YAYNÉ ‘IDFWU’ ft. MELODOWNZ

This week’s Local Eyes video is Yayné ‘IDFWU’ featuring Melodownz. Under the direction of Lucia Farron-Diamantis, the video’s visuals are heavily themed with the message of  women standing together. Released earlier this year on Yayné’s debut EP, Simple Pleasure, it’s an idea that resonates with the cultural moment we find...

ESTÈRE ‘Grandmother’

This week’s Local Eyes video is Estère’s tribute to her ‘Grandmother’. This stunning video was filmed in Capetown, and co-stars legendary South African writer Sindiwe Magona. ‘Grandmother,’ is New Zealand-based beatmaker and vocalist Estère’s tribute to the mother of her father, the grandmother she never met. Estère is currently touring...

NOAH SLEE ‘Told’ The Majestic Sessions

This week’s Local Eyes video is Noah Slee – ‘Told’  The Majestic Sessions. Noah Slee brings the entire crew along in for this funky, live rendition of “Told” taken from debut album “Otherland”. Filmed at Red Bull Studios Berlin, where this New Zealand born artist now resides. Find out more about Noah...

MELODOWNZ – 64 Bars Red Bull Studios

This week’s Local Eyes video is Melodownz – 64 Bars. Last week Melodownz kicked off the fourth session of Red Bull Studios’ 64 bars with David Dallas. Free from song structure, hooks, and bridges, this is carpark cypher rhyming at its most gully. The punchlines are hits to the...

LITTLE VILLAGE ‘Good Right Now’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Little Village – ‘Good Right Now’. Little Village is a musical based creative collective. The collective consists of rappers, producers, photographers, videographers and more. ‘Good Right Now’ features Auckland rappers Kloos, Gino October & Beau Jeffries. This is a summer anthem that marks the beginning of...

POETIK ‘Rock Wit It’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Poetik – ‘Rock Wit It’. This track is taken from the album ‘Poetikly Done’ which is out now.  Produced by Marlei Music and Video By Bryce Hooper. You can check out Poetik live at For The Culture at The Kings Arms Tavern this Friday...

9-5ers ‘Future’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is 9-5ers – Future. This is the fourth release from their Happy Hour EP, which is out now. ‘Future’ is this hip-hop collective’s interpretation of the classic love ballad. If you want to catch the 9-5ers live, they will be supporting Poetik @ The Kings Arms Tavern on...

L.A.B. ‘Starry Eyes’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is L.A.B. – Starry Eyes. This is the latest track taken from L.A.B.’s debut album L.A.B, out in November. The release of ‘Starry Eyes’ comes on the heels of being announced on the lineup for Electric Avenue 2018 in Christchurch alongside Primal Scream & Dizzee Rascal, along with support slots...

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...

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...