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

After the last successful ‘Turn It Up 2020’ compilation, we’re teaming up with Noisehive and doing it again – This time a Turn It Up Summer comp! Submit an unreleased track and we’ll pick the best ones to feature on our next Turn It Up compilation. Even if...

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...

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...

A Day in Music History – 09/10

This week marks the first of a two night of The Rolling Stones Tattoo You tour in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – where the budding star Prince opened, to the extreme distaste of the crowd. Prince went on to describe the audience on the night as “tasteless...

Winners of the 2020 Pacific Music Awards

Despite delays and challenges created by COVID-19, the Pacific music community celebrated another year of outstanding music at the 16th annual Pacific Music Awards. The event was pre-recorded due to COVID-19 restrictions and aired as an online presentation this evening. The big winners were Elijah Manu and Albert...

A Day in Music History – 02/10

October the 2nd marks the date the Recording Industry American Association took legal action against Napster and 757 individuals illegally sharing music to the similar peer-to-peer sites. Listen along to discover how the now long-dead software sharing platform, alongside Limewire, shaped how we consume music in the modern-day....

WATCH the Pacific Music Awards this Saturday 3 October

The Pacific Music Awards will be shared as an online presentation this Saturday 3 October at 7pm. Watch the awards online at www.tpplus.co.nz or on the Tagata Pasifika Facebook page HERE A Tagata Pasifika special will be screened again on TV1 on Saturday 17 October, 9.30-11am. The 2020 Pacific Music Awards...

‘A Groove Theory’ Te Wiki o te Reo Māori special

Since 2018, Base DJ and ‘A Groove Theory‘ show host Kirk James curates beautiful shows dedicated to Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. He carefully puts together 2 and a half hours worth of his favourite soulful waiata sung in Te Reo Māori. Listen back to this years...

A Day in Music History – 25/09

History class is in session, on today’s show we discussed DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, their boycott of the 1988 Grammy award show and Will Smith’s missed opportunity to star in ‘The Matrix’. Listen back on Mixcloud and tune into Base Breakfast every Friday morning with Ian...

Announcing the Aotearoa Music Awards

This week marked the launch of the Aotearoa Music Awards, introducing a new era for Recorded Music New Zealand’s annual music awards. Developed by creative agency LIKEMINDS in collaboration with specialist Māori concept and creative studio HAUMI, the Aotearoa Music Awards reinterpret what it means to be a...

2020 Pacific Music Awards goes online

The Pacific Music Awards Trust have announced that the 2020 Pacific Music Awards will be presented online and television this year, there will be no live event on Wednesday 30 September as planned. Given the current environment and our responsibility for our community, we believe this is the...

A day in music history – 9/11

Introducing a new segment on Friday’s Base Breakfast ‘A day in music history’ with Daria who was one of our Base FM mentees and is now an intern! This week, the segment falls on September 11th… “A day in music history – 9/11” September 11th brings a day full of...

WE ❤ AOTEAROA postponed

Due to the Covid19 restrictions, the organisers of ‘We Love Aotearoa’ have postponed the celebrations which were planned to take place this weekend, Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 August, at Queens Wharf in Auckland. This includes the following events: We Love Aotearoa (R18) ticketed event We Love Aotearoa...

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...