Help house music producer Scott Wozniak raise funds for his 2014 debut album. Find out how you can be a part of it!
House music producer / keyboardist Scott Wozniak is looking to raise $16,000 for his debut album via Kickstarter. He's played keyboards on records from artists like Pink to Toni Braxton and for other groundbreaking producers like Mantronix to David Morales. As a remixer, he's had huge success with Estelle's "Fall In Love" on Atlantic Records, "Glad I Found You" on Defected, and as a musician he laid down the music for the chart-topping "At Night" by Shakedown. He's also been releasing singles and remixes for labels worldwide since 1996 and still found time to teach music production at DubSpot, the premier electronic music and DJ school in New York City.
He's been around a long time. Why hasn't he released an album before?
In Scott's own words: "I never felt like the circumstances were completely right. Things have fallen into place recently where I could have full creative control by going with an indie label. It also means the budget to do this project the way I see fit is going to need some help. That's when I got the idea to go the Kickstarter route."
$16,000 seems like a fair bit of money. What will it be spent on?
CD and vinyl manufacturing, mixing with several different engineers, mastering, artwork, some expensive equipment rentals like microphones and outboard gear, and finally, money to pay the vocalists and musicians that will be featured on the record. The final product will feature 12 tracks, give or take a couple. This doesn't happen cheaply. Also, Kickstarter and Amazon take a combined 10% for processing fees. Pretty much every dollar has been accounted for.
How long will it take to finish the album?
Scott's given himself a very generous window to get this done the way he wants. Scheduling the (very well-known) vocalists who have very busy careers is a major factor. The album will be be finished no later than September 2014. Possibly earlier. It will be available through iTunes, Beatport and Traxsource as a digital download. The CD and vinyl versions will be exclusive to supporters of this Kickstarter project. Check out the rewards section!
Why should I fund this project?
Well, for starters, Scott's a genuinely nice guy. He also regularly gives away lots of his original edits and remixes. Also, the limited edition (only 200 will be pressed) white vinyl and CD will ONLY BE AVAILABLE RIGHT HERE for supporters of this Kickstarter campaign. They won't be for sale anywhere else. Also, without your help, this album could never happen on the scale that it would through Kickstarter. We're talking quality, folks. Google Scott's name if you're unfamiliar with him.
So where's the music?
Because of Kickstarter rules and copyright reasons, we're not allowed to post music Scott has released on other labels directly here. However, there is no law against gently nudging you towards examples that are already out there. For example, Scott played all the music on the hugely successful "At Night" by Shakedown --> LINK
Here's Fatboy Slim playing it for 250,000 people on the beach at Brighton, UK --> LINK
Scott's remix of DJ Gomi's "Glad I Found You" featuring Yasmeen made the song an international smash hit --> LINK
Here's Scott's remix of Kimbra's "Settle Down" --> LINK
Scott Wozniak's remix of The Police's "Every Breath You Take" --> LINK
Scott's official remix of Estelle's "Fall In Love" --> LINK
Here's Scott's remix for the brand new Robin S single on our label, Sonido Local Recordings --> LINK
Scott's fresh and amazing reinterpretation of "Beat It" by Michael Jackson --> LINK
Scott Wozniak's remix of Jill Scott's "Whatever" was so popular in the UK that it was bootlegged on vinyl on three separate occasions --> LINK
Scott's remix of Duran Duran's "Girls On Film" --> LINK
Scott's remix of Miguel Migs featuring Lisa Shaw, "Those Things" --> LINK
Scott Wozniak's remix of India Arie's "Headed In The Right Direction" --> LINK
Scott's remix of Sade's "I Never Thought I'd See The Day" --> LINK
Scott's remix of Seal's "Violet" --> LINK
... We could go on for a long time. Scott Wozniak has a lot of stellar credits under his belt as a musician, producer and remixer. This is why we want to do this debut artist album with him, giving him complete creative freedom. Unfortunately, being a very small independent label, we simply don't have the resources to make this album happen without funding. That's why we're asking for your help by offering some special treats that we think you'll love. That's about it, guys. You have the info. Let's make this happen!
We sincerely thank you for taking the time to visit this page. Even if you are unable to make a contribution at this time, you can still help by spreading the word. Have a great holiday season!
-Sonido Local Recordings and Scott Wozniak
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The only risk is the chance that production could take a bit longer than anticipated due to scheduling conflicts with vocalists. Knowing this, Scott has given himself until September 2014, which should be more than sufficient.
YES! This offer is available to EVERYBODY and we will ship anywhere in the world :)
Yes, I had two cocktails (Tanqueray and juice) during filming to calm my nerves. I was a bit nervous :)
Unfortunately not :(
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Pledge $1 or more and receive the first single from the album as a digital download before it's released. Plus Scott will think of you fondly ♥Estimated delivery:
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Pledge $10 and receive a digital download copy of the album 2 weeks before the official release date.Estimated delivery:
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Pledge $25 and receive a signed CD copy of the album plus digital download 2 weeks before the official release date. The CD is ONLY AVAILABLE to Kickstarter funders and won't be for sale anywhere else.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Pledge $40 or more and YOUR NAME will appear in the CD credits. A special THANK YOU for being part of this project. Of course you will also receive a signed CD copy of the album plus a digital download.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Pledge $65 or more and you will receive a limited edition (only 200 pressed) white vinyl featuring select cuts from the album, signed by Scott. The vinyl is ONLY AVAILABLE to Kickstarter funders and won't be for sale anywhere else. Plus signed CD and digital download of the album.Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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Pledge $250 and get a one on one music production lesson with Scott. (New York City area or via Skype.) Lesson approximately 90 mins. Plus signed CD and digital download of the album.Estimated delivery:
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Pledge $350 or more and Scott will lay down keyboards on your track. (In person if you're in the NYC area or via the internet if elsewhere in the world.) Plus signed CD and digital download of the album.Estimated delivery:
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Scott Wozniak says: "Pledge $800 or more and I'll fully produce a track for you. This could be a demo you have or an idea that you describe to me." Plus digital download of the album and signed CD.Estimated delivery:
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Pledge $1500 or more and have Scott Wozniak DJ at your event. 2 hour set. Anywhere in the United States. Flights and accommodation not included, and must be paid for by backer. Plus signed CD and digital download.Estimated delivery:
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