FATHE – What I See

This weeks Local Eyes is a beautiful track called ‘What I See’ from NZ via Ethiopia artist FATHE, filmed, edited and directed by Vinnie Carter. FATHE (pronounced Faht-he) is a multidisciplinary artist hailing from Ethiopia, East Africa who has been living in New Zealand since he was 15....

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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...

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LOREN SILA ‘Fight for me’

This weeks Local Eyes is a powerful song with powerful visuals to match by Christchurch Singer, Dancer and Choreographer Loren Sila. The video from beginning to end will give you chills as Loren takes you on a journey of self empowerment by overcoming her inner demons played out by...

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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’...

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MILOUX ‘Lay Back’

The first single from an upcoming full-length album in 2019, ‘Lay Back’ was written and produced by MILOUX, with additional production and engineering by the incomparable Ben Lawson at Red Bull Studios in Auckland. This is MILOUX’S first solo single since the release of her EP2 in 2017,...

CHURCH & AP ‘Ready or Not’

CHURCH & AP give us a taste of what’s to come with the absolutely slapping ‘Ready or Not’.  With a sound not often found in these shores, the track showcases Church’s ability to use his voice across multiple stylistic forefront’s and delivery with punching bars and cadence. Mark...

TIKI TAANE & SALMONELLA DUB ‘Re-Ignite’

‘Re-Ignite’ is SALMONELLA DUB’S latest blessing to our ears and is a perfect fit for the approaching summer weather. ‘Re-Ignite’ is the remix of ‘Ignite’ by Tiki Taane & Salmonella Dub. ‘Ignite’ was first sparked during SALMONELLA DUB’S 25th anniversary shows featuring the return of TIKI TAANE, experienced by...

BAILEY WILEY ‘Sugar’ (feat. MELODOWNZ)

Produced by SFT, ‘Sugar’ is a sweet love song dripping in old school style production, 90’s R&B reminiscent melodies and a romantic verse from MELODOWNZ. BAILEY describes the single as “the first song I’ve written that I’ve instantly fallen in love with in a minute.” Bored of love...

REALITY CHANT & ISRAEL STARR ‘Future Navigator’

Reality Chant Productions and Bless up Music proudly present the latest release from REALITY CHANT & ISRAEL STARR ‘Future Navigator’. Taking its cues from deep 70s Jamaican roots, ‘Future Navigator’ features tight well-rounded production and a roll-call of local and international musicians who provide a tapestry of instrumentation...

JULIEN DYNE ‘Copernicus’

Starting off October’s Local Tune of the week is Auckland multi-instrumentalist and all round musical virtuoso JULIEN DYNE with an infectious beat-driven track ‘Copernicus’. JULIEN DYNE is back with a fresh album on the way.  Teal is the upcoming album release available on double 45 vinyl through Soundway Records. Alongside the talented Dyne, the...

HAZ BEATS ‘Sexy Ways’

‘Sexy Ways’ is the bonus track from the Limited edition vinyl release of Haz Beats “E5” EP, released via Australian label Low Key Source. Pre-order vinyl via HERE Haz Beats has cemented his name across New Zealand’s Hip Hop landscape over the years as in-house producer for the...