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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...

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PHARAOH SWAMI ‘Yene Nefsie (Juice Edit)’

Local Eyes this week is an edit and rendition of the YCee and Maleek Berry 2017 hit ‘Juice’, by Ethiopian born/Auckland based artist Pharaoh Swami titled ‘Yene Nefsie’. Drawing inspiration from the original African artists, Pharoah has created his version of the track which is about celebrating love and happiness....

LOU’ANA ‘Eye To Eye’

This week’s Local eye’s video is from former Hipstamatics vocalist Lou’ana who is stepping out on her own with debut single Eye To Eye. Not only has Lou’ana got a new single for us to hear, but there is a striking new video to go with it and tour dates! Here’s the record company blurb with more...

LEISURE ‘The Hype (Visualiser)’

This week’s Local Eyes is from LEISURE, directed by Jordan Arts of The LEISURE Collective. The video stars a man practising Tai Chi while the world accelerates around him. “This song is a reminder to not get sucked into the vortex of bullshit and false motives. Inhale, exhale and...

TALKING POINTS: CHE FU ‘2b S.PACIFIC’ with POETIK

TALKING POINTS on BASE FM hosted by MAX OLDFIELD Thanks to NZ On Air Music March 2019 Guest reviewer: Poetik Featured release: Che Fu – 2b S.Pacific Released: 1998 Featured track #1: Waka Featured track #2: Scene III Featured track #3: Without a Doubt Poetik is an Auckland...

CHAII ‘Digebasse (Enough)’

This week’s Local Eyes is another visually stunning video from NZ-raised Persian rapper CHAII.  Self-produced and rapped in both English and Farsi she is rapidly gathering herself a strong following. ‘Digebasse (Enough)’ was filmed against the visually spectacular backdrop of Oman and is a statement is a statement of self-empowerment...

SORRENTO x Noah Slee

This week’s Local Eyes is a visually stunning video created by Vince Fraser for SORRENTO & Noah Slee’s ‘Parrallel Love’. This single from bass-player turned solo musician Sorrento, aka Marika Hodgson features Berlin-based Kiwi neo-soul singer Noah Slee. Hodgson has been part of NZ’s music scene for a number of years, playing...

IT’S WOMAD WEEK! 15-17 March 2019

IT’S WOMAD WEEK… HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW! GOING… GOING… It’s looking like another busy year, but don’t worry, the maximum capacity for WOMAD New Zealand is kept purposely comfortable so you’ll never feel like you’re in a mosh pit. There are limited Saturday and three-day festival...

MANALION ‘Floating 2’s’

This week’s Local eyes is from Australian-based, kiwi brothers (most likely from different mothers) who met by a bin fire floating wayward on a raft between the North and South Islands of Aotearoa, or so the story goes. This roots & dubtronic duo, ManaLion’s latest music video for...

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LOREN SILA ‘Fight for me’

This weeks Local Eyes is a powerful song with powerful visuals to match by Christchurch Singer, Dancer and Choreographer Loren Sila. The video from beginning to end will give you chills as Loren takes you on a journey of self empowerment by overcoming her inner demons played out by...

Avantdale Bowling Club ‘Home’

For this week’s Local Eyes video, we have picked something a little different. Avantdale Bowling Club ‘Home’ video is a short documentary that deconstructs the concept of home. Produced by Tom Scott & Hearken Films cinematography by Benjamin Bryan edited by Caitlin Bryan titles by Elliot Walsh Thanks to the Wetnhiak family, Yarra...

BREAKING ARTISTS & BASE HEAVY (February 2019)

Introducing two new monthly features to Base FM, Breaking Artists and Base Heavy! Breaking Artists is a new monthly feature showcasing three local artists we think you should know. This month’s picks: Shiraz & LSJ ‘Club SportZ’| Leonard Charles ‘Nine Lives | Nadis ‘WAVEY’   Base Heavy is a is...

CHURCH & AP ‘Ready Or Not’

Auckland rap duo Church & AP continues their 2018 winning streak with the release of the ‘Ready or Not’ official video, which is our local Eyes Video of the week. With a sound not often found in these shores, the track showcases Church’s ability to use his voice across...

imugi 이무기 ‘Greensmoke’

This week’s Local Eyes video is ‘Greensmoke’ from Imugi 이무기 which is released via A Label Called Success. The latest release from Yery Cho and Carl Ruwhiu aka Auckland singer/producer duo Imugi 이무 is a hazy hotbox, arriving just over a year after the indie-electronic duo’s debut project Vacasian EP. Beneath...

EVENT: Splore – Sold Out!

General release Splore 2019 tickets have SOLD OUT! If you missed out on a ticket sign up to a waiting list here. No promises but Splore are anticipating a small number of cancellations at the end of January when Lay By’s expire and you will get first dibs. You can...