We are so excited to release Omar Musa’s new EP ‘DEAD CENTRE’. Since it was released Fri August 5 it has already received some solid reviews.
“words and sentiments worth sharing, certainly in 2016” – The Guardian
“slinky, soulful, thoughtful” ★★★★ – Sydney Morning Herald
“A wordsmith with a razor sharp approach” The AU Review
‘A world class penman’ – Howls & Echoes
★★★★ – The Brag
DEAD CENTRE is available now from www.omarmusa.com.au
Big Village Records proudly welcomes Omar Musa, renowned rapper, poet and author, to our roster. His EP Dead Centre will be released through Big Village Records on August 5 with production by Joelistics and Poncho anf features from L-FRESH THE LION, Hau, Kate Miller-Hiedke, Mataya.
Omar Musa’s debut novel “Here Come the Dogs” has received widespread critical acclaim. He has recently toured across Asia, USA, Europe, South America and Australia, performing spoken word and hip hop, to launch the book. His diverse career achievements include being longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and named one of the SMH’s Young Novelists of the Year in 2015, winning the Australian Poetry Slam in 2008, speaking at TEDx Sydney, appearing on ABC’s Q&A, and releasing two books of poetry.
Mathas is gearing up to embark on his largest national tour to date, including performances at the Wide Open Space Festival, NT and Big Pineapple Music Festival, QLD. Set for late April, the shows will see Mathas take his renowned live performances to a new level, touring with his new three-piece live band for the first time.
Head over to the Mathas website for all dates and ticket links.
Mathas is right back at it with the release of new single ‘Bravo Troll’. The single continues Mathas’ exploration of the world around him, written on a 1979 Yamaha Electone C-35 Organ and recorded through a single stage microphone; ‘Bravo Troll’ explores the folklore of the troll.
‘Bravo Troll’ Out March 30:
The ‘Champion Sound Remixtape’ is a tribute to the Jaylib 2003 classic “Champion Sound” LP. P.Smurf delivers a collection of new songs using beats from the original release and collaborations with long term DJ Cost as well as MCs Maundz, Ellesquire, 1/6, Hyjak, SWARMY, Class A, Joe New and Nooky.
The digital mixtape is accompanied with an original comic book release of the same title, by illustrator Sam Clouston, which tells a story of disruption, addiction and corruption inside Smurf Village.
‘Champion Sound Remixtape’ Digital Release and comic book is available NOW at www.psmurf.com
Soul Benefits are back with ”Rebel Music” the second single from their forthcoming album “SB No BS” due for release on Big Village Records mid 2016. ’Rebel Music’ is another raw, head nodder from the young trio and features NZ veteran MC, SMV a member of the groups Machete District, The Villains, 4 Corners and the Universal Zulu Nation.
Soul Benefits launch ‘Rebel Music’ at Plan B Small Club on Friday Feb 12 with fellow western Sydney talent X & Hype, promising lyricist ‘Verbal Mechanics’ a showcase set from all girl hip hop collective ‘Stay Fly’. Lee Monro X Ello C & Talakai. Presales are $12 + BF and $15 on the door.
‘Rebel Music’ Links:
Big news from P.Smurf, to pay tribute to the late, great J Dilla and the genius of LA producer Madlib, he has announced forthcoming release, “Champion Sound Remixtape”, using beats from the 2003 classic Jaylib LP. This mixtape will be available for free download on J Dilla’s Birthday February 7, along with a limited edition P.Smurf comic book.
The mixtape features guests Maundz, Ellesquire, 1/6, Hyjak, SWARMY, Class A, Joe New, Nooky & DJ Cost.
BV are joining forces with the esteemed DCA graffiti crew to takeover The Lord Gladstone’s monthly ‘Sunday Walls’ starting this Sunday Jan 10. Big Village DJs for the afternoon are Roleo, 26th Letter, DJ Cost and DJ Migz. Holding down the walls are the amazingly talented DCA representitives Days, Desta & Chez. They will be presenting an afternoon of live graffiti inside the courtyard and back lane of The Lord Gladstone.
Held on the second Sunday of each month at the recently renovated The Lord Gladstone Hotel, 115 Regent st, Chippendale, just 5 minutes walk from Central Station, Sunday Walls is the perfect way to spend this sweltering Sydney summer. FREE ENTRY – 2pm-10pm.
The wait is finally over: Mathas’ debut release on Big Village Records is here. Armwrestling Atlas deftly manoeuvres themes of consumerism, drug use, Indigenous issues and emotional development.
Grab CDs and bundles through Mathas’ website, purchase the album digitally on iTunes, or stream it via Soundcloud.
Mathas Pre-orders are now live through his brand new website www.mathas.com.au
All pre-orders get a bonus instant download of title track ‘Armwrestling Atlas’.
Album out October 30!