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...

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...

Native Tongues 22 February 2021

This week on Native Tongues… Featured Artist: K-99 Featured Tracks: ‘2030 Mogul’ and ‘Pressure’ K-99 is a rapper and music producer from Wellington. Keep an ear out for K-99 as he has another brand new single set for release early March. Check out his music –  https://linktr.ee/k99rapper Featured Artist:...

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...

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...

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...

imugi 이무기 ‘Somebody Else’

This week’s Local eyes video is from Auckland electronic-pop duo Imugi 이무기 Taken from their long-awaited second EP, Dragonfruit. Imugi’s music video for standout single ‘Somebody Else‘ depicts the world of computerised digital characters where Carl and Yery become thrust into cyberspace, featuring appearances from friends and fellow...

Netsky ‘Mixed Emotions’ Feat. Montell2099

This week’s Local Eye’s is from Belgian DJ and honorary Kiwi, Netsky & NZ producer Montell2099 with their track ‘Mixed Emotions‘ which is taken from his album Second Nature due out on 30th October. After playing shows in NZ for the last 10 years and becoming a household name...

Gino October ‘Better For Ya’

This week’s local video is the debut from Gino October, the first official single from his forthcoming project Look How Far We’ve Come, due out October 16th. ‘Better For Ya‘ serves as a memoir of reflection for Gino and sets the tone for the whole project. The compelling visuals stem...

Sam V X bKIDD – Cruisin’

For this week’s Local Eyes Sam V hits us with a true team effort, with fellow Y$O members, producer EDY and rapper bKIDD.  Cruisin’ blends the seductive lyricism and charismatic delivery of Papatoetoe’s bKIDD, with the vocal chops and melismatic crooning of the Auckland’s SAM V. The track has been heralded as a...

Rei ‘Sweat’ ft. Tāne

Need a new track and video for your work out playlist? This week’s Local Eyes video is for you. Rei ‘Sweat’ ft. Tāne is the perfect balance of energy and hilarity. Rei wanted to make something that gets you moving, helping you fight off any COVID anxiety by...