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ISRAEL STARR ‘Rub A Dub’

  This week’s Local Eyes is from Award winning Reggae producer and singer/songwriter Israel Starr. ‘Rub A Dub’ was produced, written, arranged and composed all by Israel himself and is the first single off his forthcoming album ‘Inspiration’. Directed by Shae Stirling, ‘Rub A Dub’ was shot in...

Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘Special Edition’

This week’s Local Eyes is for Fat Freddy’s Drop‘s summer anthem ‘Special Edition‘ taken from their new album ‘Special Edition Part 1‘. The ‘Special Edition’ music video features the return of Fat Freddys Drop marionette band vs Baby Dorge & a furry puppet posse grooving to the new...

Sam V – Ain’t Slowin Down ft. bKIDD & JUWAN

With the launch of his debut album, I Made This While, under his belt Sam V returns with a brand new video for ‘Ain’t Slowin’ Down’. Produced by the award-winning, EDY on the Beat and featuring Juwan and bKidd this funky 2000’s hip hop/R&B joint will have you head nodding and your booty...

Island Base announce their next project – Kaiit in Samoa

UPDATE as of 27 November 2019: Island Base Samoa regrets to announce their next project featuring international award-winning Soul & RnB artist ‘KAIIT’ over in Samoa for this December has been postponed to early next year due to the outbreak of measles. Kaiit explains, ‘this decision was not...

TREE ‘For Real’ ft. See Naylors

This week’s Local Eye’s is from Pacific Music Awards nominee Tree.  Her latest single ‘For Real’ featuring Tongan hip hop artist See Naylors aka Sione Filihia-Ahomana. You can catch Tree live in the main stage at this year’s Grey Lynn Park Festival on Saturday 23rd November 2019. For more info...

Finalists announced for the 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

The ‘Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards | Ngā Tohu Puoro o Aotearoa’ have been announced and it’s a strong group of 2019 Tui finalists! Kiwi hip hop artist Tom Scott’s jazz-inspired hip hop project Avantdale Bowling Club was three years in the making, but only took one week...

We’re taking over the main stage at Grey Lynn Park Festival 2019

After many years of being involved in the Grey Lynn Park Festival and hosting our own DJ stage, we are excited to announce that we are fully programming the main stage this year. Saturday 23 November we will be bringing to the main stage, award-winning hip hop artist...

Rei ‘Tumeke’

This week’s Local eyes video is from NZ Music Award nominee, Rei. He has just completed a nationwide tour, releasing ‘Tumeke’ as the icing on the cake of a great year for the young artist. Rei is at the top of his game and that’s what ‘Tumeke’ is all about....

Base FM HQ Live #20 | SOJØURN

We did it again and squeezed in a full 6-piece band into Base HQ! We had the awesome psychedelic reggae outfit SOJØURN in the studio for a chat with Ian Beatmaster Wright and performed brand their new track “This Place” live! “This Place” is an anxious and driving...

Twenty new artists announced for WOMAD New Zealand 2020

A political Jamaican Reggae icon, an ambassador of African music and a group of seasoned musicians from Aotearoa are just a few of the heavy-hitting performers announced for WOMAD New Zealand 2020 – 13 – 15 March 2020, New Plymouth WOMAD New Zealand is famous for bringing together artists from all over...

Pacific Break Music competition!

Calling all up and coming Pacific musicians! Pacific Break is Radio Australia’s Pacific Music competition, offering Pacific musicians the chance to launch their international music career in Australia. Listen to an interview with organiser Rick Howe below If you are a musician who’s a citizen or resident of...

JESS B ‘Time Out’

In this week’s Local Eye’s video, Jess B recruits Abdul Kay as they take ‘Time Out’.New Zealand’s rap queen night-time escapades are captured in the latest video for the track, ‘Time Out’, which is directed by ConnorFilms and is the third release from her latest EP, With nocturnal colours...

And the Theme for Splore is…

Infinity “And in that moment, I swear we were Infinite.” Let us dream beyond Infinity. Explore the outermost reaches of your imagination, listen to your heart, see limitless potential, turn up full spectrum and unleash your creativity. We don’t need to tell you what to wear to a...

Base FM HQ Live #19 | Leighton Fairlie

Leighton Fairlie is a loop artist who started out in Mount Maunganui and is now based in Auckland. His brand new project ‘Distant’ sees him mixing a range of dub, roots, hip hop, drum and bass and acoustic elements into a captivating and unique sound. Leighton has opened...

TALKING POINTS: CYDEL ‘Soul Finder’ with Raggadat Cris

  TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 25th September 2019 Guest reviewer: Raggadat Cris Featured release: Cydel ‘Soul Finder’ Released: 2007 https://open.spotify.com/album/3jwkZ2TQkrEfjD8RiiDt6P Featured track #1: Luv Iz Featured track #2: Ruffie Featured track #3: Nesian Queen...

Base FM HQ Live #18 | Lion Rezz

Lion Rezz came into Base Breakfast this week to talk about his debut EP ‘A Lions Worth’ and he also performed a track ‘Release Me’ for our Base HQ Live series of videos. Check it out below. Listen to the full interview with Ian Beatmaster Wright here: https://bit.ly/2Van9Sy...