08 maart 2016

BOSS LADIES MIXTAPE VOLUME 3; WOMEN’S DAY 2016

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Dam Dutchess got some celebrations coming up! Every year on the 8th of March it is International Women’s Day, also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. To celebrate this, Dam Dutchess will release an all-female mixtape especially for this occasion.

DJ Shug La Sheedah did the honour of selecting and mixing some special tunes for this event. The result, the Dam Dutchess: Boss Ladies mixtape volume 3 can be listened on mixcloud from March 8th  and it is Dam Dutchess way to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. The mixtape contains old school hiphop classics, nowadays bangers & tracks from Dutch female rap artist & producers. Music that influence the Dam Dutchess today.

www.mixcloud.com/damdutchess

03 maart 2016

DAM DUTCHESS SHOWCASE - CASSIOPEIA BERLIN

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Live show coming up next week at Cassiopeia, Berlin (DE)! (08/03/16)
Link event

01 maart 2016

SMOOTH GROOVES MIXTAPE VOL. 1 MIXED BY DJ AIA

DJ AIA had the honour of selecting and mixing some special tunes for Dam Dutchess. The result, the Dam Dutchess: Smooth Grooves mixtape volume 1. The mixtape contains old school hiphop classics and of course some nowadays bangers. Dam Dutchess will definitely bring you in a good vibe with this fresh mixtape. LISTEN HERE

01 maart 2016

FAM “Fam First” BLUE COLOR VINYL IS FINALLY HERE!

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Get your copy at http://femtastic.tictail.com/!
Photo: Olle Enqvist
Design: SGC & LLLL

03 december 2015

WANTED FEMALE HIPHOP DJ’S!

Yesterday we had a dope kick-off meeting with a new generation ladies (of hiphop). Over the next few months, these 5 talented singers/rappers will be coached by Dam Dutchess. We keep you posted about this!

Besides the vocalists we are also looking for DJ’s. We have 4 DJ spots available in our Dam Dutchess Next Generation project! You can apply for this spot, check out the link below for more info!

http://studiowest.nl/workshops/workshopdamdutchessnextgen/

03 november 2015

DAM DUTCHESS BOSS LADIES MIXTAPE VOLUME 2

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DJ Mixturess had the honour of selecting and mixing some special tunes for Dam Dutchess. The result, the Dam Dutchess: Boss Ladies mixtape volume 2. The mixtape contains old school hiphop classics and of course some nowadays bangers from female hiphop artist & producers. Music that influence the Dam Dutchess today.

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DJ Mixturess, a hiphop DJ based in Rotterdam, has love for hip hop, RnB to soulful electronic music and beyond. Fascinated by the wheels of steel, she attended a DJ workshop and the rest is history.  Growing up listening to all kinds of music, led to today’s divers set list. She cuts and mixes a broad selection of music genres and does Mash Ups that will blow your mind. Today she is known as a well-respected DJ…….always improving skills, always on top of her game!


08 september 2015

DAM DUTCHESS BOSS LADIES MIXTAPE VOLUME 1

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DJ Shug La Sheedah & DJ AIA will provide you with oldschool hiphop classics, nowadays bangers and also tracks from Dutch rap boss ladies.

Dam Dutchess received an invitation from Arts and Culture Studies (EUR), Grounds, Connect The Dots and Roodkapje to perform during a symposium(about gender inequality in music) at Grounds Rotterdam on September 9th 2015. DJ Shug La Sheedah & DJ AIA had the honour to select and mix some special tunes for this event. The Boss Ladies Mixtape is Dam Dutchess way to celebrate women’s musical achievements. The result: The Dam Dutchess Boss Ladies mixtape volume 1.

