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 2019, and then in March 2019 as a video, directed by Fitz himself.
BLACKSTATE's first EP "While the World's on Fire" is scheduled for release for 25th of January 2020 (digital) and 1st of February (as a physical release). 1000% DIY.