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The mastered version of a 12-track concept album called UNDER.
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Who Am I?

Hi! My name is Dyani and I am raising money to fund the mastering and a portion of the marketing fees for my debut album 'UNDER', set for release early next year. I have been working on this album for the past two years and the unmastered version is finally finished. It includes exclusively original production, my own vocals, and saxophone/bass clarinet contributions from a dear friend DIN//VOID aka David Elkin-Ginnetti. Here is a description of the project:

On the debut concept album, 'UNDER', Dyani Douze works in the underground electronic tradition of sonic myth-making to resurrect spiritual tradition, ancestral memories, generational trauma and healing. Through the allegory of a deep dive into the sea, 'UNDER' journeys through layers of fear, loss, grief, shame, relief, empowerment, and serenity. With this album, Dyani hopes to inspire deeper connection to the aquatic rhythms that fuel our existence. 

Charles Roussel. November 2017. Queens, NY. Live performance at MoMA PS1,

Why I need your support?

In order to prepare for my album release, I need to get the album mastered which costs money. I've received an estimate from an amazing mastering engineer who I'm planning to work with. I'll also need to pay for other immediate costs including album art collaborators (photography and graphic design), web site design, and merch (exclusive 'UNDER' T-Shirts). Down the line, I'd also like to get the album on vinyl, and having it mastered will be a critical step to getting there! See a breakdown of my immediate budget below:

Immediate Budget Goals (needed in 33 days!)

$300 for 2 songs to get mastering process started

$1500 to get remaining 10 songs mastered

$500 for album art  (photography + graphic design)

$400 for album website

$300 for merch

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Finally...

Thank you for checking out my Kickstarter!!! Anything that you can spare helps me to continue making the music I love and get it out to as many people as possible. In the meantime, if you would like to follow me on social media and stay up to date on my progress there, you can use the links below:

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Risks and challenges

As an independent musician, the biggest hurdle in bringing any of my creations to life is funding. I have taken a risk by dedicating my life to this work. This music has helped me to heal, and my belief in the power and value of music is why I feel it must be shared. Your contributions will get me one step closer to putting this project out into the world!

As for the rewards - the only way you won't receive what you've ordered is if I don't meet my target (at which point you won't be charged anyway).

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    Sand Warrior

    We're walking across the sand, one step closer to the ocean. Thank you, Sand Warrior!

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    Shore Seer

    We've reached the shore and I can feel the bubbles from waves hitting my toes. Thank you, Shore Seer!

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    Ocean Surfer

    I'm on the surface of the waves now and you got me surfing in the wind! Thank you, Ocean Surfer.

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    • Digital download of 'UNDER' upon release
    • Digital booklet of poetry created for 'UNDER' by Khalila Douze
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    Dancing Dolphin

    We are swimming underneath the surface of the ocean now and sometimes coming up for air. Thank you, Dancing Dolphin!

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    • Digital download of 'UNDER' upon release
    • Digital booklet of poetry created for 'UNDER' by Khalila Douze
    • Digital download of exclusive, unreleased Dyani DJ edits
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    Sly Stingray

    We're flying under the sand of the shallow ocean floors. Thank you, Sly Stingray!

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    • Digital download of 'UNDER' upon release
    • Digital booklet of poetry created for 'UNDER' by Khalila Douze
    • Digital download of exclusive, unreleased Dyani DJ edits
    • An unreleased track that didn't make the album
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    Joyous Jellyfish

    We've made it to the coral reef! Thank you, Joyous Jellyfish!

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    • Digital download of 'UNDER' upon release
    • Digital booklet of poetry created for 'UNDER' by Khalila Douze
    • Digital download of exclusive, unreleased Dyani DJ edits
    • An unreleased track that didn't make the album
    • Limited edition print of 'UNDER' album cover
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    Wailing Whale

    You understand the power of the underwater call and have brought me to my calling. Thank you, Wailing Whale!!!

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    • Thank you note
    • Digital download of 'UNDER' upon release
    • Digital booklet of poetry created for 'UNDER' by Khalila Douze
    • Digital download of exclusive, unreleased Dyani DJ edits
    • An unreleased track that didn't make the album
    • Limited edition print of 'UNDER' album cover
    • Exclusive 'UNDER' Tee made by Jasmine Amandla (@amp.wata)
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    Atlantean Magician

    We've reached our subconscious ocean levels and I can now build the necessary tools to take flight! Thank you, Atlantean Magician!!!

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    • Thank you note
    • Digital download of 'UNDER' upon release
    • Digital booklet of poetry created for 'UNDER' by Khalila Douze
    • Digital download of exclusive, unreleased Dyani DJ edits
    • An unreleased track that didn't make the album
    • Limited edition print of 'UNDER' album cover
    • Exclusive 'UNDER' Tee made by Jasmine Amandla (@amp.wata)
    • A limited-edition vinyl copy of 'UNDER'
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    Lemurian Lulu

    No translation needed. We've reached source. Infinite levels of gratitude, Lemurian Lulu!!!!!!!!!

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    • Thank you note
    • Digital download of 'UNDER' upon release
    • Digital booklet of poetry created for 'UNDER' by Khalila Douze
    • Digital download of exclusive, unreleased Dyani DJ edits
    • An unreleased track that didn't make the album
    • Limited edition print of 'UNDER' album cover
    • Exclusive 'UNDER' Tee made by Jasmine Amandla (@amp.wata)
    • A limited-edition vinyl copy of 'UNDER'
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    Source Coder

    You're really about this ocean life, huh. I'm not entirely sure how to thank you for gifting me with the key of life. THANK YOU SOURCE CODER!!!!!!!!!!

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