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.

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...

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...

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...

Native Tongues 22 March 2021

This week on Native Tongues… Featured Tracks and Artist: Distant feat. Crystal, Do It Like That by And$um Follow Ōtautahi hip-hop artist And$um Featured Tracks and Artist: Kilme2 and IMPORTANT by Adam Tukiri Adam Tukiri recently retired his previous moniker and released his first official single ‘Important’. Today he releases...

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...