Tag Archives: Big Village

  • Suburban Dark Release Smell The Roses EP

    Suburban Dark Release Smell The Roses EP

    Sydney Hip Hop Suburban Dark

    Following on from their 2018 full length album Death From Below, Suburban Dark continue their unrelenting rate of attack with Smell The Roses – a grim and brooding 6-track release maintaining the dark and heavy ethos of the production duo while honing the focus of their violent sonic approach. The nightmarish visions are richer in detail and the Sydney boys’ “Fight Beats” approach continues in full force.

    Chris Irvine (one half of the duo) describes its bleak underlying narrative: “Smell The Roses is in a similar vein to Death From Below, only it’s set after the rebellion ... and we lost. It embodies a unifying stance of power from a position of having little to nothing.”

    Focused on its brutal aggressive onslaught of beats, the EP admits only one guest feature - the ferocious Mathas. The Perth MC has a trail of his own accolades including WA Music Industry’s coveted Song of the Year award (the first ever for a rap or electronic artist), a pile of Best Urban Act awards and countless album award nominations. His cadence laces the lead single/title track of the release as he paints the picture of a dystopian near-future.

    Suburban Dark’s previous full-length releases, Death From Below and Second Front featured a host of Sydney’s finest hip hop MCs from Jeswon and Tuka of Thundamentals, to underground MCs Grey Ghost and fellow Big Village MCs, P.Smurf, Rapaport and Ellesquire. Death From Below containing the crushingly massive ‘Supernova’ (featuring longtime collaborator Jeswon) and the hypnotic banger ‘Remember Your Code’ which enjoyed strong airplay; Second Front received outstanding reviews from Drum Media, FBi Radio and The Brag and garnered a Zan Rowe (Triple J) interview.

    Long considered the producer’s ‘producer’ the ‘Smell The Roses’ EP firmly cements Suburban Dark as ones to watch, with their new work taking it to a whole new level.

    With a new full band setup created to manifest their powerful loud sound, Suburban Dark launch their new release on Saturday May 18th at the Chippo Hotel at 8pm with supports from Perth MC Mathas, Rapaport and Alchemist.


    Suburban Dark Smell The Roses Vinyl

    Grab Your Copy Here!

  • Brand New Video 'Thesedayz' From Sydney Rapper P.Smurf

    Sydney Rapper from Big Village Records P.Smurf  Champion Sound

    P.Smurf - Thesedayz


    Big Village Records rapper from Sydney P.Smurf has just released a banging new video'Thesedayz' from the forthcoming release Champion Sound Remixtape, using beats from the 2003 Jaylib LP Champion Sound.

    To pay tribute to the late, great Jay Dilla, this release will be available for free download in its entirety on Jay Dee's birthday, February 7th + a limited edition P.Smurf comic book via Big Village.

    Check out the brand new video P.Smurf - Thesedayz below.

    Cuts by DJ Cost
    Directed and Edited by Alex Wilson
    Shot by Dean Wells and Alex Wilson

    To get your free copy when it drops on Feb 7th head over to - Big Village Records

  • Gig News! Big Village All Stars

    Australian Hip Hop, Ozhiphop, Ozhiphopshop, Hip Hop

    Gig News! Big Village All Stars


    As Sydney is set to become the city of lights for Vivid, Newtown Hotel is delighted to announce that it will host a pop-up bar at the Vivid Sydney at Central Park site from 22nd May to 8th June, with free entry to the public.

    Located in the aMBUSH Gallery Event Space on Level 3 at Central Park, the pop-up bar offers the ideal vantage point to enjoy a drink and catch the multitude of activity happening over the 18 days.

    It all wraps up with an epic closing party featuring a massive night of big beats and dope rhymes from the '' Big Village Sound System'. Featuring ROLEO, 26th Letter & DJ Cost who will be spinning everything from classic Boom Bap to the freshest future beats on offer.

    Joining them we have the Big Village families finest MC's, headed by P.Smurf & Rapaport, coming to lay down some flavour on the mic throughout the night.

