I started recording Insomnia with an entirely different mindset than i had at the finish of it. In late 2013 me and my team got together and started renting a recording studio in Downtown Meriden. I spent so many sleepless nights in this 200 square foot room making music till I couldn’t anymore. I wanted to express my inability to sleep because I was so dedicated to making this music, this exhausted me and eventually I became deeply depressed and didn’t want to make music anymore, I was lonely, I wasn’t being very social at all. I’ve been dealing with depression since a very early age and I like to tell myself that I’ve beaten it but everyday is another struggle and it always lingers in me but during the insomnia sessions it was different. I lost a friend very close to my family and I was broke, I thought I was defeated all I had to my name was a collection of songs. Something told me just to trust those songs and keep pursuing my dreams. I started doing shows to build my confidence and eventually I hit a point when I realized that everything in your life is dependent on you and your mindset. I decided to name the songs after different sleep related terms to describe the mindset I have in each song. My goal with music is to make me feel free not trapped, so i set my mind free and “Insomnia” is the result. I want to show people that you make the rules, you’re in control and depression can be beaten, I do this for the kids that lye awake at night overthinking, constantly beating themselves up mentally. I just want the world to realize that we are free, we are just floating in space with all the Universes energy running through us. This is Insomnia, this is what helps me sleep at night, this is me. A big thank you to all my friends, family, and fans that have helped me get to the point I am at now, in my career and in my life it means the world to me.
So to finish it off I ask that you listen to the album all the way through start to finish and that you enjoy yourself while listening to it.
Much love – Dutch the Dreamer
I’m proud to announce today that Insomnia will be released next week on October 23rd, the long awaited release is a collection of songs I put together over the past year all relating to the sleep disorder “Insomnia” it took a while for me to release because I wanted it to be perfect but its finally here. The Mixtape is being hosted by DJ Meechie of Hot 9.37 http://hot937.cbslocal.com/ , http://www.djmeechie.com/ , there will be a release show on October 24th at Lib Magazine in Long Island.
Here is the Official video for Dutch the Dreamer “Hot Box The Whip” filmed and edited by The Silver City Chiefs. This is the first visual off of “Insomnia” and the track is available on itunes as well.
HELLA HYPED FOR THIS ONE MY FIRST HEADLINING SHOW GONNA BE AN AWESOME TIME COME OUT AND SKATE FIND SOME DOPE NEW GEAR AND LISTEN TO SOME AWESOME MUSIC