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THE HOME BREW SPEAKEASY TOUR HITS THE ROAD IN JULY!

14th June 2012

Off the back of their #1 chart debut, successful disorderly 48-hour album release party, and controversial Pop-Up Store on Ponsonby Road in Auckland, Home Brew have decided to take the carnage on the road, announcing a six-date nationwide tour throughout July.

"Aucklanders are finally sick of us, so we're on the road to see the rest of our fan base around the country and run-a-muck with them," says Home Brew's Haz Beats.

Home Brew Crew, with support from DJ Substance, will be performing tracks from their long awaited self-titled album, which made its Top 40 chart debut in May to much acclaim. Here's what the critics are saying:

"It is one of the best, most genuine hip-hop releases I’ve heard in recent years." - Luke Appleby, Dominion Post * * * * *

"The 21 tracks walk a delicate line surrounded by joy, humour, and misery; a beautifully eerie picture of optimism and condemnation which is undoubtedly a local hip hop classic." - Lydia Jenkin, NZ Herald * * * * 1/2

"Three years in the making…it strikes me as the most sophisticated and insightful hip-hop album made in this country todate." - Grant Smithies, Sunday Star Times

Stay tuned for Australian tour date details coming soon!

Young, Gifted & Broke presents... THE HOME BREW SPEAKEASY TOUR With support from DJ Substance.

• Thursday 19th July - Auckland – Shadows
• Friday 20th July - Hamilton – Altitude
• Saturday 21st July - Wellington – San Francisco Bath House **
• Thursday 26th July – Queenstown – World
• Friday 27th July – Dunedin - Sammy's
• Saturday 28th July – Christchurch – Bedford Pop Up

$20 pre-sale tickets available from www.undertheradar.co.nz
** Wellington pre-sale tickets available from www.dashtickets.co.nz

Click here to download the full press release: PDF


NEW SAVAGE ALBUM MAYHEM & MIRACLES OUT 29 JUNE!

13th June 2012

NZ Hip Hop icon and RIAA Certified Platinum selling artist SAVAGE is back with his third solo album Mayhem & Miracles on Friday 29th June. Recorded and Mixed in Hollywood, California, at platinum Hip Hop producer and MC DJ Quik's studio "The Vault", Savage spent time enlisting a group of the greatest Polynesian artists from around the world to help compliment the stories and themes of his captivating new album.

The title Mayhem & Miracles is a play on the juxtapose stories of Savage's life. Starting in poverty and surrounded by family violence, homelessness and gang life (Mayhem), the album moves through to his amazing transition into music, songwriting and ultimately becoming one of New Zealand's biggest Hip Hop stars, leading to placements in Hollywood blockbuster films and the ascension of his single 'Swing' to a worldwide hit with sales over 2 million units (Miracles).

Click here to download the full press release: PDF


SWISS - Slow Wind - Available Now On iTunes!

8th June 2012

New Reggae signing Swiss's debut single "Slow Wind" is now available on iTunes. Click here to listen and purchase.


VIDEO: Savage - TWERK Official Video

7th June 2012

Here is the new video for Savage's huge new club banger "TWERK"! Directed by AskewOne. Get the track now on iTunes.


Frequency Media Group sign dynamic new deal to represent VP Records Reggae Catalogue & Artists in New Zealand & Australia!

24th May 2012

With a company slogan "Miles ahead in Reggae Music" VP Records has been the leading independent Reggae label since the early '90s. It is with great pleasure Frequency Media Group announce they will be representing the catalogue for New Zealand and Australia. The label has achieved worldwide success with the popularity of the Riddim sound in the new millennium with stars Sean Paul, Shaggy, Elephant Man & Beenie Man.

Reggae music, particularly Pacific-based Reggae from New Zealand and Hawaii, has gained large momentum in the last five years with local acts becoming household favorites alongside VP Records artists such as Gyptian, Mavado, Morgan Heritage and Etana. The long-term goal of the VP/FMG partnership is to expose Pacific-based Reggae music back into the larger worldwide Reggae market.

