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PHOTOS: Sweet & Irie Video Shoot!

4th June 2009

Sweet & Irie filmed the video for their self titled latest single at York St Studios in Auckland on Monday. The band put on a great performance in the amazing York St Studio. Thanks to our awesome guests, Mike King, Che Fu and Elemeno P's Dave & Scotty. Keep an eye out for the video in the coming weeks!

Click here to check out the pics!

Download 'SWEET & IRIE' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA

Sweet & Irie - 'Localize It' album in stores, online & mobile July 27th!
Get your FREE album sampler from select retailers now!


Savage Hits The Charts Again!

4th June 2009

Savage's latest single 'Hot Like Fire' cracked the RIANZ Official NZ Top 40 Singles Chart this week debuting at #36. Support ya boy Savage and get on your cellphones or computers and get your download on now from:

Download 'HOT LIKE FIRE' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA
Download 'SAVAGE ISLAND'album now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA
Download 'WILD OUT' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA

Vote for 'Hot Like Fire' on C4 Select Live - TEXT s125 to 4440


PHOTOS: Tribal Roots Reggae Concert!

4th June 2009

The Tribal Roots reggae concert went down last Friday May 29th at Auckland Town Hall with House Of Shem, Three Houses Down, Sweet & Irie & Unity Pacific.

All the bands played killer sets to a small but very enthusiastic crowd of reggae lovers. Our highlight for the night was however our own Sweet & Irie who played their biggest and best set to date! (That's not biased is it?)

Click here to check out the pics!


Devolo, Savage, Sweet & Irie Bring Home Pacific Music Awards!

26th May 2009

The S3 Pacific Music Awards were held at Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre in Manukau on Saturday night. Dawn Raid picked up three awards!

One of the four we were nominated for was taken out by Devolo - Best Pacific Male Artist. While Sweet & Irie were honoured with the Phillip Fuemana Most Promising Artist Award. Savage was also honoured for his international achievements with 'Swing'. The first time ever an International Acheivement award was given out. 'Swing' is now the most sucessful NZ song overseas ever!!!

Congrats also to Nesian Mystik who took 4 awards from 4 nominations including the prestigous Tui Award for Pacific Album Of The Year.

2009 Pacific Music Awards Winners

Radio 531PI Best Pacific Group - Nesian Mystik
NZ Music Commission Best Pacific Male Artist - Devolo
Pacific Blue Best Pacific Female Artist Award - Ladi 6
Niu FM Best Pacific Urban Artist - Nesian Mystik
APRA Best Pacific Song - Nesian Mystik - 'Nesian 101'
S3 Best Pacific Music Album - Tui Award - Nesian Mystik
MCC Peoples Choice Award - South Auckland Community Church Band
MIT Lifetime Achievement Award - Tigilau Ness
Phillip Fuemana Most Promising Artist Award - Sweet & Irie
Best Pacific Gospel Album - Oyster Music - 'The Gospel According to...'

Check in next week for pics from the event!


Tribal Roots Reggae Concert This Week!

26th May 2009

Mai FM & Event Management Group Presents... Tribal Roots, Friday May 29th at Auckland Town Hall with House Of Shem, Three Houses Down, Sweet & Irie & Unity Pacific.

This will be one massive night of reggae in Auckland City! Tickets are just $50 + booking fee for 4 massive reggae acts. Available now from www.buytickets.co.nz or 0800 BUY TICKETS. Check out www.emg.net.nz or click the flyer for more information.

Get your FREE Sweet & Irie - Localize It album sampler at Tribal Roots!!!


PHOTOS: Pussycat Dolls In Town!

20th May 2009

The Pussycat Dolls were in town on Saturday for a show with Lady Ga Ga. With Devolo doing the NZ remix of 'Bottle Pop' him and Andy got to meet the girls and hang out and get some pics before checking out the show. Adam Holt and the team from Universal were also there to present PCD with their platinum plaques for their sales in New Zealand.

Click here to check out the pics!


Pacific Music Awards - Saturday!

20th May 2009

The S3 Pacific Music Awards are being held at Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre in Manukau this Saturday night. Dawn Raid has four nominations for this years awards:

• Mareko - NZ Music Commission Best Pacific Male Artist
• Devolo - NZ Music Commission Best Pacific Male Artist
• Devolo - Niu FM Best Pacific Urban Artist
• Horsemen Family - Radio 531PI Best Pacific Group

We'll have the update for you next week of how it all went down!

