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Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE

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"The Rocketeers Feeling Good Video on ChicagoNow.com"

Down below, The Rocketeers keep it Chicago with a unique, well-produced video for "Feeling Good". The song has a weird, yet chill vibe to it that may take a little bit to grow on me, but I dig the quality and flow of the video from beginning to end.

Read more: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/gowhere-hip-hop/2010/08/nikki-lynette-chicago-sunrise-leads-new-videos.html#ixzz148JqdDtL - Sgt. Tibs

"The Rocketeers Mtvu Engine Room"

September 29th, 2008 .. --> by SuChin -->
New episode is live and goes out to all you audiofiles out there. Yes, the first challenge didn't leave much time for audio polish, yes the contestants have more expertise (in general) with visual art than audio and yes as Kizza, as you point out, the audio world needs it's share of Engine Room love… SO here it is. (and Kizza aka Kieran was being a little coy by the way, because what he was keeping a surprise is that HE APPEARS IN THIS EPISODE along with some other of you audio masters and mavens from our ER family!)

So hear the work in their portfolios of your fellow bloggers who were standing by around the world to help out their teams. Thanks Brandice, Kieran, Woody and Luis.

This ep also features music from 4 bands from mtvU's bestmusiconcampus.com. Check out these rising stars - Aston, The Rocketeers, Rudy and the Rhetoric and Stella By Starlight and see why they are causing such a stir on campuses across the country.

Check out the Episode 3 Bonus clips here. And let's not forget to congratulate Rodrigo Bastos Didier from Brazil, who is this week's winner of an HP Notebook!

Remember you can view and listen to each of the Engine Room team's final projects each week on their specific team page (as opposed to them being on the episodes page). There's not enough time in each episode to show the whole projects, if you haven't figured that out yet.

Turn this episode up loud! We had a blast mixing it , ://blog.mtvengineroom.com/
- blog.mtvengineroom.com

"The Rocketeers Mtvu Woodie Awards"

AIRING NOVEMBER 19, 2008 AT 8PM ET ON mtvU and mtvU.com

Finalists Announced for Best Campus Radio Station & Best College Band in America

Los Angeles, CA – October 23, 2008 – mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, today announced that college favorites Santogold, Vampire Weekend, Lykke Li and All Time Low will take the stage for a night of unforgettable live performances at the 2008 "mtvU Woodie Awards" – the definitive college music awards - on November 19, 2008 at 8PM ET. All four are nominated for Woodie Awards this year, as voting continues on mtvU.com/woodies. Additionally, four college radio stations progressed today to the final round of voting as they battle to be named Best Campus Radio Station and five college bands were named as finalists for the "Best Music on Campus Woodie Award," each vying for a chance to be declared best college band in America.

The only awards to honor the music voted best by the college audience, the 2008 "mtvU Woodie Awards" will take place on November 12, 2008 at Roseland Ballroom in New York City and premiere on-air November 19, 2008 at 8pm ET on mtvU, mtvU.com and in high definition on Palladia. MTV, MTV2 and MTV News will also broadcast highlights from the musical performance-packed show.

A culmination of emerging artists hoisted to the forefront by college students, this year's acts represent the best up-and-coming music celebrated by college fans across the country. Santogold returns to the "Woodie Awards" this year as a "Woodie of the Year" nominee, having surprised the crowd last year with a guest appearance alongside Spank Rock in the 2007 "mtvU Woodie Awards." Philly-based artist Santogold quickly caught the attention of college fans and mtvU with her new-wave, hybrid sound. Vampire Weekend, a New York quartet, emerged from Columbia University with a self-produced first album and songs like "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" that continue to generate buzz. mtvU has broadcast all of Vampire Weekend's music videos since premiering "Mansard Roof." Newcomer Lykke Li, nominated for a "Breaking Woodie," was recently named one of mtvU's "Freshman Five," a semi-annual list of emerging artists poised to break-through to mainstream acclaim. Both of her videos, "Little Bit" and "I'm Good, I'm Gone" are currently making noise in the college music scene and on mtvU. Fresh off their killer performances headlining mtvU's 2008 VMA Tour, "Breaking Woodie" nominee All Time Low will also perform. mtvU first premiered the Baltimore band's "Six Feet Under the Stars" video in September 2007.

