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Frisko - "Music" #15 The RIANZ Chart!

15th December 2009

Frisko's latest single "Music (Makes the World Go Round)" Featuring Aaradhna tore up the charts once again this week! Frisko jumped 20 places to #15 on the RIANZ Official Top 40 Singles chart. Keep it locked for updates over the next couple of days on the radio & IMNZ charts.

"Music (Makes the World Go Round)" which is currently blazing the local airwaves also features Aaradhna. Check out the video to Frisko's latest song here!

Text 'FRISKO' to 5483 to buy "Music" on your Vodafone mobile NOW!Text 'MUSIC' to 555 to buy "Music" on your Telecom mobile NOW!

Single available now through Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA & Telecom.


More Chart Love For Frisko - #1 IMNZ Airplay & Single!

9th December 2009

Congratulations to Frisko & Aaradhna - "Music (Makes The World Go Around)" is #1 on both the Independent Music NZ Airplay & Singles charts! The momentum keeps building for this summer hit!

Get your copy now through Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA & Telecom.

Text 'FRISKO' to 5483 to buy "Music" on your Vodafone mobile NOW!
Text 'MUSIC' to 555 to buy "Music" on your Telecom mobile NOW!


Frisko - "Music" Climbing The Charts!

9th December 2009

Frisko's latest single "Music (Makes the World Go Round)" Featuring Aaradhna is climbing every chart it has appeared on in the past few weeks and even popping up on new ones! This week Frisko debuted at #35 on the RIANZ Official Top 40 Singles chart (a jump of 25 places from last week). He has aslo made major moves on the NZ Airplay charts (#5) and Urban Radio charts (#3).

"Music (Makes the World Go Round)" which is currently blazing the local airwaves also features Aaradhna. Check out the video to Frisko's latest song here!

Text 'FRISKO' to 5483 to buy "Music" on your Vodafone mobile NOW!Text 'MUSIC' to 555 to buy "Music" on your Telecom mobile NOW!

Single available now through Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA & Telecom.


EXCLUSIVE: Mai FM Presents the 8th Annual Dawn Raid Xmas Party 2009!

3rd December 2009

Yes yes once again we are at that time of year! It's been another big year for Dawn Raid with 2 top 10 albums, various singles and a whole lot more that will surface next year! We wanna celebrate in style with you once again this Christmas.

This is your invite:

Mai Fm Presents 8th Annual Dawn Raid Xmas Party 2009

Featuring Live Performances from:
FRISKO • AARADHNA • SAVAGE • SWEET & IRIE • MARK ANTONY • DJ BOUNCE • DJ SHADY 1 & Hosted by BROTHA D

Saturday 19th December 2009 at Zen, 17 Albert Street, Auckland // Doors open: 10:00pm to late

We have a lot of invited guests but we have some very limited tickets available now from iTicket.co.nz for $20.00 + booking fee. Click here to book your tickets now from iticket.co.nz or pick some up from Conch Records, 115A Ponsonby Road.

LISTEN to MAI FM over the next two weeks to be in to win one of 50 double passes!


EVENT: Beatrootz - Summer Shake

9th December 2009

Our Welly bros Beatrootz are having a party tomorrow night!! UrbaNation & Coyote Bar presents SUMM3R SHAKE - The hottest mid-week party in town.

Featuring performances by Beatrootz, Greer, TJ Taotua, Jasmine Michelle, DJ Huntah, DJ Samala & DJ Jay Oh. Thursday 10th December - That's tomorrow night! $15 double presales or $10 singles on the door. Coyotes Bar, Wellington from 10:00pm!


J Boog Checks In At Dawn Raid Studio!

3rd December 2009

That's right people Samoan American reggae maestro J BOOG rolled into town today for a one off show at 4:20 (373 K'Road, Auckland) tonight. J Boog will be supported by DJ Peter Gunz, DJCXL & Sheeq. If you haven't got tickets get down there early for possible door sales! If you miss out there will be another show at Republic Bar, Manukau next Wednesday - more details soon.


EXCLUSIVE: Mai FM Presents the 8th Annual Dawn Raid Xmas Party 2009!

3rd December 2009

Yes yes once again we are at that time of year! It's been another big year for Dawn Raid with 2 top 10 albums, various singles and a whole lot more that will surface next year! We wanna celebrate in style with you once again this Christmas.

