Starting from Scratch...
Sydney Hip-Hop icon P.Smurf (formally Big Village Records) and Mark Alexander-Erber from international powerhouse Golden Robot Records, join forces to establish the independent Hip Hop label; Scratches Records.
Scratches Records was the name of P.Smurf's parent's record store situated on King Street, Newtown from 1982-1993. Selling second hand records and cassettes organically; their iconic store was also a social hub for the local community, especially musicians, and P.Smurf wants to continue that legacy. The story unfolds with the rebirth of the Scratches name, now their Son's Hip-Hop label, but it's not JUST a record label, just as their record store wasn't JUST a record store.
Joining this union we have the label's other founding member Sam Clouston (Scratches Visual art director, Street artist), a tight crew of artists and musicians, plus talented label mates offering a pool of creatives available for hire through the label. Videographers, photographers, graphic/digital artists, PR & social media, website design and we're only growing in numbers. A united, fresh new force in the face of Hip-Hop in 2019. Promises of exciting new ventures not only involving artist releases, but also creating a cross cultural pollination via workshops, tours, events, parties, and an apparel line are nigh. LOOK OUT FOR SCRATCHES!
Scratches Records offer a diverse range of artist services available throughout Melbourne, Sydney and beyond. From rhyme/rap based educational programs for both youth and adults, to group graffiti workshops and commissioned murals.
Utilising the strength and experience of Scratches core team of professional musicians, visual artists and videographers, while using Hip Hop as a tool for self expression, confidence building and ultimately, having fun. Sign up now!
Rhyme / Rap
Graffiti / murals
DJ / Turntablism
An established youth worker and music teacher; Scratches Records label manager Lorenz Prichard aka P.Smurf has been a long term facilitator of Hip-Hop workshops for youth around the country. Working closely with schools, youth centres and companies such as Desert Pea Media, Heaps Decent and School Of Rap, while boasting over 10 years experience in Innerwest / Marrickville Councils children and community services sector.
Please contact us if you would like some more information, a quote, or with any questions you may have!