Hilltop Hoods Are Number 1!

This week the brand new album from Hilltop Hoods Walking Under Stars has debuted at #1 on the ARIA charts, and we couldn’t be happier for the boys. There seems to be something right with the world when the Hoods are number 1 in the country. It’s a great time.  Shout outs should also go to the amazing guests & producers who helped out on the new record including Aaradhna, Maverick Sabre, Brother Ali, Drapht, Dan Sultan, One Above, SixFour Music, Debate, Cam Bluff & Jamie messenger. In other related Hoods news, it has just been announced that DJ Debris has gotten engaged!! … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods Are Number 1!

Vinyl Villains – Hacksaw & Debate

Vinyl Villains consist of Train Of Thought members Hacksaw & Debate. Hacksaw has been honing his skills on the decks since the mid 90’s and Debate started producing beats around the same time. Both represent the production company Train Of Thought Productions. The concept behind the Vinyl Villains is Debate will provide all the production and Hacksaw will provide all the cuts, inviting artists from around Australia to spit/mc over the tracks they create and occasionally Debate will grace the mic. Artists the Villains have been involved with for either production and/or cuts include: Hilltop Hoods, Funkoars, After Hours, Pagan Elypsis, Mase … Continue reading Vinyl Villains – Hacksaw & Debate

Full Tote Odds – Call It A Night

The third single from Full Tote Odds upcoming album Place Your Bets (out November 16th) is Call It A Night. Following the immediate success of first single Southern Wind, and second single What’s Going Down, Call It A Night is no exception to the solid song writing and catchy hooks demonstrated in FTO’s previous releases. One of the first tracks finished for the album, Call It A Night is produced by beat-master Debate, known to FTO from his work on various Train Of Thought albums and the Levelheaded solo LP. “We wanted to reflect on our life journey and the problems we faced growing up.  Not that we had particularly hard … Continue reading Full Tote Odds – Call It A Night

Purpose – We Will Be Heard

We Will Be Heard is the first offering from Purpose’s long awaited debut album Where It Starts. Engaging and upbeat, this self-produced song captures the free-spirited restlessness of today’s youth from a fresh faced and honest perspective. Keeping fans tied over with a 3 part mixtape series, Purpose has put his best work to date on what is sure to be an explosive break through debut. Accompanied by an amazing film clip the single We Will Be Heard is available now to purchase from his Bandcamp page below. Digital single features We Will Be Heard (Debate Remix) & exclusive bonus track … Continue reading Purpose – We Will Be Heard

Hilltop Hoods feat. Sia – I Love It (Debate Remix) – Pay With A Tweet

Tweet To Pay and get a free Drinking From The Sun bonus track – Hilltop Hoods feat. Sia – I Love It (Debate Remix). Simply follow the Tweet To Pay link below or click the main image in order to pay with a Tweet and get your exclusive track. You can for a limited time, pre-order the exclusive Drinking From The Sun package. The full details of this package can be found below.  In the package you will find: A signed copy of ‘Drinking from the Sun’. A copy of the 2012 Golden Era Mixtape feat. Hilltop Hoods, Funkoars, Vents, ADFU … Continue reading Hilltop Hoods feat. Sia – I Love It (Debate Remix) – Pay With A Tweet

Window Of Time – The Reamixes Vol. 1

Obese Records and Goonbag Radio presents: Window Of Time – The Reamixes Volume #1. Reason welcomes in the the New Year with the release of a free Reamix album available now. Having recently announced his retirement Reason’s legacy will continue to carry on for many years to come, a testament to a true pioneer of the local scene.  Window Of Time – The Reamixes Volume #1 features remixes by Trials, Dazed, Mase & Mattic, B Wiv, Concrete Jungle & MC Pete. Plus a bonus unreleased track prduced by Debate. Available now for free download, grab a copy of the Window of Time Reamixes … Continue reading Window Of Time – The Reamixes Vol. 1

Vinyl Villains – Back In Action (Remix)

Vinyl Villains consist of Train Of Thought members Hacksaw & Debate. Hacksaw has been honing his skills on the decks since the mid 90’s and Debate started producing beats around the same time. Both attended Blackwood High and shared a passion for Hip Hop which has never waned.  In Early 2000 Debate approached Hacksaw to join his group then called Exhilation the group would eventually consist of 5 members and become known as Train Of Thought. In The Mid 2000’s members of Train Of Thought decided to pursue different interests in life but Hacksaw & Debate kept doing their thing and … Continue reading Vinyl Villains – Back In Action (Remix)

