Dirty Records celebrates it’s first 10 years in the game by releasing a collection of the label’s best tracks of the last decade on Friday 4 May. In keeping with the celebrations, Dirty is also throwing a party the same night at Auckland’s Studio, featuring an exciting reunion of old label mates P-Money, Scribe, David Dallas, PNC, Frontline and special guests.
For the last decade, Dirty Records has been one of New Zealand’s formative local Hip-Hop labels. With numerous achievements since it’s formation by producer P-Money (Peter Wadams) and Callum August in 2001, Dirty artists have helped set the benchmark for homegrown Hip Hop – representing the top of their game locally and at an international level.
From their first album release in 2001, P-Money’s critically acclaimed album Big Things, Dirty Records went on to launch the career of Scribe, releasing his double platinum #1 single ‘Stand Up’, the Hip-Hop/Rock anthem which was a catalyst for local Hip-Hop exploding into the NZ pop mainstream in 2003. Successive single ‘Not Many – The Remix’ (featuring label mates David Dallas and P-Money), and 4 x platinum album ‘The Crusader’ further cemented Scribe and his contemporaries as the shining stars of New Zealand’s much celebrated young Hip-Hop scene.
Since then, Dirty artists have produced countless hit singles and albums, won the NZ Music Award for Best Hip-Hop album an astonishing seven years out of the last 10, and garnered international acclaim and success.
“I’m incredibly proud of all the talented artists, producers and staff that have worked on Dirty Records throughout the past 10 years,” says Dirty Records co-founder P-Money. “We’ve created a lot of great music and shared some amazing moments together. Thanks to each and every one of you. I can’t quite believe it’s been this long already!”
A collection of the best tracks from the first 10 years will be made available for purchase from May 4 from all good digital retailers, with the 10 Years Of Dirty party held the same night at The Studio. Dirty Record’s Callum August says, “This gives us a chance to celebrate with everyone who we’ve worked with over the last 10 years and the fans that made it all possible. See you at May 4 at the studio!”
10 YEARS OF DIRTY – LIVE
THE STUDIO – AUCKLAND
FRIDAY 4 MAY
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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 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!
Here it is! The madness that is the “All Day” video featuring Pieter T. Directed by Anthony Plant. Produced by Matt Miller. Under The Influence will be available FRIDAY!!!
One of New Zealand’s most formidable Hip Hop talents PNC is set to release his brand new street album Under The Influence on March 30th. PNC, along with Volume Magazine and clothing label Crooks & Castles will make the new street album available for free download from PNC’s official website www.pncmusic.co.nz
Under The Influence is not your run-of-the-mill Hip-Hop release. From an idea that spawned from an old school mix-tape concept, PNC and up and coming producer Matt Miller have included sample mash-ups on the album from pop chart topper’s Gotye, Justin Bieber and Adele, and chosen contributing artists like Midnight Youth’s Jeremy Redmore alongside more likely collaborators such as David Dallas, Pieter T, and Awa (Nesian Mystik).
A selection of singles and videos from Under The Influence have been leaked slowly for free over the past few months from PNC’s website including ‘Stranger Part 1 & 2’ – featuring a twisted mash-up sample from Gotye’s #1 single ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ – and ‘Take It All’, sampling the Adele tune of the same name featuring local Hip Hop MCs Jordache, David Dallas, Louie Knuxx and Percieve.
Forthcoming singles ‘All Day’ featuring Pieter T and ‘I’ll Be On It’ featuring Awa will be serviced to radio in the coming months and also be made available for purchase online.
Inspired by the current movement of artists such as Frank Oceans, J-Cole and David Dallas giving their albums away for free, PNC sees the merit in reaching a bigger audience this way. It was also a mix-tape, On the PNC Tip that first put PNC on the map locally, and it’s a format PNC enjoys working with.
Download your FREE copy of Under The Influence at www.pncmusic.co.nz from March 30th 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.
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
Download the Free MP3 at soundcloud.com/pnc-1
Directed by Anthony Plant. Produced by Matt Miller.
From PNCMusic.co.nz “Man, everyone went nuts asking me for this. Congrats again to Sonny for silencing the critics. POLO!”