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Dream Safari gets reflective on their new single “Ruby Red”

Dream Safari | Photo by John Vettese

Dream Safari is back with a new single titled “Ruby Red.” We last heard from the project of Philly party promoter and DJ Chris Coulton back in 2016 with his EP Cobalt that incorporated jazz-infused elements, including the saxophone.

By comparison, “Ruby Red” is a personal song for Coulton. He described the overall theme as “Looking back while having so many years ahead of you.”  Coulton also told us that the title comes from the blinking red lights on radio towers that he would see on his way home, and the towers were a “comforting backdrop for both looking back and thinking forward.” Continue reading →

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PREMIERE: Dream Safari emerges from the night with the jazzy new Cobalt EP

Dream Safari | photo courtesy of the artist
Dream Safari | photo courtesy of the artist

Philly’s own Dream Safari is back with a new bundle of tunes, the electro-pop outfit’s first since their inaugural Night Howl from 2013. But this time around, Dream Safari mastermind Chris Coulton has moved away from what he describes as the “jungle-y” sounds of the past. On the new three track EP Cobalt, Coulton has produced an assortment of jazz-infused sounds with the smoothest of saxophones.

Coulton says the name Cobalt is meant to induce the feelings of nightlife. Continue reading →

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Listen to Dream Safari’s glittering new track “Panama”

Photo via Dream Safari Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/dreamsafarimusic)
Dream Safari | photo via www.facebook.com/dreamsafarimusic

Dream Safari, the electronic pop project of localite Chris Coulton, has just released an upbeat new track called “Panama” and the song is an absolute blast. Filled with bouncing xylophone-esque lines and light, glittering synths, all dancing over Coulton’s smooth, dreamy vocals, the song will keep your head bobbing throughout its entirety. Put on your dancing shoes and give a listen to the new track below.

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Photos: Snowmine, Norwegian Arms and Dream Safari at Johnny Brenda’s

Snowmine | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com
Snowmine | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com

Shaking Through alums Snowmine from Brooklyn co-headlined Johnny Brenda’s on Friday night with Philly’s Norwegian Arms in tow, making their first local appearance since they were on Pattern Is Movement’s record release show in October. Also on the lineup was local psych / electro outfit Dream Safari. Check out photos of the show in the gallery below.

(Hear More – Listen to Snowmine’s new single “Columbus,” get a free download of “Rome”)
(See More – A locals-only show with Pattern Is Movement, The Spinto Band, Norwegian Arms and more)

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Birdie Busch at Boot and Saddle, Tony Trischka at Sellersville Theater, and Dream Safari at Kung Fu Necktie

Birdie Busch and The Greatest Night | Photo by Rachel Barrish | raddrhapsodies.com
Birdie Busch and The Greatest Night | Photo by Rachel Barrish | raddrhapsodies.com

Philly folk goddess Birdie Busch will play at Boot and Saddle tonight. Busch released her latest album Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night earlier this year, further illustrating her unique songwriting and dreamy vocals. Watch her new video for “Far From the Tree” below and get tickets here.

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Dream Safari enlists a crew of local DJs and artists to remix Night Howl

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Philadelphia dance-pop artist Dream Safari (the stage name of Chris Coulton) has employed the talents of local Philly artists for a remix album of the recently-released Night Howl. The collection features ten uniquely reworked tracks of the previously mentioned five song EP, all done by some of the most prolific Philly DJs out there right now – Blue Satellite, Pink Skull, Tropes, and TygerStrype to name a few – and its colorful cover art was designed by Andy States of Cruiser. Night Howl: the Remixes  is set to drop December 17th. Download Blue Satellite’s remix of “Emerald” below.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: World / Inferno Friendship Society at The Trocadero, Nothing at Union Transfer, Laura Gibson at Johnny Brenda’s

The World/Inferno Friendship Society | photo via www.blowthescene.com
The World/Inferno Friendship Society | photo via www.blowthescene.com

Punks meets cabaret tonight at The Trocadero as The World / Inferno Friendship Society takes the stage. The band’s sound is just as huge as its roster, having anywhere from 7 to 13 members playing horns, piano, bass, guitar, drums and more. Their songs are theatrical in nature and it’ll be a treat to see how the band brings them to life in person. For tickets and more info check out the XPN Concert Calendar and listen to the 2014 track “Dolce Far Niente” below. Continue reading →