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Beer Week 2021 at 8 Wired Barrelworks

Every year, the Society of Beer Advocates (SOBA) rolls out its red carpet for a week-long celebration of all things craft beer. It’s appropriately called Auckland Beer Week, and our good friends at 8 Wired Barrelworks Matakana are rounding out the week with an open day this Sunday. From 12 –...

AP & Kamahumble ‘HEKAHORCY’

This week’s Local eyes video is from Auckland-based rapper AP, one half of hip-hop duo Church & AP, and close collaborator Kamahumble, of rap supergroup KOME. They have connected for ‘HekaHorcy‘ a tropical flavoured island time anthem that celebrates the rapper’s respective Polynesian cultures, between Tonga and Samoa....

Base HQ Live #33 | Aidan Fine

On Friday’s Base Breakfast Aidan Fine performed a Freestyle for our latest BASE HQ Live video. After jumping on Church & AP’s latest single, MustBe, YKK’s newest recruit is back with his own summer anthem. Despite being the new kid on the block, Aidan Fine is well on his way to finding his...

BLKCITY ‘POGBA’

This week’s Local Eyes video of the week is BLKCITY ‘Pogba’. This NZ Hip-Hop super group is made up of JessB, Abdul Kay, Mo Muse, Raiza Biza and Blaze The Emperor. ‘Pogba’ is an afro-beat flavoured tune that celebrates the achievements of the Manchester United star and Football World Cup...

Native Tongues with Yannika – 29 March 2021

This week on Native Tongues… Featured Tracks by TS Haru Brothers Intro Maintain Vortex Mega Howler Imagination feat Uts, ODEE1 TS is an emerging artist establishing himself and Far North hip hop with his forthcoming album Original Without Name. He has opened for Church & AP, with the...

Deva Mahal ‘Sister’ feat. Zoe Moon

This week’s Local Eye’s video of the week is a long overdue collaboration between Deva Mahal and her sister Zoe Moon. ‘Sister’ is a deeply personal ballad to Deva and Zoe’s late sibling. Appropriately, the sisters co-wrote and produced the track, delivering it with a breathtaking, mostly beach...

Base HQ Live #34 | Deva Mahal

As Splore Festival is nearly upon us, here is Deva Mahal live in the studio performing her track ‘Stand in‘ with a little help from Marika Hodgson on acoustic guitar. Deva Mahal will be on the main stage at Splore this Friday at 19.30 – 20.30. Wellington-based singer...

Talking Points with Myele Manzanza (March 3rd 2021)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Grassmouth Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 3rd March 2021 Guest reviewer: Myele Manzanza Featured release: Mark de Clive-Lowe – Tide’s Arising Released: 2005 Featured track #1: Slide Featured track #2: Quintessential ft. Abdul Shyllon Featured track #3: 4.y.v....

Native Tongues 22 March 2021

This week on Native Tongues… Featured Tracks and Artist: Distant feat. Crystal, Do It Like That by And$um Follow Ōtautahi hip-hop artist And$um Featured Tracks and Artist: Kilme2 and IMPORTANT by Adam Tukiri Adam Tukiri recently retired his previous moniker and released his first official single ‘Important’. Today he releases...

DONBIZZY, Shaebaby, Just. D ‘SUMMERTIMESHINE’ (Feat. NOÉ)

This week’s Local Eye’s is from Wellington artists DONBIZZY with ‘SUMMERTIMESHINE’. DONBIZZY is a collaboration by artists Shaebaby and Just.D, who have been making music in the spare room at home. Taken from their dope mixtape titled ‘You Can’t Beat UnderWelly On A Good Day: Summer Pack’ and is the first of 4 tapes by...

Talking Points with Aidan Fine (17th March 2021)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 17th March 2021 Guest reviewer: Aidan Fine Featured release: Choicevaughan ‘deuce’ Released: 2020 Featured track #1: Kentucky Gold Featured track #2: End of the Weak Featured track #3: Beyond DEUCE...

NEXT Gen: Series 2 Highlights Video

Under a cloudless sky on the 20th of February at the wonderful Māngere Arts Centre, NEXT Gen brought together rising talents with established local artists to perform for their community, friends, and family. For the fresh talent of Spooky (Sylas through Ngā Rangatahi Toa and representing Mangere 275),...

Native Tongues 15 March 2021

This week on Native Tongues… Featured Track and Artist CLV – Aidan Fine After jumping on Church & AP’s latest single, “MUSTBE”, YKK’s newest recruit is back with his own summer anthem. Despite being the new kid on the block, Aidan Fine is well on his way to...

Fringe District is the place to be!

After getting the green light to hold live music events in Febuarary of this year, Eden Park has announced its first show will be the from best selling Dunedin band, Six60. The concert scheduled for April 24th, welcomes a potential crowd of 50,000 making it the one of...

Mara TK ‘Toroa/The Albatross’

This week’s Local Eyes is from golden voiced, Maori-Scottish world-wandering citizen of Aotearoa, Mara TK, with ‘Toroa/The Albatross’. Mara has just announced his debut solo album ‘Bad Meditation’, which will be released on 7th May on Extra Soul Perception. Stepping out on his own, Mara TK is the former frontman of...

Native Tongues with Yannika plus special guest NOÉ- 08.03.21

This week on Native Tongues!… Featured Track and Artist: Mustbe by Church & AP (ft. Aidan Fine) After releasing their summer kick back anthem ‘Happy Song’ with DeadForest just the other month, Church & AP have returned with another YKK posse cut on ‘Mustbe’. On their latest record...

LOU’ANA ‘Wolves ‘

This week’s local eyes is Lou’ana’s latest single ‘Wolves’. Straight off the back of the release of Lou’ana’s funk and soul-drenched debut album Moonlight Madness comes the steamy new single. Fuelled by the themes of temptation and addiction, Wolves turns Lou’ana’s lingering feelings behind a personal experience into a...

Base Welcomes UK’s “Selector After Dark”

In partnership with the British Council, Base welcomes a new syndicated show: “UK’s Selector After Dark” to Saturdays at 12 AM – 1 AM, sending waves of the best new UK music to New Zealand shores. Jazz, grime, indie, and electronica – or anywhere in between – each week...