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UNCHAINED XL ‘E No Dey Easy’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Unchained XL ‘E No Dey Easy’. This Nigerian Rapper and Producer from New Zealand is definitely one to watch. The south Aucklander real name Hugh Ozumba has spent the past year forging a rap career as Unchained XL, aiming at tells stories based on...

EVENT : SENTIENT – POP UP SHOW by Anna Leyland

Sentient is a pop-up show by Ann Leyland. This exhibition will be running as part of Auckland Art Week at Ponsonby Central from Monday 9th October til 15th October. “My paintings represent a moment in time in my journey as an artist; an expression of a thought/emotion/conversation and offer an...

JESS B ‘Set It Off’

Brand new fire from Auckland MC JessB. This time she has teamed up with producer Facade. Get the lowdown on JessB over on Sniffers.co.nz JessB: TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK – Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays at 10am...

NOAH SLEE ‘Radar’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Noah Slee ‘Radar’. The video reflexes the New Zealand born, Berlin-based soul singer & producer home, his culture and his upbringing. Being shot in both Tonga, West Auckland, the video is an illustration of where he is from and where he was raised. The track is taken...

RAIZA BIZA ‘S.O.S.’

“I have just released the first single from my latest EP. The track is called ‘SOS’ and has a few meanings to the concept. Listen to it 3 times, and tell me what’s your interpretation. I haven’t announced this officially on my social media but my new EP will...

JULIEN DYNE ‘Hours’ ft. LADI6

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is from Drummer, producer, DJ and visual artist Julien Dyne. This will be the first track is off his forthcoming 4th album Teal. ‘Hours’ features the vocalist Ladi6. Dyne also recruited talented friends including Brandon Haru (keyboards), John Bell (vibraphone), Lord Echo (bass) and Jonathan Crayford (Rhodes piano) to piece the song together. The video is...

EVENT: THE ORIGINAL WAILERS Exclusive Auckland Show

Reggae Royalty, Jamaica’s THE ORIGINAL WAILERS featuring Al Anderson return to NZ this December for one exclusive show at the Powerstation. The Original Wailers will be performing the iconic BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS album‘LEGEND’ in Full, plus a special encore of Greatest Hits. Al Anderson has played with Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Wailers Band, Peter Tosh, Black...

L.A.B. ‘Jimmy Boy’

‘Jimmy Boy‘ is the first single from L.A.B., the new project from Brad & Stu Kora, Joel Shadbolt (Batucada Sound Machine) and Ara Adams-Tamatea (Katchafire). Taken off their debut album set for release in November, ‘Jimmy Boy‘showcases the L.A.B. sound – trademark Kora grooves put through Adams-Tamatea’s reggae/dub...

ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE ‘Ex-Machina’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is from Electric Wire Hustle. The winners of the best electronic album at the 2015 New Zealand Music Awards have returned with their third album The 11th Sky. The group Continue their surreal storytelling first seen on the Aeons EP, with New track &...

SURREY BOUDIT ‘Tek My Leave’

After four years, and many gigs uptown & downtown Auckland, eight-piece Ska band Surrey Boudit (pronounced Sah-Ree-Bow-Dit) are releasing their first vinyl + digital single on Thursday 21 September 2017. Pre-order vinyl here: https://surreyboudit.bandcamp.com/album/gold-rush-bw-tek-my-leave It is a very exciting time for these Grey Lynn cats who pride themselves on...

EVENT: Kingsland Flavours @ Kingsland Village, New North Road

Kingsland Business Association presents Kingsland Flavours. An evening of tasty beats and treats in the hood. Kingsland businesses will be setting up shop on the street from 6 til 8 pm, with entertainment, tasting plates from over a dozen cafes, restaurants, and bars, plus the ‘The Kingsland Project’ open-air photography...

IMAGINE THIS ‘Like A Game’ feat. King Kapisi

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is from NZ rapper Imagine This. Experience the 360° small planet video that is ‘Like A Game’, filmed using cutting edge technology, which also features the vocal talents of Samoan Superhero King Kapisi and is produced by New Zealand Royalty Kings.   Find...

THE BLACK SEEDS ‘Back To You’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is from one of New Zealand’s finest pioneers of a South Pacific reggae/roots sound. The Black Seeds return with new video ‘Back To You’. Tune in all this week to Base Breakfast for a chance to win a copy on their brand new album ‘Fabric’ released...

JULIEN DYNE ‘Hours feat. LADI 6’

Drummer, producer, DJ and visual artist Julien Dyne, is preparing to release his 4th album Teal. This week, Base FM has the honour of previewing the first single ‘Hours’ featuring vocalist Ladi6, with the video / single dropping on 15th September. Teal will be released via BBE (worldwide) and Wonderful...

SALMONELLA DUB ‘Nu Steppa’

With the next Northern Bass announcement happening this Thursday, this week’s LOCAL EYES video is SALMONELLA DUB – ‘Nu Steppa’. One of the most exciting local acts has come out of hiatus to celebrate their 25th Birthday this NYE. Find out more about Salmonella Dub: BANDCAMP | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD| WEBSITE Local Eyes is...

NOAH SLEE ft. JORDAN RAKEI ‘Reality’

One of the most highly anticipated releases by a local artist in 2017 has finally dropped. Otherland is the debut album by Berlin-based, Kiwi vocalist/musician Noah Slee. After a steady stream of quality singles released over the the last 6+ months (DGAF, Told, Lips, Radar), Noah Slee has kept a few gems...

TEAM DYNAMITE ‘Gossip’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Auckland Hip Hop trio Team Dynamite with the visuals for their latest single ‘Gossip’. Team Dynamite have been slightly off the radar the past year. Gossip is the groups first release since 2015. Find out more about Team Dynamite: BANDCAMP | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD| WEBSITE Local Eyes is a...

CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN ‘The Shallows’

We first stumbled across Caramel Smooth Heaven a couple of years back with the ‘Homeland’ release, a full length collection of downtempo instrumentals. Since then, this Christchurch-based producer has been expanding and developing this style even further with a fast growing discography. Released in early August, Caramel Smooth...

Local Music Recap (Friday 18th August 2017)

Every week we’re featuring fresh NZ talent and unfortunately, a lot gets buried under the noise of social media. We’ve decided to give you bring it all together here for you. 1. NATIVE TONGUES This week’s featured local releases: – Kruff Kurtis has dropped a batch of beats...