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TONIGHT DAM DUTCHESS LIVE, GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
For Music Talk #1 Dam Dutchess invited a few very talented female artists to perform: Alexa, Feliciana, RBBP, D-Luzion, Shedney Ruffin, DJ Shug La Sheedah & DJ AIA. Expect a lot of energy and live entertainment, with a mix of newskool VS oldskool HipHop, Tropical Bass, elektronische Soul en Dancehall

Music Talks #1, september 9th Rotterdam:
https://www.facebook.com/events/498754616947806/

12 augustus 2015

QUITE BUTTERY AMSTERDAM X DAM DUTCHESS

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A while ago Cindy Baar photopraphed Dutchies Alexa & MC Melodee for Quitte Buttery. Quite buttery is the Amsterdam based home of graphic designer Martin Zuidema and photographer/ producer/ curator Cindy Baar.

Check it out <3

MC Melodee
Alexa

12 augustus 2015

NEW GIG CONFIRMED!
‘IS MUSIC (STILL) A MAN’S MAN’S WORLD?’

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Debate with musicians, gatekeepers and academics about gender inequality in music. Department of Arts and Culture Studies (EUR), Podium Grounds, Connect The Dots and Roodkapje present: A multimedia event about gender inequality in (pop)music, starting with a debate, interrupted by a performance and ended with a Hiphop Ladies Night.

September 9th 2015
Podium Grounds
Pieter de Hoochweg 125
3024 BG Rotterdam, Netherlands

More info

17 juni 2015

NEWS // DAM DUTCHESS UPDATE

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Last January Dam Dutchess released the album “Fam First” together with the Swedish female Hiphop collective Femtastic. This album has already clocked 130,000 streames on Spotify. At this point, the ladies are working on a new Dam Dutchess EP. The EP will be filled with a cross-genre mix, female strength, diversity, urban sound and unique personalities!

CHECK OUT OUR FIRST FAM VIDEO!

16 juni 2015

NEWS // WE’VE GOT A NEW DAM DUTCHESS FAMILY MEMBER: DJ AIA JOINED DAM DUTCHESS! 

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DJ Aia, an eclectic DJ based in Amsterdam, has love for soulful electronic music to hip hop, deep house and beyond. Fascinated by the wheels of steel, she attended a DJ workshop (Studio West, Amsterdam) and the rest is history. DJ Aia is resident DJ at the monthly Comedy Café nights at the Meervaart Theater in Amsterdam. Besides playing in clubs, theaters and other events Aia is a member of female Hiphop platform Dam Dutchess. Follow her on Instagram: @aia_world

04 juni 2015

VIDEO RELEASE // D-LUZION FT. SHEDNEY RUFFIN - NO MERCY

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Click here for the video!

28 mei 2015

FREE MIXTAPE // DAM DUTCHESS’ SUMMERTIME BBQ MIXTAPE BY DJ SHUG LA SHEEDAH

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Dam Dutchess will bring you in the feelgood summetime vibe with this fresh mixtape.It contains hiphop classics, eclectic remixes & songs from our Dutchies.The perfect sound for laidback summertime day. Take out the BBQ, the drinks & let’s enjoy. Listen here!

20 mei 2015

MUSIC // NEW MC MELODEE SONG

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Check out MC Melodee’s new song “Love Tip” on Onra’s album Fundamentals. Like, share & enjoy! Listen here!

20 mei 2015

02 april 2015

NEWS // NUMBER 1 FOR FELICIANA

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Wooohoooo Dam Dutchie Feliciana charted on #1 in the iTunes Hiphop/Rap chart & got titled “banger of the week” on slamfm!

Lady Bee ft Feliciana - That Paper

25 maart 2015

2 more days untill the “that paper” release; Lady bee ft Dutchie Feliciana, are you ready for this badboy?

 


ABOUT  DAM DUTCHESS

Dam Dutchess is Hollands main platform for female hiphop artists from Dutch grounds.

Launched in 2011 by Hollands leading lady in Hiphop MC Melodee and Art Center Studio West, the platform invited several talented female hiphop artists on the come up, to get together and join forces. This resulted in the creation and establishment of Dam Dutchess.

Dam Dutchess represents hiphop culture in the broadest sense of the word. The platform consists of a large network of talented female vocalists, DJs, producers, dancers, photographers and designers.

