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SWISS ANNOUNCES BREAK FROM LIVE PERFORMING

4th April 2014

MEDIA RELEASE: Friday 4th April

LOCAL REGGAE ARTIST SWISS ANNOUNCES BREAK FROM LIVE PERFORMING

With deep regret, Dawn Raid and Frequency Media Group announce that the artists Swiss will be stepping down from music for the immediate future & taking a break from live performing.

Due to a personal family matter we regret to inform the public that Swiss will not be making any personal appearances including the previously scheduled US & Hawaii Tour Dates: April 5th ,19th, 25th and 26th.

Dawn Raid and Frequency Media Group are supporting Swiss through these times, and will continue to support the worldwide release of his debut album "Lucky Man" with VP Records.

We look forward to his return to the industry in the future, and request that the media respect his and his family’s privacy at this time.


9 Years Since the passing of Phil Fuemana

28th February 2014

9 years ago today we lost one of the great and most influential men in Polynesian music in NZ & beyond... Dawn Raid wouldn't be who / where we are today without this man. We love you Phil!


Angel Deesky - Poly Boy Shine ft. Yung LB, Monsta Ganjah

28th February 2014


Swiss - Live In Brisbane Next Saturday 1st March

20th February 2014


Aaradhna, Sammy J & Swiss - Live In Arizona in March

20th February 2014


Aaradhna, Sammy J & Swiss - Live In Santa Ana in April

20th February 2014


Aaradhna, Sammy J & Swiss - Live In Hawaii in April

20th February 2014


Swiss - To Play MayJah RayJah Festival 2014 in Hawaii

20th February 2014


FIJI Performing "Sweet Darling" Live at Studio on Saturday Night!

10th February 2014


David Dallas - The Wire feat. Ruby Frost Goes GOLD!

10th February 2014

Keep requesting on TV & radio and grab your copy of the single & album here


DECEPTIKONZ Re-unite for shows and tour!

4th February 2014

Deceptikonz are back! You can catch all 4 - Mareko, Savage, Frisko & Devolo live on stage together again at Homegrown next weekend and in Hamilton on Thursday 13th of Feb at Hood St Studio - presale tickets available now from Eventfinder.


Fiji & Aaradhna LIVE with special guest Sammy Johnson!

22nd January 2014

That's right, the King & Queen of Polynesian music Fiji & Aaradhna will be performing two live shows in Wellington and Auckland on the 7th and 8th of February respectively - $30 pre-sale tickets on sale now from www.dashtickets.co.nz


Joel Fletcher & Savage - Swing #1 Dance / #1 Australian Artist / #3 Single in Australia!

20th January 2014

Joel Fletcher & Savage's version of Swing is now #1 Dance Single / #1 Australian Artist Single and #3 Pop Single in Australia - Check out the full chart here and grab your copy of the song from itunes here


Sammy Johnson aka Sammy J in Las Vegas this Weekend!

20th January 2014

Sammy Johnson is performing this Saturday night in Las Vegas after the rugby 7s. Backstage with Sammy J - get your tickets now.


Dawn Raid Signs - Sammy Johnson aka Sammy J!

20th January 2014

Announced this past weekend at the Auckland Council - Music In Parks event at Hayman Park in Manukau - Sammy Johnson is now officially part of the Dawn Raid family! New music coming this year.


Joel Fletcher & Savage - Swing! Remix Video

14th January 2014

Here's the brand new video for Joel Fletcher & Savage's "Swing" Remix which is topping the charts in Australia right now. Grab the track on iTunes now!


Joel Fletcher & Savage - Swing #1 in Australia!

13th January 2014

Joel Fletcher & Savage's version of Swing is now #1 on the Australian Artist Singles Chart! Check out the full chart here and grab your copy of the song from itunes here


David Dallas - Double Top 20 + Runnin' Goes Platinum!

13th January 2014

David Dallas' continues his strong run from 2013 into 2014 with a platinum certification for the Runnin' single in NZ and new single The Wire feat. Ruby Frost heating up the charts - Last friday both songs were in the Top 20 - this week The Wire moves up to #15 - Keep requesting on TV & radio and grab your copy of the single & album here


Merry Christmas - Check out our albums of the year and iTunes specials - grab your summer sounds now!

12th December 2013


Aaradhna - Treble & Reverb scoops 4 Vodafone NZ Music Awards! Album of the year!

27th November 2013

Aaradhna had an amazing night at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards last Thursday taking home 4 awards in total including the prestigious and surely the most coveted award of the night - Album of The Year! She also nabbed Best Solo Female, Best Urban / Hip-Hop & Best Pacific Album. Well done Radz!

Grab your copy of the album here:
Treble & Reverb - Deluxe (11 bonus tracks) $17.99 | Treble & Reverb (Original album) - just $10.99


David Dallas in the Runnin' for 106 & Park Favourite Video - Get your vote in!

13th November 2013

David Dallas’s 2013 single ‘Runnin’’ has been selected as a nominee on 106 & Park’s Favorite Video. David Dallas has had an extremely successful year proven by his recent album ‘Falling into Place’ not only being recognized domestically, but on an international scale as well.

D.Dot’s ‘Runnin’’ video was filmed in the beautiful Mitimiti in Hokianga. The video features majestic landscapes and images that have been referred to as epic Django Unchained tales of escape. Director ‘Tom Gould’ has truly captured the essence of the music with these visuals.

David’s selection to be a voting option in this competition is a huge achievement as his name features amongst some of the most well known artists in the world including Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky and Schoolboy Q.

Please show your support for David Dallas by clicking here and voting for his music video!


Aaradhna - Treble & Reverb Deluxe Edition - Out in NZ & Aus Friday - Pre-order now for only 14.99!

13th November 2013

In celebration of her multiple Vodafone NZ Music Award nominations Aaradhna is releasing the Deluxe Edition of her Treble & Reverb album this Friday 15th of November in New Zealand and Australia. The new version features all 17 original tracks from the album including the #1 NZ single "Wake Up" plus hit songs Great Man, Lorena Bobbitt and more.

The bonus disc includes past hits, features and remixes from Treble & Reverb with big names Common, Talib Kweli & Calvin Richardson.

Secure your copy now on iTunes for only $14.99 if you pre-order in the next 2 days!
Click here to pre-order in New Zealand | Click here to pre-order in Australia

CD Version available in stores on both sides of the Tasman from Friday!


AARADHNA HITS THE US CHARTS & EMBARKS ON 3RD US TOUR TO PROMOTE “TREBLE & REVERB” DELUXE EDITION

24th October 2013

We all know the world spotlight is firmly on New Zealand Music, and our # 1 Soul export Aaradhna is no exception. Fresh from five nominations for the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, Aaradhna has released her third solo album Treble & Reverb – Deluxe Edition this week in the United States - a bold move in the birthplace of R&B and Soul Music.

Treble & Reverb – Deluxe Edition is Aaradhna’s first official US retail release via Dawn Raid / Republic / RBC Records, which immediately placed Top 20 on the prestigious US - R&B / Soul Charts, following her #1 Position in NZ late last year.

The Fall “Treble & Reverb” Tour is Aaradhna’s third US tour this year, her first as headliner. Kicking off in Salt Lake City earlier this month, the tour is winding its way across the West Coast and finishes down south in Texas in November.

Aaradhna has quickly gained a faithful US fan base supporting Soul legend Charles Bradley (of the Daptones label) at a number of his sold out shows, and local Reggae hero’s Katchafire & J Boog on their summer “Live Up Tour”. The highlight of an intensive US tour run for Aaradhna was selling out the legendary “House Of Blues – Sunset Blvd “ in Hollywood, with stars on the rise, Common Kings.

With mounting accolades from prestigious soul singers like Aloe Blacc, Musiq Soulchild, and Charles Bradley, Aaradhna is set to continue her notoriety on the world stage. Multi-Grammy nominee and “The Prince Of Soul”, Calvin Richardson said of their recent collaboration: “Aaradhna is one of the most talented new voices I’ve heard in a long time.”

With a new album in-stores and a national US Tour under way, the future is looking bright for the Queen of Pacific Soul. The Treble & Reverb Deluxe Edition will be released in NZ, November 15.

Fri 25th Oct • Tacoma, WA • Cultura Event Center
Mon 28th Oct • Solana Beach, CA • Belly Up (With Buddy Guy) SOLD OUT

Tue 29th Oct • Tempe, AZ • Club Red
Sat 2nd Nov • San Jose, CA • Club Milano
Sun 3rd Nov • Santa Cruz, CA • Catalyst Atrium
Mon 4th Nov • San Luis Obispo, CA • SLO Brewing Company
Wed 6th Nov • Santa Barbara, CA • Soho
Thur 7th Nov • Anaheim, CA • House of Blues (With SOJA & Common Kings)
Sat 9th Nov • Harker Heights, TX • Club Rumors

Aaradhna's latest album 'Treble & Reverb' has finally been released in the USA - it went Top 20 on the R&B / Soul Chart on iTunes US this week!!! Grab your copy now Click here to download


Aaradhna - Treble & Reverb Deluxe Album out now - Top 20 R&B / Soul Charts on USA iTunes!

