2020 Pacific Music Awards announce live event

After postponing the Pacific Music Awards earlier in the year, the Pacific Music Awards Trust has announced that a live event will be going ahead on Wednesday 30 September at the BNZ Theatre, Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau. The Base Breakfast crew spoke to Event Producer & Trustee, Petrina Togi-Sa’ena about...

WE ❤ AOTEAROA announces two FREE events in Auckland

SATURDAY AUGUST 15TH, 2020 ‘WHĀNAU FUN DAY’ and ‘WE ❤ AOTEAROA’ On Saturday August 15th, a special two-part event will take place across Auckland’s Queens Wharf. To celebrate Aotearoa’s tremendous efforts to moderate the impact of COVID-19, a plethora of activities, performances, and workshops will take place across...

SOLA ROSA ‘For The Mighty Dollar’ feat. Kevin Mark Trail

This week’s local Eye’s is the second release from Sola Rosa‘s forthcoming LP ‘Chasing the Sun’. Hot on the heels of the soulful June release, Searching for Love, Sola Rosa follows up with the socially-conscious single For The Mighty Dollar, a collaboration with UK singer, songwriter, producer and musical chameleon, Kevin Mark Trail. The...

Breaking Artists (July 2020)

  ‘Breaking Artists’ on Base is a monthly feature where we pick 3 local artists and showcase 3 new tracks we think you should know. All ‘Breaking Artists’ tracks are fresh and featured for the entire month so we can push their music far and wide. This month’s...

Call out to our future creatives!

Base FM is ‘hands-on’ again as we are opening up our doors for young people. The idea is to pair up a young creative each with a Base FM DJ or artist and tap into the radio station by using it as a safe space and platform for...

Talking Points – Noah Slee (26th June 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 26th June 2020 Guest reviewer: Noah Slee Featured release: Sorceress – Dose Released: 2012 Featured track #1: Teacups Featured track #2: Treat The Feel Featured track #3: Te Kano Sorceress...

WATCH Island Base Samoa documentary Pt.1

In March 2019 the Base FM crew went from little New Zealand to even smaller Samoa to launch Island Base FM. What started as a crazy idea ended up a reality in just 3 months! Our very own sister station Island Base Samoa was created from the ground up,...

WATCH Island Base Samoa Documentary Pt. 2

Part 2 of the Island Base documentary, the crew are back in Samoa and this time with Australian soul/R&B artists DTP – Downtoplease. Continuing our mission to re-connect the sounds of the South Pacific. This trip is about re-connecting DTP with their homeland, school visits and finding new...

Breaking Artists (June 2020)

‘Breaking Artists’ on Base is a monthly feature where we pick 3 local artists and showcase 3 new tracks we think you should know. All ‘Breaking Artists’ tracks are fresh and featured for the entire month so we can push their music far and wide. This months picks!…...

‘Turn It Up 2020’ is out now!

Back in 2013 and for New Zealand Music Month, Base FM released TURN IT UP, a double mix CD of our top local releases. 7 years on, it is now time for volume 2 but with a slightly different take. At Base, we champion our local artists and...

Red Bull are on the hunt for NZ’s next best lyricist

The search has begun for New Zealand’s best new lyricist with the launch of the #RedBullNextNZ competition. Ian Beatmaster Wright had a chat to Smokeygotbeatz and got the low down. Entrants* must download a beat produced by Smokeygotbeatz and record themselves rapping over the top. They then have to upload...

Troy Kingi & The Upperclass win 2020 Taite Music Prize

The annual Taite Music Prize awards ceremony took a slightly different stage this year due to COVID-19 regulations. Originally to take place at Auckland’s Q Theatre in April, the awards ceremony found a new home via webstream on Facebook, YouTube and undertheradar.co.nz. Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern delighted everyone with a quick appearance, presenting the main...

2020 Pacific Music Awards finalists announced

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s plenty to celebrate in New Zealand’s Pacific music scene. The finalists for the 2020 Pacific Music Awards were announced today after a record number of entries, resulting in 24 finalists across 13 categories. Base FM alongside with our sister station Island Base FM,...

ARIA ‘Awake With You’

This week’s Local eyes video is the debut single from solo artist ARIA who has employed another, like-minded, fearless creator – acclaimed actress Morgana O’Reilly (Housebound, Silo Theatre, Edinburgh & New York Fringe Festivals) to produce a raw and powerfully defenceless filmic capture of the story behind the...

‘TURN IT UP’ competition

NZ Artists and Producers, let’s ‘TURN IT UP 2020’ We are running a competition for NZ artists and producers to be featured on a new Base FM compilation ‘TURN IT UP 2020’. The compilation will be made up of 12-15 tracks (one track per artist) and will be...

Base Breakfast LIVE every weekday

  Base Breakfast is still LIVE! every weekday morning from 7.30am till 10am with Ian Beatmaster Wright spinning tunes from his isolation station (aka his house). Check out an episode below. Originally from the south of England, Ian Beatmaster Wright has been hosting the Base Breakfast Show here...

Breaking Artists (April 2020)

Breaking Artists is a new monthly feature showcasing three local artists brand new tunes. SAM V – Ain’t Slowin Down (REMIX) Sam V’s latest ‘Ain’t Slowin Down’ is produced by the award-winning, EDY on the Beat and features Lion Rezz &  Juwan. This funky 2000’s hip hop/R&B joint will have you...

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...