THIRD3YE ‘Space Gospel’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is Third3ye with their latest video ‘Space Gospel’. The tune comes from their latest LP effort 3p and features beats by JRD & WhyFi as well as vocals from Israel Starr, one of NZ most recognisable reggae talents. The video was shot in and...

MYELE MANZANAZA ‘City Of Atlantis’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is Myele Manzanza with his jam ‘City Of Atlantis‘ Live which features on his new album ‘OnePointOne‘ released last Friday. The track also features an epic line up of additional artists including Charlie K & Nia Andrews on vocals, Mark de Clive-Lowe on the keys, Ben Shepherd on bass as...

ESTÈRE ‘Ambition’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is the story of one woman’s outrageously ambitious desires. Estère’s ‘Ambition’ is the story of bordello resident ‘Magdelaine La’virgin’ who wanted to be the United States President. The track is the first single off the Wellington locals forthcoming album and was made In collaboration with...

LOUIS BAKER ‘Fade’

Following on from his breathtakingly beautiful single “Rainbow”, 27-year old singer songwriter, Louis Baker shares ‘Fade’, another leaf out of his anticipated songbook of forthcoming music. The new song, co-written with Bradford Ellis and Jemma Cooke and recorded at Red Bull Studios in London, is a modern throwback to...

CONCORD DAWN ‘Morning Light’

A throwback to 2004, this weeks LOCAL EYES video is Concord Dawn with ‘Morning Light’. The track won ‘Best Song’ and ‘Most Radio Play’ at the 2004 bNet awards comes from the award winning album ‘Uprising’. You can check out Concord Dawn at Impala this weekend with support...

BIC RUNGA ‘Drive’

In celebration of Bic Runga being added to the NZ Music Hall of Fame this year our LOCAL EYES this week is a throw back to 97′ with Bic’s beautiful tune ‘Drive’. Find out more about Bic Runga: WWW | SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK | TWITTER Local Eyes is a weekly segment on BaseFM...

MILOUX ‘Pocket’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is courtesy of Miloux with the official video for her track ‘Pocket‘. Hauntingly beautiful jazz/soul vocals combined with diverse and interesting production with an accompanying video of Miloux wandering through caves. Check out Miloux supporting fellow NZ artist Anna Coddington Auckland Release Show  28th October, at The...

RECLOOSE ‘Mana’s Bounce’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is Recloose with his funky jam ‘Mana’s Bounce‘. The crazy animatic video was created by MoFresh back in 2005. The video also won Best Use of Visual Effects at the Below Ground Music Vid Fest Australia. Be sure to check out Recloose LIVE at the...

SWIDT ‘312’

This weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week is Onehunga locals SWIDT with their recent jam ‘312’named after the City/Onehunga bus route. The video was directed and edited by Jordan Cherrington and the tune produced by SmokeyGotBeatz. SWIDT is made up of New Zealand Hip Hop artists SPYCC, INF, SMOKEYGOTBEATZ, BOOMER, JAMAL & AZA...

MANUEL DARQUART ‘Next Dance’

This weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week is Manuel Darquart with his feel good number ‘Next Dance‘ released on local outfit A Label Called Success. The video, directed by Fraser Chatham and edited by Jordan Arts (aka. High Hoops) was shot around Auckland’s Parnell Baths. Find out more...

AARADHNA ‘Brown Girl’

This weeks LOCAL EYES video sends a message thats close to the heart of all of us here at Base FM. Aaradhna’s ‘Brown Girl’ from the album of the same name, addresses her experiences growing up in NZ with mixed parents in Porirua and the casual racism that...

ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE ‘Perception’

Taking it back to 2009, this weeks LOCAL EYES video is Electric Wire Hustle with their first ever video, ‘Perception‘. The tune was originally released on EWH’s first self titled release by BBE (Barely Breaking Even) Records. Also be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for Electric...

K+LAB ‘Pull Up’ ft. MELODOWNZ & MUSTAFA AKBAR

Hot off the press, this week LOCAL EYES video is K+LAB with ‘Pull Up’ also featuring the vocal stylings of MeloDownz as well as Mustafa Akbar direct from Washington DC. The track is also first single off his forthcoming album ‘The Worldly’s’ to be released early September on Gramatik’s Lowtemp recordings. Find...

TALI ‘Berlin’

Returning home from a brief hiatus abroad Tali aka. The first lady of D’n’B is back with her new single and this weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week ‘Berlin’. Far from the big budget productions we’ve all become accustomed to, this video was shot and edited on a...

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA ‘First World Problem’

“I think ‘First World Problem’ is about modern love in a crumbling empire,” says Ruban Nielson aka. Unknown Mortal Orchestra about the tune behind this weeks LOCAL EYES video. The video described as a dance through the desert for the psychedelic rockers, was the brain child of directors James Lees and...

PACIFIC HEIGHTS ‘Buried by the Burden’ ft. Louis Baker

Earlier this year Devin Abrams aka. Pacific Heights released his long anticipated 3rd solo LP ‘The Stillness‘, a monumental collection of tunes featuring a number of equally epic collaborations. This weeks LOCAL EYES video ‘Buried by the Burden‘ is the result of one of those joint efforts featuring Fellow Wellingtonian Louis Baker....

KAMANDI ‘What About You’

Described as blending of psychedelic self discovery and fairytale romance, this weeks LOCAL EYES video, ‘What About You’ by KAMANDI is sure to lapse memories of that first time you took LSD – and it worked. The track was independently released by Kamadi and the psychedelic animation was directed by Dr. D Foothead.  ...

ENO X DIRTY ‘What’

It doesn’t get any more local than this weeks ‘LOCAL EYES‘, ENO x DIRTY with their first music video for the track ‘What‘. The video was directed by Eddy Fifield and filmed around in Base FM’s own hood, Grey Lynn, Auckland where the duo channel a format reminiscent of...

TRINITY ROOTS ‘This Road’

Staying in tune with the Matariki events happening around the country this week, this weeks LOCAL EYES is Trinity Roots with their video for ‘This Road’, visually expressing the beauty of Maori art and Legend. The video was created by a team of both talented artists and professionals including Producer...