• EVERY NIGHT - ARDIJAH

    EVERY NIGHT - ARDIJAH

    Poly Fonk band Ardijah have released the music video to their latest single - 'Every Night'. They've been on the music scene for the past 40 years and 'Every Night' in 2019 is part of the celebrations of their Ruby Anniversary. The independently produced music video was shot on location in Puhoi, north of Auckland Tamaki Makaurau, and directed by Sani Sagala (aka Dei Hamo) and a crew of friends and fams. Every Night was written by Paul McCartney in 1970 but it is the Phoebe Snow version (1978) which Ardijah, like many from South Auckland NZ, drew inspiration. Every Night for Ardijah is about family (Whanau), togetherness (kotahitanga) and aroha (sharing oneself with others without blocks...with acceptance).

  • WHERE I STAND - TOMORROW PEOPLE ft CONKARAH

    WHERE I STAND - TOMORROW PEOPLE ft CONKARAH

    'Where I stand' by Tomorrow People ft Conkarah shot on location in New Zealand, Rarotonga and Costa Rica.

  • DINAH JANE - HEARD IT ALL BEFORE

    DINAH JANE - HEARD IT ALL BEFORE

    Dinah Janes music video for her single 'Heard it all Before' off her 3 track EP 'Dinah Jane 1' 

  • POETIK ft SWISS - TONIGHT

    POETIK ft SWISS - TONIGHT

    Poetik and Swiss have a TokoUso moment and team up on Poetiks latest single 'Tonight' produced by SWIDT's Smokey Got Beatz. They've recently released the visuals directed by acclaimed Writer, Director, Actor & Television Presenter Oscar Kightley who pays homage to The Roots 'What they Do' music video - 90s hip hop heads will remember this one ;)  The video also features Baby Mamas Club & Hibiscus and Ruthless actress Suivai Autagavaia

  • Everyday Struggle - Tripple Los featuring The Late Ones & Smokestack

    Everyday Struggle - Tripple Los featuring The Late Ones & Smokestack

    Tripple Los is an MC out of hawaii, bringing a positive urban vibe to hiphop mixed with RnB, funk & reggae. His latest single titled “Everday Struggle “ is a blend of all of the above and features the rootsy sounds of “The Late Ones” & soulful voice of “Smokestack” Born Carlos Torres, TRIPPLE LOS is a self proclaimed emcee residing in Ewa Beach, Hawai'i.  Coming from being raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Tripple Los music is sharpened with the pain and soul of Southern melodies, touching the hearts of people while painting a picture that's piercing and edgy. Being born of Polynesian & Spanish heritage, he represents the positive vibes and truthfulness of HIP HOP.  It was the early age of 13, while growing up in an urban environment, he found the love of music, Dj'ing at 14.  He started chopping and looping samples to create beats and recording on a small inhouse set-up with the help of his family and friends they started throwing house party's and performing in the streets at local block party's. Realizing that music can and would be another way to provide income, he then went full time artist and engineer.  While touring the US, from the East Coast to the West Coast it became apparent why the streets were showing him so much love for his music and passion. Starting his record Label "Pinky N Thumb Ent." or PNT in 2015, he is focused on releasing music from himself and other artists on the label ranging in genres of reggae, RnB & Hip Hop. Tripple Los main goal in this industry is to provide for his love ones ,while pushing to be the best artist he can be. IG: @iamtripplelos TWITTER: @trippplelos SPOTIFY: Tripple Los ITUNES: Tripple Los

  • Fia Va'ai ia Oe - Heart of Worship Ministry

    Fia Va'ai ia Oe - Heart of Worship Ministry

    Beautiful worship song performed by the Heart of Worship ministry in American Samoa. Lyrics: -  V1: Pe afai e leai ni ala auro ma penina Afai foi e leai se malo e fa'avavau Oute le popole ai i nei mea matagofie O lou naunautaiga, fia va'ai ia Oe, ia Oe Iesu . V2: O agelu ua pepese i le nu'u e pa'ia Osana ma Aleluia Vi'ia Oe e fa'avavau . Bridge: Fia va'ai ia Oe (x3) Ia Oe Iesu Fa'atasi ma Oe (x3) ma Oe Iesu

  • O LOU PALE LEA - Alofa Tunoa Kingdom Paise Team

    O LOU PALE LEA - Alofa Tunoa Kingdom Paise Team

    The Alofa Tunoa Kingdom Praise Team with this beautiful Samoan worship song. "Here is Your crown Our Saviour We bow down in reverence and give You all the Praise"

  • SAILI LE ALOFA - TOMORROW PEOPLE

    SAILI LE ALOFA - TOMORROW PEOPLE

    Tomorrow People remixed their hit track 'Don't wanna fight it' into Samoan - 'Saili le Alofa' - and Dave Kuresa aka Uce in Denim teamed up with Mr.Mr for this dance video  Enjoy! 

