BEKAH ‘Wanna Play’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is Auckland based Soulstress, Bekah with her jam, ‘Wanna Play’. The Soul-Pop style and catchy hook “I just wanna play, wanna play all day” are complimented by her cheeky vocal lines and a colourful visual display. The three different versions of Bekah that are presented...

MELODOWNZ ‘Regillah Mess’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is Melodownz with his jam ‘Regillah Mess‘ left over from his forthcoming solo EP to be released later this year. Find out more about Melodownz: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP Local Eyes is a weekly segment on BaseFM focusing on New Zealand Music videos....

HOPETOUN BROWN ‘Burning Fuse’

In anticipation of this weekend’s Sundaise Festival, This week’s LOCAL EYES is Hopetoun Brown with their jam ‘Burning Fuse‘ from the album of the same name. The Duo will be performing LIVE from 3pm Sunday on the Sundaise Mainstage. Find out more about Hopetoun Brown: SPOTIFY | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE Local...

PACIFIC HEIGHTS ‘Realms’ ft. Deanne Krieg

This weeks LOCAL EYES video is Pacific Heights with his track ‘Realms’ also featuring Deanne Krieg on vocals. The track comes from his release ‘The Stillness’ which featured multiple musical collaborations and won best electronic album at the New Zealand Music Awards. Find out more about Pacific Heights: www | soundcloud...

CORNERSTONE ROOTS “Home”

Our LOCAL EYES Video this week is a throwback with NZ roots/reggae legends, Cornerstone Roots and their jam ‘Home’ which appeared on 2007’s Free Yourself LP. Find out more about Cornerstone Roots: WWW | FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP Local Eyes is a weekly segment on BaseFM focusing...

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...

MYELE MANZANAZA ‘City Of Atlantis’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is Myele Manzanza with his jam ‘City Of Atlantis‘ Live which features on his new album ‘OnePointOne‘ released last Friday. The track also features an epic line up of additional artists including Charlie K & Nia Andrews on vocals, Mark de Clive-Lowe on the keys, Ben Shepherd on bass as...

Talking Points with Che Fu

  TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: September 2016 Guest reviewer: CHE FU Featured release: RED EYE SOCIETY (R.E.S) “Absolute Epoch” Released: May 01, 2010 Via Breakin Wreckwordz Ltd Link: https://beedub.bandcamp.com/album/absolute-epoch Featured track #1: BACK IN THE DAY Featured track #2: HUSH...

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...

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...

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...