CHURCH & AP ‘Ready Or Not’

Auckland rap duo Church & AP continues their 2018 winning streak with the release of the ‘Ready or Not’ official video, which is our local Eyes Video of the week. With a sound not often found in these shores, the track showcases Church’s ability to use his voice across...

imugi 이무기 ‘Greensmoke’

This week’s Local Eyes video is ‘Greensmoke’ from Imugi 이무기 which is released via A Label Called Success. The latest release from Yery Cho and Carl Ruwhiu aka Auckland singer/producer duo Imugi 이무 is a hazy hotbox, arriving just over a year after the indie-electronic duo’s debut project Vacasian EP. Beneath...

LA COCO ‘Waiting’

This week’s Local Eyes is from Vodafone Pacific Music Awards and Waiata Maori Music Awards nominee La Coco. La Coco’s latest banger Waiting which is accompanied by a bewitching official video by RockSolidVisualz Waiting is taken from her third EP, Out Of Time, is due for release mid-2019. Follow La Coco: FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD| SPOTIFY |...

THE SETTLERS ‘Set it Straight’

Christchurch hip-hop crew The Settlers release their new single ‘Set It Straight’ is our Local Eyes video of the week. The Settlers; a thriving hip-hop crew from Lyttleton Harbour in Christchurch, have released their first single ‘Set It Straight’ from their forthcoming EP ‘Speech’, produced by Tia Drumma....

KVKA & STUSS ‘I Know You Better’

For this weeks ‘LOCAL EYES’ Hamilton resident KVKA & STUSS bring us ‘I Know You Better’, which uses New Zealand beautiful landscapes and shorelines to great effect. Shot and directed by David Argue & Camera by A – Spyro.   Find out more about KVKA FACEBOOK | TWITTER |...

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...