"New Zealand and the Pacific has become one of the key Reggae markets in the world," says Dawn Raid/FMG's Brotha D. "This new partnership allows us to bring the hottest Reggae artists in the world to our shores and in turn we can push Pacific Reggae back into other territories - it's a win-win situation."

The first release under the new deal is the annual Reggae Gold 2012 – a collection of the hottest Reggae tracks in the market including NZ radio favourite "She Doesn't Mind" by Sean Paul. The new two disc set features exclusive new music from Etana, Beres Hammond & Busy Signal feat. Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley and will be available in New Zealand & Australia 13 July.

Click here to download the full press release: PDF


The GC Party - Jade Louise - Vibrations Single Release Party!

29th May 2012

Some of The GC crew are in town this week and we are celebrating with Jade Louise & Tame this Friday at No. 1 High Street! Performances from Jade Louise, Savage & DJ Sir-Vere - Hosted by Brotha D! Free entry!!

Savage Twerk


Exclusive Stills from Twerk Video Shoot!

28th May 2012

Savage, the boys from Recommended Dosage and these pretty ladies in balaclavas all got together over the weekend to film the new video for the club banger "TWERK". Directed and shot by ASKEW ONE the new video featuring a post apocalypse theme will be online and at TV stations next week. Check out exclusive stills from the shoot below!

Savage Twerk

Savage Twerk

Savage Twerk

Savage Twerk


VIDEO: Savage - Come Out (Wrath Of A Menace) feat. Monsta G & Jah Free STREET VIDEO

28th May 2012

In advance of the new single and video "TWERK" arriving, Savage has filmed a street video with MONSTA G for the album cut "Come Out (Wrath Of A Menace)" Directed by TJ from Recommended Dosage, the boys went crazy with the 7D and a bunch a Low Riders in Sydney, check out Mareko looking all skinny!


Savage - "TWERK" #12 On NZ Singles Chart!

24th May 2012

Savage's new single "TWERK" is #12 on the RIANZ NZ singles chart - at radio and available on iTunes now!

Click here to listen & purchase on iTunes

Savage - Twerk by DawnRaidMusic


AUDIO Free Download: Savage - All In feat. Babydownn!

22nd May 2012

Savage drops another free street single from his upcoming album - "Mayhem & Miracles"... Free download.

Savage - All In featuring Babydownn (Brownsville) by DawnRaidMusic


David Dallas - LIVE - Palmerston North & Wainuiomata!

21st May 2012

David Dallas will be playing live shows with his full band The Daylight Robbery this Thursday & Friday in Palmerston North & Wainuiomata. For more info and ticket presales call or text 0211852122.

Download Dave's new single "Pay Off" now from www.daviddallas.co.nz


New David Dallas Single - Pay Off - Free Download

18th May 2012

David Dallas "Here it is. New song "Pay Off" produced by 41. Artwork by Special Problems. Dedicated to everyone who keeps movin forward off nothin more than a hunch that things will work out.

Note: This shit bangs, play it on a system with subs. Fuck iPod headphones and laptop speakers."

Download from www.daviddallas.co.nz


Dawn Raid Signs Up-and-coming Reggae Sensation 'Swiss'!

16th May 2012

After a huge online / viral buzz from his self-released single and video 'Slow Wind', Dawn Raid Entertainment is pleased to announce the signing of RnB / Reggae artist SWISS to a worldwide deal for the release of his new EP Mr Slow Wind through Dawn Raid / FMG / Universal Records.

Currently residing in Brisbane, the 20 year-old Wellington-born singer of Tongan descent has gone from strength to strength, recently performing shows in Australia, New Zealand, and a four city tour of the United States plus supporting acts such as Nesian Mystik, J-Boog, Fiji, and 3 Houses Down. Swiss is also building a healthy fan base in the US and Hawaii as well as closer to home.

