BIG VILLAGE RECORDS SIGN SOUL BENEFITS WHO WILL JOIN XMAS PARTY LINE UP
Sydney Hip Hop family Big Village Records just announced the signing of a new act, 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 have become a 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.
Years of consistent live shows they have earns them reputation as one the most highly energetic and charismatic live acts in Sydney, and seen them support a slew of international acts including Rahzel, Hopsin, Scribe, Kurupt, P-Money, David Dallas, Savage, Home Brew Crew & Deceptikonz as well a performance at the 2012 NRL Grand Final.
The crew 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.
To welcome Soul Benefits to Big Village we got some of the crew together for the Big Village Cypher Video 2014 shot and directed by Matthew Thorne, www.matthewthorne.com.au.
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.
“Soul Benefits on the come-up. Keep your ears to the streets and your eyes locked on the prize”- Scribe (NZ)
“When I’m in Aussie and not chasing Kangaroos, I listen to Soul Benefits”- Tom Scott (Home Brew Crew/NZ)
Soul Benefits first two releases, ‘The Facts EP’ and ‘Left Unsaid’ are both available digitally as a free download via Bandcamp HERE
Melbourne | Sat 13th Dec | Northcote Social Club
Daily Meds, True Vibenation, Suburban Dark, Rapaport + Soul Benefits
Hosted by Mantra
Sydney | Sat 20 Dec | Newtown Social Club
Daily Meds, True Vibenation, Suburban Dark, Loose Change + Soul Benefits
Hosted by Jeswon