Dream’ED is an independant french author compositor of dream, dance, pop, ambiant, romantic and orchestral music with 15 years experience. You can listen and buy Dream’Ed albums for your videos, publicity, trailer, project or just for your own pleasure.
It all started with a love for dream music …
Dream’Ed debuted in 1996, at the height of Dream music. Notable composer of this genre are Robert Miles and Jean-Michel Jarre.
Dream music allies innovation with authenticity by mixing instruments (the piano in particular) with electronic rythms and sounds based on captivating melodies.
Dream’Ed is the fusion of two words : « dream » and my initials « Ed ». Their association gives the word « dreamed » which is perfect to describe dream music
And then I put myself to work
At age sixteen, I started to improvise on my old Roland E-16… It brings back memories !
Already passionate about technology, I naturally went and explored the world of computer music.
I started with a Sound Blaster AWE 32 sound card equipped with whopping 1Mo memory sticks dedicated to audio processing.
Then came music softwares like « Cakewalk 1.3 » which was small enough to come in 3.5 inch floppy disk (amazingly !). Now it’s been replaced by softwares like Logic or the plugin Spectrasonics.
On the hardware side, I worked with a Yamaha (RM1X), Roland (XV, Integra7, Vsynth), E-mu… With a particular preference for the Roland V-Synth which doesn’t leave my side even to this day !
Independant composer = freedom ?
It was a personal choice to work independantly : the freedom of creativity is liberating.
An independant musician doesn’t work with time constraints. I can compose, refine, get inspired and start all over again.
Music composition needs inspiration, freedom of movement and time !
It can be tough as an independant artist to face the numerous techniques and interested third parties. Being independant can sometimes feel lonely. I was… but with time and experience, I can give you one advice : don’t mind it. Compose. Do your thing. Do what your love and don’t worry about anything else.
Surround yourself with people you trust, create partnerships, always learn, and go forward, step by step…
Dream’Ed style : a mix of trippy, rythmic music and a touch of emotion
My music is based on one main component : melody.
Each song tells its own story with an introduction, a power up, a chorus and rythmic moments.
I’m not talking about repetitive music, that’s the commercial way, not mine.
The names of the songs aim to remind you of a life moment where you felt sad, lonely, in love, full of hope or comforted. Each moment reflects my own experience and I hope will help you remember yours too.
That’s my goal : I try to push emotion inside my music so that the listener can experience it at his turn and feel great about it.
Let’s present Dream’Ed to the world…
In 1998 I started to distribute my music on plateforms like MP3.COM (independant music website). « Dream’Ed Of You » is probably the most notorious of them.
It worked more than I thought and helped me make my music known outside of France, internationaly and in particular in the United States.
In 1999 I entered a competition at F.A.U.S.T (Forum des Arts de l’Univers
Scientifique et Technologique) at the Parc des Expositions in Toulouse, France.
It was a big competition touching different arts (graphics, music, 3D, etc.).
I won in the category « Best independant composer » !
Later, in 2004 I entered JAMENDO.COM under the pseudonym DreamZ (https://www.jamendo.com/artist/1867/dreamz?language=fr) with remakes of a few of my old work I never published before.
Dream’Ed ? You may have heard it ! …
In 1999 I was contacted by the company ERICSSON, an international telecom manufacturer that became AASTRA MITEL. They wanted to use one of my songs in a telephone unit sold worldwide, the MD Evolution :
My song « Don’t Back Away » was used in the ROM of all those sets and was then heard in banks, some big corporations and insurance companies worldwide, for some 10 years.
I was often surprised to hear my music when I called my own bank… That’s a true story !
2005 First album release : BELIEVE YOUR DREAM
In 2005, I had my first album released, a compilation of my work at the time.
What a rush ! The first release is always the most vivid and proud moment.
At the time I worked with the designer Magel based in Toulouse, France, who did an amazing job with the covers and inside design. I still work with her to this day !
The graphics are on target with Dream’Ed spirit : the force of nature meets the force of music. It’s a central theme of all my albums.
In this album BELIEVE YOUR DREAM, you can find melodic songs like « Don’t Back Away » (already mentionned), « Dream’Ed Of You », or « Love Hymn » …
2006 : signing with a record label !
In 2006, I was proposed a partnership with a record label that would sell my music on iTunes, Fnac, Amazon, Deezer, Spotify and others.
It helped me get noticed on the streaming plateforms and legal download websites.
2009 second album : WALK TO THE DREAM
In 2009, I released my second album WALK TO THE DREAM, a richer and more experienced work perfectly aligned with the first, with orchestral and seducing music like « Symphonia ».
In this album you can find an old Dream’Ed song revisited among the most dynamic : « In Your Dream Memory ».
This album is available on my website, and ships worldwide :Buy the album Listen
2011, third album : HORIZONS
This one presents aerial and orchestral melodies with choirs, to evoke even more emotions.
In that vein, you can listen to « Secret Of Dreams » or the mesmerizing « Loving Dreams » sang in solo, accompanied with piano and violins.
There’s also the more dynamic « Dream’s Infinity » which revisits the old title DreamXperience.
This album is also available on my website, and ships worldwide too :
2016, fourth album : ELEVATION
This album has more surprising tunes and very dynamic and rythmic ones like « Heart Energizer » and « Enlight The Dark ».
« Soul Shining » is a return to more electronic sounds.
This album marks also a new turn, away from the record label and back to independant work.
You can find all four albums on this website, and on legal download plateforms.
One noticable difference if you buy from my website : you’ll have high definition MP3’s and the beautiful CD’s designed by Magel.
2016 a new video clip !!!
With the album ELEVATION was released a video clip of « Fly Over The Sky Limit ».
Produced by the company ADB who did a fantastic job.
This video aims to show that one must follow his dreams before they fly away…
Its hidden message can be found somewhere in the album cover… Can you find it ?
In the coming year lots of new projects : composing music for movies and video games, and maybe a fifth album…