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...

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...

And the Theme for Splore is…

Infinity “And in that moment, I swear we were Infinite.” Let us dream beyond Infinity. Explore the outermost reaches of your imagination, listen to your heart, see limitless potential, turn up full spectrum and unleash your creativity. We don’t need to tell you what to wear to a...

WOMAD 2020 first artists announced!

WOMAD New Zealand is famous for showcasing top artists from around the world and Aotearoa. The 2020 festival is no exception and will feature close to 100 hours of music, dance and voices across eight stages. Over three days Ngāmotu’s stunning Brooklands Park and the TSB Bowl of Brooklands will once again be transformed into...

Base FM’s 15th Birthday – Fri 11 Oct!

15 years of ‘No Commercial Bullshit’… Happy Birthday to BASE! From humbled beginnings as a small local FM station, broadcasting from a tiny closet and out into Ponsonby & Grey Lynn only. We certainly have grown up a bit… There’ll be a jam-packed lineup of over 20 artists,...

CHURCH & AP ‘ROULETTE’

With a national tour under their belt, this week’s Local Eye’s is Church & AP‘s brand new single ‘Roulette’, produced by their frequent collaborator Dera Meelan. “We’re not trying to play it safe. We aren’t jumping on a new trend from across the ditch, or sticking to what we know,” Church & AP. Church and AP met on the first...

NORTHERN BASS 19/20

Ticket update: You’ve seen it with campervans, with Fuzen Lounge tickets and soon it will happen with 3 Day passes and 3 Day camping… everything is selling faster this year so don’t leave it too late! Remember! Everyone camping on site needs to get their own camping pass...