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Behold My Kool Style Lyrics

Dam Native

Behold My Kool Style (1997)


Behold my kool style
While I greet the funk with my Māori
Wanna rough it up
On the base guitar
My skills allow me
Break the tension
Or the tackle
Like Jonah Lomu on attack
I’ve paid my dues from here to Timbuckto and back
If I had my crew up in the house
It makes the difference
It is my preference
Refer to reference
Crack the ill styles
With my patu
To open up you
In the meanwhile
I still pursue
To inject you with my horiest intelligence
So intelligent
Make way for the native to fall back on your heels
I stop the sun up
Just like my legendary prophet god
like son of Papatūānuku
Māui to make the days longer
Erupt at once like Ruaumoko
King of volcanoes
Commotion like it was The Springbok Tour
The only one representing my hori ways
Tautoko te mahi o tēnei ra just about every day
It’s the freakafied funk hori on the loose
Haere Mai set it off Māori produce


Behold my kool style
While I greet the funk with my Māori
The incredible, lyrical and original
x 2

Sworn to wage war
I pledge allegiance to all iwi
Who cut ties with Liz and her people
Trying to deceive me
By the way I
Manage to be the proud Hori I am
I take it on Maui who know me
As the horrified addict
Of tongues of local strength
I keep my fitness
Want to rough it up
On my base guitar
My skills allow me
It’s the next step
I haven’t hit yet
Next time round I ram dance all
I get much respect
The world is yours
But the production is mine this time
Throw your spanner in my works
You’ll be ready for the line this time around


My reign of terror
As soon as my lyric hits
Undeniably proven I inhabit all mics with all vigour
The boy never quits practicing in eloquence
The return of the dread eye, since ’86
Fuck, you’re making me livid
Wrapped up in non-fat
Fuck the silver medalist
Man, I’m the gold winner
Proven fact that Dam is good
Native that’s the name we’re talking
None let off the hook
Brothers, listen up to my commentary
My use of words, killer
Send your skills to the word cemetery
Will the multitudes handle hori attitudes
The greatest sizes are the skilless and the rude


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Khuja and Kings Arms shows for True Talent Promotions


Dam Native and KJs at Kings Arms

Dam Native and KJs at Kings Arms




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Dam Native, Kaipara Jammers @ Khuja

Dam Native, Kaipara Jammers @ Kings Arms

Hamilton show

Dam Native live band are playing in Hamilton

Dam Native @ Flow Bar, Hamilton - Saturday March 3
Poster for the Hamilton show:

3rd Bass Hamilton

Freecell Events & Entertainment Proudly Presents:

Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 9:00am until Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 4:00am

The Following acts will be hitting H-Town like a ton of bricks for a night of Hip-hop, Drum and Bass, Reggae and Dubstep murderation…

DAM NATIVE (6 piece band)
SOULSTATION (Auckland, 5 piece band)
AOTEA-RAW (Auckland, 5 piece band)
URBAN LEGEND (Auckland, current NZ beatbox champion)
FREECELL (Hamilton)
INTERCEPT (Auckland)
SAVANT (Auckland)
EMMA HAND (Auckland)
JINETERO MC (Cuba via Auckland)
PROJECTILE (UK via Auckland)

$10 Before Midnight people. $15 after that
All door sales go to the artists (X23) to pay for travel and expenses.

Bring your happy vibes because this will be a seriously fun skank..

See ya there! One Love 🙂

Facebook event page:

Design is based on original work by: Iain Macarthur
Check out his work here:

Dam Native supporting The Red Eyes (Melbourne) for Waitangi Weekend

Quick version: Dam Native band will be playing the support shows of Leigh Sawmill Friday 3rd February, and Kings Arms The Thirsty Dog (K rd) Sunday 5th.

Press release from the promoter:



JAN / FEB 2012

NEW SINGLE >> Circles <<

The Red Eyes, Australia’s much loved Dub/Reggae monster group, celebrate their 10th birthday in 2012 with their first NZ Tour, kicking off at Revolver, Queenstown on Jan 26, before taking in venues in Dunedin, Wellington, Leigh, Hamilton and Auckland. They will also appear at the inaugural festival Winchfest on Jan 28 performing alongside Katchafire and Cornerstone Roots.

