18 Jun 2019
UsernamePassword

Remember Me? | Join | Recover
Click here to sign in via social networking

David Dallas - David Dallas Newsletter Interview

17 Aug 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why?

My showcase at SXSW 09 in Austin Texas. Because it was my first time performing to a hip hop audience in the U.S, and it was really validating to see people were into this music that i made in my room half a world away.

What is your favourite NZ venue?

I used to like the old Fu Bar when it was on Queen St. Had some memorable gigs there starting out.

What NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?

Wouldn't mind seein more of Red Eye Society. The Electric Confectionaires are good, I'd like to see more of them too.

What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?

I don't really have anything too bad. One thing that does bum me out that's happened to me a numerous times is gigs where I've gone on stage for a guest verse.. rapped the whole verse, thinkin I'm killin' it. Then come off stage and someone's told me "hey man, I don't think they turned your mic on ay" - wicked.

How do you describe your music?

Smooth, soulful, sincere

What can we expect to see from yourself over the next year?

My debut solo album 'Something Awesome' comes out on August 31st (tomorrow) and the video for my new single 'Big Time' has just come out. I'll be touring and releasing more singles to support that here, and I've got another secret project which I've started work on. That'll be choice. Check www.daviddallas.co.nz if you ever wanna know what I'm up to cause I like to talk.

What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?

Remember that no-one owes you anything - not even their time, no matter how good you may think you are. Work at your craft so that when the moment comes that someone does take the time to hear you, your music is undeniable. It'll save you a lot of effort down the track.
 

About David Dallas

David Dallas is a rapper from Auckland. Formerly known as Con Psy and 1/2 of hip hop duo Frontline. Frontline have released 2 albums, a limited edition street album What You Expect? and their official debut Borrowed Time.

David has since released four solo releases, 2008's Something New EP, and albums Something Awesome, The Rose Tint and Falling Into Place.


Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for David Dallas

Releases

Falling Into Place
Year: 2013
Type: Album
The Rose Tint
Year: 2011
Type: Album
Something Awesome
Year: 2009
Type: Album
Something Now
Year: 2008
Type: EP

Other Interviews By Shade

Emily Fairlight Newsletter Interview
23 Aug 2018 // by Shade
Wellington based musician Emily Fairlight has just released her latest work Mother of Gloom - and muzic.net.
Read More...
Boycrush Newsletter Interview
07 Aug 2018 // by Shade
  Boycrush is the project of Alistair Deverick, also drummer of The Ruby Suns, with a live band comprising multi-instrumentalist Hayden Eastmond-Mein (Lawrence Arabia, Panther & The Zoo) and The Ruby Suns frontman Ryan McPhun. Alistair answered Shelley's following questions for muzic.
Read More...
Captain Festus Mcboyle's Travellin' Variety Show Newsletter Interview
02 Aug 2018 // by Shade
Captain Festus McBoyle and his motley crew have been successfully infecting NZ for over 7 years. Armed with cheeky humour and side-splitting songs, this Madcap Troupe is more fun than a squirrel up ya’ jumper!
Read More...
Dead Celeb Newsletter Interview
04 May 2018 // by Shade
Dead Celeb are a Wellington based Alternative Rock 4 piece with a powerhouse sound. Described as "...
Read More...
Apollo SteamTrain Newsletter Interview
31 Jan 2018 // by Shade
Tauranga act Apollo SteamTrain started in a non-traditional way; it was decided early on to record a bunch of tracks from an extensive back catalogue of songs written by Brendan over the past 20 years, and then assemble the best musicians available to deliver the music in the live format. With a new single set for release in February, a tour lined up for March, and a new album in the works, Apollo SteamTrain are starting 2017 on a high note.
Read More...
Vic Manuel Newsletter Interview
02 Dec 2017 // by Shade
Vic Manuel is a singer songwriter whose first instrument was Flugelhorn in a cadet band. At age 13 he found an old guitar and taught himself how to play.
Read More...
Owlet Nightjar Newsletter Interview
02 Dec 2017 // by Shade
Owlet Nightjar is a new soul/dub/blues project from Newtown Rocksteady guitarist Tim Key. They recently released their debut album The Regenerative Principle, which was described as being "a wonderful fusion of genres, appealing to a range of music lovers and enthusiasts.
Read More...
Killing Bear Newsletter Interview
27 Oct 2017 // by Shade
Killing Bear is a band which has been kicking around the Wellington Music scene since 2010 and over the years has had a steady flow of hit songs and historic shows. Those who are connoisseurs of the psychedelic pop rock realm will remember hits of the band such as Love is Like a Skateboard, Wild Robots Roaming Free and Ride the White Rhino.
Read More...
View All Articles By Shade

NZ Top 10 Singles

  • OLD TOWN ROAD (REMIX)
    Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
  • I DON'T CARE
    Ed Sheeran And Justin Bieber
  • BAD GUY
    Billie Eilish
  • SOMEONE YOU LOVED
    Lewis Capaldi
  • TRUTH HURTS
    Lizzo
  • CROSS ME
    Ed Sheeran feat. Chance The Rapper And PnB Rock
  • IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU
    Shawn Mendes
  • THE LONDON
    Young Thug feat. J. Cole And Travis Scott
  • TALK
    Khalid And Disclosure
  • 3 NIGHTS
    Dominic Fike
View the Full NZ Top 40...
muzic.net.nz Logo
100% New Zealand Music
All content on this website is copyright to muzic.net.nz and other respective rights holders. Redistribution of any material presented here without permission is prohibited.
Report a ProblemReport A Problem