Auckland Live’s Summer in the Square

Auckland Live presents Summer in the Square 11 December 2020 – 27 February 2021 The heart of central city channels the high seas this summer with the return of Auckland Live’s free inner-city festival Summer in the Square! Creating an urban marina within Aotea Square, the world-class programme of...

Base Stream is Back!

After a few technical hitches, the Base Stream is Back! FINALLY, we got our Base web-stream back up and running – just in time for summer. Tune in from your batch, favourite beach or while on the road, anytime anywhere: The Base FM APP & WEB-STREAM got you covered!...

Native Tongues 7 December 2020

This week on Native Tongues… Featured Artist: Soulchef Featured Tracks: ‘Drifting in a Daydream ft. Need Not Worry’, ‘Write This Down ft. Nieve’ SoulChef is a matured rap/hip hop producer residing in New Zealand with a clear passion for his craft and artists that he works with. Providing...

Native Tongues 30 November 2020

This week on Native Tongues!…. Featured Artist: Church & AP Track: Happy Song ft. Deadforest Fresh off claiming best hip-hop act at the Aotearoa Music Awards last week on the 1 year anniversary of their debut album ‘Teeth’, Church & AP have further cemented this status with ‘Happy...

‘Turn It Up’ Summer Comp

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED Stay tuned as we will be announcing the artists, soon and will have a FREE compilation of dope unreleased local music coming your way this summer! After the last successful ‘Turn It Up 2020’ compilation, we’re teaming up with Noisehive and doing it again –...

WE ❤️ AOTEAROA

We Love Aotearoa December 19th at ASB Showgrounds – Free Entry Whānau Fun Day: 10 am – 3 pm Saturday, December 19th We Love Aotearoa (r18): 5 pm – 11 pm Saturday, December 19th (ticketed) We Love Aotearoa is back and bigger than ever, with an unmissable line-up...

Base FM Youth Mentoring Programme – Sylas

More highlights from our Youth Mentoring Programme, this time with up and coming rapper Sylas who teamed up with Sunshine Sound System for a few weeks. He built up his confidence and even dropped some freestyles live on air with KP. Big ups to Creative Communities Auckland for...

Grey Lynn Park Festival – Saturday 21 November

Grey Lynn Park Festival 2020 is happening on Saturday 21st November from 10am – 6pm On the Main Stage, we’ll have our Base FM Showcase featuring The* SUNSHINE SOUND SYSTEM * NEW ZEALAND *, IllBaz & friends, Raiza Biza, SØJOURN & more. Plus our very own Base FM...

Base FM Youth Mentoring programme – Mangere Central School

Over the past few weeks, we have had three amazing students from Mangere Central School on the Base airwaves with DJ Grassmouth as part of our Youth Mentoring programme. Matai – 10 years old – Confident with an outgoing personality. Loves to sing and hit those high notes...

A Day in Music History – 09/10

This week marks the first of a two night of The Rolling Stones Tattoo You tour in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – where the budding star Prince opened, to the extreme distaste of the crowd. Prince went on to describe the audience on the night as “tasteless...

Winners of the 2020 Pacific Music Awards

Despite delays and challenges created by COVID-19, the Pacific music community celebrated another year of outstanding music at the 16th annual Pacific Music Awards. The event was pre-recorded due to COVID-19 restrictions and aired as an online presentation this evening. The big winners were Elijah Manu and Albert...

Pacific Music Awards 2020 Behind the Scenes

Despite delays and challenges created by COVID-19, the Pacific music community celebrated another year of outstanding music at the 16th annual Pacific Music Awards. The event was pre-recorded due to COVID-19 restrictions and aired as an online presentation this evening. Check out the Base Crew head behind the scenes...

A Day in Music History – 02/10

October the 2nd marks the date the Recording Industry American Association took legal action against Napster and 757 individuals illegally sharing music to the similar peer-to-peer sites. Listen along to discover how the now long-dead software sharing platform, alongside Limewire, shaped how we consume music in the modern-day....

WATCH the Pacific Music Awards this Saturday 3 October

The Pacific Music Awards will be shared as an online presentation this Saturday 3 October at 7pm. Watch the awards online at www.tpplus.co.nz or on the Tagata Pasifika Facebook page HERE A Tagata Pasifika special will be screened again on TV1 on Saturday 17 October, 9.30-11am. The 2020 Pacific Music Awards...

‘A Groove Theory’ Te Wiki o te Reo Māori special

Since 2018, Base DJ and ‘A Groove Theory‘ show host Kirk James curates beautiful shows dedicated to Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. He carefully puts together 2 and a half hours worth of his favourite soulful waiata sung in Te Reo Māori. Listen back to this years...

A Day in Music History – 25/09

History class is in session, on today’s show we discussed DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, their boycott of the 1988 Grammy award show and Will Smith’s missed opportunity to star in ‘The Matrix’. Listen back on Mixcloud and tune into Base Breakfast every Friday morning with Ian...

Announcing the Aotearoa Music Awards

This week marked the launch of the Aotearoa Music Awards, introducing a new era for Recorded Music New Zealand’s annual music awards. Developed by creative agency LIKEMINDS in collaboration with specialist Māori concept and creative studio HAUMI, the Aotearoa Music Awards reinterpret what it means to be a...

2020 Pacific Music Awards goes online

The Pacific Music Awards Trust have announced that the 2020 Pacific Music Awards will be presented online and television this year, there will be no live event on Wednesday 30 September as planned. Given the current environment and our responsibility for our community, we believe this is the...