SLEEPER is a Musician/Producer/DJ from Minneapolis, MN by way of Detroit, MI. It is hard to place this artist into a box, as he draws inspiration from so many places. As comfortable behind his laptop or guitar as he is behind turntables, it is clear that his one true passion in life is music. Methodically digging through dusty forgotten records to find that one perfect sample or spending hours just trying to program the perfect synth sound, his passions transcend.
Growing up in the Detroit area surrounded by the soulful sounds of Motown, he gravitated to music at a very early age. Spending hours listening to 45’s, plunking on his father’s guitar or the family piano, it’s hard to imagine his life taking any other course. He quickly began playing in many garage bands with school mates, but life took a dark turn early for him. After developing a heavy drug addiction, he struggled to get his life on track; bouncing from rehab to rehab and eventually landing in Minnesota. Through it all music was his biggest support system. Drawing inspiration from the already burgeoning Hip Hop/EDM scene in Minneapolis Sleeper decided to get back to his one true love, music. Taking a job at a record store helped reignite his love for vinyl and digging for lost gems. While working there he amassed a pretty impressive record collection and began to DJ around town. A friend gave him some computer software, a bit of information, and encouraged to make some music. And that is what he has been doing for the last five years; spending most of his free time in his home studio learning, crafting, and preparing for his first album.
This past year he has begun to work with other artists and will see the fruits of his many years of labor finally come fruition. This year you can expect to see not one, but two albums from SLEEPER. The first, title unknown, is mostly instrumental hip hop with a few guest appearances. The second is with Bay Area MC; FOODIE. The album, Coming Attractions, is a bizarre brand of Hip Hop heavily influenced by Grindhouse and B-Movies of the 70’s and 80’s. Look for that album to drop later in 2013.