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Brooklyn's Akoya is poised to make a brand new vinyl (and digital) album of heavy, full sized Afrobeat.
Brooklyn's Akoya is poised to make a brand new vinyl (and digital) album of heavy, full sized Afrobeat.
236 backers pledged $9,663 to help bring this project to life.

TEST PRESSING APPROVED!

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We are happy to inform you that after many months of re-tooling, we finally have a great sounding piece of vinyl for you! Our amazing engineer Hiro Sanada said his desk was too messy to share this video, but we had to give you just a little taste of the listening experience! Although we didn't anticipate the technical setbacks we faced in the past year, we feel that it was worth going through the trouble and time of taking a couple of steps backwards in order to get a finished product that doesn't compromise. Now that this record is sounding HOT, it will take several weeks to have hundreds of copies manufactured, placed in album jackets, sealed, etc. Although the details remain to be locked down, we are looking to release the album this winter, after the holidays. We also plan to have a release show in NYC to celebrate. Rewards for your generous donations will at last be sent out around this time as well.

Thank you so much for your support and your patience. It is difficult to feel like we are disappointing you all by taking so much time, but we believe that it is essential to focus on quality. This is an important record to us, and we want you to feel that when you listen. It's been a long journey and we can't wait to share it with you all!

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      Jeremy Johnson on

      Hey guys, have you finished with the pressings? You mentioned that you would finish in winter after the holidays... but Spring is here! Thanks for any updates you can share... looking forward to hearing the finished product!

    2. Akoya Afrobeat Creator on

      Hey Justin-- yes absolutely. Same for T-shirt sizes, etc. We'll be reaching out to everyone for that info as the yet-to-be-determined release date approaches.

    3. Jarmo Lundgren on

      ヽ(⌐■_■)ノ♪♬

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      Justin T. on

      Hey Guys - It's probably no surprise that some of us have moved since backing the project. Will you send out some kind of survey or something so we can update or shipping addresses (when the time is right)?