Dresage is the brainchild of Keeley Bumford, an artist/producer/composer based in Los Angeles. In her world of creativity with Dresage as the vehicle, she creates lush synth and tactile organic musings, allowing herself the freedom to inhabit many genres, from dreamy synthwave to indie grunge pop. Clash Magazine calls her “pop from an alternate universe driven by a commitment to personal communication…honest, creative and forever outside the box.”
In 2021 came Terror Nights / Terror Days - Dresage’s entirely self produced sophomore EP. It serves as a personal journey of self belief and evolution. With dreamy arrangements of synths, strings, harp, drums and Bumford’s signature vocal production, Terror Nights / Terror Days is truly future forward pop. Leaning left, inventive and still catchy enough to leave melodies on repeat in your head. Not one to hold back the honest details of her thoughts, Dresage meditates on what it means to be a human and artist in our current society, always eager to excavate the meaning of it all.
Among her collaborations, most notable is her feature with Jai Wolf on “Better Apart,” which just passed 10 million streams on Spotify. She has performed it live alongside him at Austin City Limits Festival 2019, a sold out Emo’s Austin during ACL, as well as 2 sold out nights at the Shrine Auditorium in LA. She also recently performed as a guest with Elephante for a sold out night at The Palladium in Hollywood.
With music licensing as a forte to her work, Bumford performed and produced a cover of the Harry Nilsson song “Perfect Day” which was featured in the final season of Better Call Saul on AMC/Netflix and named the #1 of the top 10 TV needle drops of 2022 by Vulture. The placement resulted in a feature on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, 95k shazams and over 445k Spotify streams. She also recently appeared in a Volvo commercial as herself where she and Youtuber Andrew Huang created a beat with sounds from the XC60 car for their new campaign. Additionally, her cover of Bob Marley's Three Little Birds with sync powerhouse & collaborator, AG was placed in season 3 of Virgin River on Netflix. The placement resulted in over 165k Shazams, the #3 position on the Shazam viral chart, 1.1 million Spotify streams and also the #8 spot on the top 10 songs in television Billboard chart for July 2021.
She has credits as a producer & composer having recently written/produced & performed five original songs as well as co-scoring the original Hulu/Blumhouse film, My Valentine, from the “Into The Dark” anthology series. Her score and original songs for V/H/S/99 from Shudder also just premiered at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). She was in the beloved YouTube series “4 Producers 1 Sample” with Andrew Huang, and actively works within the film/tv sync world with recent placements from Apple, Volvo, Samsung, Netflix, UNIQLO, Nintendo, Disney and more.
While sculpting songs that ponder feminism & mental health, Bumford is also passionate about spreading the autonomy of self-recording and production to women, and folks along the gender and socio-economic spectrums who have been historically kept out of such spaces. She regularly collaborates with femme-driven initiatives to bring more equity & training to upcoming producers.