Breaking Artists (July 2020)

  ‘Breaking Artists’ on Base is a monthly feature where we pick 3 local artists and showcase 3 new tracks we think you should know. All ‘Breaking Artists’ tracks are fresh and featured for the entire month so we can push their music far and wide. This month’s...

Call out to our future creatives!

Base FM is ‘hands-on’ again as we are opening up our doors for young people. The idea is to pair up a young creative each with a Base FM DJ or artist and tap into the radio station by using it as a safe space and platform for...

WATCH Island Base Samoa documentary Pt.1

In March 2019 the Base FM crew went from little New Zealand to even smaller Samoa to launch Island Base FM. What started as a crazy idea ended up a reality in just 3 months! Our very own sister station Island Base Samoa was created from the ground up,...

WATCH Island Base Samoa Documentary Pt. 2

Part 2 of the Island Base documentary, the crew are back in Samoa and this time with Australian soul/R&B artists DTP – Downtoplease. Continuing our mission to re-connect the sounds of the South Pacific. This trip is about re-connecting DTP with their homeland, school visits and finding new...

Breaking Artists (June 2020)

‘Breaking Artists’ on Base is a monthly feature where we pick 3 local artists and showcase 3 new tracks we think you should know. All ‘Breaking Artists’ tracks are fresh and featured for the entire month so we can push their music far and wide. This months picks!…...

‘Turn It Up 2020’ is out now!

Back in 2013 and for New Zealand Music Month, Base FM released TURN IT UP, a double mix CD of our top local releases. 7 years on, it is now time for volume 2 but with a slightly different take. At Base, we champion our local artists and...

Red Bull are on the hunt for NZ’s next best lyricist

The search has begun for New Zealand’s best new lyricist with the launch of the #RedBullNextNZ competition. Ian Beatmaster Wright had a chat to Smokeygotbeatz and got the low down. Entrants* must download a beat produced by Smokeygotbeatz and record themselves rapping over the top. They then have to upload...

Troy Kingi & The Upperclass win 2020 Taite Music Prize

The annual Taite Music Prize awards ceremony took a slightly different stage this year due to COVID-19 regulations. Originally to take place at Auckland’s Q Theatre in April, the awards ceremony found a new home via webstream on Facebook, YouTube and undertheradar.co.nz. Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern delighted everyone with a quick appearance, presenting the main...

2020 Pacific Music Awards finalists announced

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s plenty to celebrate in New Zealand’s Pacific music scene. The finalists for the 2020 Pacific Music Awards were announced today after a record number of entries, resulting in 24 finalists across 13 categories. Base FM alongside with our sister station Island Base FM,...

ARIA ‘Awake With You’

This week’s Local eyes video is the debut single from solo artist ARIA who has employed another, like-minded, fearless creator – acclaimed actress Morgana O’Reilly (Housebound, Silo Theatre, Edinburgh & New York Fringe Festivals) to produce a raw and powerfully defenceless filmic capture of the story behind the...

‘TURN IT UP’ competition

NZ Artists and Producers, let’s ‘TURN IT UP 2020’ We are running a competition for NZ artists and producers to be featured on a new Base FM compilation ‘TURN IT UP 2020’. The compilation will be made up of 12-15 tracks (one track per artist) and will be...

Base Breakfast LIVE every weekday

  Base Breakfast is still LIVE! every weekday morning from 7.30am till 10am with Ian Beatmaster Wright spinning tunes from his isolation station (aka his house). Check out an episode below. Originally from the south of England, Ian Beatmaster Wright has been hosting the Base Breakfast Show here...

Breaking Artists (April 2020)

Breaking Artists is a new monthly feature showcasing three local artists brand new tunes. SAM V – Ain’t Slowin Down (REMIX) Sam V’s latest ‘Ain’t Slowin Down’ is produced by the award-winning, EDY on the Beat and features Lion Rezz &  Juwan. This funky 2000’s hip hop/R&B joint will have you...

Base FM continues!

Base FM HQ in terms of the office & studio will be closed during lockdown however the ‘lights’ will still be on. We will be broadcasting the Breakfast show LIVE from Ian Beatmaster’s isolation station (a.k.a his house) and our trusty team of amazing Base DJ’s will be...

Breaking Artists (March 2020)

Breaking Artists is a new monthly feature showcasing three local artists brand new tunes. SWISS – Homebound Swiss returns with a song about heartache and longing. The track is accompanied by a video directed by Mohamad F. Mustapha of QUESTion.     VILLETTE – Bye After a brief hiatus,...

A unique Polynesian experience in Aotearoa is here

Polynesian Experience – PolyX is a new and exciting tourism offering that will leave you with an unprecedented cultural experience that you wouldn’t otherwise experience anywhere else in Aotearoa. Be entertained by beautiful cultural performances by over 100 people representing different Polynesian countries in a 1.5hour show at...

Breaking Artists (February 2020)

Breaking Artists is a new monthly feature showcasing three local artists brand new tunes.  bKIDD x JARNA – Can’t Take This Is the latest offering from everyone former milkman B.kidd and newcomer Jarna and  produced by EDYonthebeat     JORDAN GAVET – Away Self-proclaimed new girl, RnB singer Jordan Gavet...

Base FM on your telly!

Go back in time and watch some of our favourite Base-produced features such as the Portland Live Sessions, Base HQ Live, Boat Parties and backstage antics on your TV. Grab the remote and switch to channel 200 on your Freeview box at 3pm and 9pm daily to get...