Thursday, 4 April 2013

Kryptic News

Latest news....

First of all - My next gig will be on the 26th of April at the Northcote Social Club with Chance Waters and Mind Over Matter.

Tickets through me are only $12, so please email me on if you want a cheaper pre-sale ticket!!

I know I've been pretty absent lately, both online and in person. This will often give the impression I'm a recluse or I'm not doing anything anymore. Nothing could be further from the truth.

I've just been busy. Damn busy. I always new that doing things by yourself would be a lot of work, and I new it would take more time and money than my best estimates, but my best estimates were not even close.

I took a break from playing shows purely to be able to try and finish off my album. How ever, the only difference now a few months later is that I passed on some great shows and still have no finished album. That being said, that doesn't mean I haven't been doing anything!

My last post on here, I regretted posting, but then I realised that if that's how I felt then that's how I felt. It's all real and nothing should be considered a sign of weakness; It's all raw, it's all real.

A fortnight ago I threw my hat back into the live music ring playing at IDGAFF for Aural Pleasure hosted by Skandel and Rorshank. I love performing and I always have. Weather I'm on the mic, the drums or the keys, it's the highlight (or should be) of any musician. I think that's why I was loosing some motivation, I just hadn't been up there in a while.

The night was pretty damn fun, got to see some underground guys that I've never had a chance to go and see, broaden my connections, and gave it a chance to showcase my skills to the side of the Melbourne hip hop scene that knows me as:

"That guy who stole 'Cryptic's' name".
 (Little do they know I've been playing gigs under the name Kryptic since 2006, but that's beside the point, and another argument entirely).

One comment I wanted to bring up however:

"After recently twice supporting Chance Dylan Waters, the Funkoars CW and TZU, what are doing there???"

Two things:

1. It's great that my latest Wheeling's and dealings haven't gone unnoticed! And that some form of recognition is slowly coming in.

2. I played there because I love performing. I love live music, and I needed it.


                 Album is still coming, just hit a lot of snags that I'll fill you in on when I'm able to... 

Come and see me, Chance and Mind Over Matter on the 26th! 


Sunday, 10 February 2013

Dancing In The Rain

Wanted to share some thoughts with you... things that I don't know how to put into a song. Just random scribbling...

The feeling of passion it fades,
when i contemplate every single delay,
and today, I say fuck a release date,
I'll bootleg it just to get it out i mean for fucks sake

Most of these people are just wasting my time,
can't pick up there phone or send a reply?
every night, when i sit down to write,
my mind goes blank, thinking of saying goodbye

But This is MY LIFE, my dream, not yours,
they'll understand in due course,
but for now, its just me, just this,
just me… all I have is this... emptiness

Feeling like a failure lately,
stress building up, cutting like a razor maybe,
its just me, just another pessimist,
thinking any of it really matters, what a touching sentiment

I think I've felt like this before though...


A song that's always meant a lot to me, "Dancing In The Rain" by Blu and Exile is the best way I can describe how music's been making me feel of late. 

Not gonna lie, I'm stressing about this album, and about all the delays, trials, tribulations and set backs. 

I've been saying it's nearly done for months now... 

I've hardly written anything in months, in fact, I'm struggle to find a reason to write a new song (shit, I NEVER thought I'd be thinking that)

I never thought anything could squash some of the passion and enthusiasm I had for the mic, but these last few months have been doing their best. 

Without going into to many details, I need to re-discover what made me start writing music in the first place. 6, 7 , 8 years ago, or how ever the fuck long it's been. 

 I'm struggling to remember what that is.

Anyway, fuck it.

"Askin' me how I think my projects progressin' and shit
I say cool but the truth is I'm stressin' a grip
Cause it's hard to make music when this depression exists
They say use it as inspiration, the best of them did
But as the Mc I can't handle this pressure for shit
And if you ask me stress is a bitch
My girl needs more attention
And my record label is desperate for hits
Now I'm pissed cause I'm gettin' out the zone again
Makes me start to dread when I see a microphone
It ain't supposed to be like that
I said I'll be right back
I left the office, got a phone and called my partner Jack
And I asked him, remind me why I'm rappin'?
And right before he answered I remembered my passion in the past
When I was scribblin' in my tablet to box out my mom and dads scrappin'
To help me when my grandmother passed
Plus the many times I was homeless
And the times when I was broke
And this music made a way when I was hopeless
He told me to remember the rain, it'll diminish the pain
He told me not to ask him again cause I know

Don't nobody wanna dance slow in the rain" - Blu 

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Kryptic News

A lot of people have been asking me the same questions of late: 

"What have you been up to" and "When can we expect the album?". 

First of all over the last few months there has been heaps of stuff going on, both musically and personally, even if its not visible yet. 

Musically I am still working on the album. Have had to take some down time from finishing the recording as CMD as a studio has moved. We are now located in Lillydale and have been hard at work gutting the new location and building a 100% custom recording studio/film editing suite that will predominately focused around the independent artist in the Hip hop, Metal and electronic scenes. (For those playing at home before hiphop metal/punk rock was my first love, playing drums). 

ETA on when we will be able to be booking clients is still unclear, as first priority once building is completed is to finish my album, then it will be full swing into recording the music that I know and love so much, at an AFFORDABLE rate for musicians like myself that otherwise would not be able to push onto the next level. Theres some pics below of the reno's when they just started. Looks totally different now. Will post pics when everything is completed. 


I am also writing a side project which will be an acoustic EP. This is also in full swing in the background!

Personally, I turned 21 on christmas eve and celebrated with a house party. I was humbled by the loving/caring people I've managed to surround myself with. Cannot describe how appreciative and humbled I was by everyone who made the night and my life so special.  Lovely pic of me drinking "Goon From My Flask". 

I've also just got back from a trip up the south-coast of NSW, surfing, reading and writing. Was great to clear my head for a week and spend sometime with my Uncle who runs a personal training studio in Malua Bay. 

If anyone is interested in working with one of the best PT's in the country and in the area this is their page (made me spew during our workout, and I'm a gym junkie :s)

Hope that answers a few questions. If you have any more please comment or email me on