LEISURE ‘Control Myself’

LEISURE can do no wrong. Since May 2016 the Auckland 5 piece have drip fed their fans tasty tune after tasty tune, over time revealing their penchant for all things smooth: grooves, vocals & visuals. The theme continues with the latest single ‘Control Myself’, which finds the band nodding in this...

KING KAPISI ft. TEREMOANA ‘Storm’

We don’t understand how this track has slipped under the radar on soundcloud, but it’s one of the catchiest tunes from King Kapisi and partner Teremoana Rapley in a long time. The message is brilliantly executed, the vocal melodies stick in your head and Iron Will‘s beat harks back to...

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...

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...

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...

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 |...

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...

BAILEY WILEY ‘Dos Fuegos’

After months of refining and perfecting, Bailey Wiley has released her new EP, S.O.M.M., further showcasing one of NZ’s finest musical talents. With the seeds planted in Berlin, and further grown at home in Auckland, S.O.M.M., aka Still On My Mind is the sound of an artist pushing the...

KAKAPO ‘Guarantee’

This week our pick for the NZ On Air Turn It Up feature comes off The Prevoke, the new EP from producer/DJ Kakapo.  The Christchurch born Wellington based producer has created an album that’s best described as “pitch-bent sampled soul, UK Garage, jazz, dub reggae, classic crunk, downbeat and...

KRUFF KURTIS ‘Her (Low Bit Bonus Track)’

Our pick for this week’s feature comes from Auckland-based beat maker Kruff Kurtis, who also produced the brilliant ‘No Kids In Africa EP‘ by Psychodalix. ‘Her’ is the bonus track from the ‘Lucid Funk EP’, relased via UK label Honey Glazed Records. FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP ...