This week’s Local Eyes is from Hip hop young gun and Pacific Music Award Nominee (Best Pacific Hip Hop Artist) Diggy Dupé signals that the grind of the working week is coming to a close and celebrates the start of the good times with ‘WEON’. This latest release with producer Tamagotchi and mixed by SmokeyGotBeatz samples Nesian Mystik’s unforgettable hit ‘It’s On’.

This week’s Local Eyes video is from Auckland based musician Silas Futura, formally known as Bobandii. Silas hits the pavement running, sharing his first single titled Precious, off upcoming EP Pluto due out in March. The easy carefree vibe of Precious encapsulates the happy confidence of this prolific young artist finding his stride as he embarks on a new musical vision in 2021. Produced by […]

The search has begun for New Zealand’s best new lyricist with the launch of the #RedBullNextNZ competition. Ian Beatmaster Wright had a chat to Smokeygotbeatz and got the low down. Entrants* must download a beat produced by Smokeygotbeatz and record themselves rapping over the top. They then have to upload the video to Instagram where the top […]

A highly anticipated release following VILLETTE’s groundbreaking single Money, ‘Not In Love’ is this weeks featured local tune. ‘Not In Love’ explores desires of the heart and an ache to live life to the fullest.  Based on the story of a girl who is chasing a life of perfection, she is doing her best to […]

Over the last few months SWIDT have been teasing tracks in the lead up to the album ‘Stoneyhunga’, which dropped at the end of July. With plenty of tunes to choose from, Base FM has decided to feature ‘Mine’ this week. “This is probably my favourite song on the album. Firstly, you got INF goin’ […]

The latest track from the SWIDT crew and only the second out of four to come. Produced by SmokeyGotBeatz, ‘L.D.S.K (Little Did She Know)‘ follows nicely after the first track, ‘Alfred & Church’ produced by Tae Beast (TDE) back in March. They have also recently kicked off their own merchandise over on their website as […]

This weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week is Onehunga locals SWIDT with their recent jam ‘312’named after the City/Onehunga bus route. The video was directed and edited by Jordan Cherrington and the tune produced by SmokeyGotBeatz. SWIDT is made up of New Zealand Hip Hop artists SPYCC, INF, SMOKEYGOTBEATZ, BOOMER, JAMAL & AZA Find out more about SWIDT: WWW| SOUNDCLOUD | […]

This weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week is SPYCC with ‘Ain’t A Phase’ also featuring the lyrical flows of David Dallas. The song was produced by SmokeyGotBeatz and the video directed and edited by Jordan Cherrington. Make sure you check out SPYCC in suppoprt of  Flamingosis, LVJ, Hugo Jay, Manuel Darquart DJ & A Band Called […]

Born & bred in Onehunga, INF is one of those talented individuals who easily switches between rapping and producing. H first came to our attention working with Spycc (Spycc & INF) and has since added verses, contributed beats, collaborated with or remixed the likes of Jane Deezy, Kenize From Welly, Cavell, Swizl Jager, Resin One & Muggz, Madd Musik,Smokey, AStoney, S.F.T. and Jay […]

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