"The Reggae scene in New Zealand and the Pacific has been steadily growing over the last five years," says Dawn Raid co-director, Brotha D. "I've been looking for a special young artist that can cross all boundaries and continue to push pacific-based reggae music on a world stage. Swiss has the talent."

The first single from the EP 'Slow Wind' hits radio this week and is set to be an urban smash with the video already having well over 197,000 views on youtube.

"To sign with such a prolific and established label has been a blessing," says Swiss. "For a label to sign and invest in someone at the age of twenty is always a risk, which is why I am so grateful for the team at Dawn Raid."

Swiss – 'Slow Wind' single out to radio this week!

Click here to download the full press release: Word Document | PDF


Fourtunate & Adeaze Shows This Week!

14th May 2012

Young stars Fourtunate are in NZ for some shows with Adeaze this weekend - Tickets to these shows in Porirua, Fielding & Wainuiomata are selling fast so contact the venue now!


Home Brew Album - Number 1 On RIANZ Album Chart!

10th May 2012

After recovering from a highly successful weekend at the Home Brew Speakeasy 48 Hour Album Release Party at Shooters in Auckland we received the news that the Home Brew debut full length album has hit #1 on the NZ album chart!! Huge news - The last time a local Urban album debuted at #1 was Adeaze in 2004 and the last local Hip Hop album to debut at #1 was Scribe's The Crusader in 2003. Congrats to the boys on a huge achievement!

Click here to listen & purchase on iTunes


Home Brew - Speakeasy - 48 Hour Release Party

4th May 2012

A big weekend ahead... Dirty 10 Years Party tonight then the big 48 Hour Home Brew Speakeasy Release Party at Shooters Saloon in Kingsland..

Click here to buy your ticket (with free album) at Under The Radar


Savage - New Single "TWERK" Available Now!

4th May 2012

Savage's ridiculous new single "TWERK" is at radio and available on iTunes now!

Click here to listen & purchase on iTunes

Savage - Twerk by DawnRaidMusic


Home Brew Album - Number 1 On iTunes! #Brewsday

1st May 2012

That's right folks it's Brewsday - You can download the new Home Brew album now on iTunes..

Click here to listen & purchase on iTunes


DNK World Music Presents 'The Academy' - In Stores & Online Now!

16th April 2012

 

Click here to listen & purchase on iTunes


AUDIO: Savage - Block Exchange feat. Monsta G, Ganxsta Ridd & Shaxe!

4th April 2012

Savage drops the second street single from his upcoming EP - "The Orator"... Free download.

Block Exchange feat. Monsta G, Ganxsta Ridd & Shaxe by DawnRaidMusic


Forty-One x David Dallas - Purple Tinted // Free Remix Album Download

4th April 2012

 

Frontline back on deck... Forty-One puts his spin on The Rose Tint with 12 remixes - PURPLE TINTED is available now for free download or a donation at fortyone.bandcamp.com


PNC - Volume Magazine Cover

4th April 2012

 

PNC covers this weeks Volume Magazine to celebrate the release of his new free download album 'Under The Influence' - available for free download at pncmusic.co.nz NOW!


VIDEO: Donell Lewis featuring Rickey Okay - Put It On Me

2nd April 2012

Check out the new video from the DNK World Music boys - Donell Lewis & rickey Okay (produced by D.Love). Shot, Directed and Edited by: Aziz (Youth Empire).

Download the track now on iTunes and support the movement.


DNK World Music Presents 'The Academy' - Cover Art x Tracklist

2nd April 2012

DNK World Music presents 'The Academy' - In Stores and online April 16th.


PNC - Under The Influence - FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD!

30th March 2012

New PNC album - 'Under The Influence' available for free download at pncmusic.co.nz NOW!


Savage & Deceptikonz / Alize Mixtape Release Party - Shooters, Surfers Paradise - Easter Sunday, April 8th!

