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...

BENEE ‘Glitter’

This week’s local eyes is from 19-year-old Auckland native Benee. ‘Glitter’, a work of pure dancefloor escapism, is about ending up at K Road’s famous Family Bar after a night out and being drenched by a glitter bomb. Benee is a 2019 Silver Scrolls finalist with her track ‘Soaked’ which...

ENO X DIRTY ‘HONEST TO WHOM’ Short Film

This week’s Local Eyes is something a little different with Eno X Dirty’s ‘HONEST TO WHOM’ video which has four tracks featured in what can only be described as a short film. Eno x Dirty hit hard with their third project Honest To Whom. The Grey Lynn duo give...

RAIZA BIZA ‘Stolen Youth’

This week’s Local Eye’s is from Rwandan-Kiwi rapper Raiza Biza. ‘Stolen Youth’ is his follow up to his outstanding Black Hole Sun EP, which was a collaboration between REMI and Black Milk (with guest verses by Sampa The Great), as well as cuts alongside Melodownz and Illbaz for their High Beams project. This brand new track is the first release from his forthcoming...

CHURCH & AP ‘ROULETTE’

With a national tour under their belt, this week’s Local Eye’s is Church & AP‘s brand new single ‘Roulette’, produced by their frequent collaborator Dera Meelan. “We’re not trying to play it safe. We aren’t jumping on a new trend from across the ditch, or sticking to what we know,” Church & AP. Church and AP met on the first...

FATHE – What I See

This weeks Local Eyes is a beautiful track called ‘What I See’ from NZ via Ethiopia artist FATHE, filmed, edited and directed by Vinnie Carter. FATHE (pronounced Faht-he) is a multidisciplinary artist hailing from Ethiopia, East Africa who has been living in New Zealand since he was 15....

Mukukā – Time + Space

This week’s Local eyes video is from Auckland singer/songwriter Mukukā. Her song Time + Space is from her brand new EP ‘Autumn’ available now. Madcap Clubnight will be celebrating the release this Saturday 10th August 2019 at Cassette Nine with support from Unchained XL as well as DJs Pom, Kamal, Dimpri...

Troy Kingi & the Upperclass ‘Ethiopia’

This week’s Local Eyes video is ‘Ethiopia’ is the first single from Troy Kingi’s brand new album Holy Colony Burning Acres, a politically conscious, deep roots album. Holy Colony Burning Acres is the third instalment of Troy Kingi’s aspirational “10|10|10” series – ten albums in ten genres in ten years....