ESTÈRE ‘Control Freak’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Estère – Control Freak. This track is taken from her mini-album My Design. The Wellington-based producer and performing artist brings it home to the streets of central Wellington in a music video directed by Paascalino Schaller and featuring kiwi actresses Johanna Cosgrove and Esther...

UNCHAINED XL ‘E No Dey Easy’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Unchained XL ‘E No Dey Easy’. This Nigerian Rapper and Producer from New Zealand is definitely one to watch. The south Aucklander real name Hugh Ozumba has spent the past year forging a rap career as Unchained XL, aiming at tells stories based on...

NOAH SLEE ‘Radar’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Noah Slee ‘Radar’. The video reflexes the New Zealand born, Berlin-based soul singer & producer home, his culture and his upbringing. Being shot in both Tonga, West Auckland, the video is an illustration of where he is from and where he was raised. The track is taken...

JULIEN DYNE ‘Hours’ ft. LADI6

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is from Drummer, producer, DJ and visual artist Julien Dyne. This will be the first track is off his forthcoming 4th album Teal. ‘Hours’ features the vocalist Ladi6. Dyne also recruited talented friends including Brandon Haru (keyboards), John Bell (vibraphone), Lord Echo (bass) and Jonathan Crayford (Rhodes piano) to piece the song together. The video is...

ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE ‘Ex-Machina’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is from Electric Wire Hustle. The winners of the best electronic album at the 2015 New Zealand Music Awards have returned with their third album The 11th Sky. The group Continue their surreal storytelling first seen on the Aeons EP, with New track &...

IMAGINE THIS ‘Like A Game’ feat. King Kapisi

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is from NZ rapper Imagine This. Experience the 360° small planet video that is ‘Like A Game’, filmed using cutting edge technology, which also features the vocal talents of Samoan Superhero King Kapisi and is produced by New Zealand Royalty Kings.   Find...

THE BLACK SEEDS ‘Back To You’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is from one of New Zealand’s finest pioneers of a South Pacific reggae/roots sound. The Black Seeds return with new video ‘Back To You’. Tune in all this week to Base Breakfast for a chance to win a copy on their brand new album ‘Fabric’ released...

SALMONELLA DUB ‘Nu Steppa’

With the next Northern Bass announcement happening this Thursday, this week’s LOCAL EYES video is SALMONELLA DUB – ‘Nu Steppa’. One of the most exciting local acts has come out of hiatus to celebrate their 25th Birthday this NYE. Find out more about Salmonella Dub: BANDCAMP | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD| WEBSITE Local Eyes is...

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...