9-5ERS ‘Same Sky’ ft. Siavani

This weeks LOCAL EYES is 9-5ers with their vid for the track ‘Same Sky’ also featuring Siavani. 1 in every hundred Kiwis are homeless and according to the last census over half of them are families with children. This vid is a tragic depiction of the reality that many NZ...

REI ‘Hāti’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is Wellington based rapper Rei with his jam ‘Hāti’. ʻHātiʻ is an expression of Reiʻs work ethic and dedication to his music, perfecting his flow and constantly challenging his limits every day. ‘Hāti’ is a Te Reo Māori transliteration for ‘hard’ or the kiwi saying ʻhard...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

9-5ERS ‘Talking To You’ ft. Tyra Hammond

This weeks LOCAL EYES is 9-5ers with the video for their jam ‘Talking To You’ also featuring Tyra Hammond (Opensouls) on vocals. The tune comes off the bands latest EP ‘Close to Home’, generously available as a FREE download HERE   Find out more about 9-5ers here: SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP |...

INDI. ‘Precipice’

Earlier in the year Christchurch based artist Indi. released this spine-chilling video for her electronica tune ‘Precipice’. The track’s composition throughout is reminiscent of many synth pop artists that came before her; Think Björk, Radiohead & Massive Attack accompanied by visuals that could be interpreted both as a stark nightmare...

BORROWED CS ‘For The Foreseeable Future’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is something a bit different. Last week Borrowed cs dropped the vid for his soundscape ‘For The Foreseeable Future’ featuring epic swirls of almost topographical animation. ‘For The Foreseeable Future’ is the final track off the artist’s latest EP release ‘Natural Infinity’ out now on...

FAT FREDDY’S DROP ‘Roady’

  This weeks LOCAL EYES is a throwback to local legends Fat Freddy’s Drop massive tune ‘Roady‘. Featuring young Ladi6 and P-Diggs as they stroll along Karangahape Road with the Fat Freddy’s crew.  Fat Freddy’s Drop tunes have influenced our dance floors and I’m sure we can all recall a...

RIA HALL ‘Tell Me’ ft. Che-Fu

This weeks LOCAL EYES is the latest jam from Ria Hall ‘Tell Me’ also featuring NZ Hip Hop Legend Che Fu. The vid was shot at some of the artists favorite spots around Te Ika ā Māui (North Island) and tells a very sobering tale about marginalisation, homelessness, the disparities...

SWIDT ‘Alfred & Church’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is the latest from Onehunga’s SWIDT, with ‘Alfred & Church’. The track was produced by Tae Beast of Top Dawg Entertainment and the video directed by Serra G along with Connor Pritchard who also shot and edited the footage. Find out more about SWIDT: WWW| SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK | TWITTER |...

SHAPESHIFTER ‘Been Missing’

This weeks LOCAL EYES coincides with Base FM’s forthcoming vinyl exhibition COVER STORY #2; The NZ Records That Shaped Our Dancefloors. Shapeshifter’s ‘Been Missing’ is a throwback to 2004 and featured on the bands second LP release, ‘Riddim Wise’. The Single was released as a 12″ vinyl single; the cover of...

AMMONATION ‘Forever’ (Remix) ft. MELODOWNZ’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is AmmoNation with the official music video and remix of ‘Forever‘ with Bianca Paulus, Raiza Biza, NASH and Blaze The Emperor as well as a few bars from MELODOWNZ of Third3ye. Directed by Connor Pritchard, produced, mixed and mastered by NASH. Guitar by Richard Moore and saxophone by...

BEKAH ‘Wanna Play’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is Auckland based Soulstress, Bekah with her jam, ‘Wanna Play’. The Soul-Pop style and catchy hook “I just wanna play, wanna play all day” are complimented by her cheeky vocal lines and a colourful visual display. The three different versions of Bekah that are presented...

MELODOWNZ ‘Regillah Mess’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is Melodownz with his jam ‘Regillah Mess‘ left over from his forthcoming solo EP to be released later this year. Find out more about Melodownz: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP Local Eyes is a weekly segment on BaseFM focusing on New Zealand Music videos....