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...

Truth "Puppets"

Truth "Puppets"

Truth, undoubtedly New Zealand’s greatest Dubstep export, release their debut album ‘Puppets’ through Australian label Aquatic Lab. ‘Puppets’ follows two 12″ releases on Aquatic Lab, ‘Terror Planet’/‘Disappear’ and ‘Revelation’/‘Lost At Sea’. Truth is Andre Ferndandez, Tristan Roake and Julian Van Uden. Hailing from Christchurch NZ, one of the...

Various Assets : Red Bull Music Academy 2010

The audio yearbook for this year’s Academy edition is finally here: Various Assets – Not For Sale: Red Bull Music Academy London 2010 boasts 41 exclusive collaborations by participants and lecturers from more than 30 countries This compilation represents the thirteenth edition of the Red Bull Music Academy,...

SOLA ROSA "Get It Together – The Remixes

SOLA ROSA "Get It Together – The Remixes

After the success of their gold selling album Get It Together in 2009, Sola Rosa are pleased to announce the release of ‘Get It Together – The Remixes’. The album has been over a year in the making and features remixes by international and local producers such as TM...

UPPER HUTT POSSE : Tohe

UPPER HUTT POSSE : Tohe

TOHE is a ten song Dubstep/Drum&Bass album from Aotearoa Rap pioneers Upper Hutt Posse. Produced by Kia Kaha Productions with financial assistance from Te Mangai Paho, distributed nationally by Rhythmethod and available for digital download via Itunes. Music sequencing by Te Kupu, Kiki Marama & MC Wiya with...

KODE 9 : Dj Kicks

Becoming a figurehead of UK dance music hasn’t been a quick process, and Kode9‘s single-mindedness has contributed in some way to his notoriety, but it’s simply his tireless work as a record label boss and A&R that has marked him out as one of the most powerful ears within...