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 – 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

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

Red Fox Records: City Wide Krew – Garden State EP

From the hills of Mt Hotham to the streets of Melbourne City; from a sold out show with the Funkoars to your best mates backyard; from party raps to lyrical wisdom, City Wide Krew are about to become the one hip hop group you wished you’d heard of first. Originally a duo consisting of Fusion MC and Sammy Rocswell, City Wide Krew (aptly named, due to Fusion’s home in Melbourne and Rocswell residence in Geelong) overcame geographical distance through a mutual love of listening to and making hip hop music. Long trips down the Geelong freeway become rigueur de jour … Continue reading Red Fox Records: City Wide Krew – Garden State EP

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: Update and free Spice Of Life download

Levelheaded has released his debut solo LP The Spice Of Life for a free download after facing massive distro problems. The closure of Amphead  late last year, saw him lose over 1000 CD’s and countless sales. Levelheaded had this to say about the unfortunate situation: What up crew, cheers to everyone that got into my latest venture, came out and supported the shows or partied with us over the last 6 months…. For those that don’t know…. I am a member of Adelaide group called Train Of Thought, but just dropped a solo LP last year. Here is the album … Continue reading Levelheaded: Update and free Spice Of Life download

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

MC Pressures Drunken Lamb Comp – Now Closed

Thanks go out to all of those who entered the MC Pressure’s Drunken Lamb comp. The response was overwhelming, and the competition is now closed. allaussie hip hop are now undertaking the huge task that it is, sorting through all of the entries and coming up with a decisive winner. The winner will take home, Levelheaded’s new release The Spice Of Life and also Horrorshows – Inside Story, they will also receive an allaussie hip hop pack; which includes some dope aussie hip hop posters and also the rare allaussie hip hop bumper sticker. Stay tuned next week as we … Continue reading MC Pressures Drunken Lamb Comp – Now Closed

Vote For JJJ Album Of The Year (aussie hip hop style)

Richard Kingsmill from Triple J will countdown the Top 10 albums of the year voted by you on the final ever ‘2009’ on December 13. He will also be going through his Top 10 album list and maybe contacting you to talk about the albums you’ve loved from this year. To vote all you have to do is submit you selection online via the website below. To make it easier for everyone out there we have narrowed the list down to as many  ‘aussie hip hop’  releases only. Please note Chasm and Vida Sunshyne’s release Move is incorrectly labeled as … Continue reading Vote For JJJ Album Of The Year (aussie hip hop style)

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

Cover Of The Moment

It’s time for another cover of the moment, and there have been a few considerations i.e. Seth Sentry’s EP, Levelheaded – The Spice Of Life and Bias B’ – Aerosol Era. As always, there can be only one winner, with Gully Platoon – The Great Divide pipping the others at the post. We got more then expected when we smashed through that plastic wrapper. Aprill77 brings us another stellar piece of work. The buyer of the CD is greeted with a super glossy cover. Upon opening the front side you  find another glossy print this time of Gully Platoon, you … Continue reading Cover Of The Moment