Coming straight from the DIY hardcore/punk scene, Filip Tasevski - Fitz debuted under his new pseudonym BLACKSTATE in 2019, with the single “WOLVES”.
He started doing music and mixtapes at his early age, and in 2002 he formed a hardcore/punk band - now called “The Beginnings” (previously “Noviot Pochetok”), for which he’s mostly known and with whom he did several longer European tours and 5 LP releases. Until 2019, he was also a part of some other music projects such as Astrolungs (alternative), Retro Cabaret (shlager rock), an acoustic project (western/country), etc. Using all the previous experience in music, but also in design, art direction, web, video as well as audio, he decided to completely reinvent himself and create BLACKSTATE - an experimental sublimate of all his alter ego’s.
“WOLVES” was the last song written and produced in the BLX ‘forming’ period, and the first one to get released, firstly as a single in January, and then in March 2019 as a video, directed by Fitz himself.
Currently BLACKSTATE is ‘getting out of the garage’ - he is an unsigned, DIY indie artist, working on a few singles and his first EP (scheduled for release by fall 2019) as well as a live experience. Bookings will be available by the end of 2019.