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
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
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.
Welcome to a new week! and this week we have reached 37% of our Pozible campaign. So I was composing a new song for the album ‘Sides Of Me’ yesterday and thought why not just but something off the top of my head. We have 6 weeks to go of this campaign, and though thats sounds like a long time… It isn’t. Last week was a big week with the release of my new single ‘Entitlement’ Which was released on Friday as a thank you to pledgers. I will have more new music for you before this campaign finishes. I am also hoping to release a film clip along the way.
‘Entitlement’ is available for exclusive download to pledgers and is available for Streaming via Soundcloud. The 1st single ‘Foreword’ released last month is available for download via all reputable digital stores and is available for streaming on Spotify.
If you are just joining and would like to get involved in my Pozible campaign or find out what this is all about then you can follow me HERE. Right now I need all the support I can get, so if you believe in what i’m doing, get involved and become a part of this monumental point in my music career
If you would like to join my mailing list to receive monthly updates on what i’m up to then you can join my mailing list HERE
So after just 2 and a half days of this campaign being active we have reached $680 in pledges thanks to all you amazing people out there!
This campaign has been launched to help me complete and release my album ‘Sides Of Me’ on vinyl as well as CD. My deadline for raising the total funds is in December, so we have just 2 months to make this possible.
I have been working on ‘Sides Of Me’ since January of 2014 and I am just finishing up the final 2 songs. I released the single ‘Foreword’ from the album in August of 2014, to give people an idea of what I have been working on. The positive feedback I have received from listeners and fellow artists has been tremendous.
I have really put myself out there in doing this. It has already given me a lot of confidence and hope to see how far we have already reached with your support.
I will be bringing you weekly updates on this project including video updates and the release of new singles along the way.
To keep up to date on this project I have created an event on Facebook. More directly I will be sending out weekly newsletters via my mailing list. If you would like to sign up to the mailing list click HERE. To all of you out there, I thank you for your support. It is great to know that as an independent artist my work is still valued and acknowledged by music lovers.
A city full of strays, kids, thugs with blades
Drugs, rape, mugged, end up on the front page
Racial hate, people displaced, evil set in its place
And waits patiently for many are weak
Speak to me, I hear the whispers, here to teach
Heal the needs from cracked dreams
Fractured beings who wont believe
Regardless of my pleads
So I walk on
Words fall on deaf ears so I lost most my peers
Younger years, wonder how we got here
Lost, everything comes at a cost, it’s not clear
So I perceiver
Dear friends and family, I’m getting there gradually
Almost at my door, counting numbers, haphazardly
With a cautionary step, get to 20, take a breath
Now I can finally rest
Illustration by: Timothy Doyle
Suppose a single light, lit in spite persists
See’s the different side of things inside, resistance
We hide in dark shadows, life narrows as we gather
Time in passing, believe as if it matters
Look around, people drowning shroud the dead
thoughts collect, supports rejected instead
Side step without method, as our mother wept
Steady hand, mouth of madness
Escape to tangents, corporate false flags
Talks of rapid expansion, collapsing, branded
Lives are taken at random…
Or did they plan it?
Seeds planted, commandments, desperate
Dealing sadness, division, nations ravished
These seem like broad statements
Instead I scribble strokes across the pavement
Defy lies for life has no replacement
Evil here is faceless as are the famous
I think it’s time we made some changes
Art by: Alex Andreyev
Whittled, I work my way from the pavement
Definitions defined, stained from your wavers
Strained, estranged from my neighbours
Waking days, keep away, wait here with patients
White rooms, walls to talk to
While the awkward Voices stalk you
Misfortune we walk with caution
We taught to read an open mood
As night passes, lightning, light shimmers
Sinners, cry, denied, spiked by life bringers
Fallen views, unglued to a chosen few
Empty breath is a lonely view
Expressed, momentarily to get this off my chest
Wrists bled from work a falling mess
Bruised, call collect, heads up they said your next
Artist: Ryohei Hase
Moments collect, I know because you feel it
Healing purpose, cradled, nurtured
Appeal for your young to hear us…
We fear fire burns your furnace, incased hearts
On a path to chase the thrill of murder
Marked, we wait, pray for change
Anticipate this day in earnest
Start again, cascades of waves are vibrations
Speak from the Earth, aches, pain of nations
Notions provide hope, inside try to focus
Equality, there’s no ownership
Only gifts to give, a life to live
That is our right to exist…
Time again, define the end, I try to listen
Dithers dim, all the while
Some thoughts are hidden
Time bides to revive some type of vision
With spoken wisdom
But not mine…
Calls to the sky, I fall behind
Inside/exterior components all collide
Potent source of life, tokens, why?
This broken horse is mine
Course my cause to ride
Forced to hold your blinded lies
Endorsed by those supporters, mourning
Who walk the way they write
Serve the helpless, desert your worth of justice
Emerge selfless, enlightened, silent
With a well wish, the dark is frightened
For life is timeless, it defines us
And while the world is leaving
I will know I chose to find the meanings
Of why the blind lead the blind
All the lies that left us weeping
So now we speak for freedom
Focal readings wrote a letter
Now your powers dead, diminished
Well I guess were even
This song is from my first EP “Inner Child” released in 2009. Reflecting back on this song and the visual imagery in this clip I can now see I was in a pretty dark place. In many ways this song has helped me to move on and discard past feelings of being alone and empty.
I guess this has become therapy over the years which has certainly healed my life in a backwards kind of way. I keep this as a reminder of how far I have come in my life and I am proud to share it with you