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CHURCH & AP ‘ROULETTE’

With a national tour under their belt, this week’s Local Eye’s is Church & AP‘s brand new single ‘Roulette’, produced by their frequent collaborator Dera Meelan. “We’re not trying to play it safe. We aren’t jumping on a new trend from across the ditch, or sticking to what we know,” Church & AP. Church and AP met on the first...

9-5ERS ‘Happy Place’

This week’s Local Eyes video is from Auckland’s very own 9-5ers who visit their ‘Happy place’ and explore escapism from the workplace. “Life is short already, without waiting for life to begin after hours. In Happy Place Back Pack Rap parody band, the 9-5ers explore escapism in the workplace. Where...

TALKING POINTS: SUPERGROOVE ‘Traction’ with Mike Hall

Hosted by: Max Oldfield Guest reviewer: Mike Hall Featured release: Supergroove – Traction Released: 1994 Featured track #1: Scorpio Girls Featured track #2: Sitting Inside My Head Featured track #3: Can’t Get Enough Mike Hall, formerly known as Legal Money Mike, was a member of Auckland hip hop...

FATHE – What I See

This weeks Local Eyes is a beautiful track called ‘What I See’ from NZ via Ethiopia artist FATHE, filmed, edited and directed by Vinnie Carter. FATHE (pronounced Faht-he) is a multidisciplinary artist hailing from Ethiopia, East Africa who has been living in New Zealand since he was 15....

Base FM HQ Live #16 | Lukan Rai$ey

Lukan Rai$ey on Base HQ Live dropping some serious freestyles over a lucky dip of beats provided by Ian Beatmaster Wright. His new EP ‘TARAA TIKA’ is out now on all platforms. Follow Lukan Rai$ey Facebook | Instagram | Bandcamp | Apple Music

Mukukā – Time + Space

This week’s Local eyes video is from Auckland singer/songwriter Mukukā. Her song Time + Space is from her brand new EP ‘Autumn’ available now. Madcap Clubnight will be celebrating the release this Saturday 10th August 2019 at Cassette Nine with support from Unchained XL as well as DJs Pom, Kamal, Dimpri...

First acts announced for NORTHERN BASS 19/20

The first lineup announcement for Northern Bass is here! Festival Director Gareth Popham says “Northern Bass is an amazing New Year experience for music fans, combining an incredible location with the best music line-up possible. We’ve come a long way since the first Northern Bass in 2011, with...

Samoan Hip Hop breaks Hollywood

A song from Kiwi- Sāmoan artists Tha Movement & Anonymouz has a starring role in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, the first stand-alone film in the global smash-hit ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise that has amassed almost $5 billion worldwide to date. Featured on the film’s official...

Troy Kingi & the Upperclass ‘Ethiopia’

This week’s Local Eyes video is ‘Ethiopia’ is the first single from Troy Kingi’s brand new album Holy Colony Burning Acres, a politically conscious, deep roots album. Holy Colony Burning Acres is the third instalment of Troy Kingi’s aspirational “10|10|10” series – ten albums in ten genres in ten years....

Base FM HQ Live #15 | Mukukā

Mukukā came into Base breakfast this morning to chat to Ian Beatmaster Wright about her new EP ‘AUTUMN’ which is out now! She also performed “Time + Space” for our Base HQ Live series of videos, check it out. Listen of ‘AUTUMN’ here ➡️ https://spoti.fi/2YkppXa Also available to...

SNARE ‘Fika Gumz’

This week’s Local Eyes is SNARE – ‘FIKA GUMZ’ taken from his debut EP ‘SĒKI‘. FikaGumz is an ATTITUDE, YOUR attitude! The ideas are there and light bulbs are on, we just gotta stay woke and be ready to work! With that being said thanks to my pops for waking...

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...

Base FM HQ Live #14 | Troy Kingi

Troy Kingi came into Base breakfast this morning to chat to Ian Beatmaster Wright about his new album ‘HOLY COLONY BURNING ACRES’ which is out now! He also performed an acoustic version of “Ethiopia” for our Base HQ Live series of videos, check it out below. Grab a copy of Troy...