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… ‘

True Vibenation release first single ‘Dressed To Chill’

Dressed To Chill featuring Pukz is the first taste from True Vibenation’s upcoming sophomore album. The song is an infectious summertime tune over a laid-back beat featuring the charismatic, fluid flows of Verbaleyes and Native Wit and ‘smooth as butter’ vocals from Sydney soul-singer Pukz, along with True Vibenation’s trademark horns played by the guys themselves. True Vibenation are Dressed To Chill but there will be no relaxing for them in the coming months as they take to the road for the Dressed To Chill Tour while also locking down in the studio to put the finishing touches on their second … Continue reading True Vibenation release first single ‘Dressed To Chill’

Newtown Research & Development

Newtown Research + Development is a small, independent, Hip Hop label hailing from Sydney, Australia. As a label Newtown RnD focuses on innovative and original composition and production. This philosophy has lead to the darker side of beats, down tempo and experimental Hip Hop, with two compilations and one EP released so far. The twoAV Enthusiast Club compilations are an experiment with creating music from sound harvested from films and television. Rules for composition can be found on the download page and in the liner notes. These compilations have included works from Kit Complete (Reverse Polarities), Charles Oblivion (Mute Oblivion), … Continue reading Newtown Research & Development

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 – 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 – 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