Click here to check out the S3 PMA Website and see the rest of the nominations


Tribal Roots Reggae Concert!

13th May 2009

Mai FM & Event Management Group Presents... Tribal Roots, Friday May 29th at Auckland Town Hall with House Of Shem, Three Houses Down, Sweet & Irie & Unity Pacific.

This will be one massive night of reggae in Auckland City! Tickets are just $50 + booking fee for 4 massive reggae acts. Available now from www.buytickets.co.nz or 0800 BUY TICKETS. Check out www.emg.net.nz or click the flyer for more information.


Sweet & Irie - Localize It (Sampler)!

13th May 2009

Get down to the Tribal Roots reggae concert at the Auckland Town Hall on May 29th to grab your FREE and exclusive Sweet & Irie - Localize It album sampler!! Heaps of free music and tracks from the forthcoming album "Localize It" in stores, online and mobile July 27th!


VIDEO: Savage - Hot Like Fire!

7th May 2009

We finally have the exclusive for you on the new Savage video for 'Hot Like Fire'. Check It!

Download 'HOT LIKE FIRE' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA
Download 'SAVAGE ISLAND'album now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA
Download 'WILD OUT' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA


Tribal Roots Reggae Concert!

7th May 2009

Mai FM & Event Management Group Presents... Tribal Roots, Friday May 29th at Auckland Town Hall with House Of Shem, Three Houses Down, Sweet & Irie & Unity Pacific.

This will be one massive night of reggae in Auckland City! Tickets are just $50 + booking fee for 4 massive reggae acts. Available now from www.buytickets.co.nz or 0800 BUY TICKETS. Check out www.emg.net.nz or click the flyer for more information.


PHOTOS: Savage 'Hot Like Fire' Video - Part 2!

7th May 2009

Over the past couple of weeks Savage has filmed his next two music videos. The first for his next single 'Hot Like Fire' was filmed at Opium in Auckland and various other locations around the city. It was a huge couple of days with some very beautiful girls coming through to bless the club shots. Check out 'Hot Like Fire' at radio now!

Click here for 'Hot Like Fire' photos - part 2

Check out the Part 1 photos here

Check back tomorrow for the official 'Hot Like Fire' video exclusive!


Splash - Lil Mark, Devolo & Ethical live at Rising Sun

SPLASH! Lil' Mark, Devolo, Ethical and more Live - This Friday!!

7th May 2009

Get down to Rising Sun for Splash this Friday May 8th! Live performances from Devolo, Lil' Mark, Ethical and a special guest appearance by Indira. With support from DJ's Shady1 & Montana.

Heaps of giveaways and prizes including Vodafone top ups and Alize bottles! Click the flyer for more info.


PHOTOS: Deceptikonz in Melbourne!

7th May 2009

Deceptikonz were in Melbourne for a one off show on ANZAC day at The Queensbridge Hotel. With DJ's Fingas, Pumba, Malosi & Joker. Our Wellington homies Beatrootz will also made the trip down supporting us for their first Australian show!

Thanks to DJ BBQ, Filipo, Unknown Nick and the rest of the D-Line boys for looking after us. Oh and thanks Crown Casino!!

Click here to see the pics!


Pacific Music Award Nominations!

30th April 2009

The nominations are in! It has been another massive year for our Pacific Music. A year of #1's, platinum plaques, record breaking and world beating - but that's just how we do!

Dawn Raid received four nominations for this years S3 Pacific Music Awards:

• Mareko - NZ Music Commission Best Pacific Male Artist
• Devolo - NZ Music Commission Best Pacific Male Artist
• Devolo - Niu FM Best Pacific Urban Artist
• Horsemen Family - Radio 531PI Best Pacific Group

To vote for Mareko, Devolo & Horsemen Family in the 2009 Manukau City Council People's Choice - Best Pacific Artist Award please click here

Click here to check out the S3 PMA Website and see the rest of the nominations!


PHOTOS: Savage & Deceptikonz in Samoa!

30th April 2009

As posted last week Savage, Alphrisk, Devolo, Brotha D & Andy were in Samoa to film a new Savage video 'I Love The Islands' with Director Chris Graham the man responsible for the film 'Sione's Wedding' and many major NZ Music videos including current hits Savage's 'Wild Out' and Smashproof's 'Brother'. 'I Love The Islands' will be the third single from Savage's album 'Savage Island'.

