LADI 6 ‘Beffy’

With their new single ‘Beffy’, Ladi6 reframe the 90s/early 2000s neo-soul and hip-hop sound their early music was built on inside a krautrock inspired electronic frame. Concise, colourful and heartfelt, it’s the sound of a band focused on feel over thought. “This time around we wanted to get...

Talking Points with Lucky Lance (Team Dynamite)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: December 2015 Guest reviewer: Lucky Lance (Team Dynamite) Featured release: SPYCC ‘Wuave Season EP’ Link: https://spyccmusic.bandcamp.com/album… Featured track #1: YKM Featured track #2: Be You Tiful Featured track #3: ØTHER LØVER...

YOKO-ZUNA ‘ ‘Yes ft. HEAVY & LARZRANDA’

Recorded at Auckland’s Red Bull Studios, Yoko-Zuna‘s second EP Luminols was released at the end of May through Loop. The 5-track EP shows a varied sound from Yoko-Zuna, and a band which have become incredibly comfortable in their own skin. Ranging from the pulsating electronic sounds of ‘Lightning Sabres’ to the brooding...

Talking Points with Bailey Wiley

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2016 Guest reviewer: Bailey Wiley Featured release: FREE MINDS ‘Dust & Dirt EP’ Link: https://growroomakl.bandcamp.com/albu… Featured track #1: Pōhutukawa (Intro) Featured track #2: 90%90 Featured track #3: Dontshootthemessenger Released December...

AARADHNA ‘Welcome to the Jungle’

“Brown Girl”, is the brand new album from the award winning #1 Soul voice of the South Pacific, AARADHNA. Produced entirely by Jeff Dynamite of Brooklyn based Truth & Soul Records (Aloe Blacc, Adele, Lady, Lee Fields & The Expressions), “Brown Girl” is Aaradhna’s boldest statement to date. Recorded...

Talking Points with Mikee Tucker (Loop Recordings)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: September 2015 Guest reviewer: Mikee Tucker (Loop Recordings) Featured release: JONO DAS ‘Illustrations EP’ Link: https://jonodas.bandcamp.com/album/il… Featured track #1: ILLUSTRATIONS ft. Third3ye & Eo Featured track #2: TEN THINGS ft. Lisa...

Talking Points with P-Money

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: October 2015 Guest reviewer: Peter Wadams / P-Money Featured release: AARADHNA ‘Treble & Reverb’ Link: https://aaradhna.bandcamp.com/album/t… Featured track #1: KEEP MY COOL Featured track #2: I’M NOT THE SAME Featured track...

Talking Points with Chip Matthews

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: October 2015 Guest reviewer: Chip Matthews Featured release: MARK DE CLIVE-LOWE ‘Church’ Link: https://mashibeats.bandcamp.com/album/church Featured track #1: THE MISSION ft. John Robinson Featured track #2: BRUKSTEP Featured track #3: DISTRACTIONS ft....

Talking Points with DJ Sir-Vere

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: October 2015 Guest reviewer: Phil Bell / DJ Sir-Vere Featured release: HOME BREW ‘Home Brew Special Edition’ Link:  https://homebrew.bandcamp.com/album/home-brew Featured track #1: BASKETBALL COURT Featured track #2: YELLOW SNOT FUNK Featured track #3: RADIO...

Talking Points with Tali

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: September 2015 Guest reviewer: Natalia Shephard aka Tali Featured release: BAILEY WILEY ‘IXL EP’ Link: https://baileywiley.bandcamp.com/album/ixl-ep Featured track #1: FIRE Featured track #2: IXL ft. Raiza Biza Featured track #3: VILLAINS...

SURLY ‘Burn’

Auckland-based producer Surly has just released his debut ‘Surly EP’ via the LA-based footwork label Juke Bounce Werk. The 5 track EP kicks off with ‘Burn’ with it’s moody bluesy soul vocal and rhythmic sub pulse. SURLY: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP JUKE BOUNCE WERK: FACEBOOK |...

Talking Points with Isaac Aesili

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C (thanks to NZ On Air Music) Date: August 2015 Guest reviewer: Isaac Aesili Featured release: VARIOUS ARTISTS ‘Conglomerates’ Link: https://soundcloud.com/wonderfulnoise/va-conglomerate-wncd010teaser Featured track #1: JULIEN DYNE ‘Maddingos’ Featured track #2: ISAAC AESILI ‘Space Migration’ Featured track #3: LORD ECHO ft. MARA TK ‘Parting...

Talking Points with Mark ‘Slave’ Williams

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C (thanks to NZ On Air Music) Date: August 2015 Guest reviewer: Mark ‘Slave’ Williams Featured release: UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA ‘Multi-Love’ Link: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/multi-love/id962057741 Featured track #1: MULTI-LOVE Featured track #2: CAN’T KEEP CHECKING MY PHONE Featured track #3: WORLD IS CROWDED Mr...

Talking Points with Tom Scott

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C (thanks to NZ On Air Music) Date: August 2015 Guest reviewer: Tom Scott Featured release: ENO x DIRTY ‘Easter Eggs & Good Sportsmanship’ Link: https://enoxdirty.bandcamp.com/ Featured track #1: MARSHAWN LYNCH Featured track #2: HOW MY DAY GOES ft....

KAMA ‘Chapter 2: Otherside’

Not much is known about Kama other than he is based in Auckland and takes care of both vocal & production duties on ‘Chapter 2: Otherside’. Watch this space. TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD – Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every...

YAYNÉ ‘Cocoon’

After spending the last few years gifting her beautiful voice to tracks by local artists such as Raiza Biza, Rizvan, Melodownz, Tom Scott and Kamandi; Yayné is finally releasing her own EP. Much of Simple Pleasure was made while hibernating in Taranaki, and some of that soulful, shut away...

TROY SAMUELA ‘Can I’

Darker Than Wax are an electronic music label based from the island of Singapore, breaking all bounds and grounds progressing the music scene in their city and influencing globally. They have been tirelessly pushing for diversity in music, proving that categories in music are totally irrelevant and through...