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PITCH BLACK ‘Lost in Translation’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is NZ Dub Electronica duo, Pitch Black with their jam ‘Lost in Translation’ form 2005’s ‘Ape To Angel’ LP. Be sure to check these music pioneers out as they grace the Main Stage at Splore Festival this weekend. Find out more about Pitch Black...

YAYNÉ ‘IDFWU (feat. MELODOWNZ)’

A Neo-Soul singer, Yayné has the ability to blend classic smooth vocal styles with future flows and scats, using clever lyrics to keep the listener connected to what matters the most; the music. Her debut EP ‘Simple Pleasure’ plays on the two sides of pleasure; that which we...

Splore Festival 2017: Set Times

Splore Festival 2017 is set to be a huge event, with the set times released today, you can start planning your Splore days now!  Splore Festival 2017 17-19 February Tapapakanga Park, Deerys Road, Orere Point Grab your tickets here: http://www.splore.net Full line up:  Fat Freddys Drop – Morcheeba – Lady...

Volume Museum Sessions: Estère

Volume Museum Sessions: Estère ‘Reptilian Journey’ Performed in the Auckland Museum’s Castle Gallery, surrounded by a collection of rare and unusual musical instruments. It’s a fitting setting for a song with lyrics focused on longevity and survival – the Castle Gallery is home to centuries-old instruments from around the...

NOAH SLEE ‘Rampant Wild Free’

Our LOCAL EYES this week is Noah Slee with his video for ‘Rampant Wild Free’ from his latest EP ‘TYIH&CYFAF’. Creative Direction & Production for the video was done by Sam Templeton and Tala Who. Find out more about Noah Slee: WWW | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | YOUTUBE Local Eyes is a weekly segment on BaseFM...

CORNERSTONE ROOTS “Home”

Our LOCAL EYES Video this week is a throwback with NZ roots/reggae legends, Cornerstone Roots and their jam ‘Home’ which appeared on 2007’s Free Yourself LP. Find out more about Cornerstone Roots: WWW | FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP Local Eyes is a weekly segment on BaseFM focusing...

Talking Points: PACIFIC HEIGHTS ‘The Stillness’ with AROHA

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: January 2017 Guest reviewer: Aroha Featured release: PACIFIC HEIGHTS “The Stillness” Released: 2016 https://wmnz.lnk.to/PacificHeightsTheStillnessPR Featured track #1: DRAINED feat. JEN TURNER Featured track #2: IBANAKA Featured track #3: SO LOVE feat. SHAAN...

KOTARE ‘Osho’

Like so many new tracks, this one arrived via email. We missed it initially as it arrived on the first day back after the holiday break, but when we got around to opening the email it contained a link to soundcloud and this brief message: “I’m a bedroom producer from...

A GIRL NAMED MO ‘Pretty Lights’

Our LOCAL EYES this week is A Girl Named Mo with her jam ‘Pretty Lights’ taken from the ‘Live at Bats (Platonic\Romantic)’ album recorded over six sold out shows at Wellington’s Bats Theatre. Find out more about A Girl Named Mo: FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD | TWITTER Local Eyes is a...

HYAN ‘J For J’

Over the last few years we’ve seen the rise of a new breed of local producers who push a fresh production sound. No longer focusing on the tradition of boom-bap beats as a platform for MCs to rhyme over, what we’re hearing now are different creations altogether: heavy bass combined with intricate...

SPLORE – Fat Freddy’s Drop & more added

 Splore Festival 2017 17-19 February Tapapakanga Park, Deerys Road, Orere Point Grab your tickets here: http://www.splore.net Fat Freddy’s Drop makes a welcome return to Splore. Playing on the beach at Tapapakanga Park will be a magical experience for those who attend Splore 2017. They performed one of their earliest festival...

Northern Bass in Pictures #1

What an awesome festival Northern Bass was! Jamie Lees Photography has captured perfectly how the atmosphere and music filled our last days of 2016 to bring in the new year with a bang.  

EVENT: Base FM Presents ‘Hip-Hop Holiday’ (21st Jan)

Base FM Presents ‘Hip-Hop Holiday‘ featuring: Speakeasy Sideshow (Kolab) – Bella Shanti – Hghrslf Project  Mikey Rockwell (Jb and the Mic Smith) – Illa – Bad Crop – Bobandii Laura Lush – Tido Saturday 21st January 2017 9.30pm-Late $10 on the door Leigh Sawmill Cafe, 142 Pakiri Road,...

HIGH HØØPS ‘Burn It Up’

HIGH HØØPS is the solo project from Auckland based creative, Jordan Arts. He is one fifth of LEISURE as well as a a visual director. These songs come late in the night, it’s not unusual for a HØØPS session to go until sunrise. “I’ve been basically locking myself...

Turn It Up! 2016 Recap

Turn It Up featured what we consider to be some of the best local songs of 2016. We’ve pulled together a soundcloud playlist of most of these songs for your listening pleasure. So much local talent on display right here! Familiarise yourself with the new New Zealand sound. – Turn...

Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘FISH IN THE SEA’

Fresh off the win of the International Achievement award at this years vodafone music awards, this weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week is Fat Freddy’s Drop with their animated tale ‘Fish in the Sea’. The video features animation by local artist Daniel Tippett and was directed by Taungaroa Emile...