**STRETCH GOALS! WE MADE IT
Writing this from Korea! Sitting next to my twin brother actually - and will be spending the next few weeks doing some soul searching...which will probably lead to inspiration for the new album.
Thank you so much to everyone who has donated! I made my goal with a little time to spare. Really appreciate everyone's time and energy. Can't wait to get to share songs with ya'll.
Now that we're at the stretch goal - it'll help me produce possibly even more songs for the album + assist with extra things like artwork, promotions, and maybe even a music video. Please feel free to keep sharing and donating - every little bit still counts.
I'm excited to share that i'm in the midst of working on my second album - tentatively scheduled to release Fall 2016. It's been something i've been working hard on for the past 2 years - and will be a progression of the last album I released, "Stuntman," both in themes and sound.
I've already started recording + producing and need your help to finish everything up! Funds will go directly to helping finish recording, mixing, mastering, producing, promotions, artwork, etc. Would love to have you join in that journey - and i'm grateful to each and everyone of you.
The album will be a mixture of hip hop, alternative rock, and electronic and will focus on themes that i believe that are relatable and self reflective. They'll push notions of identity, race, adoption, and self.
If you have any questions or want to get more involved please feel free to contact me EMAILakaEMAIL@gmail.com
HOW YOU CAN HELP
1) Click the green "Back this Project" button now in the top right section of this page.
2) Choose an amount you feel good about and select the accompanying reward. I've tried to make the rewards fun or one-of-a-kind experiences as much as possible—as a token of my appreciation!
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Dan "DANakaDAN" Matthews is a Korean American alternative hip hop artist based in Los Angeles, CA. He's worked to create a unique alternative sound and has been able to share his message around the globe about identity, Asian American issues, adoption, community, and self.
He works as a producer + content creator and most notably developed and released a documentary, aka DAN, distributed by ISAtv, Drama Fever, and Hulu about his experience reuniting with his biological family including an identical twin brother whom he never knew.
He works as the head of productions + content development for International Secret Agents, a platform dedicated to elevating Asian American culture, identity, and entertainment.
Please feel free to follow along as we look to finish production for this album!
Risks and challenges
The funds that are raised will go directly to the production of the album. If unable to raise funds - album will unfortunately be shelved.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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