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The Level Heads / Press

“The Level Heads are a unique group that fuses hip-hop with live rock 'n' roll, which blends fluidly within their spirited anthems. The band, which started out as a collaboration between local musician Mike Lipset and Oakland's Logan U'u and has blossomed into a live quintet, is set to release their debut album, Reinvent, this Saturday night at Icehouse. The Level Heads will be joined by I.B.E. & Benzilla for their big night, which -- along with this boisterous video for the album's title track directed by Jake Handegard of Morningside Films -- should help introduce their new sonic direction to a wider local audience.”

“Lipset and Lokes remain top notch, delivering great lyrical content for their songs... People may ask what Reinvent is and what it represents in the Level Heads current discography, but one can consider Reinvent as something that sticks to the message of the now to deliver a better tomorrow.”

“The Level Heads often perform shows with a live band, but with their latest project Reinvent, out May 3, rapper Lipset and producer Lokes incorporate the band into the writing and recording process to create a new sound altogether. Lokes' beats have always pulled from a variety of genres, but with the help of guitarist Kevin Israel, bassist Nick Johnson, and drummer Jesse Gaston, his meticulous production process comes off as bigger and tighter than ever before. Songs are longer and take off in different directions, allowing Lipset to flex his singing and lyric writing muscles, and he uses the opportunity to touch on bigger subjects with more nuance. It's a meticulous and varied project that brings out the best in the group.”

“Since connecting in college over a mutual hunger for creating music, rapper Lipset and producer Lokes have built a name for themselves as the Level Heads.”

“The Level Heads LP Debuted at #1 on the College Music Journal's Top 40 Hip-Hop Add Chart, #9 on Top 40 Hip-Hop spins.”

College Music Journal

“Debut #1 Hip-Hop Add The College Music Journal”

The College Music Journal

“#10 on College Music Journal's Hip-Hop Top 40 for 2 Weeks in a Row”

College Music Journal

"The guys should feel as fortunate for their hearty and healthy fan base (filling the floor) as I do stupid for never hearing of them until now."

“Their message is simple and unabashed: love, live music, and a community of respect -- it may not be all we need, but it's a start.”

“Lipset and Lokes' album truly is something special. The combination of Lipset's thoughtful and intricate lyricism with Lokes' diverse and lush production made for one hell of a debut album.”

“Jams Space puts The Level Heads on front page.”

“Themed around an alien abduction, the duo get to go in on a number of related topics and have a lot of fun with it. "The Take Over" manages to combine the funk of slick hip-hop with the warble of alien spacecrafts.”