The Midtown story is one that anyone can relate to: It’s about daring to dream in times of uncertainty. It's about the long road to finding a chosen family. And it's about believing that together, we can overcome any challenge life throws our way. Now, after two long years of evolving our soulful-chic vibe and spending countless hours recording at the Zoo Labs incubator, we’re ready to tell our story and share the new Midtown sound with the world. We’re tantalizingly close to releasing our new 15 track album. But as close as we are, we’re going to need the support of our community to bring it all together.
Recorded at Zoo Labs in the heart of West Oakland with the help of Grammy nominated producer, Jeff Kolhede, this compilation speaks with a voice of a generation that understands the power and beauty of diversity. Each track highlights a different side of the Midtown community by drawing upon the many colorful musical impulses that compose it. Experimenting with Neo-soul and psychedelic syncopations, this LP goes where no Midtown sound has gone before.
We're a diverse community of writers, musicians and dreamers. We are black and white, queer and straight, married and single. We represent the face of young America—and we are the new CALIFORNIA SOUL.
While most of the recording for the album is done, we still have a few more tunes to track, plus a bunch of mixing and mastering before the compilation is complete. Your support will help make sure we don't rush the process and are instead able to take our time to make sure we do it right.
In addition to helping us finish up the recording, your support will help fund the visual production for the 3 singles we plan to release over the course of 2019. We have a vision and we want to make sure it becomes a reality.
In true Midtown fashion, we wanna treat our socialites to a night out on the bay with an OPEN BAR and BUFFET, because we know how you like to get down! We're all about the live experience so we'll be inviting special guests plus surprises for a night you won't easily forget. This RELEASE PARTY will ONLY happen if we move 225 pledges so remember to spread the word!!! If we don't get enough pledges for our Yacht Rockin Release Party we'll give our socialites a few other fabulous Party Package options to choose between. That's right, we'll let you pick.... And boy do we have some fun ideas....
If we make our stretch goal of 30k, we'll release a 4th single with all the brass and sass of the first three. If we can shoot for the stars and hit 40k, we'll put out a series of videos performing covers YOU help us choose!
We have a story to tell. We sing of tribulation and triumph, and what it means to be an artist in America today. With every groove and back beat, we prove to ourselves, to our socialites, to the world… you can’t stop the music.
Risks and challenges
We know we're asking for a lot, in fact, this is only the second time in MTS history where we've asked for help. But we have done it before and know way more about how to plan and estimate our cost so we can be sure to give you the best possible product. Here's our only caveat: If we don't get enough pledges for our Yacht Rockin Release Party we'll give our socialites a few other fabulous Party Package options to choose between. That's right, we'll let you pick....Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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