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Dr. Seuss Rap – DAISY HEAD MAYZIE – with Bastian Bucks

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

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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.


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


BASTIAN KILLJOY’S ‘SIDES OF ME’ OUT FEBRUARY

10897936_897298716976853_5989628425641713038_nAs we are thrust into the new year I have much to reflect upon and many thanks to to give. Thanks to those who have supported me and guided me through this journey, It is because of these people that we have arrived here. 3 months ago I launched a crowd funding campaign in order to raise the funds to release my next album ‘Sides Of Me’. If we are to talk about stepping out of comfort zones and entering the realm of the unknown, then this campaign would be my best example.

I was initially hesitant to ask people to pre order an album that I had not finished recording. But as the support flooded in, I soon came to see I was doing the right thing. The creative direction I was going in soon shifted and this album became as much about sharing with others as it did about getting my message out there. The result is something I am very proud and excited to share with the world.

I’m not sure what genre ‘Sides Of Me’ falls under, It is really a reflection of my favourite genres, stylings and artists, and takes a lot from my childhood in the 80’s growing up. The album does have a more uplifting although sentimental undertone than my other releases, which are more focused on my frustrations and beliefs. This album symbolises my return to a stage of reflection and mindfulness.

‘Sides Of Me’ will be available on vinyl, CD and in digital stores on February 26th. To everyone who has pre ordered a copy of this album, your shipment will be arriving via post on the 26th of February also. To all pledgers who ordered digital copies of my previous albums/ EP’s, these have been sent to you via email. So be sure to jump on there and grab your prize!

To join keep up to date with releases and shows you can join my mailing list HERE

If you would like to pre order a copy of ‘Sides Of Me’ on CD, then you can get in touch with me via the contact form below.


‘TIE ME TO THIS’ MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW!

Well I am proud to announce the release of my latest single and film clip for ‘Tie Me To This’. We have been working flat out to finish this video and release it to the public. 6 weeks ago I launched my Pozible campaign to assist me in completing and releasing my album ‘Sides Of Me’ on vinyl/ CD and digital format. During this period I have finishing my end of the album, producing my accompanying music and recording my vocals. I then have been sending my projects over seas to be finished, but I don’t have the money yet.

So far we have raised 76% of the funds needed for me me to be able to pay everyone and release this and with just 2 weeks to go I will admit I am still feeling pretty nervous. I have a reward system for pledgers to receive pre orders of the album in all formats, T shirts, past releases + much more. If you would like to get involved or find out more follow me HERE.

If I was asked what this song is about, which I will be, I would say it strongly relates to my passion for music, how we have become intertwined in a love hate relationship and eventually have had to learn to co exist with each other. There are a lot of references to genre boundaries. Commercial viability vs uninhibited creativity. I have addressed many of my frustrations relating to these subjects here. Really this song is left to interpretation, how people choose to digest this song is out of my control. Though my sentiments are there. I feel like this music video is a big step in relating my new work to a broader audience. I have been growing away from the Hip Hop scene as I have grown older. Now I just like to make music and to push all my influences as far as I can in the realm on new creativity.

The single for ‘Tie Me To This’ is available for streaming via my Soundcloud channel along with 3 other singles I released from the album. Right now this song is only available for download exclusivley to pledgers of my Pozible campaign, along with the other singles released

This video was shot by Flutterby Creative at our home studio in Melbourne and mixed/ mastered at North Village Recording in the U.S. I must thank both Bron Flutterby and Tim Hanson for working on the audio and visual aspects of this song. It really has been a team effort. We will have more film clips coming out leading up to the release of the album ‘Sides Of Me’. I would also like to give a huge thanks to all the supporters of my Pozible campaign, who have pushed and inspired me to keep moving foreward.

I will have more details pertaining to this album release soon. For more direct updates from me you can join my mailing list HERE.

-BAS


‘ENTITLEMENT’

Entitlement Single Artwork FinalIf you have just joined me, then welcome! As some of you will know I launched my crowd funding campaign just 6 days ago to assist me in releasing my next album ‘Sides Of Me’. There has been so much support from people out there, that I wanted to give something back. So I am releasing another single from the album as a token of my appreciation.

I was going to hold off on sharing this song, Entitlement is one of my personal favourites from this album. But I would say that is even more reason to share it with you all! I will have a video update on my Pozible campaign up on Monday. So stay tuned for that too. I will have more details on how I am traveling then. For now I can tell you we have reached $1,210 so far! If you want a copy of my next album on vinyl I suggest getting in quick. I only have a limited run available at this stage.

“So many people will tell you ”no”, and you need to find something you believe in so hard that you just smile and tell them ”watch me”. Learn to take rejection as motivation to prove people wrong. Be unstoppable. Refuse to give up, no matter what. It’s the best skill you can ever learn.”
― Charlotte Eriksson

As I continue to put myself out there, I am astounded by peoples belief in me to succeed, and I will succeed. If you would like to pre order an album or get involved you can follow me Here.

If you would like to join my monthly mailing list you can do so Here.

Bless!


WE FLOAT

This song is from my release “Painted Landscape”. My beliefs held and expressed in this song may be very conflicting and controversial to some people, but I do try to express that differing ideologies should be taken with an open mind. I decided to incorporate the alphabet in this track to push my lyrical ability to it’s limits. I know this idea has been done before but I wanted to present it in an all new way. When I wrote this song I honestly though it would bring some attention to what I am doing, nether the less it has assisted in my growth and development as an artist. So whats it all about?

Well I believe we are descended from aliens, to be more precise the Annunaki, a civilisation which date back to the  Sumerians. I believe I channel inter-dimensional beings when I make music or feed creativity. So I was thinking, if I was to send a message to other beings in the universe or other dimensions about Earth, what would I say? I would speak about our history, which has a very dark past, the beauties of humanity and everything in between. I would greet them with love and compassion. I would send a message of hope and unity across the galaxy. For this is what I already believe I am doing. Actions are motivated by intention, my intentions are to interact and send a higher vibration to this planet, it’s people and beyond, and I would try to let go of ego and the negativity that hinders progress in order to achieve my goal.

I am not an atheist or anti religion, I believe in spirituality and that the physical body is just a vessel to carry us through the part of this journey, quantum physics has a lot of answers to our questions. It is fair to say our governments have lied to us and plan to destroy this planet for the gain of power over the people. That they have rejected every attempt for world peace and the desertion of fossil fuels, that there is a monopoly over natural resources. Where money takes president over life and freedom.

I believe it is my duty to speak out about these problems and address possible solutions. We have the power to change this world, to save ourselves and to learn something along the way. I speak for peace, I ask for unity. That is why I am sending you this message.

Love

-BAS