LA COCO ‘Back When’

This week’s Local Eyes is La Coco “Back When” taken from her upcoming EP “Out Of Time”. Nominated at this year’s Pacific Music Awards in the Best Pacific Soul/R&B Artist category La Coco bring us a visually trippy video about love.   Follow La Coco: FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD| SPOTIFY | YOUTUBE...

SNARE ‘Leasing Lingos’ ft. Hamokane, Kas tha Feelstyle & G-Fes

This week’s Local Eyes is from New Zealand born Sāmoan rapper, musician and songwriter ‘SNARE’. “Leasing Lingos”(feat. Hamokane, Tha Feelstyle & G-Fes) is taken from his debut EP ‘SĒKI‘. Snare and producer Anonymouz met through Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s international award winning programme “APO Remix” in 2015, where SNARE was a participant and Faiumu...

LOUIS BAKER ‘The People’

This week’s Local Eyes video is from Wellington’s very own soulful singer/songwriter Louis Baker. Louis Baker has written a hearty anthem ‘The People‘ which was released alongside a video directed by a long-time friend, Shae Sterling in a heartfelt shout out to Wellington as a special and diverse city. Here is...

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PHARAOH SWAMI ‘Yene Nefsie (Juice Edit)’

Local Eyes this week is an edit and rendition of the YCee and Maleek Berry 2017 hit ‘Juice’, by Ethiopian born/Auckland based artist Pharaoh Swami titled ‘Yene Nefsie’. Drawing inspiration from the original African artists, Pharoah has created his version of the track which is about celebrating love and happiness....

LOU’ANA ‘Eye To Eye’

This week’s Local eye’s video is from former Hipstamatics vocalist Lou’ana who is stepping out on her own with debut single Eye To Eye. Not only has Lou’ana got a new single for us to hear, but there is a striking new video to go with it and tour dates! Here’s the record company blurb with more...

LEISURE ‘The Hype (Visualiser)’

This week’s Local Eyes is from LEISURE, directed by Jordan Arts of The LEISURE Collective. The video stars a man practising Tai Chi while the world accelerates around him. “This song is a reminder to not get sucked into the vortex of bullshit and false motives. Inhale, exhale and...

CHAII ‘Digebasse (Enough)’

This week’s Local Eyes is another visually stunning video from NZ-raised Persian rapper CHAII.  Self-produced and rapped in both English and Farsi she is rapidly gathering herself a strong following. ‘Digebasse (Enough)’ was filmed against the visually spectacular backdrop of Oman and is a statement is a statement of self-empowerment...

SORRENTO x Noah Slee

This week’s Local Eyes is a visually stunning video created by Vince Fraser for SORRENTO & Noah Slee’s ‘Parrallel Love’. This single from bass-player turned solo musician Sorrento, aka Marika Hodgson features Berlin-based Kiwi neo-soul singer Noah Slee. Hodgson has been part of NZ’s music scene for a number of years, playing...

MANALION ‘Floating 2’s’

This week’s Local eyes is from Australian-based, kiwi brothers (most likely from different mothers) who met by a bin fire floating wayward on a raft between the North and South Islands of Aotearoa, or so the story goes. This roots & dubtronic duo, ManaLion’s latest music video for...

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LOREN SILA ‘Fight for me’

This weeks Local Eyes is a powerful song with powerful visuals to match by Christchurch Singer, Dancer and Choreographer Loren Sila. The video from beginning to end will give you chills as Loren takes you on a journey of self empowerment by overcoming her inner demons played out by...

Avantdale Bowling Club ‘Home’

For this week’s Local Eyes video, we have picked something a little different. Avantdale Bowling Club ‘Home’ video is a short documentary that deconstructs the concept of home. Produced by Tom Scott & Hearken Films cinematography by Benjamin Bryan edited by Caitlin Bryan titles by Elliot Walsh Thanks to the Wetnhiak family, Yarra...

RUNTINGZ ANTHEM (Official Video 2019)

The week’s Local Eyes is the heaviest of reggae / hip hop collaboration from Lion Rezz, RaggadatCris, Lomez Brown, Israel Starr and Poetik. The visuals were shot by videographers Vika To’oala and Cairo Samson showing this mass of local talent rocking shows and travelling around Aotearoa as part of their ‘Runtingz...

CHURCH & AP ‘Ready Or Not’

Auckland rap duo Church & AP continues their 2018 winning streak with the release of the ‘Ready or Not’ official video, which is our local Eyes Video of the week. With a sound not often found in these shores, the track showcases Church’s ability to use his voice across...

imugi 이무기 ‘Greensmoke’

This week’s Local Eyes video is ‘Greensmoke’ from Imugi 이무기 which is released via A Label Called Success. The latest release from Yery Cho and Carl Ruwhiu aka Auckland singer/producer duo Imugi 이무 is a hazy hotbox, arriving just over a year after the indie-electronic duo’s debut project Vacasian EP. Beneath...

LA COCO ‘Waiting’

This week’s Local Eyes is from Vodafone Pacific Music Awards and Waiata Maori Music Awards nominee La Coco. La Coco’s latest banger Waiting which is accompanied by a bewitching official video by RockSolidVisualz Waiting is taken from her third EP, Out Of Time, is due for release mid-2019. Follow La Coco: FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD| SPOTIFY |...

THE SETTLERS ‘Set it Straight’

Christchurch hip-hop crew The Settlers release their new single ‘Set It Straight’ is our Local Eyes video of the week. The Settlers; a thriving hip-hop crew from Lyttleton Harbour in Christchurch, have released their first single ‘Set It Straight’ from their forthcoming EP ‘Speech’, produced by Tia Drumma....

KVKA & STUSS ‘I Know You Better’

For this weeks ‘LOCAL EYES’ Hamilton resident KVKA & STUSS bring us ‘I Know You Better’, which uses New Zealand beautiful landscapes and shorelines to great effect. Shot and directed by David Argue & Camera by A – Spyro.   Find out more about KVKA FACEBOOK | TWITTER |...

SORRENTO ‘Look Up’ feat. Troy Kingi

This week’s Local Eye is from Marika Hodgson is one of Aotearoa’s most talented bass players. She’s worked with the likes of Hollie Smith, Nathan Haines, Moana & The Tribe and Estere. ‘Look up’ is the first single from her new collaborative project Sorrento. This 70s funk, synthpop Parliament inspired banger features New...

BAYNK ‘Settle’ feat. Sinéad Harnett

This week’s Local eyes video is from New Zealand producer BAYNK. For this track and video he has gone across the globe and collaborated with UK songstress Sinead Harnett for ‘Settle’. While he grew up in Christchurch, BAYNK made the big move to LA to pursue his goals and coming...

TIKI TAANE & SALMONELLA DUB ‘Ignite’

This week’s local eyes is the official video to Tiki Taane & Salmonella Dub “IGNITE”. Shot during Salmonella Dub’s 25th-anniversary shows featuring the return of Tiki Taane, which was experienced by an audience of over 26,000 people. These 3 epic shows are what inspired the IGNITE song &...