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"Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival - By Enzyme Dynamite"

Monday, September 14, 2009
Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival

For the past 5 days, my group The Bayliens had the amazing opportunity to be a part of the 15th annual Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival. The TVIFMF brings together filmmakers, producers, actors and actresses, musicians, music industry representatives, fans, and press outlets from all over the world. For 5 days filmmakers showcased their movies and musicians performed for crowds of all ages.

It all started a few months ago when we submitted our group into a post that we had found on SonicBids.com, shortly thereafter we were contacted to participate in the TVIFMF. Jay Three, a member of my group, attended the media night for the festival. Media night was a chance for all parties involved in the festival to network. From that night we were able to get our hit song "Bubblegum" placed in a feature film called "Crashers".

The opening night of the TVIFMF started with a red carpet walk. Musicians, filmmakers, actors, community figures, and even the Mayor of Temecula were amongst the people who walked the red carpet. Everyone arrived at the red carpet in classic cars except for us. We made our grand entrance in the actual truck that was used as the character Iron Hide in Transformers part 1 and 2. It seemed really fitting for us considering it complimented our zany style. The feature film that was premiered on opening night was called Love Hurts, a romantic comedy that stars Richard E. Grant, Carrie-Anne Moss, Janeane Garofalo, Olga Fonda, and Jenna Elfman. Following the movie, my group set off the performances for the night while the crowd danced, ate free food, and drank free wine from the finest winery's of Southern California's wine country.

TVIFMF provided countless film screenings and workshops throughout the 5day Festival. Many of the workshops helped upcoming filmmakers and musicians learn about the industry. Many were extremely informative especially those surrounding the music industry. I attended a workshop on licensing music to films and a one on one with a top record producer named Jason Brawner, who has worked with such artists as Carrie Underwood and Hillary Duff. The weekend was full of packed performances by upcoming music artists Nova, Angelique Cooper, The Hazel Project, and Lucas Grabeel, who is one of the characters from Disney's High School Musical performed. Lucas is a very talented musician and it showed in his wonderful performance.

Overall the TVIFMF was a great event. It was huge for an independent artist like myself to be able to network with some major players in the industry. It was also a great learning experience for me and most importantly it was extremely fun. Two thumbs up for the TVIFMF.

Here are some of the photos from the event. All photos shot by PR Photos.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/edynamite/index#ixzz0SZUEI8DE
- SF Gate


"10 Questions with...Enzyme Dynamite of the Bayliens"

10 Questions with...Enzyme Dynamite of the Bayliens

Enzyme Dynamite's MySpace:
www.myspace.com/enzymedynamite

the Bayliens' MySpace:
www.myspace.com/thebayliens


1. Do you collaborate when writing material, or is it a solo effort?

For the most part everything that I rap, chant, sing, harmonize, yell, scream I write myself, but there are occasions if I am working with certain producers or other artists we may co-write parts in the song or what not. For example my group The Bayliens, our hit song "Bubblegum" that got us so much attention, it was a group effort, I would come up with some and Jay Three would come up with some or we would modify each other's lyrics.


2. Do you ever get writer's block?

Not anymore. When I first started writing songs I went through a long, long period where I just couldn't let anything flow, I think I was too worried about what I was saying.


3. How do you prepare for a show?

Well depending on the show or how many shows there have been in a row, I usually rehearse. Pretty much that day I stretch, get in the zone, depending on my mood sometimes it involves not talking to people. Thinking of my overall layout of my show and envisioning it in my head. If I'm in a good ass mood I'll just act like a goofball and run around and warm myself up and make people laugh.


4. What's the most bizarre thing that's ever happened at a show?

Well I don't know if it's bizarre but just something that recently happened which I thought was funny and pretty fucking gross, I was performing and I had the whole crowd jumping, there was this girl in the front row and she looked like she was having the time of her life yelling and jumping, all the sudden she pukes all over the place, on the people next to her and all over the floor, and then to top it off, slipped and fell into her own puke.


