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JessB ‘Mood’

After a huge 18 months with JessB performing to massive crowds at almost every major New Zealand festival and recently played shows alongside the likes of Stormzy and Melbourne soul artist Kaiit in the UK. Auckland’s JessB has returned with a brand new track, ‘Mood‘, the second taste from her upcoming EP set for release later this...

VOX DAWN ‘It Is Well’

This week’s Local Eyes video of the week is from Hamilton-based singer/songwriter Vox Dawn. ‘It Is Well’ is the first single from the debut Ep ‘Sacred Spaces’ out now. Here’s what Vox Dawn has to say about it: “With much patience this album grew from a place that was...

TROY KINGI & THE UPPERCLASS ‘Babylon Grows’

This week’s Local Eye’s video of the week is the debut single from the third instalment of Troy Kingi’s aspirational 10|10|10 Series (ten albums in ten genres in ten years). ‘Holy Colony Burning Acres’ delves into the dark corners of worldly Indigenous politics, namely colonisation and its (c)rippling...

KAKAPO ‘Letting Go Of You’ Feat. Katie Benge

This week’s Local Eyes video of the week is Kakapo ‘Letting Go Of You’, a fresh fusion of deep pop production and experimental sound design sprinkled with the light and airy vocals of Katie Benge. A catchy and powerful chorus empowering the listener. Produced by Kakapo Vocals by...

VAYNE ‘waitwait!’

This week’s Local Eyes Video is ‘waitwait’ from Vayne. This debut music video from the Hamilton/Auckland rapper is directed by Connor Pritchard. This dream-like colourful trip in Vayne’s universe is Produced by Saya. She began collaborating with local artists and producers – creating the likes of waitwait! and the raw, self-produced YUCK – uploading...

TREE ‘Me and You’ ft. Swiss

Pacific Music Award Nominee Tree (Vaifale-Manu) teams up with her hubby Swiss for her latest single ‘Me & You’. Director: Mohamad Mustapha of QUESTion Producer: Liz Laupepa Production Company: Sisters Inc Styling: Sammy Salsa Hair & Makeup: Pele Prescott & Liz Laupepa   Find out more about TREE: TWITTER |...

WIN an epic Island Escape to Samoa for two!

This month go in the draw to win our biggest giveaway, an Island Escape to Samoa for two! This pack is worth over $10k, so don’t sleep, get in there now and take away this EPIC holiday trip for two!! This epic prize pack for two includes: >...

Island Base FM announces R&B soul group ‘DTP’ live in Samoa

Our sister station Island Base 87.5FM Samoa in association with the Australian High Commission are proud to present: Downtoplease – DTP LIVE in beautiful Samoa for the very first time! Friday the 28th of June at the breathtaking Taumeasina Island Resort, DTP will be joined on the night...

RAZÉ ‘Another Lover’ ft POETIK

Pacific Music Awards nominees Razé and Poetik have joined forces for ‘Another Lover’ our Local Eyes video of the week. Another Lover was recorded at No Filter studios home of the well-known band Sons of Zion smash hit records. With RAZÉs unique RnB/Soul sound fused with POETIKs fresh...

BAILEY WILEY ‘Zaddy’

This week’s local Eyes is Bailey Wiley ‘Zaddy’, the flirtatious second offering from her forthcoming self-titled EP, out this week on A Label Called Success. ‘Zaddy’ is another reflection of Bailey’s experiences in love and life, accompanied a striking video that combines illustration and animation. The track details the...

bKIDD ‘Milky’

This weeks Local Eye’s is from Auckland MC, bKIDD who’s been making some steady moves again this year. The track ‘Milky‘ is off his forthcoming EP titled ‘The Milkman‘ which is set for release this month on the 24th. If you’re wondering why there is a milk theme...

NZ Music Month 2019 ‘Discover Live.’

The theme for NZ Music Month this year is ‘DISCOVER LIVE.’   Aotearoa has an abundance of world-class talent that you can see on stages across the country., community centres and RSAs, theatres and school halls, and so many other venues, there is no shortage of live music happening...

The Kick On with Mates & Crates at Cassette Nine

Saturday 11th May, the Mates & Crates crew are hosting another pop-up and their first co-lab night at the iconic Cassette Nine in Auckland. Join us for a night of heavy dance floor hitters across 2 zones. The main room will be showcasing a broad spectrum of Drum...

LA COCO ‘Back When’

This week’s Local Eyes is La Coco “Back When” taken from her upcoming EP “Out Of Time”. Nominated at this year’s Pacific Music Awards in the Best Pacific Soul/R&B Artist category La Coco bring us a visually trippy video about love.   Follow La Coco: FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD| SPOTIFY | YOUTUBE...

Base FM HQ Live #12 | Dharmarat

Dharmarat dropped into the Base HQ on the day of the release of his latest single “Drink, Drank, Drunk” to perform it live and chat about his forthcoming album. Follow Dharmarat: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify | iTunes | Bandcamp

SNARE ‘Leasing Lingos’ ft. Hamokane, Kas tha Feelstyle & G-Fes

This week’s Local Eyes is from New Zealand born Sāmoan rapper, musician and songwriter ‘SNARE’. “Leasing Lingos”(feat. Hamokane, Tha Feelstyle & G-Fes) is taken from his debut EP ‘SĒKI‘. Snare and producer Anonymouz met through Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s international award winning programme “APO Remix” in 2015, where SNARE was a participant and Faiumu...

TALKING POINTS ‘Katchafire – Revival’ with H from Dillastrate

  TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: January 2019 Guest reviewer: H (Dillastrate) Featured release: Katchafire – Revival Released: 2003 https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/revival/650640171 Featured track #1: Redemption Song Featured track #2: Bounce Featured track #3: Who You With...

LOUIS BAKER ‘The People’

This week’s Local Eyes video is from Wellington’s very own soulful singer/songwriter Louis Baker. Louis Baker has written a hearty anthem ‘The People‘ which was released alongside a video directed by a long-time friend, Shae Sterling in a heartfelt shout out to Wellington as a special and diverse city. Here is...