We are absolutely stoked to announce that Perth MC / Producer Mathas has signed to Big Village Records. Mathas is one of our favourite artists in the country and the first ever interstate artist to sign to the roster.
Mathas has had a massive last few years winning the WAM song of the year in 2013 for Nourishment ft Abbe May and WAM Urban Artist of the year 2012, 2013 and 2014. Mathas was also a Triple J Next Crop artist in 2014 and Won Best Music Video at the 2015 WA Screen Awards for Stone Cold Sober. Damn son!
Mathas’ sophomore album “Armwrestling Atlas” will be released through Big Village Records and The Community Records in October 2015.
Big Village are excited to announce the launch of our new monthly live Hip Hop event Home Bass on Thursday 23 April at The Newtown Hotel.
Each night we will be showcasing a live act from either the Big Village roster or our extended family for no entry fee. The first Home Bass features Big Village stalwarts Loose Change – Ellesquire, Rapaport and DJ Sam Z with their first headline shows since their 2014 Yes or No Tour.
P.Smurf and Rapaport will be on hosting duties providing banter and flows throughout the evening.
Home Bass kicks off Thursday April 23rd, and continues on the third Thursday of each month.
True Vibenation are pleased to announce their first ever international tour to Africa with appearances at HIFA and Bushfire festivals on the famed Firefest route.
The trip is significant not only as the bandʼs first tour abroad but marks a return to the birthplace of members Verbaleyes and Native Wit where they will be kicking off the tour at HIFA Festival, Zimbabwe before continuing south for more shows in South Africa and Swaziland.
Continuing on from the release of their sophomore album ʻONʼ through Big Village nine months ago the trio will share main stage slots alongside international legends such as Salif Keita and Les Nubians.
With another Australia tour planned for their return and multiple new projects on the way True Vibenation are keeping their noses to the grindstone in 2015.
Africa Tour dates
29 April – HIFA Festival, Harare Zimbabwe – ZOL Main Stage
01 May – HIFA Festival, Harare Zimbabwe – Coca Cola Green stage 30th May – Bushfire Festival – Swaziland
More dates TBA
Listen to the album ‘ON’ here: http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/homeandhosed/blog/s4045668.htm
Today we announced the signing of a new artist to Big Village, SOUL BENEFITS, who are set to release their debut full length album on the label in early 2015.
Soul Benefits are the next generation of Sydney Hip Hop, a 3 man crew from Western Sydney who formed back in 2010 consisting of rappers MC Storme, Young Supreme, MC / producer / DJ The 26th Letter. Although all around 20yrs old, the trio boast’s a refined sound inspired by a blend of golden era 90s boom bap, classic funk and soul, and current hip hop and electronica.
Soul Benefits are unique voice for Sydney’s Western suburbs, their proud expression of their New Zealand heritage and culture has resonated deeply with the diverse cultural communities of the area, along with a no bullshit depiction of the struggles of growing up in the suburbs.
We here at Big Village have been huge fans of these prolific young MCs for a while, on all levels of their music making, from their deft lyrical precision and effortless laidback delivery to their direct engagement with their audience, building of their own branding and clothing and most of all the welcoming and intoxicatingly joyful energy they bring when on stage.
We are absolutely thrilled to be inviting SB into the BV familia, and sharing our skills, resources and work ethic with such a promising and positive group of guys, and we look forward to making 2015 a memorable year with their first official release.
Soul Benefits have been added to the line ups for the Melbourne and Sydney Xmas Parties taking place on Saturday December 13th at Northcote Social Club, and Saturday December 20th at Newtown Social Club.
To wrap up the labels 4th year, Big Village Records is excited to announce two massive Christmas parties, taking place over two weekends in Sydney and Melbourne this December, featuring label favourites Daily Meds, True Vibenation, Loose Change, Rapaport, Suburban Dark and one very special guest.
For the first ever Melbourne Big Village Xmas party, the crew is going to be jumping on a bus and taking the party down to the Northcote Social Club on Saturday December 13th with help from Melbourne’s godfather of rhyme himself Mantra on hosting duties.
The following weekend, we will be bringing the Xmas vibes back to the labels spiritual homeland of King st, Newtown for a very special show at Newtown Social Club, the venue where the label was launched back in 2010 (as the Sando) on Saturday December 20th, hosted by Jeswon.
Melbourne, Sat13th Dec – Northcote Social Club
Daily Meds, True Vibenation, Suburban Dark, Rapaport + Very Special Guests, Hosted by Mantra
We have just dropped the preorders for the new Daily Meds LP ‘Sour Milk’ Out Nov 7 on 2LP Vinyl and CD. We have sorted out a bunch of bountiful Preorder packs including Signed 2LP Vinyl* (300 only), Signed CDs, New Daily Meds Tees, limited edition prints by Aisle6ix for all vinyl preorders (limited to 150), Signed Album Posters, and digital DL with all packs.
*Please note the vinyl will not be sent out til mid Dec when we get them back from the manufacturer but all CD packs, and other items in the vinyl packs will be sent out on release date, plus digital DL of Sour Milk will be sent out on release day Nov 7.
All preorders come with an immediate DL of the track ‘Modern Day Messengers’ ft. Thundamentals and first single ‘Behind The Radar’