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David Dallas - The Rose Tint - Album Release Parties!

30th May 2011

David Dallas The Rose Tint Release Parties

David Dallas plays 2 shows this week a sold out show at 1885 in Auckland city this Thursday 2nd June and another in Wellington at The Queens Wharf Ballroom on Saturday 4th June.

If you haven't downloaded your free David Dallas' - The Rose Tint album grab it now at TheRoseTint.com.


VIDEO: 454 / Drew Deezy & Thai Featuring Bobby V - I Don't See Nothing Wrong

26th May 2011

Check out the video for the latest single from our US homies 454 Life Entertainment. Drew Deezy & Thai's "I Don't See Nothing Wrong" featuring Bobby V. Request it on radio & TV now!


David Dallas - The Rose Tint [Free Album] Available Now!

12th May 2011

David Dallas The Rose Tint May 11th

So here we have it David Dallas' - The Rose Tint album is available for free download now at TheRoseTint.com. Tracklist below.

01 Start Looking Round (prod. Dan "Exile" Mawby)
02 Say No More (prod. Fire & Ice)
03 Take A Picture (prod. Fire & Ice)
04 Caught In A Daze feat. Freddie Gibbs (prod. Fire & Ice)
05 Nothing To Do (With You) feat. Pieter T (prod. Fire & Ice)
06 Life Is... (Interlude) (prod. Fire & Ice)
07 Til Tomorrow (prod. Fire & Ice)
08 Ain't Perfect feat. Jordache (prod. Fire & Ice)
09 Sideline feat. Che Fu (prod. by Fire & Ice)
10 Dream (prod. Nick "41" Maclaren)
11 Postcard (prod. Fire & Ice)
12 Make Up for It feat. PNC (prod. P-Money)
[Bonus] Ain't Coming Down feat. Buckshot (prod. Fire & Ice)

Click here to download David Dallas - The Rose Tint


VIDEO: David Dallas - Life Is...

12th May 2011

Video directed by Tom Gould & Alexander Richter.


VIDEO: 454 / Drew Deezy Nump Trump & Thai - GO HARD

29th April 2011

 


PHOTOS: MONSTA - PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY US RELEASE PARTY

29th April 2011

Ganxsta Ridd (Boo Yaa) & Monique

Party People

Big Al & J Boog

Thai & Drew Deezy

MONSTA, Yukmouth, ChopBlack & Kuzzo Fly

Ganxsta Ridd (Boo Yaa) & L-Dubb ( The 7 )

Kingi & Pistallion

Drew Deezy & MONSTA

J Boog & MONSTA

Nump

Monsta, Angel Dust & Baby Bash

 


David Dallas - 'Ain't Coming Down' Featuring Buckshot + The Rose Tint Info

26th April 2011

David Dallas The Rose Tint May 11th

So here we have it David Dallas' - The Rose Tint album will be available at TheRoseTint.com May 11. Check the bonus track "Ain't Coming Down" featuring Buckshot and the tracklist below.

01 Start Looking Round (prod. Dan "Exile" Mawby)
02 Say No More (prod. Fire & Ice)
03 Take A Picture (prod. Fire & Ice)
04 Caught In A Daze feat. Freddie Gibbs (prod. Fire & Ice)
05 Nothing To Do (With You) feat. Pieter T (prod. Fire & Ice)
06 Life Is... (Interlude) (prod. Fire & Ice)
07 Til Tomorrow (prod. Fire & Ice)
08 Ain't Perfect feat. Jordache (prod. Fire & Ice)
09 Sideline feat. Che Fu (prod. by Fire & Ice)
10 Dream (prod. Nick "41" Maclaren)
11 Postcard (prod. Fire & Ice)
12 Make Up for It feat. PNC (prod. P-Money)
[Bonus] Ain't Coming Down feat. Buckshot (prod. Fire & Ice)

Check out TheRoseTint.com to download this and other tracks from The Rose Tint


VIDEO: PNC - 'Slow Motion' Featuring Jordache and Tom from Homebrew

26th April 2011

Hip-Hop Wired's resident emcee talks with New Zealand's own David Dallas at the listening for his new CD, The Rose Tint about his recent move to Harlem, his popularity back home and how he landed on Duck Down Records.


VIDEO: David Dallas MC2MC Interview With Sha Stimuli On HipHop Wired

26th April 2011

Hip-Hop Wired's resident emcee talks with New Zealand's own David Dallas at the listening for his new CD, The Rose Tint about his recent move to Harlem, his popularity back home and how he landed on Duck Down Records.


