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Base FM Rooftop Series: Launch Party

THANK YOU to everyone who came to the launch party, it was the first of the rooftop series, so there are many good times and parties ahead of us! Same time, same place: The next Rooftop Party will be on the Sunday 20th November. Lock the date into...

COVER STORY – A vinyl exhibition by Base FM DJs

  “We hold certain pieces of vinyl in higher regard than others. Is it the first record you bought, or is it your favourite LP with the gatefold cover? Which one never leaves your bag? Which one never leaves the house? Which one took the longest to find?...

SEVA HIFI ‘Where Are You Now?’

After a 4 year absence Seva Hifi are back with this track ‘Where Are You Now?’ the opening track and taster for album #2 to be released later in 2016. Track features beatbox from guest Zubbi the Beat Wizard. With a new album of deep Pacific electronic soul...

BIC RUNGA ‘Drive’

In celebration of Bic Runga being added to the NZ Music Hall of Fame this year our LOCAL EYES this week is a throw back to 97′ with Bic’s beautiful tune ‘Drive’. Find out more about Bic Runga: WWW | SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK | TWITTER Local Eyes is a weekly segment on BaseFM...

NORTHERN BASS 16/17

29, 30, 31 December 2016 Worsfold Farm, Mangawhai   “We look forward to welcoming everyone to Worsfolds’ Farm to enjoy their favourite artists, discover new ones and keep building the positive legacy of Northern Bass” Now opening 29th-31st December, Northern Bass is three days and nights of celebration, music and...

EVENT: Redbull Sound Select: GOD EMOJI

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: GOD EMOJI Young Gifted and Broke, Red Bull Sound Select and Silicon fly into the night: SILICON – Bailey Wiley – Team Dynamite – Groeni  Friday 21st October, 10pm – 3am GALATOS 17 Galatos Street, Auckland $3 w/ RSVP $10 door sales RSVP HERE...

MILOUX ‘Pocket’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is courtesy of Miloux with the official video for her track ‘Pocket‘. Hauntingly beautiful jazz/soul vocals combined with diverse and interesting production with an accompanying video of Miloux wandering through caves. Check out Miloux supporting fellow NZ artist Anna Coddington Auckland Release Show  28th October, at The...

KIMBRA ‘Sweet Relief’

Grammy-Award winning pop singer Kimbra releases a brand-new song, entitled ‘Sweet Relief’. This is Kimbra’s first new song since the New Zealand-born singer and songwriter released her second album, The Golden Echo, in 2014, though she released the single ‘Goldmine’ from the album in 2015. She has featured on songs by Mew, Bilal, Electric Wire Hustle, Great Danes, SLOWOLF, Big...

RECLOOSE ‘Mana’s Bounce’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is Recloose with his funky jam ‘Mana’s Bounce‘. The crazy animatic video was created by MoFresh back in 2005. The video also won Best Use of Visual Effects at the Below Ground Music Vid Fest Australia. Be sure to check out Recloose LIVE at the...

SWIDT ‘312’

This weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week is Onehunga locals SWIDT with their recent jam ‘312’named after the City/Onehunga bus route. The video was directed and edited by Jordan Cherrington and the tune produced by SmokeyGotBeatz. SWIDT is made up of New Zealand Hip Hop artists SPYCC, INF, SMOKEYGOTBEATZ, BOOMER, JAMAL & AZA...

10A ‘Saturday Sun Daze’

While we were still experiencing the last of the winter days here in NZ, on the other side of the world the Northern Hemisphere we saying goodbye to summer. To mark the end of another summer season the Darker Than Wax label put together a compilation which features one of NZ’s...

Splore 2017 – Strangely Familiar at the Family Reunion

  Splore Festival 2017 17-19 February Tapapakanga Park, Deerys Road, Orere Point First artist announcement: Sampa The Great – Dub Pistols – Egyptian Lover – Tall Black Guy Productions – Nickodemus – RaggaTwins Crew – Pitch Black – Weird Together – Latinaotearoa – Carnivorous Plant Society – Yoko-Zuna – VILLETTE Frank Booker – Dylan C – Aroha – DJ...

MANUEL DARQUART ‘Next Dance’

This weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week is Manuel Darquart with his feel good number ‘Next Dance‘ released on local outfit A Label Called Success. The video, directed by Fraser Chatham and edited by Jordan Arts (aka. High Hoops) was shot around Auckland’s Parnell Baths. Find out more...

KATCHAFIRE ‘Burn It Down’

  Its been a long time coming for the undisputed kings of New Zealand reggae but Katchafire are back with their latest track ‘Burn It Down‘. The new jam comes hot off their NZ tour of the same name earlier this year. Find out more about Katchafire: katchafire.co.nz | FACEBOOK |...

Talking Points with Max Oldfield

  TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: September 2016 Guest reviewer: Max Oldfield Featured release: HOME BREW ‘Last Week EP’ Link: https://homebrew.bandcamp.com/album/last-week Featured track #1: MONDAY Featured track #2: FRIDAY Featured track #3: SATURDAY Max Oldfield started in radio via...

AARADHNA ‘Brown Girl’

This weeks LOCAL EYES video sends a message thats close to the heart of all of us here at Base FM. Aaradhna’s ‘Brown Girl’ from the album of the same name, addresses her experiences growing up in NZ with mixed parents in Porirua and the casual racism that...