24th October 2013


David Dallas 'Falling Into Place' Album out now - #1 on iTunes!

18th October 2013

David Dallas' new album 'Falling Into Place' is sitting nicely at #1 on iTunes in NZ today.. Grab your copy now or preorder on iTunes if you live outside NZ. Click here to download / pre-order your copy!


David Dallas 'Falling Into Place' Album release / Trainers Store Takeover - Today!

18th October 2013


Swiss - 'Lucky Man' Auckland - Invite only album release Tonight!

18th October 2013


David Dallas - 'Falling Into Place' Available now in NZ - Pre-order worldwide!

18th October 2013

Available in stores in NZ now & Australia next Friday 25th - Worldwide on iTunes Tuesday 22nd! Download or pre-order your copy worldwide on iTunes now! Click here to download / pre-order your copy!


Swiss - Debut album 'Lucky Man' Available Now!

11th October 2013

Available in stores in NZ & Australia now! Deluxe edition with 10 bonus tracks! All of Swiss' previous hits and the new album! Available worldwide on iTunes now! Click here to download your copy!


Aaradhna - Treble & Reverb Deluxe - USA Fall Tour!

1st October 2013


VIDEO: David Dallas - Runnin - Official Video!

23rd September 2013

From the upcoming album 'Falling Into Place' available October 18 in NZ / Aus - October 22 USA. Download the single here


Swiss - Bass Bar, Gisbourne, this Weekend!

23rd September 2013


Swiss - Sideline Bar Napier this Weekend!

23rd September 2013


VIDEO: David Dallas - "It's Gonna Be, What It's Gonna Be"

20th September 2013


VIDEO: David Dallas - Runnin - EA Sports Madden 25 Official Trailer!

27th August 2013

Great news - David Dallas' latest single Runnin' appears as the music in the official release trailer for the upcoming Madden 25 - EA Sports game... Check the trailer above and download the single here


VIDEO: Swiss - "If Tomorrow Never Comes" featuring Etana!

27th August 2013

Swiss' eagerly awaited video for "If Tomorrow Never Comes" featuring the talents of Jamaica's Etana went up on Friday - It has had a huge response with nearly 50,000 people watching it already!! Peep the visuals and download the track from here


VIDEO: Aaradhna - Sit With a Slouch!

21st August 2013


Swiss - If Tomorrow Never Comes feat. Etana - Single - Artwork!

20th August 2013

Available worldwide on iTunes this Friday 23rd August. Full video out soon!


VIDEO: Swiss - If Tomorrow Never Comes feat. Etana - Trailer!

20th August 2013


Aaradhna - Sit With A Slouch - Single - Artwork!

20th August 2013

Available now in NZ & Australia and worldwide (USA) on Tuesday 20th August. Video out soon!


VIDEO: P-Money - Reminisce ft. Blaison Maven!

20th August 2013


My Alofa's Fundraiser - Swiss, Three Houses Down & More To Perform!

6th August 2013

My Alofa's Fundraising Event - Friday 30th August - with live performances from Swiss, Three Houses Down & more! It is not to be missed, so check out the flyer or event page for more details. Presale tickets just $30 / $40 at the door. Check the Facebook event here.


David Dallas - My Mentality feat. Freddie Gibbs!

5th August 2013

Available now on iTunes worldwide.


Aaradhna in Entertainment Weekly!

30th July 2013

Check Aaradhna out getting a huge endorsement from USA Magazine ‎Entertainment Weekly! Comparing her sound to Amy Winehouse! (We all know she has her own sound and style but we'll take the compliment next to a true legend!).


Win a Trip For 2 to Alo PaoPao Festival in Samoa on NiuFM!

25th July 2013


VIDEO: P-Money - "The Professional" Feat. Roc Marciano!

25th July 2013


P-Money - Gratitude: Instrumental Versions - Available Now!

25th July 2013

Available now worldwide on iTunes - Instrumental Versions + Deluxe version (includes Full Gratitude album & Instrumental Versions).


SHOWS: Alo Paopao - Samoa - Swiss, Brownhill, Monsta, Sammy J & More!

25th July 2013


VIDEO: David Dallas - "Til Tomorrow" (M-Phazes Remix)!

25th July 2013


SHOWS: Pacific Reggae Music - Swiss, Brownhill, Paepae Soundsystem, Vintage & Rhythm n Brown - August!

16th July 2013


VIDEO & AUDIO: P-Money - "Break It Down" Feat. Freddie Gibbs - Making The Beat / Audio

16th July 2013

Check out P-Money remaking the beat for "Break It Down" feat. Freddie Gibbs off the Gratitude album. Have a listen to the final instrumental below. P-Money - Gratitude: Instrumental Versions out worldwide on iTunes this friday!


VIDEO: P-Money - "Celebration Flow" Feat. Aaradhna & Talib Kweli!

10th July 2013


AskewOne - Dust To Dust - This Friday!

7th July 2013


Aaradhna - You Don't Love Me Anymore - Video!

25th June 2013


Aaradhna on tour with J Boog & Katchafire in US in July & August!

19th June 2013


Aaradhna, Swiss & Monsta to perform at the 2nd Annual Island Reggae Festival in California!

19th June 2013

Click here to check out the website | Click here to see the Facebook page for updates


Swiss - I Wanna Know - Video!

14th June 2013


Devolo - Forever feat. Swiss & Axeman - Video!

14th June 2013


Three Houses Down - Moon & Back - Video!

31st May 2013


Aaradhna albums on sale on iTunes - all $9.99!

31st May 2013

Click here to browse now


Three Houses Down - Moon & Back EP - Out Now!

31st May 2013

Grab your copy from your favourite music store now or buy a ticket to the shows in Wellington, Auckland & Opononi to receive your copy. If you can't wait for that and want it right now pick it up on iTunes.


Three Houses Down - Moon & Back EP - Stream it in full & win tour tickets!

28th May 2013

Click here or the image above to stream the album now - Get in the draw to win tickets to the release shows in Wellington, Auckland & Opononi.


P-Money - Gratitude - Album Out Now!

17th May 2013

1) Gratitude Intro
2) Welcome To America feat. Skyzoo & Havoc (OfMobb Deep)
3) The Hardest feat. M.O.P
4) Break It Down feat. Freddie Gibbs & Fashawn
5) 11th Break
6) Celebration Flow feat. Aaradhna & Talib Kweli
7) Reminisce feat. Blaison Maven
8) Silver Beat
9) Say It Again feat. Monsta G & Pac Div
10) Killuminati feat. Buckshot
11) Honey feat. Nicole Wray & Jamall Bufford
12) My Baby feat. STS & Nicole Wray
13) I Know Interlude
14) The Professional feat. Roc Marciano
15) Finding God feat. @Peace

Available now from JB Hi-Fi (with FREE t-shirt in NZ) or click here to buy on iTunes (NZ & Australia)


FREE P-Money Gratitude T-Shirt When You Buy "Graitude" Album From JB Hi-Fi!

17th May 2013


Three Houses Down - Moon & Back EP & Tour!

17th May 2013


Aaradhna in New York City!

17th May 2013

Aaradhna performing live at Sol Village - SOB's

Bella Kalolo, Algebra & Aaradhna

Radz & the girls in New York City


Talib Kweli – Prisoner Of Conscious (Album Stream)

7th May 2013



Click here to pre-order Talib Kweli - Prisoner Of Conscious (iTunes NZ)


Aaradhna To Perform Live at SOL VILLAGE, SOB's May 15!

6th May 2013


P-Money - Gratitude - Album Release Tour - NZ & Australia!

1st May 2013

With his new album 'Gratitude' coming out on May 17th, P-Money is pleased to announce a series of Australasian tour dates in celebration of the highly anticipated release.

Joined by Duck Down Music label mate David Dallas as well as special guests for shows in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, alongside Australian shows in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, P-Money is set to take 'Gratitude' directly to the fans, while David Dallas will be previewing new material off his own forth-coming album.

In the lead up to the May 17 album drop, P-Money has been releasing some of the album's tracks for free on pmoneymusic.com with the latest single 'The Hardest feat. M.O.P' released online yesterday.

The new album also showcases some more of the Duck Down Music family with Talib Kweli, Buckshot and Skyzoo all taking up feature spots.

You can also expect to hear from Havoc (of Mobb Deep), Freddie Gibbs, M.O.P., Fashawn, Roc Marciano, Nicole Wray, Jamall Bufford (formerly Buff1), STS, Monsta G, Blaison Maven and Pac Div, as well as the best in local talent including revered hip-hop outfit @peace and soulful songstress Aaradhna.

