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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....

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...

BENEE ‘Glitter’

This week’s local eyes is from 19-year-old Auckland native Benee. ‘Glitter’, a work of pure dancefloor escapism, is about ending up at K Road’s famous Family Bar after a night out and being drenched by a glitter bomb. Benee is a 2019 Silver Scrolls finalist with her track ‘Soaked’ which...

WOMAD 2020 first artists announced!

WOMAD New Zealand is famous for showcasing top artists from around the world and Aotearoa. The 2020 festival is no exception and will feature close to 100 hours of music, dance and voices across eight stages. Over three days Ngāmotu’s stunning Brooklands Park and the TSB Bowl of Brooklands will once again be transformed into...

ENO X DIRTY ‘HONEST TO WHOM’ Short Film

This week’s Local Eyes is something a little different with Eno X Dirty’s ‘HONEST TO WHOM’ video which has four tracks featured in what can only be described as a short film. Eno x Dirty hit hard with their third project Honest To Whom. The Grey Lynn duo give...

Word Up 2019 winner Stellar Pritchard

We had 16-year-old St Paul’s College student and Word Up 2019 winner Stellar Pritchard on Base Breakfast. Watch her powerful winning poem that tackles the expectations placed upon males and toxic masculinity. The Word Up finals are held annually at Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson, West Auckland...

Base FM’s 15th Birthday – Fri 11 Oct!

15 years of ‘No Commercial Bullshit’… Happy Birthday to BASE! From humbled beginnings as a small local FM station, broadcasting from a tiny closet and out into Ponsonby & Grey Lynn only. We certainly have grown up a bit… There’ll be a jam-packed lineup of over 20 artists,...

TALKING POINTS: DAVID DALLAS ‘Hood Country Club’ with Mo Muse

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 16th September 2019 Guest reviewer: Mo Muse Featured release: David Dallas ‘Hood Country Club’ Released: 2017 https://daviddallas.bandcamp.com/album/hood-country-club Featured track #1: Probably Featured track #2: This Is It Featured track #3:...

RAIZA BIZA ‘Stolen Youth’

This week’s Local Eye’s is from Rwandan-Kiwi rapper Raiza Biza. ‘Stolen Youth’ is his follow up to his outstanding Black Hole Sun EP, which was a collaboration between REMI and Black Milk (with guest verses by Sampa The Great), as well as cuts alongside Melodownz and Illbaz for their High Beams project. This brand new track is the first release from his forthcoming...

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...

NORTHERN BASS 19/20

Ticket update: You’ve seen it with campervans, with Fuzen Lounge tickets and soon it will happen with 3 Day passes and 3 Day camping… everything is selling faster this year so don’t leave it too late! Remember! Everyone camping on site needs to get their own camping pass...