Hip Hop producer/ emcee Bastian Killjoy reaches out from the underground this June with the announcement of his new single ‘Revenge’ and subsequent album release on the horizon for 2017. The independent artist, hailing from Melbourne, is ready to deliver on what looks to be a new dawn of progression in Australian Hip Hop.
Stepping away from the traditional styling’s and success of his Australian counterparts, Bastian Killjoy pushes the boundaries of creativity to no end. Leaving a crack in the foundation of what is considered to be popular music. Turning pre conceptions of the Hip Hop specific genre on their head, Bastian Killjoy embodies a new era in Australian music.
Album release date TBA
Last week saw the arrival of my latest album ‘Golly Gosh’. Which is now available on all reputable digital outlets. I have taken this album back to my early roots and just wanted to make something in the moment, without over analysing anything too much. And after spending a few months of producing/ writing/ mixing/ mastering the album, this is what I came up with.
I honestly think this is just one of those one off things. Something I won’t try to replicate or dissect. It is now my favourite album and reflects me completely. I’m sure my outlook will continue to change, as it always has. But I will forever very proud to give this to you.
‘Golly Gosh’ is available via iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and many other digital platforms. Physical copies are available via my Bandcamp
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.
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.
This week on The Bourne Collective I will be talking to Brisbane artist and producer Omegachild on the release of his new album “Postcards” and the short film “Waiting For Postcards”. Omegachild has set out on a journey across India to produce his new album and will be launching this feature in Brisbane on the 10th of June at New Globe Theatre.
Waiting For Postcards is a short film that follows the story of Omegachild – an emerging composer and electronic music producer from Brisbane – as he embarks on a journey through India to create an album on-the-fly inspired by both a growing unease with the daily grind at home, and the beautiful people and places in one of the craziest countries in the world.
Directed by award winning filmmaker and photographer Danny McShane, Waiting For Postcards was shot in a variety of locations all over India, in places as diverse as the snow capped mountains of the Himalayas to the dry Rajasthani desert near the Pakistan border.
The premiere screening of the film will coincide with the soundtrack release of Postcards, an ambient electronic exploration that takes cues from the daily sounds of a country at once bustling yet capable of eliciting deep introspection. It will be followed by an exhibition of photographs taken on 35mm film by Danny throughout the trip.
Launch: Tuesday 10th June, 2014
Venue: New Globe Theatre, 220 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Be sure to tune in tonight at 11pm to catch this interview on 97.1fm 3MDR. If you would like to stream the show or check out our podcast at a later date you can do so here. I will be back next week to interview Hip Hop artist Celestial Serpent.
This Christmas I will be releasing my EP “Earth, Air, Fire, Water”. Although this EP contains only 5 tracks, there is a running time of 25 minutes. I wanted to make this release more of a film score based around the elements rather than focusing on Hip Hop. Its always hard at Christmas time to afford presents for everyone, so I thought why not put this one up as a free download!
I will be printing limited copies of this EP (50) but I will not be re pressing any after that. If you would like a hard copy please feel free to get in contact with me, they will be $10 each. I have had a lot of people asking me lately why I am putting up new releases so close together and the simple answer is; I need to get this off my chest. Projects become stale for me when left too long and I have so much work to do with recording other artists and running a record label, that I just wanted to get this out, after that I can move on to whatever comes next. Now in my 30’s I feel that it is more important than ever to express how I feel about what is really going on around me than it is to entertain others. I really do hope I continue to keep making music for my whole life. Keep your mind fresh by feeding your spirit.
I will have updates on this EP coming up. So stay tuned. Earth, Air, Fire, Water will be available for free download via Bandcamp. Click photo for link.