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Dawn Raid
Business // Hip Hop // Manukau City
Member since: 14 April 2008
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 Dawn Raid officially started in 1999 which is the year we recorded our first album. However Brotha D & YDNA meet in 1996 and had began working on the idea of our own label from 1997. The initial idea was to record undiscovered artists from our home town of South Auckland, and to expose these artists to the public thus building them into local and International stars. Dawn Raid felt at the time there was no one (major labels) catering to the discovering and nurturing of these talented artists and we saw a niche in the market that we could develop. Our first album was a compilation titled Southside Story it was released in April 2000 and featured at the time undiscovered artists like, Ill Semantics, 4 Corners, Native Sons, KAOS, Adeaze, Live Live & Brotha D. Since the first release in 2000, Dawn Raid have gone on to release 18 full length albums, and helped build platinum and gold stars out of artists, Savage, Mareko, Adeaze & Aaradhna. Dawn Raid is the only label in the history of NZ music to achieve 10 consecutive top 10 singles and has over 17 Gold & Platinum plaques representing 250,000 units sold worldwide.

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Thursday, 25 September 2008
Savage - Swing 2008 611 views

Monday, 12 May 2008
Savage Signs Deal With US Major Label - Universal Republic Savage's smash U.S. hit 'Swimg' soars past 100,000 sales mark in less than six weeks with no radio release. 2838 views

Friday, 25 April 2008
Mareko - White Sunday 2 Album In Stores & Online Monday! The time has finally come... 668 views

Tuesday, 15 April 2008
Savage in US Label Bidding War! NZ Hip Hop's #1 star Savage and Dawn Raid Music are in a 4 way bidding war for Savage in the US. 443 views