5. What's in heavy rotation on your ipod right now?

I'm on some caveman shit, I dont even have an iPod, hmm lately I been listening to a lot of M.I.A., One Block Radius, Dj Tiesto, N.E.R.D., and Living Legends


6. Where is your favorite place to perform?

Damn that's pretty hard, there isn't ONE place that I like the best best best, but I like performing in the Northwest like Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Utah, Albequrque, New Mexico is off the fucking chain, So. Cal is always the shit, and Asia is always cracking! I want to perform in Europe and Australia I've heard nothing but good things.


7. What are your guilty pleasures?

Chocolate chip cookies


8. If you could have any "superpower," what would it be, and why?

Well if I could have the ability to do anything I can think of as a mutant power I would choose that for obvious reasons. You could be invisible - rob banks, run around and slap girls on the butts..haha..walk into a grocery store and steal food hahah! And then of course flying and breathing under water and living forever and reading peoples minds, or having super strength to beat the shit out of all the bullies. But obviously that's kind of cheating so I guess if I had to choose one superpower it would be to teleport like that movie "Jumper." I like to travel so if I had that power I would spend my life all over the earth.


9. You toured in the Philippines recently, so what is your favorite Filipino dish?

Damn that's hard 'cause there is so much damn good food out there. I guess I would have to say Tapsilog though. Its sooooo damn good! There was this place called Rufos by our hotel and we ate there like 3-4 times a day.


10. Which other artists (living or dead), inspire you?

Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Eminem, M.I.A., Living Legends, Timbaland, Outkast, Michael Jackson, Akon. Really it's more than just artists that inspire me - Electronic music, Anime, good movies, good books, traveling, life experiences, watching underdogs come up...positive things are some things that also inspire me.

http://www.mishmashmagazine.com/tabid/106/itemid/327/10-Questions-withEnzyme-Dynamite-of-the-Baylien.aspx - Mish Mash Magazine


"T-Mobile, Grammys show fan appreciation"

Ring-tosses for a new Sidekick phone was only one perk at the Grammy Appreciation Show at the Warfield Tuesday night. It was one stop in a five-city customer appreciation tour.

"The Grammy's are a very exclusive event. Here, we're bringing the Grammy's to everyone," a PR representative for Recording Academy said.

San Francisco was honored with performances by N.E.R.D and Natasha Bedingfield. All tickets for shows on the tour are completely free. Tickets were available at select T-Mobile and promotional locations as well as a promotional at the Sidekick website.

"We just jumped on their tour bus yesterday and they gave us tickets," said Charlotte Appleyard, 24. Appleyard and her friend, Lisa Duncan, 24, are visiting for a week from Manchester, England.

"This pretty much completed our holiday," Duncan said. "But I think if Pharrell was on that bus I wouldn't have gotten off!"

Fans were extremely appreciative at the fact that the artists were performing at the concert sans profits from their fans.

"This shows it isn't about the money," SF State alum Kamilah Richardson said. "That's what music is about. It shouldn't be about when you make it. It should just be sharing the music."

Enzyme Dynamite, of the popular Bay Area based rap group The Bayliens, thinks the free concert is great for the artists' marketing.

"These days it's the music that is for free," Dynamite said. "When you give them your music for free they trust you. And then they'll support your merchandise, and that's where the money comes."

The Bayliens are an underground rap group who've become very popular in the Phillipines, as well as the West Coast and Canada.

Like Pharrell, The Bayliens have built their merchandise empire to include skateboards and clothing, and Enzyme Dynamite is releasing a book in the fall titled "Baylien Invasion."

"Pharrell knows what he's doing," Dynamite said.

N.E.R.D opened the concert at 9 p.m.. They played for an hour and encouraged the crowd to get involved. About 50 people were called on stage to dance throughout the performance. The biggest group at one time was about 25 females who were chosen to go on stage to dance during their performance of "Everyone Nose."

After their performance, Pharrell chose a select few of the dancers to go backstage with him and the rest of the band.

