‘Turn it up 2021’ is out now!

Following the sophomore release in 2020, the TURN IT UP compilation album returns for its third outing! We once again teamed up with Nosiehive to release,”TURN IT UP”, a compilation of top local releases. On the heels of New Zealand’s second lockdown, we sent out the call to...

Local music on radio hits highest peak since records began!

Local music broke several records for radio airplay and chart placings in 2020 – in spite of the many challenges the industry faced due to the pandemic, according to NZ On Air, the Radio Broadcasters Association and Recorded Music NZ. For the first time since 2005, commercial radio...

NEXT Gen: Series 2 Round Up!

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),...

This Day in Music History 05/02

Rock & Roll stars of years gone by dominate this weeks, “This Day in Music History”. On this day in 1976, Fleetwood Mac released the Stevie Nicks penned ‘Rhiannon’, from their eponymous album released in 1975. Nicks discovered the Rhiannon character through a novel called Triad by Mary Bartlet Leader. The...

Next Gen Series, Presented by Base FM & Haumako

NEXT GEN pt. 2 – Proudly brought to you by Haumako & Base FM, with thanks to Mangere Otahuhu Arts, Mangere Arts Centre, The local board, Auckland UNESCO City of Music, and Mangere Central School for the support. Running from 12-2 PM at the Mangere Art Centre Courtyard...

Next Gen Series Presented by Base FM & Haumako

Base FM, Haumako, UNESCO & Mangere Arts proudly present Next-Gen Series, the first event kicking off on Waitangi day running from 12-2 PM alongside the Mangere markets. Alongside some local emerging talent and as well as established artists, the Next-Gen Series will also be showcasing Base’s very own...

This Day in Music History 21/01

Starting off with the obligatory birthday shout-outs, sending out a big happy birthday to Jam Master Jay (Run-DMC) would have turned 56  and Emma Lee Bunton (Spice Girls) 1976 who turns 45. On this day in 1982, B.B. King donated his entire record collection to the University of...

Auckland Live’s Summer in the Square

Auckland Live presents Summer in the Square 11 December 2020 – 27 February 2021 The heart of central city channels the high seas this summer with the return of Auckland Live’s free inner-city festival Summer in the Square! Creating an urban marina within Aotea Square, the world-class programme of...

Base Stream is Back!

After a few technical hitches, the Base Stream is Back! FINALLY, we got our Base web-stream back up and running – just in time for summer. Tune in from your batch, favourite beach or while on the road, anytime anywhere: The Base FM APP & WEB-STREAM got you covered!...

Native Tongues 7 December 2020

This week on Native Tongues… Featured Artist: Soulchef Featured Tracks: ‘Drifting in a Daydream ft. Need Not Worry’, ‘Write This Down ft. Nieve’ SoulChef is a matured rap/hip hop producer residing in New Zealand with a clear passion for his craft and artists that he works with. Providing...

Native Tongues 30 November 2020

This week on Native Tongues!…. Featured Artist: Church & AP Track: Happy Song ft. Deadforest Fresh off claiming best hip-hop act at the Aotearoa Music Awards last week on the 1 year anniversary of their debut album ‘Teeth’, Church & AP have further cemented this status with ‘Happy...

‘Turn It Up’ Summer Comp

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED Stay tuned as we will be announcing the artists, soon and will have a FREE compilation of dope unreleased local music coming your way this summer! After the last successful ‘Turn It Up 2020’ compilation, we’re teaming up with Noisehive and doing it again –...

WE ❤️ AOTEAROA

We Love Aotearoa December 19th at ASB Showgrounds – Free Entry Whānau Fun Day: 10 am – 3 pm Saturday, December 19th We Love Aotearoa (r18): 5 pm – 11 pm Saturday, December 19th (ticketed) We Love Aotearoa is back and bigger than ever, with an unmissable line-up...

Base FM Youth Mentoring Programme – Sylas

More highlights from our Youth Mentoring Programme, this time with up and coming rapper Sylas who teamed up with Sunshine Sound System for a few weeks. He built up his confidence and even dropped some freestyles live on air with KP. Big ups to Creative Communities Auckland for...

Grey Lynn Park Festival – Saturday 21 November

Grey Lynn Park Festival 2020 is happening on Saturday 21st November from 10am – 6pm On the Main Stage, we’ll have our Base FM Showcase featuring The* SUNSHINE SOUND SYSTEM * NEW ZEALAND *, IllBaz & friends, Raiza Biza, SØJOURN & more. Plus our very own Base FM...

Base FM Youth Mentoring programme – Mangere Central School

Over the past few weeks, we have had three amazing students from Mangere Central School on the Base airwaves with DJ Grassmouth as part of our Youth Mentoring programme. Matai – 10 years old – Confident with an outgoing personality. Loves to sing and hit those high notes...