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The Dan White Sextet plans to independently record and release their new album 'play'.
The Dan White Sextet plans to independently record and release their new album 'play'.
90 backers pledged $6,364 to help bring this project to life.

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On March 29th, 2013 the Dan White Sextet will be going into the studio to record their first concept record.  The band is currently arranging and rehearsing this new music.  Since we've started, dw6 has focused on new music and original covers as vehicles to improvise and create in the moment.  The group has expanded from a strictly acoustic instrumental band with trumpet, tenor saxophone and trombone to a multifaceted, evolving structure using effects pedals, beat boxing, sousaphone, guitars and vocals.

dw6's last project New York Sessions helped us realize the potential of videography during a live recording session.  We released the entire album on YouTube. 

The Sextet at the studio in Brooklyn
The Sextet at the studio in Brooklyn

'play' will take this concept one step further with even more cameras in the studio and behind the scenes footage.  The full album will be released online and partially on YouTube.  The entire project, including behind the scenes footage, will be released on DVD.

The concept of this album is taking music that we all grew up with and reworking it to create a new sound.  We are building upon the simplicity and basic nature of these lullabies, nursery rhymes, and folk songs in order to create a complete, emotional, sophisticated experience.  

Risks and challenges

Collectively, we have released three CD's in the last two years while still in college. While we are very proud of those projects, there are many things that we could have done better and many things that we learned along the way. Also, as we are finishing school this spring and stepping into another phase of our careers, this project carries much more weight as we focus our energies and share our work with the world.

Here are some obstacles that we are prepared to tackle along the way:

-Production delay
We have planned ample time for recording as well as post production. The licensing and physical production processes are very clear to us thanks to our last CD's.

-Merchandise
We are very grateful for those who are willing to support our project. Because of this, we want to make more merchandise options available. This is definitely a first for us, so we are taking it very seriously. We have the design team picked out and the production company ready to knock it out.

-Distribution
Doing this project independently means that we have to distribute these rewards. We are fully ready and capable of getting all of you exactly what you paid for this spring!!

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    You receive a digital copy of two singles off of the CD in mp3 format.

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    You receive a digital copy of the album in mp3 format.

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    You receive a digital copy of the album and PDf's of all of the music.

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    You receive a physical copy of the CD mailed to your home.

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    You receive a digital copy of the album and the DVD is mailed to your home.

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    You receive a dw6 t-shirt (in your specified size), a signed poster, and a physical copy of the CD mailed to your home.

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    You receive a signed poster, a physical copy of the CD, and the DVD mailed to your home.

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    A half-hour long live skype session with Dan, Jon, and Chris. This could be a performance, interview, or lesson. AND your receive a signed poster, a physical copy of the CD, and the DVD mailed to your home.

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    Pick a song and we will arrange it, record it, and send it to you digitally. AND you receive a signed poster, a physical copy of the CD, and the DVD mailed to your home.

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    We will dedicate an original or a song of your choice to you and we will post it on YouTube for you to share with your friends and family. AND you receive a signed poster, a physical copy of the CD, and the DVD mailed to your home

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    We will perform a hour and a half long show for you . AND you will receive physical copy of the CD, and a signed poster and the DVD mailed to your home. (dw6 will perform midwest and east coast shows, Dan, Chris, and Jon will perform at west coast shows)

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