The future of Futro is in your hands. And hopefully your hearts. Fund the Kit 2.0 to help pay for our USBs/ packaging/ mastering/ video costs/ zine/ and art show !!
Futro Records is a collective of artists with big dreams of creating universal expression. We are a family that has grown and bonded over the past 2-6 years through a love of doing music and various forms of creative projects.
So far, all of these projects have been funded through our own savings accounts. With these limited resources, we have still been able to accomplish many different projects including making multiple videos, albums, accessories, T-shirts, and doing a group art show at Upper Playground Gallery in downtown Portland.
Our self funded endeavors have reached a limit. In order to take Futro Records to the next stages of creation we need funding to help pay for our next 2 coinciding projects.
These are some videos from the FUTRO FAM //
Futro Kit 2.0 //
2 GB USB card featuring //
- 2-3 sides of previously unreleased music
- Audiothing - a new music program created by Futro genius Alex Boyce
- Music Videos
- custom designed case with insert
- visual arts//secrets
Side A / Futro Artists
- Das Leune
- Winston Lane
- Serious Business
- Dual Mode
- Yum Yum
- Neill Von Tally
- DJ Koolaid
- Ripley Snell
- Abyss Infinite
Side B / Futro Friends
- Damon Boucher
- The Sexbots
- Rap Class
- Fatha Green
- Rafael Vigiliantics
- Beam + Dell
- Future Liar
Side C (limited edition) / SoHiTek Futro
- SoHiTek Records sampler
- Erik (of Double Plus Good) + Neill Von Tally = exclusive collab EP
- Futro remixes SoHiTek artists
- SoHiTek remix of Futro artist
Futro Fantastic art show - Crystal Contras //
On 1st Thrusday June 6th we will be launching our 2nd Fantastic art show at SoHiTek Gallery in downtown Portland. The show will feature all 18 members of the Futro collective. The centerpiece will be an oil painting of the Futro Kit 2.0 cover art designed by Jacob Markof (aka Tre Slim). The image of a futuristic castle will serve as the Fantastical representation of a home base for the Futro Family. The rest of the collective will be creating a unique vision of a uniformed self portrait.
Along with being home and launch center for Kit 2.0,, the art show will reveal the debut of our first Futro zine. The zine will serve as an optical tangibility, showcasing art contributed by the Futro family in various forms that you can hold in you hand or put on your wall.
The purpose of this show is to create a visual context for the comradery and passion felt when unifying for a cause that allows and encourages creative energy. We are warriors of Party. Contra Apathy.
Where does your $$ GO for Futro ??
As you will notice by the timing of the Kit 2.0 release and Art Show,, we will be putting out the product before we get the funds from this campaign. This is because we set our deadlines for the projects before coming to terms with the actual costs that we were facing. Once we realized how just how much everything is going to be, we had to find a fast solution.
What we decided was to use all of our savings and borrow money however we could to front the initial costs of 100 Kits, the art show and zine. This Kitstarter will cover all of these costs, allowing us to pay back our loans and savings accounts.
Here's where your money will go //
- Kit 2.0 2GB USB cards
- Kit 2.0 unique custom designed cases
- Kit 2.0 insert/poster
- Kit 2.0 mastering of the audio
- Kit 2.0 promo videos
- Art show printing/hanging - 18 portraits, 1 painting
- Art show paint
- Art show window graphics
- Zine printing -paper/ink
- Music video costs
With love and gratitude // Futro Records
Risks and challenges
Futro's growth and expansion has come through hard work and learning on the go. Our previous projects, including Kit 1.0, all had a series of challenges that we had to overcome. Compromises were made, efforts were doubled, and the full vision was almost reached. We made something we are still proud of now, but have a hard time feeling that the potential of the product was fully realized. It was the best we could do with the resources at hand. This is where the Kit-Starter comes in.
We are stepping into new territory as we do things we have never done before. When we have to make the most difficult choices we will come together, as we have in the past, as a family to make sure our goals are attained.
Problems can be prepared for if you can identify them. The main issues we can foresee are defective or late USBs, mistakes made on the art, music, or videos for the show. Biggest of all we could miss the opportunity to take full advantage of getting Kit 2.0 in the hands of as many people as possible.
Lets look at how we can overcome some of the logistical issues that may arise. If there are faulty USBs we can return them to the manufacturer. This will cause delays, and cost us more money, but unless the majority of the USBs are damaged, we should be able get enough made for the release date. If they don't arrive, we will use the custom cases and art work and digital download as temporary items until the shipping is worked out. There is always a way for us to get our art to the people that want it. We are willing to work harder than ever to make that happen.
Us making a mistake with the art or some other part of the project would be a set back. Despite a schedule designed to give us time to make mistakes, something may potentially get cut from the final project. This would be a hard decision and is definitely something we want to avoid, but if we can't include something this time it will be reworked and turned into something new. This will not be our last project no matter what happens, so these great ideas will be used in Futro's future.
Thanks again for the support and love. PLEASE contact us with ???s or comments. We want to have an open dialogue with our fans and supporters. or as we like to call them FUTRITES!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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