SWIDT ‘WHO R U’

The most electrifying rap group in entertainment, SWIDT have returned with a mighty new single and music video, ‘WHO R U’. The colossal new cut harnesses the exhilarating energy of each member into a ferocious fireball of comeback passion, as they return on their first new track of...

Kevin Posey X Mazbou Q ‘Your Shine’

This week’s Local Eyes video is the new track from US-born singer-songwriter and producer Kevin Posey and Aotearoa-based hip-hop artist Mazbou Q. ‘Your Shine’ is an empowering anthem from Kevin’s upcoming album BREATHE, which is out on June 19. ‘Your Shine’ also features New Zealand artists Kirsten on vocals...

Chika ‘Give It to Dem Bad’

This week’s Local Eye’s video is Chika ‘Give It to Dem Bad’ which is taken from her first EP. The project is a unique blend of Rnb and Afrobeat and will be released in July. The project reflects the space of mind the singer was in before she...

Raw Collective ‘Just Desserts’ (feat. Simloco)

This week’s Local Eyes video is also one of our Breaking artist tunes of the month. Celebrating teamwork, loyalty, hurdles and the great friends made through music, genre-blending band Raw Collective releases a new feel-good single ‘Just Desserts’ featuring Simloco. Smooth with heavy distinctive grooves, ‘Just Desserts’ is the first single from the...

Hans. ‘Empties’

Auckland’s Hans. has shared his latest A-side and B-side style double single “Empties” and “Borders”, following the release of his February EP, Tango Hue. The latest from the Korean-Kiwi rapper and musician are both delicate, melodic offerings, following the lush landscape of his expanding vocal range on Tango...

Marley Sola ‘Lift Your Head High’

This week’s Local Eyes video is the brand new video from Christchurch musician Marley Sola, ‘Lift Your Head High’. Marley started his musical career in 2013 as a member of X-Factor finalists Moorhouse. He’s spent the last few years establishing himself as a solo artist, embracing independence and...

Fly My Pretties ‘Heavy Weather’

This week’s Local Eyes video of the week is the first reggae heavy single from Fly My Pretties written by Barnaby Weir. Originally only a live act, The Studio Recordings Part Two is more of the fruits of the first studio sessions in their 15 year history. Recorded over 12...

Scizzorhands ‘Need A Friend’ feat. Kevin Posey

This week’s Local Eyes video of the week is  Scizzorhands ‘Need A Friend’ Featuring Kevin Posey. A Song about life and its struggles. Only one week prior to the New Zealand lockdown for Covid-19, Scizzorhands and Kevin Posey met with videographer Jack Whelan to record some footage for an...

Kings ‘Floating’

New Zealand born producer, rapper, singer, songwriter, and now director, KINGS doesn’t let a little thing like lockdown stop him from being creative. The music video for ‘Floating‘ filmed During COVID-19 level 3 lockdown period in NEW ZEALAND and was all shot within guidelines of LEVEL 3. Follow...

Church & AP – ‘Hello Hello’

Taken from their debut album Teeth, brilliant teen rappers Church & AP share a brand new video for their  single ‘Hello Hello’. Produced by Dera Meelan and features 17-year-old vocalist Neko. “This song just further defines who we are as artists. Young and confident. It’s a simple premise that helps prepare our...

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...