LA COCO ‘Back When’

This week’s Local Eyes is La Coco “Back When” taken from her upcoming EP “Out Of Time”. Nominated at this year’s Pacific Music Awards in the Best Pacific Soul/R&B Artist category La Coco bring us a visually trippy video about love.   Follow La Coco: FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD| SPOTIFY | YOUTUBE...

SNARE ‘Leasing Lingos’ ft. Hamokane, Kas tha Feelstyle & G-Fes

This week’s Local Eyes is from New Zealand born Sāmoan rapper, musician and songwriter ‘SNARE’. “Leasing Lingos”(feat. Hamokane, Tha Feelstyle & G-Fes) is taken from his debut EP ‘SĒKI‘. Snare and producer Anonymouz met through Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s international award winning programme “APO Remix” in 2015, where SNARE was a participant and Faiumu...

TALKING POINTS ‘Katchafire – Revival’ with H from Dillastrate

  TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: January 2019 Guest reviewer: H (Dillastrate) Featured release: Katchafire – Revival Released: 2003 https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/revival/650640171 Featured track #1: Redemption Song Featured track #2: Bounce Featured track #3: Who You With...

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PHARAOH SWAMI ‘Yene Nefsie (Juice Edit)’

Local Eyes this week is an edit and rendition of the YCee and Maleek Berry 2017 hit ‘Juice’, by Ethiopian born/Auckland based artist Pharaoh Swami titled ‘Yene Nefsie’. Drawing inspiration from the original African artists, Pharoah has created his version of the track which is about celebrating love and happiness....

LEISURE ‘The Hype (Visualiser)’

This week’s Local Eyes is from LEISURE, directed by Jordan Arts of The LEISURE Collective. The video stars a man practising Tai Chi while the world accelerates around him. “This song is a reminder to not get sucked into the vortex of bullshit and false motives. Inhale, exhale and...

TALKING POINTS: CHE FU ‘2b S.PACIFIC’ with POETIK

TALKING POINTS on BASE FM hosted by MAX OLDFIELD Thanks to NZ On Air Music March 2019 Guest reviewer: Poetik Featured release: Che Fu – 2b S.Pacific Released: 1998 Featured track #1: Waka Featured track #2: Scene III Featured track #3: Without a Doubt Poetik is an Auckland...

CHAII ‘Digebasse (Enough)’

This week’s Local Eyes is another visually stunning video from NZ-raised Persian rapper CHAII.  Self-produced and rapped in both English and Farsi she is rapidly gathering herself a strong following. ‘Digebasse (Enough)’ was filmed against the visually spectacular backdrop of Oman and is a statement is a statement of self-empowerment...

SORRENTO x Noah Slee

This week’s Local Eyes is a visually stunning video created by Vince Fraser for SORRENTO & Noah Slee’s ‘Parrallel Love’. This single from bass-player turned solo musician Sorrento, aka Marika Hodgson features Berlin-based Kiwi neo-soul singer Noah Slee. Hodgson has been part of NZ’s music scene for a number of years, playing...

Avantdale Bowling Club ‘Home’

For this week’s Local Eyes video, we have picked something a little different. Avantdale Bowling Club ‘Home’ video is a short documentary that deconstructs the concept of home. Produced by Tom Scott & Hearken Films cinematography by Benjamin Bryan edited by Caitlin Bryan titles by Elliot Walsh Thanks to the Wetnhiak family, Yarra...

RUNTINGZ ANTHEM (Official Video 2019)

The week’s Local Eyes is the heaviest of reggae / hip hop collaboration from Lion Rezz, RaggadatCris, Lomez Brown, Israel Starr and Poetik. The visuals were shot by videographers Vika To’oala and Cairo Samson showing this mass of local talent rocking shows and travelling around Aotearoa as part of their ‘Runtingz...

CHURCH & AP ‘Ready Or Not’

Auckland rap duo Church & AP continues their 2018 winning streak with the release of the ‘Ready or Not’ official video, which is our local Eyes Video of the week. With a sound not often found in these shores, the track showcases Church’s ability to use his voice across...

LA COCO ‘Waiting’

This week’s Local Eyes is from Vodafone Pacific Music Awards and Waiata Maori Music Awards nominee La Coco. La Coco’s latest banger Waiting which is accompanied by a bewitching official video by RockSolidVisualz Waiting is taken from her third EP, Out Of Time, is due for release mid-2019. Follow La Coco: FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD| SPOTIFY |...

TALKING POINTS: Urban Pacifika ‘Pioneers of a Pacifikan Frontier’ with Feleti Pua (January 2019)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: January 2019 Guest reviewer: Feleti Pua (9-5ers) Featured release: Urban Pacifika – Pioneers of a Pacifikan Frontier Released: 1999 https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/urban-pacifika-pioneers-of-a-pacifikan-frontier/848596523 Featured track #1: Dei Hamo – International Whirl Rocker Featured...

THE SETTLERS ‘Set it Straight’

Christchurch hip-hop crew The Settlers release their new single ‘Set It Straight’ is our Local Eyes video of the week. The Settlers; a thriving hip-hop crew from Lyttleton Harbour in Christchurch, have released their first single ‘Set It Straight’ from their forthcoming EP ‘Speech’, produced by Tia Drumma....

KVKA & STUSS ‘I Know You Better’

For this weeks ‘LOCAL EYES’ Hamilton resident KVKA & STUSS bring us ‘I Know You Better’, which uses New Zealand beautiful landscapes and shorelines to great effect. Shot and directed by David Argue & Camera by A – Spyro.   Find out more about KVKA FACEBOOK | TWITTER |...

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THE SETTLERS ‘Set it Straight’

Christchurch hip-hop crew The Settlers release their new single ‘Set It Straight’. The Settlers; a thriving hip-hop crew from Lyttleton Harbour in Christchurch, have released their first single ‘Set It Straight’ from their forthcoming EP ‘Speech’, produced by Tia Drumma. ‘Speech’, continues the theme established in their ‘Steps’...

SORRENTO ‘Look Up’ feat. Troy Kingi

This week’s Local Eye is from Marika Hodgson is one of Aotearoa’s most talented bass players. She’s worked with the likes of Hollie Smith, Nathan Haines, Moana & The Tribe and Estere. ‘Look up’ is the first single from her new collaborative project Sorrento. This 70s funk, synthpop Parliament inspired banger features New...