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.
To celebrate, Big Village and FBi Radio present the Big Village 5th Birthday Party at Oxford Art Factory on November 7th. Featuring live sets from True Vibenation, Loose Change, Mathas, Ellesquire, Suburban Dark, P.Smurf, Soul Benefits, Rapaport, Tenth Dan, Billie Rose, Roleo & 26th Letter, with host Jeswon.
It’s been a busy 5 years since we started as an artist collective in 2010 and we’re keen to celebrate the fact we’re still here, putting out the music that we love, from the artists that inspire us.
To mark the 5 years, we will also be releasing a limited edition compilation, entitled ‘5 Years Strong,’ featuring some of our favourite Big Village tunes on 12” vinyl and digital. The ‘5 Years Strong’ vinyl will be available online, at the 5th Birthday Party and through record stores nationwide.
The last 12 months has seen Big Village stretch out geographically with new signings Soul Benefits from Western Sydney, and Mathas from Perth. Our next release is Mathas’ long-awaited ‘Armwrestling Atlas’ out 30th Oct, and will be followed by full-length drops from Soul Benefits and Suburban Dark in early 2016.
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