Be Ready feat. Mathas, Omar Musa, Rapaport & P.Smurf

Showcasing the sounds and visions of Sydney based hip hop record label Big Village Records, co-founders Rapaport and P.Smurf have just announced that they will be joined by two of the label’s most prominent signees in Mathas and Omar Musa for ‘The Big Vacation’ national tour!    Fresh, deft and banging, ‘The Big … Continue reading Be Ready feat. Mathas, Omar Musa, Rapaport & P.Smurf

Soul Benefits Sign To Big Village Records

Big Village Records are delighted to announce the signing of a new act, SOUL BENEFITS, who are set to release their debut full length album on the label in early 2015. Soul Benefits are a 3 man crew from Western Sydney who formed back in 2010 consisting of rappers MC Storme, Young Supreme, MC / producer / DJ The 26th Letter. Although all around 20yrs old, the trio boast’s a refined sound inspired by a blend of golden era 90s boom bap, classic funk and soul, and current hip hop and electronica. Soul Benefits are a unique voice for Sydney’s … Continue reading Soul Benefits Sign To Big Village Records

Daily Meds Behind the Radar (Official Video)

Behind The Radar, the first single from Daily Meds upcoming album.  Behind the Radar is the first single from Daily Meds’ forthcoming yet to be titled album, to be released November 2014 on Big Village Records. Billie Rose ties the track together perfectly, with her familiar vocal tone and spot on hook. The guys will also be hitting the East Coast of Australia throughout August and September. The Newton Social Club in Sydney will launch their Behind The Radar East Coast Tour, starting August 30th. You can purchase the new single now by following the link here. The release of the official … Continue reading Daily Meds Behind the Radar (Official Video)

Loose Change On The Road With ‘Yes Or No’

Sydney hip hop trio Loose Change, just months after an extensive album tour for Listening Party, which included several dates with old pals Thundamentals, are back in the van in support of super smooth new single Yes Or No, kicking off in sunny Melbourne in support of mate Mantra.  Yes Or No turns the dial, and the lights, down a few notches, flipping the switch on the stereotypical commitment-phobic manscape, showing our lyrical heroes baring their hearts to their lady loves, imploring the song’s female antagonist – voiced here by the divine, soulful, Meklit Kebrit – to make a decision one … Continue reading Loose Change On The Road With ‘Yes Or No’

Cross City Sessions Vol. 1 East Side

Big Village is proud to present ‘Cross City Sessions: Vol 1. East Side’ a brand new event focused on showcasing local talent from across our fine city of Sydney. Each event will be held in a different corner of the city and will give hand-picked young artists the chance to link-up and perform alongside some of their favourite Big Village acts. Kicking of the first ‘east side’ instalment at Jam Gallery we have BV rippers Daily Meds with local support from the charismatic Dutch, six-man super collective Beastside, fresh duo Cornerstore Superheroes, talented youngsters Mr. Theory, Prospecta and beat wizard Kid Fiction. Buy … Continue reading Cross City Sessions Vol. 1 East Side

True Vibenation release ‘Crazy but… ‘

Fresh off their run of shows with Jurassic 5 True Vibenation break the mould with new single Crazy but… from their, as yet untitled, second album. Not afraid to experiment with new sounds and influences the guys swap smooth piano and guitars for crunchy synths and big bass all topped off with True Vibenation’s trademark horns.  Inspired by a quote from iconic Japanese Director Akira Kurosawa ‘In a mad world, only the mad are sane’ the song challenges traditional ideas of what is considered to be ‘normal’. A fitting sentiment for a group that is far from your typical Sydney crew. … Continue reading True Vibenation release ‘Crazy but… ‘

True Vibenation – The Dressed to Chill Tour Nov 2013

Sydney hip hop rising stars True Vibenation take to the road on the Dressed to Chill Tour to launch the first single from their upcoming second LP. With each member playing horns as well as handling writing and production duties the trio goes beyond the traditional hip-hop format of two turntables and a microphone to transform into a blasting horn section and live beat making band. Coupled with their self-made instrument that literally turns audience members into drum machines their live show is something that has to be seen to be believed. True Vibenation has had their nose to the … Continue reading True Vibenation – The Dressed to Chill Tour Nov 2013

Loose Change – Listening Party out now

Straight out of Sydney’s Big Village, smooth operators Loose Change have gotten their maturity on for the release of their second LP Listening Party, which is out now. Following on from first single ‘Shoosh’ – a sharp, tongue-in-cheek, four minute jab at some people’s lack of ability to know when to be quiet – the record cracks Loose Change open to reveal a depth of lyric and instrumentation that says a hell of lot more than ‘pipe down, man.’ Five years after MCs [and Big Village co-founders] Ellesquire and Rapaport and producer/multi-instrumentalist P.Major first starting creating, their second album Listening … Continue reading Loose Change – Listening Party out now

