Monday, 11 March 2013

Love vs status and money

When I have just moved to UK in 2006 my friend and I had a conversation in an Italian cafe in Leicester Square about staying in the UK. She was also Russian and she mentioned that she would even marry a random person for passport. I told I her I wouldn't do that because I take marriage seriously and I just don't see the point of it without love. I would rather obtain status and money through hard work, but marriage has to be a manifestation of love, infinite sexual attraction and relationship with your best friend for me. I am not no goody two shoes or a preacher of "no sex before marriage", life is an experience and it is different for everyone, restricted or freed by certain religious, spiritual views, morals or lack of thereof etc.  I just think that whatever you do before marriage is accountable to personal choices and even making certain mistakes, but marriage itself carries for me hope for eternal love, that is a magnetic force and has nothing to do with monetary values or status. When I was unlawfully detained while pregnant with my daughter fighting for my political asylum case, three men including my ex phoned me and offered to marry them for passport thinking they could have saved my situation with that and I turned them down. I did it consciously and even had a long argument with one of those men on the phone, when I told him I won't do it without love, he laughed and said he thought I was delusional without wishing me the best, guess he was hurt I didn't take the business deal. I took the hard way of proving my refugee status for the following two years, while being a single mother, but I won my case, I am independent and I am not tied to no one without love, unconditional love, even if the condition was British passport and financial stability. I chose to fight for my case until I won and wait for the best marriage I can have for LOVE.

Monday, 4 March 2013

My Work: Music, films, commercials etc.

This is a very brief list of some of the stuff I have worked on and that has been released, not counting stuff that hasn't been finished or released yet, but will be in the future. I keep working and believing, non stop, thousands of hours and sacrificing many things for what I am passionate about: music and film. Even in when I was unlawfully detained for two months while pregnant with my daughter I kept practicing, booking Christian prayer room when available to play piano and sing. I have been doing music from age 7, decided to pursue music career professionally at age 11 despite being discouraged by my Dad as it wasn't considered a "proper profession like an IT specialist or a doctor". Anyway, I learned to make beats, engineer, write, perform, sing, dance and do the whole 360 in music and also music business to a certain level and I keep reading, practicing and creating. I study every day and still have a lot to learn and make more music, more films, more videos. One thing I wish like most other musicians: a bigger field of opportunities to play in and to do bigger things, for a while I feel I have been stuck in a position where I have tons of ideas, just need a millie to put them to work. Yes, I have done a lot of things low budget or zero budget, but let's face it you need real money to really make not just a music video, but a real movie to illustrate music piece, not just a PA performance, but a proper stage show with lighting, visuals etc. and to put certain ideas across. One day ...

 Jahna Sebastian EPK 2012 - A journey in music and performing arts HD

"The Edge of Love"
"Always Be There" dnb remix (2013)
"Running" (2012) music video on KicoTV:
"Stay Afloat" O.B.S. feat Jahna Sebastian, music video:
"The Other Side (2012)
"London Don't Believe in Ur Fears" and remix net video:
"London Don't Believe in Ur Fears" Produced by Jahna Sebastian
"Lights On" P.Nology feat. Jahna Sebastian (Produced by Jahna Sebastian)
"Against Us" Monsterstarz feat. Jahna Sebastian club (2012)
"Always Be There" reggae (2012) on Reggae Forever Vol. 3 compilation
"Hunger for Love" reggae (2012)
"Tell Me" dancehall
"Fame Money Game" music video (2011):
"Emancipation II" (Multivizion Music, 2011)
"No Illusions" (2010) music video:
"When Love Comes Around" on "Summer 2010" compilation:
"Find Me" (2010) Written and produced with Gareth Nathan
"Emancipation EP" (Multivizion Music, 2009) 8 songs
"Pover' v Moyu Lubov" McWertX feat. Jahna Sebastian (2009)

other production and engineering credits:
"Vechniy Jid" LP by Oxxxymiron (engineer/recording at Multivizion Music, 2011) 14 Songs
"Russky Cockney" hit single by Oxxxymiron additional vocals (500 000 views)
"Nevalyashka" (2012) single by Oxxxymiron (recording/mixing)
"Ultima Thule" (2012) single by Oxxxymiron (recording/mixing)
"Vzveshenniy Rap" mixtape  by Markul (engineer/recording/mixing at Multivzion Music, 2011)
"Moi Mentalitet" dubstep version (production/recording/mixing at Multivizion Music, 2011)
"Heart Skip a Beat" single by Sherii Ven Dyer (2011)
"Stratford" remix by Markul (production/recording/mixing 2011)
"V Tihom Omute" Oxxxymiron and Markul (engineering/mixing) music video with cameo from Devlin:
"How Would You Feel" (2012) and "Mek Yuh My Man" (2010) by Sherii Ven Dyer
"Chertovo Koleso" Oxxxymiron feat. No Limit and I1 (engineering, mixing 2011)
"Hroniki Londona" mixtape by rap group "Tribe" (engineer/recording/mixing at Multivizion Music, 2009)
"V Strane Jenshin" Oxxxymiron (engineering/mixing 2009)
"Den Fizkulturnika" Oxxxymiron (engineering/mixing 2009)
"So Storoni Vostoka" mixtape by Den Bro (2008)
a few tracks by other artists like Kofi Blaxx, Relevance, Buzzstart etc.

With "Muzungu" reggae group (singing/performing/writing/production:
"Leave It Up" LP Muzungu (Navigator Records, 2009) album
"SU242" Produced by Jason Air, London (2006)
With reggae/hip hop group Jah Soldiers (singing/performing/writing/production):
"Multivizion Time" LP (2007)
other solo:
"Tough Game" single (2008)
"Magic Trix" (2006)
"We Live Forever" single (2004) (singing. prod. by Laslo) 

Acting advert
"Harry Potter 7", "Eastenders", "Made in Chelsea", "I Give It a Year", "Trance" etc. commercials (Samsung, Grolsch, Sainsburys, Vodaphone, BBC, BRIT AWARDS promo, Playboy Perfume, Footlocker, Masterchef India, Bank of Abu Dhabi, Subway, Debenhams, Kelogg's, B&Q, Halifax, Gatwick Corporate etc.)

short films"Nashilee", "Coin", "French Fries and Chocolate Cupcake", feature film "Reversed" (tba 2012

Jahna Sebastian KicoTV [OFFICIAL INTERVEW]

Interview on Hillz 98,6 FM:


Interview on UK Community Eye TV:
Avenue Mag UK:

interview on A.I.M. radio

 about martial arts:

 about music and other stuff:

Over 150 Live performances in Russia and across the UK from Moscow to many shows in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leicester, High Wycombe, Coventry, Rochester, Waltham Cross etc.