see the video for a sneak peek. with this campaign, each release will be shaped directly by backers, as never a record has in history. Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 22, 2011.
About this project
As many of you may know, LoDubs, the small, yet widely known American Dubstep/Garage label, is entering its fifth year, and has gone from the label that released some of the first records from artists such as DZ, Starkey, and 6Blocc to breaking new artists that have expanded upon the sound, like Pacheko, Clubroot, and Swarms, most through our hand made releases in their slightly crinkled, Kraft brown paper sleeve.new Swarms album as a vinyl double pack, including bonus material not available on the current release. The second project would be the anxiously anticipated third full length from Clubroot, which will also be a double vinyl, including a multitude of extras.
As much of our working capitol has disappeared thanks to a dispute with our long time US distributor, we are offering a slew of special bonus items in an effort to get these releases moving, the likes of which will enable you to shape the way each release comes together.
As a bonus for your pledge at the designated level, and in addition to other rewards, we are offering the possibility for a pressing of each release on a color of vinyl only available to those who participate in our campaign here, should we reach the goal at that level. We will also print the names those who pledge to this campaign through the packaging on a release, as a way of saying thanks for helping us continue past this bump of adversity. See the amounts for all the details on that and other bonuses for backers.
Anything we raise beyond the amount we are in need of for these two releases in this campaign will go towards other projects from all the artists on the label you know and love, and new faces as well.
As a way of Pre-ordering these releases, or as a general backer to allow this effort known as LoDubs to continue, we hope this campaign brings You as much satisfaction to participate in as it does for us to be able to continue bringing this music to the masses.
While any help is good news, some of the bonuses will carry a bit of a tag to deliver, and thus will need funds from the backer for delivery. We are offering free shipping on the pledge bonuses selected to the $25 level, so even if you pledge more than that amount, but would like to keep thing nice and neat, anything selected at the $25 level and below will be delivered free of charge.
Above $25, and starting at the "Backers Only Pressing" level the variables tend to add up, so we will contact each backer shortly before delivery is ready and provide a shipping total.
For a general idea of what we are talking about for the "Backers only" levels (amounts up to $155) shipping in the USA via Media will be about $5 (Per release) and $12-15 for the majority of Europe and UK/Ireland, so this is roughly what would be incurred in additional expense.
"Per Release" is stated, as in all likelihood you will be receiving TWO shipments from us, as the LP releases will be done in in succession with a brief interval between.
Please message me for an idea of what the shipping expense would be for Backer bonuses above $155!
Pledge $5 or more
You will receive a digital download EP of unreleased LoDubs material, along with our sincere thanks, and updates on the progress of our project, in addition to the warm feeling in knowing you helped out.
Pledge $10 or more
You will receive a digital download EP of unreleased LoDubs material, along with our sincere thanks, and updates on the progress of our project, in addition to any one of our five in print CD's (Clubroot S/T & II – MMX, Swarms – ORE, 6Blocc – Analog Clash Mix, or the Starkbass mix by Starkey)
Pledge $15 or more
You will receive a digital download EP of unreleased LoDubs material, and any two of our five in print CD's (Clubroot S/T & II – MMX, Swarms – ORE, 6Blocc – Analog Clash Mix, or the Starkbass mix by Starkey).
Pledge $25 or more
You will receive a digital download EP of unreleased LoDubs material, and any one of our five in print CD's, and either a LoDubs hat or T Shirt of our selection, although we will do our best to match the size specified.
Pledge $30 or more
~BACKERS ONLY PRESSING!~
For each pledge at this level, the individual will receive 1 copy of the LP pressing of either the Swarms LP or upcoming Clubroot LP, in a pressing which will have a vinyl color that will only be available to backers of this Kickstarter campaign!
This is the opportunity for those who support our campaign to not only receive our endless gratitude and the satisfaction of helping us continue, but the opportunity to both shape these releases, and receive the final product of that action!
Of course, we will need to reach certain levels for this to be possible on the pressing side, namely at least 50 backers, so we suggest you spread the word on this tier, as if we do not reach the projected goal for backing at this level, yet reach it for the campaign, each backer at this level will receive the standard black vinyl version, which is still quite cool, but not nearly as cool as a color you helped bring into the world!
Each Backer at this level will also receive a digital download of the album weeks ahead of its regular street date, so you'll know what the world is in for weeks before it does!
Pledge $35 or more
~THE WHOLE DIGI-DISC STORY!~
You will receive all of our five in print CD's (Clubroot S/T & II – MMX, Swarms – ORE, 6Blocc – Analog Clash Mix, or the Starkbass mix by Starkey), plus a digital download EP of unreleased LoDubs material.
Pledge $55 or more
~BACKERS ONLY PRESSING - BOTH RELEASES!~
As stated above, for each pledge at this level, the individual will receive 1 copy of the LP pressing of both the Swarms LP and upcoming Clubroot LP, in a pressing which will have a vinyl color that will only be available to backers of this Kickstarter campaign.
Of course, like above, we will need to reach certain levels for this to be possible on the pressing side, namely at least 50 backers, so we suggest you spread the word on this tier, as if we do not reach the projected goal for backing at this level, yet reach it for the campaign, each backer at this level will receive the standard black vinyl version, which is still quite cool, but not nearly as cool as a color you helped bring into the world!