Big Village x Young Henrys: Big Village Brew Launch

Sydney Hip Hop heroes Big Village are collaborating with Newtown brewers Young Henrys to bring you “Big Village Brew”. To celebrate they are throwing a launch party of epic proportions, with Big Village’s current A list, including JJJ favourites Suburban Dark feat. Jeswon (Thundamentals), P.Smurf (Daily Meds) and Rapaport (Loose Change). Support acts include local legends Reverse Polarities, Tenth Dan and Grub featuring Young Henrys very own Hamish, equally known for both his brewing and beat making skills. Mute X Roleo round out the bill, with Mute MC on the rhymes, and beats by Daily Meds bass driven producer Roleo. … Continue reading Big Village x Young Henrys: Big Village Brew Launch

Exclusive: Loose Change – Listening Party (Behind The Scenes Ep. 1)

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 … Continue reading Exclusive: Loose Change – Listening Party (Behind The Scenes Ep. 1)

Suburban Dark – Second Front Album Launch

Since the release of their debut album on July 26th, Suburban Dark have been getting more and more hype. Their debut rightfully earned itself FBi Album of the week, and also has been scoring massive support support nation wide. The boys and the heavily featured Jeswon stopped into triple j recently for a chat with Zan Rowe. Don’t miss your chance to help them launch the album in Sydney, at The Civic on the 31st August. Featuring a huge array of the Big Village MC roster as guests, and supports from Deadbeat & Hazy, Tenth Dan & Grub, Roleo, Migz, Julzo, Moonbase Commander & Laxe it’s going to be … Continue reading Suburban Dark – Second Front Album Launch

Suburban Dark – Second Front

Suburban Dark’s colossal LP Second Front has just been released through Big Village Records. The first single Skeletonne featuring Thundamentals’ Jeswon has already been making an impact online and on radio, setting the tone for the brand new release. Rinsed on Triple j and playlisted on FBi Radio, Skeletonne was initially featured for 6 weeks on Triple j new music website for free download, with the video clip premiered on Home and Hosed.. And on the week leading up to the album release, FBi Radio 94.5 has already made Second Front ‘Album of the Week’. Second Front has a diverse … Continue reading Suburban Dark – Second Front

Suburban Dark drops first single and video ‘Skeletonne’

Skeletonne featuring Jeswon (pron. Jess – One) is the first single taken from Suburban Dark’s (Sydney based production duo) forthcoming LP, Second Front. The track is pure turbo, a testament to old skool, hard out bangers. A venomous combination of hard breaks and razor sharp raps, Skeletonne was quickly snapped up for rotation by Triple j. A dirty, grimey tune that is sure to test Sydney’s boundaries in Hip-Hop and Electronica alike. Featured MC Jeswon is 1/3 of Thundamentals, one of Australia’s most influential and well-respected Hip-Hop acts. Well known for his high-energy live performances and thought provoking lyrics, Jeswon’s … Continue reading Suburban Dark drops first single and video ‘Skeletonne’

P. Smurf – Holdin’ It Down feat. Mikoen + The Story So Far National Tour Dates

Big Village Records and Freshly Squeezed are proud to present the National Tour from Daily Meds frontman P.Smurf in support of his debut EP The Story So Far. As a founding member of Daily Meds, Sketch The Rhyme and Reverse Polarities, P.Smurf has over 8 years of performance experience under his belt. Fans are in for a treat when P. Smurf takes his trademark rapid fire lyricism and high-energy show on the road. The brand new EP’s lead single I Heard The World Screaming has been getting rotation on triple j and community radio stations across the country, while P.Smurf unveiled its accompanying film clip, which is … Continue reading P. Smurf – Holdin’ It Down feat. Mikoen + The Story So Far National Tour Dates

New Music: Mute X Roleo EP

On Friday, May 17th Big Village proudly released the debut EP from Mute X Roleo, a brand new collaboration between the Daily Meds‘ revered producer Roleo and Reverse Polarities front-man Mute MC. Mute X Roleo as a project began as recently as late 2012, with the two finishing the writing and recordings that would become the 5 track EP within a month. The two artists display a range of eclectic influence on the album; from the experimental No Hope; with its electronic beats and abstract lyricism, to the pop mentalities of Release; featuring intimate lyrics and a beautiful chorus sung by … Continue reading New Music: Mute X Roleo EP

True Vibenation releases project through USBs in city walls

Across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane there are USBs embedded into walls and buildings in public spaces. Inspired by artists such as Banksy and Isaac Cordal Sydney band True Vibenation decided to release Standby [Project USB] using the guerrilla offline sharing technique, concreting USBs to the wall and marking their locations on their website while on the road for the Standby Tour. Find the USBs, attach your laptop or take a photo and upload it to the band’s facebook to receive a download of the full project and a shoutout in the next True Vibenation album due for release on Big … Continue reading True Vibenation releases project through USBs in city walls

