ABRI AND THE DREAMFLEET
"Pieces" follows on from where "We Fly" last left us: lost somewhere between the sand and the sea.
Featuring four deep slices of electronic soul, all beautifully laced with Abri’s stirring vocals, ‘Pieces’ is out on 27 August through all good music platforms.
We Fly is a soulful and organic mid-tempo LP. The album originally began life as a one-off collab between Mostyn and Adriano, and blossomed into a full-length soundtrack beautifully complemented by Abri’s stunning vocals and heartfelt lyrics. At times dark and moody, We Fly nevertheless reveals happiness and hope around every corner.
The album includes collaborations with legendary Madagascan musician Kilema on Not Young, Only Love and Unborn, whilst Lebanese musician Elie Afif, plays bass on Want You Back and title track, We Fly.
The album is a bold step in a new direction from Desmo Records. Whilst initially mainly exploring South American influenced sounds, Desmo has taken a new leap and jumped into a truly soulful experience.
About Hamdan Al Abri
U.A.E. Singer/Songwriter Abri (Hamdan Al Abri) began vocalizing from a young age. He earned his stripes working with a number of musical outfits, both in Dubai and abroad.
He has performed alongside greats such as Erykah Badu, Sade, Herbie Hancock, Kanye West and Sting along the way.
Abri has continued to regularly perform and record music, for numerous collaborative projects and as a solo artist in his own right.
About Mostyn Rischmueller (Megadon Betamax)
Mostyn is an Australian producer, promoter, DJ and label owner, now settled in the Middle East.
Originally a classically trained violinist, Mostyn has been recording and releasing all manner of funk infused records now for a long time; most recently as dropping boogie and disco flavoured robot guise of Megadon Betamax.
Co-founder of Voyeurhythm Records, with Ben Sun and Tyson Ballard, Mostyn has been fortunate enough to have collaborated with, played alongside and received hugs from many of his heroes within the world of good music.
About Adriano Konialidis
Greek / Uruguayan musician, producer and avid vinyl collector, Adriano makes music that reflects his diverse background and global network of talented collaborators.
A classically trained pianist in Geneva, at 14 Adriano moved to Uruguay and a few years later to England,where, for the next ten years, he played keys in multiple bands, hosted countless music events and began recording and producing.
In 2012, Adriano founded the label Desmo Records to support and connecting musicians from around the world, and in 2017, he founded “Hydra World Music”, a world music festival on the island of Hydra in Greece. Today, Adriano continues to produce and release music from his studio in Dubai, whilst contributing to a number of projects, including Abri and the Dreamfleet.