  • ME AND YOU - TREE ft SWISS

    ME AND YOU - TREE ft SWISS

    Tree Vaifale-Manu teams up with her hubby Swiss for her latest single 'Me & You' 

  • VILLETTE - MONEY

    VILLETTE - MONEY

    RnB & Neo soul singer-song writer Villette with her first immersive VR experience for her single “Money” in collaboration with Red Bull Music. The video features a unique first-person perspective that lets viewers dive into Villette’s personal and creative world and play the role of an ex-lover haunted by dreamlike visions of Villette. The video also won Best Pacific Music video at the 2019 Pacific Music Awards 

  • 'SWING' - SAVAGE

    'SWING' - SAVAGE

    The track that put Savage on the map!  Seth Rogan put the song in his movie 'Knocked Up' and it exploded after that.  He's the first NZ & Pasifika artist to go double platinum in the US.  Producer and DJ P-Money said of the single "What Savage accomplished with 'Swing' a NZ rap single went double platinum in the USA, thats 2 million copies sold - it's not streams, these are sales.  Thats unprecedented .... and then a few years after that, an Australian kid remixes it and makes it like a house/club version and he has a whole other life with this same song again so it's like the gift that kept on giving for him"  Check out more of the making of 'Swing' on PrimeTVs 'Anthems: NZ's iconic hits' - ep 4: Taking the World Stage here and an interview with Alexander Bisley here 

  • X FACTOR POLY FLAVOUR - BEAU MONGA & NYSSA COLLINS

    X FACTOR POLY FLAVOUR - BEAU MONGA & NYSSA COLLINS

    The X Factor 2015 saw two of our super talented Pacific Islands artists go up against each other in the Grand Final and they both poured the Poly flavour into their performances. Cook Islander Beau Monga was crowned the winner in the end but check out his rendition of a Brother Love classic 'Roimata - Have you ever loved a Woman' above. Samoan Nyssa Collins was a close runner up and slays with this beautiful performance of a NZ classic by Crowded House 'Don't Dream it's over in both Samoan and English. {{12935}}

  • FOR TODAY - NETHERWORLD DANCING TOYS ft ANNIE CRUMMER

    FOR TODAY - NETHERWORLD DANCING TOYS ft ANNIE CRUMMER

    The 1985 hit 'For Today' is one of New Zealand's iconic anthems and featured a 17 year old unknown Cook Islands singer at the time - Ms Annie Crummer!  Lead singer of the Netherworld Dancing Toys, Malcolm Black told the story of when Annie came in to do vocals for them on Prime TVs 'Anthems NZ's iconic hits' here "Annie was so shy and 17 or 18 or something and basically looking at her feet all the time ... I knew that she could sing but I didn't know how good she really was.  She morphed from being this shy girl staring at her feet to doing this vocal improvisation.  I'd never heard anything like it"  Annie says of the song 'Every day someone will still come up and assault me with "For Today" - they don't sing it to me or for me they sing it at me' (laughs) 

  • CAUGHT IN A DAZE - DAVID DALLAS ft FREDDIE GIBBS

    CAUGHT IN A DAZE - DAVID DALLAS ft FREDDIE GIBBS

    David Dallas teams up with rapper Freddie Gibbs for this one with the visuals shot in both Auckland and Los Angeles 

  • ARITHMETIC - BROOKE FRASER

    ARITHMETIC - BROOKE FRASER

    She's one of New Zealand's top selling artists and one of only a handful of artists who have won a Grammy.  Here's a throwback to the first single off her album 'What to do with daylight' -

  • KEEP YOUR CULTURE - THREE HOUSES DOWN

    KEEP YOUR CULTURE - THREE HOUSES DOWN

    One of the first singles that made mainstream radio airplay from the 'Three Houses Down' boys.   A message to our Polynesian youth to keep their culture and not be ashamed of who they are.