Suburban Dark sign to Big Village

Big Village is very proud to welcome production duo Suburban Dark to the fold. Suburban Dark is the first act to be officially signed to the label outside its founding members since the label began 3 years ago and adds more depth to an already diverse roster. Suburban Dark’s analog infused sound is deep, minimal and razor sharp, built with the intent to be played loud, from spine chilling noise to straight up bass assaulting bangers.  They have already released 2 tunes through Big Village Records, Straight Edge feat Jeswon, and Vertigo feat. Tuka, Ellesquire and Rapaport on Big Things … Continue reading Suburban Dark sign to Big Village

Big Village – ‘This Is That’ Official Video

It’s been a huge 2012 over at Big Village HQ with some killer releases, and tours (including packing the entire label into a bus) and to celebrate the entire label joined forces once again for the Big Village Xmas Party at Goodgod Small Club on Dec 22nd. Featuring perfromances from Daily Meds, True Vibenation, Loose Change (Ellesquire + Rapaport), Mute + Kit Complete, Suburban Dark, Tenth Dan & Grub and DJs Klue, Roleo and Migz, it was a fitting way to end such a special year for the roster. The This is That official video is taken from Big Things Volume Two and … Continue reading Big Village – ‘This Is That’ Official Video

Exclusive: Rapaport on FBi Radio

Rapaport is one the most creatively diverse MCs in Australia and co-label manager of Big Village. For the last 8 years Rapaport has contributed extensively to the Sydney hip hop/ arts scene in various groups and artistic projects as an MC, manager, musician and producer. Rapaport is a founding member of Loose Change with Ellesquire and P Major, and guitarist and front man of live band The Phonies, who released their debut EP Keeping It Fake in 2007. He is also creator and director of Hip Hop theatre, game show Sketch The Rhyme, which is a 12 piece live show of MCs, visual artists and band, who have performed at Edinburgh Fringe Fest 2011, … Continue reading Exclusive: Rapaport on FBi Radio

P. Smurf – Smurf Village

As a founding member of Daily Meds, Reverse Polarities, Big Village and Sketch the Rhyme, P.Smurf has been mastering his craft for over 8 years. He has now decided to present audiences with his first solo effort in the form of the Smurf Village mixtape. P.Smurf’s rapid flows, work ethic and easy going personality have made him one of the most recognisable artists in the Sydney hip hop scene. P.Smurf’s persona is relatable yet avoids becoming shallow allowing him to swing easily between comedy, satire and political themes. ‘Smurf Village‘ features a myriad of guests from Sydney’s hip hop community and serves as a … Continue reading P. Smurf – Smurf Village

Tuka – Die A Happy Man feat. Jane Tyrrell

Feedback Loop’s second single Die A Happy Man featuring The Herd’s Jane Tyrrell is the calm before the storm. A charming, nostalgic head-nodder in the vein of Portishead, it’s had fans champing at the bit for more of the creative MC’s clever wordplay and lyrical patterns.  After the instant impact at radio of the single  Just To Feel Wanted, Thundamentals MC Tuka launches his second solo album Feedback Loop this November with select shows in Sydney, Melbourne and hometown Katoomba. Not afraid to lean on all of his influences, mix them up and present something completely new, Just To Feel Wanted’s catchy, almost Gnarls Barkely … Continue reading Tuka – Die A Happy Man feat. Jane Tyrrell

Kit Complete – Some Beats My Friends Like

The Reverse Polarities beatmaker Kit Complete has been working on his first solo release for several years now and after hearing the bangers on this beat tape were pretty sure not just Kit Complete’s friends will like these beats. With crisp dums, soulful samples and a knack for getting your head nodding ‘Some Beats My Friends Like‘ is a remarkable effort from one of Big Village’s most talented beatmakers. Don’t sleep! Download ‘Some Beats My Friends Like‘ here. Facebook  ||  Bandcamp  ||  Big Village Continue reading Kit Complete – Some Beats My Friends Like

JONES Jnr. – The Soultape

DJ Morgs (Thundamentals) & Ev Jones (Hobo Bordeaux) have both been working quietly in the studio on the JONES Jnr. project for months now, the timing was obvious to announce the pair to the masses after Ev Jones’ recent collaboration with Thundamentals for their Like A Version of Matt Corby’s ‘Brother’. Now that JONES Jnr. have been announced to the public they will continue to work on their unique crossover of Hip Hop, Gospel & Soul release titled the soultape. Expect some exciting things from this dynamic duo. Fans will be able to catch JONES Jnr. at their first ever scheduled show planned for … Continue reading JONES Jnr. – The Soultape

MC Tuka gears up for ‘Big Things’ Tour

MC Tuka is balancing the release of his 2nd solo album Feedback Loop and his myriad of associated touring commitments in and around that. Just To Feel Wanted, the first single from Feedback Loop, has already been added to triple j rotation with the album scheduled for October release.  After years of humbly impressing Australian audiences as a member of Thundamentals (Obese Records), Rumpunch & Sketch The Rhyme it’s time for MC Tuka to step to the fore and distinguish himself as one of the country’s most exciting lyrical talents.  Tuka’s debut LP Will Rap For Tuka was the culmination … Continue reading MC Tuka gears up for ‘Big Things’ Tour