We will once again be hosted the All Style Sweet 16 at the Chinatown/ID Night Market this year. It will be our third year hosting at this marvelous event and needless to say, we have an amazing lineup!!! Check out our event page HERE to see the lineup and details for the show.
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!
Our first jam of the new year, we will be partnering with Evergreen State College. Details below:
Breakdance battle with BEST of the NORTHWEST
Chance to see sumthin’ FRESH
DOORS OPEN AT 6
BATTLE STARTS AT 7
Brought to you by THE EVERGREEN STATE HIP HOP CONGRESS
OutShine Productions has a jam at Evergreen State College.
THIS IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT- NO ALCOHOL, SUBSTANCES, OR NEGATIVITY PLEASE
The format of the jam will be Spoils of War with 8 invited crews of 2 and 8 qualifying crews of 2. When the event hits the top 16, the winning crew gets to pick one bboy from the losing team to join them.
Battles – SoulRane
Cyphers – Thred AKA Bboy Shotgun
1. Bob the Balance
2. Brendan “Boxcutta” Uomoto
3. Joe Ricci
4. Andrew “Tigerclaw” Oledan
5. Juan Reyes
1st – $500
2nd – $250
1. Unleashed (Confirmed)
2. Misguided Steps (Confirmed)
3. Record Junkies (Confirmed)
4. Moon Patrol (Confirmed)
5. No Roots (Confirmed)
6. Formula Boogie (Confirmed)
7. Dance Broomz/Hoodz (Confirmed)
8. Dog Pound (Confirmed)
Sign up on our Facebook page: Coming soon.
We will be holding our third power king exhibition at Break in the Sound. The four contestants for this round are as follows:
1. Jose Antonio Nuñez Leon
2. Anton Boun
3. Steven Chhuon
4. Marshae Rufener
Our Vancouver vs Seattle Invitational battle was a huge success. Thousands of spectators came to witness the battle at the CID Night Market. Here is the final battle from the event. Vancouver narrowly coming away with the win.
CID Outshine Invitational is our invite only competition featuring the best b-boys from the Northwest. This year we have chosen the 8 best dancers from Seattle and Vancouver to go head to head against each-other in 4 different categories: footwork, power, overall, and crew. Click HERE to go to the event page for more details.
Final from the Northeast Sweet 16. First ever on the East coast, and it turned out AMAZING. Ookie (the Clique) vs Isaiah (Lions of Zion):
So the first All Style Sweet 16 was an interesting experiment. Turn out was relatively low, but we expected that for a first time Friday event. With that being said, the dancers were AMAZING!!!
First round included some hype battles. Ben Vo, one of our favorites had a clean first round, but was not chosen by the judges to advance. Instead they chose Nicholas, a wild card or sorts with a New Jack Swing style. Needless to say, he was so much fun to watch, and had one of the best rounds of his night in this initial battle. Darylle vs Jess2sick was the starting battle, and did not disappoint. Both girls represented with a hip hop style, Jess coming away with the edge. Other highlights for the first round included Chris Nauta’s krumping, Andy Tiger Claw, Maho the Speck dancing her heart out, K-Yool, Knowbody, and Maezing coming out strong.
Throughout the night, dancers who exhibited a diversity of styles tended to make it further, but also dancers who stuck to their guns, and adjusted to the music also did well. Maezing and Knowbody matched up in the finals, it was one of the best match ups of the battle. In the end, Maezing came away with the win, with Knowboy in second. Also notable, Kuni Groovy Boogie also showed a diversity of styles, and killed it with the funk styles, came away with 3rd place followed by Nicholas in 4th.
On a side note, our second power king exhibition included some raw talent. James Cha and Matt Wong represented the new school, and threw some amazing initial rounds, but faltered in the second half. Khang, the defending champion, showed some weakness and did not stay as clean as his championship run. In the end, Fumi stuck to his guns, stayed clean, and came away with the win.
1st – Maezing
2nd – Knowbody
3rd – Groovy Boogie
4th – Nicholas
Power King Champion
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
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.
7 v 7 Crew Battle
Hoodz vs Unleashed
The Hoodz vs Dog Pound | Unleashed vs Flexible Flave
Dog Pound vs Descendants of Soul | Kim Jong Skillz vs Unleashed
The Hoodz vs Battle Reflexes | Flexible Flave vs Shoryukent
5v5 All Style Competition
Survival of the Freshest vs Boys and Girls Club
Survival of the Freshest vs Flower Power | Insert Name vs Boys and Girls Club
Survival of the Freshest vs | Flower Power vs Paul Walking Dead
Insert Name vs Chapter 1 | Boys and Girls Club vs
Jbugz from Soul Felons drops due to knee injury. He will be replaced by Gam from Seven Stars Vancouver BC. New bracket as follows:
Jason – Moon Patrol – Portland OR
Riddlez – Record Junkies/No Roots – Kent WA
Serg – Portland OR
Vital – Misguided Steps – Seattle WA
Phillip – The Wizards – Vancouver BC
Complex – Dance Broomz – Tacoma WA
Thesis – Knuckleheads Cali – Seattle WA
Jstyles – Seattle WA
Buckshot – Unleashed – Seattle WA
Tim the Pitt – Massive Monkees – Seattle WA
Beany – Boise ID
Boxcutta – Fraggle Rock Crew – Seattle WA
Gam – Seven Stars – Vancouver BC
Roc – Fresh Descendants – Burien WA
Thaiyo – NON – Vancouver BC
Lost Child – Fresh Format Crew – Vancouver BC
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.