TEAM DYNAMITE ‘Gossip’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Auckland Hip Hop trio Team Dynamite with the visuals for their latest single ‘Gossip’. Team Dynamite have been slightly off the radar the past year. Gossip is the groups first release since 2015. Find out more about Team Dynamite: BANDCAMP | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD| WEBSITE Local Eyes is a...

RAIZA BIZA ‘Strong Woman’

Back in January we featured Raiza Biza’s ‘Strong Woman’ as our local tune of the week. This Week we’re bringing it back in Video form as our LOCAL EYES feature and the latest visual release from Raiza. ‘Strong Woman’ is a homage to the powerful females in our...

ESTERE ‘Pro Bono Techno Zone’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is the latest vid from Wellington based Estère with her jam ‘Pro Bono Techno Zone‘. The self-choreographed music video was directed by Paascalino Schaller and excellently complements the track which is a commentary on those who are slaves to technology. We are bound to technology like never...

Portland Live Sessions: MELODOWNZ

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. Straight outa Avondale, Auckland, Melodownz features in the fifth edition of The Portland Live Sessions. Hot of the release of his latest EP ‘Avontales’ Melodownz sat down with Base FM’s Dylan C for a...

LOUIS BAKER ‘Addict’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is Louis Baker with the video for his hit jam ‘Addict‘ released earlier in the year. The vid was shot in Brooklyn, New York and directed by Shae Sterling. When the song was originally released Baker had hoped for a video to accompany the tune but...

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...

Portland Live Sessions: YAYNE

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions.   Wellington based, Yayné features in the fourth edition of The Portland Live Sessions. In chat with Base FM’s Dylan C, the singer/songwriter discusses growing and learning in Christchurch’s local scenes, collaborating with other...

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...

Portland Live Sessions: MILOUX

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. This edition of the Portland Live Sessions, Base FM’s Dylan C interviews Auckland based songwriter, producer and singer Miloux about her influences and intro into the music world, the importance of creative control and...

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...