw42's Global Chilled Volume 1 (2004) and Machinations v4.2: IDM & Ambient Techno (2004) and has had music featured on a Filament Recordings release, a Subvariant release, the Canadian television show Zed, and National Public Radio's All Songs Considered.
DREAMDAZE continues to receive airplay on radio stations around the globe, including the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Japan, Germany, Holland and the United Kingdom - among others.
The video mixing of DREAMDAZE is influenced by Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray and the Dada movmement in general.
Songs by DREAMDAZE sound like Aphex Twin, Luke Vibert, mu-Ziq, Boards of Canada, Plaid, DJ Spooky and DJ Shadow.
A live DREAMDAZE show is a multi-sensory theatrical experience guaranteed to open the skull of an audience.
DREAMDAZE employs smoke machines, lasers, dramatic lighting and live video mixing, along with his signature experimental electronica, to alter the audience's reality.
With his face masked in white paint, DJ Dazed leads the procession in the striking garb of The High Priest of Electronica, standing 8' tall in a chin-to-floor white robe.
A DREAMDAZE performance is not soon forgotten.