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,...

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...