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Merry Christmas From Dawn Raid!

23rd December 2010

2010 has been a huge year for our label with chart topping releases in NZ & the US from Deceptikonz, Savage & MONSTA Feat J-Boog!

The creation and merger with Dirty Records and Issac Promotions to form the Frequency Media Group is a true highlight of the year with many exciting developments including the launch of 40 Days Touring and the signing of two US label deals with SMC / Fontana for Savage & Monsta and the ground breaking deal with David Dallas signing to Duck Down in New York.

At this time of the year, we like to personally acknowledge all our faithful supporters, fans, friends & family who are part of Dawn Raid music's success and we appreciate all the support for the poly movement around the world, believe us with the new office set up in Hollywood we ain't stopping anytime soon...

Look forward to new albums in 2011 from:

- DAVID DALLAS
- MONSTA + THE JACKA
- SAVAGE
- AARADHNA
- PACIFIC REGGAE VOL 1
- U.S DAWN RAID & DIRTY RECORDS 10 YEARS OF HITS CATALOGUE RELEASE


SAVAGE & MONSTA Cover MURDER DOG Magazine!

13th December 2010 - Updated 17th December

Legendary US Rap / Hip Hop Magazine Murder Dog's new issue features none other than MONSTA & Savage on the cover. Savage talks about his recently released compilation album The Tribal Council and MONSTA speaks on his upcoming album "Pacific Coast Highway" in stores in the US in Fabruary.

Click here to check out the digital version will be online at www.murderdog.com


FREE Download: DAVID DALLAS - Sideline Featuring Che Fu!

17th December

David Dallas – "This one's for you N.Z - Thanks to everyone for the support and kind words around everything that's been happening in the U.S. I know it's been a long wait to hear some new stuff, hopefully we've made something worthy of addition to your summer BBQ soundtrack.

Produced by Fire & Ice, shouts to the living legend Che Fu, P-Money, Toma, 20man and Evan Short. I'm bout to pack my suitcase and catch the flight home now. If you dig it, please feel free to share the song round, and holla at me on Facebook too.

Can't wait to get home, see my girl, eat some decent food, and hopefully hear this song playin out the window of someones Corolla. Shot bros"

Sideline (ft Che Fu) by David Dallas

David Dallas – "Sideline" feat. Che Fu [Download]


VIDEO DrJays.com's Salute The DJ Photoshoot ft. P-Money with DJ Premier, Kid Capri & Just Blaze

9th December 2010

Shout out to Boss Lady at DrJays.com who brought together pretty much every important DJ in the game for their 2010 Salute The DJ ad campaign and it was a straight up love fest. In this clip, Boss Lady talks to P-Money along with legends of the game DJ Premier, Just Blaze, DJ Enuff, Tony Touch, Kid Capri and many others about why they do what they do and who influenced them to do it.

Check out the story on NahRight.com


VIDEO: Duck Down x David Dallas 'Coming To America' Part 1

9th December 2010

David Dallas, moves from his home city of Auckland to New York City in hopes of finding hip-hop success in the big apple. Part 1 of his 'Coming To America' series takes place in his new Harlem apartment as he discusses his #1 selling rap albums in New Zealand and what's next for his transition to the States, including his recent partnership with Duck Down Music. Stay tuned for Part 2 later this month as we explore his life in Auckland, New Zealand.


BUY MONSTA'S SINGLE & BE IN TO WIN A TRIP TO SAMOA - LAST WEEK TO GET YOUR ENTRIES IN!

7th December 2010

WIN A TRIP TO SAMOA Buy MONSTA - THIS IS LOVE single from vodafone for just $1.50 to enter NOW!

This week is the week to get all your entries in! Huge thanks to Polynesian Blue, Aggie Grey's Lagoon Resort & Spa, Mai FM & Vodafone for this! That's right all you have to do is buy the MONSTA - This Is Love feat. J-BOOG single from Vodafone for the low low price of $1.50 before 12:00pm Friday December 10th and you'll be automatically in the draw to win a trip for 2 to Samoa, staying at Aggie Greys Lagoon Resort & Spa (includes return airport transfers & breakfast daily)! You can enter as many times as you like. Also listen to Hayden Hare on Mai FM Drivetime for extra chances to win!!

For full terms and conditions see www.maifm.co.nz


Savage, Bulletproof, Julia Deans, Ethical, Maitreya & More Cover The New Rip It Up Summer Edition!

7th December 2010

Check out the HUGE new Rip It Up magazine summer issue out in stores now!


David Dallas Signs To Duck Down!

1st December 2010

"Popular New Zealand rapper David Dallas partners with Duck Down Music as the MC moves to America and makes his mark on hip-hop's Mecca.

They say if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. Well, rapper David Dallas has already made his mark overseas in his native New Zealand. Now the half-Samoan MC has inked a P & D and marketing deal with Duck Down Music and looks to conquer hip-hop's birthplace.

"Most of the artists that I look up to and like come from America," says Dallas, whose 2009 album Something Awesome reached No. 1 on New Zealand's iTunes chart. "I want to do stuff that's to the level of American artists, but I don't want to lose my identity and I don’t think I do."

The unique deal that Dallas signed with Duck Down is in conjunction with Dawn Raid Entertainment LLC and Dirty Management. David has been signed to Dirty Records/Management since 2005. Dawn Raid and Dirty Management are two iconic international Hip-Hop labels based in Auckland, New Zealand. The prolific labels have released Gold and Platinum selling records for over 15 years in the Asia/pacific territory with marquee artists Savage, Scribe, P-Money and Deceptikonz. Collectively the labels have sold over 3 Million records worldwide across 50 releases. "

After the single "Swing," by Samoan rapper Savage broke the Billboard 100 in 2008 and was subsequently certified 2xs platinum by the RIAA in 2009, Dawn Raid Entertainment and Dirty Management set their sights on establishing their brand of international Hip-Hop in North America. David Dallas is the first priority act under the new P&D and Marketing deal with Duck Down Music.

Duck Down Music is an independent Hip-Hop label and Music Marketing Company based in New York City, which just celebrated its 15-year anniversary. The label is home to authentic Hip Hop Acts such as 9th Wonder & Buckshot, Pharoahe Monch, Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun, Sean Price and Skyzoo to name a few. As a brand Duck Down has released over 35 albums and sold over 3 million records collectively.

Ultimately the alliance allows David Dallas to tap into resources that weren't available to him in his native country, while at the same time continuing to capitalize off of his already growing buzz outside of the U.S. "Because I'm in New Zealand the music never gets exposed on a major level and that sucks," says the MC. "We said, 'Shit we need to try to get over here and do something'."

Now with Duck Down in the fold, David Dallas plans to release a free Internet-only album, The Rose Tint early next year. After that? "Just blow up and be a millionaire basically," Dallas says jokingly.

Now that's the American dream.

For more information on David Dallas visit: daviddallas.co.nz | DuckDown.com


BIG Announcement Coming Tomorrow! Check Back In The Morning...

30th November 2010

We have a BIG announcement to make tomorrow morning. We can't speak too much on it right now but keep a watchful eye on the your favourite sites on the web and all will be revealed!