    Spectacular 3D projections by renowned street artists Beastman and Reko Rennie will be displayed on the historic CUB Brewery building. aMBUSH Gallery and T-World will also host the “Streets Ahead” exhibition and conference. The exhibition will showcase the world of street culture with renowned contemporary urban artists from around the world. The pop-up bar will also feature an eclectic music program that ranges from rock to hip-hop, disco to dance and is sure to attract a host of guests for the duration of the festival.

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  • New Music Clip! Loose Change Ft Jeswon - Grown Up(Unearthed NIDA 2014)


    Triple J unearthed and Sydney's Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) have released the winners of their annual music video competition. As one of this years winners Loose Change got the chance to film a clip with post graduate students (NIDA) and the result is a hilariously  dance filled one take shoot.


    Check out the new clip below.


    Keep up to date with Loose Change on the links below.

    Big Village Records


  • Daily Meds have announced new album release!


    Daily Meds have announced new album release!


    Big Village label reps Daily Meds have just announced the release of their long awaited second album Sour Milk. It is set to be released on November 7th through Big Village records and should be available in all good music stores.

    Daily Meds Sour Milk, Big Village, Ozhiphop, Australian Hip Hop, Ozhiphopshop, Aussie Hip Hop


    Daily Meds have also recently released a brand new track and clip from the upcoming album that you can check out below.

  • Daily Meds Behind The Radar East Coast Tour 2014

    Behind The Radar Tour 2014 Behind The Radar Tour 2014 Flyer

    Daily Meds - 'Behind The Radar' East Coast Single Tour

    Presented by Big Village & Freshly Squeezed

    Sydney - The Newtown Social Club - Aug 30
    w/ Beat Thieves, Corner Store Superheroes, Relevant

    Brisbane - Big Sound Live Showcase - 10th & 11th

    Melbourne - The Workers Club, Fitzroy - Sep 20
    w/ One Sixth, P-Link, J-Mac & Downpat, Roleo

    QLD - Manifest Festival - Sep 26th & 27th

    Critically acclaimed hip hop crew Daily Meds are back in force with the first single ‘Behind the Radar’, from their as-yet-untitled second LP; follow up to their Australian Music Prize nominated debut record ‘Happy Daze’.

    More energetic and with more blatant power than ever, Daily Meds deftly bridge the gap between the familiar and much-loved local hip hop scene, and a new generation of Australian electronic music, inhabiting a new reality ‘Behind the Radar’, where people lie, behind enemy lines, underground and out of control.

    Blending politically-charged, rapid-flow lyricism, large bass-driven beats and up-front female vocals; Daily Meds have further solidified their unique, forward-thinking sound with a song that tells stories, demands answers and holds to account those who would seek to hold back honesty.

    Sonically melding producer Roleo’s hip hop, dance and indie-pop influences to create an increasingly angry, driving, landscape which, intriguingly, creates an urge to dance, ‘Behind The Radar’ hears MCs Mikoen and P.Smurf – two of the most distinctive rappers and intelligent lyricists in Australia’s hip hop arsenal - nailing parallel powers of war, popular culture, politics and nature with trademark double time bars and indignant questions, propelled by the power of Billie Rose’s vocals, which become increasingly fierce as the outrage heightens.

    MC’s P. Smurf and Mikoen, producer Roleo and vocalist Billie Rose uploaded their first song ‘Everybody Get Pumped’ to Triple J unearthed in 2009, shortly after the independent Sydney four piece formed as a collaboration between prominent members of the Inner West beats and hip hop scene. The almost immediate ‘unearthing’ by the youth broadcaster was all the encouragement the crew needed to launch their own label/artist collective ‘Big Village Records’, along with their extended circle, dropping a self-titled EP.

    With a ferocious live show and their reputation on the hip hop scene burgeoning Daily Meds were invited to support legends Wu-Tang Clan, DJ Premier, Rahzel, Horrorshow, Urthboy, Drapht, Thundamentals and many more, with local hero Ozi Batla [The Herd] describing Daily Meds as “my favourite crew out right now.”



  • Gig News! Big Visions

    Big Village and Vivid Festival present Big Visions

    Big Visons Big Visions

    Big Village and Vivid Festival are proud to present Big Visions, a night of bass heavy audio and eye popping visual displays, amalgamated into a one off AV extravaganza.

