Yesterday (1/12/14) I was able to reach my goal! Thank you all so much for your help. I could not have anticipated the tremendous response, and this really is a testament to the strength of my support system.
Even though we accomplished the original goal, I am still able to receive contributions, and I can use additional contributions to do bigger and better things! (like professional mastering for the whole EP, not just half). If you know anyone who has not contributed but might interested please spread the word!
I recorded demos of the live songs this weekend and will be hitting the studio for final tracking this week. Updates and videos to come.
The "Eunoia" EP is the culmination of all my musical experience and knowledge attained at Cal Poly Pomona. As a DJ, I constantly hear people say that they don't believe electronic music is "real" music and that a DJ is not a legitimate musician. I plan to use this opportunity to showcase my ability to both play traditional instruments and compose contemporary electronic music. My hope is that this release will begin to bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary music styles.
The EP will consist of 6 original songs (3 instrumental songs and 3 electronic remixes). I'll be featuring other musicians and vocalists, but the majority of the production will be my own. After it is complete, I'll be releasing it independently on iTunes, Spotify, etc.
Any money contributed will be used for recording, mastering, professional photography, graphic design, duplication, and any other costs directly related to the project. Any costs that exceed what is raised here will be funded by me! Anyone that contributes will get a digital copy of the EP. Pre-order a physical CD for $10. Get yourself, or your organization, permanently recognized on the CD artwork for $50!
I'm tremendously grateful for any help you can give. This is a big deal for me and I'm excited to show my friends and family what I've been working on for the past 4 years. Thank you!
There are actually 6 songs on the EP (3/3). In the video I say 8 (4/4). This was a creative decision after I made the video, sorry!