Savage & the boys also put on a huge concert at Faleata Gym 1 with a fantastic local turnout! Big thanks to AGGIE GREYS HOTEL, Samoa Tourism Authority, Digicel and Event Polynesia for looking after us in Samoa.

Click here to see the pics!




Brother Smashes 22 Year Record!

30th April 2009

Big congratulations to Kirk Harding, Smashproof & MTC Records for breaking a 22 year old NZ record for longest run at #1 on the RIANZ Official Top 40 Singles chart. 'Brother' Has now been at #1 for 10 consecutive weeks. The previous record for the longest run at #1 on the NZ Singles chart by a local act was previously set by the America's Cup-themed single 'Sailing Away' by All Of Us, which spent nine consecutive weeks at the top in 1986.

J. Williams hit the top 5 with 'Ghetto Flower' - Smashproof's next single - 'It's Friday' also debuted at #19 this week and David Dallas 'Indulge Me' Feat Devolo debuted at #38. Savage's 'Wild Out' is on the way out but still sitting at #34 and keep a keen eye for his new single and Video 'Hot Like Fire' in the next week or two.

South Auckland urban music has been dominating the charts this past year with Savage, Smashproof, Devolo, J. Williams and Mareko all in there at some point. Shouts to Nesian Mystik, P-Money & Vince Harder too!! We back!!! Keep supporting the movement!


Deceptikonz in Melbourne this Saturday (ANZAC Day)!

23rd April 2009

Deceptikonz will be in Melbourne for a one off show on ANZAC day - this Saturday April 25th at The Queensbridge Hotel. With DJ's Fingas, Pumba, Malosi & Joker. Our Wellington homies Beatrootz will also be supporting us for their first Australian show! Plus local support from James Holland & C4.

There may still be some $25 tickets available...
Email cleaosavaii@hotmail.com or call/ text 04 3367 1977.
Door Sales on the night will be $35

Click here to get more info from Facebook


PHOTOS: Savage 'Hot Like Fire' Video!

23rd April 2009

Over the past couple of weeks Savage has filmed his next two music videos. The first for his next single 'Hot Like Fire' was filmed at Opium in Auckland and various other locations around the city. It was a huge couple of days with some very beautiful girls coming through to bless the club shots. 'Hot Like Fire' is at radio now!

Click here for 'Hot Like Fire' photos - part 1

Check back soon for more 'Hot Like Fire' video pics and the video in the next week!


Splash - Lil Mark, Devolo & Ethical live at Rising Sun

SPLASH! Lil' Mark, Devolo, Ethical and more Live!

23rd April 2009

Get down to Rising Sun for Splash on Friday May 8th! Live performances from Devolo, Lil' Mark, Ethical and a special guest appearance by Indira. With support from DJ's Shady1 & Montana.

Heaps of giveaways and prizes including Vodafone top ups and Alize bottles! Click the flyer for more info.


Savage & Deceptikonz in Samoa!

15th April 2009

Savage arrived in Samoa last night from Auckland to film his latest music video “I Love The Islands” capturing the natural beauty of Samoa’s tropical landscape and culminating in the DIGICEL Bigger Better Savage ‘Return to the Island’ concert on Friday 17th April at Faleata Gym 1.

Big thanks to AGGIE GREYS HOTEL and Samoa Tourism Authority who are sponsoring the filming in Samoa.

Savage with be making special appearance today on local radio and TV programs before filming starts on Thursday.

Tickets for the DIGICEL Bigger Better Savage ‘Return to the Island’ concert are now available for $20 at DIGICEL Chan Mow, Vaimea and Salelologa Savaii.


Savage Island World Releases!

15th April 2009

That's right folks Savage continues his successful onslaught on the international market with confirmed album releases through Universal Records in Japan and Korea, look out for Savage to make noise with our Asian homies real soon!!.

Also this month marks Savage's entry into Europe with confirmed album releases in Germany & Switerland! Go Sav!


Deceptikonz in Melbourne next Saturday (ANZAC Day)!

15th April 2009

Deceptikonz will be in Melbourne for a one off show on ANZAC day - next Saturday April 25th at The Queensbridge Hotel. With DJ's Fingas, Pumba, Malosi & Joker. Plus local support from James Holland & C4.

Tickets $25 available now until this Saturday 18th April only!
Email cleaosavaii@hotmail.com or call/ text 04 3367 1977.
Door Sales on the night will be $35

Click here to get more info from Facebook





Dawn Raid Online Everywhere!

15th April 2009

Check us out, add us, follow us etc on Twitter / Facebook / Bebo and Myspace.

