DUSTY MELODY ‘Coffee Talk’

The Grow Room is proud to present our third LP release, courtesy of long-time resident and traditionalist hip-hop production proponent Dusty Melody. Through this album Dusty Melody manages to transfer his experiences of urban-city struggle through to his most fluid means of expression and mood-telling in the form...

Talking Points: RAIZA BIZA ‘Day & Night’ with EDGAR

     TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: December 2016 Guest reviewer: Edgar Mahon (Eddie Numbers / 9-5ers) Featured release: RAIZA BIZA ‘Day & Night EP‘ Released: 2016 https://raizabiza.bandcamp.com/album/… Featured track #1: WASSUP Featured track #2: STRONG...

Portland Live Sessions: NOAH SLEE

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. For the second edition of the Portland Live Sessions we have Noah Slee the West Auckland born and raised musician Noah Slee (with Berlin based producer Ben Esser on keys). The multifaceted artist talks about...

BAILEY WILEY x MILOUX ‘Never Ever’

Stand back dudes, the ladies have got this. ‘Never Ever’ is the first collaboration between Bailey Wiley & Miloux, who met when they were both cast members of the Fly My Pretties String Theory tour. Harking back to an era of smooth RNB, ‘Never Ever’ finds Miloux handle both vocals and production...

HOUSE OF SHEM ‘Anything You Ask For’

House Of Shem, known for their distinctive reggae sound and harmonies, are proud to release their latest new single Anything You Ask For. The Perkins’ family band consisting of brothers Te Omeka and Isaiah and their father Carl, formerly of the beloved Kiwi icons HERBS, formed House Of Shem...

DAVID DALLAS ‘Fit In’

One of the country’s biggest Hip-Hop innovators, David Dallas, has released the brand new single ‘Fit In’. This is the first official single from his new studio album due out late April. Production for the new single is at the hands of Melbourne-based Styalz Fuego and Nic M,...

Portland Live Sessions: LOUIS BAKER

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. Kicking off the Portland Live Sessions we have Louis Baker, a talented soulful singer and songwriter from Wellington. Louis shares with us this exclusive acoustic live version of his new single ‘Gave It All Away’....

PITCH BLACK ‘It’s The Future Knocking’

The release of the fourth single “It’s The Future Knocking” from Pitch Black’s latest album Filtered Senses comes just before they play their final shows in New Zealand. After a slew of summer festivals that saw the electronic duo return home to tour their 5th studio album Filtered Senses,...

Talking Points: SILICON ‘Personal Computer’ with PARKS

   TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: February 2017 Guest reviewer: Parks (Ladi 6) Featured release: SILICON ‘Personal Computer’ Released: 2015 http://godemoji.com/ Featured track #1: CELLPHONE Featured track #2: I CAN SEE PARADISE Featured track #3: DOPE SILICON...

YAYNÉ ‘IDFWU (feat. MELODOWNZ)’

A Neo-Soul singer, Yayné has the ability to blend classic smooth vocal styles with future flows and scats, using clever lyrics to keep the listener connected to what matters the most; the music. Her debut EP ‘Simple Pleasure’ plays on the two sides of pleasure; that which we...

Talking Points: YOKO-ZUNA ‘Luminols’ with LAUGHTON KORA

      TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: January 2017 Guest reviewer: Laughton Kora Featured release: YOKO-ZUNA “Luminols” Released: 2016 https://yoko-zuna.bandcamp.com/album/… Featured track #1: ORCHARD ST feat. Tom Scott Featured track #2: YES feat. Heavy &...

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...

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...