CD of the Week: HOME BREW "Home Brew"

Monday 30th April. 2012 HOME BREW “Home Brew” Tom Scott has a vision; He has his own story to tell and he has enlisted a great ensemble of musicians, vocalists and producers to help bring this vision to life. Without be pretentious about it, the album addresses the...

CD of the Week: VERY TALL STORIES / SPEAKEASY SIDESHOW

MONDAY 23rd April, 2012 This week Base FM will be giving away 2 new albums from Tom Everett aka MC Speakeasy. Released simultaneously, the separate projects reveal 2 sides to the artist: the singer, and the rapper. Album #1: VERY TALL STORIES “Open Eyes” Win it all this...

CD of the Week: THE BEST OF CONSCIOUS ROOTS

Week starting Monday 2nd April 2012 The Best of Conscious Roots is a 30-song double disc which offers two fresh and contrasting listening experiences which speak of who we are. Eighteen of the songs have been drawn from the first five volumes and the other twelve are new...

CD of the week: JULIEN DYNE "Glimpse"

Monday 12th – Friday 16th March 2012 Base FM listeners will be familiar with Julien Dyne from his work as drummer with the Opensouls, followed by the first solo outing “Phantom Limbo EP” released on From The Crate Records in 2007. Phantom Limbo EP featured the classics Maddingos,...

CD of the Week: ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT "Black Radio"

Robert Glasper Experiment “Black Radio” (Blue Note Records/EMI) is a future landmark album that boldly stakes out new musical territory and transcends any notion of genre, drawing from jazz, hip hop, R&B and rock, but refusing to be pinned down by any one tag. The first full-length album...

CD Of The Week: MYELE MANZANZA "One"

The musically prolific Myele Manzanza has not only held down the drums as part of Wellington’s Electric Wire Hustle for the past 4 years but has also drummed for Olmecha Supreme, Sheba Williams, The Recloose Live Band, The Jonathan Crayford Trio as well as for his father – Sam Manzanza’s...

CD of the Week: WOMAD 2012

WOMAD NZ 2012 CD PROVIDES TASTE OF THE WORLD’S FESTIVAL Can’t wait for WOMAD?  Experience the sounds of WOMAD New Zealand 2012 on the newly released compilation CD, WOMAD: The World’s Festival 2012. The CD is the official compilation released ahead of the three-day festival which takes place from 16-18 March 2012 at New Plymouth’s Brooklands Park...

CD of the week: Batucada Sound Machine "Don't Keep Silent"

Riding the wake of their successful European summer tour, Batucada Sound Machine return to New Zealand with a new album of tried and true road-tested tunes entitled “Don’t Keep Silent”, due for release January 23rd, 2012. In addition, BSM have planned their first ever comprehensive tour of New...

SOULWARE "Return To The Source" CD Giveaway

  Soulware is a 5-piece live electronic act hailing from the South Island of New Zealand. The music they create is lush, emotive, textured, thought provoking, and combines elements of Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Trip Hop, Dub Electronica, Blues and Rock. Since their inception just over a year ago,...

WU-TANG CLAN: Off The Top – CD giveaways

To say the the Wu-Tang Clan was one of the most influential Hip Hop groups of all time wouldn’t be an understatement, ranked 5th by MTV in 2007. From the rough borough of Staten Island, New York City, they created one of the finest Hip Hop albums in living memory...

Mayer Hawthorne: How Do you Do?

The “retro soul” tag is added to almost any contemporary work that sounds like it was originally recorded before 1980, and Mayer Hawthorne is aware of how trends come and go. But, he says, he’s not interested in taking it back to the “good old days,” as much...

Jah Red Lion "EP"

Jah Red Lion draws inspiration for his self-titled EP from his journey spent throughout New Zealand over the last two years. His unique tone and style of singing combined with a bass heavy reggae beat makes for a great summer EP and leaves you wanting more. Produced locally...

DJ GRASSROOTS: This Time

DJ Grassroots’ debut album THIS TIME is a collaborative effort, featuring a number of musicians, and top local reggae producers Dub Terminator and Iron Will, alongside LA Bassman and Producer Extraordinaire Steve ‘E’ Ross.  ‘This Time’ covers a range of genres and styles, showcasing Grassroots’ versatility as an...

Bulletproof "Dub Me Crazy"

The 4th Studio album from Bulletproof is also his first since singing with EMI. Collaborations include Tiki Taane, Hollie Smith, Rugged Tekniques, Jessie G, Crushington & Dutty Ranks. The album also includes Bulletpoofremixes of Computers Want Me Dead, Kidz In Space & Anika Moa The album draws influences currently heard in the UK/US Dubstep scene and veers away from the relentless noisy chainsaw...

SUPER VILLIANS (RMC) – Meanwhile EP

From the gloomy depths of Auckland City come the “SUPERVILLAINS” A Hip Hop collective bringing you a 90s style of upbeat BOOM BAP, BIBIDY rap and swayze swagged out bangers. Fred Bishop – Fang Wei a.k.a The BishopPiata Turei – Piatao a.k.a Sweaty Tooth MadManLiam Bree – Michael Checker a.k.a Stich...

THE NUDGE: Big Nudge Pie

Describing their sound as many fingers in many pies, The Nudge pie is a concoction of a blues and rock base with a deep swamp filling and raucous party crust, mixed and baked by singer/guitarist Ryan Prebble, keyboardist James Coyle and drummer Iraia Whakamoe. Fresh from the oven,...

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....