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Dallas Tamaira or as he is more well known as, Joe Dukie, is the vocalist for the New Zealand group Fat Freddy's Drop. His stage name is inspired from his father Joe, also a singer, and his grandfather, a musician nicknamed Dukie after Duke Ellington.

Dallas' style is greatly influenced by Bill Withers. His lyrics are soul deep and his vocals resonant and uplifting. Tamaira was awarded Best Vocalist at the b-Net NZ Music Awards 2005.




Solo (under the name "Dallas")

  • Better Than Change EP[1] (The Drop, 1999)
  • The Garden, on the compilation Styles Upon Styles Part Two (Sugarlicks, 2002)

With Bongmaster (Dallas, Iain Gordon, Mu)

  • Bongmaster, "Ground My Ego," Loop Select 003 (Loop, 2002)

With DJ Fitchie

  • Seconds" b/w "Grounded" (Especial, 2005)
  • This Room [split 12" with Fat Freddy's Drop] (Best Seven, 2003)
  • Midnight Marauders b/w dub version (Best Seven, 2002)
  • Midnight Marauders b/w "Seconds" (The Drop, 2002)

With Fat Freddy's Drop

See Fat Freddy's Drop discography.

Appearances on other artists' tracks

  • Tubbs, Five Day Night [w/New Chefs Mix and Baloo Mix] (Carbon, 2003)
  • Tubbs, Falling (Carbon, 2003)
  • Twinset, Sweet Thing (Loop, 2003)
  • Markus Enochson, Follow Me (Vinyl Junkies, 2004)
  • Shapeshifter, Long White Cloud (Truetone, 2004)
  • Eva Be, No Memory of Time (Best Seven, 2004)
  • Clara Hill, Flawless Part Two (Sonar Kollektiv, 2004)
  • Tubbs, Five Day Night [w/Fat Freddy's Drop Mix and Baloo Mix] (Exceptional, 2005)
  • Boozoo Bajou, Take It Slow (Studio !K7, 2005)
  • Dutch Rhythm Combo, Venom (Pulver, 2005)
  • Recloose, Dust (Peacefrog Records, 2005)
  • Recloose, Time Is on Your Side (Peacefrog Records, 2005)
  • Recloose, Deeper Waters (Peacefrog Records, 2008)
  • Pacific Heights, Peace (TruTone, 2008)
  • Jazzanova, What Do You Want ?, (Sonar Kollektiv, 2008)
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