‘This Machine Kills Dreams’ is the 6th studio album release, from Melbourne based producer/ rapper Bastian Bucks. The self-produced album underlines some of the independent artist’s finest works to date, and is out today.
Simultaneously, Bastian has released a music video for the single ‘Letters To God’. Shot in Florence, Italy in late 2017 ‘Letters To God’ is the final music video from this series.
“I finished mixing/ mastering ‘TMKD’ in June of 2017, but wanted to shoot some videos to coincide with the album, leading up its release. It was just coincidence that I wrote ‘Letters To God’ only to find myself in a holy city on the other side of the world months later.
It seemed like fate, so I took advantage of the opportunity and Florence ended up tying the songs theme together perfectly.”
– Bastian Bucks
BASTIAN BUCKS ‘GET HEAVY’ MUSIC VIDEO/ SINGLE
‘Get Heavy’ is the 2nd music video/ single release, from Melbourne based producer/ rapper Bastian Bucks’. Filmed in the forests of Berlin, Germany during a tour across Europe in late 2017. ‘Get Heavy’ is an extract from Bastian’s forthcoming album ‘This Machine Kills Dreams’, due for release in March 2018.
“ ‘Get Heavy’ serves as a commentary on my life, as an artist and as a person. The idea when writing the album has been to share my experiences with the audience, to give an understanding of just where I am coming from. I wanted to approach this concept with conviction, objectively.
Pop culture, cartoons, music, video games and film have all played a part in moulding how I present my art. ‘Get Heavy’ is reflective and in reference to this.”
– Bastian Bucks
‘Get Heavy’ is available for streaming and download via Spotify, iTunes and Google Play Album Pre orders are available via Bandcamp
My new music video/ single ‘Gruff’ from my forthcoming album ‘TMKD’
The single will be available in stores this week! Via Spotify
‘Gruff’ is the 2rd single release from ‘TMKD’. for more video’s head over to my Youtube Channel
A big thank you to my co-director and videographer
Bron Flutterby Creative Photography for all her amazing work!
And a big thank you to you for watching!
My read along rap exert from Dr. Seuss’ “Daisy Head Mayzie”is now live on Youtube!
This ones for all the parents and kids out there, and to the wonderfully talented Dr. Seuss. his word play is unparalleled. I was inspired by my niece to make this video, funny enough, I couldn’t keep her 4 year old attention enough to watch it. For more videos head over to my Youtube Channel
I will have a part 2 up for ‘Daisy Head Mayzie soon over a different beat. I did not want to rap the same story to you for 14 minutes. So you could see this as Side A.
Beat produced by Juice
Well here it is people!
Feels good to share this with the world. I thank you for your patience, and persistence in supporting me for all this time. After months of work we have finally reached the release! And thankfully everything worked out. Now I may not be able to explain myself or my thoughts very well in real life but I think I just hit a note with this album.
And we also got an awesome review from the folks over at HipHop.Melbourne which you check out HERE. For CD purchases follow the bandcamp link. For digital downloads/ streaming head to your preferred online store from the list below. CD’s are going quick but I am in the process of ordering more.
‘Golly Gosh’ is available via
*Bandcamp (CD) http://bit.ly/29T6vQd
*Google Play https://goo.gl/TiLMYV
And all other reputable digital outlets.
It’s an honour to share this with you all and thank you for your support!
Hip Hop artist Bastian Killjoy has set upon a new journey this year with the announcement of his 4th full length album release ‘Golly Gosh’, due for arrival on July 21st 2016.
The rapturous Melbourne based producer/ emcee has modelled his latest works around his earliest Hip Hop, Rap and R&B influences, many being from the early 90’s. With production styles that recognise artists of the 70’s and 80’s, in a time when musician’s recorded/ produced and mixed their albums, utilising their own skills. Which is precisely what Bastian has done with his latest masterpiece ‘Golly Gosh’ entirely produced by himself.
“I have produced all my other albums, to an extent, but have always got to a point where I have needed help from others to complete the project. This time around I have placed a lot of importance on the album belonging to me, I believe it is my most lyrical and personal work to date. After many painstaking months of hard work, I think it’s paid off”. – B. K
From the inspiration of intrigue and true artistry, come the untold workings of Hip Hop enthusiast and architect, Bastian Killjoy.
Album available through – Bandcamp, iTunes and all other reputable outlets
July 21st 2016.