The foundation of Dam Dutchess consists of DJ Shug La Sheedah, DJ AIA, DJ LucyLove, Alexa, Feliciana, JNM the Naked MC, Tieka, Donna Lugassy, and of course the founder MC Melodee.

Dam Dutchess aim is to inspire young women in the Dutch hiphop scene. In doing this, the platform arranges workshops, masterclasses, music projects and collaborations with other artists; both nationally and internationally. We believe in collaborative efforts, our goal is to combine forces and create a wave of new talent in the Dutch hip hop scene, with crossovers to neo-soul, hip-hop, spoken word, trap, pop, reggae and r&b.

It’s time for a new generation of ladies to step forward & share their message!

 

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DAM DUTCHESS


Dam Dutchess represents hiphop culture in the broadest sense of the word. The platform consists of a large network of talented female vocalists, DJs, producers, dancers, photographers and designers.

The foundation of Dam Dutchess consists of DJ Shug La Sheedah, DJ AIA, Alexa, Feliciana, JNM the Naked MC, Tieka, Donna Lugassy, and of course the founder MC Melodee.




 

DAM DUTCHESS MC'S:


 

MC Melodee:
Straight out of Amsterdam, MC Melodee is the front woman of soulful hip hop band La Melodia. Releasing her first La Melodia album “Vibing High” with legendary Japanese label Handcuts in 2007, MC Melodee positioned herself as the hottest European female on the mic. With La Melodia she toured through Europe on the Stones Throw tour with Oh No, Guilty Simpson, Percee P and DJ Romes.


After Europe, the demand for her music was growing internationally and she began to perform all over the globe. She performed in the USA (such as at Q-Tip & Rich Medina’s night Open at  Santos Party House), Japan, Africa, Indonesia and of course all over Europe. Her second release ”Electronic Love“ was spread worldwide together with Holland’s most well known blogger Nalden, and includes a remix by world famous producers Cookin’ Soul. This collaboration led to the release of MC Melodee’s first soloproject “Check Out Melodee“ in 2012. On this mixtape which is mainly produced by Cookin Soul, MC Melodee collaborates with different artists such as Mac Miller, Smiff n Wessun, Chuck Inglish (Cool Kids), Oh No, Mucho Muchacho, Griffi and DJ Whoo Kid.

After the succes of this mixtape MC Melodee decides to do an official album called “My Tape Deck“ together with the Spanish production team, in April 2013. This 90’s inspired hip hop album, which was released on Jakarta Records in Germany, is a more personal album and has features on it by Bootie Brown / The Pharcyde and Jetlife rapper Fiend. In 2013 Melodee visits the US (NY, LA, NO) to perform at CMJ NY, record videos and hit the studio with respectable US hip hop artists. In 2014 this leads to the release of 3 different EP’s with featurings and productions by US artists: AG (D.I.T.C.), Illa J, Chuck Inglish, Like (Pac Div) and others. The video singles for Coolin EP, In My Zone EP and Crunch Time EP were recorded in Amsterdam, New York, Mexico and Valencia (Spain). Melodee’s international appeal is confirmed by her first European Tour which takes place that same year (spring 2014). Together with DJ EZD Melodee performs in many European cities in France, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, Italy and much more. After a memorable performance on HipHopKemp (CZ) & Bahidora (MEX) more international music collaborations and shows follow in 2015. [Instagram: @mcmelodee]






Alexa:

Alexa is a Dutch MC, vocalist and actress. She uses her theatrical skills in her music, drawing form a long experience of being on stage as an actress and now enhances that with rap and singing. Currently she is studying music at the Rockacademy here she is working on her first solo EP. She is inspired by artists such as Lauryn Hill, Beyonce and Erykah Badu. Her style can best be described, as “Creativity is the absence of fear”. [Instagram: @alexahbk]