BUY MONSTA'S SINGLE & BE IN TO WIN A TRIP TO SAMOA - COMPETITION EXTENDED!

29th November 2010

WIN A TRIP TO SAMOA Buy MONSTA - THIS IS LOVE single from vodafone for just $1.50 to enter NOW!

We have extended the competition for an extra week - so you still have 2 weeks to get all your entries in! Huge thanks to Polynesian Blue, Aggie Grey's Lagoon Resort & Spa, Mai FM & Vodafone for this! That's right all you have to do is buy the MONSTA - This Is Love feat. J-BOOG single from Vodafone for the low low price of $1.50 before 12:00pm Friday December 10th and you'll be automatically in the draw to win a trip for 2 to Samoa, staying at Aggie Greys Lagoon Resort & Spa (includes return airport transfers & breakfast daily)! You can enter as many times as you like. Also listen to Hayden Hare on Mai FM Drivetime for extra chances to win!!

For full terms and conditions see www.maifm.co.nz


HIP HOP HIGH - TVNZ ON DEMAND!

29th November 2010

Savage's brand new TV show Hip Hop High rolls into it's third week of six. Check out what the kids are upto this week below.

If you want to catch up check out Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3


BUY MONSTA'S SINGLE & BE IN TO WIN A TRIP TO SAMOA!

24th November 2010

WIN A TRIP TO SAMOA Buy MONSTA - THIS IS LOVE single from vodafone for just $1.50 to enter NOW!

Huge thanks to Polynesian Blue, Aggie Grey's Lagoon Resort & Spa, Mai FM & Vodafone for this! That's right all you have to do is buy the MONSTA - This Is Love feat. J-BOOG single from Vodafone for the low low price of $1.50 before 3:00pm Friday December 3rd and you'll be automatically in the draw to win a trip for 2 to Samoa, staying at Aggie Greys Lagoon Resort & Spa (includes return airport transfers & breakfast daily)! You can enter as many times as you like. Also listen to Hayden Hare on Mai FM Drivetime for extra chances to win!

For full terms and conditions see www.maifm.co.nz


HIP HOP HIGH DEBUT - HIGHEST RATED SHOW ON TV!

15th November 2010

Savage's brand new TV show Hip Hop High debuted on TV2 over the weekend with the highest ratings of any show durings its peak 5:30pm Saturday evening timeslot! The first episode set the scene for the show with the four elements of Hip Hop being taught by the masters; Scribe, Askew, DJ Sirvere & more over the coming episodes & four more gold records up for grabs!

If you missed the show and want to catch up click here to check out Hip Hop High on TVNZ On Demand.


MONSTA - Pacific Coast Highway - Album Release Party!

15th November 2010

Check out the photos from MONSTA's Release Party at Zen last Thursday...


SAVAGE HOLLYWOOD SHOW - SOLD OUT!

9th November 2010

Check out the photos from Savage, MONSTA & Yukmouth's sold out performance at Ecco Ultra Lounge, plus Reggae night with the homie JBOOG at Club La Vida, Hollywood, CA this past Friday. Shout out to all the people that came out to support!

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SAVAGE: Hip Hop High TV Show!

8th November 2010

New Zealand's biggest selling hip hop artist and the South Auckland godfather of hip hop, Savage, is going back to school.

The bling-encrusted rapper has accepted the challenge of turning a classroom of traditional South Island students into hip hop elite, in Hip Hop High.

Deep in the heartland of New Zealand are two of the oldest schools in the country, Otago Boys and Otago Girls High Schools.

These traditional South Island schools are known for their imposing Victorian architecture, proud academic and sporting history and their traditions. Now, Otago Boys and Girls are set for an infusion of unadulterated South Auckland hip hop, Savage-style.

In just six weeks, Savage will turn a class of classically trained musicians, dance, poetry and sports-mad students from Dunedin's most prestigious schools into a hip hop crew with killer beats, street style and hip hop attitude.

Each week, Hip Hop High follows the journey of the students, from their first auditions through to the pressures of learning to rhyme, scratch, dance and rap.

From MCing, composing lyrics and music beats, break dancing, krumping, DJing, rapping, mixing, beat boxing, the lingo, the look and the attitude - these Dunedin youngsters are embarking on a Hip Hop voyage of discovery.

And Savage too, will have to embrace New Zealand's heartland, if he is going to earn the respect and admiration of his new crew.

From supporting the school's 1st XV, singing in the school's choir or attending a haggis-eating ceremony, Savage will learn the South Island ropes Dunedin-style.

But what the students don't know is that the kids who come top of the Hip Hop class will travel to the home of Hip Hop, New York City, to perform with Savage at a famous New York Hip Hop club in front of Universal Records.


SAVAGE: THE TRIBAL COUNCIL ALBUM #108 US ITUNES TOP 200 HIP HOP/ RAP ALBUMS!

5th November 2010

Savage's US release of The Tribal Council has pushed its way further up the US iTunes Top 200 Hip Hop albums... After being at #188 earlier in the week sales have pushed it up to #155 then to #140 - This morning it's sitting at #108. Thanks to our US fans for the support so far if you haven't got your copy click here to buy now! (USA iTunes only)


MONSTA "Pacific Coast Highway" Album Release Party!

3rd November 2010

MONSTA Pacific Coast Highway Release Party

MAI FM, Sour Diesel Muzik & Dawn Raid present… MONSTA - Pacific Coast Highway exclusive album release party. Featuring performances from MONSTA with very special guests Savage, Aaradhna & more! Thursday 11th November at ZEN, 17 Albert street, Auckland city. FREE before 11pm.


Savage: The Tribal Council album cracks US iTunes Top 200 Hip Hop/ Rap Albums!

3rd November 2010

Savage's US release of The Tribal Council has cracked the US iTunes Top 200 Hip Hop albums... After being at #188 earlier today sales have pushed it up to #155. Click here to buy your copy now! (USA iTunes only)


MONSTA Album "Pacific Coast Highway" In Stores & Online Now!

2nd November 2010

Thats right the long awaited debut album from MONSTA aka Monsta Ganjah is in stores and online in NZ this NOW! Get your copy from JB Hi-Fi in Manukau or New Lynn and recieve a FREE: MONSTA x The Regime Dragon t-shirt - while stocks last. Or click here to buy MONSTA - Pacific Coast Highway now on iTunes


MONSTA Album "Pacific Coast Highway" In Stores Monday + FREE T-Shirt Offer!

29th October 2010

Thats right the long awaited debut album from MONSTA aka Monsta Ganjah is in stores and online in NZ this coming Monday 1st of November. Get your copy from JB Hi-Fi in Manukau or New Lynn and recieve a FREE: MONSTA x The Regime Dragon t-shirt - while stocks last.


Sweet & Irie Gigs Next Weekend!

22nd October 2010


EXCLUSIVE FREE DOWNLOAD: MONSTA - "Brand New" Featuring The Jacka (Mob Figaz)!

19th October 2010

MONSTA - Brand New

Here is yet another dope street single from the "Pacific Coast Highway" album which is in stores and online November 1st. "Brand New" features The Jacka of the Mob Figaz and is produced by Twice As Nice. Pass it on.

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


Savage, MONSTA & Yukmouth On Tour In Oregon!

