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9-5ERS ‘Talking To You’ ft. Tyra Hammond

This weeks LOCAL EYES is 9-5ers with the video for their jam ‘Talking To You’ also featuring Tyra Hammond (Opensouls) on vocals. The tune comes off the bands latest EP ‘Close to Home’, generously available as a FREE download HERE   Find out more about 9-5ers here: SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP |...

LADI6 ‘Guru’

The Ladi 6 Alpha Sessions In 2015  the band introduced The Alpha Sessions. They brought their studio set-up, vintage keyboards, drum machines and all on stage. Through live, in-the-moment improvisation, they turned these freestyle jam sessions into the songs that birthed BEFFY and inspired their new recording projects....

INDI. ‘Precipice’

Earlier in the year Christchurch based artist Indi. released this spine-chilling video for her electronica tune ‘Precipice’. The track’s composition throughout is reminiscent of many synth pop artists that came before her; Think Björk, Radiohead & Massive Attack accompanied by visuals that could be interpreted both as a stark nightmare...

SWIDT ‘Little Did She Know’

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...

Talking Points: LEISURE ‘Leisure’ with Dan Woolston

     TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: April 2017 Guest reviewer: Dan Woolston (sniffers.co.nz) Featured release: LEISURE ‘Leisure’ Released: 2016 https://open.spotify.com/album/1SZzXX… Featured track #1: ALL OVER YOU Featured track #2: CONTROL MYSELF Featured track #3: SOMETHING...

BORROWED CS ‘For The Foreseeable Future’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is something a bit different. Last week Borrowed cs dropped the vid for his soundscape ‘For The Foreseeable Future’ featuring epic swirls of almost topographical animation. ‘For The Foreseeable Future’ is the final track off the artist’s latest EP release ‘Natural Infinity’ out now on...

Cover Story 2 Exhibition: NZ Records That Shaped Our Dance Floors

Exhibition Runs 22nd April – 13th May Studio One Toi Tū, Room 10, 1 Ponsonby Road, Grey Lynn Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm Friday 9am-5pm Saturday 9am-4pm Cover Story Part 1 was held at Studio One Toi Tū  (formerly Art Station on Ponsonby Rd) and was a Vinyl Exhibition...

FAT FREDDY’S DROP ‘Roady’

  This weeks LOCAL EYES is a throwback to local legends Fat Freddy’s Drop massive tune ‘Roady‘. Featuring young Ladi6 and P-Diggs as they stroll along Karangahape Road with the Fat Freddy’s crew.  Fat Freddy’s Drop tunes have influenced our dance floors and I’m sure we can all recall a...

DUSTY MELODY ‘Coffee Talk’

The Grow Room is proud to present our third LP release, courtesy of long-time resident and traditionalist hip-hop production proponent Dusty Melody. Through this album Dusty Melody manages to transfer his experiences of urban-city struggle through to his most fluid means of expression and mood-telling in the form...

RIA HALL ‘Tell Me’ ft. Che-Fu

This weeks LOCAL EYES is the latest jam from Ria Hall ‘Tell Me’ also featuring NZ Hip Hop Legend Che Fu. The vid was shot at some of the artists favorite spots around Te Ika ā Māui (North Island) and tells a very sobering tale about marginalisation, homelessness, the disparities...

EVENT: Base FM x Volume Record Fair

Base FM x Auckland Museum Presents: VOLUME RECORD FAIR Saturday 29th April 11am – 4pm Auckland Museum Auckland Domain, Parnell Auckland FREE Base FM in association with Auckland Museum is proud to bring you The Volume Record Fair.  During the last weekend of the ‘Volume: Making Music In...

SWIDT ‘Alfred & Church’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is the latest from Onehunga’s SWIDT, with ‘Alfred & Church’. The track was produced by Tae Beast of Top Dawg Entertainment and the video directed by Serra G along with Connor Pritchard who also shot and edited the footage. Find out more about SWIDT: WWW| SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK | TWITTER |...

LORD ECHO ‘Woah! There’s No Limit ft. MARA TK’

“Woah! There’s No Limit” is taken from Harmonies, the new long player from underground super-producer Lord Echo. Released Friday April 7th via the highly respected British-based independent record label, Soundway. Hotly anticipated for the last few years by his growing entourage of fans, many were frustrated by his descent into obscurity in the industrial backwaters of...

Talking Points: RAIZA BIZA ‘Day & Night’ with EDGAR

     TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: December 2016 Guest reviewer: Edgar Mahon (Eddie Numbers / 9-5ers) Featured release: RAIZA BIZA ‘Day & Night EP‘ Released: 2016 https://raizabiza.bandcamp.com/album/… Featured track #1: WASSUP Featured track #2: STRONG...

Portland Live Sessions: NOAH SLEE

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. For the second edition of the Portland Live Sessions we have Noah Slee the West Auckland born and raised musician (with Berlin based producer Ben Esser on keys). The multifaceted artist talks about living and...

SHAPESHIFTER ‘Been Missing’

This weeks LOCAL EYES coincides with Base FM’s forthcoming vinyl exhibition COVER STORY #2; The NZ Records That Shaped Our Dancefloors. Shapeshifter’s ‘Been Missing’ is a throwback to 2004 and featured on the bands second LP release, ‘Riddim Wise’. The Single was released as a 12″ vinyl single; the cover of...

AMMONATION ‘Forever’ (Remix) ft. MELODOWNZ’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is AmmoNation with the official music video and remix of ‘Forever‘ with Bianca Paulus, Raiza Biza, NASH and Blaze The Emperor as well as a few bars from MELODOWNZ of Third3ye. Directed by Connor Pritchard, produced, mixed and mastered by NASH. Guitar by Richard Moore and saxophone by...