JENNIFER MUNTSLAG aka JNM the NAKED MC
Born in that magical year of 1983 the Summerchild of Surinamese descent also known as J.N.M. the Naked MC is likely to be the host/mc at parties. Jennifer Muntslag is a born performer who knew at the early age of 5 she felt at home in the spotlight. Dancing and singing in front of the mirror used to be a daily ritual. Nowadays this ritual hasn’t changed much, aside of the mirror being replaced by the stage. As a kid she wrote short stories, poems and songs. The R&B flow from late 80’s and 90’s has a major influence on Jennifer's work when she increasingly focuses on writing more rap verses. At the age of 15 she joins an open mic session for the first time. After hearing her voice through the speakers she knew for sure that this was what she was meant to do. Meanwhile she kept writing and performing her poetry. Nowadays JNM is a well-known performer and hostess in the poetry scene. Around 2010 due to mutual friends Jennifer meets Tieka and the two connect instantly. As they saw and heard more of each other’s work the girls knew they had to do something together. So when Tieka invited Jennifer for a collaboration with her and producer Rusted Braces, she jumped at that opportunity. The collabo worked out so well, from which the three decided to go on as the formation now known in RBBP.

Tieka
Born in Amsterdam in 1983 to a Filipino mother and an Indonesian father Tieka traveled the world extensively. She wrote her first poem when she was nine years old in her second language, English. In the mid 90s she was also inspired by TLC’s Left Eye to write lyrical rap songs. That was the start of her exploring of thoughts and emotions, whether trivial or spiritual. Tieka wrote her first rap song when she was 12 years old on Nas’ If I ruled the world about love and having fun playing Nintendo. The writing she did on songs divided from poetry, differing it in style, tone and length. Trying different methods of writing, she developed her own poetry style, expressing emotions narrowed down to 4 lines, short, sharp and open. The first of which, being published as ‘Made from Scrap’ in 2006 at age 22, consisting of a book, cd and performance. ‘Made from Scrap’ and the attention it got in several media, enabled her to expand into spoken word, performances and filmmaking. This broadened her audiences; from hip hop crowds to self-conscious women to the art and literary scene. Teaming up with producer Rusted Braces (Clifford Goilo) and JNM the naked MC (Jennifer Muntslag), she feels her alter ego getting the jitters and starts the project RBBP. Combining production, performing


 

DAM DUTCHESS SINGERS:


 

Feliciana:
This gifted singer is planning to take The Netherlands by storm, and soon to follow the whole world. Not only does this star on the rise have a unique voice, but she also writes her own lyrics and music. Her passion, beauty, talent and determination only point one way , to the top. Feliciana is working as a singer/songwriter and writes besides for herself also for various artists mostly with her own production team called DFRNS known from Jessie J’s “Your Loss I’m Found” (www.dfrns.com), Next to doing her own repertoire Feliciana also had several features with Mc Melodee , Cookin Soul , Chuck Inglish , Like (Pac Div) , Lady Bee and The Pharcyde. Feliciana is well known from her number 1 hit record ’Wild ‘N Young’. This record became a big radio smash, and entering several top 20 spots on national radio charts. Feliciana also scores a number 1 hit on the iTunes Urban chart with the massive club banger “That Paper” alongside DJ Lady Bee. Currently the Youtube views are skyrocketing passed the 1 million views.  [Instagram: @felicianamusic]

 

 




Donna Lugassy:

Donna Lugassy is a songwriter, composer and vocalist from Rotterdam! She is inspired by artists such as Aaliyah, Alicia Keys and India Arie. In 2011 she graduated from the High School for Music and Dance in Rotterdam. She got accepted and graduated in 2011 with an A for singing. Donna’s favorite genres are R&B, soul, jazz and hiphop  but she doesn’t ever set limits or boundaries to her music. [TWITTER: @donnalugassy]





DAM DUTCHESS DJ'S:




DJ Shug La Sheedah:
DJ Shug La Sheedah, a Hiphop /Urban DJ from Utrecht. Shug La Sheedah is creative, crazy, passionate and skilled when it comes to Music. With her feel good music she will take you into her free of rules music world. From a young age on she has been involved in dancing and music. R&B/ Hiphop / Swingbeat/ Classics & Caribbean are the sounds she will expose her crowd to. Taking you back to the ‘good old party times’ is one of her main intentions when she hits the decks. [Instagram: @shug_says]