19th October 2010

Check out some pics below of Monsta & Yukmouth supporting Savage on The Tribal Council Release Tour. Pics from the first two shows - Portland & Salem, Oregon.


MONSTA DEBUTS AT #23 ON THE RIANZ OFFICIAL TOP 40 SINGLE CHARTS!

14th October 2010


After just its second week online & on the airwaves MONSTA's beautiful new single "This Is Love" featuring J-Boog has debuted at #23 on the RIANZ Official Top 40 Singles Chart! A huge leap of 22 places from last week! "This Is Love" has already had over 60,000 views on youtube and moved from #11 - #10 on the Urban Radio Chart and jumped 11 places on the Radioscope 100 chart to sit inside the top 50 songs on NZ radio at #46. While we are happy with the reso we need your help this week coming - if you love the song we have some special offers for you. If you buy "This Is Love" now from iTunes you get a FREE bonus track - "Wesperados" or if you buy from Vodafone on your mobile you can buy the track for just $1.50!!!

 


ALBUM ARTWORK & TRACKLIST: MONSTA - Pacific Coast Highway!

12th October 2010

1. Brand New Feat. The Jacka (Mob Figaz)
2. Wesperados Feat. Yukmouth & Ganxsta Ridd
3. Mother Nature (Roll Up) Feat. Sweet & Irie
4. This Is Love Feat. J-Boog
5. Summertime Feat. Mr Capone-E
6. Long Beach Raised Me
7. Don't Say Shhh Feat. Ganxsta Ridd & Hell Rell (Dipset)
8. Own Thang (Get Mainy!) Feat. Husalah (Of Mob Figaz), Kingi & Pistallion
9. Freedom Of Speech Feat. MC Arme
10. Like You Feat. Aaradhna
11. Everyday Struggle
12. We Made It Feat. Savage, Scribe & Pieter T
13. That Twerk Feat. Raze (Ghetto Inmates)
14. No Hero Feat. Solstate

MONSTA - PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY in stores and online (NZ only) Monday 1st November!


US TOUR: SAVAGE - TRIBAL COUCIL TOUR!

9th October 2010

Savage, Aaradhna, MONSTA & Andy take off back to the US tomorrow for the Savage: Tribal Council Release Tour. Joining them will be Yukmouth (Tha Luniz / The Regime). As an added bonus for the fans P-Money who will also be in the US at the time will be touring with us and DJing!

Savage Presents: The Tribal Council in stores and online in the US now!


MONSTA HITS THE CHARTS!

9th October 2010

After its first week online & on the airwaves MONSTA's beautiful new single "This Is Love" featuring J-Boog has had over 50,000 views on youtube and jumped into the charts. "This Is Love" was #6 Most Added song at NZ Radio this week, Jumped from #40 - #11 on the Urban Radio Chart and debuted on the Radioscope 100 chart at #57. MONSTA came in at #45 on the official singles chart so we need your help this week coming - if you love the song we have some special offers for you. If you buy "This Is Love" now from iTunes you get a FREE bonus track - "Wesperados" or if you buy from Vodafone on your mobile you can buy the track for just $1.50!!!

 


VIDEO: AyeBro - Ear To The Streets: MONSTA (Part 2)!

9th October 2010


VIDEO: AyeBro - Ear To The Streets: MONSTA (Part 1)!

5th October 2010

Shout outs to the bro Mas from AyeBro.co.nz and his film crew/ editor homies who came through to an exclusive listening session for MONSTA's debut album and filmed a 2 part Ear To The Streets doco. Part 1: Monsta talks on Dawn Raid Deal, Samoa, The Regime and NZ Hip Hop. Part 2 will be up soon on AyeBro and right here.


EXCLUSIVE FREE DOWNLOAD: MONSTA - "Don't Say Shhh..." Featuring Ganxsta Ridd & Hell Rell (Cuts by P-Money)!

4th October 2010

MONSTA - Don't Say Shhh...

Here is another street single from the "Pacific Coast Highway" album which is in stores and online November 1st. "Don't Say Shhh..." features Ganxsta Ridd of the legendary Boo Yaa Tribe & Hell Rell of Dipset and is produced by Twice As Nice. We thought we'd give you this one for free... Pass it on.

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


VIDEO: MONSTA - 'This Is Love' Featuring J-Boog!

28th September 2010

"THIS IS LOVE" - This is real love! Monsta's second single from his forthcoming debut album 'Pacific Coast Highway' in stores November 1st. MONSTA dedicates this song to his Mother and Father and is assisted by the beautiful 'Lost Coast' sound of Samoan reggae artist J-Boog "This Is Love" is sure to be Polynesian classic and crossover hit.

The video shot and directed by AskewOne was filmed on location in Samoa and features Teuila Blakely and Shimpal Lelesi both of Sione's Wedding fame who play the part of the couple/ Mother & Father.

Available now on iTunes /// Buy now on iTunes NOW and receive a bonus song Wesperados feat. Yukmouth & Ganxsta Ridd for free. JUST CLICK BUY ALBUM ($1.99)

Text MONSTA to 4263 now to download from Vodafone for just $1.50 or $1.99 from Telecom.


RELIEF CONCERT: "I LOVE CHCH" - TONIGHT!

27th September 2010

A stellar line up of kiwi artists will come together TONIGHT for I Love ChCh - a relief concert to support our brothers and sisters in Christchurch.

Held at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre in Manukau, I Love ChCH will feature performances from some of New Zealand's finest including Scribe, Boh Runga, Jason Kerrison, Maitreya, Nesian Mystik, J. Williams, Smashproof, House Of Shem, Savage, Vince Harder, Sweet & Irie, David Dallas, Mika, PNC, Aaradhna, Devolo, Erakah, Frisco, Pieter T and more. The concert will run from 7pm – 9.30pm, doors open 6.30pm.

Tickets are $25 get yours now from www.ticketdirect.co.nz or on the door!!!


VIDEO: Savage - The Tribal Council Documentary!

27th September 2010

In this documentary Dawn Raid artist Savage talks about his life growing up and how he got to where he is today. From the streets of South Auckland, New Zealand to the world stage. Shot & Directed by Askewone.

Savage presents... The Tribal Council in stores & online October 5th (USA)


RELIEF CONCERT: "I LOVE CHCH" - Big Name Artists Onboard For Fundraiser!

20th September 2010

A stellar line up of kiwi artists will come together on Monday 27 September for I Love ChCh - a relief concert to support our brothers and sisters in Christchurch.

Held at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre in Manukau, I Love ChCH will feature performances from some of New Zealand's finest including Scribe, Boh Runga, Jason Kerrison, Maitreya, Nesian Mystik, J. Williams, Smashproof, House Of Shem, Savage, Vince Harder, Sweet & Irie, David Dallas, Mika, PNC, Aaradhna, Devolo, Erakah, Frisco, Pieter T and more.

"It's times like these we as kiwis must stand up and lend a helping hand," says Brotha D, CEO of Dawn Raid. "We all have families and friends who were affected by the earthquake and once again our music community has come together to lend their support."

