0800 ‘COUPE’

This Week’s Local Eyes is from Auckland based rap collective 0800, with their latest single ‘Coupe’ from their ‘ATTENTION FOR A SECOND‘ EP. In 2019, a group called 0800 emerged out of nowhere with their debut single, ‘DONDE’. While the identities of the members were kept a mystery in...

Nganeko ‘Facade’

This week’s Local Eye’s is from rising R&B songstress Nganko who returns with her second single, ‘Facade’, released with a music video created with support from NZ On Air.

Diggy Dupé ‘WEON’

This week’s Local Eyes is from Hip hop young gun and Pacific Music Award Nominee (Best Pacific Hip Hop Artist) Diggy Dupé signals that the grind of the working week is coming to a close and celebrates the start of the good times with ‘WEON’. This latest release with producer Tamagotchi and mixed by SmokeyGotBeatz samples Nesian Mystik’s unforgettable hit ‘It’s On’.

CHAII ‘MIGHT JUST’ FEAT. KINGS & ELEVEN7FOUR

This week’s Local Eyes is from Persian-Kiwi rapper CHAII. Following ‘Oh Nah Yeah’, her last collaboration with Mad Decent’s Party Favour, CHAII has shared her latest single, ‘Might Just’ featuring Kings and eleven7four. The stacked local lineup features Base FM’s favourite Zimbabwe-born twin brother rap duo, eleven7four, and Maori...

Vallé ‘Prodigy’ (feat. John Givez & Sam V)

This week’s Local Eyes video is from New Zealand hip hop musician Vallé with his new single ‘Prodigy’, featuring Sam V and John Givez. Packed full of hard-hitting bars and witty punchlines, ‘Prodigy’ is a song showcasing the talent the trio has to offer. ‘Prodigy’ is an unrelenting...

Morse Gang ‘Copycats’

This week’s Local Eyes video is from Morse Gang with their brand new track ‘Copycats’. These two kiwi rappers now based in Australia consist of Remorse & Entyce, who have a background knowledge in Hip Hop, specialising in music production, beat boxing, dance and singing. This creates a...

Unknown Mortal Orchestra ‘Weekend Run’

For this week’s Local Eyes Unknown Mortal Orchestra returns with a brand new single. ‘Weekend Run’ marks their first taste of new music this year and perfectly showcases UMO’s signature modern soul over the course of a five-minute sonic journey.

Katchafire ‘Karawhiua’

With the launch of the new Ngā Waiata Kairangi I Te Reo Māori Music Chart, this week’s Local Eyes we have picked a track recorded completely in te reo Māori. Katchafire have translated and recorded their track ‘100’ in te reo Māori, which is now called Karawhiua. The track is...

eleven7four ‘Come Down’

This week’s Local Eyes is from eleven7four with their latest track ‘Come Down’. This Zimbabwe-born duo, consisting of twin brothers Muche and Shingi Murare, have spent the past few years distilling experiences growing up on the other side of the world into music that embodies more than just the skating and party-starting aesthetic they inhabit.

D.Matthews ‘Omo Yen’

This week’s Local Eye’s is from Auckland based Nigerian singer / songwriter D.Mathews with his track Omo Yen (That Girl). D.Matthews is known for his idiosyncratic style and abundant charisma, and inspires an audience through his stimulating lyrics and lively blend of Afrobeat/Afopop & Rap. He cites Afrobeat music...

IA – Kōkōrangi

This week’s Local Eyes is something a little different with Māori music collective ‘IA’ who have teamed up with Te Toki Waka Hourua to create a live music film which is a first of its kind. The band collaborated with Te Toki and film Director Moehau Hodges Tai to capture...

Gino October – Where Do I Stand?

This week’s Local Eye’s video the week is from Gino October with Where Do I Stand?, the first track taken from his upcoming project titled The Fall. Born in 1994 in the township of Mitchells Plain, just outside Cape Town in South Africa, Gino immigrated to Aotearoa with his family...

Y$O ‘MIA’ (Featuring Sam V & Aidan Fine)

This week’s Local Eyes is from New Zealand’s newest supergroup Young & $lept On (Y$O) who are the combine forces of artists Sam V, Aidan Fine, JARNA, Brokeboi Ace and producers EDY, CreationKit & M4. This stable of talent is set to disrupt airwaves and social media with their eclectic sense of...

Mikey Dam ‘Would You’

This week’s local Eyes is from New Zealand singer-songwriter Mikey Dam with his latest track ‘Would You‘, the music video directed by Connor Pritchard is a moving look back at Mikey’s childhood. The song was initially penned by Mikey during New Zealand’s second lockdown in August of last year, before...

Louis Baker ‘Overdrive’ ft Kings

This week’s Local Eyes video of the week comes from Aotearoa’s modern-soul master, Louis Baker. Who has shared a new video for ‘Overdrive’, this summer banger of a tune features double-platinum independent rapper/producer Kings. The striking visuals, directed by photographer and filmmaker Abe Mora (Chaii, Troy Kingi, Stan Walker), take the viewer on an intimate night...

Church & AP ‘AT THY FEET’

This week’s Local Eyes video of the week is the latest from Church & AP.  After being declared Aotearoa’s ‘Best Hip Hop Artist’ at the 2020 Aotearoa Music Awards, Church & AP embarked on their most ambitious project yet. A two sided album titled ‘AT THY FEET’. And...

AP & Kamahumble ‘HEKAHORCY’

This week’s Local eyes video is from Auckland-based rapper AP, one half of hip-hop duo Church & AP, and close collaborator Kamahumble, of rap supergroup KOME. They have connected for ‘HekaHorcy‘ a tropical flavoured island time anthem that celebrates the rapper’s respective Polynesian cultures, between Tonga and Samoa....