Papatoetoe-born hip hopper David Dallas (Samoan, European) began his career in duo Frontline. Since going solo, he has released three albums: Something Awesome (2009), The Rose Tint (2011) and Falling into Place (2013). Something Awesome won the Best Urban/Hip Hip Album Tui in 2010 and was shortlisted for the Taite songwriting prize, and the acclaimed Falling into Place was nominated for five Tuis in 2014. Rose Tint was released in the US on NYC’s Duck Down Music label. In Feb 2014 he was featured by Billboard as a Kiwi artist who could make “a Lorde-like leap”.