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Fly My Pretties ‘Heavy Weather’

This week’s Local Eyes video of the week is the first reggae heavy single from Fly My Pretties written by Barnaby Weir. Originally only a live act, The Studio Recordings Part Two is more of the fruits of the first studio sessions in their 15 year history. Recorded over 12...

Scizzorhands ‘Need A Friend’ feat. Kevin Posey

This week’s Local Eyes video of the week is  Scizzorhands ‘Need A Friend’ Featuring Kevin Posey. A Song about life and its struggles. Only one week prior to the New Zealand lockdown for Covid-19, Scizzorhands and Kevin Posey met with videographer Jack Whelan to record some footage for an...

Kings ‘Floating’

New Zealand born producer, rapper, singer, songwriter, and now director, KINGS doesn’t let a little thing like lockdown stop him from being creative. The music video for ‘Floating‘ filmed During COVID-19 level 3 lockdown period in NEW ZEALAND and was all shot within guidelines of LEVEL 3. Follow...

Breaking Artists (May 2020)

Breaking Artists is a new monthly feature showcasing three local artists brand new tunes. CHURCH & AP – War Outside New Zealand hip-hop duo front runners Church & AP have returned with their second post ‘TEETH’ album release, ‘War Outside’. RUBY – ‘La De DA’ This is Melbourne based...

Talking Points – Leighton Fairlie (20th April 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 20th April 2020 Guest reviewer: Leighton Fairlie Featured release: Salmonella Dub – ‘One Drop East’ Released: 2004 Featured track #1: Slide Featured track #2: Nu Steppa Featured track #3: Longtime...

ARIA ‘Awake With You’

This week’s Local eyes video is the debut single from solo artist ARIA who has employed another, like-minded, fearless creator – acclaimed actress Morgana O’Reilly (Housebound, Silo Theatre, Edinburgh & New York Fringe Festivals) to produce a raw and powerfully defenceless filmic capture of the story behind the...

Church & AP – ‘Hello Hello’

Taken from their debut album Teeth, brilliant teen rappers Church & AP share a brand new video for their  single ‘Hello Hello’. Produced by Dera Meelan and features 17-year-old vocalist Neko. “This song just further defines who we are as artists. Young and confident. It’s a simple premise that helps prepare our...

‘TURN IT UP’ competition

NZ Artists and Producers, let’s ‘TURN IT UP 2020’ We are running a competition for NZ artists and producers to be featured on a new Base FM compilation ‘TURN IT UP 2020’. The compilation will be made up of 12-15 tracks (one track per artist) and will be...

Base Breakfast LIVE every weekday

  Base Breakfast is still LIVE! every weekday morning from 7.30am till 10am with Ian Beatmaster Wright spinning tunes from his isolation station (aka his house). Check out an episode below. Originally from the south of England, Ian Beatmaster Wright has been hosting the Base Breakfast Show here...

Talking Points – Sojourn (3rd April 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 3rd April 2020 Guest reviewer: Tony & James from Sojourn Featured release: L.A.B. III Released: 2019 Featured track #1: Personify Featured track #2: In The Air Featured track #3: For...

MELODOWNZ ‘Fine’

This week’s Local Eye’s is the follow up to Melodownz explosive last single, ‘No Mercy’ featuring Denzel Curry. Melodwnz’s latest single ‘Fine’ is accompanied by his first official music video of the new decade. Arriving just in time to see out the Summer, ‘Fine’ is a cruisy poolside...

Breaking Artists (April 2020)

Breaking Artists is a new monthly feature showcasing three local artists brand new tunes. SAM V – Ain’t Slowin Down (REMIX) Sam V’s latest ‘Ain’t Slowin Down’ is produced by the award-winning, EDY on the Beat and features Lion Rezz &  Juwan. This funky 2000’s hip hop/R&B joint will have you...

DIGGY DUPÉ ‘Keke Boy’

This Week’s Local Eyes is from Diggy Dupé. The rapper has come a long way from teenage days of making music with his cousin ReddxRozaay, using the most basic of tools that included a Motorola phone and Singstar microphone. Only months ago, he was a finalist for Best Hip...

WOMAD 2020

The Base crew headed down to New Plymouth for what might have been the last big gathering for a while, our favourite World of Music and Dance festival WOMAD New Zealand, for 3 exciting days of music and culture. One of our Base DJs, Wendy Douglas spoke to...

Base FM continues!

Base FM HQ in terms of the office & studio will be closed during lockdown however the ‘lights’ will still be on. We will be broadcasting the Breakfast show LIVE from Ian Beatmaster’s isolation station (a.k.a his house) and our trusty team of amazing Base DJ’s will be...

Breaking Artists (March 2020)

Breaking Artists is a new monthly feature showcasing three local artists brand new tunes. SWISS – Homebound Swiss returns with a song about heartache and longing. The track is accompanied by a video directed by Mohamad F. Mustapha of QUESTion.     VILLETTE – Bye After a brief hiatus,...

Tree ‘In My Life’

This week’s Local Eyes is from South-Auckland raised songwriter songstress Tree. ‘In My Life’ is a very personal love letter to her partner singer-songwriter and producer Swiss. Raised in the church her whole life, performing and singing become second nature to Katerina better known by her artist name, Tree....

FAT FREDDY’S DROP ‘OneFourteen’

This week’s Local Eyes is the latest visual offering from Fat Freddy’s Drop. Throw your hands in the air, ‘OneFourteen’ music video pays homage to the tune evolving on stages around the world with. The video features footage from shows at Black Barn Vineyards, Western Springs and Avalon...