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@PEACE ‘Flowers’

@peace: Lui Tuiasau | Tom Scott | Christoph El Truento | Dandruff Dicky | Brandon Haru @peace are working on a conceptual album about space, finality, quantum theory and other things that you probably can’t dance to. Their preview to this album is a 10 track conceptual EP about...

Christoph El' Truento: What We Used To Know (Album)

Auckland & NZ in general has some seriously talented beatmakers out there, and Base FM has witnessed some amazing growth within the scene over the last 18 months or so. With new producers entering the arena all the time, the standard of production is at an all-time high....

Waitangi Day Celebrations 2013

There are some great things happening all over Auckland this Waitangi Day. Most events are free and the weather is going to be fantastic so get out and get amongst it! Music In Parks Sola Rosa| Tahuna Breaks | Lips : Henderson Park. 2pm – 6pm   Back-A-Yard...

DarkLight 2 – Outdoor Projected Art Installation

    DarkLight 2 is the creation of series of temporary artistic installations on the flash new white buildings on Mackelvie St, just off Ponsonby Rd during the lead up the Auckland Pride Parade. The installation, created by a mix of local established and emerging artists, will run...

GALLERY : Raggamuffin 2013

  A big Base crew headed down to Rotorua over the weekend to see Toots and the Maytals, Lauryn Hill and Gappy Ranks as well as supporting members of the Base whanau like King Kapisi. Check out the photos below thanks to Reggie D and stay posted for...

THE MIDNIGHT TRIPS ‘Life Is’

Renaissance Music dropped this  EP at the beginning of January, and there is a lot of diversity between the 3 tracks. Beats / HipHop / Neo Soul / Reggae vibes throughout, with the stand out being the gospel-tinged “Life Is”. The Midnight Trips is an outfit consisting of...

WOMAD Week on Base FM

WOMAD Giveaways on Base FM all this week(Monday 4th – Friday 8th) 10 x prizepacks which include: 1 x Ticket (3 day pass) + Camping Pass (3 nights) + WOMAD compilation CD Text FULL NAME & WOMAD to 379 to go into the draw. 1 winner will be...

Laneway Festival Review

I woke up on Auckland Anniversary Day, public holiday Monday morning, with that familiar January music festival feeling. But for the first time since I was 12, it wasn’t the expectation of attending a Big Day Out.  Little did I know that morning, that I was about to...

GALLERY : Bella Kalolo at Leigh Sawmill

  Another fantastic night was had up at the Leigh Sawmill last Saturday (26/01/13). Base FM’s very own Jazz and Wellington’s Ayesha both DJ’d in support of the outrageously talented Bella Kalolo. Bella brought the whole band up from Wellington and a whole lot of her soulful swagger....

Special Double Feature for final Silo Cinema TONIGHT

Silo Cinemas Double Feature – Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory | The Goonies Friday 12th April | 6:30pm | Silo Park To celebrate the very last cinema night of a highly successful season of Silo Cinema, while also bidding a bitter sweet farewell to Summer, the good...

Shotover Sunshine Festival: February 9th, Queenstown

On Saturday February 9th The Wakatipu Basin will once again resonate with the superlative sounds of top-shelf Aotearoan music for the 2nd biennial Shotover Sunshine Festival (SSF). Event organisers are hard at work engineering a vibe like no other, bringing together an awe-inspiring line up to a majestic location...

BENNY TONES ‘Aero:soul (James Skylab refix)’

It’s been a full cycle around the sun since Benny Tones’ album, ‘Chrysalis’ was released internationally on BBE Records and since then, Benny has made a few orbits around the globe of his own. Benny’s intrepid musical adventures have seen him perform and engineer for New Zealand’s Electric Wire Hustle in such...

VIDEO: Action Bronson Auckland Show

  This great little clip from Action Bronson’s Galatos gig appeared online a couple of days ago and we couldn’t resist sharing it with you. The grizzly bear of an M.C swings girls from his shoulders, throws an over sized rib-eye steak off the stage and rolls down into...

GALLERY: Base FM Party at Sandbar on Waiheke

  For our second party of the year we headed over to the beautiful Waiheke Island with a crew of Base FM DJs and a massive posse of Base heads. For one night we took over Sandbar, a fantastic venue with the best view in Auckland. Frybread Radio...

World Hip Hop Women: From The Sound Up (Mix)

Hip Hop is a global phenomenon, and its feminine voice is exposing new frontiers of creativity. Rooted in the five elements, Hip Hop has grown to nurture socio-spiritual growth and community development worldwide. As further evidence of this, World Hip Hop Market, Nomadic Wax, and Detroit’s DJ LaJedi...

GALLERY: BaseFM's first gig of 2013

Base FM’s first proper party of the year was held on Saturday 5th January at The Leigh Sawmill with very special guests Funkommunity (live). With many people still enjoying their holidays in this beautiful part of the country, there was an amazing turn out for this night. Funkommunity...

Auckland Council – Music In Parks – 2013

  It wouldn’t be an Auckland summer without being able to enjoy some free live music on a sunny patch of grass right in the middle of the city. Auckland Council’s Music In Parks is back for Summer 2013 with a great line up of free outdoor concerts...

VIDEO: Cornerstone Roots "Take Me"

Once again, Cornerstone Roots have put out something full of good summer vibes right on time.  The perfectly laid back Take Me is the second single off their forthcoming album Rock My Soul.  Watch it, share it, add it to your summer soundtrack.