Rapaport – Patterns Mixtape

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 … Continue reading Rapaport – Patterns Mixtape

Big Village – Big Things Vol. 2

Big Village Records are genuinely thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of Big Things Vol Two. Dropping August 10th, Big Things Vol Two is the labels latest compilation and features all exclusive new tunes from Big Village founding members Tuka (Thundamentals), Ellesquire, Daily Meds, True Vibenation and Loose Change, as well as collab tracks and solo tunes from Reverse Polarities, Suburban Dark, Rapaport, Klue and Tenth Dan. In what can only be described as a gargantuan undertaking by anyone’s standards, to celebrate, they’re taking the whole damn label on the road for a national tour to launch said album– that’s … Continue reading Big Village – Big Things Vol. 2

Truffle Shuffle – Kit Complete X 2Rise

An audio visual collaboration between Kit Complete (Sydney hip hop producer) and 2Rise (Wandering graffiti artist). Kit Complete is one quarter of Reverse Polarities and often works with other acts on the same record label, Big Village. To check out more music from Kit and the Big Village Crew check out their site here. 2Rise is a vandal so don’t pay any attention to his works that are featured here and here. All camera work by 303DB. Big Village Records  ||  2Rise  ||  Reverse Polarities Continue reading Truffle Shuffle – Kit Complete X 2Rise

Tuka – Just To Feel Wanted

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 of years honing his craft, both in written form and performance and delivers one of 2010’s most diverse efforts right before the buzzer sounds. Tuka introduces the first official release and brand new single Just To Feel Wanted taken from his upcoming album Feedback Loop. The new LP is due out … Continue reading Tuka – Just To Feel Wanted

Daily Meds – Happy Daze Tour

Since the release of their debut album Happy Daze in April 2012, Daily Meds have gained a reputation as the up and coming hip-hop act to watch in Australia. Along with some rave reviews Happy Daze was awarded Fbi radio’s sunsets album of the week and their second single Insane is currently on triple j high rotation. This support was then backed by a capacity crowd at the Oxford Art Factory for their Sydney album launch in May. Subsequent to this overwhelming support, Daily Meds are embarking on their first east coast tour, showcasing their high energy, intense live show alongside some … Continue reading Daily Meds – Happy Daze Tour

Rapaport 100 Bars Promo Video

Big Village Records label boss Rapaport has dropped a banging new vid of 100 bars of grimey badness over the biggest grime beat of 2011, Faze Miyake’s Take Off. The video is the first piece of media to promote the forthcoming solo Rapaport mixtape Patterns, which will be out in the month of July. The release is a bossy step into the grime and Bass music sound with all the beats sitting on the 140 bpm mark. Rapaport has had a curiously diverse musical output since he released his debut solo album Laughing On The Inside independently in 2009. From laid back … Continue reading Rapaport 100 Bars Promo Video

Daily Meds – Happy Daze

Big Village is proud to announce Daily Meds’ debut album Happy Daze will be dropping on April 13th, 2012. In preparation the crew has dropped the first single and film clip Dance. Filmed over two nights around Sydney’s CBD and during the Freshly Squeezed show at The Standard, Daily Meds once again bring a sound to get your butt moving and your mind ticking. Since their formation in 2009 Daily Meds have quickly built a reputation as Sydney’s premier underground-party crew, combining soulful hooks, poignant rhymes and diverse next level beats to create a sound that is both audacious and captivating. … Continue reading Daily Meds – Happy Daze

True Vibenation – The Sunshower Tour

True Vibenation goes beyond the live hip hop format of two turntables and a microphone for a show that sees them transform into a blasting horn section and live beatmaking band. The trio has been going from strength to strength since the release of their debut album The Sunshower Phenomenon through Big Village Records in late 2011 and is now ready to take their infectious live show on the road with The Sunshower Tour over April/May/June. On the back of the album’s release, solid national radio airplay and reputation for putting on high energy shows True Vibenation sold out their album … Continue reading True Vibenation – The Sunshower Tour

True Vibenation drops their second single ‘No More’

It’s been a hectic few weeks since Sydney outfit True Vibenation released their debut album The Sunshower Phenomenon. The album was named as Triple J Hip Hop Show ‘Album of the Week’ and has received great airplay across the country on stations including Triple J, FBI, RTR FM and 3RRR. The music video for their first single Work, Work, Work feat, Alphamama has had numerous plays on ABC TV’s Rage and has clocked over 5000 views on YouTube. On the back of considerable hype as well as praise from industry insiders True Vibenation’s second single No More was quickly snapped up for … Continue reading True Vibenation drops their second single ‘No More’

Ellesquire – On The Prowl Official Video

Ellesquire blends humorous, self deprecating lyrics with more traditional hip hop style braggadocio battle raps while exploring topics from reflections on life and heart break to visions for his future. But not one to confine himself to just rapping Ellesquire also shows some singing talent handling hooks with a clear ear for melody. Ready is a 17-track collection of songs produced entirely by beatmaker/jazz musician extraordinaire P Major, featuring sample heavy, lo-fi beats alongside soulful, eloquent rhymes with guest spots by P.Smurf, Tenth Dan & Rapaport and cuts by Sam Z. On The Prowl is the lead single from Ellesquire’s debut album … Continue reading Ellesquire – On The Prowl Official Video

True Vibenation – The Sunshower Phenomenon (Out Now)

