YAYNÉ ‘IDFWU’ ft. MELODOWNZ

This week’s Local Eyes video is Yayné ‘IDFWU’ featuring Melodownz. Under the direction of Lucia Farron-Diamantis, the video’s visuals are heavily themed with the message of  women standing together. Released earlier this year on Yayné’s debut EP, Simple Pleasure, it’s an idea that resonates with the cultural moment we find...

TROY KINGI ‘Aztechknowledgey’

  Multi-talented actor and musician Troy Kingi offers up his sophomore album, Shake That Skinny Ass All The Way To Zygertron, a nod to the funkadelic-soul sounds of the seventies from which he draws inspiration, while exploring galactic sci-fi themes. The concept for this album was conceived by Troy and his...

ESTÈRE ‘Grandmother’

This week’s Local Eyes video is Estère’s tribute to her ‘Grandmother’. This stunning video was filmed in Capetown, and co-stars legendary South African writer Sindiwe Magona. ‘Grandmother,’ is New Zealand-based beatmaker and vocalist Estère’s tribute to the mother of her father, the grandmother she never met. Estère is currently touring...

NOAH SLEE ‘Told’ The Majestic Sessions

This week’s Local Eyes video is Noah Slee – ‘Told’  The Majestic Sessions. Noah Slee brings the entire crew along in for this funky, live rendition of “Told” taken from debut album “Otherland”. Filmed at Red Bull Studios Berlin, where this New Zealand born artist now resides. Find out more about Noah...

JOSH CROZIER ‘Jesus I Was Evil’

This week’s Turn It Up tune of the week is from Josh Crozier.  ‘Jesus I Was Evil’ is a cover of the classic Darcy Clay hit from way back in 1997. The original reached number 5 in the NZ charts. Sadly Darcy Clay took his own life the following year. Josh Crozier Facebook...

MELODOWNZ – 64 Bars Red Bull Studios

This week’s Local Eyes video is Melodownz – 64 Bars. Last week Melodownz kicked off the fourth session of Red Bull Studios’ 64 bars with David Dallas. Free from song structure, hooks, and bridges, this is carpark cypher rhyming at its most gully. The punchlines are hits to the...

LITTLE VILLAGE ‘Good Right Now’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Little Village – ‘Good Right Now’. Little Village is a musical based creative collective. The collective consists of rappers, producers, photographers, videographers and more. ‘Good Right Now’ features Auckland rappers Kloos, Gino October & Beau Jeffries. This is a summer anthem that marks the beginning of...

POETIK ‘Rock Wit It’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Poetik – ‘Rock Wit It’. This track is taken from the album ‘Poetikly Done’ which is out now.  Produced by Marlei Music and Video By Bryce Hooper. You can check out Poetik live at For The Culture at The Kings Arms Tavern this Friday...

BAILEY WILEY ‘Lady’

Bailey Wiley‘s the first single from her upcoming and eagerly-anticipated EP is ‘Lady’. A smooth and laidback track that epitomises Wiley’s trademark soulful sound, ‘Lady’ is an empowering ode to knowing your self-worth. The single, made with the help of Eno, Soraya, Guy Harrison and Ben Lawson, is accompanied...

9-5ers ‘Future’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is 9-5ers – Future. This is the fourth release from their Happy Hour EP, which is out now. ‘Future’ is this hip-hop collective’s interpretation of the classic love ballad. If you want to catch the 9-5ers live, they will be supporting Poetik @ The Kings Arms Tavern on...

Portland Live Sessions: AMIN PAYNE

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. In the sixth edition of The Portland Live Sessions, Dylan C talks to Amin Payne, a kiwi Producer/DJ/Engineer, now based in Melbourne. After receiving much deserved worldwide acclaim and attention for his Gill Scott Heron tribute,...

L.A.B. ‘Starry Eyes’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is L.A.B. – Starry Eyes. This is the latest track taken from L.A.B.’s debut album L.A.B, out in November. The release of ‘Starry Eyes’ comes on the heels of being announced on the lineup for Electric Avenue 2018 in Christchurch alongside Primal Scream & Dizzee Rascal, along with support slots...

ESTÈRE ‘Control Freak’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Estère – Control Freak. This track is taken from her mini-album My Design. The Wellington-based producer and performing artist brings it home to the streets of central Wellington in a music video directed by Paascalino Schaller and featuring kiwi actresses Johanna Cosgrove and Esther...

KIMBRA ‘Everybody Knows’

Kimbra releases her first single ‘Everybody Knows’ from her forthcoming album Primal Heart. Primal Heart, due out next year, will feature Childish Gambino, David Longstreth, and Skrillex. Kimbra: TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays...

UNCHAINED XL ‘E No Dey Easy’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Unchained XL ‘E No Dey Easy’. This Nigerian Rapper and Producer from New Zealand is definitely one to watch. The south Aucklander real name Hugh Ozumba has spent the past year forging a rap career as Unchained XL, aiming at tells stories based on...

JESS B ‘Set It Off’

Brand new fire from Auckland MC JessB. This time she has teamed up with producer Facade. Get the lowdown on JessB over on Sniffers.co.nz JessB: TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK – Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays at 10am...

NOAH SLEE ‘Radar’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Noah Slee ‘Radar’. The video reflexes the New Zealand born, Berlin-based soul singer & producer home, his culture and his upbringing. Being shot in both Tonga, West Auckland, the video is an illustration of where he is from and where he was raised. The track is taken...

RAIZA BIZA ‘S.O.S.’

“I have just released the first single from my latest EP. The track is called ‘SOS’ and has a few meanings to the concept. Listen to it 3 times, and tell me what’s your interpretation. I haven’t announced this officially on my social media but my new EP will...

JULIEN DYNE ‘Hours’ ft. LADI6

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is from Drummer, producer, DJ and visual artist Julien Dyne. This will be the first track is off his forthcoming 4th album Teal. ‘Hours’ features the vocalist Ladi6. Dyne also recruited talented friends including Brandon Haru (keyboards), John Bell (vibraphone), Lord Echo (bass) and Jonathan Crayford (Rhodes piano) to piece the song together. The video is...

L.A.B. ‘Jimmy Boy’

‘Jimmy Boy‘ is the first single from L.A.B., the new project from Brad & Stu Kora, Joel Shadbolt (Batucada Sound Machine) and Ara Adams-Tamatea (Katchafire). Taken off their debut album set for release in November, ‘Jimmy Boy‘showcases the L.A.B. sound – trademark Kora grooves put through Adams-Tamatea’s reggae/dub...