This is your invite:

Mai Fm Presents 8th Annual Dawn Raid Xmas Party 2009

Featuring Live Performances from:
FRISKO • AARADHNA • SAVAGE • SWEET & IRIE • MARK ANTONY • DJ BOUNCE • DJ SHADY 1 & Hosted by BROTHA D

Saturday 19th December 2009 at Zen, 17 Albert Street, Auckland // Doors open: 10:00pm to late

We have a lot of invited guests but we have some very limited tickets available now from iTicket.co.nz for $20.00 + booking fee. Click here to book your tickets now from iticket.co.nz or pick some up from Conch Records, 115A Ponsonby Road.

LISTEN to MAI FM over the next two weeks to be in to win one of 50 double passes!


VIDEO: Frisko - "Music (Makes The World Go Around)" featuring Aaradhna!

24th November 2009

Frisko & Aaradhna take the reigns for "Music (Makes The World Go Around)" the first single from the upcoming Brotha D & The Dawn Raid Family Vol. 2 compilation album. "Music" will be hitting your TV screens in the next couple of days. Until then you can rely on us for the exclusive - as always! Video directed by Ivan Slavov and Dan Strang @ IFCONZ.

Be Sure to tell your friends and request and vote for this video on C4, Juice and MTV now!!!

Text 'FRISKO' to 5483 to buy "Music" on your Vodafone mobile NOW!

Text 'MUSIC' to 555 to buy "Music" on your Telecom mobile NOW!

Single available now through Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA & Telecom.


EXCLUSIVE: Stills From New Frisko Video "MUSIC"!

16th November 2009

Check out these exclusive stills taken from the footage of the Frisko "Music (Makes The World Go Around)" video featuring Aaradhna. On your screens from next Monday 23rd. As always we'll have the exclusive up on the Dawn Raid YouTube Channel - Until then check out the new clips from Devolo and Sweet & irie!

Frisko & Aaradhna

 

Savage, Frisko, Mareko & Mark Antony


Frisko - Music (Makes The World Go Around) Featuring Aaradhna!

9th November 2009

Frisko (formerly Alphrisk) solo artist and a founding member of Deceptikonz) has been in the USA being support and hypeman for Savage for the best part of the past year and a half but that hasn't stopped his grind. His hot new single "Music (Makes the World Go Round)" draws on that experience and more.

"Music (Makes the World Go Round)" which is currently blazing the local airwaves also features Aaradhna. Listen to Frisko's latest song here!

Text 'FRISKO' to 5483 to buy "Music" on your Vodafone mobile NOW!

Single available now through Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA & Telecom.


Sweet & Irie Performing At RAGGAMUFFIN 2010!

9th November 2009


Frisko - 'Music' Going Hard At Radio!

6th November 2009

Frisko's new single "Music (Makes The World Go Round)" is moving up the radio charts fast and is the #1 Urban track on the radio scope Kiwi Top 5 this week. Climbing this week to #14 on the NZ Airplay top 40 and # 19 on the Urban Top 40, "Music" is also in the Top 10 Heat seekers list, giving it the overall NZ #1 Urban spot for the week.

A new video featuring Aaradhna is in production so check back in next week for photos from the shoot!

The single is available on Itunes & Digirama now...click through to purchase your copy. iTunes | digiRAMA & Telecom - Coming soon to Vodafone!



VIDEO: Sweet & Irie - Jenny!

3rd November 2009

Do you have a little girl like Jenny? Sweet & Irie's 4th single from their top 10 debut album "Localize It" will be hitting your TV screens in the next couple of days. Until then you can rely on us for the exclusive - as always! Video directed by Ivan Barge @ Fish & Clips.
Be Sure to tell your friends and request and vote for this video on C4, Juice and MTV now!!!

Download 'JENNY' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA & Telecom Mobile


VIDEO: Devolo - Can't Let You Go Featuring Lemuel!

3rd November 2009

At Last, the brand new video from Devolo and featuring Lemuel! Directed by Mat Ellin @ Fish & Clips. Great timing as well.. This is the 3rd single from Devolo's debut solo album "Heaven & Hell" which was released one year ago today!
Be Sure to tell your friends and request and vote for this video on C4, Juice and MTV now!!!

