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ARTWORK: MONSTA - Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself EP - Back Tray!

7th May 2010

Heres the back of the CD tray artwork/ tracklisting for Monsta's "Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself" EP. In stores and online May 24th. Check below for a track off the Ep. 'Kalifornia' Featuring Akon & Yukmouth!

FREE Download: MONSTA - Kalifornia Feat. Akon!

7th May 2010

Here's a free track for you from Monsta's "Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself" EP. In stores and online May 24th. 'Kalifornia' Featuring Akon & Yukmouth!

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EVENT: Scribe VS Savage - The Battle Of The Century Tour - Republic Bar, Manukau!

7th May 2010

We have a very special limited offer for tonights Scribe vs Savage Battle Of The Century Tour. Click onto the below link and enter the password "BATTLE" and your tickets are only $20 (plus booking fee)

Click here to buy tickets NOW!

Scribe VS Savage tickets click here - On sale now

Click through for ticket sales to all shows on the tour!

SNAPSTAR VIDEO: Pasifika Festival!

5th May 2010

Pacifika Festival 2010 from SnapStar TV. Check it out... Featuring Fiji, Sweet & Irie, J. Williams, Brotha D & Andy. Hosted by the lovely Teuila Blakely.

ARTWORK: MONSTA - Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself - The EP Vol. 1!

28th April 2010

Monsta Ganjah - Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself

For those of you that don't know about MONSTA aka Monsta Ganjah... This EP is a quick lesson. Monsta is from Long Beach, California and is a part of Yukmouth (of Tha Luniz) - The Regime along with Tech N9ne and more.. Both Yuk & Tech N9ne feature on the EP as does Mareko & Planet Asia!

Available in stores and online late May. Check out Monsta on MySpace

PHOTOS: Scribe Vs Savage - Timaru!

28th April 2010

Last week Scribe & Savage took to the road to start the Scribe Vs Savage "Battle Of The Century Tour". The tour kicked off with 2 shows in Timaru and the next in Christchurch. See the link below for some pics from Timaru.

Devolo Rocker Girl Video shoot

Scribe VS Savage tickets click here - On sale now

Click here to see the rest of the photos.

PHOTOS: MONSTA - This Is The Reason Part 2!

28th April 2010

Check out some pics below from the shoot. Stay locked for the video this time next week!

Devolo Rocker Girl Video shoot

Devolo Rocker Girl Video shoot

Devolo Rocker Girl Video shoot

Devolo Rocker Girl Video shoot

VIDEO: Scribe - The Crusader VS Savage - Bodysnatcher "The Battle Of The Century Tour"!

15th April 2010

Click here for ticket sales!

VIDEO: Devolo - Rocker Girl!

14th April 2010

Single available now from iTunes | Vodafone | Telecom & digiRAMA

PHOTOS: Devolo - Rocker Girl Video Shoot!

9th April 2010

Last Thursday we filmed the video for Devolo's "Rocker Girl". The digital single will be available on Monday 12th of April from iTunes, Vodafone, digiRAMA & Telecom. Check back early next week for the exclusive on the video!

Devolo Rocker Girl Video shoot

Devolo Rocker Girl Video shoot

Devolo Rocker Girl Video shoot

Devolo Rocker Girl Video shoot

Devolo Rocker Girl Video shoot

Listen to Rocker Girl now on Devolo's MySpace. Digital single available April 12th from the usuals.

ARTWORK: Devolo - Rocker Girl!

31st March 2010

Devolo - Rocker Girl

Listen to Rocker Girl now on Devolo's MySpace. Digital single available April 12th from the usuals.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Scribe VS Savage - The Battle Of The Century Tour!

29th March 2010

Scribe VS Savage tickets click here - On sale now

Click through for ticket sales to all shows on the tour!

EVENT: Scribe VS Savage - The Battle Of The Century Tour!

25th March 2010

In the red corner hailing from South Auckland, founding member of New Zealand most prolific Hip Hop group the Deceptikonz, multi-platinum selling solo artist,  the first NZ hip hop artist to sell 2 million singles in the USA... ladies and gentlemen we present... the Bodysnatcher... SAVAGE!

In the blue corner, hailing from Christchurch,  the holder of the longest charting single in NZ, the artist who has sold over a quarter of a million albums in Australia and New Zealand, the MC Australasian Rolling Stone readers voted their second-favourite rapper (after Eminem)... ladies and gentleman welcome to the floor... the Crusader... SCRIBE!