Reason – Window Of Time Video Clip

Reason’s Window of Time is the final solo effort of his pioneering career, a true testament to his twenty plus years of dedication to Australian hip hop and reflective of his journey thus far. Window of Time, in essence, is intended to open minds and expose its listener to a mélange of historical, situational and currently pressing themes. Reason, both a school teacher and youth workshop facilitator, takes actualities to words with the intention of inspiring positive action. The album’s conceptual roots are of a worldly emphasis in contrast to the artists previous releases that were more indicative of his local scene. … Continue reading Reason – Window Of Time Video Clip

Reason – Window Of Time (Out Now)

Reason’s Window of Time is the final solo effort of his pioneering career, a true testament to his twenty plus years of dedication to Australian hip hop and reflective of his journey thus far. Window of Time, in essence, is intended to open minds and expose its listener to a mélange of historical, situational and currently pressing themes. Reason, both a school teacher and youth workshop facilitator, takes actualities to words with the intention of inspiring positive action. The album’s conceptual roots are of a worldly emphasis in contrast to the artists previous releases that were more indicative of his local … Continue reading Reason – Window Of Time (Out Now)

Reason – Window Of Time

Reason’s Window of Time is the final solo effort of his pioneering career, a true testament to his twenty plus years of dedication to Australian hip hop and reflective of his journey thus far. Window of Time, in essence, is intended to open minds and expose its listener to a mélange of historical, situational and currently pressing themes. Reason, both a school teacher and youth workshop facilitator, takes actualities to words with the intention of inspiring positive action. The album’s conceptual roots are of a worldly emphasis in contrast to the artists previous releases that were more indicative of his … Continue reading Reason – Window Of Time

Reason – Window Of Time (Nov 4)

The moment of truth has arrived; and the legacy left behind by Reason will further be entrenched within the history of hip hop. Window Of Time drops November 4th 2011, and shall lay testament to Reason’s two and a half decades of dedicated service… In typical Reason style, there are guests aplenty throughout the album. Those sharing mic duties include Lazy Grey, Bias B, Hau, Dialectrix, Hunter, Iron Braydz, Lotek, AJ, Joyride, KYE, Mdusus, Rachel Berry & Rappaport. The album is blessed with superb production from Suffa, Debris, Debate, Mdusu, Geko & WIZDM. Stay tuned for more information on the release … Continue reading Reason – Window Of Time (Nov 4)

The Quickening Available Now!

Golden Era Records are proud to present The Funkoars 4th and most lethal album to date, THE QUICKENING! Featuring special guest appearances from Hilltop Hoods, Vents & K21 and guest production from Large Professor, Dazastah (Downsyde), Simplex & Debate. With their first single Where I Am smashing the radio waves, The Quickening is a non-stop barrage of badness and the epitome of evil! Order The Quickening now on iTunes Order The Quickening now through JB HiFi Track Listing 1. Fumes That Spell Doom 2. The Quickening 3. Where I Am 4. It’s All Good (Is Very Good) 5. All We … Continue reading The Quickening Available Now!

The Funkoars feat. Vents – The Assassination (Jaytee Remix)

Tweet to pay and get a free Funkoars – The Quickening bonus track: The Funkoars feat. Vents – The Assassination (Jaytee Remix). Simply click the here or the image below to ‘Pay With A Tweet’ and grab your download of this murderous track.  Fresh off the back of releasing their thumping first single Where I Am, the Funkoars are proud to announce The Quickening Album Launch Tour which will see them touring extensively throughout the country from September through November. Visit Funkoars.com for ticketing details.  Tour Dates: Fri 23 Sept – NSW – Wollongong Uni, Wollongong Sat 24 Sept – ACT – Zierholz @ … Continue reading The Funkoars feat. Vents – The Assassination (Jaytee Remix)

Headlock & K21 – Try A Little Penmanship (oh-tiz)

The Wolfshirt Extremist and After Hours emcee Headlock has teamed up with South Australian all-rounder K21 to deliver this cracking remash of a classic Otis R track of a similar name. Both K21 and Headlock have been quite busy of late, with K21 working in combination with a number of artist’s including the almighty Brad Strut and South Australia’s own Realizm. Headlock with his fellow After Hours crew members dropped their Darker Days release earlier this year with smashing results you can check out our review here. Below you can follow the link to the download page and grab the MP3. While you’re at it, check … Continue reading Headlock & K21 – Try A Little Penmanship (oh-tiz)

Funkoars – The Quickening

The Funkoars are back ‘n badder than ever and are set to unleash their highly anticipated fourth album The Quickening on Friday 16th of September through Golden Era Records. Fresh off the back of releasing their thumping first single Where I Am, the Funkoars are proud to announce The Quickening Album Launch Tour which will see them touring extensively throughout the country from September through November. The Quickening features guest performances from Hilltop Hoods, Vents, Ad-Fu, K21 with production from Large Professor, Dazastah, Simplex and Debate. Head the the JB HI-FI website to pre-order Funkoars – The Quickening and get your free GE signed mixtape and listeng to an exclusive … Continue reading Funkoars – The Quickening

