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‘MICK’ FILM CLIP PREMIERING THURSDAY 9TH

11539591_1004612556245468_8960025161038163350_nDirector/ visual artist Bron Flutterby has once again joined forces with musician Bastian Killjoy to produce his latest film clip Mick. Set for release on July 9th. Mick is taken from Bastian’s latest full length album  Sides Of Me, which is out now.

Featuring an array of breathtaking visuals and stunning cinematography, Mick is an odyssey through the astral plain, as we are guided to the far side of space and invited inside the prismatic imaginations of Bastian Killjoy and Bron Flutterby.

With Mick’s transient clarity having a similar texture to a film shot in mid 1980’s, it would appear that Mick has always existed in the back recesses of our cognitive minds.

Mick was written for a fan named Mick during Bastian’s Pozible campaign in 2014, which saw the production of the album Sides Of Me on vinyl, and is the second film clip taken from the album. With the single Tie Me To This being the first released in November of 2014. Mick will be premiering Thursday the 9th of July via Bastian Killjoy’s Youtube channel.

The single Mick is currently available for free download via TripleJ Unearthed


BASTIAN KILLJOY X BASS ESTRADA’S ‘THE YOU & ME EP’ OUT NOW!

As a big thank you to all of you who supported my Pozible campaign earlier in the year, Bass Estrada and I have released a new EP for FREE! I wanted to give something back to you guys for making my last album possible. So It is that we present to you ‘The You & Me EP’

Beyond the great divides of sea and continents, emerges an archaic collaboration of epic measures. As Australian artist Bastian Killjoy and Russian Hip Hop producer Bass Estrada announce the release of their EP The You & Me EP’ which arrived on Thursday the 18th.

It’s no secret that rising Melbourne emcee, Bastian Killjoy has been making waves with his insightful, mind-bending lyricism. We now see Bastian ordained to explore uncharted terrain, with Bass Estrada’s mood shifting, ambient sound scapes, challenging Bastian’s lyrical ability every step of the way. As the pair unite to bring to the world their notable and visionary masterpiece The You & Me EP.

Throughout this journey of elaborate arrangements, and perfectly balanced sounds, it is evident that the duo jells flawlessly. Performing a balancing act of polyphonic unification that is rarely seen in today’s world of Hip Hop.

‘The You & Me EP’ is now available for free digital download via Bandcamp.


‘WELL PLAYED’ NEW SINGLE FROM BASTIAN KILLJOY X BASS ESTRADA

Bastian has released a new single with St Petersburg based producer Bass Estrada. ‘Well Played’ is the second collaborative single release from the 2 artists and is available for exclusive free download via Soundcloud. With the release of Bastian’s new album ‘Sides Of Me’ a couple of months ago Bastian has been branching out and looking at new collaborative projects to work on.

I have been looking for something different to work on and this just fell right in front of me. There is a soothing and sometimes melancholy sound behind these tracks from Bass Estrada which just drew me to his work. While producing all of my own instrumental in the past, I thought I would expand and draw on different styles between albums. Both ‘Well Played’ and ‘Carry On’  have become some of my most diverse works and it is definitely something I am not complaining about. I have a feeling we will be releasing a lot more music together this year” – BAS

Bass Estrada X Bastian Killjoy have also released another single ‘Carry On’ last month, which is also available for free download via Soundcloud.


JAVAARAY – PEOPLE FALL AROUND feat BASTIAN KILLJOY OUT NOW!


Well it seems I have been sharing a heap of music with you guys lately, with the release of my new single “Foreword”  & my collaboration “Road To Nothing” with famed Iranian artist Salome Mc. Now we move closer to home, I have been recently working with Melbourne Producer Jaavaray on one of his new beats. I wanted to do something different with this collaboration. I thought this would be a great break from working on my next album, which it was. I have been working with a lot of Electronic sounds lately so to be able to jump on an organic instrumental was just what I needed. This is one of many collaborations Jaavaray is working on right now and is out now, for FREE download Via Soundcloud. If you would like to stay up to date on new releases, you can join my mailing list HERE. More details on my album soon! -BAS

 


XANDEPIC AT SUBFETISH – FREE ENTRY!

