This week’s local eye’s video is Yoko-Zuna‘s stunning new video for ‘Minority’, taken off their brand new album Voyager. Featuring beautiful vocals from Berlin-based Kiwi Noah Slee. The video is another incredibly cinematic entry into the Yoko-Zuna visual canon, created by Yoko-Zuna drummer Swap Gomez, who runs video production company March Man. The video captures some of […]


September 14, 2018

10 Years of the same old Ponsonby Social Club and to celebrate they have an extra special long weekend special across both venues (PSC & Ante Social) from September 26th – September 29th. Wednesday 26th September PSC – Standup comedy with Rodrigo Capella (Brazil) followed by DJ Andy JV Thursday 27th September PSC – Yoko-Zuna plays ‘A […]

Released in parts and streamed live over on their Facebook page this week’s local Eyes is Yoko-Zuna‘s Lovecraft Mixtape live session in its entirety. The Love Craft Mixtape (Live Session) features. P-MONEY on Turntables, MPC and Production plus Pascal Roggen on Electric Violin and Tim Shacklock on Cello. Yoko-Zuna are: Frank Eliesa – Keyboards, Synths, Bass […]

Brazilian band–leader Bobby Brazuka, and Venezualan vocalist Jennifer Zea, have just released their 3rd LatinAotearoa album ‘Influencis Et Collabis’ – 9 tracks which blend distinctive South American flavours with the innovative brilliance of some of New Zealand’s most talented musicians. The album includes a latin rework of a Raphael Saadiq neo-soul classic, alongside a host of handpicked collaborations including […]

‘Gold Series’ is the latest single for DBL DBL, aka Liam Dargaville who along with Meer is one half of the group Cool Tan, who were formerly known as Heavy. Ya with me? What we’ve always liked about Heavy/Cool Tan/dbldbl/Meer etc, is that they represent a community which is general more inclusive than the traditional Auckland […]

This week’s local eyes video of the week is Yoko-Zuna – Day Job (feat. SWIDT). Check out this amazing animation produced by A Makers Initiative Production with artwork by Lyle Hawthorne and amination by Owen Watts additional effects by Swap Gomez. The track itself is produced by Jamal Muavae and Frank Eliesa with cuts by Ill […]

HIKUWAI SOUNDS FESTIVAL 2018 FEATURING P-MONEY, SWIDT, L.A.B., & MORE Friday 2 March 2018 Hikuwai Plaza, AUT City Campus, 55 Wellesley St E, Auckland AUT’s Student Association (AUTSA) is stoked to present Hikuwai Sounds, Auckland’s newest addition to its summer festival calendar. This one-night event will feature a huge musical lineup of some of New […]

Yoko-Zuna return with the release of latest single ‘Day Job’. Featuring vocals from long-time collaborators SWIDT, the single showcases another side to the eclectic Yoko-Zuna sound. Created by both Yoko-Zuna and SWIDT, the track features the trademark confident vocals from Spycc & INF, sitting perfectly alongside the unique instrumentation of Yoko-Zuna. While the two have […]

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: August 2017 Guest reviewer: SWAP GOMEZ (from Yoko-Zuna) Featured release: BAILEY WILEY ‘S.O.M.M.’ Released: April 2016 https://baileywiley.bandcamp.com/albu… Featured track #1: DOS FUEGOS Featured track #2: TAKE IT FROM ME Featured track #3: THE 101 BAILEY WILEY filters neo-soul […]

This weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week is ‘Yes’ by Yoko-Zuna in colaboration with Heavy and LarzRanda. The vid is a continuation from the bands last music vid for the tune ‘One’s Cycle’ and was directed by Yoko-Zuna Drummer Swap Gomez. ‘Yes’ is taken from the Luminols EP, which is available now. Yoko-Zuna are currently working on their […]

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