While building J360 Productions, I’ve heard many great things across the airwaves from experimental to opera and untitled. From concept albums to wonderful EPs that tell stories beyond any that I can attempt to imagine. I don’t think of anything else because the music alone takes me on an adventure that I need. It isn’t often I find someone that can really bring that magic even as I was doing the Song Of The Day/Night feature on this website.
That is, until I heard a unique song called “Not like us” a collaboration between Driver86 and another artist who’s in the spotlight tonight. This particular album is called “Neon Dreams” and it was composed by a respected artist in the synthwave scene. Her name is Oceanside85, and she is a magnificent creator along with being one of the first performers on J360 Jams.
Like the title states, each track on this album is a dream come true from a variety of emotions and vibes. As a whole the album has a little bit of something to appeal to everyone from hope, dreams, and aspirations for the future we want to create. From beginning to end, you can just feel the adventure grow greater from each chord and note that Oceanside brings out. This album doesn’t just touch your heart, it enlightens your soul, and for those of us trying to get through whatever 2020 throws at us, we need it.
Neon Dreams is an album no one should sleep on, and I cannot wait to hear what Oceanside85 does next.
Album Title: Neon Dreams
Artist Name: Oceanside 85
Release Date: July 5, 2020
Purchase links: https://oceanside85.bandcamp.com/album/neon-dreams
Album synopsis (Excerpt from Oceanside85 herself):
All the stars above and every one a dream. All the dreams ever dreamed waiting to be plucked from the sky…
This album is dedicated to all the neon warriors who have supported me and shown me so much love. I love you right back! <3
My dream is for everyone everywhere to never stop dreaming of a better future. To dream so hard it glows in your soul. Neon Dreams.
This album was a true journey for me and I have many to thank.
Thank you so much to all the artists who supported me in making this album. I admire you so much and it was a real dream to work with each and every one of you.
It was a blast and I’m still pinching myself. I’m a dreamer but I never thought I’d have the chance to work with so many amazing artists. Thank you so so much to Michael Glover, Nicholas Mathew, Sellorket LADreams, Morgan Willis, MistaSafwan, Jon Anthony Thomson, Matt Meza, Jon Beckett, Joshua Steffen, Mike C, Nico Bernard, Darren Jones, Cody Carpenter, Till Wild, Jorge Reyes, Ste Ingham, Rudi Koller, Brian Hazard, Pj Datari, and Battlejuice.
Love and special thanks also to this sweet and badass rad pack of talent and support:
Shane Lange Factotum Photography
Dana Jean Pheonix
Ashley /Forged With Neon
Kaarin Zoe Lee
released July 5, 2020
All songs produced by featured artist except #4 produced by Nicholas Mathews and Till Wild.
All lyrics and vox written by Oceanside85
All tracks mixed by Till Wild except 9 12 15 18 Mixed by feat artist.
Album mastered by Till Wild
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