Dbldbl is the musical project of Liam Dargaville (Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi, they/them), a musician and songwriter based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Dargaville specialises in pairing crisp, minimal production with raps that use extended metaphors about film, board games, and fine dining to broach topics such as chronic pain, identity politics and depression. The video for Big Mike was made by photographer and videographer Frances Carter.Carter’s resume includes photographing Teeks, Benee, and CHAII, […]

This week on Native Tongues… Featured Artist: Soulchef Featured Tracks: ‘Drifting in a Daydream ft. Need Not Worry’, ‘Write This Down ft. Nieve’ SoulChef is a matured rap/hip hop producer residing in New Zealand with a clear passion for his craft and artists that he works with. Providing a thought invoking serenity in his music […]

For this week’s Local Eye’s PollyHill teams up with Dera Meelan and Alexa Casino for ‘Spooky’, her first drop since EP Greatest Hits. The new single, fitted with the usual witty bars and not-so-usual blood curdling screams, sees PollyHill’s music video directional debut — co-directed with Freya Finch — nothing too far from Paloma Schneideman‘s skill set as an NZIFF award winner. Drawing from vintage horror cinema, […]

This week on Native Tongues we feature some of the winners of this years Pacific Music Awards 2020 and the usual offerings of new tracks from local talent. Kicking off the show is Church & AP who were big winners this year sweeping up a few awards: FLAVA Best Pacific Group Base FM NZ & Island […]

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