The Northwest Sweet 16/Back to the Culture 2015 Recap

So, the weekend is over, and boy what a weekend. We were very disappointed in the turnout for the event. This was probably our lowest turnout in the 8 years we’ve thrown this jam, but we’ve never tried to go head up against the Seattle summer, so shame on us. With that said, it was the best jam we’ve done as far as talent goes. A truly international jam with b-boys from Sweden, Italy, Columbia, Russia, California, and Japan. Awesome to see the cultures combine.

I’m sure you’d like to know the results, they are as follows:

Northwest Sweet 16 2015 Champ: Jbugz, Soul Felons, Vancouver BC
Runner up: Buckshot, Unleashed, Seattle WA

Crew Competition Champions: Massive Monkees, Seattle WA
Crew Competition Runner Up: Breakadelics, Sweden

All Style Crew Champions: Fly Girls, Canada
All Style Crew Runner Up: Hoshito International, Japan/Italy/Sacramento

Highlights for us included Jbugz vs Buckshot in the finals, super sick to see a clash of the new school and old school NW b-boys. Massive Monkess battling Sweden was one of the best battles I’ve seen period. Fly Girls were incredibly prepared. Their routines would have smashed on any crew that we’ve had in the past.

Footage to come soon, we will populate as soon as we can:

Video Footage:

Sweet 16
Finals:
Buckshot vs Jbugz
Semi-finals:
Coming Soon

Crew Battle:
Finals: Massive Monkees vs Breakadelics

All Style Battle:
Finals: Northwest Sweet 16 All Style Final – Fly Girls vs Hoshito International

buckshot northwest sweet 16 runner upjbugz northwest sweet 16 champion

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The Bracket for the Northwest Sweet 16 2015 Championship!!!

I haven’t been this excited for a bracket in a long time. This year’s bracket will be full of surprises with new and returning faces. Several notables include Tim the Pitt’s return, our first ever champion’s return (Junior), Jbugz, and Vital. We will have a bracket that you can fill out at the event, with the winner receiving a cash prize.

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The Northwest Sweet 16/Back to the Culture Weekend – June 27 & 28

The Northwest Sweet 16 2015 is almost upon us. June 27th and 28th, please be sure to add that to your schedule. Can’t believe it’s the 8th year. The last couple years have been incredibly awesome. 700+ people, b-boys from all over, cyphers, hype battles, and a vibe that’s full of love. Just the way a dope underground jam should be. This year will feature our first non Northwest b-boy, Neato, who won the Seattle open prelim, as well as returning champions. Please share with your friends!northwest-sweet-16-2015-poster

Peep the event page HERE! Join the Facebook page HERE!

Event Preview for 2015

Hey everyone, we’ve taken some time off for the last couple of months to gather our bizniss. Here is what 2015 is looking like for Outshine Productions:

June 25-28, Northwest Sweet 16/Back to the Culture, back to back events in Seattle Washington. This will be our classic NW Sweet 16 battle, combined with our first International jam with crews from as far as Russia.

July 11th, Southwest Sweet 16 in Sacremento. This jam was getting so big on Facebook, one of our competitors flagged it because they were so scared, lol (they really did). Seriously though, SW will bring together the illest b-boys from Cali, Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and more.

Summer 2015, Northeast Sweet 16 in New York City. The homie Kid Glyde will be partnering with us for the return of the NE Sweet 16. Last year he brought the dopest underground talent through to battle it out in the Mecca, now that it’s established there, nothing will keep 2015’s chapter from bringing the heat.

Northwest Sweet 16 Recap

All right folks here we go.

First off, thank you to everyone who supported this weekend. It meant a lot to me and Andrew Oledan for you to be there. Shout out to Lars Soulrane Sverre for laying down the beats and simply killin it all night long. For the all styles, it really doesn’t get any better than Huy Pham Computer Fam. Playing some cuts, but also some challenge songs. “I’m gonna challenge you”, what a dork. Big thanks to all of our judges for making tough calls all night long. Hieu Pham, Marcus Sharpe, Alfredo Free, Byron Jay Donaldson, and Nolan for the b-boys, and Aj Heavyhittaz, Maezing Calinisan, Nathan Tic Tock Washington, Brandon Knowbody Greathouse, and Donna DonnaMation Oefinger.

For the results:

Sweet 16 Invite:
1st place: Thias Lopez Thesis
2nd place: Brendan Uomoto Boxcutta
3rd place: Serg Vela
4th place: Jose “Roc” Valdez

7v7 Crew:
1st place: Hoodz
2nd place: Unleashed

5v5 All Style:
1st place: Survival of the Freshest
2nd place: Boys and Girls Club

WIthout a doubt, this was the best Sweet 16 we have ever had. Almost every battle was hype or had some memorable moment. Mathieu Lost Child with the smooth style, his first battle against John Riddelz was a nice battle of unique get downs. Ash Cornette had some killer rounds, but when does he not? Serg vs Philip Kim round 1 was also another incredibly sick match up. Jalen Testerman Killed it in his first time at the Sweet 16, and Beany GerardoandBrooke Guzman definitely showed the NW how serious he was. Last but not least Boxcutta putting it down with incredibly intricate footwork sets all night long, and Thesis simply murdering the beats and putting down his usual crazy moves.

