Big Village Records is proud to present the official Launch for Rapaport’s "Patterns" mixtape, an unrelenting dose of left field grime raps, over an assortment of original and bootlegged bass beats from UK and Australia.
This collection of tracks showcases Rapaport as a unique MC in the Australian hip hop landscape, pursuing a defiantly UK sound, while still retaining a self effacing honesty and oddball sense of humour in his lyricism.
FRIDAY 17th August
GOODGOD SMALL CLUB, 55 Liverpool rd
$15 + BF, presale from www.moshtix.com.au
SUPPORTS – SWARMY, JULEZ & DJ SIZZLE (Melbourne), TENTH DAN & GRUB and DJs KLUE, MAX GOSFORD and JUZLO
August 17 will see Rapaport take over GoodGod Small Club with a night of banging hip-hop and sophisticated grime, with Live support from SWARMY, JULEZ & DJ SIZZLE (from Melbourne), TENTH DAN & GRUB and DJs KLUE, MAX GOSFORD and JUZLO.
Rapaport has been a constant contributor in the Sydney music scene for a number of years, most recently as Label Manager of Big Village Records. He independently released his debut Rapaport album "Laughing on the Inside” in 2009 before forming Loose Change with Ellesquire and P major in 2010 and releasing their self-titled debut album through Big Village. He is also front man for dress-up party band The Phonies and creator and director of hip hop game show Sketch The Rhyme, whom he performed with at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011.
Joelistics teamed up with Verb Studios to produce a video for his poetic masterpiece ‘Heart Remains‘, taken from his debut album Voyager. The ‘crowd sourced’ video was weaved together by director Timothy Parish using footage submitted by the public. See it HERE.
The HEART REMAINS OPEN PROJECT invited people from across Australia to contribute video content in response to the track HEART REMAINS by the hip hop artists JOELISTICS. The final video is a tapestry of place, culture, people and landscape that paints a portrait of Australia in the 21st Century.
Words and music: Joelistics / Heart Remains (Taken from Voyager/Elefant Traks)
Produced, Directed and Edited by Timothy Parish – Verb Studios
Sky’High’s debut Forever Sky’High is out now. The Australian gave it 4.5 stars calling it “remarkable” whilst Themusic.com.au said ‘Forever Sky’High is – for want of a better phrase – fuckn’ siiiiiiiick. Her flair for hooks and choruses..is largely unmatched in Australian hip hop‘.
Launch dates: Oxford Art Factory (Gallery), Sydney – June 29, The Laundry, Melbourne – June 30, Mustang Bar, Brisbane – July 5. Tix on sale soon!
On Anzac day as the country pays tribute to the Diggers who gave up so much for us this country during war times.. We pay our own musical tribute from a different kind of digger with this all Australian Hip Hop mix-tape from Sydney based DJ, Radio Host & Digger Mr Shan Frenzie.
Posting this on with the up most respect, Raise a glass & put this one up!
ANZAC SPIRIT : LEST WE FORGET !
Trem – Same Shit
Big Village – Be My Guest
Mr Clean – Hard Yakk
Chemical Imbalance – Hectic Son Of Hector Bias B – Drop A Thought
Ron Rugged & Johnny Crates – Back On Track
The Statesmen feat Len One – Come On Now Funkoars – Vamoose Pegz feat Jimmy Nice, Mantra & Illy – What You In It For
Deadbeat Society – Shine
Mind Over Matter – So I Showed ‘Em
After Hours – Consume Or Perish
Tommy Illfigga – Game Face
Hunter & Mortar – When I’m Drunk
Binge Thinkers feat Swarmy – Sick Drapht – Murder Murder
Plutonic & G Love – Vibin’ Survivin‘
Jim Blah feat Georgia Humphreys – Find Me
Simplex – I Have Nothing
Binge Thinkers – Get The Picture
Bias B – The Last Song Dialectrix – What’s Important
Loose Change – Secrets
Thundamentals – Dimension 3
Funkoars feat Hilltop Hoods – Bodycount
Phrase – Just For You
Simplex feat Motion, Delta & Alerts – Opus Operandi
Dialectrix – One More Time Spit Syndicate feat Joyride – Stumblin’
Skrptcha feat Bastian Bones – All In
Vents – Marked For Death
Swarmy – Verse Mercenary
Mantra feat Illy, Jeremedy, Muph, Uthboy & Solo – Dead Em’
D Opus & Roshambo feat Chanel Cole – Come Find Out
Reason – Window Of Time
Beats Working – Barstool
Chemical Imbalance – The Chase Theme Def Wish Cast – Dun Proppa
GROOVE THERAPY has been broadcasting since 2002, every Friday lunchtime (12pm) on radio 2SER FM, Sydney Australia.
The show is presented and mixed by Shan Frenzie.
Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, R&B, Disco and party jams! Shan Frenzie grew up on a healthy diet of these sounds. He’s not some newschool DJ wannabe, flexing his beatport MP3’s and pumping his fists in the air. He’s got over 20 years of experience behind him, a record collection that will make any other DJ envious, and a concrete rep as one of Australia’s most trusted party rockers.