To view the debut single/ music video release ‘Creep’ taken from ‘Golly Gosh’ click Here
As the production of my album ‘Golly Gosh’ winds up, and I come to the surface to take a breath. I have come to the realisation that I haven’t shared any new music with you this year. As you may have seen last week, I shared an album teaser trailer (Watch here). Now I am proud to share with you my debut single from this release ‘Creep’!
‘Creep’ serves as a footnote to the rest of ‘Golly Gosh’. As an illustration of how the creative process of making music has been rapidly changing for me, examining my place in the music industry, how I see things happening around me. And how money has a tendency to change people in the Hip Hop game.
This song delivers as an ode & reminder to thank and pay homage to those who have come before us. In particular I have made reference to a couple of my greatest inspirations Ms Lauren Hill & TLC. Its not often I site other artists in my works, but this time I felt it was relevant.
I am eagerly waiting an album release date for ‘Golly Gosh’ but for now here’s something to warm your appetite.‘Creep’ is now available for download/ streaming via
Album will be available through – Rising Tide Records, Bandcamp, iTunes and all other reputable outlets. Album release date TBA 2016.
Did I hear new music?? Thats right! Just hours ago my latest music video for my latest single ‘The Voynich Manus‘ went live on Youtube! + streaming/ downloading here
I am really happy to be able to share this song & accompanying video with you. It feels like more than a year ago since I released my album ‘Sides Of Me‘, with your help, but it has only been 10 months since then. A lot has changed and evolved with my music and the creative process during this time. I’m not sure where I am heading, but it is certainly away from where I was before and that means growth.
‘The Voynich Manus’ is really an interpretive piece on today, 2015. the things happening around us, our reactions, your reaction. How we see the world and how the world might see us back, on a level we often undermine and neglect, on a mindful level. What do we really know about who we are in proportion to the whole/ and that is why I called this song The Voynich Manus(cript). I hope people will find understanding in my intentions and put meaning to my madness. If not, the tune is pretty fly.
You can stream or download ‘The Voynich Manus’ for free HERE. I will have more details on my forthcoming album as we head over to the new year. Wishing you all a very happy and safe holiday season!
Keep up to date with news on new releases, film clips and side projects from Bastian Killjoy. We are getting ready to start filming for the next music video “We Float” from the “Painted Landscape” series, directed by Flutterby Creative. This will be the 4th clip from the album, with another 11 to go. Thats right we are shooting a video for every song on the album and while this has become a very tedious task it is well worth the effort.
You can find the released video’s from this series and other film clips on the Bastian Killjoy Youtube page. Click the photo for a link to my channel or follow the link here
Don’t forget to jump on my Bandcamp to download your FREE copy of Bastian Killjoy’s most recent release “Earth – Air – Fire – Water” here. Other titles are also available on this site or via iTunes.
We have had a wedge tailed eagle flying above our house for the past week! and today we saw it flying low above our house with its baby. This is amazing but what is really amazing is the relationship I have had with these birds since I can remember.
When I was a young boy, around 6 years old, my Grandad used to take me up to his property in Everton. He had a little cabin on the top of the hill with around 30 acres where he grazed cattle. A few meters from the cabin was a big old gumtree, With a great big nest perched at the top.
My Grandad told me it belonged to a family of wedge tailed eagles and later that afternoon we set out with a pair of binoculars, we drove around his property in his old F250 until we spotted a dark shadow in the sky, I remember the awe of seeing these massive birds in flight and became obsessed.
Collecting feathers and nagging my Mum to take me to healesville sanctuary when I couldn’t go up to the country. I started to collect books on birds of prey from then on.
The next year my Grandad bought me a pair of binoculars, which I still have today, I would sit up on his farm and watch the eagles all day for hours on end. Throughout the years when I have been completely lost or felt like giving up I would always see an eagle and not just any eagle but a wedge tailed eagle. Whether I be near the ocean camping or watching a sunset.
When I was 17 my Grandad passed away and I have always thought that he is watching over me through these magnificent birds, maybe he is. Right now I am the happiest I have ever been and I am seeing eagles at my home on a daily basis, I also believe these to be my spirit animals.
Thank you Grandad for instilling in me the appreciation for life at such a young age. I know you are with me. The world is full of beauty and mysteries, how lucky I really am.
This song is from my forthcoming EP “Earth, Air Fire, Water” Which will be available for FREE download on Christmas day via Bandcamp.
You can also download this track for free when it goes up on Triple J Unearthed this Wednesday, so be sure to jump on there and leave me a review!
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I wrote this song about what is happening in Syria right now, It is so sad that we are still supporting western cultures to plunder these countries for oil. where does it end? Anyway this is my thoughts on the subject and more broadly what is happening around us everyday.