Aaradhna's latest, critically acclaimed album Treble & Reverb was produced by P-Money and includes the #1 platinum single 'Wake Up', is nominated for five accolades at the 2013 Pacific Music Awards and was also a finalist in the 2013 Taite Music Prize.

Following on from the huge success of The Rose Tint and limited edition release Buffalo Man, David Dallas' new album Falling Into Place is set to drop in July. Hailing it his greatest work to date, don't miss your chance to hear it first.

Gratitude will be available in-stores and online from May 17th, with pre-orders available now from JB Hi-Fi.

Tickets go on sale from 9:00AM Monday 6th May from pmoneymusic.com. A limited run of Early Bird tickets will be available.

See P-Money and David Dallas live at the following venues:

Thursday 6th June – Villa Nightclub – Perth
Friday 7th June – The Espy – Melbourne
Saturday 8th June – The Basement – Sydney
Sunday 9th June – Alhambra Lounge – Brisbane
Friday 14th June – James Cabaret – Wellington
Saturday 15th June – Powerstation – Auckland
Friday 21st June – The Bedford - Christchurch

Tickets available from pmoneymusic.com from 9AM Monday 6 May


P-Money - The Hardest feat. M.O.P - Free download!

1st May 2013


P-Money - Gratitude - Album Cover / Tracklist Reveal!

18th April 2013

1) Gratitude Intro
2) Welcome To America feat. Skyzoo & Havoc (OfMobb Deep)
3) The Hardest feat. M.O.P
4) Break It Down feat. Freddie Gibbs & Fashawn
5) 11th Break
6) Celebration Flow feat. Aaradhna & Talib Kweli
7) Reminisce feat. Blaison Maven
8) Silver Beat
9) Say It Again feat. Monsta G & Pac Div
10) Killuminati feat. Buckshot
11) Honey feat. Nicole Wray & Jamall Bufford
12) My Baby feat. STS & Nicole Wray
13) I Know Interlude
14) The Professional feat. Roc Marciano
15) Finding God feat. @Peace

With the release of his highly anticipated new album Gratitude a month away, P-Money has revealed the album artwork and track listing, also announcing an all-star line-up of featured artists.

Having recently signed a deal with Duck Down Music US, P-Money has made use of his label mates with Talib Kweli, Buckshot and Skyzoo all making an appearance on the album.

You can also expect to hear from Havoc (of Mobb Deep), Freddie Gibbs, M.O.P., Fashawn, Roc Marciano, Nicole Wray, Jamall Bufford (formerly Buff1), STS, Monsta G, Blaison Maven and Pac Div.

Bringing it back to God’s own, the album also features the best in local talent including revered hip-hop outfit @peace and soulful songstress Aaradhna.

Aaradhna’s latest, critically acclaimed album ‘Treble & Reverb’ was produced by P-Money and includes the #1 platinum single ‘Wake Up’, is nominated for five accolades at the 2013 Pacific Music Awards and is also a finalist for the Taite Music Prize.

In the lead up to the May 17 album drop, P-Money has been releasing some of the album’s tracks for free on pmoneymusic.com as a way to show gratitude to his fans, clocking up a huge 65,000 downloads across the globe.

Gratitude will be available in-stores and online from May 17, with Australasian tour dates to be announced shortly. Pre-orders are available now from JB Hi-Fi.


MONSTA - Cali Fobb EP - Available Worldwide on Friday!

18th April 2013

MONSTA has a new EP out this Friday which includes the new radio hit "Mixed Emotions" feat. Swiss and a few new / old unheard tracks. Tracklist below. Available on iTunes from tomorrow.

01 - Mary Jane feat. Lee Majors
02 - Gold Chains feat. Sky'High
03 - Back Against The Wall feat. Yukmouth
04 - Mixed Emotions feat. Swiss
05 - Always Stay High feat. Berner

New track / Free download "Gold Chains" feat. Sky'High and produced by P-Money below!


VIDEO: David Dallas - Don't Want The World - Available Worldwide on iTunes!

18th April 2013

Grab it now on iTunes - NZ | USA | Australia


BrownHill & Swiss Performing Live in Rotorua tonight!

30th March 2013

Grab the album now on iTunes - NZ | USA | Australia


BrownHill & Swiss Performing Live in Whakatane Saturday!

30th March 2013

Grab the album now on iTunes - NZ | USA | Australia


VIDEO: MONSTA - Mixed Emotions featuring Swiss - Available Worldwide on iTunes!

2nd April 2013

Grab it now on iTunes - NZ | USA | Australia


MONSTA - Mixed Emotions featuring Swiss - Available Worldwide on iTunes!

2nd April 2013

Grab it now on iTunes - NZ | USA | Australia


BrownHill - Debut Album - First Love - In Stores Now! Available Worldwide on iTunes!

30th March 2013

Grab it now on iTunes - NZ | USA | Australia


FREE Download: BrownHill - Old Skool Lovin' !

26th March 2013


@Peace Supporting Pharoahe Monch In Sydney - Saturday April 13th!

26th March 2013

Click here for more info and to buy your tickets now!


BrownHill - First Love - Video Shout Outs - Kiwini Vaitai & Laga Savea!

26th March 2013


BrownHill - First Love - Album Release Party!

15th March 2013

Click here to buy your tickets now!


BrownHill To Release Debut Album - First Love!

12th March 2013

Hot off the back of their top 10 radio hit urban single 'Pretty Lady', Wellington based reggae band BrownHill are set to release their debut album First Love on 29 March.

An intoxicating mix of smooth reggae tunes with a distinctive pacific vibe, the nine-piece act describe the album as a culmination of their own individual experiences and lessons around one central theme - love.

From the highs to the lows - all wrapped up in beautiful harmonies, up-lifting beats and sunny-side-up lyrics - BrownHill want people to use their music as a "tool of encouragement for anyone facing the challenges that life and love throw at us".

After individually harnessing their musical abilities through strict church upbringings, BrownHill released their self-titled EP in 2011, and found an immediate audience with reggae fans all over the world.

The supportcontinued to flourish when BrownHill performed with the likes of International Reggae Sensations such as J Boog, Spawnbreezie, Katchafire, Three Houses Down, 1814, George 'Fiji' Veikoso and many more, prompting them to record tracks of their own.

So that's exactly what they did. Throughout 2012, BrownHill were hard at work - mixing raw talent with a stamp of creativity - laying down the groundwork to what would become their debut full-length album - First Love.

In the lead up to the release and following on from a great performance at Pasifika Festival, BrownHill are releasing full Samoan track 'Ita e ua Lili'a' today for free. A celebration of their cultural heritage, the track is available for free download from here and check out the new video here.

First Love will be available in all good record stores and digitally from Friday 29 March 2013.

Check out the new Samoan video "Ita e ua Lili'a" and FREE download of the single below.


VIDEO: BROWNHILL - Ita e ua Lili'a (Samoa Mo Samoa TV)!

12th March 2013

The 2nd video from BrownHill's debut album - "First Love" - Available worldwide on Good Friday (March 29th 2013).

FREE Download of the track from: soundcloud.com/dawnraidmusic

http://www.facebook.com/BrownHillBand | twitter.com/BrownhillBand

Shot & edited by Raynor Whitcombe of Dubmedia.


VIDEO: P-Money X AyeBro - Video Interview Part 2!

12th March 2013

Continuing on from Part 1, P-Money talks on what it is like working with the featured artists, who in Duck Down Music is he most looking forward to collaborating with, his time in the US especially being partnered with Duck Down Music and a possibility of having a Duck Down Music showcase in New Zealand – Have a watch to find out what P-Money has to say.

P-Money’s album, ‘Gratitude,’ will be dropping May 21st 2013 on Dawn Raid Entertainment/Dirty Management/Duck Down Music.

Free download of P-Money’s first single ‘Welcome To America’ featuring Skyzoo & Havoc (Mobb Deep) at pmoneymusic.com - New single out next week!


EVENT: BrownHill / Swiss & Three Houses Down - 4:20!

6th March 2013


EVENT: BrownHill / Swiss & Three Houses Down - 4:20!

6th March 2013


David Dallas - Get Out The Way In Adidas RGIII Advert!

6th March 2013



P-Money X AyeBro - Video Interview Part 1!

26th February 2013

AYEBRO has an exclusive interview with the man himself, mister Peter “P-Money” Wadams. Check out what had to be said during the sit down as the discussion transpires from question answering to general happenings.

Free download of P-Money’s first single ‘Welcome To America’ featuring Skyzoo & Havoc (Mobb Deep) at pmoneymusic.com


P-Money Signs to Duck Down Music US!

26th February 2013

Dawn Raid Entertainment, LLC and Dirty Management are pleased to announce that highly accomplished producer and DJ, P-Money, has signed a new deal with US label, Duck Down Music.

With a string of platinum albums and number one singles to his credit, P-Money has become a household name in New Zealand. Now he joins stable mate David Dallas as the latest Kiwi to sign a deal with the renowned New York based label that has distributed projects for 9th Wonder, B-Real of Cypress Hill, Talib Kweli, De La Soul, Buckshot, Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun, Sean Price and more.