 

 

 


DJ Aia:
DJ Aia, an eclectic DJ based in Amsterdam, has love for soulful electronic music to hip hop, deep house and beyond. Fascinated by the wheels of steel, she attended a DJ workshop (Studio West, Amsterdam) and the rest is history. DJ Aia is resident DJ at the monthly Comedy Café nights at the Meervaart Theater in Amsterdam.  Besides playing in clubs, theaters and other events Aia is a member of female Hiphop platform Dam Dutchess. [Instagram: @aia_world]

 

 


 

 

OTHER DUTCH HIPHOP ARTISTS:


 

 

 

DJ'S    
  DJ MIXTURESS       
  DJ JANE DOE  
  DJ LADY BEE  
     
MC'S    
  D-LUZION  
  SHEDNEY RUFFIN  
  ZANILLYA  
  I AM AISHA  
  ZEVDALIZA  
  PINK OCULUS  
     
SINGERS    
  SABRINA STARKE  
  SACHA VEE  
  GIOVANCA  
  SARAH JANE  
  NTJAM ROSIE  
     
 VISUAL ARTISTS    
  VJ AINEKO  
  AIRICH  

 

 

FAM – FAM FIRST: COLLABO BETWEEN 17 FEMALE HIPHOP MC’S & DJ’S FROM FEMTASTIC (SE) X DAM DUTCHESS (NL)

The Fam First album features 17 artists from the Femtastic and Dam Dutchess crews. The two female hiphop crews met last year and have been working together since. Over the summer they get together for creative exchange to, among others, create an album. The album features Femtastics’ Kristin Amparo, Etzia, Cleo, Ayla, Dayday, Anaye, Aurelia Dey, Neyney, DJ Eka Scratch and Sabina Ddumba and Dam Dutchess’ MC Melodee, Feliciana, MC Shedney Ruffin, RBBP and D-Luzion.

This album will be the foundation of an international tour and ongoing collaborations/networking between female artists. The EP is filled with cross-genre mix, female strength, diversity, urban sound and unique characters!

 

FAM is an exchange and collaboration between the two music-collectives Femtastic (Sweden) and Dam Dutchess (Holland). The main goal of the exchange is to link talented female artist within the urban genre and to create music together. Both Dam Dutchess and Femtastic are working actively to support women and to provide a scene, platforms, support and inspiration in order to lift equality in the urban cultural scene. The purpose with the project is to take it to an international level, by sharing experience between Sweden and Holland and to expand the networks with further countries. The project will provide new music, appearances before big crowds (concerts), workshops for female artist and young women, networks and contacts within Europe. Resulting in respect and status for female artists.


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ABOUT FEMTASTIC (SE)

Femtastic is a collective and network of women in urban music. Femtastic want to create scene and space for women in urban music, and inspire young women to take place with their music and art. Through clubs, camps, workshops and PR/management they play an important role in creating structural change in a male-dominated music industry. In february they won the biggest Hip-hop awards in Sweden for 'Best Club' and 'Best Original Idea' with the campaign “Fatta” against sexual violence and for consent (www.femtastic.se).

 

ABOUT DAM DUTCHESS (NL)

Dam Dutchess is a platform for female hip-hop artists of Dutch grounds. This initiative is set up by Studio West, and is a collaborative project that focuses on promoting Dutch female Hip hop artists and making their name & sounds accessible for the public. We believe in collaborative efforts, our goal is to combine forces and create a wave of new talent in the Dutch hip hop scene, with crossovers to neo-soul, hip-hop, spoken word, brag n boast, pop, reggae and r&b (www.damducthess.com).

 

 

PRESS CONTACT:

Press Contact Sweden

Erika Lagerström

eka@femtastic.se

 

Press Contact Holland

Wendy de Vries
wendy@studiowest.nl

 

WEB:

www.facebook.com/famxchange

www.femtastic.se

www.damdutchess.com

 

SOCIAL MEDIA – TWITTER & INSTAGRAM:

@femtasticswe

@damdutchess

#famexchange

#femtastic

#damdutchess

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