Jump into the front seat with George for his sophomore album and get your groove on. Shamon!
What does "dance funk" mean to you?
To me it means a simultaneously upbeat and laid back groove that's right in the pocket and makes you want to move your feet. It means accessible and fun lyrics, catchy hooks, and a not-too-poppy approach to the music. It also means recorded by real musicians.
APTITUDE - Jump into the project!
I am making an all-fun dance funk album, and I want you (yes, you!) to be part of it. I'm a full-time musician and have been chipping at it for years. I released my debut, full-length studio album last summer after saving for years. I payed for the whole thing myself and (let's not beat around the bush) emptied out my life savings to do it. To take a look at that finished project, check out Scream&Shout on iTunes. Here is one of the fan favorites, "Sweet, Sweet Molly", from that album in its entirety:
This time around I just...don't have that much money, but I wanted to get it started so people could see what it is I'm trying to do. It's an album just about having fun. I have avoided all the serious topics and I'm singing about music, dancing, and good-looking women. Dig it?
All the money I raise will go towards studio costs, paying musicians, mixing, mastering, artwork, post-production, album release and distribution fees, duplication costs, and reward fulfillment. That is all the budget includes. If I end up over-budget (fingers crossed) I will put the extra money towards a music video and will let my backers vote on which song it will be for!
What's so great about jumping on board with a project that's already underway? Why, the teasers of course! I've already gotten some of the recording and mixing done, so you get a sneak peak of the project! This is not the final, but take a listen to what we did with my song "Aptitude" in the studio.
If I am elected class president, I will make sure everyone gets a hall pass. I've got 7 more awesomely awesome songs to record and we can make this dream come true! Let's get together and make the funk party album of the year, Kickstarter.
Thanks for your heart!
...what's that? You want another sneak peak?? Well...ok! This one is called "Sunshine of My Life". This contains the only Autotune we've used at all, and please don't take it seriously!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on September 14, 2012.
Aug 15, 2012 - Sep 14, 2012 (30 days)
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You will get project updates as well as a really nice thank you email!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Project updates, nice thank you email, and an exclusive digital download of the album one week before the release!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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The above rewards, plus a physical copy of the CD mailed to you. International backers please add $10 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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The above rewards, plus your CD will be signed and you will get a copy of the artwork poster.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All above rewards, plus a special vinyl edition of the album. Yeah, vinyl! International backers please add $20 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All above rewards plus an awesome t-shirt! International backers please add $30 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All above rewards, plus a personal Skype session with George to talk about the album process or whatever you want, and insider access to video from the studio!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All above rewards plus you get a producer credit on the album! That's right, your name will be printed on every single copy of the album EVER.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All above rewards plus I will PERSONALLY write and record a song in any style about anything you want and send it to you. You can even write the lyrics!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All above rewards PLUS you get the final say on album artwork (within reason).Estimated delivery: Nov 2012