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...

JESS B ‘Take It Down (feat. RUBI DU)’

This week’s local eyes is the brand new single from Auckland rapper JessB. ‘Take It Down’ is produced by P-Money and features Rubi Du aka Silva MC. JessB topped off her release by rocking it at Auckland City Limits last weekend. Her debut, E.P ‘Bloom‘ will drop March 16th,...

YOKO-ZUNA feat. SWIDT ‘Day Job’

This week’s local eyes video of the week is Yoko-Zuna – Day Job (feat. SWIDT). Check out this amazing animation produced by A Makers Initiative Production with artwork by Lyle Hawthorne and amination by Owen Watts additional effects by Swap Gomez. The track itself is produced by Jamal Muavae...

RIA HALL ‘Black Light (feat. MARA TK)’

Ria Hall will be opening the main stage at Splore this Friday 6.30-7.30pm, so this week’s Local Eyes video is ‘Black Light’ (feat. Mara TK) With the release of her debut self-titled EP, Ria Hall became a blazing new female presence on the NZ music scene. Winning multiple awards...

BOSTON RODRIGUEZ ‘Quiero Cantar (feat. JAH RED LION)’

Shot 5 years ago at the old Base FM headquarter this week’s local eyes video is Boston Rodriguez “Quiero Cantar” ft Jah Red Lion. Constituting 4000+ photographs put together by videographer Lydia Dolbel this stylish video features both singer and lyricist Jah Red Lion and producer Boston Rodriguez on night maneuvers at the infamous old Base...

TIKI TAANE ‘Tangaroa’

Waitangi day seems like the perfect day to look back at a classic track by Tiki Taane. ‘Tangaroa’ or God of the Sea is a personal story told in this short film edited by Tim Budgen The track includes tribal elements including a haka performed by Taane’s father....

BAYNK ‘Come Home’

As Kiwi chemical engineering graduate turned music producer Baynk will be performing at this year’s St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, this week’s LOCAL EYES video is Baynk ‘Come Home’ Produced & Directed by Marketa and Magdalena from Czech Vibes and shot on location in Paris. Come Home stars dancer Kristian Mensa (Mr....

MIDNIGHT RIDERS ‘Bobby was a Gangster’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Naram and Midnight Riders track “Bobby was a Gangster”. The track was released by Red Robin records a small label out of Te Mata New Zealand just north of Ragland. And produced by co-founder Naram with the video directed by Romain Sherkan...

SALMONELLA DUB ‘Tha Bromley East Roller’

Salmonella Dub is celebrating their 25th anniversary this summer and has recently added a bunch of classic video in HD to the YouTube channel, so this week’s LOCAL EYES video is Salmonella Dub – ‘Tha Bromley East Roller’, which was originally filmed at Kiwi Auto Spares car yard in Bromley way...

RAIZA BIZA ‘Full-Time’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Raiza Biza ‘Full Time‘ produced by Crime Heat. Shot and edited in Amsterdam & Paris by Connor Pritchard while on tour in Europe. Raiza Biza has just completed his Homecoming Tour of NZ and will be hitting Northern Bass in December and Splore Festival...

YAYNÉ ‘IDFWU (feat. 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...