Download 'CAN'T LET YOU GO' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA & Telecom Mobile


PHOTOS: I Love The Islands Samoa Relief Concert - Vector Arena

30th October 2009

The first "I Love The Islands Samoa Relief Concert" held in Auckland City last week was a MASSIVE success. 10,000 people packed out Vector Arena to witness the historic event. Following that shows in Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and New Plymouth were also great. Thanks to everyone who helped out, donated or came along to support! Brotha D, Andy, Savage & the Dkonz, Adeaze and more are in Samoa now to present the money we raised and do a concert for the people of Samoa. More news on that next week.

Click here to check out the pics from the Auckland show thanks to Rimoni!




PHOTOS: Pick It Up 2 Youth Concert - Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre

30th October 2009

Thanks again to everyone who came out to the Pick It Up Youth Concert on October 1st at Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre - It was a huge success.

Sorry to all of you who have been waiting for the pics to get up! We have been busy with I Love The Islands.

Click here to check out the pics from the show thanks to Paul Chang!




I Love The Islands Samoa Relief Concert Sold Out! Over $250,000 Raised!

20th October 2009

The first "I Love The Islands Samoa Relief Concert" held in Auckland City lastnight was a MASSIVE success. 10,000 people packed out Vector Arena to witness the historic event.

Many people and businesses gave generously to make this event happen. From equipment to time, products, advertising, services and performances. We thank you so much for all your help to make this event the huge success it has been. So far over $250,000 has been raised for the people of Samoa. We still have four more concerts to go including Christchurch tonight.

Christchurch - Tuesday 20th October - Westpac Arena / Ticket Info
Dunedin - Wednesday 21st October - Glenroy Auitorium / Ticket Info
New Plymouth - Sunday 25th October - TSB Stadium / Ticket Info
Wellington - Monday 26th October - Michael Fowler Centre / Ticket Info

 



I Love The Islands - Samoa Relief Concert!

14th October 2009

When the tsunami hit Samoa a couple of weeks back, it personally affected Scribe and Savage who lost their family villages and family members in the disaster. Along with Dawn Raid, Oscar Kightley and Ole Maiava, they rapidly organized a dream line up of top NZ musicians who had no hesitation in donating their performances to this worthy cause.

Hosted By: Oscar Kightley and featuring performances by: Neil Finn & Tim Finn, Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga, Savage, Scribe, Hollie Smith, Elemeno P, Nesian Mystik, Jordan Luck Band. J.Williams, Che-Fu & Kratez, Open Souls, Kirsten Morrell, Sweet & Irie, DJ Sirvere, Aaradhna, PNC, Devolo, Mareko, King Kapisi, Feelstyle, Adeaze, Cydel, Ardijah and Lapi Mariner

Venue: Vector Arena / Date: Monday October 19th, 2009 - Tickets: only $25.00 from www.ticketmaster.co.nz On Sale: midday Friday 9th October 2009.

Download 'I LOVE THE ISLANDS' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA


Savage Wins NZ's 'Best Male Artist' Tui Award At VNZMA's!

14th October 2009

Congratulations to Savage for taking away the Tui for 'Best Male Artist' at the 2009 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards last Thursday night at Vector Arena in Auckland. Shout outs to RIANZ, Vodafone and all the other sponsors for an awesome night!

Congratulations also to Ladi 6 who took out 'Best Urban/ HipHop Album', Smashproof for their 3 awards, Ladyhawke who took six Tui's home and all the other winners on the night!

Brotha D, Mayor Len Brown, Andy Murnane & Savage


Frisko - Music (Makes The World Go Around) Featuring Aaradhna!

14th October 2009

Frisko (formerly Alphrisk) solo artist and a founding member of Deceptikonz) has been in the USA being support and hypeman for Savage for the best part of the past year and a half but that hasn't stopped his grind. His hot new single "Music (Makes the World Go Round)" draws on that experience and more.

"Music (Makes the World Go Round)" which is currently blazing the local airwaves also features Aaradhna. Listen to Frisko's latest song here!

Be sure to request it on your favourite station today! Video coming soon!

Single available now through iTunes | digiRAMA & Telecom - Coming soon to Vodafone!


Top NZ Musicians Join Forces For Samoa Relief Concert!

6th October 2009

After the tragic events in Samoa last week, a group of top New Zealand entertainers have rallied together for a massive benefit concert on Monday 19th October 2009 at the Vector Arena in Auckland.

