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Dream Chief

Indianapolis, IN | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Indianapolis, IN | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Duo Electronic Pop


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"Listen to "Electricity" by Dream Chief"

Indianapolis cousins, Luke and John Tuttle are a great, new electro-dance-pop duo that is starting to ignite the cornfields, clubs, and warehouse parties of the midwest. The cousins aim to spread love and energy to all humans through a dreamy 80’s synth-pop sound that is riddled with catchy guitar leads and layered synthesizers. Dream Chief has recently self-released their EP, Movement – a five-song effort that you can download at CD Baby or iTunes. - My Old Kentucky Blog (MOKB)

"Dream Chief Delivers with New EP Movement"

Summer may be drawing to an end, but don’t put away your dancing shoes just yet. Dream Chief is here to re-energize your dance parties with brand new music off their highly anticipated offering, Movement. For those of you unaware, Dream Chief is the emerging electro-pop cousin duo that found quick fame on a VH1 music competition show as John & Luke. Since then the duo has evolved into Dream Chief and become one of Indy’s most exciting artists on the rise. Movement is a stunning dance driven effort and deserves your attention.

Movement offers up four new shimmering and energetic electro-pop songs along with a remastered version of “Who Knows.” Together the five songs join together to create a intricate and synth-tastic effort while the catchy lyrics dance over each earworm. Each track can firmly stand alone, but together provide a dynamic and collective image of promising artistry of Dream Chief.

The EP begins with a haunting slow-burn called “IDK Why” a song originally written about an unhealthy relationship, but has evolved into achieving immediate gratification despite the consequences. It will only take one listen above before you’re hooked. “Electricity” follows next and offers a lighter and breezy sound that dabbles with themes of dream chasing. The EP slows down with “Pretend” a smooth jam about a struggling relationship. “Math” brings back the energetic dance synths with a upbeat tropical track about love. The EP closes with a familiar offering called “Who Knows,” which ends the project perfectly with heavy synths and a strong dance beat. Each track offers up something different, but still provides Dream Chief’s signature electro-pop sound.

Dream Chief released their EP officially on September 12th at their EP release extravaganza before releasing it on-line everywhere the next day. As a Dream Chief fan, it’s great to finally have tracks in my music library after falling in love with their electro-pop sound after hearing them live months ago. The duo has not posted any upcoming shows, but when they do ensure you’re there. Movement is an exciting and dance-packed effort that will make it impossible to sit still. Treat yourself to some great Hoosier music and tell your friends about it. They will thank you later.

Movement is available on-line everywhere now! - Trndy Indy

"Dream Chief: Bringing Indie to Indy"

As the “Crossroad of America,” Indianapolis feels the weight of influence from all directions. Many times too, through the magic that is creativity, this influence transforms into the audible sounds of inspiration. Such is the case with local two-piece band Dream Chief.

s one of 2015’s featured Independent Music + Art Festival acts, cousins Luke and John Tuttle who make up Dream Chief, show a myriad of influences in their music ranging from the pulsing grooves and vocal melodies of hip-hop, to the textured and complex guitar leads reminiscent of Bangor’s Two Door Cinema Club. Taken together, these influences “meet at the crossroad,” as it were, and swirl together into Dream Chief’s musical tapestry.

“We started out playing local coffee shops around Indy,” Luke said, “Our set was made up of some covers and a couple of original songs we had written. In playing these small shows we really found a love for performing. That was probably about three years ago, and from there we started writing more songs and eventually recorded an EP ourselves. After recording, we heard about a contest VH1 was doing called ‘Make a Band Famous.’”

The two decided to enter and were chosen in the top 60 of over 3,000 submissions, which is quite feat in itself, but Dream Chief didn’t stop there. After making the cut and being named in the top 24, the two-piece band had the opportunity to travel to NYC where they performed for a panel of big name judges including All American Rejects front man, Tyson Ritter. “This was an awesome experience because we got a taste of the music industry,” Luke explained. “We came in 12th place overall, which was disappointing, but also really encouraging.”

Today, Dream Chief continues to play shows in and around the central Indiana area, flooding the airwaves with their Indie Rock vibes. As they continue to add to Indy’s growing music scene, keep your eyes peeled and ears open for their tunes because these guys are going places. - City Gallery Indy

"Interview with Dream Chief"

Coming off of opening for Zella Day and a sold out show with The Elms as well as having as well as having their new single, “IDK Why,” premiere on Sirius XMU, cousin duo Luke and John Tuttle, aka Dream Chief, are about to release their new Movement EP and I was lucky enough to sit down and chat with them about it.

(Full lengthy interview if you click the provided URL) - Under Bright Lights


"Can't Shake U" single, released September 2016.
"Movement EP" released October 2015.



Dream Chief is an electro-pop duo from Indianapolis comprised of cousins Luke (22) and John Tuttle (21). In just two years since their formation in 2014, Dream Chief have shared stages with Zella Day, Atlas Genius, Gosh Pith, Panama Wedding, JAC, In The Valley Below, and many others.Dream Chief has just released their latest single “Can’t Shake U” to amazing response from fans and press alike. Spotify selected the song for inclusion in their coveted “Fresh Finds” and “Indie Pop!” playlists before it ultimately became one of the top songs on Spotify’s global Viral 50 chart. The track was also added to influential playlists from Indiemono, My Old Kentucky Blog, and others. To date, the track has over 250k plays on Spotify. Dream Chief are currently planning the release of their next single, and performing select tour dates throughout 2016.

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