Frenzie has been around the block more than a few times, and seen a bunch of styles come and go over the years – many of them originally championed in the club by him. Taking inspiration from when DJ’s used to play for no less than 6 hours straight and transition between styles: Original Soul & Funk 45’s – Check. Deep House, Disco & Boogie – check. Hip Hop, R&B, Breaks & Beats – Check. Party joints and forgotten classics – Check!
Frenzie by nature? The name came from that mid eighties era when Australia adopted Hip Hop culture. Back when writing your names on trains, cutting it up on the turntables at neighbourhood jams, and laying down your latest production on a 4 track cassette recorder was the thing. He was catching wreck on the turntables long before earning your rep on facebook was the norm.
Since those days he has grown out of his namesake somewhat and done a number of significant things: Managed regular residencies at a number of Sydney’s most successful night clubs, Hosted 5 different radio shows up and down the east coast, written articles for many leading street press publications, and toured around Australia with some of the biggest events in the festival circuit. It’s never been just about playing other peoples music – Frenzie has the qualifications to teach many a young buck DJ a thing or two about being a genuine lover of the music.
But can he rock a party? Frenzie has been dropping memorable sets for years. Whether it be a one hour power mix or an all night marathon set behind the tuntables, Frenzie has plenty of experience reading the crowd and always drops an entertaining set – custom built from carefully considered quality jams and a dash of turntable trickery (Yeah, the man can most definitely mix a record!).
Shan Frenzie also hosts one of Sydney’s most beloved radio shows “Groove Therapy” – An hour and half long weekly mixtape of uninterrupted music gems from the “funkier” side of dance music history. It’s been broadcasting live on radio 2SER FM since 2002, and podcasting around the world for just as long – and as all his regular listeners know, stands testament to Shan Frenzie’s dedication to purveying great music to party down to.
Sleek, sweaty, banging and pro; when it comes to their live show, Blue Mnts come Newtown hip hop 3 piece Thundamentals are a band in demand. As a live review by Mess + Noise of their recent performance @ the BIGSOUND music industry conference in Brisbane would attest: “one of the classiest hip-hop acts in Australia right now…tight, charismatic, and bring some monster beats”. AAA Backstage noted of the same performance; “Aussie hip hop’s brightest hope? Quite possibly so”.
As their new album Foreverlution was hitting the shelves 6 weeks ago Thundamentals were prepping for a national run of dates with Big Boi; and before the dust could settle from that trip they’d already struck out again on a 6 week long, 15 date engagement with Drapht. The long and short of all this is that though it’s just over a month and a half since their album release, only now are the band announcing their own ‘Foreverlution Album Launch Tour’.
In stores the last week of July through Obese Records, Foreverlution hit with a bang. Debuting nationally at #3 on the Air Charts, #17 on ARIA Urban Charts and #19 on the ARIA Top 20 Australian Album Charts, the response from media and public alike was unanimous. Lead single from the album ‘Paint The Town Red’ was immediately added to triple J rotation (top 20 most played track on triple J – week of release) and was the 9th most downloaded track on Australian radio through AIR IT (week of release). FBI made the album their ‘Feature Album of The Week’ (week prior to release), and on it went.
Thundamentals have also just released their clip for 1st single ‘Paint The Town Red’. The concept of the clip was simple, strap on a camera and ‘Paint The Town Red’. The result is a ‘night in the life of’ clip that, in a quite specific case of life imitating art and art imitating life, sees actors and band alike all end up considerably ‘frayed around the edges’ by clip’s end.
“Foreverlution was made for international attention… delivers the goods in every way imaginable” – The Mercury
“Thundamentals talent will not be denied… clearly determined to conquer the top tier of Australian hip hop” – Inpress Magazine
“Aussie Hip Hop’ has always been a fairly loaded label, and it feels too limiting and too narrow, especially when you have an album like this. Foreverlution, Thundamentals’ second offering, is hip hop pure and simple, produced with style and flair, and with both classic and evolutionary sounds in mind” – The Brag
“Foreverlution sounds polished, it sounds natural and it sounds effortless, all the way from the production to the verbal delivery” – Rip It Up
For All Release Enquiries Please Contact Obese Records
Thunda Cats & What They Get
Built firmly upon a dedicated fan-base, Thundamentals make a point of giving their mailing list fans (Thunda Cats) exclusives wherever possible. The mailing list were offered the first listen of the new album via a private stream and were exclusively invited to the special secret Sydney show that saw the band debut the new material live (the show was at capacity via RSVP within 15 minutes of the offer).
This tour is no different with the mailing list being offered a 48 hour window jump on the general public for the first chance at tickets in selected cities. Said fan tickets will be discounted ($7 off standard door price) and come with a free MP3 download a never before heard remix of crowd favourite from Sleeping On Your Style – ‘Favourite Song’.
Sign up to the mailing list @ http://www.thundamentals.com.au to find out more about this and all ongoing op’s. The offer will only be available from 9am Wednesday Oct 5th – 9am Friday Oct 7th, the finish date of which is when general public tickets go on-sale.