Each of these places will have different updates, music, videos and events posted so be sure to check em all out and always be sure to check back here for your Dawn Raid info every couple of days.


Savage - Wild Out Goes Gold!

8th April 2009

Savage's latest hit single "Wild Out" (Chooo Hooo) is now officially certified gold in New Zealand today this is Savage's 8th gold certification for a single or album and is brings a career total of 22 GOLD and PLATINUM records and singles for the Dawn Raid label. Savage is still holding strong at #10 this week in the Top 10 on the RIANZ Official NZ Top 40.

Savage's next single "Hot Like Fire" Featuring Rock City is at radio now the video was filmed on Saturday with some final shots being done last night around Auckland city. As usual we'll have the exclusive for you right here!


SAVAGE Covers New Back2Basics Magazine!

8th April 2009

The new issue of Back2Basics is instores now. The cover feature is Savage B2B profiles his rise to superstar status in the US and give you the inside line on how he selected his US label. Also in the mag is a feature on Smashproof and their new album The Weekend. Theres also stories on PNC, King Kapisi, Kingites, Tourettes, Maino, Nu-Mark, High Stakes and a extra large B-boy spread including Bodyrock 2009 and When Stylez Collide. Check it out in stores today.

www.back2basics.co.nz


PHOTOS: Savage - Myspace Secret Show - Wellington!

7th April 2009

Savage & Devolo had a hugely sucessful Myspace Secret Show at Secret Level in Lower Hutt last Thursday. Beatrootz were also in the house in support. Thanks to everyone who came out to see the boys perform! Special thanks to Julie from Myspace and Paul from Snapstar.co.nz who has a great review, interviews and pics up now at Snapstar.co.nz

Click here to check out the photos


Show Your Support For Stage 2!

3rd April 2009

South Auckland citizens please support Stage 2 of the development at Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre!

STAGE2 will bring an Olympic-level white water stadium and major cultural attraction to Manukau. The benefits will be millions of extra dollars
in revenue, more jobs and another world-class attraction – all for an extra 48 cents a week on the average Manukau rates bill. But only if you show your support now! It's quick and easy!

Head on over to the STAGE 2 Website to show your support!


Savage Myspace Secret Show!

1st April 2009

Savage will be performing for FREE in Wellington tomorrow for a Myspace Secret show - Heres what Myspace has to say:

"We are very excited to be presenting a MySpace Secret Show with global phenomenon Savage. Supporting him with be Devolo and Beatrootz. The show is in Wellington Tomorrow - Thursday April 2nd."

We can announce today that the show is at Secret Level, 229A High St, Lower Hutt City. Doors open 7pm - This is a FREE ALL AGES show - first come first served!



Savage Filming Two New Videos in NZ & Samoa!

1st April 2009

Savage is filming two videos in the next two weeks. The first for the new single "Hot Like Fire" will be filmed this weekend in Auckland once the boys return from their shows in Wellington.

The next video for "I Love The Islands" will be filmed in Samoa just after Easter. There will be a few special things happening over there... we'll have the full scoop and press release for you by weeks end.

Meanwhile Savage holds on to his Top 10 spot with "Wild Out" (Chooo Hooo) featuring Angel Dust & Baby Bash jumping back up to #8 again on the RIANZ Official Top 40 NZ Singles Chart this week.


Sweet & Irie New Single and Album News!

1st April 2009

Keep your ears to the radio to hear the new self titled Sweet & Irie single this week. Your favourite radio station should have it today so get requesting now!
You can check out "SWEET & IRIE" now on their Myspace page

In other Sweet & Irie news the album is very near completion and sounding like top shelf reggae... All the band has been hard at work adding their final touches. Look out for Sweet & Irie's self titled album due out in May.




Savage 'Hot Like Fire'!

26th March 2009

Keep your ears to the radio to hear the new Savage single "Hot Like Fire" featuring Akon's KonLive artists Rock City this week. Your favourite radio station should have it today so get requesting now!
You can check out "Hot Like Fire" now on Savage's Myspace page

Savage also holds on to his Top 10 spot with "Wild Out" (Chooo Hooo) featuring Angel Dust & Baby Bash at #9 on the RIANZ Official Top 40 NZ Singles Chart this week.

Download 'SAVAGE ISLAND' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA
Download 'WILD OUT' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA


Savage Performing At Bayfield 'Music On The Field' This Saturday!