When the tsunami hit Samoa last week, it personally affected Scribe and Savage who lost their family villages and family members in the disaster. Along with Dawn Raid, Oscar Kightley and Ole Maiava, they rapidly organized a dream line up of top NZ musicians who had no hesitation in donating their performances to this worthy cause.

All businesses, personnel and artists have given their services for free, therefore 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Samoa. We urge all New Zealanders to support this event to aid our fellow citizens of Samoa.

Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin dates and line ups to be announced shortly.

Hosted By: Oscar Kightley and featuring performances by: Neil Finn & Tim Finn, Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga, Savage, Scribe, Hollie Smith, Elemeno P, Nesian Mystik, Jordan Luck Band. J.Williams, Che-Fu & Kratez, Open Souls, Kirsten Morrell, Sweet & Irie, DJ Sirvere, Aaradhna, PNC, Devolo, Mareko, King Kapisi, Feelstyle, Adeaze, Cydel, Ardijah and Lapi Mariner

Venue: Vector Arena / Date: Monday October 19th, 2009 - Tickets: only $25.00 from www.ticketmaster.co.nz On Sale: midday Friday 9th October 2009.

Download the full press release here


Pick It Up Concert Sold Out!!!!

2nd October 2009

Thanks again to everyone who came out to the Pick It Up Youth Concert lastnight at Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre - It was a huge success. There are so many people to thank for making the event such a great night. Glass Packaging Forum, Mai FM, C4, Pick It Up, Coca-Cola, Manukau City Council, Nautonier, Teresa Patterson, Lorraine Owen, Biggs, Nate and the team from EMG, Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre, Gareth from Coke, Paul Chang for taking great shots, all of the artists - Scribe, Che Fu, Savage, Nesian Mystik, DJ Sir-Vere, Sweet & Irie, Devolo, Sweet & Sour, Dziah, Anonymouz, and J Williams.

Great night had by all - pics up next week!


PICK IT UP YOUTH CONCERT - THIS THURSDAY!

29th September 2009

THIS THURSDAY OCTOBER 1ST!!! Get your tickets NOW!

Tickets available now from the Box Office at Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre, www.ticketdirect.co.nz or 0800 TICKET


Sweet & Irie Localize It Ngaruawahia

Sweet & Irie "LOCALIZE IT" Tour - Tauranga - This Thursday 24th Sept!

23rd September 2009

Big thanks to all the fans that have bought the album and supported Sweet & Irie live shows so far! Next stop on the tour is this Thursday night 24th September at The Colosseum in Tauranga.

Tickets $20 available now from The Colosseum.


Sweet & Irie Localize It Ngaruawahia

Sweet & Irie "LOCALIZE IT" Tour - Whakatane - This Saturday 26th Sept!

23rd September 2009

Sweet & Irie return to Whakatane after a 12 month absence... Last time the band was in town it was a huge night at The Commercial Hotel in Whakatane. They now have an album out, shows under the belt and a far superior show. Get down to The Commercial Hotel this Saturday for a mean night of sunshine reggae!

Tickets $20 available now from The Commercial Hotel or My Music Whakatane.


RIP Grand Master Roc Raida!

22nd September 2009

Another huge loss not only for the hip-hop community but the music world... Grand Master Roc Raida (Anthony Williams) (May 18, 1972 - September 19, 2009). RIP to a true legend and a big supporter of all things Hip Hop!

Roc Raida's cuts featured on Mareko's "Don't Need Protection" with Scram Jones from the album 'White Sunday' in 2003. It was also released on 12" with "Street Rap" Feat. Inspectah Deck.

Right click here & "save target as" to download this track



Pick It Up Youth Concert 2 - Next Week!

22nd September 2009

That's right people next Thursday October 1st is the Pick it Up Youth Concert 2! Nesian Mystik, Scribe, J Williams, Savage, DJ Sir-Vere, Sweet & Sour, DZIAH, Anonymouz, Devolo, Sweet & Irie and Che Fu. This is truly a line up of the 'who's who' in New Zealand urban music and will be the ONLY time you can see all these artists for a mere $10.00.

Make sure you get out and secure your tickets now! Available from www.ticketdirect.co.nz, 0800 TICKET or the Box Office at Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre - 770-834 Great South Road, Manukau City.



VIDEO: Savage - I Love The Islands!

17th September 2009

At Last, the brand new video from Savage! This amazing video was directed by Chris Graham and filmed in Samoa earlier this year capturing Savage amongst the real beauty of Samoa and the Islands. Big thanks to Samoa Toursim & South Pacific Water!!!
Be Sure to tell your friends and request and vote for this video on C4, Juice and MTV now!!!

