Seeed

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Not to be confused with seed.
Seeed
Seeed.jpg
Seeed live in Karlsruhe
Background information
Origin Berlin, Germany
Genres Dancehall, Reggae fusion
Years active 1998–present
Labels Downbeat Records
Associated acts Peter Fox, Boundzound, Dellé, Tanya Stephens, Cee-Lo Green
Website http://www.seeed.info/
Members Percussion: Alfi Trowers
Drums: Based
Saxophone: Moritz Delgado
Vocals: Peter Fox, Boundzound, Eased
Disc Jockey: DJ Luke (until 2002: DJ Illvibe), Trombone: Jerome "Tchamp" Bugnon
Keyboard: "Dubmaster" Reibold
Guitar: "Rudeboy" Rudy
Bass: Tobsen Cordes

Seeed is a German band from Berlin. Founded in 1998, they have become well known in Germany and its neighboring countries.

Seeed consists of eleven band members, including three singers, a horn section and a DJ. Seeed is recognized for their unusual use of horns. They have worked with Cee-Lo Green, Anthony B, Tanya Stephens, General Degree as well as other Jamaican artists and producers. Almost all of their music releases feature a popular guest experience.[1] Seeed's lyrics are in German, English and Patois. Their biggest hits in the German Sprachraum were "Dickes B", "Aufstehn", "Ding" and "Music Monks". Although their lyrics are in English and German, most of the songs in German were completely translated into English for the international releases of the Albums Next! and Music Monks.[2]

Their first smash hit was "Dickes B", an ode to Berlin. They won three ECHO Awards. With the international versions of Music Monks and Next!, they found broader success in Germany's neighboring countries, especially France. After their initial success with "Dickes B", in the year 2000, they released their first full length album a few months later, in 2001: New Dubby Conquerors.

On September 2012 Seeed released their fourth studio album, Seeed, their first release in 6 years. In the mean time, members Peter Fox, Dellé and Demba Nabé (Boundzound) each released solo albums. The album Seeed went straight to number 1 at the German album charts. It was the first time an album of Seeed achieved the Top of the album charts.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart-Positions Certifications IFPI
GER AUT SWI FR
2001 New Dubby Conquerors
17
34
-
-
  • GER: 1x Gold, 150,000
2003 Music Monks
4
12
15
-
  • GER: 1x Gold, 100,000
2005 Next!
2
3
11
71
2006 Live
3
4
26
-
  • GER: 1x Gold, 100,000
2012 Seeed
1
2
5

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart-Positions Album
DE AT CH EU
2000 "New Dubby Conquerors"
-
-
-
-
New Dubby Conquerors
"The Tide is High"
-
-
-
-
2001 "Dickes B" (feat. Black Kappa)
27
68
91
-
"Riddim No. 1"
-
-
-
-
"Dancehall Caballeros"
44
-
-
-
2002 "Waterpumpee" (feat. Anthony B)
-
-
-
-
Waterpumpee/Music Monks
2003 "Music Monks"
27
28
81
-
Music Monks
"Shake Baby Shake" (feat. Elephant Man)
-
-
-
-
Electric Boogie/Music Monks
"What You Deserve is What You Get"
48
-
-
-
2004 "Release"
54
47
71
-
Music Monks
2005 "Aufstehn!" (feat. Cee-Lo Green)
5
14
28
20
Next!
"Schwinger"
68
57
-
-
2006 "Ding"
5
4
27
13
"Slowlife"
-
-
-
-
2011 "Molotov"
12
-
-
-
Seeed
2012 "Beautiful"
22
47
-
-
"Augenbling"
7
12
15
-
2013 "Deine Zeit"
70
-
-
-
2014 "Cherry Oh"
16
41
64
-

EP:

  • 2002: Waterpumpee
  • 2003: The Electric Boogie
  • 2005: Aufstehn!
  • 2011: Molotov / Wonderful Life
  • 2012: Beautiful

DVD:

  • 2006: Live!

Riddims:

  • "Rodeo" (2005 Germaican Rec.)
  • "Rodeo Refix" (2005 Germaican Rec.)
  • "High Noon" (2005 Germaican Rec.)
  • "Curefix" (2004 Germaican Rec.)
  • "Doctors Darling" (2003 Germaican Rec.)
  • "Electric Boogie" (2003 Germaican Rec.)
  • "Pharaoh" (2003 Germaican Rec.)
  • "FrogAss" (2001 Germaican Rec.)

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