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3 Electronic Music Kickstarter Projects That Recently Crushed

As the dance music community continues to grow and expand, so to has its presence on the popular crowd-sourcing site Kickstarter. Check out three recent Kickstarter campaigns that far exceeded their goals thanks to support from dance music supporters from all over the globe.

1. Candel Phone Case

Having gained 195 backers in just four days, the Candel phone case has already been funded and will be able to start delivering its first shipments sooner than anticipated. These cutting-edge phone cases were designed with the music-lover and festival-goer in mind, offering both an LED sound-activated light show and extended battery life that gives your phone twice the juice so the party never stops. Oh yeah, and it protects your phone from falls and blows.

Goal: $25,000
Pledged: $29,724

Learn more: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1539736351/ca...

2. MOTHER: The Original Arranged Soundtrack Album

First released in 1989, the role-playing series video game for Nintendo Famicon known as MOTHER was so popular it received a soundtrack from composers Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka (Super Mario Bros., Metroid) and Keiichi Suzuki (Tokyo Godfathers, Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman), as well as David Bedford and film composer Michael Nyman. These great musical minds recorded the original soundtrack with full orchestration and English vocals from European musicians. The soundtrack, however, never saw a licensed release outside of Japan, until a successful Kickstarter changed all of that.

Goal: $42,000
Pledged: $75,252

Learn more: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/972481375/mot...

3. MANANA FESTIVAL - Santiago de Cuba

MANANA is a non-profit festival designed to create connections between Afro-Cuban Folkloric music and the pioneers of the global electronic music community. After a successful crowd-sourced campaign, the festival will be taking place in May 2016, giving locals the opportunity to celebrate their cultural heritage while sharing and collaborating using technology to bring contemporary music to new heights.

"The artists we have selected for Manana 2016 have been chosen based upon their ability to cross boundaries, weave relevant narratives, and pull audiences together."

The 2016 inaugural lineup includes Quantic, Plaid, Galis, Mala, Obbatuké, Ariwo and so many more. Check out the full lineup here, and then find ticket info here.

Goal: £40,000
Pledged: £47,095

Learn more about the campaign that is bringing the festival to life: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mananacuba/ma...

Other EDM Kickstarter projects that have seen massive success in the past...

1. Electronic Opus

"An Electronic Symphonic album featuring the best music from world renowned multiple platinum artist, film composer & technologist... BT."

Goal: $200,000
Pledged: $254,767

2. CAT023 Caustic Window

Backers got the "once-in-a-lifetime chance to own one of the holy grails of Electronic Music by Richard James, aka The Aphex Twin, aka Caustic Window."

Goal: $9,300
Pledged: $67,424

3. Studio Killers

"We wanted to immerse you into our world and thanks to amazing support during our 2014 Kickstarter campaign, the first Studio Killers live show has now been created."

Goal: £50,000
Raised: £55,176

Learn more here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/studio-killer...

4. NYVES

The new electronic project from Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter) and Randy Torres (Project 86)

Goal: $50,000

Raised: $82,702

Learn more: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1722713765/ny...

5. Dave Seaman DJ mix compilation

UK based International DJ & Producer Dave Seaman launched a Kickstarter to make "the very first crowd funded DJ Mix compilation album."

Goal: £25,000
Raised: £32,419

Learn more: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1756868313/da...

6. Boris Blank 'Electrified'

"The limited edition solo box-set from the founder of YELLO. Three hours of unreleased soundtracks spanning 5 decades."


Goal: £50,000
Raised: £62,147

Learn more: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inkyblackness...

7. FREE DOMINGUEZ's Electronica Album, "Ghost Notes"

Goal: $22,222
Pledged: $34,591

Learn more: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/freedominguez...

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Jamie Lamberski Senior Editor

I'm a storyteller at heart, and music makes my world go round.

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