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Featured Base DJ – Dylan C

The profile page for this week’s Featured DJ tells you a lot about his background, what kind of music he plays and the three different shows he hosts but what none of that says is that Dylan C is one of the hardest working DJs here at the...

VIDEO: @peace "Home"

@peace – ‘HOME’ | @homebrewcrew @Lui_T_NewtonProduced by – Miso Shiru @loganduffKeys by – B Haru @bharumusicThank you to Nz On Air for their generosity and patience Overseen and edited by Hone St John @meansxnomeans2nd unit Camera by: Blake Dunlop @emulsionburns @peace ‘HOME’ from @ Peace on Vimeo.

Blackjob ft Suz: Queen In My Empire

ORIGINAL CULTURES is a non-profit record label & cultural and arts organisation based in Bologna, Italy and London, UK. We do unique cultural events and artistic exchange, release records and generally try to give artists and the public a chance to do and see things they never have...

FAT FREDDYS DROP ‘Silver & Gold’

Taking a step closer to touchdown, ‘Silver And Gold‘ is the first single from Fat Freddys Drop forthcoming studio album ‘Blackbird’ dropping early 2013. ‘Silver And Gold’ neatly summarises what to expect from album number 3 titled ‘Blackbird’ – a typically all-encompassing mix of blues, dub and dance...

Featured Base DJ – Konjah

This week’s Featured Base DJ is Konjah, aka Emmett Bower, of Tuesday’s late night Roots & Future show. Konjah is part of the huge line up of Base FM DJs at the inaugural (and infamous) Base FM Xmas Party this weekend. He’s also got a new release out...

Scrimshire: Forgotten Songs – A Free EP

Scrimshire is a Singer/Songwriter, Producer, DJ and one of them men behind the label Wah Wah 45s. Written and recorded between 2009 and October 2011 this is a collection of songs that came together on the way to finishing Scrimshire’s “The Hollow” LP. Some formed the basis for better...

Featured Base DJ – AD.1

Our Featured Base FM DJ this week has DJ’d all over town, at almost every community radio station in the city but Base FM is his real home. We’ve recently poached AD.1, aka Morgan Hammond back after a brief sojourn and you can now catch him here every Monday...

Featured Base DJ – Nick FitzHerbert

This week’s Featured Base FM DJ is a bit of a dark horse but he has in fact been here at the station since the very beginning. Nick FitzHerbert has been holding down The Basement with Nabeel Zuberi for about 8 years now. The show started off it’s...

Label Love Vol 5: The Jazz Edition (Compilation)

Label Love is an eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe – each track plucked and presented by Jazz heads from Tru Thoughts Recordings, Impossible Ark Records, Gondwana Records, Jazzman Records, Edition Records, Katalyst Entertainment, Revive Music...

Hiatus Kaiyote: Tawk Takeout (Remix album)

Hiatus Kaiyote are future soul. Based in Melbourne, the four-piece fuses neo-soul, hip-hop and electronic beats along with flavours of Latin, jazz and opera, all presented with a cinematic sheen. Equal parts The Roots and Little Dragon yet so much more, Hiatus Kaiyote seamlessly blend their influences (too many to list here) and...

Breakage: The Promise EP

Breakage follows his critically acclaimed album ‘Foundation’ & crossover hit ‘Fighting Fire’ with his latest offering ‘The Promise EP’. Progressive in nature, with a nod to both the Balearic Island & the basements of inner-city London, this four-tracker is a taster of what is to come as Boyle...

Jstar: Northern Bass 2012 (mix)

Jstar returns for another NZ summer and will be playing a number of shows & festivals while he’s here. After the big roots & reggae show coming up in Auckland (21st December 2012) here’s a taster of what’s to come from Jstar at Northern Bass. On 30th December he will...

Harbour City Electric: Without A Sound (Album)

Recorded between February-July 2010, the debut album from Harbour City Electric “Without A Sound” is finally released on !2th September 2012. Dropping a track a week since the beginning of August, the Base FM tune of the week “Seek & Destroy” is a soulful gem with a heavy...

David Dallas: Buffalo Man (EP)

David Dallas is back with a new 6-track EP inspired by, sampled and interpolated from the catalogue of Jamiroquai, and it’s available for free download now. The Buffalo Man EP is the culmination of an idea David Dallas started floating around three years ago. With Jamiroquai both an influential artist for...

The Nextmen vs Joe Dukie: Blow Wind Blow (EP)

Acclaimed genre-popping producers Brad Baloo & Dom Search from The Nextmen joined forces with arguably one of the world’s best Soul vocalists, Fat Freddy’s Drop frontman Dallas Tamaira – AKA Joe Dukie – in the Summer of 2003 to flesh out & record an idea hatched by Christopher...

48 Hours with The Side Steps Quintet (EP)

“48 Hours with The Side Steps Quintet” is a 6 track EP featuring production duo Si Res & Dandruff Dicky, alongside Hone Be Good, Tonga Vaea & Tyra Hammond. Recorded, mixed, mastered & released in just 5 day. Grab it while it’s hot! Released 12 October 2012 Dandruff Dicky: Sax, Production Si...

Raiza Biza: Dream Something (Album)

Hamilton-based emcee Raiza Biza drops his debut full length album, featuring dope production from some of NZs finest beatmakers including Crime Heat, S.F.T., SoulChef, Si-Res and Jay Knight. Dream Something also features special guests Esther Stephens, Amanda Djo, Genocide & Kitty Kutz. A limited edition physical CD is...

Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde (Album)

Join Gummy Soul’s Amerigo Gazaway as he embarks on a 55 minute “Quest to The Pharcyde”. Utilizing the original Jazz, Soul and Funk recordings sampled throughout A Tribe Called Quest’s extensive catalogue, Gazaway recreates classic productions – pairing his reinterpreted instrumentals with select vocals from West Coast “golden...