26th March 2009

In the past Bayfield's MOTF has featured some of the biggest and most exciting names in New Zealand music, and 2009 is shaping up to be bigger and brighter than ever! It will be a brilliant day out for the children, parents and the whole community.

Performers on the day include: Dai Henwood, HOBO, The Fresh, Annabelle Fay, Jason Kerrison (Opshop), Ukebaileys, Savage, The Checks, ABBA Girls, Autozamm, The CVE & Damien Alexander (Blindspott)

This Saturday 28th March - Bayfield School - Clifton Road, Herne Bay.


Savage 'Wild Out' On NOW 29!

26th March 2009

Savage's latest Top 10 hit single "Wild Out" (Chooo Hooo) featuring Angel Dust & Baby Bash appears on the new NOW 29 CD. 18 Massive hits including Lily Allen, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Soulja Boy Tell'Em, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Kings Of Leon and Smashproof feat Gin Wigmore

Pick up your copy of NOW 29 - In stores & online NOW!


Savage In March Issue Of The Source!

18th March 2009

Savage makes an appearance in this months Source Magazine He "describes songs from his adventurous album 'Savage Island' " with Bear Frazer in the Rhyme & Reason section of the Reviews.

Click here to check out the article

www.thesource.com


Savage Holds Strong In The Charts!

18th March 2009

Savage also holds on to his Top 10 spot with "Wild Out" (Chooo Hooo) featuring Angel Dust & Baby Bash to be unmoved at #8 on the RIANZ Official Top 40 NZ Singles Chart this week.

Savage also drops just one spot on the RIANZ Official Top 40 NZ Albums Chart this week at #26.

Keep your ears to the radio to hear the new Savage single "Hot Like Fire" featuring Akon's KonLive artists Rock City in the coming weeks!

Download 'SAVAGE ISLAND' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA
Download 'WILD OUT' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA


Devolo & Pussycat Dolls Moving Up The Charts!

18th March 2009

Devolo's Australasian Remix of the Pussycat Dolls new hit 'Bottle Pop' has jumped 2 places this week to sit at #17 on the RIANZ Official Top 40 NZ Chart! Make sure you get your copy and vote for the song on radio!

Devolo also appears on the first single 'Indulge Me' from the new David Dallas album 'Something Awesome' Check the video out here.

Download 'BOTTLE POP' now from Vodafone | iTunes| digiRAMA
Download 'INDULGE ME' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA



Cleo Music Awards 2009 - Vote Now!

18th March 2009

Check out the The CLEO Music Awards 2009 over on the Cleo Website. You can vote for your favourite artists in a whole host of categories.

Savage is nominated for Best NZ hip hop artist/group and his album 'Savage Island' is nominated for The must-have NZ album of 08/09 which he is leading the charge in.

Savage needs your help so get your vote on! You can even win MP3 players just for voting!

Check out www.cleo.co.nz to vote now!


Devolo Helps Pussycat Dolls Into Top 20!

11th March 2009

Devolo's Australasian Remix of the Pussycat Dolls new hit 'Bottle Pop' has jumped 24 places this week to debut at #19 on the RIANZ Official Top 40 NZ Chart! Make sure you get your copy and vote for the song on radio! Click here to listen to the Bottle Pop Remix now

Devolo also appears on the first single 'Indulge Me' from the new David Dallas album 'Something Awesome' Check the video out here.

Download 'BOTTLE POP' now from Vodafone | iTunes| digiRAMA
Download 'INDULGE ME' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA


Savage Double Top 10's!

4th March 2009

Savage's second album Savage Island debuts on the RIANZ Top 40 album chart this week at #9. Congratulations to Savage on another Top 10 album!!

Savage also further solidifies his Top 10 single status with 'Wild Out' featuring Angel Dust & Baby Bash moving up 2 spots to #6 on the Official RIANZ Top 40 this week!

Download 'SAVAGE ISLAND' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA
Download 'WILD OUT' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA

Click here to check out the video for "WILD OUT"


PHOTOS: Rainbows End Savage Island Concert!

4th March 2009

Thanks to everyone who braved the rain for the evening and came out to the Rainbows End Savage Island Release Party Concert Extravaganza. The rain died off before 5:00pm and stayed away for the rest of the night. Everyone was treated to great performances by Devolo, Sweet & Irie, Mareko, J.Williams and of course the man of the moment Savage. Scribe jumped up with Sav for the Not Many Remix and his fellow Deceptikonz and Horsemen boys did their thing too.