    Leading the charge we have the nasty avant guard beat brokers Suburban Dark, with guest visual technician Ali Infinite. Special guests from the BV roster will also be performing in a one-off AV show using their extensive video catalogue, as well as future beat junky Roleo.

    Joining an already talent stacked line-up will be the forever-eclectic flavors of Ribongia, showcasing his revamped visual hexagon display, Jack Prest with Future Love Hangover, renowned street artist and audio wizard Ears, plus visual displays throughout the night by Optic Soup. With this, plus many more surprises in store, Big Visions is set to be an audio/visual feast for the senses. Not to miss this Vivid Festival.

    Line Up

    Suburban Dark

    BV Allstars



    Future Love Hangover


    + Visual displays by Optic Soup

    8PM, The Basement, Sydney – 7 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay
    Tickets $15 + BF through moshtix.

  • Tour News! Loose Change - Yes Or No Tour 2014

    Loose Change - Yes Or No Tour 2014

    Loose Change - Yes Or No Tour 2014 Loose Change - Yes Or No Tour 2014

    Sydney hip hop trio Loose Change are back on the road for their first full national tour in support of super smooth single ‘Yes Or No’.

    This will be the second tour that MCs Rapaport and Ellesquire and DJ Sam Z have done after the release of second Album Listening Party featuring production by P.Major.


    Fri 6 Jun – Howler, Melbourne - Supporting MANTRA

    Sat 7 Jun – Transit Bar, Canberra

    Sun 8 Jun – No Good Festival, Sydney

    Thu 12 Jun – Flyrite, Perth

    Fri 13 Jun – Hussle Hussle, Fremantle

    Sat 14 Jun – Rocket Bar, Adelaide

    Thu 19 Jun – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane

    Fri 20 Jun – Sol Bar, Maroochydore

    Fri 4 Jul – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney

  • Gig News! Big Village Presents - Cross City Sessions Vol 1

    Big Village Presents Cross City Sessions Vol 1 East Side

    Big Village Presents Cross City Sessions Vol 1 East Side Big Village Presents Cross City Sessions Vol 1 East Side

    Big Village is proud to present ‘Cross City Sessions: Vol 1. East Side’ a brand new event focused on showcasing young and local talent from across our fine city of Sydney. Each event will be held in a different corner of the city and will give hand-picked local artists the chance to link-up and perform alongside some of their favourite, more established acts.

    2012 Australian Music Prize finalists Daily Meds kick off the first ‘East Side’ instalment at Jam Gallery in Bondi Junction with their politically charged rapid flow and big bass-driven beats. Put up alongside the charismatic Dutch, six-man super collective Beastside, fresh duo Cornerstore Superheroes, talented youngsters Mr. Theory, Prospecta and beat wizard Kid Fiction.

    Daily Meds
    Daily Meds formed in inner-west Sydney late 2009 as collaboration between MC’s P.Smurf and Mikoen, producer Roleo and vocalist Billie Rose.

    Their 2010 self titled EP was the first Big Village release, featuring the crew’s first single ‘Everybody Get Pumped’, the song which won the crew a slot at Come Together festival through Triple J Unearthed. In April 2012 Daily Meds released their debut full length album Happy Daze. Backed by the strong Triple J airplay of their grimey single ‘Insane’, the album quickly became an underground success. With a second album in the works Daily Meds are one crew to look out for as a shining light in Australia’s hip hop community.

    Emerging from Sydney’s hip hop scene, Dutch has been involved in the hip hop world for a number of years now. Growing a musical partnership with respected producers Ta-Ku and Cam Bluff , Dutch is fast becoming a highly regarded artist with unquestionable potential. Currently in the early stages of finishing his first full length solo album 'Arcadia', his seamless ability to perform on any platform and create rhymes to impress are part of the raw talent Dutch possesses


    Daily Meds
    Corner Store Superheroes
    Mr Theory
    Kid Fiction
    Hosted by Rapaport

    195 Oxford st, Bondi Junction
    8pm - $15 Moshtix
    Goodgod SmallClub - 53-55 Liverpool St - City
    11pm - $15 Moshtix

    Tickets available here.


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