At the recent I Love the Island's Samoa Benefit tour, one of the outstanding highlights was the battle between two of New Zealand’s top MC's - Scribe and Savage. The show was such a hit with the audiences, the rappers decided it would be fun to go on a nationwide tour. Click here to see the full press release

Pasifika: The Collection - #1 Again On The RIANZ Official Compilations Chart!

25th March 2010

Thanks for your continued support of Pasifika: The Collection. It went straight to #1 in it's first week of sales and held on to the top spot again this week! It's also #1 on the IMNZ Charts and we have 4 tracks in the IMNZ Airplay chart this week too!

EVENT: Sweet & Irie, Devolo & More To Perform At Aitutaki Arise - Tonight/ Tomorrow!

22nd March 2010

Big ups to the big name NZ music stars have given their time and performances for the Aitutaki Arise Cyclone Pat Relief Fund Concert. Devolo performs tonight with Ardijah, Smashproof, Annie Crummer, King Kapisi, Nesian Mystik, Che Fu and many more. Check out Sweet & Irie tomorrow with Tiki, P-Digsss, Brother Love and many more! Get to Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre tonight and tomorrow and show your support!

SNAPSTAR VIDEO: Savage At Dunedin O-Week!

22nd March 2010

Thanks to SnapStar for this awesome video of Savage performing at Starters Bar in Dunedin on Wednesday 24th of February. Check out all the lastest Photos & Videos from the best events over at SnapStar.co.nz now!

Pasifika: The Collection - #1 On The RIANZ Official Compilations Chart!

16th March 2010

Thanks to all who supported Pasifika: The Collection. It went straight to #1 in it's first week of sales! Shouts also to the bro's J.Williams & Scribe getting to #1 on the singles chart with "You Got Me".

Pasifika: The Collection - $30 With FREE T-Shirt Only At Pasfika Festival - This Saturday!

10th March 2010

Pasifika: The Collection - Compilation In Stores Today!

8th March 2010

VIDEO: P-Money - Say Yeah ft. David Dallas & Aaradhna!

8th March 2010

Hot out of the editing suite the brand new P-Money single featuring David Dallas and our very own Aaradhna. Single available 22nd March from the usuals.

EXCLUSIVE: FREE Download - Monsta Ganjah - This Is The Reason Part 2

3rd March 2010

To celebrate the release of Brotha D & The Dawn Raid Family Volume 2 album and the signing on Monsta Ganjah to Dawn Raid we have decided to bless you with one more FREE download... Monsta Ganjah - This Is The Reason Part 2. Get your copy of the album now from The Warehouse or online at iTunes | digiRAMA | MightyApe.co.nz

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Brotha D & The Dawn Raid Family Album In Stores Now!

2nd March 2010

That's right people the Brotha D & The Dawn Raid Family Volume 2 album is in stores and online now! Get your copy from The Warehouse or online at iTunes | digiRAMA | MightyApe.co.nz

More Chart Love For Frisko - #1 IMNZ Airplay Again!

25th February 2010

Congratulations to Brotha D, Frisko & J-Son - "Come Back (Next To You)" is #1 on the Independent Music NZ Airplay charts! The momentum keeps building for tracks from Brotha D & The Dawn Raid Family Volume 2 album with Frisko & Aaradhna also coming back into the IMNZ Airplay chart at #10 with "We Back". Album in stores and online Monday 1st March.

Mai FM Presents: Brotha D & The Dawn Raid Family Volume 2 Album Release at Rising Sun!

24th February 2010

This Saturday 27th of February is the official album release party for the Brotha D and The Dawn Raid Family Vol 2 - compilation album presented by Mai Fm. The night will feature performances from Sweet & Irie, Aaradhna, Frisko, Devolo and live from the US Monsta Ganjah performing all new music from the album including the hits "Music (makes The World Go Round", "Rocker Girl" and "This is The Reason" Give aways and prizes on the night so get down to Rising Sun - 373 K'Road, Auckland City - doors open 10:00pm to late. TICKETS EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE BY LISTENING TO MAI FM OR VIP LIST ONLY.

EXCLUSIVE: Monsta Ganjah Signs With Dawn Raid!

17th February 2010

Andy "YDNA" Murnane, Monsta Ganjah, Adam Holt - CEO Universal NZ, Brotha D

It's official! Long Beach California and longtime affiliate of Boo Yaa Tribe and Yukmouth's - The Regime, Monsta Ganjah has signed and exclusive deal with Dawn Raid Entertainment / Universal Records. The new deal is a partnership between Dawn Raid and Monsta's Sour Diesel Muzik / A.T Management that will see the release of his debut album in 2010.

Monsta has already started work in the studio and you can expect new music from this established West Coast MC on the radio real soon!!

Pasifika: The Collection (2CD) In Stores March 8th!

