Finalists announced for the 2019 Pacific Music Awards

‘Celebrating 15 years of Pacific musical excellence’ Last night, the finalists for the 2019 Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Otara Music Arts Centre in Auckland, marking the 15th anniversary of the celebrated event. Base FM NZ and Island Base FM Samoa are thrilled to announce that...

TALKING POINTS: CHE FU ‘2b S.PACIFIC’ with POETIK

TALKING POINTS on BASE FM hosted by MAX OLDFIELD Thanks to NZ On Air Music March 2019 Guest reviewer: Poetik Featured release: Che Fu – 2b S.Pacific Released: 1998 Featured track #1: Waka Featured track #2: Scene III Featured track #3: Without a Doubt Poetik is an Auckland...

Island Base FM: New sister station in Samoa

We are absolutely thrilled to announce Island Base FM, Base FM’s brand new sister station over in Samoa. We will be broadcasting on a full power frequency across all off Samoa on 87.5 FM as well as a live stream via islandbasefm.com and the Base FM phone app worldwide. ‘Base FM...

IT’S WOMAD WEEK! 15-17 March 2019

IT’S WOMAD WEEK… HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW! GOING… GOING… It’s looking like another busy year, but don’t worry, the maximum capacity for WOMAD New Zealand is kept purposely comfortable so you’ll never feel like you’re in a mosh pit. There are limited Saturday and three-day festival...

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LOREN SILA ‘Fight for me’

This weeks Local Eyes is a powerful song with powerful visuals to match by Christchurch Singer, Dancer and Choreographer Loren Sila. The video from beginning to end will give you chills as Loren takes you on a journey of self empowerment by overcoming her inner demons played out by...

Welcoming new Base Breakfast co-hosts

Base Fm would like to welcome Yannika Tavai & Daniel Weetman from The Black Seeds to Monday & Tuesday’s Base Breakfast. With roots in Niue and the Cook Islands, Auckland born Yannika adds a bit of Pacific flavour to Monday’s Base Breakfast. Her taste in music spans across most genres...

Base FM HQ Live #11 | Dillastrate

Dillastrate took a short break from recording their brand new album to swing by the Base FM studio to perform a strip back version of their track ‘Something There’ taken from their Black Diamond – EP Buy Black Diamond – EP here!  Find out more about Dillastrate: INSTAGRAM |...

BREAKING ARTISTS & BASE HEAVY (February 2019)

Introducing two new monthly features to Base FM, Breaking Artists and Base Heavy! Breaking Artists is a new monthly feature showcasing three local artists we think you should know. This month’s picks: Shiraz & LSJ ‘Club SportZ’| Leonard Charles ‘Nine Lives | Nadis ‘WAVEY’   Base Heavy is a is...

EVENT: Splore – Sold Out!

General release Splore 2019 tickets have SOLD OUT! If you missed out on a ticket sign up to a waiting list here. No promises but Splore are anticipating a small number of cancellations at the end of January when Lay By’s expire and you will get first dibs. You can...

Base FM in Piha, Muriwai and Bethells

Starting off the year right, we are thrilled to announce an additional Base FM frequency out west, catering to our beautiful west coast communities that are Piha, Muriwai & Bethells. Formerly known as Black Sands Radio, this is now the new home of Base FM. You can tune...

Base FM Summer Highlights 2018 (Part 1)

Base FM kicked off the summer holidays with the Docktop Sessions in sunny Paihia. Providing sounds were Base DJ’s Wendy Douglas, VULC as well as DJ CK from the UK. We had two surprise performances from ‘Simple One’ (Germany) and VULC who both blew us away with their...

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Base FM Summer Highlights 2019 (Part 2)

The beginning of our NYE celebrations started at Northern Bass in Mangawhai. Once again there was no shortage of talented local and international artists on each of the 3 stages. The weather was perfect, big ups to Gareth, Fuzen and everyone involved at the festival. Eva Lazarus was one...

Base FM Summer Highlights 2019 (Part 3)

The weather put on a stunner of a day for Island Oasis on Waiheke Island. The beautiful Rangihoua Estate provided the perfect scene for the afternoon. The entire set up and hospitality from Sam Carrol and his crew was perfect. Big ups Sam! Line up included Latinaotearoa, Freq...

Happy Holidays from Base FM

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from Base. Although many of our usual shows are taking a summer break until 7th January, we’ve still got a great selection of exclusive mixes, pre-recorded shows, and bass filled beats. Plus if you are heading up to this...

Event: Base FM Presents Docktop Sessions

Docktop Sessions with BaseFM Saturday 22rd December 2018 3pm till 9.30pm FREE ENTRY! @ Zane Grey’s The Dock Restaurant & Bar 69 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand 0200 Base FM brings you an afternoon session of beats and treats through to sunset. Docktop sessions will make your head nod, body...

EVENT: Base FM presents ‘Island Oasis’

ISLAND OASIS Saturday 5th January 2019 WAIHEKE ISLAND featuring FREQ NASTY MELODOWNZ SUNSHINE SOUNDSYSTEM LATINAOTEAROA ERINSPHERE FREQ NASTY FreQ Nasty, is a DJ and producer of breakbeat electronic music based in Los Angeles, California. Originally from New Zealand, McFadyen’s artistic career has taken him across the world, first...

Uber 2018 End of Year Statistics

Uber in New Zealand by the numbers: 2018 in Review More than 83 million kilometres, the equivalent of travelling to the moon and back 108 times, is the distance riders in New Zealand travelled in trips booked using the Uber app during 2018. Uber NZ looks back on...