All the artists performing, technical people, marketing and promotions, venue and catering are giving their time and services for free and 100% of ticket sales will go to the Red Cross Earthquake Appeal relief fund. The main premise of I Love ChCh is to reach out to Christchurch and let them know the whole country is behind them.

The TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre is being provided free of charge for the evening to help the cause. "New Zealand is a small country and we all have connections to family and friends in Christchurch," says Richard Jeffery, CEO of TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre. "It just took a couple phone calls to get everyone on board to do our bit for the city."

Damian Wong from Multi-Media recently witnessed the impact the earthquake has had on the region, so was also keen to be involved. "I just returned from Christchurch this week after going down to support our team; the place is still on edge but will pull through. We are so pleased to be able to show our support," he says.

I Love ChCh tickets are limited to 2,500, so with the top notch talent on offer people will need to be in quick to show their support. The concert will run from 7pm – 9.30pm, doors open 6.30pm.

Tickets are $25 get yours now from www.ticketdirect.co.nz or 0800 224 224


RADIO EXCLUSIVE: MONSTA - This Is Love Featuring J-Boog!

20th September 2010

MONSTA - This Is Love feat. J-Boog

Listen to Mai FM this week to hear the brand new single from MONSTA! "This Is Love" featuring J-Boog - Produced by Twice As Nice from MONSTA's debut album "Pacific Coast Highway". We have filmed a special video for this one. Filmed on location in Samoa with some very special guest actors! Video will be online & TV next week.

Single available Monday September 27th from iTunes, Vodafone, Telecom & digiRAMA. Buy the "This Is Love" single from iTunes and receive "Wesperados" featuring Yukmouth (The Regime) & Ganxsta Ridd (Boo Yaa Tribe) absolutely free.


Brotha D Wins Asia Pacific Poker Tour - Auckland Main Event!

20th September 2010

For PokerStars qualifier Tom Grigg it was a bitter-sweet moment. After being very short on day one, Grigg turned things around in remarkable fashion on day two to grab a huge chip lead which he carried all the way to the final table. Grigg will be disappointed to miss out on the elusive trophy but he'll be comforted by the thought of turning his $22 rebuy online satellite win into NZ$107,900 in prize money.

"He (Brotha D) played really, really well I think," commented Grigg following the final table. "I kind of felt like I could wait for spots and get it in. I didn't have to bluff, really, to win. That was my thought process. In the end, obviously it didn't work out, but he played really well."

For Brotha D, his win capped off a remarkable week in the SKYCITY Auckland Poker Room. Brotha D had qualified for this event for the second year in a row via the SKYCITY Celebrity Challenge, and after four days of intense poker he'd pocketed the title and NZ$170,000 in prize money.

"This is awesome, you know," said Brotha D following his victory. "This is the ultimate competition for us in New Zealand. We look forward to this every year. SKYCITY is an awesome place, you know. We come here regularly just to play and work on our craft."

To read more check out PokerStarsBlog.com or NZHerald.co.nz


PHOTOS: DR At Westfield Style Pasifika!

10th September 2010

Check out the pics below of the Dawn Raid crew performance at the Westfield Syle Pasifika last weekend at Vector Arena. LEN BROWN IS OUR HOMEBOY!

 


VIDEO: MONSTA - Wesperados feat. Yukmouth & Ganxsta Ridd (Boo Yaa Tribe)!

3rd September 2010

Check out the video for the second clip and official single "Wesperados" featuring Yukmouth (The Regime) & Ganxsta Ridd (Boo Yaa Tribe) and produced by Twice As Nice from Monsta's debut album "Pacific Coast Highway". Directed & Shot by Askew on location in South Central, LA.

Single available now on iTunes & digiRAMA


ARTWORK & TRACKLIST: Savage - The Tribal Council!

30th August 2010

Savage - The Tribal Council

Savage - The Tribal Council

Disc 1
1. Twerk - Savage 2. What Up Uce! - Sa.Mo.Ends Feat. Savage
3. Own Thang (Get Mainy!) - Monsta Feat. Husalah, Kingi & Pistallion
4. Wild Out (Chooo Hooo) - Savage Feat. Angel Dust & Baby Bash
5. Long Beach Raised Me - Monsta
6. Keep On Calling - P-Money Feat. Akon
7. Braggin’ Rights - Tyson Tyler Feat. Pieter T
8. Made - Young Sid
9. Soul Food (The Island Way) - Mareko Feat. Baby Down & Aaradhna
10. Be Alright - Scribe Feat. Talib Kweli
11. Them Eyes - Mareko Feat. J. Williams
12. Feels Like Magic - Horsemen Family Feat. Sweet & Irie
13. Turn It Around - David Dallas Feat. Aaradhna
14. Ghetto Flower - J Williams
15. The Flyest - Trey Smoov
16. Moonshine (West Coast Remix) - Savage Feat. Ganxsta Ridd & Monsta

Disc 2
1. This Is The Reason Part 2 - Monsta
2. 3,2,1 - P-Money Feat. Skillz
3. Music (Makes The World Go Around) - Frisko Feat. Aaradhna
4. This Is Me - Savage Feat. Devolo
5. Live It Up (Remix) - Roscoe Umali Feat. E-40, Savage & Bobby Valentino
6. It’s Alright - Deceptikonz Feat. Majic Massey
7. Sun Goes Down - Nesian Mystik
8. The Love That Comes From You - Sweet & Irie
9. Say Yeah - P-Money Feat. David Dallas & Aaradhna
10. Evolution - Deceptikonz Feat. Adeaze
11. Ordinary Life - Smashproof
12. Monstars Ink - Tyson Tyler
13. Pop Yo Collah - The 7
14. Anyway - P-Money Feat. Aasim & Bobby Creekwater
15. We Back - Frisko Feat. Aaradhna
16. Swing (Remix) - Savage Feat. Pitbull

In stores and online in the US October 5th!


MONSTA - Wesperados feat. Yukmouth & Ganxsta Ridd (Boo Yaa Tribe)!

30th August 2010

MONSTA - Wesperados feat. Yukmouth & Ganxsta Ridd

Here is the artwork for the first official single "Wesperados" featuring Yukmouth & Ganxsta Ridd (Boo Yaa Tribe) - Produced by Twice As Nice from MONSTA's debut album "Pacific Coast Highway" . Check out the Video trailer here - Full video coming real soon!

Available now on iTunes & digiRAMA


VIDEO TRAILER: MONSTA - Wesperados feat. Yukmouth & Ganxsta Ridd (Boo Yaa Tribe)!

16th August 2010

Check out the trailer for second video and official single "Wesperados" featuring Yukmouth (The Regime) & Ganxsta Ridd (Boo Yaa Tribe) and produced by Twice As Nice from Monsta's yet to be titled debut album. Directed & Shot by Askew on location in South Central, LA.


VIDEO: MONSTA - Long Beach Raised Me!

16th August 2010

Here is the first street single"Long Beach Raised Me" Produced by Twice As Nice from Monsta's yet to be titled debut album. Directed & Shot by Askew on location in Long Beach. Download the track below for free.

