Lucid the Dreamwaker
Lucid the Dreamwaker
Lucid The Dreamwaker is a Black Artist, Producer, and DJ originating from Indianapolis, Indiana. This talented artist is quickly making waves in the scene with his unparalleled sound and style. Lucid The Dreamwaker pushes the envelope with his sound by bridging various elements from EDM, Rap, and Pop to make a well-rounded, dynamic style. Inspired by his desire for escapism, Lucid The Dreamwaker seeks to create music that will connect people around the world and make them feel good. Lucid The Dreamwaker is fueled by his passion for music and his willingness to make an impact in his own way. With every release, the Indiana-bred artist will have listeners engulfed in the world he creates with his genre-bending productions and versatile sound. This is an Artist to keep an eye on and ear out for as he is set to take the scene by storm.
What is the inspiration behind your music?
“Some of my inspirations include Kid Cudi, Sylvan Esso, Kanye West”
Tell us about your studio setup. What kinds of instruments do you use?
Korg Volca Bass
APC Key 25
Have there been any challenges you have faced in the music industry?
“The original production of ‘Journey To The Brightside’ was lost on a missing laptop. I currently have nowhere to record so I record in the backseat of my car.”
What are your future goals?
“I would live to perform at a music festival and one day get an interview from Nardwaur.”
What kinds of upcoming projects are you working on?
“My debut album ‘Journey To The Brightside’ releases August 30th, 2023. There will also be an instrumental EP Released ahead of the project.”
What are your thoughts on the current state of mainstream Hip Hop and its influence on the independent Hip Hop scene?
“I would best describe the state of current mainstream Hip Hop and its effect on underground Artists as an era of ‘growing pains’. The current state of Hip Hop has opened up its gates to include sounds, personas, and production that previously wouldn’t have most likely been widely accepted by Hip Hop audiences. Its the duality of having lots of diverse Artists but a lot of independent Artist who mimic those Artists, thus driving back down to creative originality of the genre as a whole. I feel this era of Hip Hop is needed and will be looked back at for decades to come but I like to think it’s going to eventually lead to a lot of timeless music once the wave pivots and the cream rises to the top again which will all happen in at time where Hip Hop Artists have more control over their art and finances.”
How do you feel the digital age and social media have most impacted the independent Music Artist, both positively and negatively?
“I would say the biggest clear positive attribute of the digital age of social media is the access to the potential of engaging millions of listeners from the palm of your hand. The age of passing out CDs to a few hundred people in your local town is over…now we can create a fan located all the way across the globe. The most negative aspect of social media to me is music becoming less about the actual product or sound and being more directed towards being great for content and viewers rather than listeners. This is a huge disadvantage to great Artists who don’t also have tons of other things going on, now you have to be more than just an Artist, now you have to be an idol style entertainer.”
How do you navigate the fine line between paying respect to your inspirations, staying true to a genre, and yet pushing the boundaries of your work to create something fresh and innovative?
“I believe this is a very fine line that all Artists have to draw for themselves amongst their own creativity. I think the best advice I could give is to not to think of these topics as guidelines or boundaries but as artistic suggestion. The truest way to push the boundaries of a genre or sound is to find what you best like and to bring who you are as a person into it because there is only one of you in the world. Emphasize what makes you who you are in your sound, and eventually over time it will grow to take on a life of its own.”
A Message from the Artist
“My fans can support me by following me on their music players and pre-saving the album release when it’s made available. Also donations towards visuals such as music videos would help immensely. You can Cashapp @$DreamwakersMS”
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