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...

The Nextmen vs Joe Dukie: Blow Wind Blow (EP)

Acclaimed genre-popping producers Brad Baloo & Dom Search from The Nextmen joined forces with arguably one of the world’s best Soul vocalists, Fat Freddy’s Drop frontman Dallas Tamaira – AKA Joe Dukie – in the Summer of 2003 to flesh out & record an idea hatched by Christopher...

48 Hours with The Side Steps Quintet (EP)

“48 Hours with The Side Steps Quintet” is a 6 track EP featuring production duo Si Res & Dandruff Dicky, alongside Hone Be Good, Tonga Vaea & Tyra Hammond. Recorded, mixed, mastered & released in just 5 day. Grab it while it’s hot! Released 12 October 2012 Dandruff Dicky: Sax, Production Si...

Raiza Biza: Dream Something (Album)

Hamilton-based emcee Raiza Biza drops his debut full length album, featuring dope production from some of NZs finest beatmakers including Crime Heat, S.F.T., SoulChef, Si-Res and Jay Knight. Dream Something also features special guests Esther Stephens, Amanda Djo, Genocide & Kitty Kutz. A limited edition physical CD is...

Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde (Album)

Join Gummy Soul’s Amerigo Gazaway as he embarks on a 55 minute “Quest to The Pharcyde”. Utilizing the original Jazz, Soul and Funk recordings sampled throughout A Tribe Called Quest’s extensive catalogue, Gazaway recreates classic productions – pairing his reinterpreted instrumentals with select vocals from West Coast “golden...

High Noon : Floating Points / Fatima / Alexander Nut

This is just a shout out to everyone who came along to this very special event put on by #Jusayin with The British Council and Base FM. Once again, the #Jusayin crew brought out some amazing acts and put together another unique High Noon event. Food, drinks and...

APOLLO BROWN (Detroit) | Rakinos, Sunday 2nd Dec

Sunday afternoons just got a whole lot better! At 3pm December 2nd, Rakinos is bringing back their Sunday Sessions just in time for summer. ‘BY ALL MEANS’ Live Sundays at Rakino’s will be kicking off with extra special guest APOLLO BROWN (Detroit), The Means, Submariner and Lokey. Tickets...

RADIOWAVES | Old School Vs New School

The final Radiowaves event for the year brings together a talented group of like-minded individuals who’s musical experience spans decades. Teaming up some of NZs pioneering Old School DJs, MCs & Producers alongside a selection from the New School pack who carry on this great tradition. Producer Set: Submariner |...

Young, Gifted & Broke | THE GREY TAPE

In an age where music sales are at an all time high and every kid owns a walkman Young, Gifted and Broke bring you THE GREY TAPE. Featuring work from At Peace, Team Dynamite, Side Steps Quintet, Home Brew and countless other people you’ve never heard, of owning this...

CD of the week: HIATUS KAIYOTE ‘Tawk Tomahawk’

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. Released in April 2012, TAWK TOMAHAWK is the Hiatus Kaiyote’s debut. The self-produced 10 track EP showcases the breadth of the...

CD of the week: DJ VADIM "Don't Be Scared"

Mr eclectic electric, Mr internationalist (69 countries to date), part time Fat Freddy’s Drop collaborator/remixer and DJ (Electric Freddy), the John Coltrane of electronic music, Grammy nominated (2002), multi award winning DJ and producer, Daddy Vad returns with his 6th solo album entitled ‘Don’t Be Scared’. Is it possible...

0064 | The Sound of NZ (Full Trailer)

Zeus Productions have just released a full 6 minute trailer from thier forthcoming New Zealand Music Feature Documentary “0064 : The Sound Of NZ”. Featuring NZ musicians, DJs, Producers, Studios, Radio Stations and Venue owners, the wide cross-section of people who feature in this documentary show how diverse...

CD of the week: IVA LAMKUM "Black Eagle"

A songs-as-storybook collection of half a decade day-to-day experiences, Black Eagle consists of a series of deeply personal, yet universally relatable meditations on family, hard-work, internal conflict, the loved and the loveless.   Drawing stylistically on elements of roots reggae, folk, rock, funk, indie and beyond, the album repositions...

CD of the Week: VISIONEERS "Hipology"

Monday 28th May Marc Mac presents VISIONEERS – Hipology (BBE) Marc Mac is one of a rare breed of producers who moves smoothly between different genres flitting between pseudonyms while leaving a trail of quintessential releases. Straight Outta Dollis Hill London, Marc Mac is one half of the...

CD of the Week: EDDIE NUMBERS "Another Day In Paradise"

Monday 14th May EDDIE NUMBERS ‘Another day In Paradise’ This album was recorded in New Zealand by the band, mixed and mastered by Mike Nielsen at Moda Sound Studios, Istanbul.  Neilson has worked with Jamiroquai, Underworld, KRS ONE and numerous other international acts. ‘Another Day In Paradise’ can be described as...

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,...