28th March 2012

More details on the Facebook invite


Horsemen Family Alize Mixtape Release Party - The Roxy, Parramatta, Sydney - This Friday 30th March!

28th March 2012

More details on the Facebook invite


VIDEO: PNC - All Day feat. Pieter T

28th March 2012

Directed by Anthony Plant. Produced by Matt Miller. Presented by Crooks & Castles and Volume Magazine. From the forthcoming album Under The Influence available for free download at pncmusic.co.nz from Friday 30th March.


NO.1 "HIP HOP & RnB FRIDAY LAUNCH" at No.1 HIGH ST / PNC ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

28th March 2012

More details on the Facebook invite


PNC - Under The Influence - Artwork

28th March 2012

New PNC album - 'Under The Influence' available for free download at pncmusic.co.nz from Friday 30th March.


AUDIO: Savage - Come Out (Wrath Of A Menace) Featuring Monsta G & Jah Free!!

21st March 2012

Savage drops the first single from his upcoming EP - "The Orator"... Free download.

Come Out (Wrath Of A Menace) feat. Monsta G & Jah Free by DawnRaidMusic


AUDIO: Donell Lewis - All the way

20th March 2012

DNK World Music unleash yet another freebie in the run up to the release of their album - The Academy in stores April 16th. First single from the album out soon. Download the track for free and enjoy...

Donell Lewis - All the way by DNKWorldMusic


AUDIO: D.Love - In The Club

13th March 2012

DNK World Music unleash yet another freebie in the run up to the release of their album - The Academy in stores April 16th. First single from the album out soon. Download the track for free and enjoy...

D.Love - In the club by DNKWorldMusic


20th Anniversary Official CD - Available This Saturday At Pasifika Festival!

6th March 2012

That's right people we have again teamed up with Pasfika Festival to release the Official CD for the 2012 Festival which is the 20th Anniversary. We will have the CD available at the Festival this weekend for a special price and there will also be a host of other specials with it including some of the artists on the CDs albums and official Pasfika Festival merchandise. Maybe even a few guest appearances from some of the artists themselves.

For those of you that can't make it to the festival the CD will be available in stores and online from Monday 12th of March.


Askew One - Smoke Signals - Exhibition

7th March 2012

Showing in March 2012, Smoke Signals is Askew’s biggest solo exhibition yet. A comeback after 5 years of struggling to identify a true style of canvas painting that best represents himself and his experiences as an outdoor artist, but within a confined indoor space. Said to be triggered by a ‘stroke-like’ event he experienced in 2011 called Call Fleming Syndrome, this newly found style was discovered five months later out of frustration whilst painting on a particular canvas at an art residency program (Fountainhead Residency, Miami), the moment captured on video.

A perfect blend of bold illustrative line work influenced by comic-books, the graphic power of the letter and his cynical yet patriotic slogans, with a mature taste of abstraction and finishing, these new paintings deal with his identity in New Zealand context but more specifically from the perspective of someone that grew up through the 80s and 90s. He cites the Americanisation of local culture during that era and growing up inner city as informing his aesthetic and creative direction. Four generations Kiwi but a mixed bag of European descent, Askew's Smoke Signals show discusses the cultural displacement of all the people living on this isolated island at the bottom of the Pacific ocean.

Opening: March 15th, 6:00pm / Viewing from March 16th
Weekdays 10:00am - 6:00pm / Weekends 10:00am - 4:00pm

 

Click here for the full press release


AUDIO: D.Love Featuring Pieter T - Daddy's Finally Home

6th March 2012

DNK World Music unleash yet another freebie in the run up to the release of their album - The Academy in stores March 26th. First single from the album out soon. Download the track for free and enjoy...

