dumate is Hiphop.
dumate (pronounced DOO - muh - tay) is a live Hiphop band. first and foremost, dumate is for the upliftment of Hiphop Kulture, combining socially & politically relevant rhymes, with original head nod beats. dumate's Hiphop music is reminiscent of the era
some call Hiphop's golden age (1992-1998), before the current ""iceage"" of rap superstars.
members of dumate are students of Hiphop Kulture, all well
versed in the words and message of KRS-One & the Temple of Hiphop, and identify as Hiphoppas (one that is Hiphop).
as representatives of Hiphop Kulture, defined beyond entertainment, dumate is at odds with the current media depictions of Hiphop Kulture.
media in all forms concentrates mainly on RAP (Rhythmn And Poetry), only one of 9 elements defining Hiphop Kulture:
--(Breaking or breakdancing)b-boying or b-girling
--Emcee'ing (or rap moving a crowd with rhythm and poetry)
--Beatboxing: creating a beat with nothing but your body
--Street fashion: the way we dress
--Street language: Our codes throughout the nation
--Street knowledge: common sense, the wisdom of the elders from way back whence
--Street entrepreneur realism: No job, just get up call 'em and get 'em
dumate erupted on the Madison Hiphop scene in 2004, playing a string of explosive live sets to critical acclaim. a full band of Madison all-stars-- 2 emcees, vintage keys, upright & electric bass, acoustic drums & sampler-- the group quickly secured a place in Madison's ever growing & maturing Hiphop/music scene.
by combining old-school beat making approaches with innovative studio techniques, vicious, politically charged rhymes, and an ever changing live set, dumate is the next step in true-school Hiphop.
"fists with gats powered fists with gats"
this is our first hit, in our eyes. we had an overwhelming experience at Smart Studios (big up Beau Sorenson!) the first time we all heard this track in it's final form. it's that thing you often hear about when you know you've created something extraordinary. it's been on the garageband.com top 10 for almost 3 weeks straight now, so i guess we were right. we're looking into getting this put on wax and officially released as a 12" single with inst
©2015-2016 Indie Music People All Rights Reserved