Bastian has released a new single with St Petersburg based producer Bass Estrada. ‘Well Played’ is the second collaborative single release from the 2 artists and is available for exclusive free download via Soundcloud. With the release of Bastian’s new album ‘Sides Of Me’ a couple of months ago Bastian has been branching out and looking at new collaborative projects to work on.
“I have been looking for something different to work on and this just fell right in front of me. There is a soothing and sometimes melancholy sound behind these tracks from Bass Estrada which just drew me to his work. While producing all of my own instrumental in the past, I thought I would expand and draw on different styles between albums. Both ‘Well Played’ and ‘Carry On’ have become some of my most diverse works and it is definitely something I am not complaining about. I have a feeling we will be releasing a lot more music together this year” – BAS
My new single has arrived! This song is taken from the album ‘Sides Of Me’. I am currently running a Pozible campaign to help me release this album. I have put this song up as a thank you to all the people who have supported my project so far. We kicked this campaign off 11 days ago and have reached over 32% of the funds needed!
All pledgers have been sent a personal download of this song. For the general public it is available for streaming via Soundcloud. I wrote this song in regards to peoples sense of entitlement in Australia and abroad. I am touching on racism here, our disconnection from our planet and surroundings, and the idea that one person or a group of people could have a feeling of ownership over nature and where we inhabit is preposterous. This also relates to governments and their borders.
People seeking refuge deserve help and aid. Indigenous Australians deserve more respect for their land and heritage, and our children, tomorrows future deserve better. This is relative in too many other parts of the world. We are slipping further and further into decay, all sense of decency and democracy has been washed away by our blood soaked beaches. I speak for sustainability, I fight for the human spirit to rise and takes its place among the stars. I seek change.
I enjoy sharing my thoughts and ideals with you. I do this not from a personal point of view in my beliefs, but it is more a collective oversee of what is happening from a spiritual view. If someone who didn’t live on Earth is watching us then how would we look? This is sometimes an embarrassing and uncomfortable thought, but one that needs addressing. We can do better.
If you want to get involved in my Pozible campaign or download this song, you can follow me HERE
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I have launched my crowd funding campaign! This is very exciting. This is the story of my life’s passion, my inspirations and motives behind making music, and why I am so compelled to get my message out to people. It has taken me almost a decade of personal growth; through creative expression to arrive here, to this album ‘Sides Of Me’ so I thought I would make this one count!
I will be bringing this album to you on Vinyl as well as CD and digital formats. This has been in the making for a long time and I hope with your support I can release my album ‘Sides Of Me’
I have undertaken a massive amount of growth in my music through persistence and with the help of U.S based producer and friend, Tim Hanson of North Village Recording. Who has worked with me, mixing and mastering my music for the last 3 years. Once again he will be working with me in the mixing and mastering process of this project.
If you would like to get involved or find out more information you can follow my campaign HERE
I have a lot of goodies to offer but if your after a record I suggest getting in quick!
With the release of their new album This Way To elsewhere, Mind Over Matter have smashed their way into the charts with their album debuting at #6 on iTunes and #61 on the ARIA charts. The good people at I Forget Sorry & Big Tree Artists have put together a national tour and I am proud to announce that I will be supporting MOM for the Melbourne leg of this tour along with artist Tys on the 11th of July.
After the success of powerful new single What They Say, featuring guest verses from hip-hop heavyweights and touring buddies Bliss N Eso, Sydney duo Mind Over Matter are primed to deliver their highly anticipated third LP This Way To Elsewhere – out May 30 via Permanent/Shock Records (pre-order from iTunes or JB Hi-Fi)
and will be hitting the road this June/July.
Mind Over Matter (MCs Willow and Smiles Again) have gone from strength to strength since the 2006 release of their debut mixtape For Our Hip Hoppers. Their rapid musical growth can be heard on the world-class production of This Way To Elsewhere. Pre-production on the album took place over a two week period with producer Matik (Seth Sentry, Pez, Bliss N Eso) and multi-instrumentalist Jon Reichardt at a holiday house in the beautiful Salamander Bay. The remainder of the album was recorded at Smiles Again’s Sydney studio The Swordfish Tank.
Once the record was complete, the band headed to Chicago for an intensive mixing process with Craig Bauer (Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West). “When we set out to make this album we wanted the most universal sound we could achieve. We’re stoked with what we cooked up,” says Smiles Again of the record.
Mind Over Matter also will be hitting the road nationally throughout June/July to bring their highly evolved sound to you live, and show the world why they’re a force to be reckoned with.
Catch Mind Over Matter live
Tickets available from http://mindovermattercrew.com/