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


DAWN RAID MUSIC SIGNS 3 YEAR LABEL DEAL WITH SMC/ FONTANA FOR THE U.S

10th August 2010

Andy Murnane (Dawn Raid), Ralph Tashjian (CEO - SMC), MONSTA, Will Bronson (Creative Director - SMC), Brotha D (Dawn Raid), Savage, make it official at SMC in San Francisco

San Francisco based leading independent Hip Hop label SMC Recordings / Fontana has signed an exclusive three-year distribution deal with iconic New Zealand music label Dawn Raid. The new deal lands on the heels of a successful run on US soil by the local label with marquee artist SAVAGE selling over 2 million units of his Billboard 100 hit single 'Swing'.

SMC Recordings / Fontana (Independent distribution division of Universal Records) is home to Grammy winning urban artist Killer Mike, Capone N Noreaga, Rakim, Pastor Troy and independent hip hop alumni Murs, 9th Wonder, Pill, Mistah Fab & Messy Marv.

Anyone that's familiar with the boys from Dawn Raid will tell you they don't make business moves without an end goal and the joint CEOs are buoyant about the possibilities of firmly establishing their label and brand of kiwi entrepreneurialism in the US Market.

The deal allows for up to 6 albums a year to be released in the US and is envisioned as a direct path to the market - not only for Dawn Raid artists, but also for like-minded local labels looking for a chance in the US market.

"We're excited to have a company like SMC as partners, they understand the foundations of urban music and are also prepared to look for new content models outside of the traditional media space. We have a number of creative ideas to bring to the US market and we look forward to a long term alignment of our brands" states Andy Murnane

"We are delighted to make Dawn Raid a part of the SMC family and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with them. We believe in them as a company and a management team and see nothing but tremendous success ahead" - shared SMC CEO Ralph Tashjian.

We're sure you'll agree that the future looks bright and in addition to the new deal Dawn Raid CEO, Andy Murnane, will be taking an executive role at SMC Recordings focusing on new business development in the US Market.

SAVAGE PRESENTS: THE TRIBAL COUNCIL - 2 X CD RELEASED IN US OCT 5th

Click here to download the full Press Release


SAVAGE GETS ANOTHER SHOT AT HOLLYWOOD - SWING IN STEP UP 3D!

6th August 2010

Savage continues to solidify his name in the US market with a key placement in Hollywood movie "Step Up 3D" this month, go check out this NZ classic in yet another Block buster movie following his successful syncs in "Knocked Up" & "Superbad". Dawn Raid does it again ...Oh Boy!

Step Up 3D is showing now at all local cinemas !


PHOTOS: MONSTA & J BOOG NEW VIDEO IN SAMOA!

5th August 2010

Never one's to rest when there is a party on the boyz flew out to Samoa this month to film the 3rd video from MONSTA's debut album scheduled for release later this year.

J-Boog and the team from AB Management made the trip from California for the video and it's sure to be another polynesian classic!! Stay tuned as we reveal the first new video from MONSTA live on MONSTA TV starting Tuesday 10th August...


Album Review: Deceptikonz - Evolution: Past, Present, Beyond

2nd August 2010

Check out Scott Kara's review of Deceptikonz - Evolution: Past, Present, Beyond from the NZ Herald last week.

Rating: 4/5
Verdict: They outta here on a high note

While there are no big catchy singles - it seems Savage has saved most of those for his solo career - Evolution is South Auckland hip-hop crew the Deceptikonz most solid album yet. Which is fitting considering it's their last after more than 10 years in the business, and, it's fair to say, they have been one of the most pioneering Kiwi music acts around.

All four members - Mareko, Savage, Alphrisk and Devolo - have scored top 10 solo singles, and Savage, clocking up two million sales of Swing in the US (making it the highest-selling NZ single in America), is the band's biggest success story. But now it's time to move on. To do this, Evolution harks back to the quartet's 2002 debut, Elimination, which had a staunch and sinister mood, but with an ebbing and soulful hip-hop style. The difference this time round is the bigger and better production making the surge and flow of Champagne Moment and monster finale Standing Ovation an accomplished and sonic farewell statement.

Elsewhere it moves from the gothic choral choir sample on We Here, into the epic hip-hop soul of Evolution (with Adeaze), to 2012, the most rock'n'roll moment, with its incessant keyboard stab, wailing chest-beating riffs, and the Dkonz at their posturing best. And now they're going on hiatus "and we're leaving on a jet". The album also comes with a 16-track bonus disc of Deceptikonz and solo singles, including the beautiful Fallen Angels from Elimination.

The new DKONZ album "EVOLUTION: Past, Present, Beyond"is in stores and online NOW!

Pick it up now from your favourite record stores, The Warehouse or online at iTunes | digiRAMA | Mighty Ape.


TOUR: Savage Island - Australia Release Tour!

30th July 2010

Savage Island - Australia Tour

Finally "Savage Island" gets its deserved release in Australia this Monday 2nd August. You can catch Savage on tour with MONSTA & DJ Tikelz in your hood over the coming weeks. Collector Hotel in Parramatta tonight and Erina, Central Coast tomorrow night!


MONSTA - "LONG BEACH RAISED ME"!

20th July 2010

MONSTA - LONG BEACH RAISED ME

Here is the first street single"Long Beach Raised Me" Produced by Twice As Nice from Monsta's yet to be titled debut album. We thought we'd give you this one for free... Pass it on.

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


PHOTOS: MONSTA "WESPERADOS" VIDEO + MORE PICS!

20th July 2010

Check out some more pics below from Monsta's latest trip back to the US. While there 2 videos were filmed by Askew for "Wesperados" feat. Ganxsta Ridd & Yukmouth and also Monsta's first street single "Long Beach Raised Me".

MONTSA & Yukmouth

 

MONTSA & Yukmouth

 

MONTSA & Yukmouth

Las Vegas with Ray Sefo & Doug Viney

MONTSA & Yukmouth

 

MONTSA & Yukmouth

Brotha D & Ganxsta Ridd (Boo Yaa Tribe)

MONTSA & Yukmouth

 

MONTSA & Yukmouth

 

MONTSA & Yukmouth

 

MONTSA & Yukmouth

 

MONTSA & Yukmouth

 

MONTSA & Yukmouth

 

MONTSA & Yukmouth

MONSTA, Ganxsta Ridd & Yukmouth


VIDEO: DECEPTIKONZ - The EVOLUTION GRAND FINALE CONCERT!

19th July 2010

Shout out to AyeBro.co.nz for posting up videos from the concert. Check out the site for more.


DECEPTIKONZ - EVOLUTION - Top 40 Album - Debuts At #26!

15th July 2010


Congratulations to the Deceptikonz their new album "EVOLUTION: Past, Present, Beyond" has debuted on the RIANZ albums chart at #26! Great result for a great album! Get out and get yours now!

Pick it up now from your favourite record stores, The Warehouse or online at iTunes | digiRAMA | Mighty Ape.


DAWN RAID SIGNS MAJOR US DEAL + 2 MORE IN THE PIPELINE!

8th July 2010

Dawn Raid label bidding wars

Well it's been an interesting last 2 months with a lot of new deals in place, work put in behind the scene's and projects ready to go. Unfortunately Rap fans we can't announce all the details of the deals yet but we figured we'd better post where we're at with all this US talk circulating around cyber space, so: Dawn Raid has signed a label deal with one of the mentioned companies and we've negotiated 2 others for some prominent friends of ours, it's safe to say that NZ HIP HOP thanks to a stellar effort from SAVAGE and the DAWN RAID camp over the 2008 / 2009 season is about to get some serious game time in the US.

