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EVENT: Super Soul Revue @ The Powerstation

AARADHNA, TYRA HAMMOND & THE TORNADOES, ESTÈRE + THE HIPSTAMATICS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd The Powerstation TICKETS For one night only this September get up with the get down at The Powerstation for the inaugural Super Soul Revue featuring an all stellar local line up… CURATED BY THE QUEEN...

K+LAB ‘Pull Up’ ft. MELODOWNZ & MUSTAFA AKBAR

Hot off the press, this week LOCAL EYES video is K+LAB with ‘Pull Up’ also featuring the vocal stylings of MeloDownz as well as Mustafa Akbar direct from Washington DC. The track is also first single off his forthcoming album ‘The Worldly’s’ to be released early September on Gramatik’s Lowtemp recordings. Find...

Talking Points with King Kapisi

  TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: August 2016 Guest reviewer: King Kapisi  Featured release: HOLLIE SMITH & MARA TK ‘Band Of Brothers Vol 1” Link: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/ban… Featured track #1: AUTUMN RAIN Featured track #2: LIVES FOR LIVING...

SHIRAZ & LSJ ‘Sumtymes’

Brandon ‘Brandn Shiraz‘ Rangi-Dixon  & Angelo ‘Lightskin John‘ Tuteao present JIVEDAYS, an amalgamation of music that aims to capture the joys of their present experience, minding  a distant future when it will all be a pleasant memory. The Auckland-based duo have emerged from The Grow Room camp and have...

TALI ‘Berlin’

Returning home from a brief hiatus abroad Tali aka. The first lady of D’n’B is back with her new single and this weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week ‘Berlin’. Far from the big budget productions we’ve all become accustomed to, this video was shot and edited on a...

TASTE NASA ‘Do What You Feel’

Taste Nasa is the artist name for Pirongia born, Los Angeles based, multi-instrumentalist & vocalist Leroy Clampitt. ‘Do What You Feel’ is the first release from Taste Nasa since the ‘Time Goes By EP’ 2015. Somewhere in between writing/producing songs for Justin Beiber and Akon, this song slipped...

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA ‘First World Problem’

“I think ‘First World Problem’ is about modern love in a crumbling empire,” says Ruban Nielson aka. Unknown Mortal Orchestra about the tune behind this weeks LOCAL EYES video. The video described as a dance through the desert for the psychedelic rockers, was the brain child of directors James Lees and...

PACIFIC HEIGHTS ‘Buried by the Burden’ ft. Louis Baker

Earlier this year Devin Abrams aka. Pacific Heights released his long anticipated 3rd solo LP ‘The Stillness‘, a monumental collection of tunes featuring a number of equally epic collaborations. This weeks LOCAL EYES video ‘Buried by the Burden‘ is the result of one of those joint efforts featuring Fellow Wellingtonian Louis Baker....

KAMANDI ‘What About You’

Described as blending of psychedelic self discovery and fairytale romance, this weeks LOCAL EYES video, ‘What About You’ by KAMANDI is sure to lapse memories of that first time you took LSD – and it worked. The track was independently released by Kamadi and the psychedelic animation was directed by Dr. D Foothead.  ...

Talking Points with Matthew Harvey (Concord Dawn)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: July 2016 Guest reviewer: Concord Dawn  Featured release: SHAPESHIFTER ‘Realtime’ Link: https://shapeshifter.bandcamp.com/alb… Featured track #1: MOVE WITH ME ft. Ladi6 Featured track #2: MADNESS Featured track #3: TAPESTRY Released: 1st May 2001...

LEISURE ‘Control Myself’

LEISURE can do no wrong. Since May 2016 the Auckland 5 piece have drip fed their fans tasty tune after tasty tune, over time revealing their penchant for all things smooth: grooves, vocals & visuals. The theme continues with the latest single ‘Control Myself’, which finds the band nodding in this...

EVENT: Redbull Sound Select: Madcap (30th July)

Red Bull Sound Select Curated by Madcap UV Boi (AUS) – Montell 2099 – Villette – Kakapo   Saturday 30th July 9pm – 2am IMPALA 7 Shortland Street, Auckland $3 w/ RSVP $10 door sales. RSVP HERE On Saturday the 30th of July, Madcap and Red Bull Sound...

EVENT: Ladi 6 Alpha Sessions @ Las Vegas Club

  The single BEFFY and the accompanying visuals made by longtime collaborator Parallel Teeth usher in an all new project for Ladi, Parks, Julien Dyne, and Brandon Haru, the four musicians collectively known as Ladi6, it’s the sound of a band focused on feel over thought. “This time...

Thinking about getting a new pet?

  If you’ve been thinking of adding a new member to the family, now could be the perfect time. Auckland SPCA are offering 50 dogs and puppies for adoption at half the normal price. Puppies under six months old are $142.50, dogs up to seven years old are $132.50 and...

ENO X DIRTY ‘What’

It doesn’t get any more local than this weeks ‘LOCAL EYES‘, ENO x DIRTY with their first music video for the track ‘What‘. The video was directed by Eddy Fifield and filmed around in Base FM’s own hood, Grey Lynn, Auckland where the duo channel a format reminiscent of...

KING KAPISI ft. TEREMOANA ‘Storm’

We don’t understand how this track has slipped under the radar on soundcloud, but it’s one of the catchiest tunes from King Kapisi and partner Teremoana Rapley in a long time. The message is brilliantly executed, the vocal melodies stick in your head and Iron Will‘s beat harks back to...

Talking Points with Callum August (Dirty Records / Delete Media)

  TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date:  May 2016 Guest reviewer: Callum August (Dirty Records / Delete Media) Featured release: THE DOQUMENT ‘509’ Link: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/509/id1100165647 Featured track #1: DRIVE THRU Featured track #2: WE ON (Part 2) Featured track #3:...

TRINITY ROOTS ‘This Road’

Staying in tune with the Matariki events happening around the country this week, this weeks LOCAL EYES is Trinity Roots with their video for ‘This Road’, visually expressing the beauty of Maori art and Legend. The video was created by a team of both talented artists and professionals including Producer...