Base FM continues!

Base FM HQ in terms of the office & studio will be closed during lockdown however the ‘lights’ will still be on. We will be broadcasting the Breakfast show LIVE from Ian Beatmaster’s isolation station (a.k.a his house) and our trusty team of amazing Base DJ’s will be...

Breaking Artists (March 2020)

Breaking Artists is a new monthly feature showcasing three local artists brand new tunes. SWISS – Homebound Swiss returns with a song about heartache and longing. The track is accompanied by a video directed by Mohamad F. Mustapha of QUESTion.     VILLETTE – Bye After a brief hiatus,...

A unique Polynesian experience in Aotearoa is here

Polynesian Experience – PolyX is a new and exciting tourism offering that will leave you with an unprecedented cultural experience that you wouldn’t otherwise experience anywhere else in Aotearoa. Be entertained by beautiful cultural performances by over 100 people representing different Polynesian countries in a 1.5hour show at...

Breaking Artists (February 2020)

Breaking Artists is a new monthly feature showcasing three local artists brand new tunes.  bKIDD x JARNA – Can’t Take This Is the latest offering from everyone former milkman B.kidd and newcomer Jarna and  produced by EDYonthebeat     JORDAN GAVET – Away Self-proclaimed new girl, RnB singer Jordan Gavet...

Base FM on your telly!

Go back in time and watch some of our favourite Base-produced features such as the Portland Live Sessions, Base HQ Live, Boat Parties and backstage antics on your TV. Grab the remote and switch to channel 200 on your Freeview box at 3pm and 9pm daily to get...

NEW ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR WOMAD 2020

Shapeshifter are no strangers to performing at packed-out festivals including WOMAD UK. They create a stadium-sized sound which adds layers of heavy soul, drum & bass, jazz, funk, rock and electronica to solid bass culture foundations, capable of morphing from rolling drum & bass to pummeling guitar-driven jams...

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...

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...

Grey Lynn Park Festival 2019 Highlights

We did it! After being involved with the Grey Lynn Park Festival for many years, we finally had the privilege to host the entire main stage this year. As usual, we had our second Base stage going all day and that too pulled in some serious crowds. The...

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...

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...

Finalists announced for the 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

The ‘Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards | Ngā Tohu Puoro o Aotearoa’ have been announced and it’s a strong group of 2019 Tui finalists! Kiwi hip hop artist Tom Scott’s jazz-inspired hip hop project Avantdale Bowling Club was three years in the making, but only took one week...

We’re taking over the main stage at Grey Lynn Park Festival 2019

After many years of being involved in the Grey Lynn Park Festival and hosting our own DJ stage, we are excited to announce that we are fully programming the main stage this year. Saturday 23 November we will be bringing to the main stage, award-winning hip hop artist...

Northern Bass line-up boosted with second announcement

Our favourite NYE festival Northern Bass just got bigger with even more names added to their killer lineup! Freshly announced acts include the biggest icon in the Drum & Bass world, Andy C alongside Metlaheadz founder – the legendary Goldie. Joined by Wu Tang’s own Ghostface Killah, Drum & Bass Godfathers Fabio &...

Twenty new artists announced for WOMAD New Zealand 2020

A political Jamaican Reggae icon, an ambassador of African music and a group of seasoned musicians from Aotearoa are just a few of the heavy-hitting performers announced for WOMAD New Zealand 2020 – 13 – 15 March 2020, New Plymouth WOMAD New Zealand is famous for bringing together artists from all over...

Pacific Break Music competition!

Calling all up and coming Pacific musicians! Pacific Break is Radio Australia’s Pacific Music competition, offering Pacific musicians the chance to launch their international music career in Australia. Listen to an interview with organiser Rick Howe below If you are a musician who’s a citizen or resident of...