The news comes off the back of his success working with soulful songstress Aaradhna whose latest album Treble & Reverb he produced. The critically acclaimed album’s lead single ‘Wake Up’ has gone platinum, and the record taken her to new heights with the recent announcement of her own record deal with Republic Records US.

A true ambassador of NZ Music, P-Money also co-wrote and produced five of the biggest New Zealand singles of the past decade; “Not Many”, “Stand Up”, & “Stop The Music ft Scribe”, “Keep On Callin ft Akon” and “Everything ft Vince Harder”. The latter of which broke through to UK airwaves on BBC1 and was dubbed Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record in the World. 

As a teenager P-Money poured endless hours into his craft of DJ’ing, a discipline that would see him compete in numerous DJ Battles worldwide and culminate in a 3rd Place prize at the DMC World DJ Championship (a Bronze Medal in the Olympics of the DJ World!).

The skills developed during those competitive years are evident every time P takes the stage, and in the diverse range of artists lining up to collaborate with him – just in the last year he has worked with sister-DJ-duo MayaVanya, George FM buddy Dan Aux, Iva Lamkum, Six60 and Australian emcee Sky’High.

P-Money is currently working on his fourth studio album Gratitude, due for release later this year.

Download P-Money's new single "Welcome To America" at his website www.pmoneymusic.com


The Taite Music Prize: announcing the finalists!

26th February 2013

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The finalists for the Taite Music Prize 2013 have now been confirmed.

Named after the late Dylan Taite, one of the country's most highly respected music journalists, this will be the fourth year for the award. The Taite Music Prize's purpose is to recognise outstanding creativity for an entire collection of music contained on one album. The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000, to be spent as they wish. The cash prize is kindly supplied by PPNZ Music Licensing.The winner will also receive recording time at the Red Bull Studios and a year's supply of Red Bull.

This year's finalists, from a lengthy list of nominations submitted by record labels both independent and major from across the country, are:

• @Peace – @Peace (Frequency Media Group)
• Aaradhna – Treble & Reverb (Frequency Media Group)
• Collapsing Cities – Strangers Again (Pastel Pistol)
• Home Brew – Home Brew (Young Gifted & Broke / Frequency Media Group)
• Lawrence Arabia – The Sparrow (Honorary Bedouin)
• OPOSSOM – Electric Hawaii (CRS Records)
• SJD – Elastic Wasteland (Round Trip Mars)

Conratulations to Frequency Media Group's 3/7 nominees!"

Click here to see the full release at indies.co.nz


EVENT: SWISS - Live In Rarotonga Next Saturday!

22nd February 2013


EVENT: SWISS - Live In Melbourne Tomorrow!

22nd February 2013


@Peace - Girl Songs - Available Now!

20th February 2013

From the Young Gifted & Broke movement comes hip-hop outfit @Peace with their latest release – a 10 track conceptual EP about a failed relationship aptly named Girl Songs.

Featuring Tom Scott (Home Brew) and Lui Tuiasau on vocals, @Peace won over the bloggers with the release of their self-titled debut in 2011, which featured a musical soundscape laid down by Christoph El Truento (Wonderful Noise), Hayden ‘Dandruff’ Dicky and Brandon Haru.

Since 2011, @Peace have been working on their first major release, a conceptual album about space, finality, quantum physics and other things that you probably can't dance to.

Girl Songs is the preview to this craft - veering slightly off the boutique rap track that he normally takes, Tom Scott reveals that listening back to ‘Girl Songs’ is like “listening to my subconscious shout at me from under a pile of suppressed denial”.

Available now worldwide on iTunes:
NZ: Click Here
AUS: Click Here
Bandcamp: Click Here

@Peace Facebook


Parris Goebel | ft The Royal Family: Keep My Cool by Aaradhna!

14th February 2013

"Keep My Cool" is off Aaradhna's "Treble & Reverb" which is out now!


BROWNHILL - Pretty Lady (Official Video)!

13th February 2013

The first video from BrownHill's upcoming album due for release on the 29th of March.

Available now worldwide on iTunes:
NZ: Click Here
AUS: Click Here
USA: Click Here

BrownHill Facebook

BrownHill Twitter


FMG Artist Gotye Wins Three Grammys!

12th February 2013

Frequency Media Group is pleased to congratulate Wally de Backer and his Kiwi collaborator Kimbra on their three Grammy Awards for Alternative Music Album, Pop Duo/Group Performance and the prestigious Record of The Year at the 2013 Grammy Awardceremony in L.A. yesterday. 

Wally says: "It's been amazing and I don't take it for granted. 

 I'm particularly pleased that my album "Making Mirrors" has been acknowledged as well as the single. Hopefully this means there's a place for adventurous, interesting music out there - and for completely silly music too!"

The awards are the icing on the cake for an incredible 18 months since the release of Gotye's third album Making Mirrors. That album sold over 2 million copies worldwide and was a Top 10 album in over 25 countries, won multiple ARIAs in Australia and its equivalents abroad and spawned the hit single, 'Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)'. STIUTK has sold over 13.5 million singles, was viewed over 373 million times on Youtube and was the most streamed song globally on Spotify in 2013. It was the #1 iTunes single in over 50 countries.

 Last week, Gotye played the last show of an 18-month world tour with a memorable gig in India last week. Next week? He'll be resting. A lot.


Aaradhna Signs US Record Deal + 'Wake Up' Goes Platinum!

8th February 2013

Following the Platinum Single presentation for her number one song ‘Wake Up’, Frequency Media Group/Dawn Raid Entertainment are pleased to announce leading Kiwi songstress Aaradhna has signed a multi-album deal with Republic Records in the USA.

She has been signed to the same label as one of her inspirations – the late Amy Winehouse – as well as other leading acts including Florence + The Machine, Gotye and Nicki Minaj.

Aaradhna returned to the music scene with the release of her critically acclaimed album Treble & Reverb in November last year, and has been enjoying rave reviews and international artist props alongside her worldly successes.

 US soul singer Aloe Blacc described the album as “solid” and “great work from an accomplished soul voice”, while Mike Alexander from the Sunday Star Times not only landed the album with a cool five stars, but also said he would “happily lead the Aaradhna chorus and predict Treble & Reverb will reverb around the world."

It’s a prediction that’s coming true – with a US deal, activity in Europe and an international tour in the works, Aaradhna is set to take center stage as one of New Zealand’s hottest exports.

Set to play the More FM Summer Vineyard Tour this February; don’t miss your chance to see Aaradhna live throughout the country before she leaves the country:

MORE FMSUMMER VINEYARD TOUR 2013
Featuring OPSHOP, Missy Higgins, Che Fu & Aaradhna

15 February - Tauranga, Mills Reef Winery
16 February - Hawkes Bay, Sileni Estates Winery
17 February - Martinborough, Te Kairanga Vineyard
19 February - Nelson, Trafalgar Park
22 February - Christchurch, The Groynes
23 February - Auckland, Turanga Creek Vineyard


EVENT: SOJA - With Support From Three Houses Down & Swiss!

7th February 2013

Click here to buy tickets!


VP Records Pacific Presents PACIFIC REGGAE Vol. 1 - In Stores & Online Now!

1st February 2013

Available now on iTunes or in stores everywhere!


Raggamuffin This Weekend! Dawn Raid & VP Artists Performing!

29th January 2013

This Friday and Saturday in Rotorua! Grab your tickets from ticketmaster.co.nz


New @Peace Single - "Cake" Free Download!

21st January 2013

Free download or you can hook them up some bakery money if you're nice like that. Available now on Bandcamp - Click here or the pic above.


VP Records Pacific Presents PACIFIC REGGAE Vol. 1 (Artwork)!

16th January 2013

More info soon...


Poly Profiles: SHAXE (AAJ MAUSAM - J.HIND & SHAXE)

9th January 2013


Swiss & Donell Lewis To Perform At Summer-Ville 2013!

9th January 2013

Tickets available now from www.dashtickets.co.nz


Happy New Year From Dawn Raid & Frequency Media Group!

8th January 2013


Action Bronson & Home Brew LIVE at Galatos This Thursday!

8th January 2013

Click here or the image above to buy tickets online. Hard tickets available from Arcade.

Get familiar! Click here to download Action Bronson's latest album 'Rare Chandeliers' for Free.


Aaradhna Hosting FRESH TV This Saturday, 10AM on TV2

8th January 2013


AARADHNA To Perform Live Acoustic Set Today 1:00PM At Real Groovy!

19th December 2012


MEDIA RELEASE: VP Pacific Reggae Hits Album to be released at Raggamuffin Festival 2013

18th December 2012

Hot on the heels of the explosion in Pacific and California-based Reggae music, VP Records (the global Reggae powerhouse), and Dawn Raid / FMG (the leading Pacific Island-based music label), have partnered with multi-platinum selling DJ and on-air personality DJ Sirvere & The Club Kings to release VP Pacific Reggae Hits, the go-to summer compilation album.

