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...

LADI6 ‘Outta Time’

Ladi6 has just completed her epic Nationwide Tour of NZ, so we thought we’d keep the vibes going with this week’s Local Eyes. The official video for ‘Outta Time’ was shot entirely on a Samsung Galaxy S9 and was directed by Garth @ Thievery Studio.   Find out...

RYAN HENDRIKS ‘Gangsterdam’

This week’s Local Eyes video of the week is taken from OLD ZEALAND the debut album from Ryan Hendriks, a founding member of Auckland’s Grown Room collective. ‘Gangsterdam’ filmed in Amsterdam. Check out and download the album here: Old Zealand by Ryan Hendriks Find out more about Ryan Hendriks: FACEBOOK |BANDCAMP| SOUNDCLOUD |INSTAGRAM...

UNCHAINED XL ‘What You Said’

This week’s Local eyes is the latest from Unchained XL and was filmed over in the UK, in Liverpool, Leeds, and Cardiff. Describing the track as “Afrofunk Meets Grime” The song depicts Unchained XL confronting an unnamed friend/associate about their persistent failure to follow up on their promises and resolutions. ‘What...

NOAH SLEE ‘Stayed’

Born in New Zealand but now based in Berlin, singer and multi-instrumentalist Noah Slee released his debut album Otherland last year, to considerable acclaim. Now he’s back with the video for the album’s latest single, “Stayed”, directed and filmed by Adam Sait. The track itself makes clever use of rousing, minimalist chords for a...

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA ‘Hunnybee’

Psych-rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra has unveiled the new video for “Hunnybee” named after the middle name of frontman Ruban Nielson’s daughter. The week’s Local Eyes video follows in the same vein as Sex and Food‘s previously released animated videos for “Not in Love We’re Just High” and “American Guilt.” The video...

IllBAZ, MELODOWNZ, RAIZA BIZA ‘Live Stream’ feat. TEEKS

Aotearoa hip-hop stars IllBaz, MELODOWNZ and Raiza Biza have joined forces for this week’s Local eyes, a new project called High Beams. The seven track project is due out in July, but the first single from the collective was shared on Friday. ‘Live Stream‘ featuring Taite-nominated soul artist TEEKS is a politically-charged track with a video directed by Connor Pritchard. The...

LATINAOTEAROA ‘Jazzy Samba (feat. TEAM DYNAMITE)’

As the winter takes hold, lets warm things up with some summery South American vibes courtesy of Latinaotearoa. This week’s Local Eyes is ‘Jazzy Samba’ feat. Team Dynamite. Whether you’re talking about the commercial success of Long Beach rap trio Ugly Duckling with ‘A Little Samba,’ or Californian beatmaker Madlib’s...

LOUIS BAKER ‘Black Crow’

New Zealand songwriter Louis Baker returned in May with his outstanding new single ‘Black Crow’ Accompanying the release is a stunning video from award-winning director, Chris Graham (Scribe, Smashproof, Bic Runga, TrinityRoots) as he returns to make his first music video in three years. ‘I’ve been wanting to work with Louis Baker...