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King Kapisi

Samoan artist King Kapisi aka Bill Urale was the first Polynesian hip-hop artist to receive the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll Award for Songwriter of the Year for his single Reverse Resistance in 1999. King Kapisi has released three albums, Savage Thoughts (2000) and 2nd Round Testament (2003) and Dominant Species (2005) they were released in Australia with local sales hitting the gold status mark. The award-winning artist was nominated for 13 awards at the 2001 New Zealand B.Net Awards and took home seven of the prizes including Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Music Video.

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Rain

Rain can refer to several artists. For the Korean pop artist, see . Quick Reference List:
- emo/post-hardcore band from Washington, D.C.
- American psychedelic/progressive rock band who released one album on the Project 3 label in 1972
- industrial metal band from Switzerland (now Sybreed)
- English progressive rock artist
- improvised group from New Zealand
- Hip-Hop artist from United States
- Russian hip-hop artist
- Czech metal group
- Belgian hardcore band

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The Black Seeds

The Black Seeds are a band from Wellington, New Zealand. Formed in 1998, The Black Seeds fuse dub, reggae and funk sounds to form a unique musical "party" sound. They usually perform with ten members, with instruments including vocals, guitar, saxophone, trumpet, bass, drums, bongos, keyboard, woodblock and more.
Former band member Bret McKenzie is also a member of international award-winning comedy duo Flight of the Conchords. Official Site: http://theblackseeds.co.nz

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the feelers

There are two bands calling themselves 'The Feelers.' The more established act is a New Zealand Rock band formed in the early 1990s in Christchurch by James Reid (singer/guitarist), Andy Lynch (lead guitar) Matt Short (Bass) and Hamish Gee (Drums). The Feelers got a record deal with Warner Music and released their first album, SuperSystem, in 1998. It was the second biggest selling album in New Zealand that year.

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Nesian Mystik

Nesian Mystik are one of the top hip hop and RnB groups in New Zealand, blending a variety of polynesian singing and rhyme styles into a unique flavour of music. They beging with a top selling single Nesian Style following up with their #1 debut album Polysaturated in 2002. In 2006 the eagerly awaited followup album Freshmen was released, continuing their Samoan, Maori, Cook Island and Tongan blend of funky, happy beats.

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Anika Moa

Anika Moa (born 21st May 1980) is a singer-songwriter from Christchurch, New Zealand. While still at school in Christchurch, Moa entered the 'Smokefree Rockquest'.
She received a record deal with Warner Music in New Zealand and Atlantic Records in New York. The record company had big commercialized plans for her - which conflicted with her brash down-to-earth personality. Overall Moa did not enjoy her time in America and returned to base herself in New Zealand. Her first album was released in 2001.

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Decortica

Decortica is an alternative rock / progressive rock act from New Zealand. With two releases to date and an energetic, polished live show, the band is gaining a reputation as an edgy, modern rock outfit. A three-piece employing a range of dynamics and effects, "the result is a huge, full sound with frequent deviations into new textures and moods" (Groove Guide). The precisely crafted balance of hea...

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Dave Edwards

1) Dave Edwards – Detroit’s Rockin’ Soul Survivor
2) Dave Edwards - New Zealand artist found here as fiffdimension to avoid confusion.
3) Dave Edwards - A super-talented producer and multi-instrumentalist from New Jersey - http://www.daveedwardsmusic.com/ 1) Dave Edwards, rock-and-soul singer and guitarist, has been a vital part of the Detroit metro musical landscape for over thirty years. From the heady days of national fame in the ‘80s, to the tight , energetic performances with which he pays homage to his musical roots today, Dave has outlasted many a Detroit rock meteorite.

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The Shallows

There are three bands with the name The Shallows: (1) The Shallows are an 11 piece folk/indie outfit from Perth, W.A. Genre: Indie, Roots
Region: Perth, WA
Members: Adam Tatana- Vocals/guitar Hayley-Jane Ayres- Vocals/violin/tambourine Matt Parker- Keys/vocals Craig Childs- guitar/vocals Nick Vasey- guitar Garo Tanzi- drums James Rogers - Bass Sam Gillies- noise synth Rebecca Smith - Violin/Viola Belinda Porte- Cello Catherine Ashley - Harp James Cross- Trombone Sounds Like: spiritualised, Sigur Ros, Arcade Fire

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