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TROY KINGI ‘Aztechknowledgey’

  Multi-talented actor and musician Troy Kingi offers up his sophomore album, Shake That Skinny Ass All The Way To Zygertron, a nod to the funkadelic-soul sounds of the seventies from which he draws inspiration, while exploring galactic sci-fi themes. The concept for this album was conceived by Troy and his...

ESTÈRE ‘Grandmother’

This week’s Local Eyes video is Estère’s tribute to her ‘Grandmother’. This stunning video was filmed in Capetown, and co-stars legendary South African writer Sindiwe Magona. ‘Grandmother,’ is New Zealand-based beatmaker and vocalist Estère’s tribute to the mother of her father, the grandmother she never met. Estère is currently touring...

UNITONE HIFI ‘One Spirit’

‘One Spirit’ is the first, brand new track to be unleashed from Unitone HiFi since 2010’s cumbia laced remix, ‘Hang On’. Returning to the dubwise deviancy that has always been at their core ‘One Spirit’ is a strident statement of unity amidst a world that is tearing apart at the...

Live Painting: Forum, a celebration of graffiti writing

A one day live painting extravaganza featuring ten artists from around New Zealand working on Avondale’s graffiti wall. Come down to Avondale town centre and see Berst, Ceap, Erok, Freak, Gasp, Haser, Ikarus, Kelly Spencer, Kezam, and Phat1 show their skill. These artists are global leaders in the...

NOAH SLEE ‘Told’ The Majestic Sessions

This week’s Local Eyes video is Noah Slee – ‘Told’  The Majestic Sessions. Noah Slee brings the entire crew along in for this funky, live rendition of “Told” taken from debut album “Otherland”. Filmed at Red Bull Studios Berlin, where this New Zealand born artist now resides. Find out more about Noah...

L.A.B debut album / free summer shows

L.A.B is the latest project from Brad & Stu Kora (Kora), Joel Shadbolt and Ara Adams-Tamatea (Katchafire), their debut album showcases the incredible talent that has seen the band become a fan favourite on the New Zealand live circuit. The album consists of 12 songs which have been...

NXVA ‘4real’

2017 has been a good year for NXVA. After a one year sabbatical from releasing music, the 22 year old rapper/producer from Auckland has found a home under stage lights, performing at Ammonation’s release party, Merci Motel showcase 003 and Ourhouse music festival. The overcast skies of Auckland’s...

JOSH CROZIER ‘Jesus I Was Evil’

This week’s Turn It Up tune of the week is from Josh Crozier.  ‘Jesus I Was Evil’ is a cover of the classic Darcy Clay hit from way back in 1997. The original reached number 5 in the NZ charts. Sadly Darcy Clay took his own life the following year. Josh Crozier Facebook...

EVENT: The Do-Over returns to Auckland (Sunday 10th December)

www.thedoover.net/nz17 Established in 2005 in Los Angeles, The Do-Over has grown from an intimate backyard party in Hollywood into a global phenomenon, touching down across the globe to spread its message of heavy tunes and summertime vibes. The founding crew of Chris Haycock and Jamie Strong’s pull out...

MELODOWNZ – 64 Bars Red Bull Studios

This week’s Local Eyes video is Melodownz – 64 Bars. Last week Melodownz kicked off the fourth session of Red Bull Studios’ 64 bars with David Dallas. Free from song structure, hooks, and bridges, this is carpark cypher rhyming at its most gully. The punchlines are hits to the...

Base FM Backstage at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

Base FM went backstage at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards to talk to some of the winner’s at this year’s event. This video features Kings, SWIDT, Israel Starr, Ladi6 and Truth. Filmed by CorpStudio Interviews by Ian Beatmaster Wright Also check out INDIGENOUS DUBS: Vodafone NZ Music Awards 2017 for the full interviews and music from the winner and nominees....

EVENT: Base FM presents 2x nights of Trinity Roots

  Base FM presents 2x nights of Trinity Roots Base FM presents 2 night of Trinity Roots for the Showdown of the Labretta Netana Art & Music Festival 2017.  Who will win this year’s Labratta Netana Wood & Stone Sculpture Symposium Title? A live auction will be held...

LITTLE VILLAGE ‘Good Right Now’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Little Village – ‘Good Right Now’. Little Village is a musical based creative collective. The collective consists of rappers, producers, photographers, videographers and more. ‘Good Right Now’ features Auckland rappers Kloos, Gino October & Beau Jeffries. This is a summer anthem that marks the beginning of...

EVENT: Base FM at Grey Lynn Park Festival

Base FM returns to the Grey Lynn Park Festival for the 6th time, on Saturday 25th November with a bigger presence than ever before! Grey Lynn Park Festival has been running since 1984 and is the largest annual community event in Auckland local calendar. As well as Live music,...

CRIME HEAT ‘Clear’

“As a music producer I have always strived to create music with heart, to make something I can connect with, that’s what music is all about. The rhythm of the drums, the hugging bassline and the various layers of sound that trickle through” – Crime Heat Low Key...

POETIK ‘Rock Wit It’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Poetik – ‘Rock Wit It’. This track is taken from the album ‘Poetikly Done’ which is out now.  Produced by Marlei Music and Video By Bryce Hooper. You can check out Poetik live at For The Culture at The Kings Arms Tavern this Friday...

BAILEY WILEY ‘Lady’

Bailey Wiley‘s the first single from her upcoming and eagerly-anticipated EP is ‘Lady’. A smooth and laidback track that epitomises Wiley’s trademark soulful sound, ‘Lady’ is an empowering ode to knowing your self-worth. The single, made with the help of Eno, Soraya, Guy Harrison and Ben Lawson, is accompanied...

9-5ers ‘Future’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is 9-5ers – Future. This is the fourth release from their Happy Hour EP, which is out now. ‘Future’ is this hip-hop collective’s interpretation of the classic love ballad. If you want to catch the 9-5ers live, they will be supporting Poetik @ The Kings Arms Tavern on...