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!
I am proud to announce that I will be supporting Brother Ali for the Melbourne stint of his Australian tour this September! I am also pleased to announce that old friend/ DMC finalist DJ Rellik will be joining me on the decks for our set!
Controversial Minneapolis MC and community activist Brother Ali has announced a run of select exclusive shows including Melbourne @ Laundry Bar.
Never one to shy away from the world’s problems, Ali has won the hearts and minds of hip hop fans world wide with his intimate song writing, captivating live performances and outspoken stance on issues of justice and human dignity.
His extensive resume includes six critically acclaimed albums, mentorships with iconic hip hop legends Chuck D and Rakim as well as performances on late night talk shows Conan O Brien and Jimmy Fallon.
He’s been the subject of Al-Jazeera and NPR pieces and was a keynote speaker at this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Forum. He’s landed coveted press features such as Rolling Stone’s 40th anniversary “Artist to Watch” and Source Magazine’s “Hip Hop Quotables.”
Brother Ali’s latest album release ‘Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color’ is a politically charged album which aims to reawaken people at this time.
“This is not just a new album, but a new chapter. There’s a kind of democratic reawakening in people at this point in time. I was really looking to take these topics and really hit them hard. To try to open ears and hearts and invite people to take some action and feel empowered. To be engaged and take some agency and responsibility for what’s going on in the world.” Brother Ali.
More recently he dropped ‘Left in the Deck’ which is a collection of raw, grimy recordings made in basements and hotel rooms around the world produced entirely by Jake One.
For tickets to this event head to Laundry Bar’s Website
Tickets are selling fast so get in quick!
This Sunday the 18th of January I will be performing at Bar Open with some of Melbourne’s finest underground artists! I will be playing an all new set, unveiling news songs from my forthcoming album ‘Sides Of Me‘, which is out February 26th. So if you want to be the first to check out some new stuff before the album drops then this is your chance.
These are always my favourite kind of shows, I am very proud to be playing alongside these crazy, talented artists and what better way to spend your hazy summer Sunday than kicking with us listening to great tunes!
Live local Hip Hop & Reggae at Bar Open Sunday Jan 18th 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
$5 entry.. Doors open at 7:30pm
Show starts at 8pm..
To join the Facebook event follow me HERE
I 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
9:05 Imperial C
9:20 Jay Cousen
9:35 Tumi & Gabriela Georges
10:20 Bastian Killjoy & Seeka
11:25 Al Flex
$10 online presale
$15 on door
To join the event on Facebook click HERE
On Friday the 12th of December, as my Pozible campaign was in it’s final stages, I was frantically refreshing my page to see if we would end up reaching our target, and we did! We ended up raising 105% of our total and I can now finish getting the album ‘Sides Of Me’ mixed & mastered and press it on vinyl and CD for you guys. This has only been made possible with your support. Words cannot express my feelings right now.
When I started this campaign I wasn’t sure if I would go ahead. But here we are, this journey has taught me many things about myself and other people. We need more faith, to believe in each other. My heart is full right now. You have made my dreams reality.
I received the first test vinyl for ‘Sides Of Me’ last week and once we head into the new year I will then order copies on vinyl, t shirts, CD’s and posters to be ready after the Christmas break. Everything will then be packaged and sent off to you by mid February 2015.
If you have purchased digital copies of previous works they will be sent out via email early January 2015 via email.
It’s been over 9 years ago that I started Bastian Killjoy and nothing happens over night. I still have a long way to go in achieving all my goals as an artist but this is a big step towards them becoming reality. I think next year is going to be a big year and I have lot of new music to bring you all.
I will send you updates as things are being finalised and ready to send to you, so keep checking those emails.
For those of you who missed the deadline for pre orders, don’t worry, I will still be taking orders for vinyl and CD until January 2015. If you would like to pre order a copy of my album ‘Sides Of Me’ then please complete the contact form below and I will get the details straight to you.
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.
We have been working sweat and tears to bring you this single and accompanying film clip. ‘Tie Me To This’ is the 4th single release from my next album ‘Sides Of Me’ which is set for release late February of 2015. This will be the last single release until the album arrives next year. We (Flutterby Multimedia and I) have never done anything like this video before. We have taken all abstracts of reality and tuned them into a single headspace within it’s own theme. If that sounds crazy, well it is and it has been also very fun to make.
We are now in the final stages of editing and rendering out this video. So it will be finished very soon. All pledgers of my Pozible campaign will be receiving an exclusive download of the new single ‘Tie Me To This’ as well as an exclusive preview of the music video before it’s release. So if this is you keep checking your emails for something from me.
I am currently running a Pozible campaign to finish and release this album on both vinyl and CD format. I have been running this campaign for almost 6 weeks and with just over 2 weeks to go we have raised 75% of the total needed to complete ‘Sides Of Me’. This has been an exhaustive, inspiring and sometimes heart wrenching experience but one I am glad to be a part of. I have released 3 other singles from the album which are available for streaming and download HERE.