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I'm recording an EP that's the aural equivalent of chicken patty day at school.  Kindly help me serve up this greasy deliciousness.
I'm recording an EP that's the aural equivalent of chicken patty day at school. Kindly help me serve up this greasy deliciousness.
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 AYOOOOOOOO!!!  Here's the skinny.

I'm making a record.  Or rather, I've made a record (give or take an edit or 7000).  This is super exciting (to me at least) because it's my first solo effort after 3 albums with my stalwart compatriots (and nefarious fellow ne'er-do-wells) Live Society.  

To accomplish this feat, I first enlisted the services of the unstoppable Greg Mayo (of Brooklyn Sugar Co. fame) to helm the project as producer/engineer.  He also co-wrote one tune and plays guitars and keys all over the dang thing.  (Is there anything this cat doesn't do?)

What originally began as a fun little project between two homies started sounding fresher and fresher the more we challenged ourselves and dug in to find that "New Jack Fishgrease/Sancocho Funk (TM)" sound we'd been looking for.

Before long, we were calling in the ninja assassins like Akie Bermiss (keys), Dmitry Gorodetsky (bass), Eric Brown (drums), Anthony Candullo (bass/guitar/cowriter "Splanky"), Dean Scala (guitar/cowriter "Let Your Hair Down") and Anthony Almonte Leon (percussion) to help us lay down this realness.  Now here we are, about 90% done and could use a little help.

The thing is, this record making business is quite esspensib, sans a label or generous financial backer/svengali type.  I've already depleted the coffers to get this far.  Now we need your help to finish this thing and get it out/heard!

WHERE YO MONEY GOETH:

GOAL: $8,000 (American) Goes to:

  • Paying Producer (That's Greg. He's been mostly working for free and is kinda hungry) 
  • Mixing and Mastering
  • Album Art (this is an artist to design my cover, not some guy named Art.  Although if we found a guy named Album Art to DO my album art, I would squeal with glee like an overly excited piglet.
  • Pressing CDs/Production
  • Self Distribution

If by the grace of the Lord of Light, we reach this goal, anything raised beyond will go towards:

  • Music Videos
  • Hiring a Publicist to spread the word
  • Pressing up Vinyl
  • Killer Merchandise (YOU KNOW YOUR BABY NEEDS A BSKi ONESIE)

By kicking in you would not only be the recipient of my eternal undying gratitude, but you'd also set yourself up to get some awesome and odd (or awesomely odd) rewards!

Thank you for even getting this far in the text!  You guys are the tits.

-BSKi

 

 

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    Digital download + Personal email

    Digital download + Personal email

    You'll get a digital download of the EP and a personal email from yours truly commending you on your fantastic taste in music.

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    Signed CD

    Signed CD + Personal thank you note + Digital download.

    I may or may not write your name in block letters. Just sayin'.

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    Original Demos

    Original Demo versions of the BSKi EP songs + Signed CD + Digital download

    I'll send you a download link of the songs as they were originally conceived and demo'd in my home studio.

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    1 on 1 game of Handball

    One on one game of Handball (NYC area only) + Digital Download

    Yup. You heard me. I will serve you up in handball. For $50, I'll let you win. ;)

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    Custom BSKi T-Shirt or Coffee Mug

    Custom BSKi T-Shirt or Coffee Mug + Signed CD + Digital Download

    Be the freshest kid on your block with your very own BSKi Tee or coffee mug for your Bustelo.

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    Walkman with BSKi cassette

    Walkman with BSKi cassette + Digital download

    We're bringing '88 back. I'll send you a walkman pre-loaded with the BSKi EP on cassette. Side B will be an exclusive mixtape of treats & obscure jams, curated by yours truly.

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    Shout out in liner notes

    Shout out in liner notes + Signed CD + Digital Download

    It's 2016. The new version of shouting your name from a mountaintop is me thanking you in the CD liner notes. Actually that's not true. But I don't have snapchat.

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    Cover song of YOUR choosing

    Cover song of YOUR choosing + Signed CD + Digital Download

    You pick the tune. I'll bless (or curse) it in the studio and send you the magic. Bong.

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    Rice & Beans

    Rice & Beans + Signed CD & Digital Download (NYC area only)

    You hongry? I make a mean rice & beans. I'll bring that tasty goodness right to your doorstep.

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    Be in a BSKi Music Video

    Be in a BSKi Music Video

    You ready for your star turn? We will put you all up in the video like Puffy Combs circa '95.

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    Air Brushed Denim Overalls

    Air Brushed Denim Overalls

    Yo, I'll send you some crazy fresh airbrushed denim overalls like the ones a young BSKi may or may not have rocked in the '90s

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    Invite to a Collazo Family party

    Invite to a Collazo Family party

    You & a friend can join me at an upcoming Collazo family party, which are pretty much the stuff of legend, if we're being honest.

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    I'll pray for you.

    I'll pray for you. + Signed CD + Digital Download

    Every little bit helps.

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    BSKi solo concert

    BSKi solo concert

    I'll play a private solo show at your crib. Tell your abuela I'm not playing any Romeo Santos tunes.

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    BSKi 6 Piece Band private party

    BSKi 6 Piece Band private party

    I'll bring a 6 piece band of musical assasins to play your special event (wedding? bar mitzvah? bris? We got you.)

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