  • ADEAZE - A LIFE WITH YOU

    ADEAZE - A LIFE WITH YOU

    'A Life with You' - Adeaze's first hit single released in 2003 and also included on their first album 'Always and for Real'.  The video featured radio DJ Sela Alo and model Sarah-Lina. The track was later sampled by Mariah Carey for her song 'Your Girl' which featured on her album 'The Emancipation of Mimi' 

  • VINCE HARDER - NEXT TO YOU

    VINCE HARDER - NEXT TO YOU

    'Next to you' is Vince's first music release for 2019 - add the track to your Spotify playlists here  and peep the 90's themed music vid above.  Look out for Vince's son Jaxon who throws down a few moves of his own ;)  

  • QUEENS RISE UP - Queen Shirl'e ft Razé

    QUEENS RISE UP - Queen Shirl'e ft Razé

    Female MC Queen Shirl'e teams up with RnB artist Razé with this inspirational message for our Polynesian women to Rise Up!  Download the song from any online stores worldwide: Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/album/6zqLPb... Proceeds from the song will go towards building pathways to performing arts schools in Auckland.

  • THAT'S THE WAY LOVE GOES - JANET JACKSON

    THAT'S THE WAY LOVE GOES - JANET JACKSON

    In 1993 Janet Jackson dropped the video for her hit track 'That's the way love goes' - It's the longest running No.1 single of any member of the Jackson family on the @Billboard Hot 100. But did you know the Samoan/Kiwi connection in Janets iconic video?  Kobra & Ganxsta Ridd from Boo Yaa Tribe makes a cameo and Suga Pop plays Janets love interest.  {{12531}} Suga Pop is a Samoan street dancer who specialises in 'popping and locking' and is one of the members of the Electric Boogaloos.  He's worked with some of the biggest names in the industry - from Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Lionel Richie to Sheila E.  He's also performed with and/or produced hip-hop acts such as A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Cypress Hill, Brand and LL Cool J. {{12529}} You may have heard of his family here in NZ too - his father Pasi Tunupopo opened the first drag club in Wellington called 'The Purple Onion'   and his cousin Luamanuvao Dame Winifred Laban was recently appointed a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit last year for services to education and the Pacific community.  One of Pops youngest cousins is hip hop artist and rapper David Dallas.

  • WHAKAARIA MAI (HOW GREAT THOU ART) - TEEKS & HOLLIE SMITH WITH THE AUCKLAND GOSPEL CHOIR

    WHAKAARIA MAI (HOW GREAT THOU ART) - TEEKS & HOLLIE SMITH WITH THE AUCKLAND GOSPEL CHOIR

    Teeks & Hollie Smith recently joined up with the Auckland Gospel Choir for a soulful rendition of a much loved hymn 'Whakaaria Mai / How Great Thou Art'  It's the first single off the album 'Offering' - a collection of gospel hymns performed by some of New Zealands top musicians including Stan Walker. Teeks & Hollie recently performed it live at the memorial service for the Christchurch shooting victims.

  • READY OR NOT - CHURCH & AP

    READY OR NOT - CHURCH & AP

    Church & AP with the visuals for their 2018 hit 'Ready or Not'  Their new EP Cathedral/All Purpose is out soon. Check the write up on the boys on Complex here

  • KINGS - 6 Figures

    KINGS - 6 Figures

    Kings first single off his double album 'LOV3 & 3GO' out now! Check out the fan made visuals in the video above.  He says of the video "I always wanted to make a fan made video. Thank you to EVERYONE who sent through their clips. The amount of support I got on this was nuts! I had so many videos to get through so sorry to anyone who didn’t get featured on here. Enjoy!" PS. Feel free to upload your video with the #moneydancechallenge

  • SUMMER TO WINTER - Kolohe Kai

    SUMMER TO WINTER - Kolohe Kai

    Kolohe Kai is bringing those summer vibes to take us through winter with their latest jam 'Summer to Winter' 

  • How Great Thou Art / Whakaaria Mai - John Mayer & Bella Kalolo

    How Great Thou Art / Whakaaria Mai - John Mayer & Bella Kalolo

    John Mayer kicked off his 2019 world tour in Auckland last night with a tribute to the people of Christchurch.   He performed the classic hymn “How Great Thou Art” with Bella Kalolo who sang the Maori version 'Whakaaria Mai'.  Local Maori Kapa haka performers provided backing vocals for Bella and broke into a waiata & haka at the end.

