Producer Chong-Nee has worked with Che Fu, Deceptikonz, Dave Dobbyn, PNC and Dei Hamo (with whom he co-wrote number one hit 'We Gon Ride'). Of Samoan-Māori-Chinese descent, Matakite John Chong-Nee stepped out from behind the decks in 2006 to release his debut album Just Getting By On Love. He went on to collect awards for Best Male Artist and Best Hip Hop Artist at the 2007 Pacific Music Awards. Chong-Nee and Friends followed in 2010; a third album is in production. Chong-Nee has also been a member of r'n'b duo AKA Brown (with Sam Feo ll) and reggae group Foundation.