In the spirit of global collaboration, Specials Worldwide’s first release comes courtesy of Vancouver’s own ZDBT & Washington, DC’s own Dreamcast. The collaborative “On Love EP" between the producer and singer/songwriter is a musical anthology of 2019 “love in this club” anthems, featuring the lead single “Take A Chance (On Love)” and B-Side “Time For You”.
The EP is the end result of a multi-day studio session in August of 2018 when Dreamcast was invited out to Vancouver for a live show with locally based imprint Pacific Rhythm. With immediate chemistry abound, the result was “Take A Chance (On Love)”, a beautiful permutation of R&B and Techno that melds the soulful vocals of Dreamcast with the peak time Techno of ZDBT (known for his work with 1800HaightStreet on labels like Lobster Theremin). B-Side “Time For You” is a slowed down, dubbed out one-take vocal with Dreamcast featuring his soaring vocal range over moody Techno chords, resulting in another ode to the pursuit of finding love in the club.
Rounding out the EP is a blissed out, Trance tinged take on “Take A Chance (On Love)” courtesy of Montreal based producer Project Pablo and an even deeper, dubbier version of “Time For You” by DJ Sports, the Danish producer and member of Århus based collective Regelbau.
“In a similar vein to Kelela, Fatima and Wayne Snow, Washington DC singer and producer Dreamcast has an canny knack for traversing club and soul spheres with equal aplomb. While all the above share his velvet voice and shrewd eye for collaborators who have earned their stripes on the dance floor, Davon’s own prowess in the studio, and more recently in the booth, marks him out as a singular talent with serious promise.
Following tracks with Max D and Lord Tusk already under his belt in 2019, his next link us is with Vancouver producer ZDBT, also known for his work with 1800HaightStreet on Lobster Theremin. On Love EP is the result of back to back days in the studio when Dreamcast was invited to British Colombia for a live show Pacific Rhythm and marks the the inaugural release for Specials Worldwide. Unlike most Dreamcast tracks, Davon’s voice plays a more peripheral role on ‘Time For You’, bouncing off ZDBT’s echo-chamber arrangement to vaguely recall Photek’s treatment of Tracey Thorn on ‘Single’.” - Stamp The Wax