Video Footage

Sweet 16:
Final:
Thesis vs Boxcutta
3rd place battle:
Serg vs Roc

Semi Finals:
Roc vs BoxcuttaThesis vs Serg

Quarter Finals: (Posting 3/9)
Roc vs JstylesVital vs BoxcuttaSerg vs Lost ChildComplex vs Thesis

1st Round:
Thesis vs Moe | Complex vs Gan | Lost Child vs Riddlez | Serg vs Philip
Vital vs Buckshot | Boxcutta vs Jason | Jstyles vs Beany | Roc vs Thaiyo

7 v 7 Crew Battle
Final Battle:
Hoodz vs Unleashed
Semi Finals:
The Hoodz vs Dog Pound | Unleashed vs Flexible Flave
Quarter Finals:
Dog Pound vs Descendants of Soul | Kim Jong Skillz vs Unleashed
The Hoodz vs Battle Reflexes | Flexible Flave vs Shoryukent

5v5 All Style Competition
Final Battle:
Survival of the Freshest vs Boys and Girls Club
Semi Finals:
Survival of the Freshest vs Flower Power | Insert Name vs Boys and Girls Club
Quarter Finals:
Survival of the Freshest vs | Flower Power vs Paul Walking Dead
Insert Name vs Chapter 1 | Boys and Girls Club vs

Jbugz Drops from NWS16

Jbugz from Soul Felons drops due to knee injury. He will be replaced by Gam from Seven Stars Vancouver BC. New bracket as follows:

The Bracket:

Jason – Moon Patrol – Portland OR
vs
Riddlez – Record Junkies/No Roots – Kent WA

Serg – Portland OR
vs
Vital – Misguided Steps – Seattle WA

Phillip – The Wizards – Vancouver BC
vs
Complex – Dance Broomz – Tacoma WA

Thesis – Knuckleheads Cali – Seattle WA
vs
Jstyles – Seattle WA

Buckshot – Unleashed – Seattle WA
vs
Tim the Pitt – Massive Monkees – Seattle WA

Beany – Boise ID
vs
Boxcutta – Fraggle Rock Crew – Seattle WA

Gam – Seven Stars – Vancouver BC
vs
Roc – Fresh Descendants – Burien WA

Thaiyo – NON – Vancouver BC
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Lost Child – Fresh Format Crew – Vancouver BC

All Style Sweet 16 & Northwest Sweet 16 THIS WEEKEND!!!!

Here is the quick breakdown for what you need to know about both battles, but more info can be seen on the individual event pages.

All Style Sweet 16
Best All Styles dancers from the West Coast. Includes waackers, funk stylers, b-boys, house, hip hop, and much more.
Doors open at 6:30pm
Wild card slot will be chosen from 7-8pm
All Style Sweet 16 starts at 8pm
Ticket combo available on Brownpaperticket.com for $20 which include entry into the NWS16 also.
Location is Harambee in Renton.

The Northwest Sweet 16 2014
The best b-boys from the Northwest battle for the most coveted championship.
Doors open at 1pm
Prelims start at 2pm for competitors
Doors open for general public at 6pm
Finals start at 7pm
Limited amount of discount tickets are available on Brownpapertickets.com for $10
Location is Washington Hall in Seattle.

Northwest Sweet 16 2014 Bracket Announcement

Sup everyone, just randomized the brackets for 2014. Peep the vid below, as well as the actual brackets. We will have a bracket competition at the event for prizes, so be sure to grab a sheet at Washington Hall on March 8th. View the full Northwest Sweet 16 event page HERE.

The Bracket:

Portland Prelim Winner
vs
Riddlez – Record Junkies/No Roots – Kent WA

Serg – Portland OR
vs
Vital – Misguided Steps – Seattle WA

Phillip – The Wizards – Vancouver BC
vs
Complex – Dance Broomz – Tacoma WA

Thesis – Knuckleheads Cali – Seattle WA
vs
Jstyles – Seattle WA

Ives – EOR – Anchorage AK
vs
Tim the Pitt – Massive Monkees – Seattle WA

Beany – Boise ID
vs
Boxcutta – Fraggle Rock Crew – Seattle WA

Jbugz – Soul Felons – Vancouver BC
vs
Roc – Fresh Descendants – Burien WA

Thaiyo – NON – Vancouver BC
vs
Lost Child – Fresh Format Crew – Vancouver BC

Roc wins Northwest Sweet 16 prelim!!!

Congrats to Roc from Fresh Descendants for winning the Northwest Sweet 16 2014 prelim competition. He will now be inserted into the bracket along with the other invitees. Big ups to Buckshot from Unleashed for taking second place, he will be our sub for the competition in case any contestants back out. Check out the battle below: