Archive | Dyme Def

SIFF Review: The Otherside

This was an interesting time for director Daniel Torok to do a documentary on underground hip-hop in Seattle. In a strange way, it either seems a little late, or a little too early. (Maybe that means it's right on time — the way a new record doesn't quite make sense, recalling memories of other music […]

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Tonight at the Sunset: wish SW's Rocket Queen a happy birthday

A very necessary, but no less sincere happy birthday should be extended to Hannah Levin, author of the must-read “Rocket Queen” column in the Seattle Weekly every week, co-owner of Gainsbourg and host of KEXP’s Audioasis program – and, all-told, she was my favorite music writer in Seattle long before we ever met several years ago and, of […]

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Bumbershoot preview: Dyme Def

On their Jay-Z sampling single “The Game Needs Me”, Dyme Def made one of my very favorite boasts in hip hop: “I’m the future, wondering where the past went; I’m ahead of my time so the future is past tense.” Modesty isn’t Dyme Def’s most visible trait but it doesn’t seem unfair. The young trio […]

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KEXP's Audioasis: Live broadcast, rad bands, good cause

Check out this lineup! KEXP's February 7th Audioasis Live Broadcast Benefits Real Change Newspaper KEXP (90.3FM Seattle and KEXP.ORG) is pleased to announce this month's Audioasis Live Remote Broadcast and Benefit Show at The Sunset featuring Weekend, Jason Dodson, Romance, Black Daisy, Champagne Champagne, and Dyme Def on Saturday, February 7th. The show will benefit […]

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Chris B's Top 10 NW Releases of 2008

I always find it frustrating when another reviewer or critic says they couldn't compile an annual top 10 list because they couldn't find ten albums they appreciated in any given year. Each year there are thousands and thousands of records being released – some great, some crap. 2008 was another fantastic year for Northwest music. […]

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Best of 2008: it's half-yearly check-in time

As of today, we’re officially in the second half of 2008. Welcome! To gear you up for another fabulous six months of local Northwest releases, we here at imaginary headquarters have brainstormed an imaginary mix for all of you, containing some of our favorite songs by Northwest artists released this year to date thus far. […]

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