Stay Tuned it's about to go down...


MONSTA "LONG BEACH RAISED ME" VIDEO PICS!

8th July 2010

OK people it's time to start leaking some MONSTA business on the world, over the last 12 weeks MONSTA has been putting in serious work finishing his debut album shooting 3 videos, album cover shoot in Long Beach, and various other boss business. His debut album is going to be a classic and starting today we're in MONSTA MODE, get ready it's going to be one hell of a ride!

Check out some pics below from one of the videos...

MONTSA & Yukmouth

MONSTA & Yukmouth

MONTSA & Yukmouth

Askew filiming Ganxsta Ridd (Boo Yaa Tribe)

MONTSA & Yukmouth

MONSTA

MONTSA & Yukmouth

MONSTA, KT The Boss, Ganxsta Ridd & Brotha D lowriding

MONTSA & Yukmouth

V.I.P Records, Long Beach, CA

MONTSA & Yukmouth

MONSTA & Andy at V.I.P Records

MONTSA & Yukmouth

MONSTA & Ganxsta Ridd on set

MONTSA & Yukmouth

Monster O (Boo Yaa Tribe), MONSTA & Ganxsta Ridd on set


JOINT FORCES TOUR - SWEET & IRIE ON TOUR WITH SONS OF ZION!

8th July 2010

Sweet & Irie , Sonz of zion - joint forces tour

Two of New Zealand's freshest reggae bands Sons of Zion and Sweet & Irie will be criss-crossing Aotearoa playing individual dates and "Joining Forces" at selected venues for a super show.

Wednesday 14th July • 4:20, Auckland With SONS OF ZION 
Thursday 15th July • Finn MacCuhal's, Taupo
Friday 16th July • Hope Bros, Wellington
Saturday 17th July • Hill 16, Porirua With SONS OF ZION
Friday 23rd July • Mangawai Tavern, Mangawai
Saturday 24th July • Twin Peaks, Kaitaia With SONS OF ZION
Friday 30th July • Sessions, Gisborne With SONS OF ZION
Saturday 31st July • After Dark, Rotorua
Friday 13th August • Altitude, Hamilton With SONS OF ZION
Saturday 14th August • The Commercial, Whakatane With SONS OF ZION

Check out Eventfinder.co.nz for more info and to buy tickets.


ALBUM IN STORES: DECEPTIKONZ - EVOLUTION: Past, Present, Beyond!

5th July 2010

DECEPTIKONZ EVOLUTION Past Present Beyond

That's right people the day has finally arrived.. The new DKONZ album "EVOLUTION: Past, Present, Beyond"is in stores and online NOW!

Pick it up now from your favourite record stores, The Warehouse or online at iTunes | digiRAMA | Mighty Ape.

If you want to score a FREE copy of the album plus some limited edition artwork signed by Askew buy your tickets to the Evolution Grand Finale Concert this Saturday at Studio, K Road, Auckland. Buy now from ticketek! This will be a huge night - The Deceptikonz last ever performance together as a group - With massive support on the night from Home Brew, David Dallas, P-Money, PNC, Monsta & Usual Suspects.


DECEPTIKONZ - THROWBACK THURSDAYS - Part 4!

1st July 2010

Deceptikonz Throwback Thursday

Deceptikonz Throwback Thursday Week 3

This is some DKONZ history for you right here people! The last Throwback Thursday before the new album drops... a couple of history images and FREE MP3 downloads from the DECEPTIKONZ.

This week we get back into the Deceptikonz group material. From the second album "Heavy Rotation" we have the first leaked track from the album "Dear Hip-Hop". The next track is Mareko's favourite (And the track on the album that he produced) from the album "Southside"

Click here to download DECEPTIKONZ Throwback Thursday - Week 4

Don't forget people - "EVOLUTION: Past, Present, Beyond" - Brand new Deceptikonz album +


AyeBro.co.nz x DECEPTIKONZ - The LEGACY Competition

1st July 2010

Ayebro deceptikonz legacy competition

Head over to www.ayebro.co.nz and check out the Legacy Competition. Download the instrumental, do your thing over it, can be a 16 or a complete track.. then send it in before the cut off date. Simple as that.

Mareko will be picking his favourite for the winner so don't come weak!

The winner will be recieving the Deceptikonz catalogue of albums including Deceptikonz "Evolution: Past, Present, Beyond" which is coming out July 5th.


VIDEO: DECEPTIKONZ - EVOLUTION featuring Adeaze!

28th June 2010

The 5th video yet first official single from the forthcoming DKONZ album "EVOLUTION: Past, Present, Beyond" In stores & online Monday July 5th. Directed and shot once again by Askew with help from Lucko, Safia & Rimoni!

This special video features past, present & future NZ Hip Hop greats. King Kapisi, Otis Frizzell, Young Sid, Tyree, Derty Sesh, Kayo, 4 Corners, Tyson Tyler, DJ Sir-Vere, P-Money, Fire & Ice, DLT, Tha Feelstyle, Chris Graham, Ethical, Dei Hamo, Sweet & Irie, Adeaze, Patriarch, Silva, TMD Crew, RTR Crew, Shouts to Smashproof, MTC, Dam Native, Illegal Musik, Dirty Records and everyone else that supported!!

Buy the single now from iTunes or digiRAMA

DECEPTIKONZ - The EVOLUTION Grand Finale Concert! Get your tickets here!


VIDEO: DECEPTIKONZ - The EVOLUTION Grand Finale Concert!

25th June 2010

DECEPTIKONZ - The EVOLUTION Grand Finale Concert! Get your tickets here!


DECEPTIKONZ - THROWBACK THURSDAYS - Part 3!

24th June 2010

Deceptikonz Throwback Thursday

Deceptikonz Throwback Thursday Week 3

This is some DKONZ history for you right here people! Every Thursday for the next few weeks check in for a couple of history images and FREE MP3 downloads from the DECEPTIKONZ - Throwback Thursdays!

This week we keep it coming with the highly acclaimed classic from Mareko - "White Sunday", which was a first for a New Zealander to have such big name appearances on the album including Beatnuts, Roc Raida (RIP), Tha Liks, Celph Titled and Rebel INS aka Inspectah Deck of the world famous Wu-Tang Clan. The track with Inspectah Deck was titled "Street Rap" and was Mareko's first release in the US on 12". While Mareko was posted up in New York recording he met and worked with many people including producers The Beat Digglerz who produced "Espionage". You will also see Joellz Ortiz (Red shirt behind Mareko in the photo). As well as featuring on "Major Flavour" Joell was in the studio with Mareko most of the time he was there and appears throughout the album.

Click here to download DECEPTIKONZ Throwback Thursday - Week 3

Don't forget people - "EVOLUTION: Past, Present, Beyond" - Brand new Deceptikonz album + Greatest Hits CD double package in stores & online Monday July 5th!

