This summer I plan on bringing you some of the freshest sounds from Bristol, UK; featuring some incredible international artists for your aural pleasure.
Hello everyone. My name is Chris Munky (www.facebook.com/chrismunkybeats) and I'm doing everything in my power to release my first ever solo album "Let's Be Vigilantes" in 2017, but I need help funding the last important stages.
I'm looking for donations big or small so that I can finally complete a soulful hip hop project that I've been working on, solidly, for the past year and a half.
My aim is to raise £1500 to cover the final costs needed for the full album release. This will allow me to be able to afford the following important processes:
- Professionally mastering 15 tracks - £500
- PR campaign budget. To service the album to magazines, radio playlists, DJs & arrange interviews etc. - £500
- Final studio time
- Physical album pressing in USB/CD format with included artwork. (If the stretched target is reached)
The album is in its final stages of production. I am around 70% complete to date! I have already mixed 8 of the 15 proposed tracks with Ben Capp Sound (bencappsound.com), in Bristol. The aim is to finish the outstanding recording and mixing by the middle of May 2017.
(Draft artwork by: Chris Bauer, Bill Burk & Brainwash Design)
For over 18 years, I have been working a combination of self employed jobs in the music industry; as a producer/DJ/event promoter/youth inclusion worker & tour manager. To date I have travelled to 28 countries as a professional musician.
I have released a lot of electronic music over the past 10 years, including co-productions on Dub Fx's "Theory Of Harmony" album, remixes of popular artists Dreadzone, Freq Nasty, Honey Larochelle, Ill-Gates, Roomate & Ill-Esha; plus original albums & EPs under the aliases Unbalanced Jack & more recently as Snareophobe. However, I have never put together a complete record of my own. Until now!
On a personal note, I am really enjoying the opportunity to focus on my own sound for this project. Recording some of the best international musicians and vocalists I have met on my worldwide travels has been one of my greatest pleasures & acheivements.
The "Lets Be Vigilantes" album features such incredibly talented artists as:
Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Laidlaw, Akil the MC (Jurassic 5), Eva Lazarus, CW Jones, Africa Baby Bam (Jungle Brothers), Vida Sunshyne, Mista Monk, Lil Rhys, Honey Larochelle (Brand New Heavies), Kawika, Megumi Hope (Dub Princess), Fernquest, Toddla MC, Simon Ruston, Mr. Woodnote, Stacey Doeherty (Mount Nakara), Nino D'Angelo (Mount Nakara), Andy V, Aleighcia Scott, MC Tricks, Chris Bauer & Bill Burk.
"Let's Be Vigilantes" is an ode to all the people I've included on this album who stand for peace, love and unity, through music; against oppression and social & political division in the modern world.
Chris Munky & Fernquest - Energy To The People (1 take album preview for Brapp Tv)
NOW is the time...I NEED to make this happen...I NEED your help!
Please make a donation and share this campaign to help me bring this wonderful project from Bristol to your ears, this summer!
The funds I am raising will enable me to independantly release and market the music online and any profit I earn from music sales will be invested in taking the project into a live format in the future. It's a great opportunity to introduce my work and other featured, talented artists to new audiences. I hope you'll support the music and me. Thanks in advance everyone!
1 love & much respect.