A few summers past Lee Burridge began to weave a unnamed sound together from disparate genres of electronic music. Inspired by these wonderful musical compositions All day I dream was born. A musical story told through a style of playing, long forgotten by many. Never heard by most. All day I dream encouraged the Dreamer to join a new, and, very musical concept.
This new sound no longer relied on relentless energy but, instead, on a feeling. It offered delicate melodies and a charm that warmed each and every gentle heart and smiling face under Brooklyn’s blue skies. Sultry and seductive basslines made you tingle and wouldn’t allow you stop dancing until the sun had long since set and the last track had drifted away.
Each party the dreamers grew in numbers. Connecting the experienced and the musically open minded. Creative energy to artistic believer. Even the inexperienced ear was seduced time and time again by the music and the feeling.
Burning Man, and Lee’s lauded sets there, have had an obvious influence. His encouragement to “join in and add to everyone else’s experience” resonates deeply at each party. Friends and strangers add trinkets and flowers to the booth adding to the parties already beautiful aesthetic . Some share gifts and tokens of love and thoughtfulness with each other. The party itself has a very personal feeling for everyone.
Lee says “The question I’m asked repeatedly though is…what are we listening to”? “What is this sound”? Allowing his mind to wander away one sunny afternoon Lee daydreamed a name for his muse. Melodica.
The name has a certain feminine beauty to it, doesn’t it? Melancholic and etherial in feeling, Melodica not only parallels the musical journey of each party but also Lee’s own productions with Matthew Dekay and his All day I dream label. It also reminds me of all the pretty girls I’ve seen at each event, dreaming their day away. Eyes closed. Smiles beaming across their faces.
So there you have it. A new sound defined by a dreamer.
Love from the clouds
Los Angeles Summer season opening party – June 16th