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Kevin Posey X Mazbou Q ‘Your Shine’

This week’s Local Eyes video is the new track from US-born singer-songwriter and producer Kevin Posey and Aotearoa-based hip-hop artist Mazbou Q. ‘Your Shine’ is an empowering anthem from Kevin’s upcoming album BREATHE, which is out on June 19. ‘Your Shine’ also features New Zealand artists Kirsten on vocals...

Talking Points – Luke W (15th May 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 15th May 2020 Guest reviewer: Luke W Featured release: Third3ye – On3ness Released: 2014 Featured track #1: Black Tea Featured track #2: 3ye Spy Featured track #3: Levitate Third3ye represents a...

Chika ‘Give It to Dem Bad’

This week’s Local Eye’s video is Chika ‘Give It to Dem Bad’ which is taken from her first EP. The project is a unique blend of Rnb and Afrobeat and will be released in July. The project reflects the space of mind the singer was in before she...

Island Base Samoa documentary Pt.1 out this Thursday

In March 2019 the Base FM crew went from little New Zealand to even smaller Samoa to launch Island Base FM. What started as a crazy idea ended up a reality in just 3 months! Our very own sister station Island Base Samoa was created from the ground up,...

Raw Collective ‘Just Desserts’ (feat. Simloco)

This week’s Local Eyes video is also one of our Breaking artist tunes of the month. Celebrating teamwork, loyalty, hurdles and the great friends made through music, genre-blending band Raw Collective releases a new feel-good single ‘Just Desserts’ featuring Simloco. Smooth with heavy distinctive grooves, ‘Just Desserts’ is the first single from the...

Hans. ‘Empties’

Auckland’s Hans. has shared his latest A-side and B-side style double single “Empties” and “Borders”, following the release of his February EP, Tango Hue. The latest from the Korean-Kiwi rapper and musician are both delicate, melodic offerings, following the lush landscape of his expanding vocal range on Tango...

Breaking Artists (June 2020)

‘Breaking Artists’ on Base is a monthly feature where we pick 3 local artists and showcase 3 new tracks we think you should know. All ‘Breaking Artists’ tracks are fresh and featured for the entire month so we can push their music far and wide. This months picks!…...

Marley Sola ‘Lift Your Head High’

This week’s Local Eyes video is the brand new video from Christchurch musician Marley Sola, ‘Lift Your Head High’. Marley started his musical career in 2013 as a member of X-Factor finalists Moorhouse. He’s spent the last few years establishing himself as a solo artist, embracing independence and...

Talking Points – Swiss (14th May 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 14th May 2020 Guest reviewer: Swiss Featured release: Poetik – Hamofied Released: 2019 Featured track #1: For My City Featured track #2: Hamofied Funk Featured track #3: Tonight ft. Swiss...

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...

Red Bull are on the hunt for NZ’s next best lyricist

The search has begun for New Zealand’s best new lyricist with the launch of the #RedBullNextNZ competition. Ian Beatmaster Wright had a chat to Smokeygotbeatz and got the low down. Entrants* must download a beat produced by Smokeygotbeatz and record themselves rapping over the top. They then have to upload...

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...

Troy Kingi & The Upperclass win 2020 Taite Music Prize

The annual Taite Music Prize awards ceremony took a slightly different stage this year due to COVID-19 regulations. Originally to take place at Auckland’s Q Theatre in April, the awards ceremony found a new home via webstream on Facebook, YouTube and undertheradar.co.nz. Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern delighted everyone with a quick appearance, presenting the main...

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...

2020 Pacific Music Awards finalists announced

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s plenty to celebrate in New Zealand’s Pacific music scene. The finalists for the 2020 Pacific Music Awards were announced today after a record number of entries, resulting in 24 finalists across 13 categories. Base FM alongside with our sister station Island Base FM,...

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...