Download 'I LOVE THE ISLANDS' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA



Pick It Up Youth Concert 2 - Only Two Weeks To Go!

17th September 2009

That's right people just two weeks from today is the Pick it Up Youth Concert 2! Nesian Mystik, Scribe, J Williams, Savage, DJ Sir-Vere, Sweet & Sour, DZIAH, Anonymouz, Devolo, Sweet & Irie and Che Fu. This is truly a line up of the 'who's who' in New Zealand urban music and will be the ONLY time you can see all these artists for a mere $10.00.

Make sure you get out and secure your tickets now! Available from www.ticketdirect.co.nz, 0800 TICKET or the Box Office at Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre - 770-834 Great South Road, Manukau City.




Help Sweet & Irie Get To Raggamuffin!

17th September 2009

Wanna see Sweet & Irie performing on stage with some of the worlds best reggae music legends?

Head over to the Andrew McManus Presents Page on Facebook and add your comments for who you would like to see! Vote Sweet & Irie!!!




Savage Nominated For Two Tui's at Vodafone NZ Music Awards!

3rd September 2009

Last night the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards kicked off at The Langham hotel in Auckland. The official nomination announcements were made and Technical Awards given out.

Congratulations to Savage who was nominated for two awards; Best Male Artist alongside NZ music legends Dave Dobbyn and Don McGlashan and Best Urban/ Hip-Hop Album with Ladi 6 & Smashproof.

Congratulations also to Midnight Youth (6 nominations)our Universal friends Ladyhawke (6 nominations) & Smashproof (5 nominations). To see the full list of nominees and technical award winners check out stuff.co.nz



Help Sweet & Irie Get To Raggamuffin!

3rd September 2009

Wanna see Sweet & Irie performing on stage with some of the worlds best reggae music legends?

Head over to the Andrew McManus Presents Page on Facebook and add your comments for who you would like to see! Vote Sweet & Irie!!!


VIDEO: DAWN RAID TV - POLY PROFILES: Uso Gunna

3rd September 2009

DAWN RAID TV - POLY PROFILES, a weekly showcase of the hottest Poly Talent from around the globe, exclusively broadcasted on right here and on Dawn Raid TV.

This Week's Artist Profile: USO GUNNA
Genre: Rap
Rating: 5 Stars !!!
Recommendation: Uso's from Hawaii puttin' it down! Shout out to Donnie Beatz & Big Chris!


Sweet & Irie Localize It Ngaruawahia

Sweet & Irie "LOCALIZE IT" Album Release Tour - Panmure!

26th August 2009

Massive show at Ngaruawahia last Saturday - Thanks to all who came out! Next stop on the tour is this Friday night at The LandMark in Panmure, Auckland. Tickets $20 available now from The LandMark or the band.

Friday 28th August - Panmure, Auckland - The LandMark
Thursday 24th September - Tauranga - Colosseum
Saturday 26th September - Whakatane - Commercial Hotel

Saturday 6th November - Sydney - Luxe, One World Parramatta

Keep checking back - More dates to be added/ confirmed!


VIDEO: PICK IT UP 2 Youth Concert TVC!

26th August 2009

Fresh from the outstanding success of the inaugural Pick it Up Youth Concert in July, Dawn Raid and the Glass Packaging Forum are pleased to announce a second concert for October 1st.

Joining the bill in October is multi-platinum selling artists Nesian Mystik and Scribe who will share the stage with J Williams, Savage, DJ Sir-Vere, Sweet & Sour, DZIAH, Anonymouz, Devolo, Sweet & Irie and Che Fu. This is truly a line up of the 'who's who' in New Zealand urban music and will be the ONLY time you can see all these artists for a mere $10.00.

Tickets available now from www.ticketdirect.co.nz, 0800 TICKET or the Box Office at Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre.