MONSTA - PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY US RELEASE IN STORES NOW!

6th April 2011

The long over due debut album from Long Beach's own MONSTA GANJAH (of the Regime), is finally in stores across North America, the debut album is straight up fire !! for all our poly fans in the US, make sure you support your boy MONSTA and pick up this album, and any of the other Dawn Raid releases' the are currently available in the US.

Available now from iTunes | Amazon


MONSTA - Long Beach Raised Me Remix Featuring Crooked I

6th April 2011

MONSTA Long Beach Raised Me Crooked I Remix

New Shady Records signee (as part of Slaughterhouse) Crooked I jumps on the remix for Long Beach Raised Me with MONSTA.

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


YUKMOUTH Presents Protegè MONSTA (The Regime)

6th April 2011

Yukmouth co-signs his protegè MONSTA!


MONSTA - Pacific Coast Highway Album Release Party - Hollywood

6th April 2011

MONSTA Pacific Coast Highway LA Release Party


VIDEO: David Dallas - Caught In A Daze Feat. Freddie Gibbs

30th March 2011

Check out the new David Dallas video for "Caught In A Daze" featuring Gary, Indiana's own Freddie Gibbs! The video dropped early this morning and has already found it's way around the world to sites like XXLMag.com / TheSource.com / NahRight.com / 2DopeBoyz.com and many more!

"Caught In A Daze" features on the upcoming free album "The Rose Tint" coming in April.

Check out the site www.daviddallas.net and subscribe to keep updated on releases for "The Rose Tint"


Mareko - My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad Raps - Mixtape

28th March 2011

Mareko - My dad can beat up your dad raps mixtape

You may have seen some of the tracks from Mareko's new mixtape "My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad - Raps" on Mareko's YouTube channel or at AyeBro over the past 6 months. Well the time is finally here for you to hear it in it's entirity. Just head over to www.ayebro.co.nz and download the mixtape for free!



VIDEO: Monsta Talks To Boss Lady From DR Jays...

9th March 2011

MONSTA checks in with Boss Lady from Dr. Jays.com to talk about the upcoming US release of "Pacific Coast Highway", reppin' for Samoans and more!


EXCLUSIVE: Mareko - Blues VS Crusaders feat. Cyphanetik, Seka & BasicOne

23rd March 2011

This track is available for free download - Simply click on the down arrow icon located on the SoundCloud widget to download!

"My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad Raps" Mixtape coming soon.


DAWN RAID SIGNS CALIFORNIA BASED FILM & MUSIC LABEL, 454 LIFE, FOR NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA!

18th March 2011

454 as real as it gets

454 Life Entertainment, an independent film and music label based in San Jose, California has signed an exclusive one year distribution and marketing deal with Dawn Raid Entertainment / Universal Music for New Zealand and Australia. The new deal includes the release of compilation album As Real As It Gets, anchored by Samoan rapper Drew Deezy and respected Vietnamese MC Thai, with additional rights to upcoming solo albums and feature films starring 454 Life artists.

Bay area born and bred, but internationally know, 454 Life Entertainment started by executive producing the feature film The Chosen One starring Rob Schnieder (Deuce Bigalow, The Water Boy) before expanding their company to incorporate an urban music and publishing division headed by Executive Producer Chris Luu.

Success starts with a great team and the 454 Life roster is made up of flagship artists Drew Deezy, Thai, Nump Trump and IZ. As Real As It Gets, the debut album from the label, features intoxicating street anthems and club-ready bangers that have created a ground swell of attention online, culminating in over 10 million combined views of 454 life videos on YouTube.

"454 Life have established themselves quickly in the urban Polynesian market in California and we recognised they had a complimentary roster of artists that would fit right at home in New Zealand & Australia." Says Andy Murnane, CEO of Dawn Raid Music. "The quality of their music is world class and the licensing and sync opportunities from the film division will help both 454 Life and Dawn Raid artists move into exciting new mainstream opportunities."

Chris Luu, CEO of 454 Life comments, "In today's evolving media environment we need to partner with people that understand the 454 movement and represent similar values and enthusiasm for the music. Dawn Raid are proven in the international field and have a strong team of people to help push 454 in these territories. We look forward to touring down under in the near future."

