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TALI ‘Eye On You’

This week’s Local Eyes is from New Zealand’s First Lady of Drum n Bass Tali. Taken from her first DnB album in over seven years ‘Eye On You’ is the lead track from ‘Love & Migration’ out on October 26th. After leaving NZ in 2001 for the UK, Tali signed to Full Cycle Records...

JANE DEEZY ‘Divine Plateau’

‘Divine Plateau’ is the triumphant return of Hamilton based artist JANE DEEZY.  It has been quite some time since we’ve seen fans with the loyalty of Deezy’s and they will be nothing short of stoked with her latest release.  Produced by Sultry Sol, the track has a serious...

Ponsonby Kung Fu school

Where: Richmond Road school hall, 113 Richmond Rd When: Mondays and Thursdays Kung Fu – 6:30-8:00 Tai Chi – 8:00-9:00 A branch of Chan’s Martial Arts School has opened in Ponsonby, Auckland. Shao Chi Chuan Kung Fu was founded by Grandmaster Seng Chee Chan in 1975. The system and school has since grown...

POETIK ‘For My City’

This week’s local eyes video is POETIK ‘For My City’. Taken from the HAMOFIED EP, ‘For My City’ is produced by SmokeyGotBeatz with the video directed by Jordan Cherrington. Ventry Parker aka POETIK is an independent kiwi artist born in Hamilton but raised in Apia, Samoa. As a son of a well known...

JULIEN DYNE ‘Copernicus’

Starting off October’s Local Tune of the week is Auckland multi-instrumentalist and all round musical virtuoso JULIEN DYNE with an infectious beat-driven track ‘Copernicus’. JULIEN DYNE is back with a fresh album on the way.  Teal is the upcoming album release available on double 45 vinyl through Soundway Records. Alongside the talented Dyne, the...

Base FM HQ Live #1: KAIIT

For our very first episode, we had the pleasure of Soulstress Queen ‘KAIIT‘ in the studio.  Performing ‘OG Luv Kush pt.2’ taken from her ‘Live From Her Room‘ EP which is out now. Born in Papua New Guinea, Kaiit bounced back and forth between Australia and her homeland as a...

ESTÈRE ‘Tokoloshe’ (feat. RAIZA BIZA)

This week’s local eyes video is the ESTÈRE produced ‘Tokoloshe’ featuring NZ/ Rwandan MC RAIZA BIZA which is also, our Turn It Up: the local tune of the week. ‘Tokoloshe’ takes on the myth of a mischievous evil spirit or dwarf-like water sprite, whose origins lie in Zulu mythology.  Creating the ‘Tokoloshe’ video was...

ESTÈRE ‘Tokoloshe’ (feat. RAIZA BIZA)

Following the release of her critically-acclaimed My Design, On Others Lives in April this year, ESTÈRE teams up with the poetically tongued NZ/ Rwandan MC RAIZA BIZA, to take on the myth of an infamous figure in cross-continental African folklore, the ‘Tokoloshe’. In this first song produced and...

HIGH HØØPS ‘Madly’

This week’s local eyes video is the latest singles from HIGH HØØPS ‘Madly’, which is taken from his debut album ‘Season on Planet Earth’ due out this Friday (September 21st) While ‘Madly’ has a head over heels romance vibe, it goes much deeper in the funk and disco...

EVENT: Northern Bass 2nd Line Up Announcement

  Northern Bass Music Festival 18 / 19 Saturday 29th December to Monday 31st December – Mangawhai Special announcement! we’ve just added drum and bass superstars CHASE  & STATUS + MC Rage to this year’s Northern Bass lineup! The Northern Bass 2nd Line Up Announcement is here! Adding American rapper JOEY...

VILLETTE ‘Not In Love’

A highly anticipated release following VILLETTE’s groundbreaking single Money, ‘Not In Love’ is this weeks featured local tune. ‘Not In Love’ explores desires of the heart and an ache to live life to the fullest.  Based on the story of a girl who is chasing a life of...

EVENT: 10 Years of PSC

10 Years of the same old Ponsonby Social Club and to celebrate they have an extra special long weekend special across both venues (PSC & Ante Social) from September 26th – September 29th. Wednesday 26th September PSC – Standup comedy with Rodrigo Capella (Brazil) followed by DJ Andy JV...

HAZ BEATS ‘Sexy Ways’

‘Sexy Ways’ is the bonus track from the Limited edition vinyl release of Haz Beats “E5” EP, released via Australian label Low Key Source. Pre-order vinyl via HERE Haz Beats has cemented his name across New Zealand’s Hip Hop landscape over the years as in-house producer for the...

9-5ERS ‘Phonebooth’

  Look up in the sky it’s a bird?……It’s a plane?…. No, it’s 9-5ers stealing the metaphor of a workingman leading a double life. 9-5ers fantastic four (S.F.T, Heefhakaboogie, Sabe, Edgar) battle the dichotomy of living in the “real world” while still pursuing dreams of a passion similar...

Talking Points: IMUGI ‘Vacasian EP’ with CONNOR NESTOR

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: August 2018 Guest reviewer: CONNOR NESTOR (A Label Called Success) Featured release: IMUGI 이무기 “Vacasian EP” Released: October 2017 https://imugi.bandcamp.com/album/vacasian-ep Featured track #1: FADE AWAY Featured track #2: PARADISE Featured track...

ENO x DIRTY ‘That One’

We had to choose whether to run with ‘This One’ or ‘That One’ – the double a-side single from Eno x Dirty. This week we’ll be featuring ‘That One’, but you don’t have to make that decision and should check them both. Let the music talk. Recorded at...

Come ‘Work’ at Base!

Come and ‘WORK‘ at BASE! The time has come to make some changes on our airwaves and the team behind the scenes, as 2 part-time roles (or 1 full-time) are becoming available. A combo of: * Breakfast Co-host * NZ content producer  * audio engineer/creative * music director...

Event: The Man from Mo’Wax – Screening & Afterparty

British Council in association with Curious present… THE MAN FROM MO’WAX EXCLUSIVE NZ SCREENINGS & AFTERPARTIES! Saturday 8th September at The Roxy Cinema, Wellington Saturday 15th September at Hollywood Avondale, Auckland Not your average night out at the movies… An exclusive Wellington and Auckland cinema screening for NZ...