Download the full Press Release: Click here




The 7 - Operation Blacjac

26th August 2009

The 7 crew, are 4 Tongan MC's representing for the West Coast on this new independant release on Major Move Organization.
The debut album from the Pomona and Inland Empire based crew was released in July and features banging West coast production from, Concrete-PIMG, G Kasso, Major Heat & Speesh Beats. The album is a mixture of West Coast Funk and smooth R&B melodies provided by Crew memeber Shaxe and is available online and at all local hood spots in LA / Cali area.

myspace.com/majormoveorganization // youtube.com/majormovethe7



Sirdahfyde Entertainment - Polynesian Projects: The Unity Movement Album

26th August 2009

SIRDAHFYDE ENTERTAINMENT is a new San Francisco based Polynesian label run by the Big Homies "Mr Taylor" & "Big Shawn".
Polynesian Projects was launched on August 8th in San Franscisco with an allstar party featuring OG's like Jnr Kita from USO's 4 Life car club and the best polyneisan artists from around the West coast including: Sa.Mo.Ends, Dem Dam Tongans, Hard Hitters, L-Matik, T.S, Willie Uce, King Lele, Vacano and headlined by our very own SAVAGE.
The compilation is available online at islandbeats.com and at all good indie stores aross the Bay Area, go get that now and support the poly movement.

myspace.com/sirdahfydeent // www.sirdahfyde.com



Pick It Up Youth Concert 2 Announced!

20th August 2009

Fresh from the outstanding success of the inaugural Pick it Up Youth Concert in July, Dawn Raid and the Glass Packaging Forum are pleased to announce a second concert for October 1st.

Joining the bill in October is multi-platinum selling artists Nesian Mystik and Scribe who will share the stage with J Williams, Savage, DJ Sir-Vere, Sweet & Sour, DZIAH, Anonymouz, Devolo, Sweet & Irie and Che Fu. This is truly a line up of the 'who's who' in New Zealand urban music and will be the ONLY time you can see all these artists for a mere $10.00.

Click the image for more info or Click here to see the full press release.



Sweet & Irie Localize It Ngaruawahia

Sweet & Irie "LOCALIZE IT" Album Release Tour!

20th August 2009

After the sold out success of the official release party for Sweet & Irie's debut album "Localize It" at 4:20 in Auckland a couple of weeks back the band now hits the road for the Sweet & Irie "LOCALIZE IT" Album Release Tour!

First stop is this Saturday night at Panthers RFC in Ngaruawahia. Tickets $20 available now from Panthers RFC or online from iTicketExpress.co.nz

Saturday 22nd August - Ngaruawahia - Panthers RFC
Friday 28th August - Panmure, Auckland - The LandMark
Thursday 24th September - Tauranga - Colosseum
Saturday 26th September - Whakatane - Commercial Hotel

Saturday 6th November - Sydney - Luxe, One World Parramatta

Keep checking back - More dates to be added/ confirmed!



PHOTOS: Savage Tour Of USA 2009 - LA & Hawaii!

20th August 2009

Savage, Andy and Phreezy have just returned from a successful tour of the USA where Savage was finishing filming of Hip-Hop High and doing shows in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles & Hawaii. Massive crowd response to Savage's new single "I Love The Islands" at all shows! Mad sing-a-longs! Shouts to Big Dave, Vils and everyone else that held us down out there!

Click here to see Los Angeles pics

Click here to see Hawaii pics






Sweet & Irie "LOCALIZE IT" Holds In Top 20 At #15!

20th August 2009

Sweet & Irie slip out of the Top 10 this week but hold on to their Top 20 position at #15 on the RIANZ album chart with their debut album 'LOCALIZE IT'. In stores everywhere now - It's just $21 at The Warehouse nationwide!

Or you can sit right where you are and buy online from:
$17.99 Digital download - iTunes | digiRAMA | Vodafone
Physical CD (perfect for Oz and overseas fans!) - SmokeCDs

Keep your ears to the radio - the new single "Gimme Your Love" at Radio next week!



VIDEO: DAWN RAID TV - POLY PROFILES: Roscoe Umali

20th August 2009

Dawn Raid is back with another round of exclusives ideas to get this worldwide poly movement cracking! Over the last 12 months Dawn Raid toured over 42 cities in America supporting the platinum success of
SAVAGE and we rubbed shoulders with all the established and underground artists on the Polynesian Music scene and we decided we needed a way to expose this to the world, so we've created "DAWN RAID TV - POLY PROFILES", a weekly showcase of the hottest Poly Talent from around the globe, exclusively broadcasted on right here and on Dawn Raid TV.

This Week's Artist Profile: ROSCOE UMALI
Genre: West Coast Slap
Rating: 5 Stars !!!
Recommendation: West Coast Slap - Filipino/ Part of the Island Poly Movement

myspace.com/roscoe





Sweet & Irie "LOCALIZE IT" Moves Up To #10!

