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)

Stream: True Vibenation ON

True Vibenation’s forthcoming album ‘ON’ will be dropping July 18th. Pre-order the album here for instant download of the new single ‘Question Mark Music’, as well as ‘Crazy but…’ and ‘Dressed To Chill’. The album ON was birthed in an interesting way, between touring, recording and a stubborn refusal to get a ‘real’ job band members Native Wit and Klue ended up living together in a squat house in the Sydney suburb of Newtown. ‘The electricity was unreliable, the roof was definitely not waterproof and there were some funny smells but on the flipside we were allowed to do whatever we … Continue reading Stream: True Vibenation ON

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… ‘

Cross City Sessions: Big Village shines light on local talent

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. Recognising the hot bed of talent spread across Sydney Big Village came up with a way to share the love and shine some light on up and coming artists they believe will hold the torch high for the hip hop … Continue reading Cross City Sessions: Big Village shines light on local talent

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

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

Mute x Roleo – Ticket

A prime example of what happens when two crazy people come together to create at Big Village HQ. Roleoʼs driving Afro/Jungle style beat meets eccentric ragga style flow, screaming and chanting exaltations to life. Fans will recognise Muteʼs melodic style and conscious lyrics from his collaboration with Verbaleyes, Lingua Franca which was one of the stand out tracks on the Big Village compilation Big Things Volume Two and was added to Triple j rotation in 2012. But the Mute x Roleo story goes back to their collaboration Forever Breaks on Big Things Volume One which was named as FBI’s album of the week and sparked … Continue reading Mute x Roleo – Ticket

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

Mute X Roleo – first single ‘Monkey’

Monkey is the first single off the collaborative effort from Reverse Polarities founding member Mute MC and Daily Meds producer Roleo. The song has already been getting love on triple jand is a prime example of what happens when two crazy people come together to create at Big Village’s HQ, Hibernian House. Roleo’s driving Afro/Jungle style beat meets Mute’s eccentric ragga style flow, screaming and chanting exaltations to life. Due for a late April release through Big Village the self-titled project is a collection of songs combining the crunchy, synth heavy beats of Roleo with sharp, introspective and heartfelt lyrics from Mute. … Continue reading Mute X Roleo – first single ‘Monkey’

P.Smurf – The Story So Far

Today, March 22 Big Village will release the debut solo EP The Story So Far from Daily Meds front man P.Smurf. In the lead-up P.Smurf has been streaming a song a day on soundcloud before the record goes in stores and online. This sun drenched 7 track EP is a testament to the last 8 years of hard work the Sydney MC has put into mastering his craft, and it shows. During The Story So Far P.Smurf goes into depth on what makes him tick, both as a person and an MC. Splicing his trademark spit-fire lyricism with tales of love, … Continue reading P.Smurf – The Story So Far

Sketch The Rhyme – Adelaide Fringe

Featuring visual artists, hip hop MCs and a full live band, Sketch The Rhyme is a brilliantly unique game show where freestyle rapping meets fast paced illustration and live animation in a number of hilarious improvised games, inspired by Pictionary, Celebrity Heads and Mr Squiggle. Sketch The Rhyme is a fresh, fast and funny interactive hip hop game show where speed drawing meets freestyle rapping to the sounds of a live band. Inspired by Mr Squiggle and Pictionary, this game-show-with-a-twist is made up of a series of playoffs between the artists and the rappers. The artists speed-sketch pictures relevant to a … Continue reading Sketch The Rhyme – Adelaide Fringe

Sketch The Rhyme – No Sleep Til Adelaide Tour (Gluttony – Adelaide Fringe)

Featuring visual artists, hip hop MCs and a full live band, Sketch The Rhyme is a brilliantly unique game show where freestyle rapping meets fast paced illustration and live animation in a number of hilarious improvised games, inspired by Pictionary, Celebrity Heads and Mr Squiggle. Sketch The Rhyme is a fresh, fast and funny interactive hip hop game show where speed drawing meets freestyle rapping to the sounds of a live band. Inspired by Mr Squiggle and Pictionary, this game-show-with-a-twist is made up of a series of playoffs between the artists and the rappers. The artists speed-sketch pictures relevant to a … Continue reading Sketch The Rhyme – No Sleep Til Adelaide Tour (Gluttony – Adelaide Fringe)

Koolta Announces Possessions Tour Dates

Adelaide MC and producer Koolta has just announced final dates and supports for his upcoming Possessions single tour in early February. 2012 was a huge year for the hip-hop favourite, releasing his debut album The Extraordinary Average Joe, supporting the Hilltop Hoods, opening the Adelaide leg of the national Parklife Festival tour and being awarded the MRC’s Clip It! Initiative. Taking in four dates only, Koolta is bringing some of his mates with him, with support nationally from Sydney’s Electric Elements crew, along with DeathStarrs (BRIS), Prime (ADL), Ry (MELB) and Mute MC & Kit Complete (Big Village – SYD). … Continue reading Koolta Announces Possessions Tour Dates

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

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

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

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

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

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