Dream Machines are based around the songwriting duo of Harry May Kline (vocals, guitar) and Luke Burba (synthesizers, bass, vocals). Inspired in part by their love of dance and soul music from the seventies and eighties, their sound focuses on powerful grooves and multi-layered instrumentation driven by May Kline's unique vocal prowess. Along with the rest of Dream Machines — Travis Bunn (drums), Matt Brown (saxophone) and Molly WK (vocals, percussion) — they deliver hooks and melodies descendant from the blue-eyed soul of Hall and Oates, glittering synths worthy of Brian Eno, sax solos that yearn for a yacht rock revival, and scorching guitar-vocal interplay that knocks on the door of Prince's Revolution. Dream Machines boast a sound that harkens back to the rose-colored past while keeping one foot securely in the present.
"Feel It," the title track from the dance-soul outfit's new 7-inch, is a loaded celebration of uncertainty, reminding through the tried and true medium of saucy dance jams that it's still up to us to make the best of all the dreck.
Andrea Domanick, NOISEY
Dream Machines’ music speaks for itself, but if you really need a comparison to entice you, it sounds like a collaboration between Michael Jackson, Prince and Daft Punk, infusing just the right amount of classic soul and pop mixed in with the electric sounds of the modern era.
Jessica Klinner, SUBSTREAM MAGAZINE
Dream Machines were a total blast, with their exuberant blend of infectious grooves, dance floors, electronic rage, saxophone solos combined with Harry May Kline’s crazy falsetto prowess. They were like Prince and the Revolution meet LCD Soundsystem, yes, they were this good. There was so much soul, hooks and dance beats during their set that everyone was dancing their heart out. What a party they put on!
Alyson Camus, ROCK NYC
Disco dynamos that will make you footloose and fancy-free
Kevin Bronson, BUZZBANDS LA
Look at those precious, young hearts and you'll feel them.
Rodrigo Jansons, CLOUDBERRY MORNINGS