Even though I attended this gig last month, the night is still fresh in my mind. That’s how good the performance was – seriously. And although I attended this performance alone, it ended up being a good thing because I was in a great position to take photos and video footage (check them out when you get tired of reading my review haha).
On the 10th February, 2012 at GoodGod nightclub, David Dallas shut it down for the launch of his limited edition of his free record, “The Rose Tint” (above).
Performing tracks from the deluxe album he was promoting (of course), we heard such tracks as ‘Say No More’, ‘Feel Like Oasis’, ‘Start Looking Round’ ‘Life Is…(Interlude)’, his big hit ‘Take A Picture’ and ‘Caught in a Daze’.
He also threw in tracks from his previous album “Something Awesome” including ‘Indulge Me’ and ‘Big Time’ and even better, the features he’s done on other people’s tracks – the clear example and definite crowd pleaser, Dallas’ verse on fellow New Zealand MC Scribe’s ‘Not Many (Remix)’. Dot himself claimed that he never ever performs it! I guess there was just something in the air that night because he was definitely in his element with Jordache by his side during the entire performance.
I was lucky enough to attend both the first album launch (last year) and the second and I have to admit, the first was only slightly better because I was able to meet David “Dot” Dallas himself, and it felt like he was truly and genuinely surprised to see how many fans he had in Australia.
For me, personally, I’ve been a fan of David Dallas since the beginning – from his work with Scribe, but more so, when he was apart of Frontline, all the way to his latest record, “The Rose Tint”. This particular record really showed off his untapped talent as a songwriter and lyrcist, and it was one of the few records that I’ve ever enjoyed from beginning to end – from any artist.
Dallas is one gifted wordsmith and an absolute talent, not only within the game of hip hop in New Zealand, but the rest of the world too.
On this particular night, I didn’t really have the chance to take a photo with Dallas because he had a swarm of girls following him and lining up for a chance to after a great performance, but like I said, I met him last time and indeed that time, I was lucky enough to “take a picture”. 😉
Dot and I (2011)
But judging from my Twitter conversation with him the next morning, his show at Sydney’s GoodGod was much better than his Parramatta show. I’m not making this up. Check out his tweets below. 🙂
I’ll be waiting for the day when Dallas comes over to our shores with his full band… Now that, will be an amazing show. Until then…check out this video of the night to see some of the songs he performed. What a show. What a night.
Enjoy the video. Apologies for the sound quality.