NAME UL x KVKA ‘Hydrate’

For this weeks ‘LOCAL EYES’ Wellington local Name UL teams up with Hamilton resident KVKA to bring you this boom-bap influenced number ‘Hydrate’ directed by David Argue and produced by fellow capital dweller DENZ1. Find out more about Name UL BANDCAMP | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | YOUTUBE | SOUNDCLOUD Find out...

YAYNÉ ‘Cocoon’

After spending the last few years gifting her beautiful voice to tracks by local artists such as Raiza Biza, Rizvan, Melodownz, Tom Scott and Kamandi; Yayné is finally releasing her own EP. Much of Simple Pleasure was made while hibernating in Taranaki, and some of that soulful, shut away...

The Base Guide To Everything

Welcome to our weekly feature where we round up our favourite articles/videos/music from around the internet this week and let you know our picks for things happening in the city this weekend: Make sure you check out our NZ Music Month special, 20 Essential NZ Albums. We’ve picked...

GROENI ‘Hinde’

This weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week is Wellington based GROENI with their jam ‘Hinde’. The video was filmed by Alexander Green, Viru Helaratne and Joel Fear who also directed and edited the clip. GROENI is Al, James, and Mike which was originally a solo project by Alexander Green who...

TROY SAMUELA ‘Can I’

Darker Than Wax are an electronic music label based from the island of Singapore, breaking all bounds and grounds progressing the music scene in their city and influencing globally. They have been tirelessly pushing for diversity in music, proving that categories in music are totally irrelevant and through...

BAILEY WILEY ‘Dos Fuegos’

After months of refining and perfecting, Bailey Wiley has released her new EP, S.O.M.M., further showcasing one of NZ’s finest musical talents. With the seeds planted in Berlin, and further grown at home in Auckland, S.O.M.M., aka Still On My Mind is the sound of an artist pushing the...

LUKAN RAI$EY ‘Sides’

This weeks LOCAL EYES music video of the week is Lukan Raisey with his jam ‘Sides.  The vid was shot by Soko Lapez & edited by Jaxciin Films. If you haven’t seen Lukan Raisey LIVE yet be sure to head down to Neck of the Woods on Thursday...

SWIDT ‘No More Parties In Stoneyhunga’

This week’s LOCAL EYS video is SWIDT their jam ‘No More Parties In Stoneyhunga’. The vid was filmed on location in Southern Auckland suburb Onehunga and was directed by New Zealand graffiti legend, Askew One. SWIDT is made up of New Zealand Hip Hop artists SPYCC, INF, SMOKEYGOTBEATZ, BOOMER, JAMAL & AZA Find out more...

KAKAPO ‘Guarantee’

This week our pick for the NZ On Air Turn It Up feature comes off The Prevoke, the new EP from producer/DJ Kakapo.  The Christchurch born Wellington based producer has created an album that’s best described as “pitch-bent sampled soul, UK Garage, jazz, dub reggae, classic crunk, downbeat and...

KRUFF KURTIS ‘Her (Low Bit Bonus Track)’

Our pick for this week’s feature comes from Auckland-based beat maker Kruff Kurtis, who also produced the brilliant ‘No Kids In Africa EP‘ by Psychodalix. ‘Her’ is the bonus track from the ‘Lucid Funk EP’, relased via UK label Honey Glazed Records. FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP ...

ESTHER STEPHENS & THE MEANS ‘French Kiss’

This Weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week is Esther Stephens & The Means with thier jam ‘French Kiss‘. The video was directed, Edited & Produced by Reuben Stephens with Georgia Schofield as director of photography. Be sure to check out Esther Stephens & The Means at Young Gifted and Broke’s...

NAME UL ‘Only Sixteen’ (Prod. Race Banyon)

This weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week is NAME UL with his jam ‘Only Sixteen’, produced by the one and only Race Banyon. The video was directed & edited by Jamie Lawrence of the production company 8. Find out more about Name UL OFFICIAL | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP | FACEBOOK...

TOURETTES ‘No Losers @ WINZ’

This weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week is TOURETTES (aka. Dominic Hoey) with his track ‘No Losers @ Winz‘. The track speaks to the irony of reliance of our social services many Kiwis have to deal with day to day. Be sure to check out the Surrounded By Ghosts...

DLT and CHE FU ‘Chains’

This weeks LOCAL EYES vid of the week is a throw back from 96′ – DLT and Che Fu with ‘Chains’. The track is from the albums ‘The True School‘ by DLT as well as ‘2b S.Pacific‘ by Che Fu and reached #1 on the NZ music charts as well...