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Red Bull BC One 10th Anniversary

Celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, Red Bull BC One is holding yet another 1-on-1 b-boy dance competition. Searching for “The One” again, breakers from around the globe will be battling it out in various countries, to ultimately compete for a spot in the World Final, which will be held in Seoul, South Korea, on November 30th. They will also be inviting back all previous eight winners of the Red Bull BC One–and this will be the first year that the All Stars will all go head-to-head to win the ultimate b-boy title.

Throughout 2013, the preliminary cyphers (90 total) are being held all over the world, in places such as Russia, Peru, Romania, Mexico, France, New Zealand, The United States, Argentina, South Africa, Brazil, Holland, Ukraine, and more. They are already halfway through the cypher season. Winners from each cypher will proceed to 6 Regional finals, where the they’ll battle each other for a place in the World Final. The winners of the regionals, the officiating champion, and the past 9 b-boy All Stars will battle in Seoul for the title of World Champion.

Typical Cats – “The Crown” video

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After seeing their 3-part teaser video last week, the Typical Cats dropped a brand new music video today. “The Crown”, filmed by Jam One, has crispy, hard-hitting drums and an upbeat rhythm that’s perfect for a dance jam session. The video features bunch of excellent breakdancers having a good time, with good music. Breakdance crews are Brickheadz, Ground Syndrome Krew, Windy City Hustlaz, Sour Apples Crew, and 20th Century B-Boys. Typical Cats‘ album “3” drops on Galapagos4 on September 25th… and you’re going to want to get that!

SOUNDCHECK: Black Noise

Black Noise is a South African hip hop collective that started in 1988, with breakdancers, that, eventually, grew with rappers, graffiti artists, and beatboxers. The breakdancers came from crews such as Pop Glide Crew, Supreme Rock Crew, and Ballistic Rock. What pushed them to branch into the other elements of hip hop, was to do something constructive for their community and take action to speak out for their community.

In the beginning, they performed at various places such as malls, schools, carnivals, clubs, and talent shows. They dropped members and changed names (were once Furious Floor Rockers, then The Chill Conection) throughout the years. Many ideas, performances, and growth along the way… the concept and group Black Noise was born.

The core collective is made up of: Emile YX? (Emile Jansen), an original founding member of BN in ’88, an emcee, b-boy, and graffiti artist. DJ Thee Angelo (Angelo Van Wyk), a DJ/producer, an emcee, and b-boy. B-Boy Fly D (Denis Haupt), B-Boy Lela (Lester Philander), B-Boy Ellie (Elgernon Van Wyk), B-Boy Bennie (Alfred Burgess), and B-Boy Danie (Daniel Van Wyk). Learn more about the group and how they came up.

SOUNDCHECK: Le Mélange

Le Mélange is a group of like-minded individuals that bring a special show to you consisting of multilingual rap, soul singers, and diverse dance styles (breakdance, classical ballet, African dancehall, jazz, and modern dance). Le Mélange is LMNZ (emcee), Simple One (emcee), Illimité (2 Bboys), and Bella (dancer).

Check out a packed trailer below to see what they represent…

Fever Seoul Competition

Fever Seoul was an online bboy and bgirl competition organized by Seoul City Government to spread a worldwide appreciation for the bboy culture in Seoul. While the competition is over, I still wanted to shed light on it. In September, participants sent in their videos for a chance to battle against Korean bboys Bruce Lee, Pocket, Vero, Skim, Rookie, and Jay Park. After a couple of rounds and call-outs by youtube submissions, they chose the top 6 international finalists to fly out to Seoul to battle against the top 6 Korean breakers. Repping the international top 6 are: Redo (Holland), Atomic Goofball (USA), Yoriyas (Africa), Drama (Italy), Aranha (Brazil), and Victor Kim (USA). So check out submissions and the videos below…

Interview: Dumbo

Dumbo is a 20-year-old dancer that lives in California. He started dancing in 2005, when he was 16. He was once apart of the crews Futureshock LA and Cultureshock LA, and currently Dumbo dances in SickStep, Poreotics, and Pac Modern. For those of you who don’t know, the dance styles he specializes in are popping, tutting, waving, and also some breakdancing. And his tutting (and also popping) is crazy! There are some videos at the bottom, so check ’em out.

In between school, work, and dance (congratulations on getting 1st place for USA at HHI), Dumbo took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions for us and you here at CrayonBeats.