Some very important people were in attendance including Universal CEO Adam Holt, Brendan Smyth from NZ On Air and Manukau Mayor Len Brown who presented Savage with his plaque for selling platinum (over 1 million) singles in the US. Savage then presented the Mayor and people of Manukau City and South Auckland a plaque to recognise them.

Click here to check out the photos


Rainbows End Savage Island Rain Or Shine!

27th February 2009

Make sure you get down to the Rainbows End Savage Island Release Party Concert Extravaganza tomorrow we are all set to go RAIN OR SHINE!!!! The concert area is undercover and theres plenty of shelter around... You don't want to miss this!!

Click here or the flyer for more info


Savage - Wild Out #8 On RIANZ Charts!

24th February 2009

Savage moved up 3 places this week on the RIANZ NZ Top 40 with "Wild Out" (Chooo Hooo) featuring Angel Dust & Baby Bash sitting at #8 this week. Savage adds another Top 10 hit to his resume and continues with his sucess in the USA.

Download 'WILD OUT' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA

Click here to check out the video for "WILD OUT"


Savage Island - In Stores, Online & Mobile Now!

24th February 2009

Savage's brand new album "Savage Island" feat Boo Yaa Tribe, Pitbull, Soulja Boy Tell'em, Sean P (Youngbloodz) and Rock City plus the Top 10 hit "Wild Out" (Chooo Hooo) featuring Angel Dust & Baby Bash is now in stores and online. Make sure you go out and grab your copy.

The physical CD version is recommended with its stunning cover art by the world famous PhotoDoctor Graphics. In store at The Warehouse, JB Hi Fi, CD Store and all other good music retailers now!

Click here to buy the CD now from SmokeCDs.com

Click here to buy the digital album now from digiRAMA


Rainbows End Savage Island Release Party and Concert Extravaganza!

24th February 2009

Mai FM & Dawn Raid Presents... Savage Rainbows End Concert Extravaganza! Rainbows End will transform into "Savage Island" from 6:00pm - 11:00pm this Saturday 28th of February for one night only to celebrate the release of Savage's new album.

Entry fee is $39 which includes unlimited rides on the night. Strictly an R14 event! C4 will be filming on the night and there will be supporting performances by Devolo, Sweet & Irie, Mareko and J.Williams.

For people that come to Rainbows End there will be a special deal on the night - You can buy the album "Savage Island" and a special Savage t-shirt for just $25!!!

"Savage Island" in stores online & mobile NOW!

Click here or the flyer for more info


Savage - Time Out Cover/ Story

16th February 2009

Check out today's NZ Herald to see Savage on the cover of Time Out magazine. There is a great article on Savage, his travels in the US and the album "Savage Island"

"From down and out in South Auckland to making music history in America, Savage is a hip-hop success story. And, on the eve of releasing his second album, he tells SCOTT KARA, he's now happy with his lot..."

Click here to check out the online version




Savage - Goes Back To School (Campbell Live - Video)

16th February 2009

"The past year has been a good one for kiwi hip-hop. Record label Dawn Raid has lived to see another day and leading the charge has been Savage, with the highest selling New Zealand single in US history.

Savage's new album "Savage Island" is being released this week, so life is good. However it was not always that way and he thanks his old school Wesley College for keeping him on the straight and narrow."

Click here to see the video and full story on TV3's Website




Dawn Raid Signs New Deal With Universal Music Australia

16th February 2009

Dawn Raid is officially back in Australia. Brotha D and Andy flew to Sydney last week and signed a new label deal with George Ash at Universal Music Australia. The first release in Australia will be "Savage Island" followed by records from Devolo, Deceptikonz and Sweet & Irie.

Dawn Raid Music Publishing has also resigned a new deal with our fantastic publisher for the past few years Universal Music Publishing Australia. The people responsible for placing "Swing" in Knocked Up, songs in Superbad and many other great placements.

Click here to check out the pics


Savage - Campbell Live Interview At Wesley College

16th February 2009

Savage returned to his former high school Wesley College last week as part of his exclusive interview with Campbell Live scheduled to go to air this week. The Wesley students performed an honourary haka for Savage with Savage returning the gesture by performing his latest hit single "Wild Out".

Thanks to Wesley College for hosting Savage for the day. Look out for the exclusive TV interview this week.

Click here to check out the photos


Devolo - Poppin' Bottles With Pussycat Dolls!

