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MATTHEW YOUNG ‘Collect’

This weeks LOCAL EYES video is a funky little number by self confessed Prince fan, Matthew Young titled ‘Collect’. The video is a colab between himself and local creatives Jordan Arts and Sean Loftin who have worked on other video projects with Young. “They transformed a simple idea into...

MELODOWNZ ‘One More ft. ISRAEL STARR’

Melodownz is everywhere at the moment, from his feature on Tali’s ‘Powerful’ to his massive tune ‘The Anthem’ with Bailey Wiley. We just had to share with you his brand new release ‘AVONTALES’ an eight track EP. This track ‘One More’ features Israel Starr on the track and also...

TALI ‘Powerful’ ft. MELOWDOWNZ

Last week we shared the latest single ‘Powerful’ from Tali (produced by Melinki and Verva) and featuring Melodownz. For this weeks LOCAL EYES we are proud to share the video for the track. The single deals with some very real societal issues women face and all proceeds from...

JESSB ‘Soul Free (Prod. P-Money)’

Straight outta Auckland, JessB is a female MC on the rise. She has teamed up with the legendary production of P-Money to bring you ‘Soul Free’. To find out the low down on JessB and her musical story, give SNIFFERS blog a read. JESSB: SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK | TWITTER  ...

NU:LOGIC ‘Side By Side’ ft. Thomas Oliver

This weeks ‘Local Eyes’ video of the week is a beautifully arranged version of UK Drum & Bass outfit Nu:Logic’s ‘Side By Side’ performed by our very own Kiwi singer/songwriter Thomas Oliver. Thomas Oliver is internationally recognised as one of the leading players of the Weissenborn lap-steel guitar...

TALI ‘Powerful ft. MELOWDOWNZ’

The brand new single from Tali (produced by Melinki and Verva) featuring Melodownz, with all proceeds from the sale of this track going to Women’s Refuge NZ. Please support this worthwhile cause and BUY here: WMNZ.lnk.to/TaliPowerfulAW | www.womensrefuge.org.nz Well known Auckland based singer and songwriter Tali Sheppard last week released a new...

VILLETTE ‘If You Go’

The multi-talented Villette is back with a huge new single, ‘If You Go’ written, produced and performed single handedly. “The track was inspired by her immediate reaction to vulnerability” – Madcap. Get the low down on what’s been happening with Villette via her interview with Noisey. Or grab your...

TRUTH ‘Monster’ ft. STRIKEZ

This weeks LOCAL EYES video is TRUTH’s visually epic animated tale for his track ‘Monster’ which also features Strikez on the vocals. The track comes of TRUTH’s latest album ‘Wilderness of Mirrors’. Find out More about TRUTH: WWW | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP | BEATPORT Local Eyes is a weekly segment on BaseFM focusing on...

NOAH SLEE ‘Told’

‘Told‘ is the second single from Noah Slee‘s upcoming LP, ‘Otherland’ and proving to be an artist to keep an eye on this year. Teaming up with fellow kiwi-producer Mercy and Berlin-producer Ben Esser for the production on this one, Noah’s vocals continue to bless each song. Artwork by: Simone Cihlar...

EVENT: Atua Wahine // Amber Hahipene

Atua Wāhine // Amber Hahipene GALLERY TWO Studio One Toi Tu, 1 Ponsonby Road Opening Night: 21st June 5pm-7pm Melbourne based artist, Amber Hahipene (Ngati Awa) interprets her cultural heritage through the use of acrylic, resin, pen, ink and aerosol. Inspired by Matariki and The Seven Sisters, this...

EVENT: Madcap Madness @ St Kevins Arcade

Saturday 1st July Whammy, Backroom & Wine Cellar St Kevins Arcade, Karangahape Rd From 9pm – 4am Tickets from: undertheradar.co.nz Over 21 NZ artists across three stages all throughout St Kevins Arcade, an intimate indoor event that promises to bring you a complete community experience. Drawing together local...

FORTUNES ‘Focus’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is Fortunes with their video for ‘Focus’. The tune comes off the duos latest EP ‘Undress’ recently released via Future Classic. Find Out More About Fortunes: BANDCAMP | SOUNDCLOUD | TWITTER | FACEBOOK Local Eyes is a weekly segment on BaseFM focusing on New Zealand...

EVENT: Kowtow Auckland Workroom Sale

Kowtow Auckland Workroom Sale Saturday 10th June, 9am-4pm Sunday 11th June, 10am-4pm Flying Fish Studios, 230 Ponsonby Road Wellington based ethical and sustainable clothing label Kowtow are bringing their famous workroom sale to Auckland. Head down to Flying Fish Studio, 230 Ponsonby Road, this Saturday and Sunday, for samples and end...

EVENT: Groovadelica Club Night ‘Stevie Wonder Special’

Groovadelica Club Night ‘Stevie Wonder Special’ featuring: The Groovadelica Orchestra, DJ’s Jason Eli, Selecta Sam & Scizzorhands Saturday 24th June 10pm – Late Neck of the Woods $20 – $25 Standard Tickets $15 Students Get your tickets HERE The Groovadelica club night is back! With the LIVE 7...

UPPER HUT POSSE ‘E Tu’

This weeks LOCAL EYES takes it way back to 1988 with a slice of NZ Hip Hop history. Upper Hutt Posse’s  ‘E Tu’ pays homage to the rebel Māori warrior chiefs of Aotearoa’s colonial history, Hone Heke, Te Kooti, and Te Rauparaha. ‘E Tu’ was the first ever rap release in New Zealand...

SURLY ‘4Q 510-511’

Polish Juke is proud and super excited to present the new EP entitled ‘Trip to Warsaw’ by the New Zealand-based footwork producer, DJ and a member of the Juke Bounce Werk crew – SURLY. “4Q510-511, also given the title Songs of the Sage or Songs of the Maskil...

YOKO-ZUNA ft. HEAVY & RANDA ‘Yes’

This weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week is ‘Yes’ by Yoko-Zuna in colaboration with Heavy and LarzRanda. The vid is a continuation from the bands last music vid for the tune ‘One’s Cycle’ and was directed by Yoko-Zuna Drummer Swap Gomez. ‘Yes’ is taken from the Luminols EP, which is available...

FORTUNES ‘Linen’

New Zealand born Melbourne based Fortunes, aka Conor and Barnaby, have hit it out of the park with this release. Taken from the Undress EP released late last month via Future Classic. ‘Linen’ gives a darker vibe than we’ve heard on the EP. The production rings in as an...