by Kate Suters in New Music on Wednesday 24 October 2007

I love birthdays, even when they’re not my own. So I’m all for celebrating hip hop label Big Dada’s 10th birthday. Home to some of the coolest hip hop acts out there — such as Roots Manuva, Spank Rock, New Flesh and Bigg Jus — the British label was formed back in 1997 by Will Ashon and Peter Quicke on the premise that it would focus on ‘musical misfits and pioneers’. To coincide with their entry into double digits, the label has released a double CD compilation of its finest releases, as well as a documentary DVD that goes beyond the conventional interviews to include every promo video ever created during the label’s existence. Fine. very fine.

Listen to the Pink Skull remix of Spank Rock’s Bump.