Atomic Latte Art Throwdown 2021

After lockdowns foiled plans, not once, but TWICE for the annual Latte Art Throwdown last year, the milk foaming maddness is returning for 2021, on Thursday, June 10th! Hosted in our neighbourhood at Atomics Kingsland’s HQ, 420c New North Road, and with a bunch of spot prizes, food available...

NZ Music Month 2021 Kicks Off!

The best time in New Zealand Music has rolled around, this May we celebrate 21 years of Aotearoa’s iconic NZ Music Month | Te Marama Puoro o Aotearoa.  31 days dedicated to honouring great local music for all New Zealanders – in every place, for every age, and...

Splore 2021

Highlights of Splore Festival 2021. Another phenomenal year at Tapapakanga Regional Park with an all kiwi line-up and a main stage acts that featured promenitely female and gender mixed artists. We also spoke to first timer Mo Muse from BLK CITY and veteran King Kapisi about theor splore...

Beer Week 2021 at 8 Wired Barrelworks

Every year, the Society of Beer Advocates (SOBA) rolls out its red carpet for a week-long celebration of all things craft beer. It’s appropriately called Auckland Beer Week, and our good friends at 8 Wired Barrelworks Matakana are rounding out the week with an open day this Sunday. From 12 –...

Ponsonby Social Club Turns 13!

Happy Birthday, Ponsonby Social Club – Big ups for holding it down since 2008! Huge shout out to Bobby Bazooka and his team for all their hard work over the years. Pop over during the month of April to celebrate PSC’s holding a month-long celebration featuring dance and...

2021 Classic Record Recipient Announced: ‘Poi E’ – Patea Māori Club

New Zealand’s unofficial national anthem, ‘Poi E’, is finally being recognised as an important part of New Zealand’s rich musical landscape, with Patea Māori Club being awarded 2021 IMNZ  (Independent Music NZ) Classic Record. Patea Māori Club’s ‘Poi E’ lyrics were written by te reo advocate, linguist, composer, Ngoi Pēwhairangi (QSM) and...

Breaking Artist (April 2021)

‘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 picks…...

Pacific Music Awards 2021

The Pacific Music Awards Trust have announced that the 2021 Pacific Music Awards (PMA), will be held on Wednesday 1 September at the Vodafone Events Centre. Last year the Pacific Music Awards were proudly produced as an online presentation, on 3 October, honouring our amazing 2020 finalists, award recipients...

NZ Promoter Ecceles Entertainment Named 1# in the World

A New Zealand company 100% owned by Brent & Helen Eccles, has come in as #1 promoter worldwide. POLLSTAR, the internationally recognised live music industry publication, has ranked Eccles at the number one spot, in the first quarter of 2021. We acknowledge the many people we have met in...

NEXT Gen: Series 2 Highlights Video

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),...

Fringe District is the place to be!

After getting the green light to hold live music events in Febuarary of this year, Eden Park has announced its first show will be the from best selling Dunedin band, Six60. The concert scheduled for April 24th, welcomes a potential crowd of 50,000 making it the one of...

Base Welcomes UK’s “Selector After Dark”

In partnership with the British Council, Base welcomes a new syndicated show: “UK’s Selector After Dark” to Saturdays at 12 AM – 1 AM, sending waves of the best new UK music to New Zealand shores. Jazz, grime, indie, and electronica – or anywhere in between – each week...

‘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...

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...