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 &...

YOKO-ZUNA ‘Minority’ (feat. Noah Slee)

This week’s local eye’s video is Yoko-Zuna‘s stunning new video for ‘Minority’, taken off their brand new album Voyager. Featuring beautiful vocals from Berlin-based Kiwi Noah Slee. The video is another incredibly cinematic entry into the Yoko-Zuna visual canon, created by Yoko-Zuna drummer Swap Gomez, who runs video production company...

RUSH WEPIHA – Greatness feat. DJ Spell

The debut track from Aotearoa native MC, Bboy and Youth mentor Rush Wepiha is this week’s Local Eye video. Rush is joined by DJ Spell, one of New Zealand’s most respected turntablists and Hip Hop producers. This track calls upon the co-production of Wawang and Abraham Kunin with Marika Hodgson on Bass for what is a heavy...

MELODOWNZ – Peace $igns, Gang $igns

Even though we featured MELODOWNZ‘s “Peace $igns Gang $igns” as our Turn It Up: Local Tune Of The Week only a couple of week’s back, the outstanding video deserves it’s very own spotlight.   This week’s local eyes is directed and edited by Jordan Cherrington with VFX by 10Daniel16 & Connor Pritchard. The...

LADI6 ‘Diagonals’

This week’s Local Eye is from Auckland-based vocalist Ladi6 with her colourful video for new single ‘Diagonals‘. The song is a bouncy, soulful celebration of accepting yourself, quirks and all, created by the combined talents of Tamati, Parks, Brandon Haru and Julien Dyne, who also just dropped his killer solo album Teal. The cartoony video...

Raiza Biza & REMI ‘Runner’ Feat. Baro

This week’s Local Eye’s is from New Zealand rapper Raiza Biza who has teamed up with Melbourne emcee Remi. They have come together to collaborate on an exciting new EP consisting of beats provided by legendary hip-hop producer and rapper Black Milk, titled “Black Hole Sun”. “Runner” is...

MEER ‘Pomegranate’

Auckland rapper Meer (Reem Nabhani of hip-hop duo Cool Tan fka HEAVY) has dropped a music video for her juicy track ‘Pomegranate’, taken from her debut 2017 solo project Kushari. The track is produced by COOL TAN’s other half DBL-DBL. Directed by Delicious Miss, AKA Corinna Hunziker, Meer serves unapologetic bad bitch energy on a...

TALI ‘Eye On You’

This week’s Local Eyes is from New Zealand’s First Lady of Drum n Bass Tali. Taken from her first DnB album in over seven years ‘Eye On You’ is the lead track from ‘Love & Migration’ out on October 26th. After leaving NZ in 2001 for the UK, Tali signed to Full Cycle Records...

POETIK ‘For My City’

This week’s local eyes video is POETIK ‘For My City’. Taken from the HAMOFIED EP, ‘For My City’ is produced by SmokeyGotBeatz with the video directed by Jordan Cherrington. Ventry Parker aka POETIK is an independent kiwi artist born in Hamilton but raised in Apia, Samoa. As a son of a well known...

ESTÈRE ‘Tokoloshe’ (feat. RAIZA BIZA)

This week’s local eyes video is the ESTÈRE produced ‘Tokoloshe’ featuring NZ/ Rwandan MC RAIZA BIZA which is also, our Turn It Up: the local tune of the week. ‘Tokoloshe’ takes on the myth of a mischievous evil spirit or dwarf-like water sprite, whose origins lie in Zulu mythology.  Creating the ‘Tokoloshe’ video was...

HIGH HØØPS ‘Madly’

This week’s local eyes video is the latest singles from HIGH HØØPS ‘Madly’, which is taken from his debut album ‘Season on Planet Earth’ due out this Friday (September 21st) While ‘Madly’ has a head over heels romance vibe, it goes much deeper in the funk and disco...

9-5ERS ‘Phonebooth’

  Look up in the sky it’s a bird?……It’s a plane?…. No, it’s 9-5ers stealing the metaphor of a workingman leading a double life. 9-5ers fantastic four (S.F.T, Heefhakaboogie, Sabe, Edgar) battle the dichotomy of living in the “real world” while still pursuing dreams of a passion similar...

CYMBOL ‘Best Friends’

This weeks’ Local Eyes is Cymbol aka Auckland’s Shivnesh Sumer with new track “Best Friends” The video is directed by Andrew R. Blackman and tells the story of an androgynous lounge singer seduces an audience of strangers lamenting unrequited love, late one night in a dark club. I like to...

GROENI ‘Warborn’

This week’s Local eyes is Wellington electronica act Groeni with their new track ‘Warborn’ taken from their new album, Nihx. The visually stunning and haunting video is directed by Maxim Zhestkov Listen and buy their new album here: https://groeni.lnk.to/Nihx   Find out more about Groeni : TWITTER|SOUNDCLOUD|FACEBOOK|BANDCAMP Local Eyes is a weekly segment on BaseFM...

AVANTDALE BOWLING CLUB ‘Years Gone By’

This week’s Local Eyes video is Avantdale Bowling Club – ‘Years Gone By’ the latest project form master storyteller Tom Scott (Home Brew, @Peace, Young, Gifted and Broke). Created by writer and director Arty Papageorgiou, the video was shot inside the construction zone that is Auckland’s St. James Theatre and features three generations of Scott men. Listen...

DIGGY DUPÉ ‘The Hill’

This week’s Local eyes is Diggy Dupe – ‘The Hill’ Directed by : Jordan Cherrington (Clip Tease) The first single off the up and coming EP – Island Time. Coming later rather than sooner. Local eyes is brought to you by NZ On Air Music   Find out more about Diggy Dupé : TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD|FACEBOOK...

BENE ‘Tough Guy’

This week’s Local eyes comes from 17-year-old BENE from Grey Lynn, Auckland. Here is the video for her debut single ‘Tough Guy’. The video shows Bene and her friends hanging out at the local high school courts, whilst teenagers decked down in vintage and streetwear brands capture the essence of youth...