Also check out Mareko's Blog - Straight From The Horses Mouth for his daily update "Bootlegs & B-Sides"

Mareko Blog


EVENT: DECEPTIKONZ - The EVOLUTION Grand Finale Concert!

24th June 2010

DECEPTIKONZ EVOLUTION grand finale concert july 10th at studio

They don’t call them Legends for nothing and after 10 years at the forefront of the New Zealand Hip Hop Community DECEPTIKONZ are back together one last time for a night of energetic live NZ Hip Hop – EVOLUTION IN ITS FINAL STAGES.

Billed as the Grand Finale Concert Deceptikonz will be going on an indefinite hiatus after the event with each solo member Savage, Mareko, Frisko & Devolo concentrating on solo projects. This very well may be the last time you see all the DECEPTIKONZ on stage together !!

With over 150,000 combined records sold in New Zealand alone the Deceptikonz have over 10 Gold & Platinum awards including 3 # 1 Singles, as well as worldwide sales of over 2 million units with the success of group member SAVAGE in the US and that’s not all!! each solo member delivered a Top 10 hit from their respective solo careers solidifying the group as the best to ever do it.

Sharing the stage on the night will be performances by NZ Hip Hop alumni P-Money, David Dallas, Monsta (US) and one of the most talked about underground groups of the year HOME BREW + Usual Suspects and special surprise guests.

PERFORMING: DECEPTIKONZ, with support from HOMEBREW, P-MONEY, DAVID DALLAS, MONSTA, USUAL SUSPECTS and Special surprise guests.

Limited edition ticket bundle $39.90 +BF (Service fees will apply) Bundle includes: Event ticket, Deceptikonz "Evolution - Past, Present, Beyond" double album, Special DKONZ print hand numbered & signed by Askew.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW - Only at Ticketek: Click here to buy tickets from Ticketek NOW!


MONSTA - San Francisco Studio Sessions!

24th June 2010

MOnsta in the studio SF

MONSTA in the Studio

MOnsta Jacka, Husalah mobfigaz

MONSTA with The Jacka, Fed X & Husalah (Mobfigaz)


DECEPTIKONZ - THROWBACK THURSDAYS - Part 2!

17th June 2010

Deceptikonz Throwback Thursday

Deceptikonz Throwback Thursday Week 1

This is some DKONZ history for you right here people! Every Thursday for the next few weeks check in for a couple of history images and FREE MP3 downloads from the DECEPTIKONZ - Throwback Thursdays!

This week we move into solo material... First up with solo albums was the highly acclaimed classic from Mareko - "White Sunday", which spawned the huge hit "Stop, Drop & Roll" featuring Deceptikonz. The success of that track led to a Remix produced by 41 (DJ 41:30/ Frontline) featuring Scribe & Flowz from infamous Wellington crew Footsouljahs (Pictured with Deceptikonz). Next solo album was slated to be Savage but during the recording process Alphrisk managed to knock out a awesome little album titled "The Best Kept Secret" to tide the DKONZ fans over. "Fifteen Islands" is the first track off the album and always been a favourite of many people. Alphrisk riding solo with Nate D on the boards.

Click here to download DECEPTIKONZ Throwback Thursday - Week 2

Don't forget people - "EVOLUTION: Past, Present, Beyond" - Brand new Deceptikonz album + Greatest Hits CD double package in stores & online Monday July 5th!

Also check out Mareko's Blog - Straight From The Horses Mouth for his daily update "Bootlegs & B-Sides"

Mareko Blog


ARTWORK: DECEPTIKONZ - EVOLUTION: Past, Present, Beyond!

16th June 2010

DECEPTIKONZ EVOLUTION Past Present Beyond

This is the amazing front cover artwork for the the new DKONZ album "EVOLUTION: Past, Present, Beyond". Created by AskewOne with help from Deus. Askew has been at the helm of the project from the artwork and video standpoint and has done a masterful job. Head over to his blog for an indepth look at more of the artwork and read his write up about the project.

Don't forget people - "EVOLUTION: Past, Present, Beyond" - Brand new Deceptikonz album + Greatest Hits CD double package in stores & online Monday July 5th!


VIDEO: DECEPTIKONZ - "2012"!

16th June 2010

DECEPTIKONZ - "2012". From the album EVOLUTION in stores and online July 5th!! Directed, Shot and Edited by AskewOne with awesome assistance from Rimoni, Lucko & Safia.

This is the last street video for you before the official single... "Evolution" Featuring Adeaze stay tuned for that one soon...


EVENT: DECEPTIKONZ - The EVOLUTION Grand Finale Concert!

16th June 2010

DECEPTIKONZ EVOLUTION grand finale concert july 10th at studio

They don’t call them Legends for nothing and after 10 years at the forefront of the New Zealand Hip Hop Community DECEPTIKONZ are back together one last time for a night of energetic live NZ Hip Hop – EVOLUTION IN ITS FINAL STAGES.

Billed as the Grand Finale Concert Deceptikonz will be going on an indefinite hiatus after the event with each solo member Savage, Mareko, Frisko & Devolo concentrating on solo projects. This very well may be the last time you see all the DECEPTIKONZ on stage together !!

With over 150,000 combined records sold in New Zealand alone the Deceptikonz have over 10 Gold & Platinum awards including 3 # 1 Singles, as well as worldwide sales of over 2 million units with the success of group member SAVAGE in the US and that’s not all!! each solo member delivered a Top 10 hit from their respective solo careers solidifying the group as the best to ever do it.

Sharing the stage on the night will be performances by NZ Hip Hop alumni P-Money, David Dallas, Monsta (US) and one of the most talked about underground groups of the year HOME BREW + Usual Suspects and special surprise guests.

PERFORMING: DECEPTIKONZ, with support from HOMEBREW, P-MONEY, DAVID DALLAS, MONSTA, USUAL SUSPECTS and Special surprise guests.

Limited edition ticket bundle $39.90 +BF (Service fees will apply) Bundle includes: Event ticket, Deceptikonz "Evolution - Past, Present, Beyond" double album, Special DKONZ print hand numbered & signed by Askew.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW - Only at Ticketek: Click here to buy tickets from Ticketek NOW!


DECEPTIKONZ - THROWBACK THURSDAYS!

10th June 2010

Deceptikonz Throwback Thursday

Deceptikonz Throwback Thursday Week 1

This is some DKONZ history for you right here people! Every Thursday for the next 4 weeks check in for a couple of history images and FREE MP3 downloads from the DECEPTIKONZ - Throwback Thursdays!

To kick things off we go right back to the start... "Elimination" first appeared on the second Dawn Raid compilation "Southside Story 2: International" it then became the title track for the classic debut Deceptikonz album. "More Than Meets The Eye" is another vintage track from "Elimination" playing on the Transformers theme.

Click here to download DECEPTIKONZ Throwback Thursday - Week 1

Don't forget people - "EVOLUTION: Past, Present, Beyond" - Brand new Deceptikonz album + Greatest Hits CD double package in stores & online Monday July 5th!


DECEPTIKONZ - RIP IT UP Magazine Feature & Exclusive FREE EP Download!