SubFetish Flyer
Subfetish @Horse Bazaar
8pm Friday 27th June
FREE ENTRY

Styles including: Drum n Bass, Jazz, Hip Hop, Funk, Reggae, Dub, Glitch Hop, Blues, Ambient, Electronica, Break Beat & Jungle.

Set Times:
Xandepic 11:15pm – 12ISH
Polyvoyance – Odd Sock feat. Bellz 10:15pm – 11:00pm
Decksi 9:15pm – 10:00pm
Lucid NZ 8:15pm – 9:00pm

Hosted by Vytal One (Hoodrapz) feat. DJ Corey Breeze on the decks.

Xandepic
(Drum n Bass with elements of Jazz, Hip Hop, Funk, Reggae & Dub.)
http://www.xandepic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Xandepic
https://soundcloud.com/xandepic

Decksi
(Dubstep, Hip Hop, Drum & Bass, Jungle, Reggae and Dub.)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Decksi/154179331319521
https://soundcloud.com/decksi

Polyvoyance – Odd Sock Feat. Bella Bellz
(Glitch Hop, Dub, Drum n Bass, Blues, Hip Hop, Ambient, Electronica, Break Beat.)
https://soundcloud.com/oddsock-1

Lucid NZ
(Glitch)
https://soundcloud.com/recursionexcursion

FREE ENTRY See you there


THIS WEEKS INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST – OMEGACHILD

WAITING FOR POSTCARDSThis week on The Bourne Collective I will be talking to Brisbane artist and producer Omegachild on the release of his new album “Postcards” and the short film “Waiting For Postcards”. Omegachild has set out on a journey across India to produce his new album and will be launching this feature in Brisbane on the 10th of June at New Globe Theatre.

Waiting For Postcards is a short film that follows the story of Omegachild – an emerging composer and electronic music producer from Brisbane – as he embarks on a journey through India to create an album on-the-fly inspired by both a growing unease with the daily grind at home, and the beautiful people and places in one of the craziest countries in the world.

 

Directed by award winning filmmaker and photographer Danny McShane, Waiting For Postcards was shot in a variety of locations all over India, in places as diverse as the snow capped mountains of the Himalayas to the dry Rajasthani desert near the Pakistan border.

 

The premiere screening of the film will coincide with the soundtrack release of Postcards, an ambient electronic exploration that takes cues from the daily sounds of a country at once bustling yet capable of eliciting deep introspection. It will be followed by an exhibition of photographs taken on 35mm film by Danny throughout the trip.

 

Launch: Tuesday 10th June, 2014

Venue: New Globe Theatre, 220 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Time: 7pm

Entry: Free

Be sure to tune in tonight at 11pm to catch this interview on 97.1fm 3MDR. If you would like to stream the show or check out our podcast at a later date you can do so here. I will be back next week to interview Hip Hop artist Celestial Serpent.


NEW SINGLE “ROAD TO NOTHING” OUT SOON!

Road To NothingBastian Killjoy has come together with Iranian Hip Hop artist Salome MC for the release his new single “Road To Nothing”. Salome MC has gained recognition as Iran’s first female rapper and now resides in Japan. The 2 got in contact in early 2013 and have been corresponding since then, sending ideas back and forth, and sharing personal perspectives on music.“Road To Nothing” will feature on Bastian’ next album. Release date TBA through Wordsmiths Records.

“Road To Nothing” will be available soon for FREE download via Bandcamp

Bastian Killjoy is a Melbourne based hip hop producer and emcee who combines driving hip hop beats with acoustic drum breaks and steel string guitar, providing a unique and intricate backdrop for his superior and fierce vocal style that combines intelligent lyrics and tackles social issues with a fast paced rhythmic flow. This results in a sound that is truly unique within the Australian Hip Hop scene.

Slamadingdong titled Bastian Killjoy slam poetry champ for June 2013, he has also recently been hailed Global Hip Hop Collective’s artist of the month for January 2014, with the successful launch and release of his latest EP “Earth – Air – Fire – Water” in December of 2013.