Funkoars – The Quickening Album Launch Tour

The Funkoars are back ‘n badder than ever and are set to unleash their highly anticipated fourth album The Quickening on Friday 16th of September through Golden Era Records. Fresh off the back of releasing their thumping first single Where I Am, the Funkoars are proud to announce The Quickening Album Launch Tour which will see them touring extensively throughout the country from September through November. Known for having one of the most dangerous shows in the business, Funkoars will be performing an all-new live show incorporating songs from The Quickening as well as their claaaassic material that forged them … Continue reading Funkoars – The Quickening Album Launch Tour

After Hours – Darker Days (Album Review)

After Hours are back (after a long break) with their third release, an EP titled Darker Days. Available now on iTunes here, Darker Days is a departure from their earlier work – with a nastier, more evil sound. 11 tracks deep, packed with some serious heat – this is a release not to be slept on. Darker Days features the talents of Pohetikut (Pagen Elypsis) as well as production from Trials (Funkoars), Newsense (Hospice Crew) and Debate (Train of Thought). As members of the illustrious Certified Wise crew DJ Jugular, Edits, Headlock & Integer1 are back with their third release Darker … Continue reading After Hours – Darker Days (Album Review)

Mase N Mattic – Sound The Horns

“Mase n Mattic are some really talented guys and dedicated artists, they’re always putting in work.I really look forward to hearing their debut album, especially with Adfu behind the boards.” – Suffa, Hilltop Hoods. Mase N Mattic have already gained a reputation for explosive live performances, both locally with the likes of Hilltop Hoods, Drapht, Funkoars, Urthboy & Phrase, and nationally as the supporting act for the sellout M-Phazes Good Gracious tour. Generating this measure of hype before a debut release is no mean feat, and places Mase N Mattic head and shoulders above emerging peers. Priding themselves on professionalism … Continue reading Mase N Mattic – Sound The Horns

After Hours – Darker Days (Out Now)

After Hours are back (after a long break) with their third release, an EP titled Darker Days. Avaiable now on itunes here, Darker Days is a departure from their earlier work – with a nastier, more evil sound. 11 tracks deep, packed with some serious heat – this is a release not to be slept on. Darker Days features the talents of Pohetikut (Southern Skeptics) as well as production from Trials (Funkoars), Newsense (Hospice Crew) and Debate (Train of Thought). CD Hard copies will be available in around 2 weeks with a possible vinyl pressing sometime after that. Check the … Continue reading After Hours – Darker Days (Out Now)

Train Of Thought Productions Presents – Full Tote Odds

Check and download the first Full Tote Odds drop Step Up below. Full Tote Odds consist of: Levelheaded (Train Of Thought) – Emcee Slats (Train Of Thought) – Emcee Eslev – Emcee Hacksaw (Train Of Thought) – DJ Debate (Train Of Thought) – Producer The track Step Up is written by Slats, Levelheaded and Eslev, cuts by Hacksaw, produced by Debate. The track is mixed by  R. Read and mastered by N. Clark at Disk Edits. Recored at the Slab. Cover design by Darren Lock Design. More free goodies to come… Continue reading Train Of Thought Productions Presents – Full Tote Odds

Levelheaded – The Spice Of Life Review

Levelheaded began making aussie hip hop during high school in the late nineties with a group of friends on a budget set-up in the Adelaide Hill. Most of the stuff thrown down consisted of drunken freestyles and scribbled down raps that never made it our of Debate’s parents house. In 2001, Levs and a few mates formed Train of Thought, In 2002 the  guys released a demo that sold over 500 copies and played shows with artist such as Hilltop Hoods, Hyjack & Torcha, Crossbred Mongrels, Pegz, Funkoars, After Hours, the list goes on. One of the early highlights Levs … Continue reading Levelheaded – The Spice Of Life Review

Level Headed – The Spice Of Life

Last night in the Riverland of South Australia, Level Headed lauched his first solo album, The Spice Of Life. Since leaving the group Train Of Thought in 2005, moving to teach physical education at Glossop High School, ensured that no music would be made for a while. The only rhymes that were spat over the next year or so were battles while on lunchtime yard duty with students, and a track made with a year ten student. Due to their common interest in education, Level Headed had a strong connection with Melbourne MC Reason. He appeared on his 2006 album … Continue reading Level Headed – The Spice Of Life