Gallery : Blu, Houseshoes and @Peace

On Wednesday night all the hiphop lovers of Auckland converged at Galatos to see the amazing line up of Blu, Houseshoes and @Peace. It was a real family affair with a whole lot of Base DJs, old school heads and younger heads all in attendance. The party started...

Free Album Download – Raiza Biza "Summer"

This week local MC released his album “Summer” as a follow up to last year’s “Dream Something” LP. The Hamilton based MC says he’s named the album after the amazing summer we’ve all enjoyed over the last few months, crediting the long days and extra sunshine with helping...

WOMAD 2013 Review – Lewis Tennant

Outdoor music festivals are pretty special.  Even the ones I’ve been to where something (typically the weather) isn’t ideal, the punters that stick it out are part of a unique experience… like THAT Gathering, the Millennium one that rained solid crayon width ‘drops’ for the entire three days....

Christoph El Truento produces a #1 on theaudience

Today we are sending a whole lot of respect and congratulations out to producer/beatmaker Christoph El Truento and to all of you dope music lovers who voted for his track Galaxy on theaudience as he has taken out the top place for March, securing him NZ On Air Wildcard Making Tracks funding....

Serato Icon Artist Series – Hudson Mohawke

The Icon Artist Series is a diverse, hand-picked collection of artists who represent and epitomise the Serato ethos. Fatboy Slim, The Gaslamp Killer, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Erykah Badu, Z-Trip, Mix Mater Mike and Peanut Butter Wolf have all appeared in this informative yet entertaining videos. Check the full...

Ben Jamin EP Release – "Radiowaves"

Happy Easter everyone! While you’re munching down on hot cross buns this weekend, make sure you grab the new EP “Radiowaves” from Base DJ and YGB producer, Ben Jamin, due for release on Good Friday. Having played a couple of Base FM’s Radiowaves events, Ben Jamin was inspired...

SHORT FILM: Bilal "West Side Girl"

Bilal has just released a short film rather than your typical music video for his track “West Side Girl”. Clocking in at over 11 minutes, the film opens with Bilal and his “co-worker” having a hypothetical discussion over who they’d make a move for if they were a...

Gallery and Review: WOMAD 2013

  As usual, we had an amazing time down at WOMAD this year. The whole Base crew along with a bunch of our DJs and friends headed down to Taranaki for a weekend of some of the best music from all over the world. Check out these stunning...

SPLORE 10th anniversary: 14-16 February 2014

The biennial Splore event returns to the sublime Tapapakanga Regional Park on 14-16 February, 2014 to mark its 10th anniversary on the Auckland region’s events calendar. Splore 2014 is sure to be dazzling, sophisticated and not to be missed and will once again provide a richly diverse festival...

BASE FM and Dopamine present : Blu & Exile with House Shoes

Dopamine and Base FM are proud to announce the first NZ appearance of LA based duo Blu & Exile, with DJ support from Detroit’s HipHop ambassador to the world HOUSE SHOES and Auckland’s kings of the underground @PEACE. Wednesday 3rd April @ GALATOS. Limited $35 tickets available: www.undertheradar.co.nz BLU...

P-MONEY Releases Series of free singles

With the release of his new album Gratitude just around the corner, P-Money wants to show appreciation for his fans with the release of a series of free singles in the lead up to the album drop on May 17. First single off the album ‘Welcome to America’ has...

Win a massage with Base FM's favourite massage therapist!

  DJing is hard work. Standing bent over turntables for hours at night takes it’s toll on a body. So, to keep ourselves in tip top condition we go see our friend Griff Cooke. Griff is a trained neuromuscular massage therapist working out of his home clinic in...

CD of the week: YES KING "Re-Record… Not Fade Away"

Tune in for CD giveaways on Breakfast & Drive, Monday 18 – Friday 22 March Production heavyweight Rhys Adams returns with his second LP Re-Record… Not Fade Away released on LOOP under the Yes King moniker. Produced entirely by Adams and A&R’d by Mark Rae, Re-Record… Not Fade...

White Night – Art after dark for one night only – FREE

On Saturday, March 16th Auckland will be transformed as over 60 art galleries and museums all over the city open their doors for free from 6pm to midnight. White Night is a night art festival that happens once a year all over the world. It originally started in...

Sounds Aotearoa 2013

Sounds Aotearoa, New Zealand’s premier indigenous music expo, is back for 2013 and happening in Auckland for the first time. This two-day music event, which includes speaker seminars and artist showcases/performances, is a opportunity for musicians, promoters, managers and others to work with industry experts to learn and share...

CD of the Week: EAVESDROP "Pins & Needles"

After a string of underground singles, remixes and EPs, David ‘Eavesdrop’ Wood is finally coming to the fore to release his debut album, Pins & Needles on LOOP. Busting onto the scene in the early 2000’s as a dominant, young DJ, Eavesdrop won accolades taking out the first...

Myele Manzanza & The Eclectic: Live 22nd March

The driving rhythmical talent behind Electric Wire Hustle steps out to present 2 unique performances in the Auckland area. “The future of drums in NZ is firmly in the hands of Myele Manzanza.” – NZ Musician Magazine This may seem a lofty statement but this young talent has...

Dopamine presents: ODDISEE / OLIVIER DAYSOUL

Dopamine Presents is bringing you a very exclusive and intimate Sunday Session at Rakino’s. ODDISEE (USA) & OLIVIER DAYSOUL (UK) will be joining us for the Sunday Family Roast on Sunday March 17th, alongside The Means (Live), DJs Lo Key & Gregg Harper and MC’s J.Double & Dames Brown....

#Jusayin Presents: SUFF DADDY (MPM/Germany)

#Jusayin Presents: High Noon The Pool Party Edition Saturday 2nd March | Point Erin Pools Kicks off at 3pm | Licensed Bar (no BYO) | Free entry > must RSVP the facebook event In celebration of what has been an amazing summer #JUSAYIN are taking High Noon to...

Newtown Sound Stage at Newtown Festival

  Wellingtonians. You lucky, lucky bitches. And the rest of the country – if Homegrown hasn’t tempted you to travel to the capital this weekend, then the killer line up at the Newtown Festival’s Street Fair should do the trick. This free street party has 8 different stages,...