Base FM Newsletter

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Event: Charity Silent Auction & Cocktail Evening

Charity Silent Auction & Cocktail Evening at Carmen Jones will be raising money for The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation who feel passionately about saving the severely abused dogs from the horrific dog meat trade in Asia. The event will be Hosted at Carmen Jones Eatery and Lounge Bar...

TOM SCOTT ‘Avantdale Bowling Club’ Release and Exhibition

Red Bull Music presents Avantdale Bowling Club Exhibition Friday 17 August, 12-10pm Saturday 18 August, 12-10pm Sunday 19 August, 12-5pm CorpStudio, 86 Pitt Street, CBD   Last Friday Master storyteller Tom Scott (Home Brew, @Peace, Young, Gifted and Broke) introduced the world to ‘Avantdale Bowling Club’. The full...

Northern Bass 18/19 – First Lineup Announcement

The first lineup for the eighth annual Northern Bass Music Festival is here! Though this is just the beginning, the soundtrack for this year’s festival is starting to emerge, with headliners so far including NYC rapper chef and ‘F*ck That’s Delicious’ star Action Bronson, Jamaican via London MC...

New Release: LATINAOTEAROA ‘Influencis Et Collabis’

Brazilian band–leader Bobby Brazuka, and Venezualan vocalist Jennifer Zea, have just released their 3rd LatinAotearoa album ‘Influencis Et Collabis’ – 9 tracks which blend distinctive South American flavours with the innovative brilliance of some of New Zealand’s most talented musicians. The album includes a latin rework of a Raphael Saadiq neo-soul...

Event: MoZaic – Fashion, Music and Dance

 ORIKoL and BaseFM, in association with Albert Eden presents: MoZaic – Promoting Collaboration, Inclusion & Diversity through Art. Saturday 28th July, 4-8pm @ Empire Studios, 2 Bond St, Absolutely Free & family friendly Picture an old warehouse turned into a hip dance studio right in the middle of Kingsland &...

Event: Base FM Record Swap

Base FM has teamed up with our good friends at Carmen Jones Eatery & Bar to bring you An Old School Record Swap on Tue 24th July. You know that rare vinyl you’ve always wanted… Or some of those records you used to thrash but are now ready to...

Carmen Jones Eatery & Bar (Winter Menu)

The winter days and nights are upon us, so what better way to spend them but with a hot mulled wine and some amazing food in front of a roaring fire. Carmen Jones, a café/restaurant with an interior straight out of Havana, has one foot in the old...

Death of DAB in NZ

  We regret to inform our digital loving Baseheads that the very successful 11-year trial of Digital Audio Broadcasting or DAB technology in New Zealand is coming to an end.   The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) has ordered Kordia to wrap up its trial by...

THE STOOP | Exclusive Unreleased Mix for NZ Music Month

An exclusive mixtape featuring all unreleased music from The Stoop’s favourite NZ artists in the spirit of music month 2018. Recorded 25th May 2018 The Stoop is Oaariki, Golden Mane & El Trendilino. ON AIR weekly Friday’s 6-8pm on Base FM and Facebook LIVE here: https://www.facebook.com/chillonthestoop/

EVENT: Dylan C Low Key Source Mix CD Launch (10th May)

Australian label Low Key Source has dropped their first mix CD, a beast of an album mixed by Base FM’s very own Dylan C, and made up of music out of its extensive catalogue of releases. Low Key Source Vol 1 features tracks from The Roots newest member...

UPDATE – Kendrick Lamar (2nd Auckland Show Announced!)

US hip hop icon Kendrick Lamar has announced he’ll be returning to New Zealand for shows at Auckland’s Spark Arena and Dunedin’s Forsyth Bar Stadium in July, the artist’s first local appearances since performing at Auckland City Limits 2016. Lamar made international headlines last week for being presented the 2018 Pulitzer Prize For Music for his landmark...

Pacific Music Awards 2018 Finalists Announced

  The finalists have been announced for the 2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards, and Berlin-based neo-soul singer Noah Slee is leading with four nominations. New Zealand-born, Berlin-based neo-soul singer Noah Slee leads the 25 finalists who are set to be honoured at the Pacific Music Awards ceremony on...

Event: Red Bull Music Presents: Nosaj Thing (USA) (28 April)

Nosaj Thing will be supported by a hand-picked local roster;  Totems, Surly, and Late June in Auckland. Hosted by MADCAP Where: NECK OF THE WOODS When: Saturday 28th April Cost: $5 with RSVP / $10 without RSVP RSVP here In 2009, Californian producer and DJ Nosaj Thing was one of the most...

Event: Unchained XL EP Release Auckland Show (7 April)

The Auckland stop of the ‘Foreign Legacy’ EP Release NZ Tour, Unchained XL is accompanied by local artists New Telepathics and The Boombox Eulogy. Saturday April 7th, Galatos Main Room Door Sales: $20, Pre-sales $15 from Under The Radar Doors: 8pm, First band: 9pm ~~~~~~~~~~~ Unchained XL is...

Event: Jam On Toast @ Grey Lynn Community Centre (8 April)

Sunday 8th April 9.30am – 12pm Grey Lynn Community Centre 510 Richmond Road FREE Grey Lynn community centre invites you to the Family Fun Jam on Toast. For a day of live art, performances, food, games for the kids, markets and Base DJ’s spinning the decks. Toi Ora’s Artist...

Event: A Tribe Called Red, Tiki Taane, Ria Hall (24th March)

As part of the Auckland Arts Festival Canadian DJ collective, A Tribe Called Red will be playing down at the Festival Playground alongside Tiki Taane and Ria Hall. A Tribe Called Red is making an impact on the global electronic scene with a truly unique sound. Producing a...

Event: Villette & Raiza Biza at Yot Club Raglan (23 March)

Base FM in association with Madcap present Villette & Raiza Biza at The Yot Club Support from Ian Beatmaster Wright Friday 23 March Earlybird tickets available now from $10 +b.f from www.eventbrite.co.nz VILLETTE https://twitter.com/villettedasha https://www.facebook.com/iamvillette https://www.instagram.com/villettedasha Villette is a one-woman band. Not only does she sing, she’s also a...

Event: Base FM presents Homebase (22 March)

  An all-star female lineup: Live: Silva MC DJs: Janiac & Laura Lush Silva MC has been making waves for a minute both here in New Zealand and overseas.  Silva has solidified herself as the Queen of New Zealand’s roots and dancehall scene and shows excellence in her...