L.A.B. ‘In The Air’

This week’s Local Eyes video is from a band founded by the legendary Kora brothers with the extraordinary talent of Joel Shadbolt on lead vocals & guitar plus Ara Adams-Tamatea from the mighty Katchafire on bass & Miharo Gregory on keys. Following on from the release of ‘Personify’, L.A.B. release the...

Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘Special Edition’

This week’s Local Eyes is for Fat Freddy’s Drop‘s summer anthem ‘Special Edition‘ taken from their new album ‘Special Edition Part 1‘. The ‘Special Edition’ music video features the return of Fat Freddys Drop marionette band vs Baby Dorge & a furry puppet posse grooving to the new...

Sam V – Ain’t Slowin Down ft. bKIDD & JUWAN

With the launch of his debut album, I Made This While, under his belt Sam V returns with a brand new video for ‘Ain’t Slowin’ Down’. Produced by the award-winning, EDY on the Beat and featuring Juwan and bKidd this funky 2000’s hip hop/R&B joint will have you head nodding and your booty...

TREE ‘For Real’ ft. See Naylors

This week’s Local Eye’s is from Pacific Music Awards nominee Tree.  Her latest single ‘For Real’ featuring Tongan hip hop artist See Naylors aka Sione Filihia-Ahomana. You can catch Tree live in the main stage at this year’s Grey Lynn Park Festival on Saturday 23rd November 2019. For more info...

Rei ‘Tumeke’

This week’s Local eyes video is from NZ Music Award nominee, Rei. He has just completed a nationwide tour, releasing ‘Tumeke’ as the icing on the cake of a great year for the young artist. Rei is at the top of his game and that’s what ‘Tumeke’ is all about....

JESS B ‘Time Out’

In this week’s Local Eye’s video, Jess B recruits Abdul Kay as they take ‘Time Out’.New Zealand’s rap queen night-time escapades are captured in the latest video for the track, ‘Time Out’, which is directed by ConnorFilms and is the third release from her latest EP, With nocturnal colours...

BENEE ‘Glitter’

This week’s local eyes is from 19-year-old Auckland native Benee. ‘Glitter’, a work of pure dancefloor escapism, is about ending up at K Road’s famous Family Bar after a night out and being drenched by a glitter bomb. Benee is a 2019 Silver Scrolls finalist with her track ‘Soaked’ which...

ENO X DIRTY ‘HONEST TO WHOM’ Short Film

This week’s Local Eyes is something a little different with Eno X Dirty’s ‘HONEST TO WHOM’ video which has four tracks featured in what can only be described as a short film. Eno x Dirty hit hard with their third project Honest To Whom. The Grey Lynn duo give...

RAIZA BIZA ‘Stolen Youth’

This week’s Local Eye’s is from Rwandan-Kiwi rapper Raiza Biza. ‘Stolen Youth’ is his follow up to his outstanding Black Hole Sun EP, which was a collaboration between REMI and Black Milk (with guest verses by Sampa The Great), as well as cuts alongside Melodownz and Illbaz for their High Beams project. This brand new track is the first release from his forthcoming...

CHURCH & AP ‘ROULETTE’

With a national tour under their belt, this week’s Local Eye’s is Church & AP‘s brand new single ‘Roulette’, produced by their frequent collaborator Dera Meelan. “We’re not trying to play it safe. We aren’t jumping on a new trend from across the ditch, or sticking to what we know,” Church & AP. Church and AP met on the first...

9-5ERS ‘Happy Place’

This week’s Local Eyes video is from Auckland’s very own 9-5ers who visit their ‘Happy place’ and explore escapism from the workplace. “Life is short already, without waiting for life to begin after hours. In Happy Place Back Pack Rap parody band, the 9-5ers explore escapism in the workplace. Where...

FATHE – What I See

This weeks Local Eyes is a beautiful track called ‘What I See’ from NZ via Ethiopia artist FATHE, filmed, edited and directed by Vinnie Carter. FATHE (pronounced Faht-he) is a multidisciplinary artist hailing from Ethiopia, East Africa who has been living in New Zealand since he was 15....

Mukukā – Time + Space

This week’s Local eyes video is from Auckland singer/songwriter Mukukā. Her song Time + Space is from her brand new EP ‘Autumn’ available now. Madcap Clubnight will be celebrating the release this Saturday 10th August 2019 at Cassette Nine with support from Unchained XL as well as DJs Pom, Kamal, Dimpri...

Troy Kingi & the Upperclass ‘Ethiopia’

This week’s Local Eyes video is ‘Ethiopia’ is the first single from Troy Kingi’s brand new album Holy Colony Burning Acres, a politically conscious, deep roots album. Holy Colony Burning Acres is the third instalment of Troy Kingi’s aspirational “10|10|10” series – ten albums in ten genres in ten years....

SNARE ‘Fika Gumz’

This week’s Local Eyes is SNARE – ‘FIKA GUMZ’ taken from his debut EP ‘SĒKI‘. FikaGumz is an ATTITUDE, YOUR attitude! The ideas are there and light bulbs are on, we just gotta stay woke and be ready to work! With that being said thanks to my pops for waking...