- Why This Project -
This project has three key parts:
Part 1. A CD for Andy Blueman's album of oldies that he produced between 2003 and 2005 and that have never been released.
Part 2. Due to popular demand, we at Abora Recordings have decided we would like to make vinyls for some of our core artists.
making vinyl records is very expensive: almost $2000 per vinyl for a minimum
order. Therefore, we want to ensure there is enough demand and commitment to
actually make these vinyls, and this is why we created this Kickstarter project.
Part 3: But as many people do not have vinyl players, we are also offering CDs through this project (which will include some additional tracks). However, we will make the CDs only if the vinyls are funded. If not enough money is raised for the vinyls, we will not make the CDs.
In addition, many fans have requested a CD version of Ori Uplift's Uplifting Only Fan Favorites 2013-2014 mix compilation, which reached the #1 spot on the Beatport trance charts. Since there are 4 mixes, it will be a 4-CD mix compilation which will be available as an optional reward for fans who contribute money to the project. Making this into CDs is a response to the massive support from everyone who helped make this #1 on the Beatport charts.
Note that in the rewards, the December 2014 delivery date is for the CDs (except the New World because it contains Komorebi). The vinyls, plus the New World CD will be send later as a second shipment.
- The Andy Blueman CD -
Between 2003 and 2005, Andy Blueman composed and produced a variety of tracks that were never released. Due to demand from fans, we have decided to release them, and hope to make a CD. This is the partial tracklist:
CD for Andy Blueman 2003-2005 Oldies (partial list)
01. Elements of Nature
03. For Always
04. Andy Blueman vs Proximus - Cydonia (Original 2004 Mix)
05. Underwater Moment
06. Porque Pas
08. Imagination (Original 2005 Mix)
09. Underwater Symphony
Additional tracks will be added.
Here are previews for two of the tracks:
Andy Blueman - Imagination (Original 2005 Mix)
Andy Blueman vs Proximus - Cydonia (Original 2004 Mix)
- The Vinyls -
want to make two vinyls. One for SoundLift and one shared by Driftmoon &
Geert Huinink feat. Kim on one side and New World on the other side.
SoundLift - Victorious EP
Listen to a medley of these four:
Driftmoon & Geert Huinink feat. Kim - Worlds Which Break Us / New World - Ushio
A1. Worlds Which Break Us (Orchestral Mix)
A2. Worlds Which Break Us (Intro Mix)
B1. Ushio (Original Mix)
B2. Ushio (2013 Intro Mix)
Listen to Worlds Which Break Us here:
Listen to Ushio here:
will be four CDs, which will include the tracks which are on the vinyls, plus additional tracks. (In the rewards at right, the term "the three CDs" means the first three CDs listed below.)
SoundLift - Victorious EP
5. Freedom (Afternova Remix)
6. Freedom (Intro Mix)
Driftmoon & Geert Huinink feat. Kim - Worlds Which Break Us
1. Worlds Which Break Us (Intro Mix)
2. Worlds Which Break Us (Orchestral Mix)
3. Worlds Which Break Us (Original Mix)
New World - Ushio / Komorebi
1. Ushio (Original Mix)
2. Ushio (2013 Intro Mix)
3. Ushio (Orchestral Mix)
4. Komorebi (Original Mix)
5. Komorebi (Intro Mix)
6. Komorebi (Chillout Mix)
SoundLift - Serenamente
1. Armenian Flavours
2. Arenas Blancas
4. El Sol
5. La Vida
7. Early Morning
8. Into the Jungle
11. Simply Beautiful
12. Arenas Blancas (Sunset Mix)
Uplifting Only: Fan Favorites 2013-2014 (4CD mixcompilation) -
See tracklist at http://bit.ly/UPONLY005.
All release info at http://bit.ly/uponly005.
- Estimated Minimum Costs -
These are rounded approximate amounts, assuming 100 orders as the minimum.
Vinyls (minimum order 200; no available manufacturer will make fewer): $1,960 x2 = $3,920.
- CDs: Each of the single CDs (100 count of each): $280 x3 = $840
- UpOnly Fan Favorites CDs (50 sets): $320
- Graphic Design: $400
- Packaging (estimate $3 per package/shipment): $300 x2 = $600.
- CD Shipping (100 CDs; domestic cost): $300
- Vinyl Shipping (100 vinyl; domestic cost): $600 for domestic; each international order is $21 more than a domestic one. (Example vinyl shipping costs given at http://www.vinylsearch.com/shipping.html.) However, to reduce costs we will send all the vinyls together to a staffer in Europe, who will distribute them there.
- Royalties: Will be paid to the artists and Abora only to the degree that funds raised exceed expenses.
Total expenses = $6,980. If exactly this amount is raised, the project will be implemented and everything manufactured and sent but Abora and the artists will not receive royalties. They will receive compensation only if a larger amount than this is raised.
Risks and challenges
We learned many lessons from our 2012 SoundLift Kickstarter project. But one new challenge here is that it will be time-consuming and expensive to ship the vinyls. While they will be protected from scratching, etc by their packaging, the packages will be non-standard shapes and sizes and will be large and bulky.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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