About Dream Collective
Dream Collective is a lyrics-heavy philosophy hip-hop act (phil-hop) based out of Chattanooga, TN. The music is designed to take the listener on a journey through a broad range of emotions and thought processes; ultimately aimed to encourage, challenge views, and provoke discussion.
Dream Collective's dynamic has evolved heavily since it's fruition in 2015. It began as a seven-piece psychedelic rock/rap hybrid band, but has culminated into it's current three-member act that primarily has a hip-hop/r&b vibe, but borrows from many genres and tempos for a truly eclectic, original auditory experience. Earth is on drums, Faeble sings and works a live DJ station, and Ares writes, raps, and sings. Ares and Faeble have been married since 2010 and started performing together in 2018, while Earth and Ares have performed together since 2015. To learn more about the members, see individual bios below.
Dream Collective released their first experimental EP in 2017, L.U.S.T. (Lonely University Syndrome Theory) as a seven-piece band. With the help of videographer Ross Bartels, in 2018 they created three music videos for their debut full-length album, We As Animals. The album, which was also the first album recorded as their new three-piece act, was released in February of 2019. We As Animals was recorded at Squeaky Door Studios by Jason Craig, and includes musical contributions from several DJs including Mr. Black, B Spaz, Kang BoomBap, and Swayvo. The album's sequel, We As Machines, is aimed to release in 2020. We As Machines will be the second part of the musical trilogy epic, Forever Under Chaos' Karma.
"All of the songs seem to have the intention to open minds, and inspire the listeners to question some real life issues that are often overlooked."
Earth Stevin Reed was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN. He was first introduced to music in middle school as percussionist for the Lookout Valley Middle/Highschool band. After his high school career came to an end, he took a year long break from music to attend the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he ultimately decided college was not the route for him. Upon returning home and re-adjusting to normal life, Earth met Ares Davis, who would later invite him to Dream Collective's first band practice. Earth has since been the lone drummer in the band, and as the band has adapted, he has also taken up small backup vocal parts to accompany his main percussion role.
Faeble Davis was born and raised in Nashville, TN. She was homeschooled from kindergarten until she graduated highschool in 2008. She then spent a year at Bryan College, where she met her future husband, Ares. She has always taken an interest in the visual arts and designed some of the art work for Dream Collective, but also always had an in-the-closet passion for singing. It wasn't until 2018 that she decided to put her voice to use. Since her husband, Ares Davis, had been passionately involved with music from the day she met him, it seemed like the obvious choice that she join him in his musical ventures and joined Dream Collective. She quickly became emersed in learning all that she could. From teaching herself how to play bass, to mastering the DJ stand she runs now, her interest in the musical arts began as a love for singing, but rapidly became the DJ/vocal artist she is now.
Ares is a first generation American on his father's side (who is from Egypt), and was born in Long Beach, California, where he entered into the foster care system for the first time. He later got flown to live with his grandparents in Detroit. His mother joined him in Detroit a few years later, and they all moved to Florida, where he was put in foster care for a second time. He eventually moved back to Detroit with his uncle, and then down to Tennessee where he would be placed in foster care for the last time. After nearly 4 years, he was adopted at the age of 15.
Ares started recording music that same year with producer Mike Kolombo, and went on to produce other artists by 17. Hip-hop had always been a means of escape and expression for him, and he was obsessed. During his first term at Bryan College, he met his would-be wife and biggest supporter, Faeble. At 20 years old (2011) Ares released his first self-produced full length album, Welcome Home.
In 2012 Ares was introduced to one of the biggest influences in his music career, Kelvios Blackmon A.K.A Mr. Black. The two worked together for 2 years to release his second full-length album, Brick And A Bullet (2013) (https://song.link/album/us/i/668331138). The album featured beats made by both, and some vocal features from Mr. Black and others.
Shortly after the album's release, Ares started playing guitar and experimenting with different styles. He and his wife spent the next few years bouncing around on a spiritual pilgrimage of sorts, spending 6 months in Nashville, TN, but ultimately landing in Chattanooga TN. In 2015, Ares invited 5 others to start a rock/rap hybrid band, Dream Collective. What the fuck is next?
First Full Album released March 2018, We As Animals! Available everywhere!
3 Music Videos for We As Animals