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....

Deva Mahal ‘Sister’ feat. Zoe Moon

This week’s Local Eye’s video of the week is a long overdue collaboration between Deva Mahal and her sister Zoe Moon. ‘Sister’ is a deeply personal ballad to Deva and Zoe’s late sibling. Appropriately, the sisters co-wrote and produced the track, delivering it with a breathtaking, mostly beach...

DONBIZZY, Shaebaby, Just. D ‘SUMMERTIMESHINE’ (Feat. NOÉ)

This week’s Local Eye’s is from Wellington artists DONBIZZY with ‘SUMMERTIMESHINE’. DONBIZZY is a collaboration by artists Shaebaby and Just.D, who have been making music in the spare room at home. Taken from their dope mixtape titled ‘You Can’t Beat UnderWelly On A Good Day: Summer Pack’ and is the first of 4 tapes by...

Mara TK ‘Toroa/The Albatross’

This week’s Local Eyes is from golden voiced, Maori-Scottish world-wandering citizen of Aotearoa, Mara TK, with ‘Toroa/The Albatross’. Mara has just announced his debut solo album ‘Bad Meditation’, which will be released on 7th May on Extra Soul Perception. Stepping out on his own, Mara TK is the former frontman of...

CASSANDRA ‘Day Dreaming’

This week’s Local eye’s is from Greek / Polynesian singer songwriter Cassandra. ‘Day Dreaming’ is her debut single and is a RnB pop jam about being caught on cloud 9. Marlborough based artist Cassandra Koutsimanis has been juggling motherhood, film and music for over a decade. Her Original...

IA ‘Ororuarangi’

This week’s Local Eye’s is something a little different with a live performance by Newly formed Māori music collective ‘IA’. The band held an intimate concert in the Pukemokemoke Bush Reserve in front of a live audience, as a creative way to debut their new single, ‘Ororuarangi’. IA has...

SHANE WALKER FT CHONGNEE ‘JUMP UP’

This week’s local eyes is from New Zealand / Cook Island rapper Shane Walker. Walker presents a party banger in ‘Jump Up‘, which features New Zealand hip hop and R&B singer-songwriter Chong Nee. Widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s top musician, he has produced songs for many New Zealand artists including Pieter T, Che Fu, Dei...

MELODOWNZ ‘Money’

  This week’s Local Eyes is from New Zealand MC MELODOWNZ with ‘Money’, the Polynesian wordsmith’s first drop of new music for 2021. Where previous release ‘Big Deals’ featuring Diggy Dupé celebrated the hustle, ‘Money‘ charts what comes next, when you’ve secured the bag. “Everybody want a piece of the pie right, so we can...

Silas Futura ‘Precious’

This week’s Local Eyes video is from Auckland based musician Silas Futura, formally known as Bobandii. Silas hits the pavement running, sharing his first single titled Precious, off upcoming EP Pluto due out in March. The easy carefree vibe of Precious encapsulates the happy confidence of this prolific young artist finding his stride as he embarks on a...

Shiraz & LSJ – Foreva feat. Ranuimarz

This week’s Local Eyes is from Underground Auckland rap duo Shiraz & LSJ, who have penned a poignant tribute track “dedicated to those who have passed on” in ‘Foreva’ which features Ranuimarz of Polynesian rap collective Risera crew. You can also see Ranuimarz in the latest 64 Bars, Created by Aotearoa...

Juwan ‘Home’ (feat. Sam V)

This week’s Local Eyes is from Juwan, one of Oceania’s most exciting young hip hop talents. Home is another intimate and sentimental piece from Juwan who delivers his unwavering take on the world as it changes around him. He challenges the listener to keep the most important things close to...

0800 ‘INSTANT STIMULATION’

This week’s Local Eye’s video is from Auckland based rap collective 0800, who have just dropped their second single, ‘Instant Simulation’, following their April release ‘Group Call’. A boost of adrenaline surging energy, ‘Instant Stimulation’ is a playful statement on instant gratification, self-fulfillment, and ego. Possessed with invigorating stamina, the...

Kahika ‘Mutual Gathering’

This week’s Local Eyes is from Kahika, the kiwi trio (Geo Seato, Trent Ward, Jonathan Hislop) who grew up together and are named after the blossom of the Pohutukawa. Mutual Gathering, while largely instrumental/electronic, has its roots in the idea of people co-existing with and enjoying nature. In the music...

ARIA ‘Unravel’

This week’s Local Eyes video is from solo artist ARIA, with her new track ‘Unravel‘. A driven and unique artist, ARIA has honed her superpowers by adapting and diversifying, whether it was writing and recording the Auckland anthem ‘Friday’, in the shack with Homebrew, belting top Cs in...

Plutonic Lab Feat. Miloux ‘All Mine’

This week’s Local Eye’s is from New Zealand Music Award-winning artist Miloux and Australian producer Plutonic Lab. A truly incredible vocal talent, Miloux has spent the past three years honing her unique spin on beats-driven ambient electronica. Between days teaching pre-teens to find their own voice and nights wowing crowds around Auckland, Miloux is...

Disciple Pati ‘Atma’

This week’s Local Eye’s is from Disciple Pati with her sophomore single, ‘ATMA’. Disciple Pati made her debut last year as an RnB artist with her award-winning track The Boy Who Cried Woman, which won best Pacific Music Video. ‘ATMA’ shows another side as Pati opts for some experimental...

Pacific Heights ‘405’ (feat. CHAII and Kings)

This week’s Local Eyes video is the latest track from Pacific Heights – ‘405’. Pacific Heights (Devin Abrams) recently unveiled ‘The Weight Of It’, featuring UK electronic veteran Steve Spacek, his first solo release since the critically acclaimed 2018 album A LOST LIGHT. Today, the New Zealand producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist follows it up with ‘405’ which...

NXVA ‘SUMMER FALL FEARS’

This week’s Local Eyes is from Hamilton-based rapper NXVA with ‘The Summer Fall Fears’. This powerful track is taken from the Gemini Ultra EP. Which consists of five eclectic tracks are produced by longtime friend and collaborator STUSS. Recruiting Beau Monga’s alluring vocals, NXVA shows off his pen skills paired with...

NO COMPLY ‘BAD TO THE BONE’

This week’s local eyes video is from New Zealand rapper/producer duo, NO COMPLY who have followed up their single ‘She Likes’ with their high energy new track ‘Bad To The Bone’. Inspired by their own personal growth, the song is “pays homage to the new and improved self; someone who doesn’t take unnecessary sh*t...