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Jamuel Saxon "Game-Changer"

Jamuel Saxon was voted "Best Electronic" in San Diego (2010). Now it's time for people to put their money where their mouths are.

Jamuel Saxon "Game-Changer"

Jamuel Saxon was voted "Best Electronic" in San Diego (2010). Now it's time for people to put their money where their mouths are.

$774
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25
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 18 2011 7:44 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 18, 2011

About

FUNDRAISING PURPOSE:

  - We need to buy a van. Currently, we are rolling caravan-style in three vehicles on tour, which is a huge waste of gas/ money and comparatively bad for the environment. Also, it is super annoying it is following each other around in major cities with heavy traffic when Mike is the only person with an iPhone.

  - I (Keith) need a new keyboard. My 7 year old MicroKorg has begun to have a mind of it's own. Changing settings on me randomly mid-song during performances is always disorienting and frustrating! I am doing my best not to freak out and smash it on stage every time it acts up, not to say that I won't be willing to do that if I can get a new one through this fundraiser. You pick the show (post successful fund-raising), and smashing will incur!

  - Let's be honest. Bands these days don't get far these days without help from a PR company pushing their albums/ videos and tour dates. This industry is so diluted with bands being heavily publicized that the chances of being truly successful without a PR boost are slim to nill! If you don't believe me, take a few moments to research this topic. We have been lucky enough to get on board with Jeff Anderson @ Solid Gold PR (Future Islands, Best Coast, Dirty Beaches, Colleen Green, Diamond Rings, Cuckoo Chaos + more). It's no coincidence that these bands have gotten so far out there and have had such a big impact on indie music in recent years.

BACKSTORY:

        Jamuel Saxon combines itchy beats with seductive R ‘n’ B melodies and warm, dynamic synths, bass and guitars. The complex song structure and dense layers represent Milgaten’s philosophy perfectly—he believes that when making music, it’s important to take it easy, to make it fun, but that fun should never come at the expense of making the best music you can. Milgaten is totally and singularly committed to connecting with people, which is why he expanded Jamuel Saxon from a solo effort to a full-band affair with live guitar, drums, bass and even projections. This was also thanks, in large part, to Jayson Ehm. Ehm was a longtime fan of the band whom Milgaten asked to join in on drums for a one-off gig. The two got along so well together, and Ehm’s skill and vision were so in sync with Milgaten’s, that he made Ehm a permanent fixture as both drummer for Jamuel Saxon and designer of their visual element.

MISSION STATEMENT:

     “All I’ve ever wanted is to be a good influence on people,” Milgaten says, and by connecting on the dance floor, and by constantly working, with his bandmates, to connect further, he is doing just that.  Whether it brings the listener closer to the stars or closer to their partner on the dance floor, Jamuel Saxon is music built on connection, and once the beat gets going and the vocals fly in, we dare you to try and keep yourself from feeling it.

PRESS:

   "Playing duel synthesizers and singing through a vocoder while rocking black light body paint, Keith Milgaten is a performance artist/cosmic conquistador. Drummer Jayson Ehm is a human metronome who also contributes trippy visual effects, which makes for a multi-sensory experience. Jamuel Saxon’s prolific catalog includes several EPs and a Tape Deck Mountain remix record. Their sophomore LP Landmines & Chandeliers received rave reviews, earning him his second straight Best Electronic nomination at the 2010 San Diego Music Awards."

-Hullabulla Music Fest

"San Diego-based Jamuel Saxon effortlessly blends hip-hop, dance, electronica, and indie pop into his own emotional outpouring. Amped with vocoder vocals and Casio keyboards, "Fractions Anyone" is certainly a nod towards the do-it-yourself recording crowd. Intensely fascinating lyrics awaken amid this apartment pop recording that continues to grow on you after repeat listens."- J-Sin Smother. net"Don't let the name fool you: Jamuel Saxon isn't a jam-rock frat band. It's one dude in San Diego making scratchy laptop beats with soulful vocoder vocals and Casio keyboard effects that sound like the hold music ..."

-Smother.net (2008)

"I don't know if it was the black lights, the glow-in-the-dark body paint, the animal masks, or the crazy projected images overlaid that led to it being a visual masterpiece but the combination was incredible to say the least. In my opinion, Jamuel Saxon is one of the best local acts here in San Diego. Straight up, if you haven't had the chance yet to see these guys break down some ambient-echo-funk, get on it! You won't regret getting to see a grown man back-up dancer in a panda mask bump-n-grind all up on the amplifiers, I swear you won't."

- For Evan, Forever Ago

"Don't let the name fool you: Jamuel Saxon isn't a jam-rock frat band. It's one dude in San Diego making scratchy laptop beats with soulful vocoder vocals and Casio keyboard effects that sound like the hold music at the Emotionally Abused Robot Hotline."

-Luke O'Neil, The Boston Globe (2008)

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    Jayson (our drummer/ physics major) will make you a very special, very limited audio-responsive light circuit t-shirt, which will enable you to bring the Jamuel Saxon experience with you anywhere/ everywhere you go + hard copies of "Pre-Madonna" full-length & "No Rulez, Just Noice" ep + a hug from Jayson.

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    Keith and Jayson (aka Keith Sweaty & DJ Manageable) will perform special DJ sets @ your dance party or private event* + (we will tell everyone that your event was the best party we have ever been to, which it will be) + hard copies of "Pre-Madonna" full-length & "No Rulez, Just Noice" ep + recordings of the DJ sets + DJ duo hug.
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    Team Jamuel will play you and your crew in a 5 on 5 full-court basketball game.* + hard copies of "Pre-Madonna" full-length & "No Rulez, Just Noice" ep + special basketball game mix CD + DVD of basketball game with commentary by Jackson Milgaten and Jeremy Scott of Cuckoo Chaos.
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    Jamuel Saxon front-man/ mastermind Keith Milgaten will remix any song of your choice (preferably an original song written by you/ your band) + hard copies of "Pre-Madonna" full-length & "No Rulez, Just Noice" ep + Samuel Jackson t-shirt.

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    We will create the full-on Jamuel Saxon experience @ your party or private event with an hour long set including one cover song of your choice.* + signed hard copies of "Pre-Madonna" full-length & "No Rulez, Just Noice" ep + Samuel Jackson t-shirt.
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    Reward #13 prizes + we will have a limited edition super-sleepover after the show + we will make you a continental breakfast the following morning + DVD of sleepover pics and vids. *Availability contingent upon Jamuel Saxon tour schedule/ event must be within a 100 mile radius of 92104 unless additional transportation costs are provided.

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    Keith will record/ produce/ mix and master a song by you/ your band @ Stereo Disguise Recording Lab (as seen on Pitchfork.tv) in sunny San Diego, CA. He will then feature the song on his blog "Recording is Rewarding".*
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    Keith will personally teach you for a day on how to record, produce and mix a song in a professional studio environment (Stereo Disguise Recording Lab in San Diego, CA). The song will be featured on his blog "Recording is Rewarding" + a special bio about you and your project.

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    Jayson has a degree in Physics from UCSD. He will personally tutor you or your child for one academic year in weekly one hour sessions. Subjects include: Physics, Mathematics, Electronic, etc.

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    You write and conceptualize a Jamuel Saxon music video. Our guitar player/ video production genius Mike Griffin will direct, shoot and edit the video. You can write yourself into the video plot (if you want to do so).*
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    You write and conceptualize a Jamuel Saxon music video. Our guitar player/ video production genius Mike Griffin will direct, shoot and edit the video. You can write yourself into the video plot (if you want to do so).*
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