This will be the culmination of all my dreams and ideas into one musical gift, being produced for anyone willing to listen!
(For Samples of the beats I make, check out www.soundcloud.com/djreimei!)
Hey, Kickstarter members and visitors! It's DJReimei here, and if you've gotten this far I just want to start by saying thank you, because at least you've considered helping my 'cause. You didn't have to give me the time of day nor come THIS far, and so because you did I appreciate that.
I like to think that music is a language that speaks to parts of you that you wouldn't be able to reach otherwise. It's like the answer to all the questions you didn't realize you had for yourself, answering them before you even need to ask. Very early in my life I began to realize the part that music would play in my life, and as the sounds in my head began to compose themselves I just knew that eventually I would have to start getting them out. Over the last few years I've finally begun to really understand how to do that, and what this Kickstarter will do is help me to expand my music to even further audiences than I've ever been able to do before.
I've been making my own music since I was in high school, a natural progression from going around singing music in a group with my friends and the bi-annual chorus concerts most likely. At first, I didn't think I was very good, and so throughout highschool I didn't show that many people the things that I made. As I grew older I started to realize the reason that I wasn't confident, was because I wasn't being true to myself: I wasn't making the things that I wanted to make, and instead was trying to make what I thought everyone else wanted to hear. I didn't go out much so I didn't know parties. I barely dated anyone at that time so I didn't know relationships, and yet I was trying to make things that sounded like the people who did. Once I came to terms with the fact that I wouldn't sound like everyone else, I set into motion a MUCH better idea..."why not sound like myself?"
What IS sounding like myself, you ask? Well for this project that means Pop/R&B, but I can't say that I'm particularly affiliated with one type of sound overall: I listen to all types of music, and there's a lot of different influences that I draw from for the sounds and ideas I have. It's not so much that I'm TRYING to be original, because I don't feel as if originality is something you try to do. Rather, making music about whatever is on your heart keeps you true to yourself, and as long as you do that...then it's original no matter WHAT it sounds like.
It's an album full of these ideas that needs your help being made. I'm attempting to raise $3,500 (Three Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars) for My Last First Album - A Pop/R&B album written and performed by yours truly. That $3,500 will go towards the production, recording, and mastering of this album, as well as the creation of physical product that I plan to distribute in an attempt to spread my music as far I can: from radio stations willing to listen, to groups of people at open mics, cafes, and anywhere else that will listen to a guy talking about his dreams. Maybe one day that'll even mean a record deal, maybe it won't, but I'll never know without your help. Reaching this goal won't put my foot in the door...I already know it's going to take a lot more groundwork to do that. Rather all I'm asking for is a ride to the building.
I know there are people out there reading this who have had dreams, and all it took to make those dreams tangible, was that extra push. That's where I am, and that's what I need. If you can help me reach this goal, then I promise you won't be disappointed with the result. I just need the chance that everyone else has, because I know I'll do my best with it.
Please help with whatever you can!
You won't be disappointed!
-Leonard Flounoy aka "DJ Reimei"
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