Rapaport New Album ‘Village Idiot’ Out March 2 Preorders Available Now

Village Idiot is an album three years in the making and boasts a diverse range of tracks featuring production by Kid Fiction, Ribongia, Joelistics, Arctic & P.Major, & vocal features from Mantra, P.Smurf, Ellesquire, Omar Musa, Tenth Dan, Joe New … Continue reading Rapaport New Album ‘Village Idiot’ Out March 2 Preorders Available Now

Drapht Launches New Video For “Dancin John Doe” Single + National Single Tour Supports Confirmed!

Today Drapht released the new video to his insanely catchy single,‘Dancin John Doe’ via YouTube. Directed by Ben Young and features contemporary dancer Russell Thorpe. “My partner at the time Louise was a contemporary dancer, and I went and watched … Continue reading Drapht Launches New Video For “Dancin John Doe” Single + National Single Tour Supports Confirmed!

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

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’

Gig: Dialectrix & Loose Change Easter Thursday

Sydney born and bred hip-hop artist, Dialectrix is playing a not-to-be missed gig at The Newtown Hotel this Easter Thursday. Claiming a well-earned presence on the local hip hop scene, Dialectrix has had a stellar career as both a solo artist and as part of several collectives. His rhyming style has been described as multi-syllabic, using beats inspired by artists such as Busta Rhymes – matched with humanistic lyrics in a more down-to-earth style other prominent Aussie MC’s are famous for. Our homegrown MC is a local hero on the Inner-West’s Hip-Hop scene, and will come together to share his lyrics at … Continue reading Gig: Dialectrix & Loose Change Easter Thursday

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

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

Tuka, Ellesquire & Jones Jnr. – June Long Weekend @ The Newton Hotel

Fresh from Groovin’ The Moo and Seth Sentry’s national tours, Tuka and Ellesquire have been tearing the country apart with sold out shows everywhere. Saturday June 8 will see them come direct to their hometown to join fellow locals Jones Jnr at Newtown Hotel for one hell of a night of Soul and Hip Hop. Tuka, one third of Newtown’s beloved Thundamentals has had an insanely busy 18 months starting with the release of Thundmentals highly acclaimed Foreverlution which ignited a blazing tour all over the country. Thundamentals fast became Triple j’s most popular ‘Like A Version’ with their cover of Matt Corby’s Brother. … Continue reading Tuka, Ellesquire & Jones Jnr. – June Long Weekend @ The Newton Hotel

Tour News: Groovin’ The Moo – Bendigo & Maitland Sell Out!

Groovin’ the Moo (GTM) Maitland has officially SOLD OUT! Following directly on from GTM Bendigo selling out in less than two days last week, 2013 is the fifth consecutive year the flagship Maiitland show has sold out! Stephen Halpin, Cattleyard Promotions said today, “Thanks Maitland! We are so grateful for all your support over the years. Feels that this year will be something special. Apologies to those who missed out, but we have a limited capacity and just can’t fit anyone else into the showground!”  With half the eastern seaboard events now sold out, GTM fans have the perfect reason to … Continue reading Tour News: Groovin’ The Moo – Bendigo & Maitland Sell Out!

Groovin The Moo 2013

Sun’s coming up on a pure gold Groovin’ The Moo (GTM) 2013! Come the April/May cusp, GTM is looking forward to sharing some of the freshest sonic produce from favourite home-grown acts to international imports when returning to its much loved four regional towns as well as the Nation’s capital. From Flume, Tame Impala, The Temper Trap (who will close the main stage) and Seth Sentry to Example (UK), The Kooks (UK), Tegan and Sara (CAN) and The Bronx (USA), the GTM community of 75,000 from across the country are in for a premium shindig. Just one year shy of celebrating its … Continue reading Groovin The Moo 2013

The Tongue – Drums

When it comes to hip hop, there isn’t much The Tongue hasn’t done. He is an infamous MC battle champion, seasoned touring artist and a prolific songwriter, with two albums (Shock And Awe and Alternative Energy); three mixtapes and an EP (Bad Education) to his name. The Tongue is set to release his third album Surrender To Victory on March 15, 2013. The first single Drums is dropping shortly. Initial details on the album have been released and will feature Suffa, Illy, Sky’High, Joyride, Tom Scott (Home Brew), Ellesquire, Spit Syndicate, Thundamentals, Jimblah and more. Surrender To Victory is produced by Cam … Continue reading The Tongue – Drums