With momentum on their side, an ever growing fan base and guest appearances from platinum US artists E-40, Glasses Malone (Cash Money), Freeway, Nipsey Hustle, Dem Hoodstarz and Bobby Valentino, the 454 Life movement is one to watch in 2011!

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

For full press release click here.


PASIFIKA - The Collection: Vol. 2 - Debuts on the RIANZ Chart at #1! / Frequency Media Group Double #1

16th March 2011

Pasifika - The Collection: Vol. 2 - In stores now!

Frequency Media Group is very happy to announce this week that two of its local album releases have come in at the number one spot on the national chart.

Local music hero Tiki Taane has gone to the top spot with his sophomore solo record In The World Of Light. After being released at the annual Homegrown Music Festival in Wellington a fortnight ago. Likewise, Pasifika: The Collection Volume 2, which was released as the official CD of the annual Pasifika Festival in Auckland, has debuted atop the national compilation chart.

Tiki Taane has bought us one of the most highly anticipated releases of 2011. After nearly 4 years since the release of his multi-platinum selling album Past Present Future, Tiki is back in full force and pushing himself further than ever before as both a vocalist and a producer. In The World Of Light is released through Tiki Dub and Dirty Management.

Pasifika: The Collection Volume 2 is the follow up to the landmark #1 album Pasifika: The Collection which was released in 2010. The track listing of 30 Pacific classics from both contemporary and traditional Polynesian artists features platinum and gold hits from Monsta, J Williams, Ladi 6, Nesian Mystik, Boo Yaa Tribe, House Of Shem, DLT feat. Che-Fu and current Hawaiian reggae sensation, J Boog. Pasifika: The Collection Volume 2 is released through Dawn Raid Entertainment.

For full press release click here.



David Dallas x Freddie Gibbs x Nah Right!

15th March 2011

David Dallas hits the ‘big time’ appearing this morning on the world’s most famous hip-hop website / blog NahRight.com with a leak of a new track “Caught In A Daze” featuring Freddie Gibbs from upcoming “The Rose Tint” album. A video has been made for this and will be up in the next couple of weeks. This is the first time a NZ artist has been featured on the site so big ups Dave!



AYEBRO Giveaways: Savage Presents The Tribal Council + Murder Dog Magazines!

14th March 2011

Head over to AyeBro.co.nz to win an exclusive US only release Savage Presents "The Tribal Council" CD and Murder Dog mag with Savage & MONSTA on the cover! www.ayebro.co.nz



HOUSE OF SHEM - Island Vibration Tour!

10th March 2011

House Of Shem Island Vibration Tour

Check out House Of Shem on the tour for their #1 album "Island Vibration" this March. Tickets for all shows available from the venues & www.eventfinder.co.nz



VIDEO: David Dallas - Til Tomorrow (Ratatat - Loud Pipes Remix)

9th March 2011

Check out the new David Dallas video for "Til' Tomorrow". You may remember the song from last year. It's Dave's version of Ratatat "Loud Pipes" and an awesome video by Special Problems!

"Til' Tomorrow" featureson the upcoming free album "The Rose Tint" coming soon.

Check out the site www.daviddallas.net and subscribe to keep updated on releases for "The Rose Tint"


PASIFIKA - The Collection: Vol. 2 - In stores now!

7th March 2011

Pasifika - The Collection: Vol. 2 - In stores now!

To coincide with the 2011 Pasifika Festival, Dawn Raid Entertainment releases Pasifika - The Collection: Volume 2 in stores now! The follow up to the landmark #1 album Pasifika: The Collection in 2010. The track listing of 30 Pacific classics from both contemporary and traditional Polynesian artists features platinum and gold hits from Monsta, J. Williams, Ladi 6, Nesian Mystik, Boo Yaa Tribe, House Of Shem, DLT feat. Che-Fu and current Hawaiian reggae sensation, J-Boog.

Pasifika - The Collection: Volume 2 is the official CD of the 2011 Pasifika Festival and is the second volume in an annual collaboration between Dawn Raid and the Pasifika Festival.

Pasifika Festival Director, Ole Maiava says, "Volume 2 is a great follow-up to last year’s inaugural compilation. What I like about these CDs is that many of the artists featured have at one stage in their careers had some connection to Pasifika Festival. These albums will be great gifts for family overseas that are missing their injection of great Poly-Fusion music, and I can just hear the car stereos blaring around Auckland with this must-have addition to any music collection."

