Seattle Office of Film + Music


THE RISING FORCE OF MT. FUJI RECORDS

Crosscut
Travis Hay at Crosscut writes, “There’s no denying 2009 been a great year for Seattle music. It’s the year The Crocodile was resurrected, Pearl Jam pushed itself its back way rock relevance, and hip hop hit hard. But when the local music history books are written, the final year of this decade might be remembered best for Michael Jaworski and his record label Mt. Fuji Records…. Mt. Fuji’s roster of local talent rivals that of just about any Northwest indie label and all of its releases seem to spotlight the depth and diversity of the city’s rock scene.” Read the full feature on the local label at the above link.



SEATTLE HIP-HOP IN NYC

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There’s no shortage of local talent headed to New York this week to perform at CMJ, the longtime proving ground for breakout bands. The Maldives, the Whore Moans, Black Whales, the Moondoggies, and the Dutchess and the Duke are just a few of the local rock outfits scheduled to play. Seattle rap gets overlooked time and time again at CMJ, but with Seattle’s hip-hop scene having one of its best runs in recent memory, it’s not being ignored this year. Seattle has four hip-hop acts on the CMJ bill, which runs from October 20 – 24. Jonathan Cunningham recently caught up with all four of the rap acts that are playing their first CJ showcase and picked their brain on how they plan to standout. Click the above link to read the interviews with D. Black, Grynch, Champagne Champagne, and THEESatisfaction.