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‚Äôs most prominent signees¬†in¬†Mathas¬†and¬†Omar Musa¬†for¬†‚ÄėThe Big Vacation‚Äô national tour!¬† ¬† Fresh, deft and banging, ‚ÄėThe Big … Continue reading Be Ready feat. Mathas, Omar Musa, Rapaport & P.Smurf

Mikoen Aussie Slang (prod. by Caustic Yoda)

Mikoen is a Sydney based MC and a founding member of the now-defunct Daily Meds crew, Mikoen¬†also helped form Reverse Polarities and the independent label Big Village Records. With hundreds of live shows under his belt, Mikoen has been performing and releasing music since 2006. Now in late 2016, Mikeon has branched out to release a brand new single titled ‚ÄúAussie Slang‚ÄĚ. The new track features production from Caustic Yoda, who has worked on numerous local releases including Tuka‚Äôs debut solo release, Thundamentals Foreverlution, Waza‚Äôs Crooked Jaw LP and many, many more. Grab the new joint by using the player … Continue reading Mikoen Aussie Slang (prod. by Caustic Yoda)

Rapaport ‘What I Got’¬†Nominated for FBi SMAC Best Song Award!

Big Village Records co founder and manager, Rapaport, latest single ‘What I Got’ has just been nominated for a FBi SMAC award for Best Song!¬† The new¬†Ribongia¬†produced tribal¬†banger,¬†featuring¬†Billie McCarthy,¬†was released in September, to a packed out show at Brighton Up Bar featuring a full live band and a swarm of special guests. The single is the first release from Rapport’s forthcoming album¬†Village Idiot, due early 2017.¬† Rapaport is taking his explosive live show on the road, with the Sydney and Perth leg done, and¬†Melbourne¬†&¬†Brisbane¬†up¬†next! The single¬†has already been added to rotation on FBi Radio. Check out the new¬†stripped back video … Continue reading Rapaport ‘What I Got’¬†Nominated for FBi SMAC Best Song Award!

Daily Meds Behind The Radar + Tour Dates

Here is the brand new first single lifted from Daily Meds’ second full-length album, out November on Big Village Records. The new track is titled Behind The Radar and is an electro head nodding¬†banger with a clap that’ll get you kicking!¬† Billie Rose ties the track together perfectly, with¬†her¬†familiar vocal tone and spot on hook. Digital pre-orders of Behind The Radar will be released next Friday! 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. Behind … Continue reading Daily Meds Behind The Radar + Tour Dates

Suburban Dark What Ya Know About feat. Rapaport Official Video

Sydney production duo Suburban Dark are set to release their new music video for their Grime anthem ‚ÄėWhat Ya Know About‚Äô feat. Rapaport, from the album Second Front that they released on Big Village Records in 2013. The music video is directed by music and fashion video director Ali Infinite and is a powerful vision that showcases the dark aesthetics of Suburban Dark‚Äôs infectious, brutal sound. Suburban Dark‚Äôs acclaimed debut album Second Front won them accolades across a range of media described as ‚Äúone of the most outstanding Sydney releases of the year‚ÄĚ by Drum Media, Second Front was awarded … Continue reading Suburban Dark What Ya Know About feat. Rapaport Official Video

Loose Change The Lost Remix’s

P Major¬†has gone to work on Loose Changes 2010¬†debut self titled LP. He has kept this hiding in his basement for way too long but¬†now it’s here for all to enjoy. 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. 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 … Continue reading Loose Change The Lost Remix’s

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‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄėShoosh‚Äô – a sharp, tongue-in-cheek, four minute jab at some people‚Äôs lack of ability to know when to be quiet ‚Äď the record cracks Loose Change open to reveal a depth of lyric and instrumentation that says a hell of lot more than ‚Äėpipe down, man.‚Äô 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

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‚Äôs Shoosh!, a sharp, tongue-in-cheek, four minute jab at some people‚Äôs 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

Suburban Dark‚Äôs colossal LP Second Front has just been released through Big Village Records. The first single Skeletonne featuring Thundamentals‚Äô 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 ‚ÄėAlbum of the Week‚Äô. Second Front has a diverse … Continue reading Suburban Dark – Second Front

Trapped: Rapaport – Laxe – Nowhere Society

Thursday 4th July 2013 will see the launch of a new hip hop night Trapped¬†a bass heavy hip hop night at Oxford Art Factory. The night will see live performances from Rapaport, Laxe and Nowhere Society. The night will bring together the best base heavy MCs, producers and DJs that Sydney has to offer. Headlining the evening will be Big Village head honcho; Rapaport, in 2009 he independently released his debut solo album Laughing on the Inside, and has won numerous MC battles including FBi Radio Iron Lyricist 2009, and was the runner up in Australian Scribble Jam ‚Äė06. He … Continue reading Trapped: Rapaport – Laxe – Nowhere Society

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’

Ellesquire – The Messtape

Tuka and Big Village records present a now polished collection of songs which you may have seen pop up on my Tuka’s soundcloud page, youtube channel or heard on various radio appearances over the last 12 months. These have been fleshed out, re-recorded, mixed, mastered and spliced together with brand new unreleased songs to form The Messtape. The Messtape features 13 tracks including the Let’s Do It (Remix) feat. Billie McCarthy. The Messtape is available as a free download. Mixed by Simon Cohen. Additional vocals on Don’t Fall In Love & Lets Do It (Remix) by In√©s. Lets Do It … Continue reading Ellesquire – The Messtape

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‚Äôs 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

Tuka – Time & Space

Time & Space is taken from Tuka’s sophomore album Feedback Loop out Oct 26th through Big Village Records. Feedback Loop features guest vocalists: Jeswon, Jane Tyrrell, Ellesquire, Tenth Dan, Solo & Maples. Feedback Loop will feature production by: Sleepers Awake, DJ Morgs, Roleo, Grub & Suburban Dark. Time & Space, produced by Roleo. Recorded at Two Toes Studios by Caustic. Additional vocals by Maples, recorded at Studios 301 by Simon Cohen. Stay tuned for the premier of Tuka’s next single featuring Elefant Traks beauty Jayne Tyrrell titled Die A Happy Man. Tumblr ¬†|| ¬†Facebook ¬†|| ¬† NFE Continue reading Tuka – Time & Space

Rapaport ‘Patterns’ Launch

Big Village Records is proud to present the official Launch for Rapaport’s Patterns¬†mixtape, an unrelenting dose of left field grime raps, over an assortment of original and bootlegged bass beats from UK and Australia.¬† This collection of tracks showcases Rapaport as a unique MC in the Australian hip hop landscape, pursuing a defiantly UK sound, while still retaining a self effacing honesty and oddball sense of humour in his lyricism. August 17 will see Rapaport take over GoodGod Small Club with a night of banging hip-hop and sophisticated grime, with Live support from Swarmy, Julez & DJ Sizzle (from Melbourne), … Continue reading Rapaport ‘Patterns’ Launch

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‚Äôs standards, to celebrate, they‚Äôre taking the whole damn label on the road for a national tour to launch said album‚Äď that‚Äôs … 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

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

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

Big Village ‚Äď Record Label Launch

Big Village is an independent record label representing the¬†new wave of Sydney‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď Record Label Launch

allaussie hip hop spotlight on: Daily Meds

Sydney crew Daily Meds are emcee‚Äôs 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