  • Syrian Refugees sing a Traditional Samoan Tune

    Syrian Refugees sing a Traditional Samoan Tune

    Teacher Randall Wendt & his Syrian refugee  students perform a Samoan song for us and he shares a bit about the work he is doing in Beirut. Talofa Lava & Welcome, Muamua, ou te faafetai i le Atua mo lenei avanoa. Thank God for this opportunity to be able to share this beautiful musical selection from my students as they sing an old traditional Sāmoan tune called, “La’u Lupe”. I am a 7th grade teacher for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Currently I am serving my 3rd year in the Middle East and North Africa region—one year in Egypt as a high school teacher and 2 years in Lebanon as an elementary teacher at the Adventist Learning Center (ALC). Here at the ALC, we primarily provide a faith-based elementary education to Syrian refugee children ages 6-12+ who have missed more than one year of schooling due to issues related to war and relocation to a new country.  As an NPO, we fundraise 70% of our budget. Our students who attend our Center enjoy the privilege of receiving a free education only made possible through generous donations and financial contributions. For example, this year we were able to add a seventh grade classroom for the first time, ever. Next school year, we’re pushing to add an eighth grade! In addition, this year we were also able to begin an off-campus tent school (our newly satellite campus) for Syrian refugees living in tents near the border of Lebanon & Syria. Here at our main campus, we have about 90 students in total and roughly 30 students attending our tent school. God has truly blessed us this year and we believe that God will continue to do so! To make a donation: gofundme.com/nvt7y-education-for-syrian-refugees At the ALC, we believe in making life better especially for our children, the future generation. Through education our mission is to instill hope and to show God’s love. Our students have dreams and aspirations too; many want to become doctors, soccer players, history teachers, English teachers, lawyers, civil engineers and so much more! What we do at the Center is to give them that opportunity by planting that seed of hope; that despite war, they have the opportunity to achieve their goals.

  • Fiji Time - Ronnie Simpson

    Fiji Time - Ronnie Simpson

    Check out the visuals for "Fiji Time" by Fijian artist Ronnie Simpson. The song talks about the pace of life in the beautiful Fiji Islands.

  • Hilo March - Kalani Pe'a

    Hilo March - Kalani Pe'a

    "Hilo March" is a song written by Joseph K. Ae'a off of Kalani Pe'a's sophomore album titled "No 'Ane'i" released August 10th 2018. Kalani won the Best Regional Roots Music Album at the 2019 Grammys for this album "No 'Ane'i"  Purchase "Hilo March" here http://www.kalanipeamusic.com/music

  • ONE4U - SWISS ft ELEPHANTMOUSE

    ONE4U - SWISS ft ELEPHANTMOUSE

    Swiss coming through with visuals for his single 'One4U' featuring ElephantMouse. The track features on Swiss' Hitman EP.