Featuring a collection of thehottest Pacific Reggae tracks released in the last two years - including hitsfrom artists such as J Boog, Swiss, SpawnBreezie, Fiji, Three Houses Down and Brownhill - the new compilation hopes to further expose the groundbreaking Pacific Reggae Movement worldwide.

To help bring this dream to reality, VP Records have included the biggest hits from the Jamaican Dancehall, Soca and Reggae scenes, including Busy Signals 'Come On Over', Tarrus Riley 'SuperMan', Gyptian 'Hold You' and Jamaican songstress Etana's hit 'Reggae'.

"I'm looking to create a perfect back drop to an all new Pacific and Jamaican Reggae soundtrack, something you can sing along to in the garage or jam all day at the beach," says DJ Sirvere.

"Pacific Reggae has made a huge impact in New Zealand and the Pacific music scene over the last two years, and the Club Kings are honoured to be included in the VP Pacific Family and taking it to the next level," he says.

A South Pacific DJ pioneer, with over a quarter of a million Major Flavours albums sold in New Zealand and Australia, a number one on the Australian ARIA's compilation charts and multiple industry awards on both sides of the ditch, DJ Sir-Vere's track record speaks volumes.

VP Records was founded in 1979 and is the largest Reggae label in the world, with artists including Sean Paul, Elephant Man, Etana, Gyptian and Busy Signal.

DJ Sir-Vere will be launching the CD live at Raggamuffin Festival on Feb 1st 2013. Following its launch, VP Pacific Reggae Hits will be available online and from all good music stores.


MEDIA RELEASE: Aaradhna to Perform at Real Groovy Auckland On Wednesday

18th December 2012

Off the back of the release of her criticallyacclaimed album Treble & Reverb, and her #1 hit 'Wake Up', Soul Songstress AARADHNA will be performing LIVE this coming Wednesday 19 December, 1PM at Real Groovy, Auckland.

At this special, live acoustic performance, AARADHNA will be performing tracks from her new album, plus a few well loved others, to all those who visit the store. There will also be a chance for fans to meet AARADHNA and get albums signed.

Dripping with soul and sass, Treble & Reverb is AARADHNA's most definitive album yet. Channeling influences including Amy Winehouse, Ruth Brown, Otis Redding, and Sam Cooke, AARADHNA's called on some of Vintage Soul's greats - and judging by her knack for writing hypnotizing harmonies - they seemed to have answered.

AARADHNA has gone from strength to strength this year, starting with the breakthrough success of the lead single 'Wake Up' which topped the NZ singles charts and has sparked interest from record labels all over the world. The Treble & Reverb album has received universal praise, garnering 5 star reviews from the likes of Sunday Star Times and iTunes, while the video for follow up single 'Lorena Bobbitt' has already had well over 30,000 views on youtube in it's first week alone.

CATCH AARADHNA PERFORMING LIVE FOR FREE:
1PM – 1.30PM WEDNESDAY 19 DECEMBER
REAL GROOVY – 438 QUEEN STREET, AUCKLAND


Friday Night Spot / Niu FM Pacific Xmas Party - With Swiss!

17th December 2012


4Play Mai FM Xmas Party With David Dallas - This Thursday!

17th December 2012


Aaradhna - Treble & Reverb - In Stores & Online Now - Perfect Xmas Gift!

14th December 2012


REMIX: Home Brew / HazBeats Remix Of Aaradhna's "Lorena Bobbitt"

14th December 2012


VIDEO: David Dallas - Spend A Lifetime featuring Daniel Merriweather

13th December 2012


VIDEO: David Dallas U.S.A Tour

7th December 2012

Dave spent the last 3 months touring the U.S.A with Aer on their 'Brightside' tour and being the only guy with a funny accent. 48 shows, minimal sleep, bad food, Mad fun.


EVENT: Young, Wild & Free Underage Gig - With Swiss, Donell Lewis & Sam V!

7th December 2012


VIDEO: Nike Air Force 1 "The Ones": Tom Gould - The Monochromatic One

7th December 2012

The bro Tom Gould who has shot some dope photos and videos for David Dallas & Home Brew talks about what the Air Force 1 means to him...


MEDIA RELEASE: Askew to Release Limited Edition Skateboard Decks in Collab with Arcade

4th December 2012

Off the back of painting eight of the giant tanks down in Auckland's Silo Park, Askew One (Elliot O'Donnell) is embarking on a new venture, collaborating with Auckland skate brand Arcade to create a limited run of exclusive skate board deck designs.

To celebrate the release, Arcade will hold a launch party on Wednesday 12 December from 6–9PM at their Cross St store in central Auckland. The two Askew One designed decks will be available for purchase on the night, and exclusively from the store until sold out.

Opening in 2011, the independent skate shop has drawn on the cultural heritage of Auckland, quickly becoming a staple in the scene - hosting art exhibitions, skate competitions, music performances and product launches, and amassing a solidcrew for whom the shop is a second home.

"My collaboration with Arcade actually started mid-year when they invited me to paint the shop window," says Askew. "I've watched them as they have worked closely with a handful of local artists during the past year and I respect that. I think despite the fact they are a young and small locally owned store, their decision making about what they get involved in and how they engage the local community is driven by what they believe versus what may be the easiest commercial route. I like to work that way too and so it's only natural that we can come together like this."

Askew has lived around the K'Rd area for most of the last decade, and has always loved the aesthetic and potential of Cross Street, seeing it as a good fit to launch the boards.

"I think these guys were brave setting up a retail space down there but someone had to lead the way," he says. "I really enjoy that they are a skate focused outlet too; it's awesome to see the store become a hub for the emerging generation of kids skating and I look forward to seeing people skate or collect these decks."

ASKEW x ARCADE SKATE BOARD DECK LAUNCH
Wednesday 12 December
6.00 – 9.00PM
Arcade Skate Shop, 22c Cross Street, Auckland


VIDEO: I Premiere (Feat. Scribe) - Fortafy X ATP X Jah Boy (Official Video)

4th December 2012

To download the street album free visit www.atpmuzik.com


VIDEO: Aaradhna - Lorena Bobbitt (Official Music Video)!

29th November 2012

Aaradhna - "Lorena Bobbitt" my favourite song and second single from my new album "Treble & Reverb" - Available now in New Zealand and worldwide on iTunes!

I like to call it Retro / Metro. Inspired by old favourites like Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Richie Valens, The Capri's and contemporary artists like Amy Winehouse and Calvin Richardson. After time away from music, this is my most honest album to date.

New Zealand iTunes - click here | Australia iTunes - click here | USA iTunes - click here


VP Records Pacific Label Launch!

26th November 2012


VIDEO: Home Brew - Based On A Brew Story

20th November 2012

Home Brew reckons "This next album will be our last. Share this if you want us to make a romantic tragedy about it."


Aaradhna - Hits The Charts Again!

20th November 2012

Aaradhna's amazing new album "Treble & Reverb" has debuted on the charts this week at #3 on the NZ Album Chart / #14 on the Pop Album Chart and smash hit single "Wake Up" has jumped back to #1 NZ Single and #12 Pop Single! Great news also - "Wake Up" has passed GOLD sales and will be certified in next week's chart! Thanks for all your support of this great project so far! We have plenty more to come!


VIDEO: Fortafy X Jahboy Brisbane City Taste Test

19th November 2012

Fortafy and Jahboy hit up Brisbane city on a friday night to promote the new Fortafy x ATP x Jahboy project! Filmed by Killoffski. Download it free at www.atpmuzik.com


VIDEO: Whats The Scenario? (Remix) - Fortafy X Jah Boy X Gmc X Dialekt X Rex Martel X Jaggarizzar (Official Video)

19th November 2012

To download the street album free visit www.atpmuzik.com


VIDEO: Sweet & Irie - Sunshine Reggae (Official Video)

16th November 2012

The second single from Sweet & Irie's latest album "Irie Inspiration" - which is in stores now in New Zealand and available worldwide on iTunes & Bandcamp.

Irie Inspiration - Album - iTunes NZ | Australia | USA
Sunshine Reggae - Single - iTunes: NZ | Australia

Like Sweet & Irie on Facebook | Follow Sweet & Irie on Twitter


SWISS & MONSTA Live At Club604, Christchurch This Saturday!

16th November 2012


VIDEO: SWISS - She's Mine (Official Video)

14th November 2012

Swiss' 3rd single filmed on location at the RaggaSamoa / Teuila Festival in Samoa - Featuring Miss Samoa 2012 - The beautiful Janine Nicky Tuivaiti.

Available now on Bandcamp
Available on iTunes worldwide this Friday 16th November

Video shot, edited & directed by Tulaga Whitcombe for Whitecombe Media

Track produced by Bizzarri Riddim


MONSTA Live At O'Ryans Bar, Manukau - Next Friday 23rd November!

