The first taste of forthcoming second album Listening Party from the Sydney hip hop trio was last month’s Shoosh!, a sharp, tongue-in-cheek, four minute jab at some people’s lack of ability to know when to be quiet Listening Party itself (out October 4 through Big Village / Creative Vibes) promises to celebrate all that Loose Change have defined as part of their sound.
In between Loose Change albums all three members – Big Village founding members Rapaport and Ellesquire, as well as classically-trained instrumentalist and beat master P.Major – have kept exceptionally busy with various solo projects and collaborations.
Ellesquire received national acclaim for his debut solo release Ready, lead single On The Prowl in particular saw him place just outside the Hottest 100 (coming in an oh-so-close #103) and paved the way towards a big run of recent shows that included all Groovin The Moo dates as well as touring nationally with Seth Sentry on his sold out Dear Science Tour.
Label manager of Big Village Records, Rapaport has steered the label through twelve official releases since its inception in 2010. He also keeps busy as the creator and director of hip hop – live art game show Sketch The Rhyme which recently performed a debut season at The Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2013, picking up a theatre award along the way.
Producer P Major moonlights as a trained jazz saxophonist and is involved in a diverse range of musical projects spanning African and experimental music right through to Dereb The Ambasaddor. Today we have an exclusive behind the scenes look at Loose Change’s Listening Party album, this is episode 1, check it out.