An Interview With Dreaveli

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By: Seamus Fay

Dreaveli is a multi-talented producer and DJ from Dorchester determined to watch his stocks rise by means of hard work and dedication to his crafts. He’s the quintessential example of how a relentless work ethic yields success when joined with heart and perseverance, and, currently on a national tour alongside the same people he came up with, his mindset reflects this very journey.

Aside from DJing for Big Leano, Dreaveli is also a well-known producer responsible for hard-hitting tracks such as the ever-important “Muddy Sip”, Mayklen Don’s “Lessons“, and much more. His extensive resume within Boston’s budding music scene has proven itself to cement the young artist’s role as one of the city’s most promising acts, and I can’t wait to watch the blessings keep rolling in for him as time goes on. I was fortunate enough to have a conversation with Dreaveli about his upbringing, tour, and much more. Read all about it below:


To start things off, where are you originally from?

I’m from Boston. Dorchester, specifically.

What was your childhood like? Who was Dreaveli growing up?

My childhood was lit, lol. I come from a Caribbean household so you know the food was really lit. I was blessed w/ 2 older siblings & a younger brother & it was always lit. Real big family ting going on.

DREAVELI was/still is that quiet dude but still is cool w/ everybody. Sports wasn’t really my type of shit so music took over real quick.

What was your first experience with music that really sparked your interest in it? Did anyone in your family influence you in that lane?

My big brother definitely. Watching someone that I look up to have their own take on things & have their own style really stuck w/ me. Really showed me that it’s a lifestyle. S/O my brother Tone forreal.

I can’t really recall the spark b/c music has always been w/ me. It’s more than just music to be honest, other than life’s ups & downs it really made me who I am now. A lifestyle. My lifestyle.

How did growing up in Dorchester help you to grow as a person?

Dorchester is mad universal. There are legit people from everywhere, so just having an open mind bout life in general helped me.

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When did you first meet Big Leano? How did you two decide to start working together?

I met Leano like the first day of high school, freshman year type shit & been my dog since then. It just happened to be honest. I was making beats, he was rapping, then “Muddy Sip” came out. I was doing hype man type shit until I really knew that I wanted to DJ & we haven’t slowed down since.

Mentally, how have you grown since “Muddy Sip”? What has life been like these days and how has it affected your mindset?

My mindset is really on being better. Getting better. Making better moves & all that good shit. Not just in music, but life overall.

How does it feel being on a national tour right now with the same people you started off with?

Dreams really do come true when you really want it. That’s it.

What’s the best story you have from tour so far that you want to share with the people?

I’ll probably have a top 5 by the end of tour lol, every city has been crazy!

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On the production side of things, where do you mainly get your inspiration from?

Too many places, man. Listening to random shit like Barry White to Future to King Krule. Inspiration can come from anywhere.

What advice can you give to the readers out there working on their own ventures?

You can really have whatever you want in this world if you go & get that shit.

Lastly, what can fans expect from you and your team in the future?

Vibes! Big vibes!


After interviewing Dreaveli, I realize that in a journey of such hometown pride and countless hours of hard work put in, his success is more than just a sight to see for Boston; It’s an example and an inspiration that in a scene of budding talent that hasn’t received the shine it deserves yet, there’s only one solution: to keep going. As we watch Dreaveli’s stock to continue to rise in the lanes of both production and DJing, the importance of all this must be kept in mind. The blessings are there if you go get them.

Thank you to Dreaveli for the interview and best of luck in the future and on the remaining stops of the One Night Only Tour. 

Connect with Dreaveli on:

SoundCloud

Twitter

Instagram

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