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CHAII ‘Digebasse (Enough)’

This week’s Local Eyes is another visually stunning video from NZ-raised Persian rapper CHAII.  Self-produced and rapped in both English and Farsi she is rapidly gathering herself a strong following. ‘Digebasse (Enough)’ was filmed against the visually spectacular backdrop of Oman and is a statement is a statement of self-empowerment...

SORRENTO x Noah Slee

This week’s Local Eyes is a visually stunning video created by Vince Fraser for SORRENTO & Noah Slee’s ‘Parrallel Love’. This single from bass-player turned solo musician Sorrento, aka Marika Hodgson features Berlin-based Kiwi neo-soul singer Noah Slee. Hodgson has been part of NZ’s music scene for a number of years, playing...

IT’S WOMAD WEEK! 15-17 March 2019

IT’S WOMAD WEEK… HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW! GOING… GOING… It’s looking like another busy year, but don’t worry, the maximum capacity for WOMAD New Zealand is kept purposely comfortable so you’ll never feel like you’re in a mosh pit. There are limited Saturday and three-day festival...

MANALION ‘Floating 2’s’

This week’s Local eyes is from Australian-based, kiwi brothers (most likely from different mothers) who met by a bin fire floating wayward on a raft between the North and South Islands of Aotearoa, or so the story goes. This roots & dubtronic duo, ManaLion’s latest music video for...

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LOREN SILA ‘Fight for me’

This weeks Local Eyes is a powerful song with powerful visuals to match by Christchurch Singer, Dancer and Choreographer Loren Sila. The video from beginning to end will give you chills as Loren takes you on a journey of self empowerment by overcoming her inner demons played out by...

Avantdale Bowling Club ‘Home’

For this week’s Local Eyes video, we have picked something a little different. Avantdale Bowling Club ‘Home’ video is a short documentary that deconstructs the concept of home. Produced by Tom Scott & Hearken Films cinematography by Benjamin Bryan edited by Caitlin Bryan titles by Elliot Walsh Thanks to the Wetnhiak family, Yarra...

BREAKING ARTISTS & BASE HEAVY (February 2019)

Introducing two new monthly features to Base FM, Breaking Artists and Base Heavy! Breaking Artists is a new monthly feature showcasing three local artists we think you should know. This month’s picks: Shiraz & LSJ ‘Club SportZ’| Leonard Charles ‘Nine Lives | Nadis ‘WAVEY’   Base Heavy is a is...

CHURCH & AP ‘Ready Or Not’

Auckland rap duo Church & AP continues their 2018 winning streak with the release of the ‘Ready or Not’ official video, which is our local Eyes Video of the week. With a sound not often found in these shores, the track showcases Church’s ability to use his voice across...

imugi 이무기 ‘Greensmoke’

This week’s Local Eyes video is ‘Greensmoke’ from Imugi 이무기 which is released via A Label Called Success. The latest release from Yery Cho and Carl Ruwhiu aka Auckland singer/producer duo Imugi 이무 is a hazy hotbox, arriving just over a year after the indie-electronic duo’s debut project Vacasian EP. Beneath...

EVENT: Splore – Sold Out!

General release Splore 2019 tickets have SOLD OUT! If you missed out on a ticket sign up to a waiting list here. No promises but Splore are anticipating a small number of cancellations at the end of January when Lay By’s expire and you will get first dibs. You can...

LA COCO ‘Waiting’

This week’s Local Eyes is from Vodafone Pacific Music Awards and Waiata Maori Music Awards nominee La Coco. La Coco’s latest banger Waiting which is accompanied by a bewitching official video by RockSolidVisualz Waiting is taken from her third EP, Out Of Time, is due for release mid-2019. Follow La Coco: FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD| SPOTIFY |...

TALKING POINTS: Urban Pacifika ‘Pioneers of a Pacifikan Frontier’ with Feleti Pua (January 2019)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: January 2019 Guest reviewer: Feleti Pua (9-5ers) Featured release: Urban Pacifika – Pioneers of a Pacifikan Frontier Released: 1999 https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/urban-pacifika-pioneers-of-a-pacifikan-frontier/848596523 Featured track #1: Dei Hamo – International Whirl Rocker Featured...

Base FM Summer Highlights 2018 (Part 1)

Base FM kicked off the summer holidays with the Docktop Sessions in sunny Paihia. Providing sounds were Base DJ’s Wendy Douglas, VULC as well as DJ CK from the UK. We had two surprise performances from ‘Simple One’ (Germany) and VULC who both blew us away with their...

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Base FM Summer Highlights 2019 (Part 2)

The beginning of our NYE celebrations started at Northern Bass in Mangawhai. Once again there was no shortage of talented local and international artists on each of the 3 stages. The weather was perfect, big ups to Gareth, Fuzen and everyone involved at the festival. Eva Lazarus was one...

Base FM Summer Highlights 2019 (Part 3)

The weather put on a stunner of a day for Island Oasis on Waiheke Island. The beautiful Rangihoua Estate provided the perfect scene for the afternoon. The entire set up and hospitality from Sam Carrol and his crew was perfect. Big ups Sam! Line up included Latinaotearoa, Freq...

THE SETTLERS ‘Set it Straight’

Christchurch hip-hop crew The Settlers release their new single ‘Set It Straight’ is our Local Eyes video of the week. The Settlers; a thriving hip-hop crew from Lyttleton Harbour in Christchurch, have released their first single ‘Set It Straight’ from their forthcoming EP ‘Speech’, produced by Tia Drumma....

Happy Holidays from Base FM

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from Base. Although many of our usual shows are taking a summer break until 7th January, we’ve still got a great selection of exclusive mixes, pre-recorded shows, and bass filled beats. Plus if you are heading up to this...

KVKA & STUSS ‘I Know You Better’

For this weeks ‘LOCAL EYES’ Hamilton resident KVKA & STUSS bring us ‘I Know You Better’, which uses New Zealand beautiful landscapes and shorelines to great effect. Shot and directed by David Argue & Camera by A – Spyro.   Find out more about KVKA FACEBOOK | TWITTER |...