True Vibenation is a group with undeniable talent and soul representing a cultural shift in the Australian hip hop scene. With a take on the music that borrows from genres as diverse as afro-beat, pop, dubstep and blues their debut album The Sunshower Phenomenon sounds like it could have come out of anywhere in the world, yet is distinctly Australian. Not content with sticking to the traditional format of just MCing or DJing the talented trio also reforms into a horn section, performing all horns on the record. Released on November 4 through Sydney imprint Big Village, The Sunshower Phenomenon is a … Continue reading True Vibenation – The Sunshower Phenomenon (Out Now)

True Vibenation – Work, Work, Work’ feat. Alphamama New Video

True Vibenation are Australian hip hop twins Verbaleyes and Native Wit and brother from another mother DJ Gabriel Clouston making their own brand of True School Hip Hop. Although True Vibenation consists of the classic hip hop line-up of two MCs and a DJ, their vibe is very unique with each member adding their own musical flavour by producing beats as well as playing their own instruments. True Vibenation are young and hungry, since recording their 5-track sampler in late 2008 (all DIY) they have been played on the Triple J Hip Hop Show, SBS radio, Koori Radio and their … Continue reading True Vibenation – Work, Work, Work’ feat. Alphamama New Video

Ellesquire – Ready (Out Now)

Big Village is very proud to announce the release of Ellesquire’s debut solo album Ready. Ellesquire is a rapper whose lyrics come across with an honesty and charm that is rarely heard within the local hip hop scene. Ready combines his smooth, flowing delivery and storytelling style with sample-heavy, lo-fi beats from prolific local producer P.Major. The sound pays tribute to 90s hip hop, while keeping a fresh feel by experimenting with atypical rhythms and melodies. The album’s lead single and title track Ready has helped Ellesquire generate a buzz as one of the most interesting artists to emerge on the local … Continue reading Ellesquire – Ready (Out Now)

Ellesquire – Ready

Big Village is an independent record label representing the new wave of Sydney’s finest hip hop artists. Tired of jostling for recognition as individual groups, Big Village artists came together to forge a joint identity and carve out new opportunities on their own terms. Consisting of Daily Meds, Loose Change, True Vibenation, Reverse Polarities, Tuka, Ellesquire and Jeswon, Big Village artists are dedicated to producing thought provoking and open-minded music that challenges the status quo. 2010 was a huge first year for Big Village, firmly establishing itself with strong releases by Tuka, Daily Meds and a free album from Loose … Continue reading Ellesquire – Ready

Tuka – Will Rap For Tuka (Out Now) + Free Download

After years of humbly impressing Australian audiences as a member of Thundamentals, Rumpunch and Sketch The Rhyme, it’s now time for emcee Tuka to step to the fore and distinguish himself as one of the country’s most exciting lyrical talents. As comfortable rocking over a stomping Gypsy horn line as he is over Dub-Reggae or a driving Boom Bap rhythm. Tuka’s debut LP Will Rap For Tuka is the culmination of years honing his craft, both in written form and performance and delivers one of 2010’s most diverse efforts right before the buzzer sounds. With only two guests on the … Continue reading Tuka – Will Rap For Tuka (Out Now) + Free Download

Rapaport – One Take Mixtape (Free Download)

    Rapaport is a part of hip hop crew Loose Change, front man for theatrical live band The Phonies, creator of hip hop art gameshow Sketch The Rhyme, and part of new record label Big Village. Rapaport independently released his debut solo album Laughing on the Inside in 2009, and has won numerous emcee battles including FBi Radio Iron Lyricist 2009, and runner up in Australian Scribble Jam 2006. Rapaport is now focussed on grime as a solo artist and will be putting out more one take mixes, with a full length grime release due out 2011. Download Mixtape here. Live studio set – … Continue reading Rapaport – One Take Mixtape (Free Download)

Big Village @ Dust Tones

Two months since the new hip hop label’s massive launch in August, Big Village crew bring their fresh and exciting sounds to Dust Tones at beach rd Hotel. Three acts from the Big Village record label, Daily Meds, Loose Change and True Vibenation will be joining DJ Max Gosford at the beach rd hotel on Friday Ocotber 8th. Big Village is an independent record label representing and run by a new wave of Sydney’s finest Hip Hop artists. Since their formation and launch in August, they have secured a distribution deal and released their first official EP from The Daily … Continue reading Big Village @ Dust Tones

Big Village – Record Label Launch

Big Village is an independent record label representing the new wave of Sydney’s finest Hip Hop artists.  Tired of jostling for recognition as individual groups, Big Village artists came together to forge a joint identity and carve out new opportunities on their own terms. To celebrate the label’s formation, they will be throwing a massive launch party at the Sandringham Hotel on Saturday August 7th. Performing on the night will be the full Big Village stable, consisting of Daily Meds, Loose Change, True Vibenation, Tuka (Thundamentals), DJ Max Gosford, DJ Morgs and hosted by Jeswon.  The label was founded by the artists it represents and members of all … Continue reading Big Village – Record Label Launch

allaussie hip hop spotlight on: Daily Meds

Sydney crew Daily Meds are emcee’s P.Smurf and Mikoen, vocalist Billie Rose and producer Roleo. Since the bands formation in 2009 they have supported and toured with Horrorshow,  Thundamentals, Urthboy, Spit Syndicate, Def Wish Cast and Dialectrix to drop some names. They also helped to launch the popular Sketch the Rhyme show which is now a national touring success featuring their very own P-Smurf. Don’t think that Daily Meds are just show openers though… they have rocked big shows at the annandale, factory theatre, gaelic club, club 77 and some huge warehouse parties. No doubt their mutual drive to fuel … Continue reading allaussie hip hop spotlight on: Daily Meds