Soliloquy – Double Sided

At just sixteen years of age, Soliloquy has accomplished more than most young aspiring rappers can even dream of, let alone will ever achieve. His debut performance was in front of a sold out venue, making a guest appearance on stage with New York Hip-Hop legend Pharoahe Monch. In July of 2011, Soliloquy released his debut EP The Unveiling, receiving much acclaim from industry figures and the general public alike. He spent the following year honing his craft, working on new material and performing around Melbourne. 2012 brought yet another rebirth for Soliloquy, as he has matured lyrically and experientially. His second release … Continue reading Soliloquy – Double Sided

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

Cryptic – Master Of Words LP

With a broad scope of styles from introspective, dark humour, battle-style music to good old boom bap lyricism, Cryptic (aka James Dowling) is admired for his uniquely complex rhyming patterns, verbose dexterity, relevant humour, stage presence and stylised flow. Cryptic has diligently analysed and worked on his craft, and is now producing a unique sound on stage and in the booth. Having battled in Got Beef? Battles, Real Talk Battle League and Grind Time Now Australia, and played middle scale gigs across Australia, Cryptic, with crew 3000 are taking it to the next level.  Cryptic has released his debut LP … Continue reading Cryptic – Master Of Words LP

Catching up with Ryan Egan

Somewhere amongst Melbourne’s talent-filled swarm of new artist’s you’ll find a kid named Ryan Egan. Some may call this twenty-something’s music Hip-Hop and some may call it something completely different. Ryan, on the other hand prefers to not label it with any type of genre’, and to just let the listener decide instead. Ryan has gone from performing at local house parties to sharing the stage with artists such as Seth Sentry, Motley (UK) and Julez – all in a few months work. He may be putting a touch of Hip Hop over a well-known Coldplay song, or talking about … Continue reading Catching up with Ryan Egan