Hilltop Hoods to Play Fox Theatre, 9/4
Radio 1190's Basementalism and Z2 Entertainment will present Hilltop Hoods at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, September 4th, 2014. Tickets are on sale Friday, June 20th at 12:00 PM for $18.00 in advance or $20.00 day of show.
Hilltop Hoods formed when MC's Suffa and Pressure met at high school in the Hills of Adelaide, South Australia. Later introduced by a mutual friend to DJ Debris, the trio found common ground with their love of Hip Hop. While Hilltop Hoods have drawn on a broad range of influences, they have never lost touch with the unique flavour they created in the Adelaide Hills as young Hip Hop fans. With an ethos that is both innovative and fearless, Hilltop Hoods inspirational sound has been embraced far beyond Hip Hop's loyal underground. When the heads of rock fans, dance music devotees and even casual radio listeners nod in unison to the Hoods' infectious beats there's no doubt that the guys are at the top of their game.
After countless underground gigs and a handful of early releases ('Back Once Again', 'Left Foot Right Foot' and 'A Matter Of Time') they literally burst on to the scene with their album 'The Calling' in 2003. The nimble flows and stunning beats of this ground-breaking album declared the arrival of a significant new force in Australian Hip Hop. The album produced the smash hit 'Nosebleed Section' which finally gave the group widespread national radio play and public recognition. The album went platinum and established the Hoods' as a major force in the Australian Music scene. It threw down the gauntlet to an industry that had ignored this burgeoning movement in Australian music for too long.
Hilltop Hoods further cemented their name with their next hugely successful album 'The Hard Road' (2006), which debuted at #1 on the ARIA album chart and went on to become the group's second platinum album. After winning two ARIA Awards in 2006, five tracks from 'The Hard Road' earned spots in Triple J's annual Hottest 100 and the group were awarded with the coveted J Award for 2006. Later the Hoods' reworked 'The Hard Road' with the assistance of composer Jamie Messenger to create 'The Hard Road Restrung', incorporating the 31-piece Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. 'The Hard Road Restrung' went on to go Gold and take home the 2007 ARIA Award for Best Urban Release.
The crew's fifth studio album 'State of the Art' (2009) is the biggest selling Australian Hip Hop album of all time. It debuted at #1 on the ARIA chart and held its position for 2 weeks (simultaneously being certified gold). After subsequent sold out tours and festival appearances, the album reached double platinum status after yielding the double platinum single 'Chase That Feeling' and gold single 'Still Standing'. This monster album won the group 2 ARIA awards and transformed the perception of Hip Hop in Australia.