David Dallas – Take a Picture

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Without bothering to check the credits I’m assuming that this is a Fire & Ice produced track. or 41. But most likely them.
It always strikes me as funny when people in NZ are doing something that someone on the other side of the world is doing, but completely unaware of each other. That might seem like a big stretch in the internet era of music but fire and ice have been honing their sound towards this ethereal, post-based, washes of sound type stuff since before based had any real internet presence. And with Clams Casino and Main Attrakionz getting major traction over there, there’s not really a better time for D Dot to have this released.

Hopefully next time he comes to melb more than 30 people show up. Incidentally the last time i went to a show with that small of a turn out was the white stripes. and they waived the $5 cover fee just to get people in.

David Dallas – The Rose Tint (Free Download)

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Currently carrying Aoteroa on his shoulders has only seemed to drive D Dot even more judging by the amount of quality work he’s put out in the short time he’s been hooked up with Duck Down.

The Rose Tint is available, for free, from his website as of tonight.

In his own words

music that… makes you feel cool, as opposed to music to slit your wrists to.

Download The Rose Tint Here
01 Start Looking Round (prod. Dan “Exile” Mawby)
02 Say No More (prod. Fire & Ice)
03 Take a Picture (prod. Fire & Ice)
04 Caught in a Daze feat. Freddie Gibbs (prod. Fire & Ice)
05 Nothing to Do (With You) feat. Pieter T (prod. Fire & Ice)
06 Life Is… (Interlude) (prod. Fire & Ice)
07 Til Tomorrow (prod. Fire & Ice)
08 Ain’t Perfect f. Jordache (prod. Fire & Ice)
09 Sideline f. Che Fu (prod. by Fire & Ice)
10 Dream (prod. Nick “41” Maclaren)
11 Postcard (prod. Fire & Ice)
12 Make Up for It feat. PNC (prod. P-Money)
[Bonus] Ain’t Coming Down feat. Buckshot (prod. Fire & Ice)

David Dallas – Life Is

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Since getting picked up by Duck Down, D Dot has been on a heavy work rate. Rose Tint drops real soon and he’s doing his best, via quality tracks + guests, to make sure it stays in the forefront of everyone’s mind.

Rapping is of his usual quality, likewise lyrical content, the real star here is the soaring, ethereal soundscape created by Fire and Ice, one of NZ’s best producers (duo, right?).

David Dallas ft Freddie Gibbs

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Plain and simple. D dot Might just be the first NZ rapper to make an impact in the US since Pauly Fuemana (RIP).

Track is super smooth and Freddie Gibbs is a big guest to have on board. Still it just lacks a lil something. Perfectly executed, just nothing to make it stand out in a cluttered market. How many Ex-pat Kiwi’s are there in NY buying CD’s still? Not many. If any.*


David Dallas – Til Tomorrow

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Recently did a show with David Dallas while he was passing through on his way to NY. He’s about to do a lot bigger things than he has been, here’s his new video