Our Kaupapa / Story
Mikki Dee caught the Dj bug in the 80s being swept up in the global Hiphop wave. By the 90s he’d established himself as a top club and battle Dj (Wellington Champion & New Zealand Runner Up – 1999).
He was selected to attend the Redbull Music Academy in Dublin Ireland, where he stayed for the next 11 years becoming a fixture on the European festival circuit and first establishing Sweet Sounz as a brand representing New Zealand music in Ireland.
In 2011, Mikki Dee returned home with a wealth of international experience and a passion to be involved in the local entertainment scene that includes DJing throughout Asia and the Pacific, in addition to working on shows for Maori Television – Songs From The Inside, Behind The Brush, Toa Hunter Gather and Mending The Makotuku.
AWA is one of New Zealand’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. He was the former front man for Polynesian super group Nesian Mystik (Most Top 10 songs in New Zealand history) and enjoys a successful solo career in Aotearoa, Hawaii and Japan.
An award winning broadcaster, AWA presented NZ On Air’s flagship syndicated radio show “Te Puutake” for 10 years. He now uses his industry experience to assist his Iwi/tribal radio station “Moana FM/AM” in Tauranga (NZ) as their Business Manager.
AWA also holds a Masters Of Business from the Auckland University Of Technology and is completing a Bachelor Of Arts from Victoria University (Wellington) in Te Reo Māori.