D.Love feat Pieter T - Daddy's finally home by DNKWorldMusic


EVENT: Rickey Okay at YOLO (You Only Live Once) - Sanctuary Bar - This Saturday

2nd March 2012


POSTPONEMENT: Melbourne Gospel Gold Launch & Showcase

28th February 2012

It is with regret that we have to postpone this weekend's Gospel Gold Showcase in Melbourne as there has been a death in the Dawn Raid family. For any further information please email info@dawnraid.co.nz


AUDIO: Rickey Okay - Tale Of A Dinosaur

28th February 2012

DNK World Music unleash yet another freebie in the run up to the release of their album - The Academy in stores March 26th. First single from the album out soon. Download the track for free and enjoy...

Rickey Okay - Tale Of A Dinosaur by DNKWorldMusic


Pasifika Festival 20th Anniversary - Official CD

27th February 2012

To celebrate this years Pasifika Festival 20th Anniversary this years Pasifika: The Collection album is exclusively available on March 10th at Pasifika Festival - then in stores and online the following Monday 12th March.


AUDIO: Donell Lewis feat Brooke Fraser - Love Is Waiting

21st February 2012

DNK World Music unleash yet another freebie in the run up to the release of their album - The Academy in stores March 26th. Download the track for free and enjoy

Donell Lewis feat Brooke Fraser Love is waiting by DNKWorldMusic


AUDIO: D.Love feat Donell Lewis - Happy Valentines

14th February 2012

DNK World Music unleash a freebie for all the lovers out there on Valentines Day.. Download for free and enjoy. DNK World Music - The Academy in stores March 26th.

D.Love feat Donell Lewis - Happy Valentines by DNKWorldMusic


EVENT: Rickey Okay Performing At Jump Off (Jet Nightclub) This Wednesday

13th February 2012

Part of our new signing DNK World Music - Rickey Okay will be performing at JUMP OFF at Jet Nightclub this Wednesday. Also playing on the night DJ Lenium, Tania M & MC Five.A. Click here for the Facebook event page


AUDIO: PNC - POLO (SBW Theme)

9th February 2012

From PNCMusic.co.nz "Man, everyone went nuts asking me for this. Congrats again to Sonny for silencing the critics. POLO!"

PNC - POLO (SBW Theme) by PNC


VIDEO: Rickey Okay - Straight To The Top

9th February 2012

DNK World Music's Rickey Okay drops the single and video for his single 'Straight To The Top'. Available now on iTunes. DNK World Music Presents: The Academy will be available from all good record stores and online from March 26.


AUDIO: Take It All featuring Jordache, David Dallas, Louie Knuxx & Percieve (produced by Matt Miller)

7th February 2012

From PNC's forthcoming 'Under The Influence' album. Produced by Matt Miller. Available for free download. To download, click on the down arrow icon located on the SoundCloud widget, easy!
Brought to you by the wonderful folk at Volume / Crooks & Castles.

PNC - Take It All ft. Jordache, David Dallas, Louie Knuxx & Percieve (produced by Matt Miller) by PNC


VIDEO: PNC - As I Fly

7th February 2012


RIP - Mary Yandall (of The Yandall Sisters)

31st January 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are today with the Yandall family as Mary Yandall, of the all-female New Zealand singing group the Yandall sisters, has passed away peacefully over the weekend.

Performing alongside her sisters Adele and Pauline, Mary entertained audiences both here and abroad for over 30 years. The Yandall Sisters' most well-known song, Sweet Inspiration, stayed on the NZ Top 20 singles chart for eight weeks in 1974. The song also featured on our Pasifika: The Collection CD in 2010.

The group was named New Zealand Entertainer of the Year in 1977 and has continued performing since.

RIP Anna Mary Yandall - you will be missed.


DNK World Music Set To Release Debut Compilation

27th January 2012

Following their recent chart success, DNK World Music are pleased to announce they are releasing their debut label compilation: DNK World Music Presents: The Academy on March 26th. The announcement comes at an exciting time for the
independent Auckland label, which has also just signed an exclusive distribution and marketing deal with Frequency Media Group.

