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SPLORE – Fat Freddy’s Drop & more added

 Splore Festival 2017 17-19 February Tapapakanga Park, Deerys Road, Orere Point Grab your tickets here: http://www.splore.net Fat Freddy’s Drop makes a welcome return to Splore. Playing on the beach at Tapapakanga Park will be a magical experience for those who attend Splore 2017. They performed one of their earliest festival...

Northern Bass in Pictures #1

What an awesome festival Northern Bass was! Jamie Lees Photography has captured perfectly how the atmosphere and music filled our last days of 2016 to bring in the new year with a bang.  

EVENT: Base FM Presents ‘Hip-Hop Holiday’ (21st Jan)

Base FM Presents ‘Hip-Hop Holiday‘ featuring: Speakeasy Sideshow (Kolab) – Bella Shanti – Hghrslf Project  Mikey Rockwell (Jb and the Mic Smith) – Illa – Bad Crop – Bobandii Laura Lush – Tido Saturday 21st January 2017 9.30pm-Late $10 on the door Leigh Sawmill Cafe, 142 Pakiri Road,...

HIGH HØØPS ‘Burn It Up’

HIGH HØØPS is the solo project from Auckland based creative, Jordan Arts. He is one fifth of LEISURE as well as a a visual director. These songs come late in the night, it’s not unusual for a HØØPS session to go until sunrise. “I’ve been basically locking myself...

Turn It Up! 2016 Recap

Turn It Up featured what we consider to be some of the best local songs of 2016. We’ve pulled together a soundcloud playlist of most of these songs for your listening pleasure. So much local talent on display right here! Familiarise yourself with the new New Zealand sound. – Turn...

Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘FISH IN THE SEA’

Fresh off the win of the International Achievement award at this years vodafone music awards, this weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week is Fat Freddy’s Drop with their animated tale ‘Fish in the Sea’. The video features animation by local artist Daniel Tippett and was directed by Taungaroa Emile...

VILLETTE ‘Beige’

The following words by Dan Pardalis for Complex Having opened up for AlunaGeorge, receiving co-signs from Sango and Joe Kay, and getting play on BBC 1, Valve Sounds’ VILLETTE is one artist to keep a close eye on in 2017 – but it all starts right here with her latest...

EVENT: Sun Sets Waiheke (7th Jan)

25 Artists bringing you over 12 Hours of Music: The Peacekeepers (DJ Sambora & MC P Digsss) Sorceress  Sunshine SoundSystem (DJ Downtown Brown & MC PDigsss) Latinaotearoa The Waiheke International Soul Orchestra Optimus Gryme & Third Law Gull & Rhyas Bobby Brazuka – Isaac Aesili Hosted by PDigsss From...

Base FM Rooftop Series: Base Xmas Party with The Turnaround

Join us for the last rooftop party of the year on the Rydges Rooftop Terrace, bring your mates, we’ll supply the vibes. Celebrate Christmas in true Base FM style with the Turnaround DJ’s! Base FM Rooftop Series Base Xmas Party featuring: THE TURNAROUND DJ’s: MANUEL BUNDY, CIAN  & SUBMARINER...

YOKO-ZUNA ‘January Sun’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video, ‘January Sun’ by Auckland based Yoko-Zuna, pays homage to the “VCR taped retro nostalgia” of the 80’s. The clip is the video is a A March Man Production and was both directed and edited by the bands drummer Swap Gomez. It’s also the sequel to...

NOAH SLEE ‘DGAF (feat. Shiloh Dynasty)’

‘DGAF’ is the first single from Noah Slee‘s forthcoming “Otherland Mixtape”. Check the following review of ‘DGAF’ by Aiden Benavides for www.purplesneakers.com.au Noah Slee is a talented New Zealander who is currently Berlin based. The RnB singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist has been bumping around for a while now,...

Yoko-Zuna, Bailey Wiley & Third3ye Summer Shows

Two intimate shows from three of New Zealand’s best, Yoko-Zuna, Bailey Wiley & Third3ye playing two intimate live show at Lukes kitchen in the Coromandel and the mighty Leigh Sawmill Cafe. Rogue Society & Loop Present: Yoko-Zuna, Bailey Wiley & Third3ye. WEDNESDAY 4th JANUARY, 2017 Luke’s kitchen, Kuaotunu, Coromandel FRIDAY 6th JANUARY, 2017 Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh...

EVENT: NYE at Portland Public House (31st Dec)

2016 couldn’t have been shitter if it tried. Harambe was shot, we lost Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Sharon Jones (and so many more, but let’s not get too depressed), Adventure Time began it’s last season, Donald Trump won an actual political election, conversations with friends became harder...

Base FM Rooftop Series: Electric Soul (11th Dec)

Soulful Sunday Sessions with a refreshing cocktail in hand, sunnies on, overlooking the Waitemata Harbour. Join us again as we party above our beautiful Auckland City, with electronic beats from live musicians and Base DJ’s, rounding off your weekend nicely. Base FM Rooftop Series ‘Electric Soul’ featuring: TALI...

BADCROP ‘Human Being’

“Badcrop is the dying pot plant next to the tv in your living room. Badcrop is the nasty fungus forming on the tinea infested toes of Auckland City.” This weeks LOCAL EYES is Badcrop with their latest video offering ‘Human Being’. The tune was produced by Dusty Melody & Golden...

ESTÈRE ‘Ambition’

After spending 5 months touring Africa, Australia, France and the UK, Estère has returned to Aotearoa with her newest single ‘Ambition’, the first from her forthcoming album. Listen to ‘Ambition’ and become acquainted with U.S. Presidential hijacker and Bordello resident, Magdelaine Lavirgin – who wanted to be the United States President. Magdelaine...

Talking Points: P-MONEY ‘Big Things’ by MELODOWNZ

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: November 2016 Guest reviewer: MELODOWNZ (Third3ye) Featured release: P-MONEY ‘Big Things’ Released: 2002 Via Dirty Records: https://p-money.bandcamp.com/album/bi… Featured track #1: SCRIBE 2001 feat. Scribe Featured track #2: BIG THINGS feat. Mareko, Patriarch,...

Base FM Rooftop Series: Back to Basics (Dec 4th)

Base FM has put on parties in bars, in clubs, in parks, and even on a boat… This summer we’ll be doing something different and throwing parties on a rooftop in downtown Auckland, Sunday Sessions style. Base FM brings you the fourth episode of our Rooftop Series: Back to Basics,...

BAILEY WILEY ‘Dos Fuegos Remix’ ft. ENO x DIRTY

This weeks LOCAL EYES is Bailey Wiley with her jam ‘Dos Fuegos Remix’ also featuring Eno x Dirty. The video was directed by Jasper Jay in collaboration with the lady herself  and the track features on Bailey’s S.O.M.M EP released earlier this year. Find out more about Bailey Wiley: FACEBOOK...