For full press release & tracklist click here.



MONSTA "This Is Love" Officially Goes GOLD!

3rd March 2011

Big congratulations to MONSTA, J Boog & Twice As Nice. "This Is Love" has been officially certified GOLD selling over 7,500 copies. Thanks for your support people!

Check out MONSTA's new single "Like You" with Aaradhna below!


VIDEO: MONSTA - "Like You" Featuring Aaradhna

1st March 2011

We finally have the video for the latest single by MONSTA! "Like You" features Aaradhna and is already getting heavy spins at local radio! Once again shot by AskewOne. The man!

The single is available now on iTunes / digiRAMA / Vodafone & Telecom. Vote for it on MaiFM / NiuFM / Flava or your favourite station!


VIDEO: Sweet & Irie LIVE at the Ngapuhi Festival 2010

1st March 2011

Check out this vid of Sweet & Irie playing the Ngapuhi Festival up north last year! See Sweet & Irie live this Saturday 5th of March at the Ngapuhi Festival ki Tamaki Makaurau at Sir Barry Curtis Park, Flat Bush, Manukau - Also performances from Ruia Aperahama, Mana Maoli & J BOOG!!


R.I.P - Phil Fuemana - 6 Years On!

28th February 2011

Today we remember one of the greatest. A legend of not only Otara, or South Auckland, or Polynesian music but music in general. Without Phil there would be no Urban Pasifika Records - Dei Hamo, AKA Brown, Chong-Nee, Lost Tribe, Brotha D and certainly no Dawn Raid. It's that simple.

A true legend - Gone but never forgotten. His legacy and vision lives on!


HOUSE OF SHEM - ISLAND VIBRATION #1 On The RIANZ ALBUM CHART!

22nd February 2011

Congrats out to House Of Shem! The Boys are #1 on the NZ album chart as of today!

Local reggae pioneers House Of Shem have debuted at number one on the New Zealand album chart this week with their sophomore release Island Vibration. The album, which features the single 'Sweet Love' marks the band's first top ten appearance on the album chart.

For full press release click here


PASIFIKA - THE COLLECTION: Volume 2 - In Stores March 7th!

19th February 2011

To coincide with the 2011 Pasifika Festival, Dawn Raid Entertainment will release Pasifika-The Collection: Volume 2 on March 7th 2011, the follow up to the landmark #1 album Pasifika: The Collection in 2010. The track listing of 30 Pacific classics from both contemporary and traditional Polynesian artists features platinum and gold hits from Monsta, J. Williams, Ladi 6, Nesian Mystik, Boo Yaa Tribe, House Of Shem, DLT feat. Che-Fu and current Hawaiian reggae sensation, J-Boog.

Pasifika - The Collection: Volume 2 is the official CD of the 2011 Pasifika Festival and is the second volume in an annual collaboration between Dawn Raid and the Pasifika Festival.

Pasifika Festival Director, Ole Maiava says, "Volume 2 is a great follow-up to last year’s inaugural compilation. What I like about these CDs is that many of the artists featured have at one stage in their careers had some connection to Pasifika Festival. These albums will be great gifts for family overseas that are missing their injection of great Poly-Fusion music, and I can just hear the car stereos blaring around Auckland with this must-have addition to any music collection."

For full press release click here


VIDEO: Mareko - Bear Grylls (Man Vs Wild)

19th February 2011

New video from Mareko for his upcoming "My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad Raps" Mixtape... It's finished. It's dope. You will hear it soon.


MONSTA PERFORMING LIVE IN LAS VEGAS WITH
J-BOOG!

11th February 2011

If you're in town for the sevens tournament in Las Vegas this weekend make sure you come check out the homie J-Boog and Fiji at The Tropicana Hotel with special performance from MONSTA performing their
hit record "This Is Love" !

We look forward to seeing all of our Kiwi & Pacific brothers and sisters at the games !


WIN A Trip To Samoa With Tanoa Hotels, Polynesian Blue, Mai FM & House Of Shem!

7th February 2011

In celebration of the upcoming release of House Of Shem's new album "Island Vibration", Tanoa HOtels, Polynesian Blue & Mai FM are giving away a trip for 2 to Samoa! Listen to Mai FM to hear House Of Shem's new single "Sweet Love" for your chance to win!

The new album "Island Vibration" in stores and avilable online - February 14th.


