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Musician j.viewz wants you to see his drafts folder

For his new album, the Brooklyn-based musician wants fans to access — and offer — "the DNA of the songs as they form."

The crowd awaits. (Photo via j.viewz's Kickstarter page)

Jonathan Dagan, aka j.viewz, made music with vegetables and fruit and got 329,000 views for it. In a way, that video was a preview of what he’s up to now.

In the veggies vid, he doesn’t just play the music, he also walks you through how he sets it up. The artist sees album making as a story, and he wants to tell the full story of his next album. With The DNA Project, the musician wants to document every single step of his songwriting process.

Since a lot of his work is oriented toward making electronic beats and then playing with them, he’ll be posting those individual samples along the way, inviting users to borrow them for their own tracks. He’ll also be soliciting sound samples from those who are following along.

j.viewz is crowdfunding the effort right now, with $17,455 raised toward a $60,000 goal, as of this writing.

Support/pre-order by Oct. 15
Companies: Kickstarter
Series: Brooklyn

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