9th February 2009

After the success of Devolo's last two singles "Somebody" and "Too Shy" the Pussycat Dolls have asked Devolo to do a remix of their next single "Bottle Pop"

The original version from their latest album features Snoop Dogg & Kardinal Offishall. Devolo replaces them both for the Australasian remix which is at radio stations now!

Click here to listen to the Bottle Pop Remix now


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Wild Out Most Played Video & Record Of The Week on C4!

9th February 2009

Last week the new video for Savage's new single "Wild Out" (Chooo Hooo) Featuring Angel Dust & Baby Bash was the Record Of The Week on C4 TV this also made "Wild Out" the most played video across C4 all week!

C4 will also be filming at the Savage Island Rainbows End Concert Extravaganza at Rainbows End on the 28th of February for the release of Savage's album.

The album "Savage Island" in stores online & mobile Monday 23rd of February!

Click here to check out the video for "WILD OUT"


Savage Performing In Melbourne This Friday!

9th February 2009

Savage will be performing in Melbourne this Friday 13th of February at the grand opening of Fresh RNB Club at the Colonial Hotel. There will be support from Young Tjimba & The Yung Warriors and Alter Egoz (Payback Records). With DJ's Astyle, Simon Sez, Kalepe, Deadly, Ken Walker, Wasabi, Ortiz, Fingaz, Samzta & MC Rucl.

"Savage Island" in stores online & mobile in Austalia real soon!

Click here or the flyer for more info


Rainbows End Savage Island Release Party and Concert Extravaganza!

4th February 2009

Mai FM & Dawn Raid Presents... Savage Rainbows End Concert Extravaganza! Rainbows End will transform into "Savage Island" from 6:00pm - 11:00pm on Saturday 28th of February for one night only to celebrate the release of Savage's new album.

Entry fee is $39 which includes unlimited rides on the night. Strictly an R14 event! C4 will be filming on the night and there will be supporting performances by Devolo, Sweet & Irie, Mareko and J.Williams.

"Savage Island" in stores online & mobile Monday 23rd of February!

Click here or the flyer for more info


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Savage - Wild Out Debuts On RIANZ Chart

4th February 2009

Savage's latest single "Wild Out" (Chooo Hooo) featuring Angel Dust & Baby Bash debuted this week on the RIANZ Chart at #29. Text "SAVAGE" to "LIVE" (5483) on your Vodafone mobile now to download the track or get a full quality mp3 from vmusic.co.nz or if you prefer iTunes or digiRAMA

Keep requesting "Wild Out" at Radio and be sure to TEXT s153 to 4440 to see the 'WILD OUT' video on C4's Vodafone Select Live.

Devolo is also holding strong in the Top 40 with Too Shy and Mareko is sitting just outside the 40 with Them Eyes featuring J.Williams.

Download 'TOO SHY' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA
Download 'THEM EYES' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA

Click here to see the latest videos from Savage, Devolo & Mareko on our Youtube Channel and please subscribe!



PHOTOS: MIT Open Day

4th February 2009

The MIT Open Day this past Saturday was a great day! There werae some stand out performances by Savage, Devolo, Sweet & Irie, Mareko, Cydel, J.Williams & Trigger Theory. The MaiFM DJ's and Street Team were also there holding things down!

Click here to check out the pics from the day.




 

Savage Swings Into Record Books Selling Over 1.5 MIllion Singles In the US

30th January 2009

After a groundbreaking year in the US with Savage based between New York and LA pursuing his musical dream, Universal Republic and Dawn Raid Music are pleased to announce that Savage has made history with over 1.5 Million in combined digital singles making 'Swing' the highest selling NZ single in US history - and it’s still selling over 25,000 units a week as you read this!

To get the full story and the lowdown on Savage's exclusive "Savage Island" Release Party at Rainbows End check out the full press release.

Click here for the full press release (PDF)




SpasifikMag.com - Savage Interview

30th January 2009

Savage spoke with Spasifik Mag last week about the success of Swing in the US and his upcoming album "Savage Island"

"I'm happy with the album. I am really proud of it. I actually can't stop listening to it. I hope people appreciate the hard work I've put into it,"
he tells SPASIFIKmag.com in an exclusive interview.

Check out the full interview - Click here



 

MIT Open Day FREE Concert Featuring Savage & Devolo

28th January 2009

Come along to MIT Open Day this Saturday 31st January from 10:00am -1:00pm. Enjoy great free entertainment, games and give-aways and plenty of free parking. It'll be a great day.