PHOTOS: SAVAGE & MONSTA At Kemo Brothers Pro Bowl Bash with J-Boog & T-Pain!

1st February 2011

The view from the hotel suite in Hawaii

Dawn Raid crew Andy, Frisko, Savage & Monsta with J-Boog, crew & DJ Spank

J-Boog, Monsta & Savage

Monsta with NFL wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, DeSean Jackson

Big Vill, J-Boog & crew, Savage, Monsta & Frisko

J-Boog on stage.

Savage & Frisko

Drew Deezy & Savage

T-Pain onstage.

T-Pain & dancers live!

Savage & MONSTA will be performed with J-Boog & T-Pain at the Kemo Brothers Pro Bowl Bash on Thursday January 27th at the Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace. It was a huge event with a great turnout - thanks to all who came through!


VIDEO: Isaac Aesili - With You In My Bed ft Aaradhna and Buff 1

1st February 2011

From Dirty.co.nz:

"Brand new video for Isaac Aesili's gorgeous tune with Aaradhna and Buff 1. You may remember the animated version of this video from last year, here is another version. The tune is available from all digital stores, as well as on Isaac's debut album, 'Eye See'."


VIDEO: Sweet & Irie - Uncle Bob LIVE at Raggamuffin 2010

25th January 2011

Catch Sweet & Irie on Waitangi Day playing at the celebrations at Sir Barry Curtis Park, Flat Bush, Manuaku. Also up north at the Nga Puhi Festival on Saturday March 5th. We have some more live footage of Sweet & Irie to go up soon!


SAVAGE + MONSTA + FRISKO OFF TO PRO-BOWL HAWAII!

25th January 2011

To all our fans in Hawaii make sure you come and check out Savage & Monsta performing live with J Boog and T-Pain this Thursday at the Kemo Brothers Pro-Bowl Bash at the Aloha Tower market place, Honolulu.

The event is proudly supported by Power 104.3 Hawaii and proceeds from the event will go to the Kemo Brothers Foundation working with Youth in Hawaii.

Click the Power 104.3 soundclip below for more promo details!


SAVAGE - Murder Dog Interview of the Week!

25th January 2011

Click here to check out the Savage interview of the week online at www.murderdog.com - To see the full digital version of the magazine including the Savage article & the MONSTA article click here.


EXCLUSIVE FREE DOWNLOAD: MONSTA - "That Twerk" Featuring RAZE (Ghetto Inmates)!

17th January 2011

MONSTA - That Twerk

With MONSTA headed back to live in LA for the stateside release of "Pacific Coast Highway", we thought it was time to release some more dope music for the fans. Here's a free download from MONSTA's debut album featuring New York, Lower East Side legend RAZE (Formerly of Loud Records group Ghetto Inmates with Tru Life).

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


SAVAGE & MONSTA To Play Kemo Brothers Pro Bowl Bash with J-Boog & T-Pain!

13thJanuary 2011

Savage & MONSTA will be performing with J-Boog & T-Pain at the Kemo Brothers Pro Bowl Bash on Thursday January 27th at the Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Check out www.kemofoundation.org for more info and to buy tickets click here.


Happy New Year - 2011 Set To Be Even Bigger - Kicking Off With MONSTA & Aaradhna!

10th January 2011

2010 was a big year for Dawn Raid and 2011 is set to be even bigger!

First up to the plate is the new single from MONSTA - "Like You" featuring Aaradhna. Askew has been hard at work in Miami and working on another few video projects which you will find out about soon... but is back on track with the video for "Like You" which we should have ready for you this time next week.

The single will be at radio this week across the country so look out for it and request it now! Check back next week for the video and a special offer for the new single!

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


VIDEO: Buff1 x David Dallas 'Eyes on Success'

10th January 2011

From pmoneymusic.com...

"I'm very pleased to be kicking off the new year with this song and video for Buff1 and David Dallas - "Eyes on Success". This collaboration and video came about during Buff1's brief one stop tour of New Zealand. We wrote and recorded the song on a thursday afternoon, shot the video with Askew on friday morning and then Buff did his show that night!

Both David and Buff have a lot going on this year. Buff1 is enjoying the critical acclaim of his recent album w/ DJ Rhettmatic, for their group Crown Royale and David Dallas is prepping "The Rose Tint" (the first of his projects in partnership with Duck Down Records)."

Enjoy the video and download the free mp3:
Buff1 and David Dallas - "Eyes On Success" [Produced by P-Money]


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