Shotover Sunshine Festival: February 9th, Queenstown

On Saturday February 9th The Wakatipu Basin will once again resonate with the superlative sounds of top-shelf Aotearoan music for the 2nd biennial Shotover Sunshine Festival (SSF). Event organisers are hard at work engineering a vibe like no other, bringing together an awe-inspiring line up to a majestic location...

VIDEO: Action Bronson Auckland Show

  This great little clip from Action Bronson’s Galatos gig appeared online a couple of days ago and we couldn’t resist sharing it with you. The grizzly bear of an M.C swings girls from his shoulders, throws an over sized rib-eye steak off the stage and rolls down into...

GALLERY: Base FM Party at Sandbar on Waiheke

  For our second party of the year we headed over to the beautiful Waiheke Island with a crew of Base FM DJs and a massive posse of Base heads. For one night we took over Sandbar, a fantastic venue with the best view in Auckland. Frybread Radio...

World Hip Hop Women: From The Sound Up (Mix)

Hip Hop is a global phenomenon, and its feminine voice is exposing new frontiers of creativity. Rooted in the five elements, Hip Hop has grown to nurture socio-spiritual growth and community development worldwide. As further evidence of this, World Hip Hop Market, Nomadic Wax, and Detroit’s DJ LaJedi...

GALLERY: BaseFM's first gig of 2013

Base FM’s first proper party of the year was held on Saturday 5th January at The Leigh Sawmill with very special guests Funkommunity (live). With many people still enjoying their holidays in this beautiful part of the country, there was an amazing turn out for this night. Funkommunity...

Auckland Council – Music In Parks – 2013

  It wouldn’t be an Auckland summer without being able to enjoy some free live music on a sunny patch of grass right in the middle of the city. Auckland Council’s Music In Parks is back for Summer 2013 with a great line up of free outdoor concerts...

VIDEO: Cornerstone Roots "Take Me"

Once again, Cornerstone Roots have put out something full of good summer vibes right on time.  The perfectly laid back Take Me is the second single off their forthcoming album Rock My Soul.  Watch it, share it, add it to your summer soundtrack.  

DJ T-ROCK & SQUASHY NICE "Getting Through"

American producer duo DJ T-Rock and Squashy Nice’s’ five year journey through dim lit basements, scratchy rare grooves and the beats that time forgot is over. “We wanted the new album to have a retro feel, using vintage technology to keeping the production minimal. For the most-part we sample from...

VIDEO: @peace "Home"

@peace – ‘HOME’ | @homebrewcrew @Lui_T_NewtonProduced by – Miso Shiru @loganduffKeys by – B Haru @bharumusicThank you to Nz On Air for their generosity and patience Overseen and edited by Hone St John @meansxnomeans2nd unit Camera by: Blake Dunlop @emulsionburns @peace ‘HOME’ from @ Peace on Vimeo.

Blackjob ft Suz: Queen In My Empire

ORIGINAL CULTURES is a non-profit record label & cultural and arts organisation based in Bologna, Italy and London, UK. We do unique cultural events and artistic exchange, release records and generally try to give artists and the public a chance to do and see things they never have...

Scrimshire: Forgotten Songs – A Free EP

Scrimshire is a Singer/Songwriter, Producer, DJ and one of them men behind the label Wah Wah 45s. Written and recorded between 2009 and October 2011 this is a collection of songs that came together on the way to finishing Scrimshire’s “The Hollow” LP. Some formed the basis for better...

Label Love Vol 5: The Jazz Edition (Compilation)

Label Love is an eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe – each track plucked and presented by Jazz heads from Tru Thoughts Recordings, Impossible Ark Records, Gondwana Records, Jazzman Records, Edition Records, Katalyst Entertainment, Revive Music...

Hiatus Kaiyote: Tawk Takeout (Remix album)

Hiatus Kaiyote are future soul. Based in Melbourne, the four-piece fuses neo-soul, hip-hop and electronic beats along with flavours of Latin, jazz and opera, all presented with a cinematic sheen. Equal parts The Roots and Little Dragon yet so much more, Hiatus Kaiyote seamlessly blend their influences (too many to list here) and...

Breakage: The Promise EP

Breakage follows his critically acclaimed album ‘Foundation’ & crossover hit ‘Fighting Fire’ with his latest offering ‘The Promise EP’. Progressive in nature, with a nod to both the Balearic Island & the basements of inner-city London, this four-tracker is a taster of what is to come as Boyle...

Jstar: Northern Bass 2012 (mix)

Jstar returns for another NZ summer and will be playing a number of shows & festivals while he’s here. After the big roots & reggae show coming up in Auckland (21st December 2012) here’s a taster of what’s to come from Jstar at Northern Bass. On 30th December he will...

Harbour City Electric: Without A Sound (Album)

Recorded between February-July 2010, the debut album from Harbour City Electric “Without A Sound” is finally released on !2th September 2012. Dropping a track a week since the beginning of August, the Base FM tune of the week “Seek & Destroy” is a soulful gem with a heavy...

David Dallas: Buffalo Man (EP)

David Dallas is back with a new 6-track EP inspired by, sampled and interpolated from the catalogue of Jamiroquai, and it’s available for free download now. The Buffalo Man EP is the culmination of an idea David Dallas started floating around three years ago. With Jamiroquai both an influential artist for...