17th February 2010


To coincide with the 2010 Pasifika Festival, Dawn Raid Entertainment and Universal Music will release Pasifika: The Collection on March 8th 2010, the first ever Double CD Collection featuring all the greatest hits from the South Pacific. The track listing of 40 timeless hits includes seven New Zealand #1 singles and over 20 RIANZ Top 20 songs. With features from established names like Nesian Mystik, Elvis Presley, Herbs, Tiki Taane and Savage, alongside fresh new talent like J. Williams, Smashproof and Spacifix, this album is a must have for any CD collection.

Pasifika: The Collection is the official CD of the 2010 Pasifika Festival and is the first inaugural release for the partnership, with a planned Pasifika branded disc for the next 3 years.

Click here for the full PRESS RELEASE

Tracklisting Disc 1:

01 - OMC - ‘How Bizarre'
02 - Nesian Mystik - 'Nesian 101'
03 - Yandall Sisters - 'Sweet Inspiration'
04 - Annie Crummer Ft. Herbs - 'See What Love Can Do'
05 - Elvis Presley - 'Hawaiian Wedding Song'
06 - Adeaze Ft. Aaradhna - 'Getting Stronger'
07 - Sisters Underground - 'In The Neighbourhood'
08 - Savage Ft. Baby Bash & Angel Dust - 'Wild Out'
09 - J. Williams - 'Stand With You'
10 - Te Vaka - 'Pate Pate'
11 - Herbs - 'French Letter'
12 - Brother Love - 'Roimata ( Have You Ever Loved A Woman)'
13 - Ardijah - 'Time Makes The Wine'
14 - Smashproof Ft. Gin - 'Brother'
15 - Mareko Feat Baby Down & Aaradhna - 'Soul Food (Island Way)'
16 - Horsemen Family Ft. Sweet & Irie - 'Feels Like Magic'
17 - Che- Fu - 'Waka'
18 - Cydel 'Luv Is'
19 - AKA Brown Ft. Dave Dobbyn - 'Beside You'
20 - The Jets - 'Crush On You'

Tracklisting Disc 2:

01 - Herbs - 'Long Ago'
02 - Katchafire - 'Giddy Up'
03 - Tiki Taane - 'Always On My Mind'
04 - Adeaze - 'A Life With You'
05 - Scribe - 'Dreaming'
06 - Nesian Mystik - 'Nesian Style'
07 - Boo Yaa Tribe - 'Psyko Funk'
08 - Spacifix - 'Sunshine Day'
09 - Sweet & Irie - 'Sweet & Irie'
10 - Feelstyle Ft. Mareko, Flowz & Lapi Mariner - 'I Do Believe (Remix)'
11 - Jamoa Jam - 'Knowing You'
12 - Fuemana - 'Closer'
13 - Lost Tribe - 'Summer In The Winter'
14 - Savage Ft. Rock City - 'I Love The Islands'
15 - Zipso - 'Fika Mai Le Pese'
16 - Moizna - 'Just Another Day'
17 - King Kapisi - 'Screams From The Old Plantation'
18 - Chong-Nee - 'More Than You Know'
19 - Mr Tee Ft. Ben Vai - 'Popole Ia Oe'x
20 - Angela Afeaki - 'Happy Happy Tonga'

EXCLUSIVE: FREE Download - Mareko - Rated R!

17th February 2010

Things are going crazy at Dawn Raid right now! DKONZ been going hard in the studio with Twice As Nice recording their new album, We have the huge upcoming Pasifika: The Collection compilation but not forgetting Brotha D & The Dawn Raid Family Volume 2 hits stores and all good online sellers Monday 1st of March!

Big Rex goes in on this self produced track from the album...

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12th February 2010

Brotha D & The Dawn Raid Family Volume 2 Album Cover & Tracklist!

12th February 2010


01 - Come Back (Next To You) - Brotha D feat. Frisko & J-Son
02 - Need Me - Mark Antony
03 - Music (Makes The World Go Round) - Frisko feat. Aaradhna
04 - Rocker Girl - Devolo
05 - The Love That Comes From You - Sweet & Irie
06 - We Back - Frisko feat. Aaradhna
07 - This Is The Reason Part 2 - Monsta Ganjah
08 - Live It Up Remix - Roscoe Umali feat. E-40, Savage & Bobby Valentino
09 - What Up Uce! - Sa.Mo.Ends feat. Savage
10 - Rated R - Mareko
11 - New Era - The 7
12 - Putting in work - Deceptikonz
13 - Say What You Wanna Say - Brotha D & Dawn Raid Family
14 - Bring You Down - Beatrootz

EXCLUSIVE: Dawn Raid New Artist Signing Announcement!