14th November 2012

Click here for more info


Aaradhna Hits International Charts - NZ / USA / Aus!

13th November 2012

Aaradhna's new album "Treble & Reverb" stormed the charts in first 48hours of it's release, appearing simultaneously on Top Charts in three different territories !! Thanks to her fans & friends all over the world for love & support, much alofa's to all !!!

• NZ: # 1 Airplay "Wake Up" NZ, # 1 R&B/Soul single "Wake Up", #1 R&B/SOUL Album iTunes "Treble & Reverb", # 3 NZ Single, #19 Pop NZ
•  AUS: # 3 R&B/Soul Chart , # 70 Pop 100 iTunes
• USA: #15 R&B/Soul Chart iTunes. #20 R&B Soul Single

New single & video Directed by TOM GOULD coming soon... "Lorena Bobbitt" R18 viewing.

New Zealand iTunes - click here | Australia iTunes - click here | USA iTunes - click here

Rest of the world just search "Aaradhna" in iTunes and you will see it!


VIDEO: Rex Martel (Mareko) - Free At Last!

13th November 2012

Big Rex channels Martin Luther King in this track over Scribe's "Dreaming". FREE download the track & mixtape "The Death Of Mareko" here.


MEDIA RELEASE: Aaradhna Brings Soul Back to the Charts

9th November 2012

"I'll happily lead the Aaradhna chorus and predict Treble & Reverb will reverb around the world." - ***** Mike Alexander, Sunday Star Times

"The Aaradhna album is solid. Great work from an accomplished soul voice, Treble & Reverb is the truth" – Aloe Blacc

Hallelujah, Aaradhna's bringing some soul back into the charts with the lead single off her new album Treble & Reverb – which is out today - claiming the #1 spot in the Radioscope Airplay Top 100.

The 'metro/retro' single 'Wake Up', is also making its mark in the official NZ singles chart where it's currently sitting pretty at number 2.

Originally penned as a plea to herself, Aaradhna wrote the song when she realised life was passing her by and that she was ready to get back in the game.

And back she surely is - when her harmonies spill through the speakers in the opening track of Treble & Reverb, you learn that it's her silky voice over a doo-wop style, along with her newfound attitude, which prove Aaradhna and music "go good together".

Dripping with soul and sprinkled with sass, Treble & Reverb is Aaradhna's most definitive album yet. Channeling influences including Amy Winehouse, Ruth Brown, LaVern Baker, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, and Little Anthony and the Imperials, Aaradhna’s calling on some of the vintage soul's greats - and judging by her knack for writing hypnotizing harmonies - they seem to be answering.

Currently in talks with international labels, the Kiwi songstress is also set to take on the world.

Treble & Reverb is available in stores and online now and don't forget, you can also see Aaradhna live as part of the More FM Summer Vineyard Tour over February.

MORE FMSUMMER VINEYARD TOUR 2013
Featuring OPSHOP, Missy Higgins, Che Fu & Aaradhna


15 February - Tauranga, Mills Reef Winery
16 February - Hawkes Bay, Sileni Estates Winery
17 February - Martinborough, Te Kairanga Vineyard
19 February - Nelson, Trafalgar Park
22 February - Christchurch, The Groynes
23 February - Auckland, Turanga Creek Vineyard

New Zealand iTunes - click here | Australia iTunes - click here | USA iTunes - click here

Rest of the world just search "Aaradhna" in iTunes and you will see it!


Aaradhna - Treble & Reverb - Available Now In NZ & Worldwide On iTunes!

9th November 2012

The time is finally here that we unleash this great album on the world... Available in all good music stores in NZ now and you can also buy "Treble & Reverb" worldwide on iTunes!

New Zealand iTunes - click here | Australia iTunes - click here | USA iTunes - click here

Rest of the world just search "Aaradhna" in iTunes and you will see it!


BrownHill Party In Wellington Tomorrow!

9th November 2012


Aaradhna - Treble & Reverb - Pre-order Now On iTunes!

8th November 2012

The time is nearly here that we unleash this great album on the world... November 9th to be precise. But you can show your support by pre-ordering "Treble & Reverb" now on iTunes.

New Zealand iTunes - click here | Australia iTunes - click here | USA iTunes - click here

Rest of the world just search "Aaradhna" in iTunes and you will see it! If you pre-order the album you will get it before anyone else. (The pre-order usually goes live a couple of hours before the album is live on iTunes so you can download and hear the album first!)


Swiss & DJ Sir-vere On Tour In Rotorua & Hamilton This Week!

7th November 2012

This week you can catch Swiss & DJ Sir-vere on tour at Heaven & Hell, Rotorua tomorrow night and Gravity Bar, Hamilton on Friday night.


Aaradhna - Treble & Reverb - Pre-order Now On iTunes!

30th October 2012

The time is nearly here that we unleash this great album on the world... November 9th to be precise. But you can show your support by pre-ordering "Treble & Reverb" now on iTunes.

New Zealand iTunes - click here | Australia iTunes - click here

We will have the rest of the world pre-order up within a few days for you all!


Sweet & Irie - Irie Inspiration - New Album - #11 on NZ Album Chart!

30th October 2012

Sweet & Irie's brand new album "Irie Inspiration" is number 11 on the NZ album chart this week! Congrats to Ed & the team! Grab your copy now from JB HI FI, The Warehouse and anywhere that sells good music!


YGB - The Grey Tape - Available At Arcade!

30th October 2012

YOUNG, GIFTED AND BROKE TAPE - available for purchase now at Arcade - or online here: www.arcadestore.com


YGB - The Grey Tape - Free Download!

29th October 2012

YOUNG, GIFTED AND BROKE TAPE - available for free download NOW. *no tape player required. Download now from www.younggiftedandbroke.com


FREE Download: ATP, Fortafy & JahBoy - "What's The Scenario?"

24th October 2012

Brand new FREE download album from your favourite Kiwi's in the GC - ATP (BeatKamp) / Fortafy & JahBoy! Big features on the album include Scribe, 360, Sid Diamond, Vince Harder & many more! Click here to download now!


FREE Download: Aaradhna - "Burned It Up"

19th October 2012

Here is another exclusive new track from the new Aaradhna album "Treble & Reverb" - Available in stores and online November 9th. This one is a Spasifik Mag exclusive so head over to the website and get the download now!


Video - 360 x FORTAFY x ATP ft. VINCE HARDER x BLANCO - "CHAMPION"!

19th October 2012


Home Brew & YGB in Australia This Week!

18th October 2012


FREE Download: Aaradhna - "I'm Not The Same"

10th October 2012

Here is an exclusive new track from the new Aaradhna album "Treble & Reverb" - Available in stores and worldwide on iTunes November 9th.

Aaradhna - I'm Not The Same by DawnRaidMusic


Sweet & Irie - Irie Inspiration Album On Sale This Friday - Get Both Albums For $25 At JB HiFi!

10th October 2012


Aaradhna & Che Fu To Perform Together On The MoreFM Summer Vineyard Tour 2013!

8th October 2012


Savage - Twerk Tour - In A Town Near You Soon!

8th October 2012


Niu FM & South Side Arts Festival Present The Mixer 3 Concert - Featuring Swiss, Aaradhna, BrownHill, Sweet & Irie & More!

8th October 2012

In partnership with Southside Arts Festival, Niu FM is proud to bring you THE MIXER 3 CONCERT.  The stage is set for The Mixer's third incarnation and this year we promise to blow you away with a solid showcase of Polynesian talent.  

This year's headliners include rising reggae stars Tomorrow People and international sensation Swiss.  Also featured are Three Houses Down, Aaradhna, Pieter T, Cydel, Sweet & Irie, Giant Killa, Brownhill and many more!  Stay tuned to NIU to hear full line up, plus for your chance to win tickets!

When:      7pm - 10.30pm, Friday 26 October
Where:    Sir Woolf Fisher Arena, TelstraClear Pacific Events CentrePrice:      General Admission -$25 per ticket / Gold Ticket - $35 per ticket / General Admission (on event night, door   sale) - $40 per ticket

Buy tickets now: Phone 0800 224 224 or visit Ticket Direct


Jade Louise & Donell Lewis EP Release + 4Play @ Flight Thursdays Launch!

8th October 2012

$10 Entry or $20 VIP Entry with both EP's! Click here to buy tickets at www.undertheradar.co.nz | Click here to check out the event on Facebook.


FREE Download: Rex Martel – The Death Of Mareko!

5th October 2012

Rex Martel - The Death Of Mareko

Rex Martel - The Death Of Mareko

Rex Martel kills Mareko on this dope new free download MIxtape. Click here to download!


Sweet & Irie - Irie Inspiration - Album Release Party October 12th - O'Ryan's Bar, Manukau!

4th October 2012

Sweet & Irie's brand new album "Irie Inspiration" will be in stores & online on October the 12th - that night is also the release party for the new album at O'Ryans Bar in Manukau! Free entry!