8th June 2010

DECEPTIKONZ EVOLUTION Exclusive Rip It Up EP Magazine

Check out the latest issue of Rip It Up Magazine which is in stores today for an in depth feature on Deceptikonz and the new album EVOLUTION: Past, Present, Beyond.

Head on over to the brand new Rip It Up Online website and sign up to download an Exclusive 8 Track EP featuring cuts from the new album and some classic Deceptikonz group and solo tracks.


PHOTOS: DECEPTIKONZ - EVOLUTION Video Shoot

8th June 2010

Check out these pics from the photoshoot for the first official single "Evolution" from the forthcoming Deceptikonz album - "Evolution: Past, Present, Beyond" In stores & online July 5th!

Thanks to everyone from Breakinwreckwordz, MTC, Dirty, Boo Yaa, TMD, Illegal Musik, Horsemen Family and other crews who came through to support the DKONZ and have your cameo in the video doing their raps. There are far too many of you to name individually! Big ups again to Askew, Safia, Lucko and Rimoni for making the video. Check out more/ bigger pics at Rimoni the Brotographer's blog and a little piece Chris Graham wrote at his blog.


VIDEO: Scribe VS Savage - SnapStarTV!

8th June 2010

Scribe vs Savage The Ultimate Battle of the Century tour was not to be missed a rare chance to witness two of New Zealand's favourite hip hop artists battle out their hits, and the power to decide who will be the winner on the night was left in the capable hands of the audience. Check out the video to get the inside scoop and see what the Wellington show was like, plus Monsta & Frisko!


EVENT: DECEPTIKONZ - The EVOLUTION Grand Finale Concert!

1st June 2010

DECEPTIKONZ EVOLUTION grand finale concert july 10th at studio

They don’t call them Legends for nothing and after 10 years at the forefront of the New Zealand Hip Hop Community DECEPTIKONZ are back together one last time for a night of energetic live NZ Hip Hop – EVOLUTION IN ITS FINAL STAGES.

Billed as the Grand Finale Concert Deceptikonz will be going on an indefinite hiatus after the event with each solo member Savage, Mareko, Frisko & Devolo concentrating on solo projects. This very well may be the last time you see all the DECEPTIKONZ on stage together !!

With over 150,000 combined records sold in New Zealand alone the Deceptikonz have over 10 Gold & Platinum awards including 3 # 1 Singles, as well as worldwide sales of over 2 million units with the success of group member SAVAGE in the US and that’s not all!! each solo member delivered a Top 10 hit from their respective solo careers solidifying the group as the best to ever do it.

Sharing the stage on the night will be performances by NZ Hip Hop alumni P-Money, David Dallas, Monsta (US) and one of the most talked about underground groups of the year HOME BREW + Usual Suspects and special surprise guests.

PERFORMING: DECEPTIKONZ, with support from HOMEBREW, P-MONEY, DAVID DALLAS, MONSTA, USUAL SUSPECTS and Special surprise guests.

Limited edition ticket bundle $39.90 +BF (Service fees will apply) Bundle includes: Event ticket, Deceptikonz "Evolution - Past, Present, Beyond" double album, Special DKONZ print hand numbered & signed by Askew.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW - Only at Ticketek: Click here to buy tickets from Ticketek NOW!


VIDEO: DECEPTIKONZ - "WE HERE" Feat. David Dallas!

1st June 2010

DECEPTIKONZ - "We Here" featuring David Dallas. From the album EVOLUTION in stores and online July 5th!! Directed, Shot and Edited by AskewOne with awesome assistance from Rimoni, Lucko & Safia.

We got one more street video for you before the official single... The next video will be "2012" featuring no one but the mighty DKONZ. Keep it locked to AyeBro for the next one. Shouts to the bro Harris


MONSTA - Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself EP Now In Stores Monday 31st!

29th May 2010

MONSTA Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself EP In Stores & online May 31st 2010

That's right people from this Monday 31st May you will be able to grab your copy of MONSTA's EP - Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself. Made up of some big tracks Monsta has recorded over the years with appearances by Yukmouth, Tech N9ne, Akon, Planet Asia, Mareko & The Regime.

Apologies to anyone that went out to buy the EP last week there was an error with our distribution partners which led to the EP not being in stores on the original release date of 24th May.

FREE MONSTA DOWNLOAD

To hold you over until Monday check out this killer track from the EP. "Regime Mobsta's" feat. Tech N9ne, Yukmouth & The Regime.

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


DAWN RAID IN US LABEL BIDDING WAR AGAIN!

25th May 2010

Dawn Raid Music is back at the boardroom table in the United States with 3 prominent Hip Hop labels negotiating to sign an exclusive distribution deal for the Iconic NZ Hip Hop label.

Labels that have deals on the table included legendary New York label E1 / Koch ( Jim Jones / DJ Unk / Dorrough), SMC / FONTANA ( Murs/9th Wonder / Killer Mike / Capone N Norega / Rakim ) & Asylm ( Dipset / Lil Boosie / Rap-A-Lot)

The exclusive deal includes the rights to new records from Platinum US artist "SAVAGE" and multi talented Long Beach mainstay "MONSTA" of the The Regime.

Stay tuned to see where Dawn Raid's next US label home will be....Label Announcement coming within next 2 weeks... Here we go again!


VIDEO: DECEPTIKONZ - "LIKE WHAT" Feat. P-Money!

20th May 2010

DECEPTIKONZ - "Like What" featuring P-Money on the cut. From the album EVOLUTION in stores and online July 5th!! Directed, Shot and Edited by AskewOne with awesome assistance from Rimoni, Lucko & Safia.

We ahead of the game on this one... The next video will be "WE HERE" featuring David Dallas... We gonna make you wait on this one though. But keep it locked to AyeBro for the next one. Shouts to the bro Harris!


VIDEO: DECEPTIKONZ - "EVOLUTION Intro"!

20th May 2010

The first track from the forthcoming Deceptikonz album EVOLUTION. This will be the last Deceptikonz album as a group. In Stores & online July 5th 2010. Video Directed, Edited and shot by Askew. Thanks to Rimoni, Lucko & Safia.


VIDEO: DECEPTIKONZ - EVOLUTION - Album Intro!

17th May 2010

AyeBro Nz Hip Hop Website

Head over to AyeBro.co.nz to check out the first video from Deceptikonz forthcoming album EVOLUTION. The videois the intro to the album and is the first of 4 that were filmed over 3 days last weekend by Askew with help from Rimoni, Lucko & Safia! Shout out to David Dallas & P-Money for coming through as well!

We will be uploading the next installment - "Like What" Featuring P-Money on the cuts later in the week so stay tuned to AyeBro.co.nz for that one too!!


VIDEO: MONSTA - This Is The Reason Part 2!

12th May 2010


PHOTOS: Deceptikonz - Evolution - Video & Photoshoot!

13th May 2010

Check out some pics below from the massive three days we had for Deceptikonz earlier this week. 4 videos and a photoshoot were done in 3 days for the upcoming Deceptikonz album EVOLUTION. It will be the last album for Dkonz as a group. Big shouts to Askew, Rimoni, Lucko & Safia for all the hard work put in from Sunday - Tuesday. Askew being the busy guy that he is is busy working on both Rip It Up and editing the vids... Keep it locked for the first one early next week!






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