Seeed

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Seeed
Seeed.jpg
Seeed live in Karlsruhe
Background information
OriginBerlin, Germany
GenresDancehall, reggae fusion, dub, reggae
Years active1998–present
LabelsDownbeat Records
Associated actsPeter Fox, Boundzound, Dellé, Tanya Stephens, Cee-Lo Green
Websitehttp://www.seeed.info/
MembersAlfi Trowers
Based
Moritz Delgado
Peter Fox
Frank Dellé
DJ Luke (until 2002: DJ Illvibe)
Jerome "Tchamp" Bugnon
"Dubmaster" Reibold
"Rudeboy" Rudy
Tobsen Cordes
Past membersBoundzound (deceased)

Seeed is a German hip hop, reggae and dancehall band based in Berlin. Founded in 1998, they have become well known in Germany and its neighboring countries.

Hip Hop Open Stuttgart 2001

Seeed consists of eleven band members, including three singers, a horn section and a DJ. Seeed is recognized for their catchy fusional mix of German hip hop, reggae and dancehall styles and their use of horns, which is unusual in contemporary popular music. 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 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.

In September 2012, Seeed released their fourth studio album, Seeed, their first release in six years. In the meantime, members Peter Fox, Dellé and Demba Nabé (Boundzound) each released solo albums. The album Seeed went straight to number 1 in the German Albums Chart. It was the first time an album of Seeed achieved the top of the albums chart.

On 31 May 2018, Demba Nabé [de] (Boundzound) died at the age of 46.[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Certifications
GER
[4]
AUT SWI FR
2001 New Dubby Conquerors
17
34
2003 Music Monks
4
12
15
  • GER: Gold
2005 Next!
2
3
11
71
  • GER: Platinum
  • AUT: Gold
2006 Live
3
4
26
  • GER: Gold
2012 Seeed
1
2
5
  • GER: Platinum

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
GER
[4]
AUT SWI EUR
2000 "New Dubby Conquerors"
New Dubby Conquerors
"The Tide Is High"
2001 "Dickes B" (featuring Black Kappa)
27
68
91
"Riddim No. 1"
"Dancehall Caballeros"
44
2002 "Waterpumpee" (featuring Anthony B)
Waterpumpee/Music Monks
2003 "Music Monks"
27
28
81
Music Monks
"Shake Baby Shake" (featuring Elephant Man)
Electric Boogie/Music Monks
"What You Deserve Is What You Get"
48
2004 "Release"
54
47
71
Music Monks
2005 "Aufstehn!" (featuring 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
2019 "Ticket"
63

EPs[edit]

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

DVD[edit]

  • 2006: Live!

Riddims[edit]

  • "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.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seeed". Discogs. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Seeed music, videos, stats, and photos". Last.fm. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  3. ^ Hofmann, Laura (1 June 2018). "Seeed-Frontmann Demba Nabé gestorben". Tagesspiegel.de (in German). Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Discographie Seeed". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 18 April 2019.

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