BENNY TONES ft. RAIZA BIZA 'Maybe In The Stars There's A LIttle Bit Of Us'

The new single from Benny Tones featuring the talents of local lyricist Raiza Biza. Video by Karl Sheridan @ Monster Valley, Auckland, NZ Let the music do the talking. Link to buy: bennytones.bandcamp.com/track/maybe-in-the-stars-theres-a-little-bit-of-us BENNY TONES: www.omw.co.nz | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP – Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week....

ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE ‘Bottom Line (fLako remix)’

One of New Zealand’s most in-demand exports, modern soul outfit Electric Wire Hustle are set to make their triumphant return to your local “New Releases” crate. Following up on their acclaimed 2010 debut, their new album ‘Love Can Prevail’ will see the light of day via Okayplayer and Somethinksounds on September 8th....

MARK DE CLIVE-LOWE ‘Ghaziya’

Auckland-born, now LA-based MARK de CLIVE-LOWE is an underground phenomenon. The avant-garde soulful Pianist/DJ/Producer has been on the cutting edge of club based jazz music for the past 15 years; creating on stage from scratch, using drum machines, keyboards and effects. He has been one of the key...

S.F.T ‘Climb’

‘Climb’ by Auckland beatmaker S.F.T appears on the compilation Bearded Beats Vol 1: Beardy & The Beats, a project spearheaded by Leesh & Kina, hosts of the 5 Finger Discount Show on Base FM. Available via Bandcamp, Bearded Beats Vol 1 brings together beatmakers from all over the world. International submissions by Miles Bonny & T-White, appear alongside familiar local names...

BAILEY WILEY ft. RAIZA BIZA ‘IXL’

Few artists come new to the game with such a fearless and complete approach to music. Bailey Wiley filters neo-soul classicism through modern, rightous production and true live musicianship. The star of the show is that golden voice – effortless and organic, it’s like having honey poured into...

THE BOOM CAT ‘Day In Day Out’

Children of the ‘Neo-Soul’ movement from the late 90’s, The Boom Cat are a three-piece fusion band pulling key elements of their musical chemistry from Hip-hop, Jazz, Reggae and Funk. Comprised of lead singer Keshia Paulse, Karlos Tunks on guitar and bassist Isaac Etimani, The Boom Cat formed 4 years ago and have embarked on a mission...

TOTEMS ’94 Fuck Em’

(source: Thump Australia) Reuben Winter (aka Totems) explores the musical intersection between beat music, classic rave, psychedelic, jungle, footwork, dubstep and hip hop. Who knows what that actually means, right? But considering Reuben is formally of doom punk band Caroles he’s probably pretty used not being understood by everyone....

@PEACE ‘Gravity’

Five dudes that can’t shave who spent the majority of science class in the dean’s office have come together to make an album about determinism, singularity and other things they don’t know how to spell. Their first EP was about monoism or some hippie shit like that, then...

OAKLEY GRENELL ft. STAUNY POPS & JDUBS ‘Happenin’

The first single from Oakley Grenell‘s next O.G. album, ‘Happenin’ featuring MCs Stauny Pops and JDouble is a playful throw back to the subject of growing up in New Zealand in the good old days, the 80s…when all of these guys were kids evidently! Also contributing to this lush, summery track is vocalist Roslen Ulaula whose soulful...

SORCERESS ‘Tea Cups’

Sorceress is a 5 piece band from New Zealand, formerly known as Funkommunity. Their debut album ‘Chequered Thoughts’ was widely acclaimed around the world and saw them tour Europe and Japan in 2012. The creative duo at the core of Sorceress is vocalist Rachel Fraser and producer/band leader Isaac Aesili. They also collaborate...

Ill Baz ‘Get Own Down’

Base FM’s very own Ill Baz from the Brew Up Show has released his first official track! His previous musical output has included remixes for Eddie Numbers and contributions to tracks by The Shade and The No Problemos. ‘Get Own Down’ is an instrumental beat built around a simple piano loop, with a fluid bassline and...

Coco Solid ‘2 Wise 2 Wed (Kutcorners remix)’

Coco Solid aka Jessica Lee Hansell is the musician, writer, artist and philosoflygirl hailing from Auckland City. ’2 Wise 2 Wed?’ was released abroad on Tokyo Dawn Record compilation ‘The Boogie 4’. Coco Solid and Tim ‘Jizmatron’ Checkley have collaborated with a deadly pool of talent for the Remix Package EP. Kutcorners,She’s So...

INF 'Heart Of Gold'

Born & bred in Onehunga, INF is one of those talented individuals who easily switches between rapping and producing. H first came to our attention working with Spycc (Spycc & INF) and has since added verses, contributed beats, collaborated with or remixed the likes of Jane Deezy, Kenize From Welly,...

Third3ye ‘Levitate’

Following on from 2 earlier EPs, Third3eye have just released their first full length album titled ON3NESS. “On3ness to us is a concept that describes the circle of infinite connections, binding all things. Our expression of this philosophy is what you will hear right here – the best way we can...

Jesse Jahmal ft. Stacey Gardiner ‘This City’

Conscious roots, rock, body shaking hip-hop adventures of the beautiful kind. Morphed together with tasteful accents of divine soulful reggae, and rub your tummy dub. These are the elements essential to the musical endeavors of Jesse Jahmal. An amalgamation of all things jumbilistic, Jesse was originally seeded in...

TYNA & THE NOK ft. TOM SCOTT ‘Lost In NYC’

(text courtesy of Martyn Pepperell via VanguardRed) Monday 13th January 2014 With ‘Lost In NYC’ New Zealand singer, guitarist, beatmaker and rapper Tyna and his The Nok band connect with YGB head honcho/rap talent Tom Scott (of @Peace and Homebrew). Fashioning an aesthetic space which sits somewhere between Tyna’s...