Oren Oaariki – Sales & Digital Content Manager
Originally hailing from New Plymouth, Taranaki, Oren Oaariki has been involved in various music scenes over the years most notably as a photographer.
He began in music as a drummer and one fifth of harcore punk band ‘Brewski’ all the while listening to various music from the skateboarding scene at the time. This included hiphop favorites Wu-Tang Clan, Gangstarr & Cypress Hill as well as trip hoppers Dj Shadow, Coldcut & Dj Krush and also other rocking bands such as The Clash, Radiohead, Minor Threat, GBH, Bad Religion, and Pearl Jam.
Along with all of this Oren has also been involved a number of visual art projects, both promoting and exhibiting as a painter, graphic designer and most prominently as a photographer which he has been experimenting with for over two decades.
Now known in the performance, arts and photography worlds simply as ‘Oaariki’ his music tastes have diversified greatly over the years especially in urban styles which led to a natural fit for BASE FM.
Oaariki can be heard on BASE FM Breakfast 7.30-10am Monday and Tuesday solo and Wednesday and Friday along with fellow DJ and Production Manager Dylan C as well as the MIXTAPE on Thursdays 4-6pm along with fellow beats enthusiast Golden Mane.