From NZ to NYC. The extraordinary untold story of acclaimed New Zealand music label Dawn Raid Entertainment and its two founders, Andy Murnane and Brotha D.
DAWN RAID tells the extraordinary untold story of acclaimed New Zealand music label Dawn Raid Entertainment and its two founders, Andy Murnane and Brotha D. From humble beginnings selling t-shirts on the streets of South Auckland, this unlikely duo formed a legendary partnership that would defy the odds and become music royalty both at home and across the world.
The film explores the incredible challenges and struggles that were buried deep beneath the glamour of chart-topping hits with the hottest local and international talent – rifts between artists, unpaid tax debts, feelings of failure and betrayal – and the immeasurable musical legacy that was created in spite of this. Featuring some of New Zealand’s biggest hip-hop and RnB artists including Savage, Mareko, Adeaze and Aaradhna, DAWN RAID is an inspirational, heart-pounding celebration of local homegrown talent who not only gave a voice to their local community but paved the way for a future generation of artists.
From Director Oscar Kightley (known for performances in Hunt for the Wilderpeople, The Breaker Upperers and Sione’s Wedding) and the acclaimed film-making team behind McLaren and The Dead Lands, this is a legacy like no other. Experience DAWN RAID at Luna Leederville on January 21.
✮✮✮✮✮ "As emotional and wildly entertaining as any Hollywood rock n roll blockbuster" “Heart-pumpingly entertaining" -Kate Rodger, Newshub
✮✮✮✮ “Essential viewing" -Dominic Corry, NZ Herald
Advance Preview Screening Jan18 @ Camelot Outdoor - 8.15 PM.
Doors open 6.30 PM
A host of exciting Hip-Hop artists from Perth’s buzzing local scene will perform before this preview screening of Dawn Raid. The show before the show will showcase Perth rappers Kuda Mic (@officialkudamic) & Sachiv (@sachiv) complemented by the wavy DJ 80EM (@80emusic) on the decks.
Kuda Mic is an Afro-Aussie Hip Hop artist, hailing from Zimbabwe. His listeners can expect clever wordplay and equally catchy flows every time Kuda creates alongside long-time friend and Producer PMBP Music. The pair is always pushing the boundaries, experimenting creatively with their Afro and Latin backgrounds respectively. Expect to hear his top singles Follow, I Love You Mama and Another One, showcasing his endless energy and versatility with each performance. Follow @officialkudamic and #kudagang on Instagram and Spotify to stay updated.
Sachiv was born in Nairobi, Kenya before moving to Perth and calling it home. He turned his love of poetry in high school into songwriting and now a full-blown recording career. Sachiv has been active for a number of years, making a name for himself in the Perth scene, creating a buzz as he leads up to his upcoming project. His first EP is dropping very soon so stay tuned and follow him on Socials to stay updated to all his upcoming drops and visuals. #FindingForever.
Born in Zimbabwe, Arnold, the artist now known as 80EM (pronounced ATM) got his first taste for music as a self-taught dancer. His dance interest is inspired by the late, great Michael Jackson, Nonstop, Les Twins, Salah, Jabbawockeez Crew etc. 2014. In 2014, he met the musician and multi-talented artist Crisis Mr Swagger now known as Chisenga who inspired him to take music seriously. It wasn’t until 2017 when 80EM picked up Ableton Live and never looked back. Since then, he has grown his platform to hosting events, recording new and established artists, and participating in dance and Hip-hop workshops for the youth. The goal is to inspire and entertain anyone anywhere!
Don’t miss this exciting evening of entertainment, capped off by the fantastic film of the night, Dawn Raid. Hip Hop fans, young and old, come and immerse yourself in the culture. Join us in celebrating NZ Hip Hop legends and support local artists walking a similar path.