Beastside Member And Big Village Alumni Frogman Released The Second Single From His Debut Solo EP Pond Scum ‘Just Go In’

Sydney rapper and emcee Frogman​ has just released his new single ‘Just Go In’​ taken from his debut EP ‘Pond Scum’​ set to be released next month. Just Go In​ walks a different path in terms of production for the … Continue reading Beastside Member And Big Village Alumni Frogman Released The Second Single From His Debut Solo EP Pond Scum ‘Just Go In’

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

Cooking With Caustic From Mercury To Pluto

Hailing from the artistically bountiful Blue Mountains come Cooking With Caustic, a soul/hip hop/funk collective unlike any other. Cooking With Caustic consists of core members Caustic (beats, keys and production), DJ Cost (turntables), Jarv Benaud (bass), Stephen Noble (saxophone), and Marc Brown (trombone). Though they’ve been jamming for years; first meeting whilst working in hospitality together, From Mercury To Pluto is the group’s debut LP. The album pays homage to the classic sounds of 90’s hip hop, as well as focusing on big beat, groove, and turntablism. “Rather than an album being about one vocalist, this is about a collection of … Continue reading Cooking With Caustic From Mercury To Pluto

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 ‘What Ya Know About’ 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’s infectious, brutal sound. Suburban Dark’s acclaimed debut album Second Front won them accolades across a range of media described as “one of the most outstanding Sydney releases of the year” by Drum Media, Second Front was awarded … Continue reading Suburban Dark What Ya Know About feat. Rapaport Official Video

Blue Mnts Artists Announce Bushfire Benefit Show

It’s no secret that something in the Blue Mountains water has meant that over the last ten years, its musical alumni has produced more influential hip hop / electronic artists than any other region outside of Australian capital cities. The devastating fires that swept through the Blue Mnts area have brought together some of its most celebrated artists for a massive ONE OFF SHOW to raise money for their friends, family and the Blue Mnts community at large. Featuring Hermitude, Urthboy, Thundamentals, Dialectrix, Tuka, JONES Jnr, Joe New + locals Tenth Dan & Grub and A Blank Canvas – with … Continue reading Blue Mnts Artists Announce Bushfire Benefit Show

Suburban Dark – Second Front Album Launch

Since the release of their debut album on July 26th, Suburban Dark have been getting more and more hype. Their debut rightfully earned itself FBi Album of the week, and also has been scoring massive support support nation wide. The boys and the heavily featured Jeswon stopped into triple j recently for a chat with Zan Rowe. Don’t miss your chance to help them launch the album in Sydney, at The Civic on the 31st August. Featuring a huge array of the Big Village MC roster as guests, and supports from Deadbeat & Hazy, Tenth Dan & Grub, Roleo, Migz, Julzo, Moonbase Commander & Laxe it’s going to be … Continue reading Suburban Dark – Second Front Album Launch

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

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

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

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

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