Seattle Office of Film + Music


CALL FOR ENTRIES: SOUND OFF! 2012

EMP
Sound Off! is the Northwest’s foremost underage battle of the bands event. Each year EMP is electrified by this annual musical event that provides a stage and spotlight for promising young bands in the Seattle area. Those interested in participating can submit an application starting September 2. Sound Off! has been the launching ground for various artists and bands including The Lonely Forest, Dyme Def, Sol, New Faces, The Lonely H, Schoolyard Heroes and Brite Futures (Formerly Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head). Last year’s winner was pop-centric group Tomten. Participants must be 21 or under, and live in Washington, Oregon or British Columbia. EMP will also have a booth in Center Square during Bumbershoot this weekend with more information about next year’s Sound Off!

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SEATTLE TOP TEN HIP-HOP VIDEOS

Seattle Weekly
Seattle Weekly posted the article above to highlight Seattle’s Top 10 Hip-Hop Videos of 2010. The list includes everything from Sol’s “Dear Friends” and Dyme Def’s “Do Something” to “ExtraHellaDope” by State of the Artist and “Soothsayer” by Victor Shade. Topping the list is the video for Grynch’s “My Volvo,” directed by Stephan Gray. Gray says the video almost never happened; “’We were planning on shooting a different song for most of the pre-production, and then after two months of planning I get a late-night call from Grynch and he goes, ‘Yo, we’ve gotta do My Volvo,’ said Gray.” To check out the full listing and to watch some of the videos, follow the link.

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NEW INSTALLMENT OF KEXP DOCUMENTARY SERIES “HIP-HOP: THE NEW SEATTLE SOUND”
July 29, 2010, 11:53 am
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KEXP
This week’s installment of the KEXP 10-part series “Hip-Hop: The New Seattle Sound” features Seattle hip-hop trio Dyme Def. All three MCs — Brainstorm, S.E.V. and Fierce Villain — have been working together since they were in middle school in the early ‘90s and consider each other family, and the mutual respect they have for each other comes across onstage. This team’s 2006 debut, Space Music, produced by Bean One, became a cult favorite and sold over 50,000 copies without the backing of a major label. Their 2009 EP, Panic, was a change of style for the band, with songs that were political, talking about the downturn of the economy and the effects on everyday life. In 2010 they went yet another direction, with a commercial release called Sex Tape. In this exclusive KEXP interview, all 3 MCs talk about songs they feel express them the most. These stories show the personal nature of these men as poets and the depth of their work as a whole. Check it out after the link.

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CHECK OUT THE KEXP DOCUMENTARY SERIES: “HIP-HOP: THE NEW SEATTLE SOUND”

KEXP
This week KEXP launched a new 10-part series “Hip-Hop: The New Seattle Sound.” They picked ten of Seattle’s hottest local acts and are doing short radio stories on them. These ten talented performers will be profiled in the coming weeks: Blue Scholars, D Black, Vitamin D, Jake One, Fresh Espresso, RA Scion, THEESatisfaction, Macklemore, Dyme Def, and Shabazz Palaces. In these episodes, producer Michele Myers sits down with each artist and asks them to tell stories, talk philosophy or just rap. Then in the editing room, they illuminate the most memorable points with their music. The first episode is on the duo Blue Scholars, made up of MC Geologic and DJ/Multi-instrumentalist Sabzi. They talk about how their music is based on storytelling, what the “Seattle Sound” is for hip-hop and also give props to local producer Vitamin D and his former band The Ghetto Children, the people who laid the foundation for today’s new hip-hop scene. The intro to each episode is a rundown of Sea-town’s hip-hop history, told by the “Mayor of Seattle Hip-Hop,” Jonathan Moore. To listen to the first episode, follow the link.

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WATCH DYME DEF’S NEW VIDEO FOR “DO SOMETHING”
February 10, 2010, 12:43 pm
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RENTON HIGH SCHOOL: INCUBATOR OF SEATTLE HIP HOP
November 13, 2009, 11:57 am
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Seattle Times
Seattle Times’ Andrew Matson celebrates the impact and diversity of Renton high school on Seattle’s 2009 hip hop resurgence. He writes “ Interesting that one class of students could produce 10-4 Roger’s cartoony, dubby synth-rap, THEESatisfaction’s weird/dark art project, and also Dyme Def’s famous-sounding club bangers. The difference in approach to hiphop between songs like [THEESatisfaction’s] “Cabin Fever” and, say, [Dyme Def’s] “Pickupyaflow” is truly vast.”



DYME DEF PREMIERS MUSIC VIDEO
August 5, 2009, 12:56 pm
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Watch Dyme Def’s new music video, shot on the iPhone 3G in downtown Seattle during Torchlight!

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