  • E le'o a'u se fufulu ulo - Mr Cowboy

    E le'o a'u se fufulu ulo - Mr Cowboy

    Sam Chookoon aka Mr Cowboy grabbed our attention with his original Samoan song 'E le'o a'u se fufulu ulo' about a broken relationship & being treated like dirt by the woman he loves. It wasn't the subject matter that got our attention though - it was the fact it's very obviously a Country Music song.   We talked to Sam to find out where he got his love of country music from & what else he has coming up.  Check out our interview with him below.  Thank you to Janene Cissi for the assist.  All images by Janene Cissi {{12150}} Sam:  I am born and currently live in Samoa in the small village of Vaitoloa which is about a 5 minute drive from the centre of Apia town. I live with my parents and extended family and I attended Pesega College.  {{12153}} You recently released a country song in Samoan - how long have you been doing music and what was your journey into the country genre? Like all Samoan kids I attended Sunday school but I was frustrated that I couldn’t hit the high notes like the other kids. My dad saw how upset I was and introduced me to Elvis Presley, from there I got into Jim Reeves, Dwight Yoakam, Charley Pride, George Straight, Patsy Cline etc. My  interest in singing "low key" songs just fuelled my passion for country music and I believe the pace and tone of the genre best represents the way I live in Samoa.  {{12157}} What struggles have you experienced coming up in the music industry? There hasn’t been any struggles because this has always been a hobby/passion so making a name was never a motivation. I would go to karaoke places with friends and I would sing country, and I didn’t really care what people thought. It was just "my thing" and it just so happens to be that people have taken a liking to it. People get a shock when I sing really old country songs but its not me trying to be vintage or sound classic... that’s what I grew up on haha! That’s really all I know and continue to know, country music is my life even though I dress and look like a rapper. {{12160}} What do you have coming up that we can look out for and what goals do you have for the future? The plan is to record 2 albums this year and do some shows overseas in NZ, AU, HAWAII & USA. I still have a lot to learn about the genre and the beautiful thing about being a musician is that every day it brings a new idea, so youre always learning. I have to say, since Ive been sharing my music on social media it is really encouraging to see a lot of fellow pacific islanders supporting country. I never planned to be the "Pied Piper of country music" in the islands but its great to see people coming out and saying they love country. Its just awesome. {{12162}} He has the visuals for his latest single 'O le Alofa' due to be released next week  {{12147}} Follow him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrcowboy62 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrcowboyofficial/ and check out his cover of the The Eagles 'Love will keep us Alive' below  {{12148}} 

  • OFA MAI - DJ Noiz remix ft Konecs & Vili Langi

    OFA MAI - DJ Noiz remix ft Konecs & Vili Langi

    DJ Noiz teams up with Konecs & Vili Langi for the remix of 'Ofa Mai' 

  • LET'S DO IT AGAIN - J BOOG

    LET'S DO IT AGAIN - J BOOG

    Throwin it back to this oldie but goodie by Samoan Grammy nominated, reggae artist J Boog - Do it again! ps are they still playing this at the end of the night at 'Rehab?' ;)  

  • Thank You / Fa'afetai - The Katinas

    Thank You / Fa'afetai - The Katinas

    The Katinas perform one of their most popular songs - an oldie but goodie in both English & Samoan.

  • MY WAY - OLIVIA FOA'I

    MY WAY - OLIVIA FOA'I

    Olivia Foai’s 2nd single “My Way” goes back to her Polynesian roots while still maintaining a mainstream feel. A bilingual Tokelauan-English track, “My Way” displays a unique balance between tribal and pop. Produced by her brother (master percussionist of Te Vaka and composer of “Te Vaka Beats”) Matatia Foa’i, this track promises fresh rhythms and authenticity. 

  • This Christmas - Tenelle

    This Christmas - Tenelle

    Samoan soul singer Tenelle performs her cover of 'This Christmas' featuring Jelly & Ithran 

  • Take Her - Common Kings

    Take Her - Common Kings

    The official video for 'Take Her' off the Common Kings 'Lost in Paradise' album. Download/Stream the new One Day EP by Common Kings: https://fanlink.to/oneday

  • Drift Away - Sons of Zion

    Drift Away - Sons of Zion

    This track has been nominated for Single of the Year at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards and the group are also up for Best Roots artist.

  • Joy to the World - The Katinas

    Joy to the World - The Katinas

    The Katina Brothers sing 'Joy to the World' in their front yard. Those harmonies tho! 

  • EMILY MULI - Too Good To Be True/Nothing Even Matters covers

    EMILY MULI - Too Good To Be True/Nothing Even Matters covers

    Young Tongan singer Emily Muli has just finished touring and opening for Aaradhna on her 'Winters End Tour'  She delivers a soulful mash-up of Lauryn Hill’s ‘Too Good To Be True’ / ‘Nothing Even Matters’ in this Parachute Live session.

  • LALOMU - Kid Nesian ft Chi Ching Ching

    LALOMU - Kid Nesian ft Chi Ching Ching

    PNG reggae artist Kid Nesian has recently dropped the video for his song "Lalomu" featuring Chi Ching Ching from Jamaica. It's a historic collaboration and is the first ever PNG x Jamaica music link up!  The song is sung in english and Kid Nesian's native dialect from the Central Province of Motu.  The video promotes the beauty of the islands in both PNG and Jamaica.