Salome Mc started making hip-hop music as an art school freshman in 2002, in Tehran. Pursuing her passion for poetry, music and visual arts in different levels ever since, releasing songs online -while being recognised as the first female rapper of Iran- and experimenting with different mediums of visual expression that goes along.

Salome moved to Japan to further study in the field of audio/visual arts, exploring new ways of expression that would reflect her new life style: away from urban life and closer to nature. Now in addition to making music for urban listener, Salome tries to create a connection incorporating sound, photo and/or video in form of contemporary art with a universal audience.

 

 


AIR


EARTH


RESONATE


WATER


FIRE


Global Hip Hop Collective – Artist of the Month

GHCWelcome to 2014. It has been a busy start to the new year and very welcomed indeed. I have been hailed Global Hip Hop Collective’s artist of the month for January! I am very proud of this achievement and thankful that I am reaching you out there. So just after I released my new EP “Earth – Air – Fire – Water” on Christmas Day, I got a call from Zulu Flow telling me I was nominated for GHC artist of the month. To say I was excited is an understatement. We got together a couple of weeks ago and had an interview, which you can check out by clicking the photo.

There are so many new projects I am working on this year and this just gave me the boost I needed to push harder than ever to have my voice heard, and to make positive change where possible in the Hip Hop community.

The good people at GHC also reviewed my new EP.

“Self produced, written, published and recorded, Bastian Killjoy nails all aspects on this release. Originally written as a film score, then experimented on by laying down some hip hop beats and eventually evolving into a five track EP.  Mixed and mastered at Heezers in Missouri the finished sound is super clean without being too much so. Crisp beats, intelligent lyrics delivered with swift viciousness and complimented with a hint of welcome warmness. The depth of the content as well as the music means that one listen is nowhere near enough to really ‘get’ each song. Each of the four elements are cryptically, not literally represented, which allows one to delve deeper into the meaning behind each song. The production contains just the right mixture of soul, boom bap and melody to remain interesting, get my head softly swaying back and forth and my ear sharply tuned into the lyrics.

Overall I didn’t rate this release super highly at first. However after multiple listens it grew on me. One of the highlights was the song “Fire,” which begins with the sounds of a crackling fire place, then is accompanied by some orchestral strings and transitions smoothly into the most structurally and sonically pleasing joint on the release. Another highlight was the three minute instrumental-lude at the end of the first track. A refreshing point of difference that allows the music to speak for itself.

An element which feels missing from the mix is ‘fun’ – the entire vibe of the release is quite serious and sombre, which is where the track ‘Fire’ shines above the rest, being the one track that combines this fun factor while remaining sentimental, no nonsense, to-the-point and cryptic all at the same time. Earth, Air, Fire, Water is a valiant contribution, musical food for the thinking man.”

I thank you all for the support and if you would like to download my latest EP for FREE follow the link – http://thebastiankilljoy.bandcamp.com/

For the latest from GHC subscribe to their newsletter here – http://www.globalhiphopcollective.com/


FREE EP – “Earth – Air – Fire – Water”

FREE EPSo over the last few months, as we have been flying towards Christmas and the new year, I realized I would not have much money to buy loved one’s presents. So instead of stressing myself out, I decided to release a new EP “Earth – Air – Fire – Water” as a FREE download.

So I got a few copies printed up for close friends and my family and put the release up for you guys to grab. I don’t have much but this is what I offer.

If you are reading this thank you for all your support and love, it really keeps me going. Now about this EP, I wrote this originally as a film score composition and then decided to write lyrics to the songs. The names of the songs represent the elements of earth as a whole.

This is a time of spiritual awakening, we are united, we seek for peace. Be happy today, even if it is a day of reflection. Be safe and happy and know we are together. I am not religious, well not in the traditional sense but I think if we can put one day aside in the year to share and be completely selfless, then that’s a start in the right direction. I look forward to the journey that next year brings for both you and I.

Click the photo for a link to this free download or follow the link here: http://thebastiankilljoy.bandcamp.com/album/earth-air-fire-water

Bless,

BAS