Performances by Savage, Devolo, Sweet & Irie, Mareko, Cydel, J.Williams, Trigger Theory, Black Salt & DJ Shady 1. The MaiFM DJ's and Street Team will also be there!

Check out the MIT website for more information


 

FREE DOWNLOAD: Savage - Ridin' High Feat. Sean P (Youngbloodz)

28th January 2009

Savage's brand new album "Savage Island" feat Boo Yaa Tribe, Pitbull, Soulja Boy Tell'em, Sean P (Youngbloodz) and Rock City will be out in stores, mobile & online on Monday 23rd February in NZ

The first single from the album 'WILD OUT' Featuring Angel Dust & Baby Bash is currently receiving great support at radio and the video has just hit TV - TEXT s153 to 4440 to see the 'WILD OUT' video on C4's Vodafone Select Live. Download 'WILD OUT' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA

Click here to download Ridin' High featuring Sean P (Youngbloodz) off the new album for FREE.







EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Savage - WILD OUT (Chooo Hooo) Feat. Angel Dust & Baby Bash

22nd January 2009

As you know Savage has been working his ass off in the US this past year selling over 1.5 million copies of Swing, touring and recording his new album 'Savage Island'. The next single from 'Savage Island' is 'Wild Out' (Chooo Hooo) featuring Angel Dust & Baby Bash which has been blazing urban radio for the past few weeks. We have the exclusive clip for you right here... Filmed on Malibu Beach and Directed by Chris Graham.

Check out the video below or Click here to watch the high quality widescreen version (recommended)

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Click here for the photos from the video shoot!

Download 'WILD OUT' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA
The album SAVAGE ISLAND in stores mobile & online in NZ February 23rd!


Savage US Album Moves Up On Billboard Rap Charts!

13th January 2009

Savage's 2nd solo album and 1st for fans in the US "Savage Island", jumped up one spot to #25 on the Billboard Rap Charts this week also debuting at #12 on the Heatseekers Chart.

"Savage Island" feat Boo Yaa Tribe, Akon, Pitbull, Soulja Boy Tell'em, Sean P (Youngbloodz) and Rock City was released Dec 23rd in the US, and is scheduled for release early February in NZ.

We will have the brand new Savage video for "WILD OUT (CHOOO HOOO)" Feat. Angel Dust & Baby Bash up for you in the next week so keep your eyes and ears peeled for that!




New Savage & Mareko Singles Available Online & Mobile NOW!

13th January 2009

By now you will have heard Savage's latest single "Wild Out (Chooo Hooo)" Feat. Angel Dust & Baby Bash blazing local airwaves and clubs. "Wild Out" is the first single from his upcoming sophmore album "Savage Island" due for release in New Zealand on February 9th. Click one of the links below to cop this summer hit now from your favourite digital provider!

Download 'WILD OUT' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA

The latest single from Mareko's White Sunday 2: The Book Of Mark is the smooth "Them Eyes" Featuring J.Williams. Also tearing up local radio and TV airwaves. Click one of the links below to cop this summer hit now from your favourite digital provider!

Download 'THEM EYES' now from Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA

Click here to check out the "Them Eyes" Video

 


 

PHOTOS: Dawn Raid Xmas Party 2008!

13th January 2009

The 7th Annual DR Xmas Party was held on the 20th of December at Zen in Auckland city. A huge number of invited guests and free ticket winners from MaiFM packed out Zen for a great night of performances from some of our finest talent. Thanks to all of you who came along and made it such a great night!

Click here to check out the photos!


Savage US Album Debuts on Billboard & iTunes Rap Charts!

3rd January 2009

Savage's 2nd solo album and 1st for fans in the US "Savage Island", debuted at #26 on the Billboard Rap Charts and #53 on the Billboard R&B / Hip Hop Charts for the week starting Janurary 1st 2009. This is the first time in history a NZ/Aus Hip Hop artist has ever appeared in the prestigious Billboard hip hop album charts and it's an incredible accomplishment for urban polynesian and NZ/Aus Hip Hop.
"Savage Island" also made the Top 20 on iTunes Hip Hop albums at #20 solidifying his already solid online following.
Savage said "Although I would have liked to have sold a lot more first week, I'm happy to just be in the game in the US and able to continue to make history for our side of the world".

"Savage Island" feat Boo Yaa Tribe, Akon, Pitbull, Soulja Boy Tell'em, Sean P (Youngbloodz) and Rock City was released Dec 23rd in the US, and is scheduled for release late Jan, early Feb in NZ.


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