Frontline (band)

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Frontline
Origin Auckland, New Zealand
Genres Hip Hop
Labels Dirty Records
Associated acts P-Money, Scribe, PNC
Members David Dallas
Nick "41" MacLaren

Frontline are a New Zealand hip hop music group formed in 2001.

History[edit]

The New Zealand hip hop group known as 'Frontline' is a two man hip hop team: Samoan-European MC David Dallas (also known as Con Psy) and producer and DJ Nick Maclaren DJ 41:30. Con Psy won the 2003 Auckland MC Battle For Supremacy and 41 has won the 2000 Auckland ITF Championships.

After meeting in 2001 in Auckland, the pair formed some tracks together & released a mixtape What You Expect?. During this time Maclaren produced tracks for the likes of the Deceptikonz, Mareko and more while Dallas completed a BSc in computing. Without any formal broadcasting or distribution, it sold over 1000 copies.[1]

The duo hooked up with premier New Zealand DJ P Money (also known as Peter Wadams).He signed Frontline to his co-owned record label Dirty Records. He then offered Dallas' skills to Scribe's multi#1 single "Not Many-The Remix!" featured on Scribe's five times platinum album The Crusader.

In 2004, P-Money's second album Magic City saw three appearances by Dallas; "Get Up Slow", "Get Back" (also featuring Dirty Records labelmate PNC) & "321 Remix" (also featuring Skillz & PNC). He also appears on the Breakin Wreckwordz mixtapes Breakin Wreckwordz Vol 1. & Fuck Music, Sirvere's Major Flavours collective & Breakinwreck artist Louie Knuxx's album Wasted Youth. 41 produced PNC's mixtape Ohhhhh On The PNC Tip.

Frontline released their debut studio album Borrowed Time in October 2005. The album has produced the singles "Breathe With Me", "What 'Was You Thinkin", "Hold 'Em" and "Lost In Translation".

In February 2006 Frontline supported 50 Cent and G-Unit on their N.Z Tour. In March 2006, Frontline and P-Money opened for Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and his side-project/band Fort Minor at the Australia and New Zealand shows.

Frontline went on to win Best Hip Hop / Urban Album at the 2006 New Zealand Music Awards for Borrowed Time.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Date of Release Title Label Charted Country Catalog Number
2005 Borrowed Time Dirty Records 26

Mixtapes[edit]

Date of Release Title
2004 What You Expect

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album NZ Singles Chart Certification
"Not Many The Remix*"
(with Scribe and Savage
#2(NZ) -
"Breathe With Me" #16(NZ) -
"What Was You Thinkin'" - -
"Hold 'Em" - -
2006 "Lost in Translation" #21(NZ) -

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10351416

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