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!
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.
Upon 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.
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
As 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!
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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.