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...

ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE ‘Ex-Machina’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is from Electric Wire Hustle. The winners of the best electronic album at the 2015 New Zealand Music Awards have returned with their third album The 11th Sky. The group Continue their surreal storytelling first seen on the Aeons EP, with New track &...

SURREY BOUDIT ‘Tek My Leave’

After four years, and many gigs uptown & downtown Auckland, eight-piece Ska band Surrey Boudit (pronounced Sah-Ree-Bow-Dit) are releasing their first vinyl + digital single on Thursday 21 September 2017. Pre-order vinyl here: https://surreyboudit.bandcamp.com/album/gold-rush-bw-tek-my-leave It is a very exciting time for these Grey Lynn cats who pride themselves on...

IMAGINE THIS ‘Like A Game’ feat. King Kapisi

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is from NZ rapper Imagine This. Experience the 360° small planet video that is ‘Like A Game’, filmed using cutting edge technology, which also features the vocal talents of Samoan Superhero King Kapisi and is produced by New Zealand Royalty Kings.   Find...

THE BLACK SEEDS ‘Back To You’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is from one of New Zealand’s finest pioneers of a South Pacific reggae/roots sound. The Black Seeds return with new video ‘Back To You’. Tune in all this week to Base Breakfast for a chance to win a copy on their brand new album ‘Fabric’ released...

SALMONELLA DUB ‘Nu Steppa’

With the next Northern Bass announcement happening this Thursday, this week’s LOCAL EYES video is SALMONELLA DUB – ‘Nu Steppa’. One of the most exciting local acts has come out of hiatus to celebrate their 25th Birthday this NYE. Find out more about Salmonella Dub: BANDCAMP | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD| WEBSITE Local Eyes is...

NOAH SLEE ft. JORDAN RAKEI ‘Reality’

One of the most highly anticipated releases by a local artist in 2017 has finally dropped. Otherland is the debut album by Berlin-based, Kiwi vocalist/musician Noah Slee. After a steady stream of quality singles released over the the last 6+ months (DGAF, Told, Lips, Radar), Noah Slee has kept a few gems...

CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN ‘The Shallows’

We first stumbled across Caramel Smooth Heaven a couple of years back with the ‘Homeland’ release, a full length collection of downtempo instrumentals. Since then, this Christchurch-based producer has been expanding and developing this style even further with a fast growing discography. Released in early August, Caramel Smooth...

K2K ‘Malibu’

‘Malibu’ is one of the standout tracks taken from Suger EP, the debut release by Wellington-based, Red Bull Music Academy participant K2K. Released on the Margins Label, ‘Malibu’ showcases K2K’s (aka Katherine Anderson) take on melodic house music. Sugar EP is a digital-only release at this stage via Margins‘s...

9-5ERS ‘Same Sky ft. Siavani’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is 9-5ers with their vid for the track ‘Same Sky’ also featuring Siavani. 1 in every hundred Kiwis are homeless and according to the last census over half of them are families with children. This vid is a tragic depiction of the reality that many NZ...

MATTHEW YOUNG ‘Collect’

This weeks LOCAL EYES video is a funky little number by self confessed Prince fan, Matthew Young titled ‘Collect’. The video is a colab between himself and local creatives Jordan Arts and Sean Loftin who have worked on other video projects with Young. “They transformed a simple idea into...

MELODOWNZ ‘One More ft. ISRAEL STARR’

Melodownz is everywhere at the moment, from his feature on Tali’s ‘Powerful’ to his massive tune ‘The Anthem’ with Bailey Wiley. We just had to share with you his brand new release ‘AVONTALES’ an eight track EP. This track ‘One More’ features Israel Starr on the track and also...