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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....

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...

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....

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...

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...

Base FM HQ Live #13 | Louis Baker

Louis Baker came into Base breakfast on Friday to chat to Ian Beatmaster Wright about his debut album and NZ tour. Listen to the full interview & performance over on the Base FM Mixcloud He also performed an acoustic version of his socially conscious anthem ‘The People’ for...

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: >...

Base FM & Island Base FM at the 15th annual Pacific Music Awards NZ

The Pacific music industry was in full celebration as the winners for the 15th annual Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Vodafone Event Centre in Manukau, Auckland. KINGS and Tomorrow People are quickly becoming Pacific music legends, adding to their previous hauls with four 2019 awards each....

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...

Island Base FM Documentary Trailer

What started as a crazy idea ended up a reality in just 3 months! Our very own sister station Island Base 87.5FM Samoa was created from the ground up, it wasn’t easy but we did it. We took over International award winning artists, held back to back launch parties, put...