For the last 3 years, Dreaming Vinyl have been operating as an audio-visual-focused music discovery platform. They reimagine some of their favorite records in the form of animated vinyl stickers, alongside commissions from renowned labels such as XL Recordings, Blue Note, Rhythm Section, Anz, and EGLO Records.
This year marks the relaunch of Dreaming Vinyl, now operating as both a motion design studio and a label – DV Records. They’re kicking it all off by celebrating 9 exciting electronic dance tracks for their V/A charity release. The tracks are paired with 9 visualisers, designed and animated by the Dreaming Vinyl co-founders, who have a deep interest in the visual interpretation of music. The charity compilation features talent from the likes of Elphin, LUXE, Impey, Herman, DJ ojo, Sister Zo, GoodMostlyBad, Ikävä Pii, and Tim Reaper.
The debut compilation explores a CD release raising money for MAP Charity. MAP Charity is an alternative education provider working with young people in Leeds who are unable to access the mainstream school system. Young people access empowering music and arts qualifications and opportunities to professional pathways at their home, Hope Foundry is also home to MAP Charity’s in-house fundraising event Cosmic Slop – where resident and guest DJs play records through a unique custom-built soundsystem and 100% of the funds raised goes towards supporting the education programme.