Full Tote Odds You Don’t Know feat. Purpose & Prime

Consisting of brothers and rappers, Levelheaded and Eslev, and DJ Sanchez, the boys from Full Tote Odds have been in the music game for more than 15 years. Hailing from a hip hop breeding ground in the Adelaide Hills. FTO are as musically diverse as they are talented, with an album full of upbeat catchy tunes and an epic live show that is sure to win over any crowd. Since the release of their debut release ‘Place Your Bets’ in 2012, the boys have toured the country supporting acts such as Dialectrix and Spit Sydnicate, performing at the Margaret River … Continue reading Full Tote Odds You Don’t Know feat. Purpose & Prime

Full Tote Odds Announce New Single & beyondblue Campaign

One Of Australia’s premier Hip hop groups, Full Tote Odds, today announced the upcoming release of their newest single, You Don’t Know, And major funding raising campaign for beyondblue. You Don’t Know featuring Purpose & Prime, due to be released on April 10, is musical driven through rich sultry guitar and live string section of brass, piano and bass; while lyrically the single highlights the social and personal realties of living with mental illnesses and aims to encourage others struggling with anxiety and depression to speak up and seek help. “You Don’t Know, is about each and everyone of our … Continue reading Full Tote Odds Announce New Single & beyondblue Campaign

Greeley Smoko Official Video

One of Australia’s most active top tier battle MCs, Tasmanian local Greeley has steadily built a name for himself in the battle scene over the past few years. Having discovered his love for hip-hop at age 12, Greeley began beatboxing and made the progression to graffiti and rapping at age 17. It was in these formative teenage years when Greeley became immersed in the underground culture as he attended high school during the few years he spent living in the USA. After moving back to Tasmania he hit the local hip-hop scene, taking to the stage to win freestyle battles … Continue reading Greeley Smoko Official Video

Purpose – Happy New Year

Purpose welcomes in the new year with a brand new track featuring the beats of some of your favourite party anthems. The Happy New Year track features Clown Prince, Walk On Ar, It’s All Good and Pick It Up. The full list can of artists can be found below. It’s been a massive year for the young South Australian emcee/producer. With 2013 shaping up to be his best yet. Purpose’s brand new album Where It Starts is set to drop in around 5 weeks, with 3 huge singles already out and crunching the airwaves, this is sure to be a massive … Continue reading Purpose – Happy New Year

Purpose drops new track ‘I Know It’s Late’ & announces winners of his guest verse comp ‘Sleep Walkers’ from Sydney

Mid-morning Monday Purpose released a brand new track titled ‘I Know It’s Late’. This is an exclusive, not to be featured on his album, but one of a handful of songs he will be releasing free for fans in the lead up to his debut album Where It Starts due late Spring.

 Kicking the week off to an exciting start, he also performed a brand new song off of Where It Starts via Live Stream on Soundpond.net before announcing Sleep Walkers as the winners of his guest verse competition which sent Facebook into a frenzy the past week gone. With Obesity 2 dropping tomorrow, which … Continue reading Purpose drops new track ‘I Know It’s Late’ & announces winners of his guest verse comp ‘Sleep Walkers’ from Sydney

Purpose – Alive

Purpose’s second single Alive is out today accompanied by a cinematic film clip courtesy of EightLimb Films. Coming off a string of radio appearances, performances all around the country and with the release of his album Where It Starts fast approaching, this video is another strong foot forward for the young MC/Producer. The song features cuts by long time collaborator DJ Hacksaw, and is produced by Eslev of Full Tote Odds. The digital single is available on iTunes here and features an incredible remix by Mr Trials of the Funkoars. Where It Starts coming soon! Purchase  ||  Facebook  ||  Twitter  || … Continue reading Purpose – Alive

Purpose – Come Together Festival and triple j Hip Hop Show Performances

The 2nd single from Purpose’s upcoming album Where It Starts is dropping tomorrow July 20. The track titled Alive, will be released alongside the official film clip shot & edited by EightLimb Films. To celebrate the launch of the new single Alive, Purpose has been releasing a video a day until the single finally drops tomorrow.  Late last we were treated to a sneak peek of the new film clip and single. Yesterday Purpose also released a nice little clip from when he visited the triple j studio’s in Sydney last week. There is a bit of the interview and of … Continue reading Purpose – Come Together Festival and triple j Hip Hop Show Performances

Purpose – ‘Alive’ Sneak Peak

Purpose is releasing his second single titled Alive next Wednesday, June 20th and has just put out a sneak peak of the film clip put together by EightLimb Films.  Coming off a stellar performance at the sold out Come Together Festival, Alive is sure to tick all the right boxes.  With the release of his album Where It Starts fast approaching, this new video is looking to take things up another notch yet again for the Adelaide MC/Producer. The song features cuts by long time collaborator DJ Hacksaw, and is produced by Eslev of Full Tote Odds. The digital single will be available June 20th … Continue reading Purpose – ‘Alive’ Sneak Peak

Full Tote Odds – Place Your Bets

Full Tote Odds are Levelheaded, Slats, Eslev, DJ Hacksaw and Ross Read. These five boys from the Adelaide hills have crossed paths in the music world for over fifteen years. Mates since the first year of High School, Slats, Levelheaded & DJ Hacksaw were members of the Blackwood Hip Hop group Train Of Thought. Under that name they released a highly acclaimed Demo (2002) and a hit debut album Moving Heads (2004). The Moving Heads LP was released through Obese Records and featured two other emerging Adelaide acts in Hilltop Hoods and Funkoars. The album sky-rocketed Train Of Thought to national recognition in … Continue reading Full Tote Odds – Place Your Bets

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)

Full Tote Odds – Southern Wind

Full Tote Odds are the latest in a long line of successful hip hop artists produced by the Adelaide Hills. The first single from their forthcoming album Place Your Bets, Southern Wind is a heartfelt hip hop ballad layered with rich piano, splashes of live drums and twists of strings and guitar. Echoing through the tale of a fractured, flawed relationship is an aching, bittersweet refrain sung by the sultry Taylor Jones. The progress of an inevitable decline and vicious decay of something that was once so beautiful into a blurred, bleak disfunction is captured expertly by MCs Slats, Levelheaded and … Continue reading Full Tote Odds – Southern Wind

Purpose – If The City Had a Voice Pt. II [FREE DOWNLOAD (Out Now)]

Leading up to If The City Had a Voice II, Purpose has put out 5 releases both as solo and group efforts, toured the country and continued to grow both in and out of the studio as he honed his sound. This mixtape serves as a pre-cursor to his debut solo album Where It Starts Dropping Late 2011 It is a collaborative effort with DJ Hacksaw (Pagen Elypsis, Battlehoggs, Train of Thought) made up of a handful of original music with some beat-jacks thrown in for good measure. This release paints an avid picture of the new generation in Australian Hip-Hop music and … Continue reading Purpose – If The City Had a Voice Pt. II [FREE DOWNLOAD (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 Promo Video for The Spice Of Life

With the closure of Amphead Distro late last year, our man Levelheaded had been left out in the cold. Levs has now decided to sell his CD The Spice Of Life through his website here. He has also dropped the price to a mere $10, which is crazy. If you haven’t already, check out the review we did recently here. This was easily one of the top albums for 2009, and for $10 it’s an absolute steal. The Spice Of Life features appearances form Trials, Eslev, Slats, Reason, Sydetrak, and Headlock plus and appearance by Adelaide heavy metal band 8th … Continue reading Levelheaded Promo Video for The Spice Of Life

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