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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...

RAIZA BIZA ‘Strong Woman’

Back in January we featured Raiza Biza’s ‘Strong Woman’ as our local tune of the week. This Week we’re bringing it back in Video form as our LOCAL EYES feature and the latest visual release from Raiza. ‘Strong Woman’ is a homage to the powerful females in our...

K2K ‘Malibu’

‘Malibu’ is one of the standout tracks taken from Suger EP, the debut release by Wellington-based, Red Bull Music Academy participant K2K. Released on the Margins Label, ‘Malibu’ showcases K2K’s (aka Katherine Anderson) take on melodic house music. Sugar EP is a digital-only release at this stage via Margins‘s...

ESTERE ‘Pro Bono Techno Zone’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is the latest vid from Wellington based Estère with her jam ‘Pro Bono Techno Zone‘. The self-choreographed music video was directed by Paascalino Schaller and excellently complements the track which is a commentary on those who are slaves to technology. We are bound to technology like never...

9-5ERS ‘Bonfire’

‘Bonfire’ is the second single to be released from the forthcoming Happy Hour EP by 9-5ers. 9-5ers are the link between the creativity of the art and reality of the rap. Sophomore offering, for new wave collective 9-5ers, sees a twist on the archaic album delivery. New project...

LOUIS BAKER ‘Addict’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is Louis Baker with the video for his hit jam ‘Addict‘ released earlier in the year. The vid was shot in Brooklyn, New York and directed by Shae Sterling. When the song was originally released Baker had hoped for a video to accompany the tune but...

SWIDT ‘Mine’ feat. YOKO-ZUNA

Over the last few months SWIDT have been teasing tracks in the lead up to the album ‘Stoneyhunga’, which dropped at the end of July. With plenty of tunes to choose from, Base FM has decided to feature ‘Mine’ this week. “This is probably my favourite song on...

EVENT: Fat Freddy’s Drop, Hiatus Kaiyote & Norman Jay MBE @ Villa Maria

  This summer Fat Freddy‘s Drop will tour their high octane shows across the homeland to hand picked locations, combing vineyards and beaches to festivals and valleys culminating in a FFD curated line up at Villa Maria with internationalsHiatus Coyote from Melbourne and Norman Jay MBE from London. This is...

9-5ERS ‘Same Sky ft. Siavani’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is 9-5ers with their vid for the track ‘Same Sky’ also featuring Siavani. 1 in every hundred Kiwis are homeless and according to the last census over half of them are families with children. This vid is a tragic depiction of the reality that many NZ...

CAVE CIRCLES ‘Mirrors ft. PARKS’

CAVE CIRCLES is the alias of Wellington-based musician Riki Gooch. As one of the founding members of TrinityRoots, Riki Gooch built a solid reputation as a drummer who would explore left-field rhythm patterns, without ever losing focus on the groove. This was explored in more depth with his...

EVENT: Island Throwdown Rarotonga (2nd August)

Base FM Sessions on 88 FM Rarotonga on the airwaves and now LIVE in session Base FM is proud to announce we are now broadcasting weekly Base FM highlights on 88 FM in Rarotonga, with over 4 hours of Base FM every Friday and Saturday evening. To celebrate this exciting partnership, Base...