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KATCHAFIRE ‘Burn It Down’

  Its been a long time coming for the undisputed kings of New Zealand reggae but Katchafire are back with their latest track ‘Burn It Down‘. The new jam comes hot off their NZ tour of the same name earlier this year. Find out more about Katchafire: katchafire.co.nz | FACEBOOK |...

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AARADHNA ‘Brown Girl’

This weeks LOCAL EYES video sends a message thats close to the heart of all of us here at Base FM. Aaradhna’s ‘Brown Girl’ from the album of the same name, addresses her experiences growing up in NZ with mixed parents in Porirua and the casual racism that...

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ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE ‘Go Slow’

Electric Wire Hustle have just released ‘Go Slow‘, a taste of upcoming album The 11th Sky. A track which walks into the genre-fog amongst drum machines, synthesizers and Mara TK‘s distinctive voice, the track sets the scene for the sound of The 11th Sky – surreal storytelling and a David...

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ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE ‘Perception’

Taking it back to 2009, this weeks LOCAL EYES video is Electric Wire Hustle with their first ever video, ‘Perception‘. The tune was originally released on EWH’s first self titled release by BBE (Barely Breaking Even) Records. Also be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for Electric...

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SOLA ROSA ft. KEVIN MARK TRAIL ‘So Fly’

With seven full-length Sola Rosa albums, three EPs, a handful of hits, countless collaborations and numerous world tours, it’s been a near 20-year labour of love for the man behind the music, Andrew Spraggon. And although it’s punctuated with twists and turns in the form of constant change...

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EVENT: Red Bull Sound Select: Stones Throw 20th Anniversary

Red Bull Sound Select Presents the Stones Throw 20th Anniversary Show Young, Gifted & Broke, Madcap, HIT + RUN, and A Label Called Success, curate wildcard artist show for stacked local line-Up: Peanut Butter Wolf – J Rocc – MNDSGN – Egyptian Lover – Jonti High Hoops – Eno...

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K+LAB ‘Pull Up’ ft. MELODOWNZ & MUSTAFA AKBAR

Hot off the press, this week LOCAL EYES video is K+LAB with ‘Pull Up’ also featuring the vocal stylings of MeloDownz as well as Mustafa Akbar direct from Washington DC. The track is also first single off his forthcoming album ‘The Worldly’s’ to be released early September on Gramatik’s Lowtemp recordings. Find...

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SHIRAZ & LSJ ‘Sumtymes’

Brandon ‘Brandn Shiraz‘ Rangi-Dixon  & Angelo ‘Lightskin John‘ Tuteao present JIVEDAYS, an amalgamation of music that aims to capture the joys of their present experience, minding  a distant future when it will all be a pleasant memory. The Auckland-based duo have emerged from The Grow Room camp and have...

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TALI ‘Berlin’

Returning home from a brief hiatus abroad Tali aka. The first lady of D’n’B is back with her new single and this weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week ‘Berlin’. Far from the big budget productions we’ve all become accustomed to, this video was shot and edited on a...

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TASTE NASA ‘Do What You Feel’

Taste Nasa is the artist name for Pirongia born, Los Angeles based, multi-instrumentalist & vocalist Leroy Clampitt. ‘Do What You Feel’ is the first release from Taste Nasa since the ‘Time Goes By EP’ 2015. Somewhere in between writing/producing songs for Justin Beiber and Akon, this song slipped...

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UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA ‘First World Problem’

“I think ‘First World Problem’ is about modern love in a crumbling empire,” says Ruban Nielson aka. Unknown Mortal Orchestra about the tune behind this weeks LOCAL EYES video. The video described as a dance through the desert for the psychedelic rockers, was the brain child of directors James Lees and...

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PACIFIC HEIGHTS ‘Buried by the Burden’ ft. Louis Baker

Earlier this year Devin Abrams aka. Pacific Heights released his long anticipated 3rd solo LP ‘The Stillness‘, a monumental collection of tunes featuring a number of equally epic collaborations. This weeks LOCAL EYES video ‘Buried by the Burden‘ is the result of one of those joint efforts featuring Fellow Wellingtonian Louis Baker....

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KAMANDI ‘What About You’

Described as blending of psychedelic self discovery and fairytale romance, this weeks LOCAL EYES video, ‘What About You’ by KAMANDI is sure to lapse memories of that first time you took LSD – and it worked. The track was independently released by Kamadi and the psychedelic animation was directed by Dr. D Foothead.  ...

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Talking Points with Matthew Harvey (Concord Dawn)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: July 2016 Guest reviewer: Concord Dawn  Featured release: SHAPESHIFTER ‘Realtime’ Link: https://shapeshifter.bandcamp.com/alb… Featured track #1: MOVE WITH ME ft. Ladi6 Featured track #2: MADNESS Featured track #3: TAPESTRY Released: 1st May 2001...

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LEISURE ‘Control Myself’

LEISURE can do no wrong. Since May 2016 the Auckland 5 piece have drip fed their fans tasty tune after tasty tune, over time revealing their penchant for all things smooth: grooves, vocals & visuals. The theme continues with the latest single ‘Control Myself’, which finds the band nodding in this...

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EVENT: Redbull Sound Select: Madcap (30th July)

Red Bull Sound Select Curated by Madcap UV Boi (AUS) – Montell 2099 – Villette – Kakapo   Saturday 30th July 9pm – 2am IMPALA 7 Shortland Street, Auckland $3 w/ RSVP $10 door sales. RSVP HERE On Saturday the 30th of July, Madcap and Red Bull Sound...