Acting as vanguards of emerging music, four college stations including KSSU, Sacramento State University; WICB, Ithaca College; WEGL, Auburn University; and WGRE, DePauw University; moved on to the final round of competition in hopes of bringing home the inaugural Best Campus Radio Station Woodie Award. Lauded for championing artists before they achieve mainstream success, these student-run radio stations were first chosen based off accolades from CMJ College Radio Awards, Princeton Review Nominations, and independent questionnaires completed by a cross-section of record labels. After four weeks of voting, college students have hoisted these musical pioneers into the final round of battle, with final voting beginning today.

For the second year in a row, mtvU is teaming up with www.bestmusiconcampus.com to recognize the student artists who resonate most with their peers nationwide. Today, mtvU announced the top five artists or groups that will have a shot at taking home the "Best Music on Campus Woodie," capturing a $5,000 cash prize and air-time on mtvU. These artists include Panda Force, Duke University ; The Hollow Sound, Emerson College ; Chasing Arrows, Christopher Newport University ; The Bride Wore Black, New York University ; and The Rocketeers, Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago. Voting continues online through the end of the week to determine the top two acts that will perform on-stage at the "Woodie Awards."

Powered by college students from across the country, the f if th annual "mtvU Woodie Awards" will feature students in front of the camera and behind the scenes, as they present, introduce and honor their favorite music and artists. The "mtvU Woodie Awards" have a legacy of tapping into artists before they hit mainstream. Acting as a catalyst for the top emerging artists, college students established the "mtvU Woodie Awards" as a crystal ball for the industry, propelling some of their favorite acts to new heights – including surging record sales, headlining tours and accolades at other award shows such as the MTV Video Music Awards. Since the first "mtvU Woodie Awards," artists such as Fall Out Boy (Streaming Woodie '04), the Killers (Breaking Woodie '04), Death Cab for Cutie (Best Video Woodie '05), Plain White Ts (Breaking Woodie '06), Boys Like Girls (Breaking Woodie '07) and Gym Class Heroes (Woodie of the Year '07) catapulted to new heights af - http://www.hiphoppress.com


D-Win was one of the best music groups on campus to have their song remixed on MTVu Engine Room and they made a guest appearance on Episode 3 in 2008. You can go to www.mtvengineroom.com to watch that episode.

The Rocketeers : Voted Top 5 in the mtvU Woodie Award category for “Best Music on Campus”

D-Win song Stupid Fresh was used in Mtv Engine Room and also used for The MTVu Woodies Awards.

The Rocketeers released a mixtape with DJ O-Zone & Illroots.com entitled "Stylish Shoes & Colored Jeans".

D-Win is currently working on a solo project called "My Ode To Debonair", which will be released this May.



Darius Windfield better known by the stage name D-Win born in Indianapolis, Indiana grew up on the Westside of Indianapolis. He began rapping at the age of 15 and started recording and performing locally at the age of 18. After graduating from North West High School in 2005, he attended I.U.P.U.I (Indiana University Purdue University) for one semester.In 2006, he moved to Chicago,IL to pursue a music career.

He transferred to The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago and majored in Fashion Design. While attending college he also pursed his music career. He released Stupid Fresh and it caught major attention of MTVU. It was featured on MTV Engine Room Episode 3, vocals from the song was featured on the intro of the MTVU Woodie Awards. In 2009 Stupid Fresh was featured on MTVU Debt Ski.

MTVU and the Peterson Foundation launched "Debt Ski," a video game anyone can play in their computer browser that shows the risks of overspending and the value of saving. Along with The All American Rejects, Stupid Fresh was featured as the games soundtrack, giving players the option to change songs as they play the game.D-Win was also part of a Chicago Hip Hop duo called The Rocketeers, the group was nominated for a MTVU Woodie Award in 2008 for Best Music on Campus. The Rocketeers teamed up with Illroots, Mike Waxx, and DJ O-Zone and released a mixtape called Stylish Shoes and Colored Jeans. June 2010 The Rocketeers released there first video Feeling Good and it was featured on all the top hip hop blogs.

Focusong on his solo career nowD-Win headlined a show in New York at The Cin-M-Art Space 13 where he performed all new material got received a lot of great feedback. March 2011 D-Win performed at South By South West. D-Win just finished shooting the music video for his first single "Homage", and will be releasing the video trailer and music video later this month. He is currently working on a solo project called "My Ode To Debonair", which will be released this May.