After a 30 minute intermission, and a coincidental change of members in the audience, Natasha Bedingfield began her set.

The tour began in Los Angeles on April 9 at the Hollywood Palladium with Leona Lewis and Gavin Rossdale. Following the San Francisco performance, the tour heads to Boston with Kelly Clarkson and Lady Gaga on May 4, Katy Perry and Common on May 14 at the Fillmore Miami Beach and finally LL Cool J and Estelle in New York City at Terminal 5 on May 28.

This is the second year the tour has run, but the first time in San Francisco.
"We wanted to mix it up and give San Francisco people a taste of the Grammy experience," said the Recording Academy representative.

Those who attended the event who owned a Sidekick received a free VIP upgrade and were eligible to win a new Sidekick. A ring-toss game provided those in attendance without a Sidekick a chance to upgrade as well.

"Obviously this event is corporate," said Richardson. "But the music is free and really that is all that matters."

http://xpress.sfsu.edu/archives/arts/013052.html - Golden State X Press - SFSU


"Video Interview - Enzyme Dynamite"

http://www.mishmashmagazine.com/MishmashTV/VideoSearch/TabId/124/TagId/206/Enzyme-Dynamite.aspx - MishMash.TV


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My name is Jared Magers. I was born October 6th, 1981, in Santo Domingo, the capitol of the Dominican Republic. I then migrated around from Minnesota, Hawaii, and Florida, but my permanent residence ended up being the east bay of the San Francisco Bay Area.

I ended up in the entertainment business somewhat unexpectedly because I was so shy growing up. I remember not being able to ask to use the restroom in elementary school. I would wait till I got all the way home; I was that shy. I always hoped they never called on me in class, for fear of speaking or reading in front of everyone, if I was called on I would literally break out into a sweat and start shaking.

Entertainment was an odd career choice for someone who grew up as timid as me, but behind the shyness, I knew I was meant for something special I could feel it ever since I was just a child.

I started rapping around fifteen. I would hear guys battling and flowing all over San Francisco when I would go skate the city, and thanks to influence from a rapper known as Eminem, I began to write music. I had been into hip hop since I was in second grade but for some reason Eminem had inspired something in me to pursue rap.

Rapping started out for fun; I would go to parties in High School, and rap for whoever was there. The small crowds, and nonchalant audiences were not giving me back what I wanted from my listeners, however, and I started wanting to do more with it.

From this point in my life, I was dedicated and motivated to accomplish my goals in the entertainment world. I did absolutely everything in my power, every day, to further myself as an artist and a person. I would record my own songs in a closet or a bathroom, walk down to the corner liquor store and photocopy covers for my tape. My motivation kept me duplicating tapes
and selling them on the street or to friends; anything to get my name known.

Tapes eventually turned into CD’s and things slowly came together in my musical career. I would promote myself and free style for people considering my CD on the streets. This personal contact with the public landed me a number of shows and things kept growing from there.

In 2006* *I formed a group called “The Bayliens”, and we had a song that became a local hit called “Bubblegum.” This song was played on Wild 94.9, the bay area’s well-known rap station, I will never forget the first time I heard my song on the radio I was in awe. Our fan-base grew and we were consistently getting more offers and opportunities to get bigger. “The Bayliens” performed at the Wild 94.9 Wild Jam Concert in 2008, and opened for
established artists known worldwide such as Lil Wayne.

The group, although popular, fell apart eventually, but I still knew
entertainment through music was what I wanted to do. I persevered and stayed enthusiastic while experimenting with different styles of music because I knew simply- I wanted to be artist and touch people in a positive way.

There is a feeling to entertainment that cannot be replaced; knowing people are enjoying themselves and making them have fun is a total high. I am dedicated to an audience and as long as I fulfill my spectator’s expectations of me and make sure they leave smiling, I am doing my job.

Entertainment is my purpose in life. I know that is what I am here for, and I will keep dedicating my time and my energy to it and I am ready to grow in this business.