12th August 2009

Congratulations to Sweet & Irie! Their long awaited debut album 'LOCALIZE IT' debuted on the RIANZ album chart in the Top 20 at #16 last week and this week it has catapulted into the Top 10!

We also had the official release party for on Friday night at 4:20 in K'Road Auckland City. We had a sold out crowd! A massive turnout and great response! Thanks to all of you who came out to support the band! We will have some pics for you next week. In the mean time check out Kathleen Guttenbeil from Spasifik Magazines pics and review. Click here.





FREE Sweet & Irie "LOCALIZE IT" New Era Style Caps AT JB HiFi Manukau!!

12th August 2009

Get out and get your Sweet & Irie - 'LOCALIZE IT' album NOW! The Top 10 album is just what you need to spring into summer!

Get your copy of the best 'sunshine reggae' album to ever hit the fine shores of Aotearoa. JB HiFi Manukau has mean Sweet & Irie caps for the first 100 people to buy the CD - $21.50 for the CD and an awesome new era style IRIE cap!!! That is one hell of a deal!

It's also just $21 at The Warehouse nationwide!

Or you can sit right where you are and buy online from:
$17.99 Digital download - iTunes | digiRAMA | Vodafone
Physical CD (perfect for Oz and overseas fans!) - SmokeCD





Savage US Tour - NY & San Francisco!

12th August 2009

Savage is currently on tour in the US, doing live performances in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hawaii.

Check out photos from the first two shows New York and San Francisco, shout out to all the people that came out to the show and big ups to SIR-DAH-FYDE Entertainment and the Sa.Mo.Ends boyz for holding Sav down out in the bay area !!....Polynesian Projects stand up !!!

Click here to check out the photos



VIDEO: DAWN RAID TV - POLY PROFILES: Boo Yaa T.R.I.B.E!

5th August 2009

Dawn Raid is back with another round of exclusives ideas to get this worldwide poly movement cracking! Over the last 12 months Dawn Raid toured over 42 cities in America supporting the platinum success of
SAVAGE and we rubbed shoulders with all the established and underground artists on the Polynesian Music scene and we decided we needed a way to expose this to the world, so we've created "DAWN RAID TV - POLY PROFILES", a weekly showcase of the hottest Poly Talent from around the globe, exclusively broadcasted on right here and on Dawn Raid TV.

This Week's Artist Profile: BOO YAA TRIBE
Genre: West Coast Samoan Gangsta Rap
Rating: 10 Stars !!!
Recommendation: West Koast Samoan LEGENDS!

myspace.com/booyaatribe_ridd





Sweet & Irie "LOCALIZE IT" Debuts At #16!

5th August 2009

Congratulations to Sweet & Irie! Their long awaited debut album 'LOCALIZE IT' debuted on the RIANZ album chart in the Top 20 at #16 this week!

Make sure you get your copy of the best 'sunshine reggae' album to ever hit the fine shores of Aotearoa. It's just $21 at The Warehouse! JB HiFi Manukau has mean Sweet & Irie caps for the first 100 people to buy the CD - $30 for the CD and an awesome new era style IRIE cap!

Or you can sit right where you are and buy online from:
$17.99 Digital download - iTunes | digiRAMA
Physical CD (perfect for Oz and overseas fans!) - SmokeCDs




Sweet & Irie "LOCALIZE IT" Album Release Party - This Friday At 4:20!

5th August 2009

This Friday 7th of August Sweet & Irie will be having the official album release party to celebrate their debut album "Localize It". Performances from Devolo and DJ Shady1 to warm things up then Sweet & Irie will take the stage for 2 special sets of their sunshine reggae!

Most of the tickets have been presold but if you are lucky you may be able to get door sales on the night for just $20! This Friday 7th August at 4:20 373 K'Rd, Auckland. Keep it locked here for announcements of more shows around the country over the coming weeks to celebrate this awesome album.


Savage Presents: Tribal Council

5th August 2009

Thats right people... Savage smashed the USA doors down for NZ & Polynesian music with his double platinum selling single Swing last year. This year he is back taking the music to the people of the USA.

