Kiwi hip-hop artist David Dallas is the “artist formerly known as”. Formerly known as Con Psy. Formerly known as one-half of the award winning local hip-hop group Frontline. Through currently known as “the next big thing”.
Dallas first appeared on the New Zealand music scene after label mate P-Money spotted the prodigious talents of the rising star. It was this recognition that led to Dallas’ searing verse on Scribe’s “Not Many – The Remix”. The song heralded the arrival of an untapped rap talent that New Zealand hip-hop was quick to make room for.
Eight years on from that 16 bar introduction, David Dallas has amassed an impressive history of ticked boxes. Releasing a critically lauded debut album? Check. New Zealand music award for the Best Hip Hop Album? Check. Record deal with prestigious American record label? Check. Surgically precise wordplay few can approach? Check.
Spark up an electro fuse and a twist of house, blended with a galvanizing slowed down beat, and Peking Duk is served.
Voted In The Mix’s #5 DJ for 2013, they hurled into incoming tune traffic showcasing an onslaught of talent. The release of ‘The Way You Are’ brewed Triple J’s request storm whilst holding ground at #1 for six weeks on the ARIA Club Charts. ‘You Are Like Nobody Else’ shared the glory claiming #3. With remixes from TAI, DCUP and more, this pair is out of control. Always unique but as fresh as a cooling plate, Peking Duk still manage to heat it up. Supported by Tiesto “I Love To Rap” shot straight to the ARIA Top 10 club chart sizzling for four weeks. Remixing Passion Pit too the groundbreaking draw card “Take A Walk” spiraled out of control attracting six digit views instantly.
Shapeshifter by name and nature, this elemental, electronic soul outfit has morphed time and time again with seismic shifts in genre from depth-charge bass music, elastic electronic textures and barreling breakbeats to bedrocks of soul, jazz and rave that ground their experimentation. Never has the well-earned name been more apt than on album number five, Delta, their most fearless release yet.
From late 80′s Manchester clubs heaving to the sounds of The Happy Mondays, New Order and The Smiths, to the peaceful Auckland suburbs chirping with the sounds of native New Zealand birds, DJ/Producer Dick ‘Magik’ Johnson’s life has been a journey in sound. Since making the move from England to New Zealand in the early 2000′s, Magik has made himself at home down under, although his heavy production output means DJs around the world are never short of a piece of Magik to throw in their sets.
Best known for spinning tunes at every top dance party, Tim has consistently been voted New Zealand’s No.1 House DJ. He also plays at A-list events, fashion shows, festivals with 15,000+ people, private and VIP functions and many clubs around Auckland.
Tim is the founder, owner and creative director of REMIX Magazine, a successful fashion, music and lifestyle publication that has just reached its 15th Anniversary.
Tim is a tastemaker, opinion leader, and well-known personality in the New Zealand music industry.
The alias of electronic musician and producer Harley Streten, Flume makes atmospheric dance music inspired by house and U.K. garage. Born in Australia, Streten began producing his own music in his early teens. Several years later, he won a competition held by Future Classic and subsequently signed with the label to release a 2011 EP featuring the track “Sleepless.” The following year, he delivered his debut self-titled solo album, which featured guest appearances from Chet Faker, Jezzabell Doran, and Moon Holiday, among others. In his homeland, it topped the ARIA album chart and went double platinum; in the U.S., it was issued on the Mom + Pop label. A deluxe edition of the debut followed in November of 2013 with cred-enhancing contributions from Ghostface Killah, Boldy James, M.O.P., and Killer Mike. The same month, he released his and Faker’s collaborative Lockjaw EP, and he toured the U.S. with Disclosure. Four ARIA awards, including Producer of the Year, Breakthrough Artist, and Best Dance Release, were handed to him the next month.