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Thankful to share i'm in the midst of working on my second album and would appreciate your help to finish it!
Thankful to share i'm in the midst of working on my second album and would appreciate your help to finish it!
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**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. 

ABOUT PROJECT

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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 ABOUT ARTIST

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. 

FOLLOW ALONG
Please feel free to follow along as we look to finish production for this album! 

http://instagram.com/DANakaDAN | http://Facebook.com/DANakaDAN | SNAPS: @DANakaDANtv

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.

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    HIGH-FIVE PACKAGE

    **A huge digital high-five via twitter + a real high-five if I see you in person (both equally as amazing)

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    DIGITAL PACKAGE

    **Receive a digital download of new album once complete
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    OH NEAT, IT'S REAL PACKAGE

    **Receive a signed physical copy of new album
    **Receive a signed physical copy of previous "Stuntman" album
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    LET'S TALK IT OUT PACKAGE

    ** Will set up a Google Hangout or Skype to chat it up + talk about music, adoption, puppies, or whatever you'd like.
    ** Will film a thank you video for you or whomever you'd like me to thank.
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    SUPER KORA #1 PACKAGE

    I'm heading back to Korea again this summer! Join me..kind of for the trip!
    ** Handwritten postcard from Korea + small Korean trinket
    ** Google hangout, Skype, or Whatever Other messenger session while in Korea
    **I'll learn a phrase of your choosing in Korea from a Korean person in Korea and film it for you.
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    SUPER AMERICA #1 PACKAGE

    I'm still in America!

    ** Handwritten postcard from America
    ** Handdrawn pencil art of you + I eating pancakes
    ** Google hangout, Skype, or Whatever Other messenger session while in America
    **I'll learn a phrase of your choosing in English from an American person and film it for you.
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    FUTURE TOUR / FILM WITH ME PACKAGE

    I'll be on tour for future dates, and I might be close to where you might be

    **Does not include transportation - BUT if you're close by where we have a tour date - come and hang out with me at the show! Invite + tix to the show for you and a friend, we'll hang out before or afterwards and get boba, coffee, or whatever! (and if not on this tour - we can plan for another time I might be in your area for a future show!)
    ** Will film with you for a post-tour video / tour music video
    **Limited Edition T-Shirt + Poster
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    ALBUM RELEASE PACKAGE

    Will be hosting an album release party and would like for ya to join in! (Transportation not included).
    **VIP access to album release party in Los Angeles CA
    **Hangout day either day before or after album release party where we'll check out my favorite places in LA like that street with the sign or that one pond at that spot that looks nice.
    **Hand Deliver all other rewards + a mystery box. I've got a number of autographed exclusive items - you'll receive a three piece mystery box of autographed celebrity items
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    PRODUCER + LETS MAKE A VIDEO PACKAGE

    **Producer credit for album
    ** Will collaborate on a project with you (song / sketch / short doc idea) and will produce the video with you or whomever you'd like for release on my social channels and we'll eat tacos somewhere. (Transportation not included, but if you're in LA or i'm close to where you are located - we will film). If you don't live close to LA - we'll work on collaborating remotely. You can use video for other purposes as well (school project...etc)
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    HEY YOU, GREAT JOB! PACKAGE

    ** (Transportation+Lodging included - ONLY United States based) - will fly to you for a private or public show and will bring out special musical guests OR will fly you + a guest to Los Angeles for album release party.
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