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...

VILLETTE ‘ Money’ (360° VR music video)

New Zealand singer and producer VILLETTE has teamed up with longtime partner Red Bull Music and released a 360° VR music video for her track ‘Money’. The video for ‘Money’ lets viewers experience the singer’s personal and inspiring world through taking on the perspective of an ex-lover haunted...

JESSB ‘Set It Off’

Former Northern Mystics player JessB goes back to her netball roots for her latest video for ‘Set It Off’, taken from her debut EP Bloom. The visual sees JessB fuse her creative and athletic talents into one dynamic force field, as she raps while tearing up the netball court with her...

DIGGY DUPÉ ‘Midnight Cruise’

Grey Lynn rapper Diggy Dupé’s ‘Midnight Cruise’ finally gets visuals, the track is taken from K.O.T.I.C  which was originally released in 2017. This video was filmed & edited by Jordan Cherrington (Clip Tease) Download the album for free here: https://renaissancemusicnz.bandcamp.com/album/k-o-t-i-c Find out more about Diggy Dupé : TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD|FACEBOOK Local Eyes is...

NOAH SLEE ‘DGAF (The Majestic Sessions)’

The finalists for this year’s Pacific Music Awards have been announced and Berlin-based kiwi singer Noah Slee is leading with four nominations. So this week’s Local Eyes is smooth and soulful live rendition of breakout single “DGAF”. The Vodafone Pacific Music Awards 2018 is being held on Thursday, 24th May at Vodafone Events Centre Plus...

TOTEMS ‘Bunny’

As Totems is part of the supporting line up at Red Bull Music Presents: Nosaj Thing (USA) along side  Surly & Late June this Saturday at Neck Of The Woods. This week’s local Eyes is the official music video for his track ‘Bunny’ Directed, Edited and Produced by Maria Masniak with Camera Ops:...

HIGH HØØPS ‘Body’

This week’s local eyes is HIGH HØØPS ‘Body’ New Zealand based vocalist/producer Jordan Arts aka HIGH HØØPS, who is also one-fifth of LEISURE returns with a new R&B-tinged single ‘Body’, lifted from his upcoming debut album.   Find out more about HIGH HØØPS: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP | YOUTUBE Local Eyes is a...

MELODOWNZ ‘8ight 2wenty 8ight’

This week’s local eyes is the brand new video from MELODOWNZ  ‘8ight 2wenty 8ight’ which pays homage to his hometown of Avondale. This single is taken from the ‘AVONTALES’ EP and features the classic hip-hop sample taken from Lafayette Afro Rock Band’s ‘Darkest Light’ Director: Jamie ‘OneDeap’ McCready Directors assistants: Abbot,...

TREI & TALI ‘Rebels’

This week’s local eye video is TREi & Tali – ‘Rebels’ released through Viper Records. Wellingtonian TREi  Trevor Linnell, has been a leader in the drum and bass scene down under since 2007.  Now signing exclusively with Viper Recordings, TREi will be working on his next string of singles and...

RYAN HENDRIKS ‘Sirens (feat. CLEOPHUS)’

This week’s local eye video is an official prequel short film to ‘OLD ZEALAND’ the debut album from Ryan Hendriks, a founding member of Auckland’s Grown Room collective. The film acts as a music video for the fourth track from the LP ‘Sirens’ feat. Cleophus. The film is directed by Ryan...

VILLETTE ‘Mind (acoustic)’

This week’s local eyes video of the week is Villette‘s acoustic version of  “Mind”. Written and performed by Villette with guitar by Rhys Levi. After the release of her debut mixtape ‘Drip Crimson‘ in December 2017 Villette, the producer and singer looks to start the year off in style...