12th February 2010

After some long negotiation Dawn Raid has signed an exclusive deal with one of the South Pacific's leading Hip Hop stars that's been putting in serious work for the last 2 years releasing music in the US, Australia and NZ, check in next week to see who has officially joined the Dawn Raid label.

This signing is sure to get people talking and will be a big project to look forward to in 2010!!

Brotha D & The Dawn Raid Family Volume 2 Album Poster!

9th February 2010

Rest In Peace - Pauly Fuemana

3rd February 2010

We recieved the sad news on Sunday that Pauly Fuemana had passed away at North Shore Hospital after a short illness. Pauly's song "How Bizarre" recorded under the name OMC still remains the highest selling NZ single worldwide after it shot to fame in 1995.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Christina, Tony & the Fuemana family.

GIG - Sweet & Irie To Play At Nga Puhi Festival This Saturday - Kaikohe!

28th January 2010

Kaikohe is gearing up to host the fourth Ngapuhi Festival bringing together and celebrating one of New Zealands largest iwi. The Ngapuhi festival is back and this time it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The festival culminates on the weekend, Northland and Auckland anniversary weekend, with two days of Ngapuhi musicians, performers, stalls, kai and whanaungatanga, including Katchafire, Anika Moa, Ruia Aperahama and Sweet & Irie.

GIG - Sweet & Irie To Play At Waitangi Day Festival - Manukau!

28th January 2010

The crowd at Manukau's Waitangi Day Family Celebrations will be in for one of Aotearoa's most powerful and exciting live performances when Sweet & Irie and Kora take to the stage.

The event will be taking place on Waitangi Day, Saturday 6th February, 10am-6pm, Barry Curtis Park, Chapel Road, Flat Bush

PHOTOS - Sweet & Irie At Raggamuffin 2010 In Rotorua!

27th January 2010

What an awesome day last Saturday in Rotorua - 30,000 people turned out for Raggamuffin 2010. Sweet & Irie performed amongst reggae royalty on a day they will never forget! Thank to all who came out and showed love!

Click here to check out the photos

Sweet & Irie At RAGGAMUFFIN This Saturday!

21st January 2010

Thats right people it's that time of year once again! Raggamuffin is happening this Saturday 23rd of January in Rotorua. Your favourite sunshine reggae band Sweet & Irie will be performing early in the day so get there in the morning to make the most of your day!!

Due to the earthquakes in Haiti Wyclef Jean will no longer be making the trip to Raggamuffin but Lauryn Hill will now be performing her own set with her own band and Sly & Robbie will be performing their own set. House Of Shem also join the line up!

Happy New Year! Welcome To 2010!

14th January 2010

Welcome to another year fans, friends and family! Heres hoping you all had a safe and happy Christmas & New Year break!

Big thanks to all of you out there who continue to support the movement! It was great to finish off last year with Frisko & Aaradhna's single "Music (Makes The World Go Around)" at #15 on the RIANZ chart and #1 on the IMNZ Singles & Airplay charts. Check out the story below for the word on what we have coming up for this year...

"Music (Makes the World Go Round)" available now through Vodafone | iTunes | digiRAMA & Telecom.

New Brotha D & The Dawn Raid Family Compilation Album Out February!

14th January 2010

We start the year off with a bang once again! The brand new Dawn Raid compilation album - Brotha D & The Dawn Raid Family Volume 2 will be in stores and online late February. We have a stella lineup of artists on this one from the stars of Dawn Raid to some of our US friends the album is filled with heat!

Volume 2 features Frisko & Aaradhna'sTop 20 hit "Music (Makes the World Go Round)" as the first single. Also featuring appearances from Brotha D, Savage, E-40, Devolo, Bobby Valentino, Roscoe Umali, Mareko, Monsta Ganjah, Sweet & Irie, J-Son, Mark Antony, Sa.Mo,Ends, The 7 & Beatrootz with production by Twice As Nice, FBI, DJ Montana & Mareko.

To kick things off we have a best of both worlds track for FREE download. Our boys Sa.Mo.Ends from the US featuring Savage - Whats Up Uce!

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PHOTOS - DR Xmas Party 2009!

14th January 2010

At Dawn Raid as well as starting the new year with a bang we always send the past year off with an even bigger one... Our famous annual Christmas parties.

The 8th Annual Dawn Raid Xmas Party 2009 was once again at Zen in Auckland City and featured performances by Savage, Frisko, Aaradhna, Sweet & Irie, DJ Shady1 & DJ Bounce. It was a huge night as it usually is!

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