Founded by Nick "Karnel" Williams and producer Daniel "D.Love" Love in 2010, the prolific pair have been independently releasing albums and singles for the last four years, developing a large following with Auckland's youth, and producing Top 10 singles for other artists including J-Geek and remixes for J Williams & Erakah.

DNK World Music will be showcasing four main artists on the album including R&B Singer Donell Lewis, hip hop artist Rickey Okay, producer D.Love and label founder Karnel. D-Love is an accomplished producer who recently produced the smash hit "My Baby" by Pieter T, which is currently a Top 30 NZ single and has over 300,000 youtube views. He also released the single "Skinny Jeans" in 2011, featuring rapper Rickey Okay, that generated substantial viral buzz amongst the Auckland Dance community. At just 19-years-old Donell Lewis rounds off the line-up as an exciting up-coming talent in the New Zealand R&B scene.

DNK World Music Presents: The Academy will be available from all good record stores from March 26.


FREE Download: Sky'high - Your Highness EP (Produced by P-Money)

17th January 2012

From P-MoneyMusic.com "My Sydney-side homegirl Sky'high has dropped her killer EP entitled 'Your Highness' today featuring 5 tracks all produced by yours truly, P-Money. The EP includes "Look At Me Now", "Don Dada" and 3 new tracks plus the "Don Dada Remix" ft. RoxXxan (UK), David Dallas (NZ) and Briggs (AU)."


AUDIO: PNC - As I Fly

17th January 2012

From PNC's forthcoming 'Under The Influence' album. Produced by Matt Miller. Available for free download. To download, click on the down arrow icon located on the SoundCloud widget, easy!
Brought to you by the wonderful folk at Volume / Crooks & Castles.

PNC - As I Fly (produced by Matt Miller) by PNC


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 - FROM DAWN RAID!

9th January 2012

Thanks for all the support with our artists in 2011, it was a big year for many of the team including David Dallas, 454 Life, Mz J, Savage, Monsta & Gospel Gold.

We've got a huge year of releases, shows and events planned for 2012 so stay tuned for exclusive downloads, new music and announcements coming soon...


VIDEO: Monsta - This Is Love (O Le Alofa Lea - Don McGlashan Choir) feat. J-Boog - From Sione's 2: Unfinished Business Soundtrack

9th January 2012


EVENTS: Summer Vineyard Tour Feat: Aloe Blacc & Tiki Taane on sale now

9th January 2012

For tickets & further information check out the website www.summervineyardtour.co.nz...


EVENTS: Mayer Hawthorne Announces Auckland & Wellington Shows!

9th January 2012

Get your tickets now Wellington tickets at www.1-night.co.nz - Auckland tickets available at www.ticketmaster.co.nz


Sione's 2: Unfinished Business - Volume Magazine Christmas Issue Cover Shoot

19th December 2011

Check out the video here.


Sweet & Irie Part Of A HUGE Line Up At Raggamuffin 2012!

12th December 2011

For more information and tickets go to www.raggamuffin.co.nz


Frequency Media Group / Dawn Raid - A Christmas Tale - Xmas Party

9th December 2011


VIDEO: Savage "I Promise" featuring Ria - Official Single & Video From Sione's 2: Unfinished Business Soundtrack

7th December 2011


This Week At Bus Stop Fridays At The Alamo - Aaradhna Live!

7th December 2011

Get down to The Alamo this Friday for BUS STOP FRIDAYS! Aaradhna will be in the house with support from DJ Spyce & DJ Meyerz. Best of all it's FREE entry! Drink specials on the night too!


AUDIO: PNC - Stranger Pt. 1 & 2

7th December 2011

From PNC's forthcoming 'Under The Influence' album. Produced by Matt Miller. Available for free download. To download, click on the down arrow icon located on the SoundCloud widget, easy!

PNC - Stranger Pt. 1 & 2 (produced by Matt Miller) by PNC


VIDEO: David Dallas - Feel Like Oasis Feat. Tayyib Ali & Just Blaze

7th December 2011


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