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...

INF ‘Know Us’

This weeks LOCAL EYES video is INF with ‘Know Us’. The video was directed and edited by Jordan Cherrington and shot in Onehunga at INF’s local dairy as well as his old High School with the rest of the ‘Stoneyhunga’ SWIDT crew featuring in the background. The track was produced by...

LADI6 ‘Beffy’

This Weeks LOCAL EYES video is Ladi6 with her latest single ‘Beffy’ produced in collaboration with Parks and B. Haru. The video features animation by Robert Wallace from Parallel Teeth ‘Beffy’ is the first single of a new project to be released later this year by Ladi6 and the...

NAME UL ‘Nice Guys Finish Thirst’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is NAME UL with the video for his latest single ‘Nice Guys Finish Thirst’ produced by C-Sick. The video was shot in Los Angeles, California, USA and features the acting talents of Trent Burbage & Corsica Wilson. Be sure to check out NAME UL live...

DIAZ GRIMM ‘Isis ft. MATT BIDOIS’

This weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week is DIAZ GRIMM with his track ‘Isis’ also featuring Matt Bidois. ‘Isis’ is the third instalment of a four part music video series that began with ‘Light The Flame’ which also featured Junior Voyage and followed up shortly after with ‘Quarterbacks’ featuring Lukan...

SILICON ‘God Emoji’

Up this week for our LOCAL EYES video is a throwback from May 2015, SILICON aka Kody Neilson with this eerie clip for the tune ‘God Emoji’, released on the Weird World Label. The video was made by the team at Auckland production company ‘Robbers Dog’ and directed by Sam Peacocke. Find out more...

SPYCC ‘Ain’t A Phase’ ft. David Dallas

This weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week is SPYCC with ‘Ain’t A Phase’ also featuring the lyrical flows of David Dallas. The song was produced by SmokeyGotBeatz and the video directed and edited by Jordan Cherrington. Make sure you check out SPYCC in suppoprt of  Flamingosis, LVJ, Hugo Jay,...

TEAM DYNAMITE ft. LAUGHTON KORA ‘Marvin’

This weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week is Team Dynamite with their new jam ‘Marvin’ also featuring Laughton Kora on the vocals, additional instrumentation by Frank Keys of Yoko Zuna and synth programing by Dandruff Dicky. The video was made by the very talented folks at Imaginary Friends...