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RUSH WEPIHA – Greatness feat. DJ Spell

The debut track from Aotearoa native MC, Bboy and Youth mentor Rush Wepiha is this week’s Local Eye video. Rush is joined by DJ Spell, one of New Zealand’s most respected turntablists and Hip Hop producers. This track calls upon the co-production of Wawang and Abraham Kunin with Marika Hodgson on Bass for what is a heavy...

TIKI TAANE & SALMONELLA DUB ‘Re-Ignite’

‘Re-Ignite’ is SALMONELLA DUB’S latest blessing to our ears and is a perfect fit for the approaching summer weather. ‘Re-Ignite’ is the remix of ‘Ignite’ by Tiki Taane & Salmonella Dub. ‘Ignite’ was first sparked during SALMONELLA DUB’S 25th anniversary shows featuring the return of TIKI TAANE, experienced by...

MELODOWNZ – Peace $igns, Gang $igns

Even though we featured MELODOWNZ‘s “Peace $igns Gang $igns” as our Turn It Up: Local Tune Of The Week only a couple of week’s back, the outstanding video deserves it’s very own spotlight.   This week’s local eyes is directed and edited by Jordan Cherrington with VFX by 10Daniel16 & Connor Pritchard. The...

BAILEY WILEY ‘Sugar’ (feat. MELODOWNZ)

Produced by SFT, ‘Sugar’ is a sweet love song dripping in old school style production, 90’s R&B reminiscent melodies and a romantic verse from MELODOWNZ. BAILEY describes the single as “the first song I’ve written that I’ve instantly fallen in love with in a minute.” Bored of love...

Base FM HQ Live #4 | Cleophus & LSJ

Cleophus & LSJ from The Grow Room came into the Base HQ to talk about their forthcoming album ‘Small Talk On K’rd’ and perform a track from it called ‘Beastly Banquet.

LADI6 ‘Diagonals’

This week’s Local Eye is from Auckland-based vocalist Ladi6 with her colourful video for new single ‘Diagonals‘. The song is a bouncy, soulful celebration of accepting yourself, quirks and all, created by the combined talents of Tamati, Parks, Brandon Haru and Julien Dyne, who also just dropped his killer solo album Teal. The cartoony video...

REALITY CHANT & ISRAEL STARR ‘Future Navigator’

Reality Chant Productions and Bless up Music proudly present the latest release from REALITY CHANT & ISRAEL STARR ‘Future Navigator’. Taking its cues from deep 70s Jamaican roots, ‘Future Navigator’ features tight well-rounded production and a roll-call of local and international musicians who provide a tapestry of instrumentation...

Base FM HQ Live #3 | Melodownz

For the latest Base FM HQ Live we had MELODOWNZ in the studio performing his brand new track ‘Peace $igns, Gang $igns’ which is also our Turn It Up: Local Tune Of The Week, thanks to NZ On Air Music Plus Melodownz will be performing at this year Base FM Main...

Raiza Biza & REMI ‘Runner’ Feat. Baro

This week’s Local Eye’s is from New Zealand rapper Raiza Biza who has teamed up with Melbourne emcee Remi. They have come together to collaborate on an exciting new EP consisting of beats provided by legendary hip-hop producer and rapper Black Milk, titled “Black Hole Sun”. “Runner” is...

MELODOWNZ ‘Peace $igns, Gang $igns’

Avondale’s very own MELODOWNZ again proves why he’s one of New Zealand’s front running MC’s.  His new track “Peace $igns Gang $igns” has just dropped ahead of an upcoming dual sided project.  In this track Melo explores the duality of modern life, and how life can shift from...

MEER ‘Pomegranate’

Auckland rapper Meer (Reem Nabhani of hip-hop duo Cool Tan fka HEAVY) has dropped a music video for her juicy track ‘Pomegranate’, taken from her debut 2017 solo project Kushari. The track is produced by COOL TAN’s other half DBL-DBL. Directed by Delicious Miss, AKA Corinna Hunziker, Meer serves unapologetic bad bitch energy on a...

CHRISTOPH EL TRUENTO ‘Hoohaa’

CHRISTOPH EL TRUENTO is back with new music for our listening pleasure and is set to release a double LP project titled ‘LWMP18’ on 11/11/18, through Cosmic Compositions. This is good news for all fans of instrumental hip hop, sampling and experimental sound design with Christoph being one...

Base FM HQ Live #2 | Poetik

For our second Base FM HQ Live, we had independent kiwi rapper Poetik up in the studio spitting bars. Born in Hamilton but raised in Apia, Samoa and son of a well known Samoan entertainer, music has always played a major roll in his upbringing. Check out his...

TALI ‘Eye On You’

This week’s Local Eyes is from New Zealand’s First Lady of Drum n Bass Tali. Taken from her first DnB album in over seven years ‘Eye On You’ is the lead track from ‘Love & Migration’ out on October 26th. After leaving NZ in 2001 for the UK, Tali signed to Full Cycle Records...

JANE DEEZY ‘Divine Plateau’

‘Divine Plateau’ is the triumphant return of Hamilton based artist JANE DEEZY.  It has been quite some time since we’ve seen fans with the loyalty of Deezy’s and they will be nothing short of stoked with her latest release.  Produced by Sultry Sol, the track has a serious...

Ponsonby Kung Fu school

Where: Richmond Road school hall, 113 Richmond Rd When: Mondays and Thursdays Kung Fu – 6:30-8:00 Tai Chi – 8:00-9:00 A branch of Chan’s Martial Arts School has opened in Ponsonby, Auckland. Shao Chi Chuan Kung Fu was founded by Grandmaster Seng Chee Chan in 1975. The system and school has since grown...

POETIK ‘For My City’

This week’s local eyes video is POETIK ‘For My City’. Taken from the HAMOFIED EP, ‘For My City’ is produced by SmokeyGotBeatz with the video directed by Jordan Cherrington. Ventry Parker aka POETIK is an independent kiwi artist born in Hamilton but raised in Apia, Samoa. As a son of a well known...

EVENT Womad 2019 – First Line Up Announcement

WOMAD NEW ZEALAND is thrilled to deliver its first artist announcement with Angelique Kidjo, Silkroad Ensemble and Aotearoa’s own TEEKS all setting the stage for the 2019 festival. WOMAD New Zealand, 15-17 March 2019, TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth. WOMAD New Zealand – the world’s festival, is a three day festival of world music, arts...

JULIEN DYNE ‘Copernicus’

Starting off October’s Local Tune of the week is Auckland multi-instrumentalist and all round musical virtuoso JULIEN DYNE with an infectious beat-driven track ‘Copernicus’. JULIEN DYNE is back with a fresh album on the way.  Teal is the upcoming album release available on double 45 vinyl through Soundway Records. Alongside the talented Dyne, the...

Base FM HQ Live #1: KAIIT

For our very first episode, we had the pleasure of Soulstress Queen ‘KAIIT‘ in the studio.  Performing ‘OG Luv Kush pt.2’ taken from her ‘Live From Her Room‘ EP which is out now. Born in Papua New Guinea, Kaiit bounced back and forth between Australia and her homeland as a...