Brogan Galceran, better known by his stage name Big Dumb Kid is a producer, rapper and singer from Sydney, Australia. Wielding 16-bit gamer sounds and strong Hip Hop ethics he fuses the bright synthesizers and rich melodies of Electronic music with a care free flow and autonomous perspective of his surroundings and himself, BDK writes conscious rap songs for inquisitive listeners.. “A refreshing addition to the Australian music scene” – James O’Doherty, the AU Review. On April 13th 2012, Big Dumb Kid released his debut album “Chocolate” a compilation of dark melodies and glitch pop rap songs. Written, produced and recorded by BDK himself, he tells his story with fantastical imagery and an introspective air that flows, thick and rich… like chocolate. Surfacing in Sydney early 2011 Big Dumb Kid released his EP “Vanilla”, a collection of biographical tales set against a backdrop of colourful synthesisers and DIY style production. With songs “Lost in the Chaos”, “Somebody Else” (Chocolate 2012) and “About My Dreams” and “Dumb Luck” (Vanilla 2011) getting picked up for rotation on radio stations FBi, Unearthed and Triple J, he is quickly gaining respect and recognition from the media and his peers. “This kid’s a genius” – Dave Ruby Howe, Assistant Music Director at JJJ. 2012 has also seen the formation of Alternative Hip Hop syndicate Dead City Zens with local acts and friends Old Men of Moss Mountain, Deadbeat & Hazy and Subsketch, a collective of like minded artists looking to diversify and broaden the sound of Hip Hop emitting from Australia. With the release of "Strawberry" (TBA for 2013) to tie together his neapolitan theme, BDK steps deeper into a realm of dynamic sounds and labyrinthine word play to deliver what he calls "a perfect combination of all the things I love about life and making music".
13 Mar 2013
BDK's exploring the murky deep on this one. Nice to hear someone really pushing at something unexpected and a kind of alienating listen. I do miss some of the previously heard warmth and humour but this is worth the trip.