BOHEMIAN THOUGHT: Magnificent Dyslexic

A work of true inspiration steeped in triumph over personal struggle, Wellington based spoken word artist Bohemian Thought delivers a positive message with his debut album ‘Magnificent Dyslexic’, released in New Zealand through Dharma Records / Southbound. A spoken word poet, singer, songwriter and percussionist (aka poetic philosopher) Bohemian...

HOLLIE SMITH & MARA TK: Band Of Brothers Vol 1

Released on August 1, ‘Band Of Brothers, Vol: 1’ is the first in a series of musical projects spearheaded by Hollie Smith with the mind to experiment with different artists and aspects of production and collaboration. In Volume 1 she joins acclaimed beat maker, vocalist and multi- instrumentalist...

THE NOMAD: Perilous Times

Roaming the globe, cruising along the road less travelled, The Nomad makes music that pushes the boundaries. His latest offering Perilous Times sees The Nomad (aka Daimon Schwalger) keep things fresh, taking off on a new tangent by blending signature sounds of reggae, drum & bass, jungle and electronica...

JILL SCOTT "Light Of The Sun"

Executive produced by Jill Scott and J.R Hutson (Pharell, Faith Evans), The Light Of The Sun features appearances by rappers Paul Wall, Doug E. Fresh, and Eve and traverses the rocky terrain of love, longing and loss. The first single, “So in Love,” is a duet with Anthony Hamilton....

WU-TANG – Legendary Weapons

WU-TANG “LEGENDARY WEAPONS” The latest Wu-Tang project, LEGENDARY WEAPONS features Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, RZA, Method Man, Capadonna, U-God and Inspectah Deck, along with AZ, M.O.P, Sean Price, Killa Sin and others.  This project is Executive Produced by RZA. LEGENDARY WEAPONS’ throw-back sound is inspired by classic soul and kung fu...

PITCH BLACK : Rarities & Remixes

Known globally for their stomping live sets, Rarities and Remixes showcases Pitch Black’s mellower side. Beginning with a dancefloor friendly, but respectful reworking of the Richard Nunns and Hirini Melbourne original, ‘Te Po’ and ending with an equally haunting version of Tiki’s ‘Past Present Future’, Rarities and Remixes...

PUNKY REGGAE PARTY MIX

The Punky Reggae Party 2011 is upon us again. And it’s the 10th anniversary this time around. Head to the Kings Arms Sunday 5th June @ 3pm to skank and groove. The night features The Iron Hammer, The Solomonix & Jah Red Lion, Atsushi & The Mini Moisties,...

THE BEAT GENERATION: 10th Anniversary Collection

 The Beat Generation series on the BBE label are some of the best hip hop albums of the last 10 years. The label’s enormously liberal approach was the antithesis of stiff major record label A&R practices, their forward thinking rewarded handsomely by a truly diverse set of albums...

J STAR – Dub Zealand

Jstar & Dr Cat present: Dub Zealand – bass culture music… It says here that the tracks on Dub Zealand, “highlight the surprising relation,” between the islands forming New Zealand and Jamaica. Surprising!? Given the Olympic quantities of weed smoked in either nation there’s little to be surprised...

LITTLE BUSHMAN – Te Oranga

Base FM’s CD of the Week is Little Bushman’s “Te Oranga”. Venturing at times into the shadows, then veering off up into the cosmos, it is sure to satisfy all who ingest. From a delta-esque hoedown recitation of the cycle of life, to an alternative cosmic take on...

SHAPESHIFTER – System Remix

Back in December, Shapeshifter announced plans to free the stems of The System Is A Vampire’s killer cut ‘Longest Day’ for remixers and versionists worldwide. So that any producer, irrespective of reputation and recognition could get the chance to feature on the box fresh long-player, System Remix. And...

CERN – Terminus LP

The Base FM CD of the Week is CERN “Terminus” Over 2 years in the making, Base FM resident Ollie Cern (In Session – Thurs 10pm) has delivered an album which showcases his depth of style and production. A very personal album, the themes and track titles reflect the journey that...

Shake & Bake Survival Kit

So Shake & Bake is hittin’ Western Park this Saturday, and to make the whole experience a whole lot more enjoyable we’ve got a few items up for grabs. From Monday 21st Feb through til Friday 25th we’ll be giving 1 x Survival Kit prizepack away everyday, which...

CD Of The Week Christmas Prizepack

Tune into base all this week to enter the massive Base FM CD of the week Christmas prizepack! Main Prize:The Prizepack features a stack of albums by local & international artists, from hip hop to reggae, soul to dubstep & we’ve thrown in a few mix CDs for...

The Midnights – Outside

Having spent their formative years honing their craft playing late night house parties, dive bars and crashing the odd folk evening, The Midnights have finally released their debut album on Loop. Having now emerged victorious from various bedroom studios, The Midnights have completed their debut LP, Outside, and...

LATIN AOTEAROA : Bobby Brazuka, Jennfier Zea, Isaac Aesili

LATIN AOTEAROA is the collective of Bobby Brazuka, Jennfier Zea and Isaac Aesili, and their first “live mix-tape” embraces styles as diverse as Cumbia, Calypso Funk, Boogaloo, Salsa, Rumba, Ethiopian Jazz & Y Mas.. Together they create a unique and truly legitimate Latin act with a local flavour,...

Aotearoa Dubstep Allstars – Volume 1

Aotearoa Dubstep Allstars – Volume 1

Optimus Gryme Recordings, the label behind some of the biggest releases in NZ Dubstep history is gearing up for its most exciting release yet! November 2010 will see the largest collaboration of NZ Dubstep artists with 29 of our biggest producers and MCs all coming together on a double disc...

ICE CUBE "I Am The West"

“This shit is cocky, no apologies, West Coast gangsta shit. I can’t help it. That’s what I do.” There are really only a few household names in the rap & hip hop game. Even fewer endure beyond an album or two, a flash in the pan & then...

Ladi6 "The Liberation Of…"

Base favourites & family of friends… LADI6 “The Liberation Of…” is the 2nd album from NZs leading lady of soulful rhymes. Recorded while Ladi6 & Parks were based in Berlin earlier this year, the album is a definite musical step forward. Production duties and shared between Parks and...

BASSCAMP "After The Rain"

Two years after the release of their critically-acclaimed debut album, Christchurch based Basscamp Soundsystem are back with a follow-up that pushes their multi-dimensional soundscape even further into the stratosphere. With a rich, global mix of reggae, hip-hop, and Pacific Soul, After The Rain is a bold reflection of...