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ESTERE ‘Patchwork Soldier (GRAYSON GILMOUR remix)’

Estère along with her trusty companion Lola (MPC) will re-release her debut album digitally on the 6th March with 2 exclusive remixes by Grayson Gilmour & Paddy Fred. Her self-titled seven track album, which was initially released as a free download via bandcamp, amassed her 4000 downloads within the first month of release and led to her signing with French tastemaker...

EVENT: Music At Matua 2015, Saturday 28th Feb

Music At Matua 2015 Saturday 28th February Featuring: Fly My Pretties, The Nudge and Estère General Admission tickets $80+BF Return Bus tickets $17.50 www.loop.co.nz After two successful years of bringing you the best in contemporary kiwi music with the likes of The Phoenix Foundation, TrinityRoots and Lawrence Arabia,...

WAYVEE ‘Floating’

Wayvee is an Auckland-based producer who has been making waves the last 18+months. Reaching an international audience via Darker Than Wax label out of Singapore and Eighth Supply out of the UK, Wayvee’s beats also has a growing catalogue of remixes and productions on his soundcloud page. Base...

The Conch Sessions with House Shoes

BaseFM and Grindin presents the HOUSE SHOES Q+A session. Filmed & recorded on Sunday 14th December, 2014 at Conch Records in Ponsonby, Auckland. Off the back of his 2nd Australasian tour for the year, Michael Buchanan aka House Shoes speaks to Base FM’s Dylan C about his vinyl digging, his twitter persona, ‘The Gift’...

EVENT: Ruapuke Roots Garden Festival, 13th – 15th Februay 2015

Ruapuke Roots Garden Festival 13th – 15th Februay 2015 Ruapuke, Raglan. www.ruapukerootsgarden.org Introducing the Ruapuke Roots Garden Festival! NZ’s first International Reggae Sound System Festival is set in the beautiful lush coastal lands of Ruapuke, south of Raglan, and features a huge lineup of local and international sound,...

GALLERY: Northern Bass NYE 2014/2015

Friday 2pm-3pm NORTHERN BASS NZ Mix: tune into Indigenous Dubs this week for an exclusice 1 hour mix of local artists who appeared at Northern Bass NYE 2014/2015, featuring: Eavesdrop, Cern, Concord Dawn, Dutty Ranks, Optimus Gryme, Diaz Grimm, Raiza Biza, CTFD, Dub Terminator & more.   GALLERY:...

VIDEO + GALLERY: Base Sunday 7s @ Golden Dawn

Gallery & video captured @ Golden Dawn, Sunday 7th December 2014. by Oaariki Blog N’ Shit: http://oaariki.tumblr.com/ The Base FM Sunday 7’s event happens when the 7th of the month falls on a Sunday. Each DJ plays 7 of their favourite 7 inch records, shaking up the party for...

Turn It Up! Recap of 2014

Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays at 10am and 4pm to hear this weeks top local pick. Proudly supported by NZ On Air Music. In 2014 we featured established artist alongside new discoveries. Some of the...

GALLERY: Raggamuffin | 13 Dec 2014

Raggamuffin Festival New Zealand was held in the mighty West Auckland at Trust Stadium. Great music and good vibes. Weather…. well not that great but it didn’t stop a lot of people having a great time seeing their heroes. I was lucky enough to go as an official...

SPLORE update: ROY AYERS, KID KOALA and more

Splore keeps giving with more music, performance and visual art announced Splore’s already impressive music line-up gets a further boost with a few more acts including the legendary godfather of neo-soul, Roy Ayers. His classic hits “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”, “Searchin” and “Running Away” are some of the most...

ALPHABETHEAD ‘Sodatones’

Adrift in the sonic cosmos, somewhere between the constellations of Hip Hop, Free Jazz and Experimental Rock exists Alphabethead; a tea-drinking, turntable musician from New Zealand. For over 10 years, using the techniques of scratching Alphabethead has breathed life into the skeletons of redundant vinyl. Once New Zealand’s Champion...

VIDEO: Estere ‘L’oiseau dans l’etoile’ – Aston Rd Session

Aston Rd is proud to release the final of the Aston Rd Sessions 2014 featuring the inimitable Estère with a new song ‘L’oiseau dans l’etoile’ performed in French. Filmed and recorded in front of a live audience Estère and her trusty companion Lola (mpc) play out ‘L’oiseau dans...

LATINAOTEAROA ft. ALDA REZENDE ‘Senzala’

From LatinAotearoa‘s 2nd album, ‘Senzala’ is a beautiful Brazilian inspired song. Produced by Isaac Aesili, Senzala features band vocalist Jennifer Zea alongside guest vocalist Alda Rezende. Recorded while exploring Brazil earlier in 2014, the instrumentation features both Brazilian & Kiwi musicians including Julien Dyne, Lewis McCallum, Rui Inaba, Beto Montag, Ariel Coelho &...

The Conch Sessions with Tall Black Guy

BaseFM and Grindin presents the Tall Black Guy Q+A session. Filmed & recorded on Thursday 25th of September at Conch Records in Ponsonby, Auckland. Off the back of his first Australasian tour, Terrel Wallace aka Tall Black Guy speaks to Base FM’s Dylan C & Reggie.D about his influences, beat construction,...

SUBMARINER ‘Three Minute Noodle’

Japanese label Wonderful Noise continues it’s strong link to New Zealand music with compilation due out December 2014.  ‘Conglomorates’ will be released as a CD plus 3 very limited vinyl samples, all featuring NZ artists who have an existing relationship with the label. The compilation features Julien Dyne,...

EVENT: Splore 15 (Updated Line Up)

Splore has added to its line up with UK DJ legend Mr Scruff, hip hop supergroup Deltron 3030, renowned party band The Cat Empire and up and coming Los Angeles R&B artist Tinashe. Festival Director John Minty says “This is the first Splore with so many artists presenting...