WU-TANG – Legendary Weapons

WU-TANG “LEGENDARY WEAPONS” The latest Wu-Tang project, LEGENDARY WEAPONS features Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, RZA, Method Man, Capadonna, U-God and Inspectah Deck, along with AZ, M.O.P, Sean Price, Killa Sin and others.  This project is Executive Produced by RZA. LEGENDARY WEAPONS’ throw-back sound is inspired by classic soul and kung fu...

PITCH BLACK : Rarities & Remixes

Known globally for their stomping live sets, Rarities and Remixes showcases Pitch Black’s mellower side. Beginning with a dancefloor friendly, but respectful reworking of the Richard Nunns and Hirini Melbourne original, ‘Te Po’ and ending with an equally haunting version of Tiki’s ‘Past Present Future’, Rarities and Remixes...

PUNKY REGGAE PARTY MIX

The Punky Reggae Party 2011 is upon us again. And it’s the 10th anniversary this time around. Head to the Kings Arms Sunday 5th June @ 3pm to skank and groove. The night features The Iron Hammer, The Solomonix & Jah Red Lion, Atsushi & The Mini Moisties,...

THE BEAT GENERATION: 10th Anniversary Collection

 The Beat Generation series on the BBE label are some of the best hip hop albums of the last 10 years. The label’s enormously liberal approach was the antithesis of stiff major record label A&R practices, their forward thinking rewarded handsomely by a truly diverse set of albums...

J STAR – Dub Zealand

Jstar & Dr Cat present: Dub Zealand – bass culture music… It says here that the tracks on Dub Zealand, “highlight the surprising relation,” between the islands forming New Zealand and Jamaica. Surprising!? Given the Olympic quantities of weed smoked in either nation there’s little to be surprised...

LITTLE BUSHMAN – Te Oranga

Base FM’s CD of the Week is Little Bushman’s “Te Oranga”. Venturing at times into the shadows, then veering off up into the cosmos, it is sure to satisfy all who ingest. From a delta-esque hoedown recitation of the cycle of life, to an alternative cosmic take on...

SHAPESHIFTER – System Remix

Back in December, Shapeshifter announced plans to free the stems of The System Is A Vampire’s killer cut ‘Longest Day’ for remixers and versionists worldwide. So that any producer, irrespective of reputation and recognition could get the chance to feature on the box fresh long-player, System Remix. And...

CERN – Terminus LP

The Base FM CD of the Week is CERN “Terminus” Over 2 years in the making, Base FM resident Ollie Cern (In Session – Thurs 10pm) has delivered an album which showcases his depth of style and production. A very personal album, the themes and track titles reflect the journey that...

Shake & Bake Survival Kit

So Shake & Bake is hittin’ Western Park this Saturday, and to make the whole experience a whole lot more enjoyable we’ve got a few items up for grabs. From Monday 21st Feb through til Friday 25th we’ll be giving 1 x Survival Kit prizepack away everyday, which...

CD Of The Week Christmas Prizepack

Tune into base all this week to enter the massive Base FM CD of the week Christmas prizepack! Main Prize:The Prizepack features a stack of albums by local & international artists, from hip hop to reggae, soul to dubstep & we’ve thrown in a few mix CDs for...

The Midnights – Outside

Having spent their formative years honing their craft playing late night house parties, dive bars and crashing the odd folk evening, The Midnights have finally released their debut album on Loop. Having now emerged victorious from various bedroom studios, The Midnights have completed their debut LP, Outside, and...

LATIN AOTEAROA : Bobby Brazuka, Jennfier Zea, Isaac Aesili

LATIN AOTEAROA is the collective of Bobby Brazuka, Jennfier Zea and Isaac Aesili, and their first “live mix-tape” embraces styles as diverse as Cumbia, Calypso Funk, Boogaloo, Salsa, Rumba, Ethiopian Jazz & Y Mas.. Together they create a unique and truly legitimate Latin act with a local flavour,...

Aotearoa Dubstep Allstars – Volume 1

Aotearoa Dubstep Allstars – Volume 1

Optimus Gryme Recordings, the label behind some of the biggest releases in NZ Dubstep history is gearing up for its most exciting release yet! November 2010 will see the largest collaboration of NZ Dubstep artists with 29 of our biggest producers and MCs all coming together on a double disc...

ICE CUBE "I Am The West"

“This shit is cocky, no apologies, West Coast gangsta shit. I can’t help it. That’s what I do.” There are really only a few household names in the rap & hip hop game. Even fewer endure beyond an album or two, a flash in the pan & then...

Ladi6 "The Liberation Of…"

Base favourites & family of friends… LADI6 “The Liberation Of…” is the 2nd album from NZs leading lady of soulful rhymes. Recorded while Ladi6 & Parks were based in Berlin earlier this year, the album is a definite musical step forward. Production duties and shared between Parks and...

BASSCAMP "After The Rain"

Two years after the release of their critically-acclaimed debut album, Christchurch based Basscamp Soundsystem are back with a follow-up that pushes their multi-dimensional soundscape even further into the stratosphere. With a rich, global mix of reggae, hip-hop, and Pacific Soul, After The Rain is a bold reflection of...

The Black Seeds – Specials

After the success of their platinum-selling studio album Solid Ground, the Specials takes songs from their latest album and mashes them up into different styles and genres – from funk to dubstep to acoustic to electronic and back again. Not strictly a remix album, the Specials features a...

Ninja Tune XX : Vol 1 & 2

VARIOUS ARTISTS – NINJA TUNE XX VOL.1 & VOL.2 Twenty years is a long time for anything, but for an independent record label it’s eons. Twenty years ago two young DJ/producers, Jon More and Matt Black, collectively known as Coldcut, made Ninja Tune. So yes, we are going to make a fuss....

JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS “Wake Up"

Musical powerhouses John Legend & The Roots present Wake Up!, eleven profoundly evocative songs pulled from the soulful music of the 60’s and 70’s all with an underlying theme of awareness, engagement and consciousness. The album is highlighted with familiar tracks like “Little Ghetto Boy” by Donny Hathaway...

Loop Select 009 – KONO 2

Loop translated to Maori can mean Kono: “To weave the handle of a basket to carry”. We are proud to present another basket full to the megabyte max of conscious content. Music, short films, motion graphics, music videos and live concerts. A fresh crop of musical talent coupled...