Loose Change is a hip hop trio formed by Ellesquire, Rapaport and producer and multi-instrumentalist, P Major. Their boom bap inspired tracks feature fresh lyricism and heart-arresting beats, inspired by the laidback and soulful approach to hip hop of 90’s pioneers such as Tribe Called Quest, Pharcyde and Slum Village. Rapaport and P.Major’s early association through jazz bands (former on guitar, latter on sax) and Ellesquire’s effortless delivery contributed to the “loose” aesthetic of the trio, whose low slung grooves, brass inflections, samples and original beat signatures distinguished their collaborative work from their solo efforts. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2010 and, following enthusiastic reviews, the group supported local acts such as Horrorshow, UrthBoy, Ozi Batla and Dialectrix, as well as internationals including The Pharcyde, Gift Of Gab (Blackalicious) and Ultramagnetic MCs. Loose Change’s second album, Listening Party, was released in September 2013. An unashamed coming-of-age confessional, the album featured the singles, “Shoosh!”, “Yes or No” and “Mess” and vocal features from Jeswon (Thundamentals), Ozi Batla (The Herd), Tenth Dan and Meklit Kebrit (New Venusians). “Shoosh!” was added to Triple J Rotation and the group won Triple J Unearthed’s NIDA video competition for their song “Grown Up” in 2013.