The Blankstairs label has announced its newest release, Dream City’s Forward, a collaboration between S. Deelay and C. Perez.

The project marks a focused exchange for the pair, mixing the deep atmospherics of Perez’s Metropol project with the eclecticism of Deelay’s Insane Deelay handle.

Having first met several years prior in Portland, the pair have collaborated on and off for several years, including a 2014 release on Pastel Voids. Since then, the pair have followed their respective paths on opposite sides of the Atlantic, while maintaining a dialogue between their evolving styles and musical vocabularies, one that sees a natural point of convergence on Forward.

The record features four tracks from the project, alongside a deconstructed rework of “Hopeful Visions” by Max McFerren, and an added, digital-only bonus featuring Perez’s Metropol take on “Down 2.” Forward can be pre-ordered via the Blankstairs Bandcamp.

Ahead of the January 10 release, the Max McFerren remix is downloadable via the WeTransfer button below.


A1. Down 2
A2. Palms
A3. Hopeful Visions
B1. Forward
B2. Hopeful Visions (Max McFerren Remix)
Digital Only: Down 2 (Metropol Version)

Hopeful Visions (Max McFerren Remix)