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Tag Archives: Big Dada
The Infesticons, Bedford Park Big Dada Bedford Park is a long overdue coda to a project poet, rapper, and musician Mike Ladd began way back in 2001. Back then, he posited Infesticons as a revolutionary force battling corporate interests and … Continue reading
L.A. producer Thavius Beck is back with Dialogue, a new set of dissonances and noise experiments. Oddly, it comes out in the UK and Europe next week (October 5) via Big Dada; however, Mush Records does not have a domestic … Continue reading
British hip hop fans stand up: Juice Aleem, an oft-recurring guest on Big Dada product throughout the decade, will finally get a longplayer of his own. Set for release on September 1, Jerusalaam Come combines Aleem’s eccentric, ragga-inspired rhymes with … Continue reading
After announcing its reunion in 2007, Anti-Pop Consortium has finished its fourth album, Fluorescent Black. Set for release via Big Dada on October 13, the disc arrives just in time for the equilibrium-disturbers’ performance at All Tomorrow’s Parties NY, as … Continue reading
On Monday, Big Dada released UK verbalist Speech Debelle’s debut Speech Therapy to positive reviews. However, physical copies of the album — produced by Wayne Lotek of Lotek Hi-Fi — won’t see a U.S. release date until later this summer. … Continue reading
Toronto, Canada duo Thunderheist is preparing to release its self-titled debut on March 24 via Big Dada. Thunderheist hit the same sweet spot as former Big Dada (and now Warner Bros.) group Spank Rock. However, producer Grahmzilla and rapper/vocalist Isis … Continue reading
Ten years ago, UK journalist Will Ashon launched Big Dada as a subsidiary of famed electronic imprint Ninja Tune. After a few promising 12-inch singles by the likes of Abstract Tribe Unique and Saul Williams, the label made its first major statement in 1998, Black Whole Styles. A lot of American heads — including myself — didn’t start caring about UK hip-hop until that compilation. We paid particular attention to its breakout star, Roots Manuva.
A decade later, Big Dada has accumulated an incredible string of artistic successes, most recently Spank Rock’s debut YoYoYo. Diplo, Mke Ladd’s unfinished Infesticons trilogy, TTC, New Flesh for Old, Wiley, Cadence Weapon, MF Doom’s King Geedorah project, Busdriver, cLOUDDEAD…the list of cutting-edge musicians Big Dada has supported is a long one.
On November 27 in the U.S. (October 15 in the UK), Big Dada will revisit its history with Well Deep: 10 Years of Big Dada Recordings. The compilation features two CDs of key tracks, including an unreleased cut from Diplo ("Now’s the Time"). It also includes a DVD packed with a label documentary, a bunch of music videos, and a video megamix that you can play at your next Fader party.
The two-CD track listing for Well Deep: 10 Years of Big Dada Recordings is below.