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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...

ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE ‘Go Slow’

Electric Wire Hustle have just released ‘Go Slow‘, a taste of upcoming album The 11th Sky. A track which walks into the genre-fog amongst drum machines, synthesizers and Mara TK‘s distinctive voice, the track sets the scene for the sound of The 11th Sky – surreal storytelling and a David...

ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE ‘Perception’

Taking it back to 2009, this weeks LOCAL EYES video is Electric Wire Hustle with their first ever video, ‘Perception‘. The tune was originally released on EWH’s first self titled release by BBE (Barely Breaking Even) Records. Also be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for Electric...

SOLA ROSA ft. KEVIN MARK TRAIL ‘So Fly’

With seven full-length Sola Rosa albums, three EPs, a handful of hits, countless collaborations and numerous world tours, it’s been a near 20-year labour of love for the man behind the music, Andrew Spraggon. And although it’s punctuated with twists and turns in the form of constant change...

EVENT: Red Bull Sound Select: Stones Throw 20th Anniversary

Red Bull Sound Select Presents the Stones Throw 20th Anniversary Show Young, Gifted & Broke, Madcap, HIT + RUN, and A Label Called Success, curate wildcard artist show for stacked local line-Up: Peanut Butter Wolf – J Rocc – MNDSGN – Egyptian Lover – Jonti High Hoops – Eno...

EVENT: Super Soul Revue @ The Powerstation

AARADHNA, TYRA HAMMOND & THE TORNADOES, ESTÈRE + THE HIPSTAMATICS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd The Powerstation TICKETS For one night only this September get up with the get down at The Powerstation for the inaugural Super Soul Revue featuring an all stellar local line up… CURATED BY THE QUEEN...

K+LAB ‘Pull Up’ ft. MELODOWNZ & MUSTAFA AKBAR

Hot off the press, this week LOCAL EYES video is K+LAB with ‘Pull Up’ also featuring the vocal stylings of MeloDownz as well as Mustafa Akbar direct from Washington DC. The track is also first single off his forthcoming album ‘The Worldly’s’ to be released early September on Gramatik’s Lowtemp recordings. Find...

Talking Points with King Kapisi

  TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: August 2016 Guest reviewer: King Kapisi  Featured release: HOLLIE SMITH & MARA TK ‘Band Of Brothers Vol 1” Link: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/ban… Featured track #1: AUTUMN RAIN Featured track #2: LIVES FOR LIVING...

SHIRAZ & LSJ ‘Sumtymes’

Brandon ‘Brandn Shiraz‘ Rangi-Dixon  & Angelo ‘Lightskin John‘ Tuteao present JIVEDAYS, an amalgamation of music that aims to capture the joys of their present experience, minding  a distant future when it will all be a pleasant memory. The Auckland-based duo have emerged from The Grow Room camp and have...

TALI ‘Berlin’

Returning home from a brief hiatus abroad Tali aka. The first lady of D’n’B is back with her new single and this weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week ‘Berlin’. Far from the big budget productions we’ve all become accustomed to, this video was shot and edited on a...

TASTE NASA ‘Do What You Feel’

Taste Nasa is the artist name for Pirongia born, Los Angeles based, multi-instrumentalist & vocalist Leroy Clampitt. ‘Do What You Feel’ is the first release from Taste Nasa since the ‘Time Goes By EP’ 2015. Somewhere in between writing/producing songs for Justin Beiber and Akon, this song slipped...

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA ‘First World Problem’

“I think ‘First World Problem’ is about modern love in a crumbling empire,” says Ruban Nielson aka. Unknown Mortal Orchestra about the tune behind this weeks LOCAL EYES video. The video described as a dance through the desert for the psychedelic rockers, was the brain child of directors James Lees and...