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...

JessB ‘Mood’

After a huge 18 months with JessB performing to massive crowds at almost every major New Zealand festival and recently played shows alongside the likes of Stormzy and Melbourne soul artist Kaiit in the UK. Auckland’s JessB has returned with a brand new track, ‘Mood‘, the second taste from her upcoming EP set for release later this...

VOX DAWN ‘It Is Well’

This week’s Local Eyes video of the week is from Hamilton-based singer/songwriter Vox Dawn. ‘It Is Well’ is the first single from the debut Ep ‘Sacred Spaces’ out now. Here’s what Vox Dawn has to say about it: “With much patience this album grew from a place that was...

TROY KINGI & THE UPPERCLASS ‘Babylon Grows’

This week’s Local Eye’s video of the week is the debut single from the third instalment of Troy Kingi’s aspirational 10|10|10 Series (ten albums in ten genres in ten years). ‘Holy Colony Burning Acres’ delves into the dark corners of worldly Indigenous politics, namely colonisation and its (c)rippling...

KAKAPO ‘Letting Go Of You’ Feat. Katie Benge

This week’s Local Eyes video of the week is Kakapo ‘Letting Go Of You’, a fresh fusion of deep pop production and experimental sound design sprinkled with the light and airy vocals of Katie Benge. A catchy and powerful chorus empowering the listener. Produced by Kakapo Vocals by...

VAYNE ‘waitwait!’

This week’s Local Eyes Video is ‘waitwait’ from Vayne. This debut music video from the Hamilton/Auckland rapper is directed by Connor Pritchard. This dream-like colourful trip in Vayne’s universe is Produced by Saya. She began collaborating with local artists and producers – creating the likes of waitwait! and the raw, self-produced YUCK – uploading...

TREE ‘Me and You’ ft. Swiss

Pacific Music Award Nominee Tree (Vaifale-Manu) teams up with her hubby Swiss for her latest single ‘Me & You’. Director: Mohamad Mustapha of QUESTion Producer: Liz Laupepa Production Company: Sisters Inc Styling: Sammy Salsa Hair & Makeup: Pele Prescott & Liz Laupepa   Find out more about TREE: TWITTER |...

RAZÉ ‘Another Lover’ ft POETIK

Pacific Music Awards nominees Razé and Poetik have joined forces for ‘Another Lover’ our Local Eyes video of the week. Another Lover was recorded at No Filter studios home of the well-known band Sons of Zion smash hit records. With RAZÉs unique RnB/Soul sound fused with POETIKs fresh...

BAILEY WILEY ‘Zaddy’

This week’s local Eyes is Bailey Wiley ‘Zaddy’, the flirtatious second offering from her forthcoming self-titled EP, out this week on A Label Called Success. ‘Zaddy’ is another reflection of Bailey’s experiences in love and life, accompanied a striking video that combines illustration and animation. The track details the...

bKIDD ‘Milky’

This weeks Local Eye’s is from Auckland MC, bKIDD who’s been making some steady moves again this year. The track ‘Milky‘ is off his forthcoming EP titled ‘The Milkman‘ which is set for release this month on the 24th. If you’re wondering why there is a milk theme...

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....