Each Backer at this level will also receive a digital download of the albums weeks ahead of their regular street date, so you'll know what the world is in for weeks before it does!
Pledge $85 or more
~BACKERS PRESSING PACK - BOTH RELEASES - DELUXE!~
You will receive our sincere thanks, along with the two colored vinyl editions as laid out above, and the downloads prior to street date, and also a special edition Clubroot T Shirt of a TBD shirt/print color combination which will only ever be available to backers of this campaign!
Pledge $125 or more
~BACKERS PRESSING PACK - BOTH RELEASES - SUPER DELUXE!~
All parts of the deluxe backers pressing pack, the two records, downloads, and the T Shirt, plus you will receive your name listed in the “Thank You” notes on one of the LP's! $125 is a small price to pay for immortality, right?
Pledge $155 or more
~BACKERS PRESSING PACK - BOTH RELEASES - SUPER-SUPER DELUXE!~
All parts of the deluxe backers pressing pack, the two records, downloads, and the T Shirt, you will receive your name listed in the “Thank You” notes one of the LP's!
To top all that off, you will also receive a test pressing of one of the two releases. Put that sucker in a time capsule and dig it up when you need to shift it for a house deposit or something, as it will be a coveted item, only a few will ever lay hands on
Pledge $175 or more
~NEW AND FAVORITES FROM THE CATALOG~
A great way to get a sampling of all LoDubs has to offer! Receive the deluxe Backers pack times two, plus all five LoDubs CDs, and an assortment of 6 LoDubs in print 12”s, a LoDubs T Shirt, a LoDubs hat, Posters for the release of “Starkbass” and “Analog Clash”, and some stickers and other bits!
As these releases on vinyl are always pressed and hand made to order, as are our clothing offerings, we will be selecting the items, but with each you will see a interesting picture of the spectrum of LoDubs, including items which we in all likelihood have been holding back, due to only having one or two left.
Pledge $255 or more
~NEW AND MORE FAVORITES FROM THE CATALOG~
All that is stated above, the delux backers pack, all the CD's, and the shirt, hat, posters, etc, along with an assortment of 12 of our in print 12” releases, many of them “Barely” in print, and are quite hard to track down in general. Quite the big box
Pledge $375 or more
~THE COMPLETE PICTURE~
Now, for one looking to build out their LoDubs collection without any gaps, they could spend a lot of time and money relentlessly hunting down releases, many of which are tightly held by those who currently own them, or they can help bring the new releases into the world, and at the same time complete their stack! Two birds, one Stone!
At this level, we will give you the deluxe backers pack and advance downloads, plus ALL 29 of the LoDubs releases, both in print and on the verge of being gone forever, and even a future release or two!
Pledge $450 or more
~THE COMPLETE PICTURE – SUPER VERSION!~
Not only will you get the insanely crazy box above, but it will include the limited, out of print 2XCD version of II-MMX by Clubroot, the out of Print LOSBUD releases by 6BLOCC and DZ, and several others that we literally only have a few copies left of. You will also receive all the other items in the catalog packages, along with a suprise or two, like losonofono releases, one off stamps, badges, etc, along with a LoDubs shirt and hat, and two Test pressings of releases in the LoDubs Catalog, many of which their are only 5 or less of in existence in the world! Really, going out to this level will get our attention, and we will respond in kind with a pile of goodies of shocking proportions!
Pledge $595 or more
~THE COMPLETE PICTURE – SUPER INSANE VERSION!~
So yes, this includes all the above in the Super Version, PLUS THE DIRECTORS CUT BY CLUBROOT. This is in all likelihood the rarest and most valuable of the distributed LoDubs releases, routinely fetching between $60 and $100 per copy, and it was only released a little over a year and a half ago, and will never be reissued!
We will also include a test pressing of BOTH of the Swarms and Clubroot releases, along with 4 test pressings of releases from the LoDubs catalog, many of which there are only five of in existence!
All of these items together, Sheesh, you've got everyone beat when in the rare collection conversation
Pledge $645 or more
~BULK IS BETTER~
shops, distros, mailorders, hoarders : stock your selves for the best deal around! you get 10 copies of each of the Swarms and Clubroot LP's, plus a 30 piece assortment of the 5 in print CDs of your choosing, and 40 piece assortment of our in print 12” releases. Do the math, it's a sweet deal, so help us out and make your customers happy with the best prices around on these two next releases, and our great LoDubs catalog!
Pledge $895 or more
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~THE COMPLETE PICTURE – LODUBS OVERLORD VERSION!~
So yes, this includes all the above in the Super insane Version, EXCEPT THE DIRECTORS CUT. Why, you ask? Well, because the first pledge at this level will receive a Dub Plate cut of that release!
When we put together THE DIRECTORS CUT, We where in a rush to get the record out, and instead of doing a test pressing, we did a 12” acetate cut to check the mastering. There is literally ONE COPY of this item in the world, and that is the way it will always be. And if you are the first at this level, that is what you will receive.
Of course, should that be gone, we have a few other spots available as well, the other of which will receive either a individual LATHE CUT or DUB PLATE which will also be an item only one of will ever exist in the world. Some of these cuts are used for our soundsystem, and may be tunes that will never be released in any other form, ever!
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