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SNARE ‘OASIS’ (Se’i Loa)

This week’s local eyes is the last video from SNARE ‘SĒKI’ EP.  The New Zealand born Sāmoan rapper released his debut EP at the start of 2019 and “Oasis” (Se’i Loa) is the final video from this outstanding collection of tunes.   Follow SNARE: FACEBOOK | iTUNES| SPOTIFY | INSTAGRAM |...

JORDAN GAVET ‘Hesitation’

The self-described “new girl” Jordan Gavet released her solo debut single Hesitation in early September 2019 and was promptly picked up for NZ On Air‘s NewTracks compilation in November. Definitely one to watch as you might recognise her voice from The Doqument‘s 2014 album ‘Black Canvas’ or Fiji’s 2015 song One Night and Base FM predicts a...

MELODOWNZ ‘No Mercy’ ft. Denzel Curry

Avondale hip hop hero Melodownz will be rocking the Exquisite Waiheke Pool Party this weekend, so this week’s Local eyes is ‘No Mercy‘.  A collaboration featuring none other than incandescent Florida rapper Denzel Curry. Recorded in LA with brooding production by Onehunga-bred beat wizard Smoke, the club-shaking cut is the Aotearoa artist’s first release via...

Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘Raleigh Twenty’

This week’s Local Eyes is the latest from Fat Freddy’s Drop. Raleigh Twenty is inspired by the classic bike of the same name, popular in New Zealand in the 70’s & early 80’s. The music video idea came about over a breakfast of muesli, orange juice and a stack...

Talking Points – Israel Starr (2nd Dec 2019)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 2nd December 2019 Guest reviewer: Israel Starr Featured release: A Lions Worth by Lion Rezz Released: 2019 Featured track #1: Leaders Featured track #2: Queen Majesty Featured track #3: Feel...

DISCIPLE PATI ‘The Boy Who Cried Woman’

This weeks Local Eyes is also a debut single from Disciple Pati, an up and coming Samoan Alternative RnB artist from Auckland. This particular song and stunning video, showcases the resilience Samoan people have – ‘we go through so much in New Zealand as a minority, and this...

Splore 2020 final line up announcement

Splore has rounded off its 2020 music programme with exclusive New Zealand sets from world- renowned UK garage DJ EZ plus LA’s Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One’s Tuxedo project. DJ EZ is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest and technically gifted DJ’s with over two decades...

L.A.B. ‘In The Air’

This week’s Local Eyes video is from a band founded by the legendary Kora brothers with the extraordinary talent of Joel Shadbolt on lead vocals & guitar plus Ara Adams-Tamatea from the mighty Katchafire on bass & Miharo Gregory on keys. Following on from the release of ‘Personify’, L.A.B. release the...

ISRAEL STARR ‘Rub A Dub’

  This week’s Local Eyes is from Award winning Reggae producer and singer/songwriter Israel Starr. ‘Rub A Dub’ was produced, written, arranged and composed all by Israel himself and is the first single off his forthcoming album ‘Inspiration’. Directed by Shae Stirling, ‘Rub A Dub’ was shot in...

Seven new acts announced for WOMAD New Zealand 2020

WOMAD has just announced seven new performers to a lineup already brimming with top tier talent. The first all-women Mariachi group Flor de Toloache will be joined by Maghrebi/European outfit Ifriqiyya Electrique who infuse industrial post-punk and techno with the traditional Banga music of the Tunisian desert. KermesZ...

Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘Special Edition’

This week’s Local Eyes is for Fat Freddy’s Drop‘s summer anthem ‘Special Edition‘ taken from their new album ‘Special Edition Part 1‘. The ‘Special Edition’ music video features the return of Fat Freddys Drop marionette band vs Baby Dorge & a furry puppet posse grooving to the new...

Base FM at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2019

Here’s this year’s red carpet and backstage action from the NZ Music Awards. We talked to some of the winners, nominees and hosts from the night.   Featuring Jacinda Ardern, Mike McRoberts, Troy Kingi, JessB, Louis Baker, Church & AP, Bailey Wiley, Rei, Tali and much more. Interviews by Ian Beatmaster Wright...

An Eden Park Christmas is back!

Hosted By Suzy Cato and politician David Seymour, and proudly supporting Child Cancer Foundation, an Eden Park Christmas 2019 is set to be even bigger and better! Rain or shine, An Eden Park Christmas is a free family event celebrating the diversity and inclusiveness of our community. Pack...

Sam V – Ain’t Slowin Down ft. bKIDD & JUWAN

With the launch of his debut album, I Made This While, under his belt Sam V returns with a brand new video for ‘Ain’t Slowin’ Down’. Produced by the award-winning, EDY on the Beat and featuring Juwan and bKidd this funky 2000’s hip hop/R&B joint will have you head nodding and your booty...

Island Base announce their next project – Kaiit in Samoa

UPDATE as of 27 November 2019: Island Base Samoa regrets to announce their next project featuring international award-winning Soul & RnB artist ‘KAIIT’ over in Samoa for this December has been postponed to early next year due to the outbreak of measles. Kaiit explains, ‘this decision was not...

TREE ‘For Real’ ft. See Naylors

This week’s Local Eye’s is from Pacific Music Awards nominee Tree.  Her latest single ‘For Real’ featuring Tongan hip hop artist See Naylors aka Sione Filihia-Ahomana. You can catch Tree live in the main stage at this year’s Grey Lynn Park Festival on Saturday 23rd November 2019. For more info...