Hip Hop & Comic Books

Posts tagged “Australia

BASTIAN KILLJOY’S ‘GOLLY GOSH’ ALBUM OUT NOW!

FBGGPromoWell 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
*iTunes http://apple.co/29ZPMML
*Google Play https://goo.gl/TiLMYV
*Spotify http://spoti.fi/29O1gQ1
And all other reputable digital outlets.

It’s an honour to share this with you all and thank you for your support!


BASTIAN KILLJOY ALBUM OUT JULY

Album cover artHip 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


BASTIAN KILLJOY’S ‘CREEP’ OUT NOW


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.


Video

BASTIAN KILLJOY’S NEW MUSIC VIDEO ‘MICK’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPNATCOhiSs Hey all! If you are reading this you are probably watching our new music video! Mick has taken Bron and myself months to put together and was by far the most involved project we have worked on together to date. Bron’s work on this clip is beyond words, we had no financial or label support creating this video but here we are! and so far the video seems to be a hit. Director/ visual artist Bron Flutterby has once again joined forces with musician Bastian Killjoy to produce his latest film clip MickTaken 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. The single Mick is currently available for free download via TripleJ Unearthed We hope you guys enjoy all the hard work we have put into this! I would like to thank Tim Hanson for all his hard work on helping me finish this album. It has certainly paid off. I want to thank Bron Flutterby for her countless hours of shooting/ editing the video and last but not least I would like to thank all of you for your support during my Pozible campaign. We wouldn’t be able to make this happen without you! BAS


BASTIAN KILLJOYS SINGLE PREMIER ‘ALL OVER’ LIVE VIDEO

10943108_911277775578947_4442744608064973591_nUpon the release of my album ‘Sides Of Me’ a couple of months ago, I was unsure as to whether I wanted to share these new songs on a live platform, that is performing them to an audience.

There is an abstract fragment of electronic soundscapes, mixed in with acoustic drums through most of the songs from the release and to tell you the truth I am not totally convinced that this is what a crowd wants to see live.

Maybe it doesn’t make sense, maybe i’m too far out there. Or maybe this just belongs at home while your stoned in your lounge room on a Friday night. Who knows.

Nevertheless I have played a few of these new songs live, a few times, to a few people. And they seemed to enjoy them, so Bron Flutterby recorded a video of one of my “favourite” songs ‘All Over’ live to share with you.

You who I do not know and who does not know me, you the music enthusiast that was able to find this in the infinite internet. Where some things are lost and people choose brush over importance for short term gratification or stimulation.

So if we are going to get into this and I am going to share this with you, then I will say this song is written in reference to pioneering Sci-Fi films.That is the sound I was aiming to achieve. The lyrics are about how far my spirit has come to awaken at this point in time. But this is a fragment of the whole story, how could I express and expose so much of myself in just under 3 minutes? I couldn’t, and that is why the album ‘Sides Of Me’ is my story of who I am, why I am here, what is happening around me, my intentions, obsessions, love all of it. Summed up in one album, that is to say where I have been and where I am now. My previous albums and EP’s attempt to explain the rest.

So I share with you ‘All Over’ remembering that it is just a small part of the bigger picture. To view the video click here or click the photo in this post. I hope you enjoy

– BAS


‘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.


EXPRESSIONS OF FREEDOM – HOP HOP AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

10928857_904099016296823_4334155153534405605_nI am proud to be a part of this great event, which is happening tomorrow night at The Reverence Hotel in Footscray! This event will feature some of the most talented local artists around, all while raising much needed funds and attention for a good cause- White Ribbon.

Intimate partner violence is the most common type of violence against women, affecting 30 per cent of women worldwide, according to the 2013 World Health Organization report

Over 12 months, on average, one woman is killed every week as a result of intimate partner violence.

A woman is most likely to be killed by her male partner in her home.

Domestic and family violence is the principle cause of homelessness for women and their children.

Intimate partner violence is the leading contributor to death, disability and ill-health in Australian women aged 15-44.

One in three women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence perpetrated by someone known to them.

One in four children are exposed to domestic violence, which is a recognised form of child abuse.

The cost of violence against women to the Australian economy is estimated to rise to $15.6 billion per annum.

One in five women experience harassment within the workplace.

One in five women over 18 has been stalked during her lifetime.

Exceptionally talented artists, a great night of hip hop and a very important cause should be all the reason you need to come along.

*Line up & Set Times*

Hosted by Zai Zanda

8:00 The Collectivists

8:25 Blazin Glenny D

8:45 Audacious

9:05 Imperial C

9:20 Jay Cousen

9:35 Tumi & Gabriela Georges

10:00 Sunlight

10:20 Bastian Killjoy & Seeka

10:45 Lgeez

11:25 Al Flex

11:40 Azzy

———————————

Entry:
$10 online presale
$15 on door

To join the event on Facebook click HERE