Long Island producer Teddy Ouwerkerk, aka Cream Dream, has an extensive collection of records and mixtapes, all bound by a love of Studio 54 and the ensuing disco house scenes that sprouted as the dust settled on a cocaine-sneeze. Knowing where to start is a pesky task, but Crash Symbols sifted through the pile, collected the choice cuts, and pressed them to cassette. If you live in Venice Beach or Miami and still own a drop top TVR 350i with a tape deck, this is your shit.
Ouwerkerk's body of work, 1 full length, 3 Eps, and a mixtape, is committed to a unified sound. One could mistake Collected for a cohesive album, even just from looking at the tracklisting which is all pina coladas, palm trees, and disco balls. On “N.Y. Woman”, Ouwerkerk resurrects the disco dream of engaging a fine lady on the dancefloor, showing her that move you got from Saturday Night Fever, and eventually making out in the coat room.
Stream Cream Dream's Collected at Crash Symbols. The tape is available for $5.