Sweet & Irie - Irie Inspiration - Album In Stores October 12th + FREE Download - Psalms Of Bob Marley!

4th October 2012

Sweet & Irie's brand new album "Irie Inspiration" will be in stores & online on October the 12th!

Sweet & Irie - Psalms of Bob Marley by DawnRaidMusic


New Donell Lewis Video - "Missing My Love" Featuring Fortafy!

1st October 2012


FREE Download: Swiss - "She Doesn't Mind" Sean Paul International Remix!

27th September 2012

Here is an exclusive new track from Swiss... the international remix of Sean Paul's "She Doesn't Mind" - Free download!

Swiss - She Doesn't Mind International Remix by DawnRaidMusic


David Dallas - Buffalo Man EP - FREE Download!

27th September 2012

Click here to download Buffalo Man now!

From David Dallas' website:

Throughout your life certain artists will resonate with you more than others. Often you can look back and pinpoint the moment when the influence of a particular artist changed your musical taste or your opinion about something.

Jamiroquai was one of those bands for me. Largely due to the fact I was so obsessed with Hip Hop & R&B music as a kid – I never bothered to give any music outside of my little box a chance.

Like everyone else I was intrigued by the "Virtual Insanity" video when it dropped, but stealing my sisters copy of their Travelling Without Moving album then subsequently picking up their previous 2 albums opened up a whole new world to me, and led me to discover a raft of other artists and songs.

They remain significant to me not just because of their great catalogue, but because I credit them as being the band that made an extremely closed minded kid realize he was capable of enjoying other genres of music.

This E.P is the culmination of an idea we started floating around 3 years ago. A project inspired by one of my favourite bands isn't something I’ve taken lightly. We've put our hearts into this, I hope you enjoy it and I hope that we've done some justice to the work of a great act.

All Songs inspired by, sampled or interpolated from the catalogue of Jamiroquai.


New David Dallas Video - Ever Get The Feeling!

20th September 2012


New Sweet & Irie - Back To The Islands!

27th September 2012


Smoke DZA Feat. @Peace - Auckland - November 15th!

20th September 2012

Click here to buy tickets from undertheradar.co.nz


Smoke DZA Feat. Team Dynamite - Wellington - November 16th!

20th September 2012

Click here to buy tickets from undertheradar.co.nz


David Dallas Reveals Buffalo Man EP - Artwork / Release Date - 26th Sepetmeber!

20th September 2012

From David Dallas' website:

Throughout your life certain artists will resonate with you more than others. Often you can look back and pinpoint the moment when the influence of a particular artist changed your musical taste or your opinion about something.

Jamiroquai was one of those bands for me. Largely due to the fact I was so obsessed with Hip Hop & R&B music as a kid – I never bothered to give any music outside of my little box a chance.

Like everyone else I was intrigued by the "Virtual Insanity" video when it dropped, but stealing my sisters copy of their Travelling Without Moving album then subsequently picking up their previous 2 albums opened up a whole new world to me, and led me to discover a raft of other artists and songs.

They remain significant to me not just because of their great catalogue, but because I credit them as being the band that made an extremely closed minded kid realize he was capable of enjoying other genres of music.

This E.P is the culmination of an idea we started floating around 3 years ago. A project inspired by one of my favourite bands isn't something I’ve taken lightly. We've put our hearts into this, I hope you enjoy it and I hope that we've done some justice to the work of a great act.

All Songs inspired by, sampled or interpolated from the catalogue of Jamiroquai.


BrownHill & Donell Lewis FREE Download On MaiFM Website!

20th September 2012

Click here or the image above to check out the tracks and download.


@Peace Album On Sale Now At JB Hi Fi - Bonus Deal $25 For @Peace CD + Home Brew CD!

18th September 2012


Swiss - Mr. Slow Wind EP In Stores Now At JB Hi Fi!

18th September 2012


FREE Download: Aaradhna - Can We Go Back

11th September 2012

Here is an exclusive new track from the new Aaradhna album "Treble & Reverb" - Available in stores and worldwide on iTunes in November.

Aaradhna - Can We Go Back by DawnRaidMusic


The Fallen - Featuring SWISS, DJ Sirvere & ClubKingz - Fundraiser For Families Of Fallen Soldiers - This Friday - Christchurch!

11th September 2012

Click here to see the Facebook event page for The Fallen


VIDEO: Behind The Scenes - Swiss - Mr. Slow Wind Release Party - Fielding - Part 1

10th September 2012

Behind the scenes video of Swiss, BrownHill & Savage preparing for an performing at Fielding Civic Centre on Saturday 18th of August.

Shot by Sagala Brothers. Edited by Sani Sagala.

Swiss' debut EP - "Mr Slow Wind" available now in stores in NZ & Australia and world wide on iTunes & Bandcamp.


VIDEO: Young, Gifted & Broke Cypher - @PEACE & Guests - Studio, Auckland This Friday!

10th September 2012

YOUNG GIFTED & BROKE PRESENTS... @Peacewith special guests Team Dynamite, Sidestep Quintet, Joel Paydirt & Legal Money Mike, DJ Substance this Friday 14th September The Studio, 340 K Road, Auckland

Tickets from undertheradar.co.nz - ** All ticket holders receive a limited collector's edition of the @PEACE album on the door **


BrownHill's New Single "She's All" Available Now On iTunes!

6th September 2012

BrownHill's new single "She's All" from their new album is now available on iTunes worldwide.

Buy now from iTunes NZ | Australia | USA or search in your country.


Sweet & Irie's New Single "Take Me Back To The Islands" Available Now On iTunes!

6th September 2012

Sweet & Irie's first single "Take Me Back To The Islands" from their long awaited second album "Irie Inspiration" is now available on iTunes worldwide.

Buy now from iTunes NZ | Australia | USA or search in your country.


Aaradhna's New Single "Wake Up" Debuts At #3 on NZ Chart!

4th September 2012

Aaradhna's first single "Wake Up" from her long awaited second solo orginal album "Treble & Reverb" has debuted at #3 on the NZ Singles Chart this week after being released to the world last week. So far the feedback on the song has all been very positive with old fans and new fans alike loving the direction Radz music is going in!

The single is available now worldwide on BandCamp and iTunes NZ | Australia | USA or search in your country. Click here to check out the video.

The amazing new album "Treble & Reverb" will be in stores & online in November.


David Dallas On Tour With Aer & Yonas - USA

4th September 2012

Click here to check dates, info and buy tickets.


FREE Download: MONSTA - Pacific Coast Highway

31st August 2012

MONSTA's best tracks are available now on iTunes. Here is an exclusive new track from the album... Free download for the fans!

MONSTA - Pacific Coast Highway by DawnRaidMusic


VIDEO: MONSTA - Mother Nature (Roll Up) Featuring Sweet & Irie

27th August 2012

From MONSTA'S 'Pacific Coast Highway' album and the new album 'The Story Thus Far: The Best Of Monsta Ganjah' in stores in NZ this and worldwide on iTunes Friday 31st August.


VIDEO: Aaradhna - Wake Up

24th August 2012

Available now on iTunes: NZ - Download from NZ iTunes
AUS - Download from Australia iTunes
USA - Coming soon.


Young, Gifted & Broke Presents @Peace With Team Dynamite & More!

24th August 2012

@PEACE Play a special show at Studio next month in support of the CD re-release of the self titled first album. Ticket price includes your CD. Tickets available now at www.undertheradar.co.nz


FREE Download: MONSTA - Trill Talk (Need A Feature) Featuring Yukmouth!

23rd August 2012

MONSTA's best tracks will be available worldwide on iTunes from next Friday 31st August! T-shirt / CD combo with worldwide shipping also available. Here is an exclusive new track from the album... Free download for the fans!

Trill Talk (Need A Feature?) by DawnRaidMusic


MONSTA To Release "The Story Thus Far" The Best Of Monsta Ganjah!

21st August 2012

That's right MONSTA's best tracks will be available worldwide on iTunes from next Friday 31st August! T-shirt / CD combo with worldwide shipping also available. More info soon. Click here or the image to see full tracklist.


DNK World Music & Stan Walker Performing This Weekend at Official Bledisloe After Party!

21st August 2012


Swiss - Mr. Slow Wind EP - Release In Fielding With BrownHill, Chad Chambers & More - August 18th!

9th August 2012

This must be one of the biggest line-ups that Fielding has ever seen! Grab your tickets here | Check out the Facebook event here


Dawn Raid Signs BrownHill + Free Song Download!

7th August 2012

It's no secret that Pacific Reggae has made big strides on the world music stage in recent years and Dawn Raid Entertainment are pleased to announce the newest addition to the iconic local label, Wellington-based nine-piece band, BrownHill.

BrownHill is made up of nine Samoan friends all born & raised in Wellington, who individually harnessed their musical abilities through strict Church upbringings.

Independently releasing their own self-titled EP in 2011, the irresistible appeal of singles "First Love" featuring Reggae legend Fiji, and "My Girl" found an immediate audience with Reggae fans all over the world.