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

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’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

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

Dialectrix Competition

Back to tear up the stage in 2012 is Sydney’s finest Dialectrix. Fresh off the release of his soul laden, technologically themed single New Generation, Dialectrix is hitting the road to showcase his heralded flow and uniquely kinetic live experience. Dialectrix is a veteran on the mic whose live show comprises high energy party anthems mixed with thoughtful social criticisms. The live wire word smith is hitting stages as part of his New Generation East coast tour. Dialectrix will be starting with hometown Sydney’s Annandale Hotel tonight with supporting performances by Ellesquire, Calski and Rainman with DJ sets by Ology. D-Trix will also visit Melbourne’s Laundry on Saturday May 5th, supported by local acts including Fluent … Continue reading Dialectrix Competition

Dialectrix – New Generation Tour

Back to tear up the stage in 2012 is Sydney’s finest Dialectrix. Fresh off the release of his soul laden, technologically themed single New Generation, Dialectrix is hitting the road to showcase his heralded flow and uniquely kinetic live experience. Dialectrix is a veteran on the mic whose live show comprises high energy party anthems mixed with thoughtful social criticisms. The live wire word smith is hitting stages as part of his New Generation East coast tour. Dialectrix will be starting with hometown Sydney’s Annandale Hotel on Friday, 27 April with supporting performances by Ellesquire, Calski and Rainman with DJ sets … Continue reading Dialectrix – New Generation Tour

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

The Tongue – Sextape Tour kicks off

When it comes to hip hop there isn’t much The Tongue hasn’t done; an MC Battle champion; an accomplished touring artist and songwriter with two albums; three mixtapes and an EP under his belt.. all before he turned 26. Having toured with the likes of Public Enemy, Dizzie Rascal, Drapht and The Herd, The Tongue connected with the masses via radio hits such as The Punch, Bad Education, The Show and Real Thing. His second album Alternative Energy was feature album on both FBi and 2SER, as well asAlbum of the Week at Drum Media and The Brag. His latest release The Sextape will be a free mixtape available for download September 12th, 2011.    Under the guiding hand of Sydney’s … Continue reading The Tongue – Sextape Tour kicks off

Ellesquire – Album Launch

Since the release of his debut album Ready in August, Ellesquire has been creating quite a buzz. Receiving positive reviews and feedback from street press, radio, magazines & blogs nation wide. The album was FBi Radio ‘Sunsets Album Of The Week’ and it’s single On The Prowl was added to full rotation on Triple J. On The Prowl has been the most requested song twice on Triple J’s Super Request, Reached number 9 on the iTunes Hip Hop/ Rap charts and has clocked over 30 000 views on youtube within a month of it’s release. Stemming from the albums success, Ellesquire has … Continue reading Ellesquire – Album Launch

Ask…The Tongue

With the recent release of his free download the Sextape, Elefant Traks member the Tongue has been swamped with a host of emails and facebook messages asking for advice on all facets of relationships and sexuality. In an effort to respond to all his fans, The Tongue has sent aahh a copy of some of the more popular and not so popular questions, we present to you Ask…The Tongue. Long term relationships – worth the effort or overrated? The Tongue: The best thing in the world is being in love with someone great. Sex is awesome but love is more powerful … Continue reading Ask…The Tongue

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

Big Village – Big Things Vol. 1

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 bands. Big Village artists came together to forge a joint identity and carve out new opportunitties on their own terms. Consisting of Daily Meds, Loose Change, True Vibenation, Reverse Polarities, Tuka, Ellequire and Jeswon, Big Village artists are dedicated to producing thought provoking and open-minded music that challenges the status quo. The label was founded by the artists it represents: all members contribute their expertise to the running of the organisation. Wheather it’s event promotions, web … Continue reading Big Village – Big Things Vol. 1

Loose Change free album

Sydney based hip hop crew, Loose Change release their debut album of laidback, infectious beats and honest, soul soaked raps. Combine a beatmaker with a golden touch on the drum machine, two emcees with gifted flows and life-fuelled lyricism, and a DJ who brings it altogether live. This is Loose Change. Emcees Rapaport and Ellesquire provide heartfelt lyrics with a sharp delivery. The raps are backed up by the sample-heavy P major production, with gritty drums, chopped up rhodes samples and moog-synth basslines. Cuts by Sam Z and some formidable guest verses by P Smurf, and the Loose Change sound … Continue reading Loose Change free album