Getting To Know... Dreemy Alpha

After spending the last few months turning out a string of much-loved outings since his highly-praised 2021 LP 'ReLOADN', fast-rising artist Dreemy Alpha is back on the grind once again with his vibrant new offering 'Ooh'.

Capturing another heady dose of glittering production and soaring aesthetics throughout, 'Ooh' makes for an incredibly fun and upbeat return to form. With his progressive flow riding across a bouncing beat and bassline from start to finish, he is continuing his rise as one of the more captivating names doing the rounds right now.

So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with him to find out more about his origins and what has inspired him most over the years.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

Since I was a kid, I’ve always loved the sound of brass. There’s just something so royal about hearing horns in music. It takes on its own soul. Ironically, I have no idea how to play any brass instruments. I do, however, know how to play snare drum from when I used to play in the marching band in high school.

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

I was exposed to a lot of different genres of music at a young age. My mother, a woman who was born in London, typically used to play country music a lot while I was in the backseat juxtaposed to that, my stepmother, and my father would always play hip-hop, and R&B, they actually used to take us to a lot of the festivals in Philly before it was called the roots festival, and we would see people like Will Smith and Jill Scott perform. I was too young to appreciate it then, but I would be a fool to say it didn’t leave an impression on me now.

What was the first album you remember owning?

The first album I remember owning was a TI King album. The first album I ever bought was Jamie Foxx’s Unpredictable. It was either that or Young Jeezy's thug motivation 101.

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

I have a Lotta songs I wish I had written, but honestly, I wish I would’ve written anything that was on Usher's Confessions album. The album is just sonically perfect. superstar, if I had to be specific.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

No, I don’t think so. I think the beach or specific instruments pretty much dictate how I write my music.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

I typically listen to old-school music, and when I say old-school music, I mean anything before the year 2006. Usher, Lauryn Hill, Anita Baker, Bob Marley, mostly artists with a calm vibe and relaxing, nostalgic music. However, when I’m working out, I typically listen to music that dropped after 2010. Drake, Fat Trel, Juicy J, blue dream and lean mixtape, Wiz, Khalifa, that heir of Rick Ross. That type of music just kisses my blood pumping.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

If I can open up for anyone in the world? It would definitely be with someone who has an inviting audience. maybe Kendrick, Lamar, or J. Cole. somebody who I see myself doing music with as well.

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

The most rewarding part about being a musician is when someone recognizes me for music and gives me my flowers. There’s been a few times where I’ve seen someone get really excited because I was in their presence. That's always a dope feeling, being around someone who values who you are, and what you’ve done, at least in that way. And, of course, whenever I get paid for my music, there are a lot of times when I’m not sure if I’m even doing the right thing, and it seems like in those moments I always get paid right after, ha!

And what is the most frustrating part?

The most frustrating part is something I feel like everyone experiences. I feel like we as humans will always feel like we’re not as far as long as we want it to be. We always think by a certain age we’re going to get all the accolades we thought we would get when you were a kid and you saw yourself as what we would grow up to be. As you can see, life can be very humbling, so I’ve actually grown to love the frustrating part. I have an amazing support system, so I just keep my head down and keep working.

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

Simple, don’t quit.


Dreemy Alpha's new single 'Ooh' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.