Lead singer Caesar Masoe’s deep and arresting vocals struck a cord with Dawn Raid founder Brotha D who recognized a classic Reggae sound, which mixed with talent and a stamp of creativity from the other eight members made an exciting proposition.

"I've been following Caesar for over seven years, from his time as a solo artist through to the growth and development of the BrownHill band," says Brotha D. "BrownHill have a cool and crisp sound which I look forward to promoting to the world."

Their debut album First Love was recorded over the course of 2011/2012 amongst touring duties supporting and backing international stars such as J-Boog, Fiji and SpawnBreezie. The album is set for release later in the year.

If you're curious about this respected new Reggae band, click here to download the single "My Girl" by BrownHill for free!


VIDEO: Swiss - Blue Bayou - Video

7th August 2012


VIDEO: Swiss - On FOUR Live With Shannon!

7th August 2012

Swiss appeared on FOUR Live with Shannon yesterday to have a chat & premiere his new video for "Blue Bayou". Click here or the image above to watch (Swiss comes on at around 43 minutes)


Swiss - Mr. Slow Wind EP - Charts! In Stores Now!

7th August 2012

Congratulationsto Swiss - his debut EP - "Mr Slow Wind" came in at #5 on the NZ Album chart this week and #27 on the Pop 40 Album chart. With the single "Blue Bayou" coming in at #2, "Slow Wind" #6 and "Time Of The Month" #19 on the NZ singles chart!

"Mr Slow Wind" is in stores now! CD is in stores at JB Hifi, The Warehouse and all good record stores now! You can buy the album online from iTunes worldwide - NZ | AUS | USA - Or search for your country.
Also available to purchase direct on Bandcamp


EVENT: SUPERNOVA: Hip-Hop & R&B Edition Feat. Savage!

31st July 2012

Click here to check out the event on Facebook | Buy tickets from EventFinder now


Swiss - Mr. Slow Wind EP - In Stores Now!

27th July 2012

Finally the day has come Swiss' debut EP - "Mr Slow Wind" is in stores now! CD is in stores at JB Hifi, The Warehouse and all good record stores now!

You can buy the album online from iTunes worldwide - NZ | AUS | USA - Or search for your country.
Also available to purchase direct on Bandcamp


Swiss - Blue Bayou - Single Available Now!

27th July 2012

It's a double banger day for Swiss today - His latest single Blue Bayou is now available on iTunes worldwide. Blue Bayou has been getting exclusive spins on Mai FM all week and will be on all other radio this week coming with the video about to drop too!

You can buy the single now from iTunes worldwide - NZ | AUS | USA - Or search for your country.
Also available to purchase direct on Bandcamp


VIDEO: Fortafy - "O" On My Snapback Feat GMC (Produced by ATP)

26th July 2012

Click here to download Fortafy's free street album "Where I'm From"


Fortafy - Where I'm From - Album Launch - Coniston Lane, Brisbane This Friday!

26th July 2012

Brisbane & Gold Coast Family - Get in to Coniston Lane, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane for the launch of Fortafy's album which you can download for FREE.

Click here to check out the event on Facebook


VIDEO: Aaradhna - Treble & Reverb Intro

24th July 2012

A short snapshot of the sound of my new record, I like to call it Retro / Metro. Inspired by old favourites like Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Richie Valens, The Capri's and contemporary artists like Amy Winehouse and Calvin Richardson. After time away from music, this is my most honest album to date.

The album is called "Treble & Reverb" - Coming November 2012.

The first single and video "Wake Up" is available worldwide on August 24th.

Directed by Special Problems.

Aaradhna on Facebook | Aaradhna on Twitter


Swiss - Mr. Slow Wind EP - In Stores Friday 27th July!

19th July 2012

Off the back of his hit urban single and online video smash for ‘Slow Wind’, new Dawn Raid Music signing SWISS is set to release his debut EP Mr. Slow Wind on Friday 27 July.

Picture-perfect storytelling and a natural speed with song writing has helped SWISS engineer a debut EP of youthful but true to life situations that aren’t always talked about by his grown up peers. Case in point, ‘Time Of The Month’, a catchy, honest take on girls least discussed monthly appointment; ‘Miss Liquor’, an ode to his weekend pastime and a turbulent relationship viewed through an unlikely counterpart; and ‘Slow Wind’, the break out viral & radio smash from Mr Slow Wind EP.

At just 20 years old, SWISS, the charming new face of Pacific Reggae music, has already captivated online audiences generating over 275,000 views on Youtube for his independently produced hit ‘Slow Wind’, currently a # 1 most requested song at Urban radio and RIANZ Top 20 NZ Single.

To show his fans his appreciation for their early support, the independent minded SWISS embarked on and funded his own overseas tour stopping in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Hawaii and Australia before resting in New Zealand, and subsequently signing to iconic local label Dawn Raid Music, who were impressed with the self-generated, fan-driven attention for SWISS.

With interest from overseas Reggae label VP Records and a new international remix of platinum Reggae star Sean Paul’s single ‘She Doesn’t Mind’, the sky is the limit for this celebrated young Reggae artist.

Mr Slow Wind EP In stores and available digitally Friday 27 July 2012

Album Release Party at Jet Nightclub Lounge, AUCKLAND – Friday 27 July 2012 (R18, FREE ENTRY)


VP Records / Reggae Gold / Swiss EP - Launch Party

17th July 2012

Next Friday 27th of July we officially launch our partnership with VP Records and celebrate the release of Reggae Gold 2012 & Swiss' EP - Mr. Slow Wind which will be in stores that day. Set to be a massive night with Swiss performing live, DJ's Sir-vere, Reminise, Soultre and hosted by Rocky Ponting & Psalms West.

Click here to check out the event on Facebook | Click here to download now from iTunes


FREE DOWNLOAD: Swiss - Time Of The Month

16th July 2012

Dawn Raid Entertainment is pleased to announce the signing of Hip Hop artist FORTAFY and producer A.T.P of Beatkamp Muzik to an exclusive album deal with Frequency Media Group & Universal Records.

Click here to get the free download from Mai FM


VIDEO: Savage - Because Of You feat. SpawnBreezie

16th July 2012


VIDEO: Home Brew - Good God feat. Hollie Smith & Tyna Keelan - Video

16th July 2012


Dawn Raid Signs FORTAFY + Free Album Download!

9th July 2012

Dawn Raid Entertainment is pleased to announce the signing of Hip Hop artist FORTAFY and producer A.T.P of Beatkamp Muzik to an exclusive album deal with Frequency Media Group & Universal Records.

After building up a huge online following for his self-produced music videos, generating over 2 million views online, the NZ born/ Brisbane-based FORTAFY has cultivated a strong and dedicated fan base through his the talent and uncompromising work ethic.

"We're excited because FORTAFY’S done this all by himself," comments Dawn Raid’s Brotha D. "He's generated his own movement and built a fan base which is bigger than some more established acts in the field, in a small amount of time. That has to be recognized and his music given a chance to go even further."

A.T.P (Azthatrakprezz, founder and CEO of Beatkamp Muzik) achieved No.1 success with producing Savage's breakout hit 'Swing', which launched an assault on the US charts that's been unmatched in down-under Hip Hop.

To celebrate the signing, Dawn Raid has partnered with FORTAFY to release the street album "Where I'm From" for FREE DOWNLOAD. The album

features a who's who of NZ Hip Hop and RnB including J Williams, Pieter T, PNC, Awa, Savage, Young Sid and Dei Hamo plus international features from Stormey Coleman (Outlawz) and Compton Menace (Black Wall Street). Production credits go to ATP (Beatkamp), XY, Smokey & Tha Brotherz.

Click here to download the album for FREE or at his website www.fortafy.tv


SAVAGE x Che Fu - Talking Heads

2nd July 2012

Check out Che Fu interviewing Savage for Talking Heads from the Herald last week - Click here to watch


SAVAGE x AyeBro Video Interview - Final Part

2nd July 2012


Home Brew on 20/20

2nd July 2012

Check out Home Brew on 20/20 last Thursday night - Click here to watch


Donell Lewis - Single (Remix) Video

2nd July 2012

The lead up to Donell Lewis's solo EP has begun.. Stay tuned.


NEW SAVAGE ALBUM MAYHEM & MIRACLES OUT NOW!

29th June 2012

NZ Hip Hop icon and RIAA Certified Platinum selling artist SAVAGE is back with his third solo album Mayhem & Miracles - Out NOW! 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.

Buy now from iTunes: New Zealand | USA | Australia | Other countries search your iTunes - we live worldwide today!


SAVAGE x AyeBro Video Interviews

29th June 2012


SAVAGE x AyeBro Video Interviews

20th June 2012


SAVAGE - This Saturday at Ignition - Woodport Inn- Gosford!

20th June 2012


SAVAGE - Release Party x Mai FM Birthday Parties - Auckland & Christchurch!

18th June 2012


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