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Talking Points: PACIFIC HEIGHTS ‘The Stillness’ with AROHA

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: January 2017 Guest reviewer: Aroha Featured release: PACIFIC HEIGHTS “The Stillness” Released: 2016 https://wmnz.lnk.to/PacificHeightsTheStillnessPR Featured track #1: DRAINED feat. JEN TURNER Featured track #2: IBANAKA Featured track #3: SO LOVE feat. SHAAN...

KOTARE ‘Osho’

Like so many new tracks, this one arrived via email. We missed it initially as it arrived on the first day back after the holiday break, but when we got around to opening the email it contained a link to soundcloud and this brief message: “I’m a bedroom producer from...

Tunes on the Deck: Sunday Sessions

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House brings you an all new Sunday Session: Tunes on the Deck. The Courtyard, The Portland Public House, 463 New North Road, Kingsland Free Entry From 2pm-8pm Every Sunday throughout Summer, Base FM DJ’s will be supplying the vibes as...

A GIRL NAMED MO ‘Pretty Lights’

Our LOCAL EYES this week is A Girl Named Mo with her jam ‘Pretty Lights’ taken from the ‘Live at Bats (Platonic\Romantic)’ album recorded over six sold out shows at Wellington’s Bats Theatre. Find out more about A Girl Named Mo: FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD | TWITTER Local Eyes is a...

HYAN ‘J For J’

Over the last few years we’ve seen the rise of a new breed of local producers who push a fresh production sound. No longer focusing on the tradition of boom-bap beats as a platform for MCs to rhyme over, what we’re hearing now are different creations altogether: heavy bass combined with intricate...

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...