MELODOWNZ ‘Fine’

This week’s Local Eye’s is the follow up to Melodownz explosive last single, ‘No Mercy’ featuring Denzel Curry. Melodwnz’s latest single ‘Fine’ is accompanied by his first official music video of the new decade. Arriving just in time to see out the Summer, ‘Fine’ is a cruisy poolside...

DIGGY DUPÉ ‘Keke Boy’

This Week’s Local Eyes is from Diggy Dupé. The rapper has come a long way from teenage days of making music with his cousin ReddxRozaay, using the most basic of tools that included a Motorola phone and Singstar microphone. Only months ago, he was a finalist for Best Hip...

Tree ‘In My Life’

This week’s Local Eyes is from South-Auckland raised songwriter songstress Tree. ‘In My Life’ is a very personal love letter to her partner singer-songwriter and producer Swiss. Raised in the church her whole life, performing and singing become second nature to Katerina better known by her artist name, Tree....

MAZBOU Q ‘To The Gates’

This week’s Local Eyes is a cinematic visual from Mazbou Q for his track ‘To The Gates’. Formerly known as Unchained XL, this UK-born, Tāmaki Makaurau based Nigerian Kiwi rapper reveals a vulnerable side with a soulful, R&B influenced self-produced track taken from his forthcoming EP. His unique musical background...

MO MUSE ‘Frenemies’ ft. Sol

This week’s Local Eyes video is from Somali-Kiwi MC Mo Muse. ‘Frenemies’ featuring Dunedin rapper Sol, this is the rappers fifth single from his 2019 debut album, The First Generation LP. With an organic flow, Mo Muse recalls his observations of jealousy and insecurity projected from old friends,...

JAH RED LION ‘Wicked Affi Run Weh’

This week’s Local Eyes video is the brand new track from Jah Red Lion Chilean singer who has made New Zealand his home. Dedicated to the next generation ‘Wicked Affi Run Weh’ an anti- wickedness anthem inspired by the social movement happening back in Chile right now! Video...

SNARE ‘OASIS’ (Se’i Loa)

This week’s local eyes is the last video from SNARE ‘SĒKI’ EP.  The New Zealand born Sāmoan rapper released his debut EP at the start of 2019 and “Oasis” (Se’i Loa) is the final video from this outstanding collection of tunes.   Follow SNARE: FACEBOOK | iTUNES| SPOTIFY | INSTAGRAM |...

JORDAN GAVET ‘Hesitation’

The self-described “new girl” Jordan Gavet released her solo debut single Hesitation in early September 2019 and was promptly picked up for NZ On Air‘s NewTracks compilation in November. Definitely one to watch as you might recognise her voice from The Doqument‘s 2014 album ‘Black Canvas’ or Fiji’s 2015 song One Night and Base FM predicts a...

MELODOWNZ ‘No Mercy’ ft. Denzel Curry

Avondale hip hop hero Melodownz will be rocking the Exquisite Waiheke Pool Party this weekend, so this week’s Local eyes is ‘No Mercy‘.  A collaboration featuring none other than incandescent Florida rapper Denzel Curry. Recorded in LA with brooding production by Onehunga-bred beat wizard Smoke, the club-shaking cut is the Aotearoa artist’s first release via...

DISCIPLE PATI ‘The Boy Who Cried Woman’

This weeks Local Eyes is also a debut single from Disciple Pati, an up and coming Samoan Alternative RnB artist from Auckland. This particular song and stunning video, showcases the resilience Samoan people have – ‘we go through so much in New Zealand as a minority, and this...

L.A.B. ‘In The Air’

This week’s Local Eyes video is from a band founded by the legendary Kora brothers with the extraordinary talent of Joel Shadbolt on lead vocals & guitar plus Ara Adams-Tamatea from the mighty Katchafire on bass & Miharo Gregory on keys. Following on from the release of ‘Personify’, L.A.B. release the...

ISRAEL STARR ‘Rub A Dub’

  This week’s Local Eyes is from Award winning Reggae producer and singer/songwriter Israel Starr. ‘Rub A Dub’ was produced, written, arranged and composed all by Israel himself and is the first single off his forthcoming album ‘Inspiration’. Directed by Shae Stirling, ‘Rub A Dub’ was shot in...

Sam V – Ain’t Slowin Down ft. bKIDD & JUWAN

With the launch of his debut album, I Made This While, under his belt Sam V returns with a brand new video for ‘Ain’t Slowin’ Down’. Produced by the award-winning, EDY on the Beat and featuring Juwan and bKidd this funky 2000’s hip hop/R&B joint will have you head nodding and your booty...

TREE ‘For Real’ ft. See Naylors

This week’s Local Eye’s is from Pacific Music Awards nominee Tree.  Her latest single ‘For Real’ featuring Tongan hip hop artist See Naylors aka Sione Filihia-Ahomana. You can catch Tree live in the main stage at this year’s Grey Lynn Park Festival on Saturday 23rd November 2019. For more info...

JESS B ‘Time Out’

In this week’s Local Eye’s video, Jess B recruits Abdul Kay as they take ‘Time Out’.New Zealand’s rap queen night-time escapades are captured in the latest video for the track, ‘Time Out’, which is directed by ConnorFilms and is the third release from her latest EP, With nocturnal colours...