The Red Eyes ‘NZ Homecoming Tour’ heralds the prodigal return of NZ’s long lost sons El Witeri and Damien Charles. Born and bred in Auckland, the two musicians’ musical roots were developed touring around NZ throughout the 90’s before they re-met in OZ and honed their alternative Dub/Reggae style for an appreciative Australian audience. Over 10 years their fan base has grown exponentially, seeing them play major festivals throughout the pacific and Australia including the 2011 Australian Raggamuffin tour with Jimmy Cliff and Mary J Blige.

Established in 2002 The Red Eyes’ successful 2nd album ‘Red Army’ was a finalist for Best Blues and Roots Album at the Australian Independent Record Label Awards and lead singer El Witeri was a finalist for APRA songwriter of the year. 2007 release ‘Rudeworld’ and their two EP’s ‘Highplace’ and Prolific/My Kingdom’ have collectively sold over 12,000 copies worldwide.

Exploding onto the NZ turf with a string of club dates through Jan and Feb 2012, The Red Eyes are touring their new track Circles, the first single release from their anticipated third album.

Mixed at the Andy Baldwin Studio in Brooklyn, ‘Circles’ took The Red Eyes producer King Charlie to the US to make the most of the strong Aussie dollar and NY talent with the production of their new single.

The lyrics allude to the relentless touring and winding road that is a musician’s life, where artists are increasingly at the bottom of the recording industry food chain.

For independent bands like The Red Eyes, creating a path outside the mainstream label structure has become more of a reality, particularly with the explosion of social media driven opportunities to reach new audiences.

It may be ‘a winding road… full of hoops and loops and circles’, but The Red Eyes are proving that there will be no stopping them.


NZ Tour Dates

Thu 26 Jan: Mint, Wanaka

With guest DJ Damon (The Nomad) DJ Set

Fri 27 Jan: XIIB/12 Below, Dunedin

With guests Skull Dubbery and DJ Jungle Far I

Sat 28 Jan: Bodega Wellington

With guests Newtown Sound feat Israel Starr

Sun 29 Jan: Winchfest, Oakura, New Plymouth

Also feat. Katchafire and Cornerstone Roots

Fri 3 Feb: Sawmill Cafe, Leigh

With Dam Native and DJ Dubhead (TBC)

Sat 4 Feb: Flow Bar, Hamilton

With guest DJ Captain Nemo

Sun 5 Feb: Kings Arms The Thirsty Dog (K rd), Auckland

With Dam Native and DJ Dubhead



A print quality PDF file version of the poster artwork is available for printing.

Friday 3 February Dam Native @ Leigh Sawmill supporting The Red EyesFor their NZ Homecoming Tour
Sunday 5 February Dam Native @ Kings Arms supporting The Red Eyes For their NZ Homecoming Tour

Upper Hut Posse: Declaration Of Resistance Tour

Dam Native will play an MC  set full live band on two of the Auckland gigs for this tour: The Khuja Lounge in central, and Woodys bar in South Auckland.

More info: – some free mp3s at this link.


Friday 25th Nov – Woodys Bar, South Auckland

Saturday 26th Nov – Khuja Lounge Cnr Queen St/K’Rd CBD

Whakatane Friday 2nd Dec – Commercial Hotel

Ngarawhahia Saturday 3rd Dec – Delta Tavern

Wellington Thursday 8th Dec – Bodega

Palmerston North Fri 9th Dec – Old Skool Bar

Paekakariki Saturday 10th Dec – St Peters Hall

Whanganui Fri 16th Dec – Space Monster

Upper Hutt Sat 17th Dec – Rimutaka Tavern

Upper Hutt Posse Declaration of Resistance Tour 2011

Leigh Sawmill October 8

Dam Native will play Leigh Sawmill on Saturday 8 October, jump on that FB bandwagon here:

Dam Native @ Leigh Sawmill 2011

Dam Native at J Day After Party this sat!

$5 bucks on the door with a flyer from J Day or $10 if you don’t have one. It’s the official after party at Kings Arms which is from 7pm – which is after the main J Day event at Albert park that day (12pm-4:30pm) which only has DJs and speakers and stuff during the day. Looking forward to trying some of that Jamaican Me Hungry!

Saturday 7 May Dam Native w/ The Iron Hammers (feat. Solomonics, Jah Red Lion and special guest Ras Stone) and Super Villains (RMC) @ The Kings Arms 7pm 

Plus J Day DJ’s: Kirk James, Jafa Mafia, Lady Acro & Exile Hot, delicious food available from Jamaican Me Hungry all night long

FB Event page Official Kings Arms Page

J Day After Party at kings arms

J Day Auckland 2011

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A band I think are The Bomb
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