Savage presents: Tribal Council will feature new Savage tracks plus a second disc which features hit music from a slew of NZ artists including Scribe, Deceptikonz, J. Williams, Smashproof, Adeaze, Aaradhna, Young Sid, Tyree, Brotha D, Mareko, Alphrisk and Devolo! With USA Poly artists Boo Yaa Tribe, Monstah Ganja, Angel Dust, Baby Down & Samoan Irok. Guest featured US artists include Talib Kweli, Nina Sky, Kardinal Offishal & Akon!



Savage New Single "I Love The Islands"

5th August 2009

Keep an eye and ear out for Savage's hot new single and video "I Love The Islands" featuring Rock City. The song will be at radio everywhere next week so get requesting!

The amazing video that was shot on location in Samoa by Chris Graham is ready to go and will be premiering some time over the next 2-3 weeks - we'll keep you updated on that and as always you'll be able to see the online version here first!

Click here to check out some pics from the video shoot / tour


Polynesian Projects Album Release Featuring Savage LIVE

5th August 2009

Sirdahfyde Entertainment presents... POLYNESIAN PROJECTS Album Release Concert (AKA The Polynesian Unity Movement) featuring platinum artist SAVAGE and live performances by artists off the Polynesian Projects album. Saturday 8th August at Roccapulco Supper Club, San Francisco.

Prepaid tickets $15 - Door $25 - VIP $40.

For more info check out sirdahfyde.com


Island Swag - Samoan Irok & Savage LIVE at Pipeline Cafe - Hawaii

5th August 2009

State Of The Union & Lexx Ikon presents... ISLAND SWAG. Welcome to Savage Rok! Samoan Irok & Savage LIVE with special guests at Pipeline Cafe, Hawaii on August 14th!

805 Pohukaina St, Honolulu, HI 96813-5329 / pipelinecafehawaii.com

More info/ contact (619) 252 7125 / samoanirok@aol.com


VIDEO: DAWN RAID TV - POLY PROFILES: Alo key!

5th August 2009

Dawn Raid is back with another round of exclusives ideas to get this worldwide poly movement cracking! Over the last 12 months Dawn Raid toured over 42 cities in America supporting the platinum success of
SAVAGE and we rubbed shoulders with all the established and underground artists on the Polynesian Music scene and we decided we needed a way to expose this to the world, so we've created "DAWN RAID TV - POLY PROFILES", a weekly showcase of the hottest Poly Talent from around the globe, exclusively broadcasted on right here and on Dawn Raid TV.

This Week's Artist Profile: Alo key
Genre: R&B
Rating: 5 Stars !!!
Recommendation: Midwest Samoan R&B!

youtube.com/ALOKEYMUSIC



Sweet & Irie "LOCALIZE IT" Album In Stores & Online NOW!

27th July 2009

Sweet & Irie's long awaited debut album 'LOCALIZE IT' is in stores and online now! Make sure you get your copy of the best 'sunshine reggae' album to ever hit the fine shores of Aotearoa.

It's just $21 at The Warehouse! JB HiFi Manukau has mean Sweet & Irie caps for the first 100 people to buy the CD - $30 for the CD and an awesome new era style IRIE cap!

Or you can sit right where you are and buy online from:
$17.99 Digital download - iTunes | digiRAMA
Physical CD (perfect for Oz and overseas fans!) - SmokeCDs




Sweet & Irie "LOCALIZE IT" Album In Stores & Online Monday!

22nd July 2009

Sweet & Irie's debut album 'LOCALIZE IT' is complete and will be in stores and online Monday 27th of July - that's just 5 days away! Make sure you get your copy of the best 'sunshine reggae' album to ever hit the fine shores of Aotearoa.



PHOTOS: Pick It Up Youth Concert

22nd July 2009

Thanks again to everyone who came out to the Pick It Up Youth Concert last Wednesday at Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre - It was a huge success. There are so many people to thank for making the event such a great night. John Webber and the Glass Packaging Forum, Mai FM, C4, Pick It Up, Coca-Cola, Manukau City Council, Deb & Nautonier, Teresa Patterson, Lorraine Owen, Biggs, Nate and the team from EMG, Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre, Gareth from Coke, Rimoni & Ben for taking great shots, all of the artists - Che Fu, Savage, Smashproof, DJ Sir-Vere, Sweet & Irie, DJ Manchoo, Devolo, Deceptikonz, Vince Harder, PNC , Sweet & Sour, Anonymouz, and J Williams. Hopefully we haven't missed anyone!

Click here to check out some pics for the day!


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