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!