2020 Pacific Music Awards announce live event

After postponing the Pacific Music Awards earlier in the year, the Pacific Music Awards Trust has announced that a live event will be going ahead on Wednesday 30 September at the BNZ Theatre, Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau. The Base Breakfast crew spoke to Event Producer & Trustee, Petrina Togi-Sa’ena about...

Breaking Artists (August 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 picks!…...

Talking Points – Disciple Pati (8th July 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 8th July 2020 Guest reviewer: Disciple Pati Featured release: King Kapisi – Savage Thoughts Released: 2000 Featured track #1: Reverse Resistance Featured track #2: Screems from da Old Plantation Featured...

WE ❤ AOTEAROA announces two FREE events in Auckland

SATURDAY AUGUST 15TH, 2020 ‘WHĀNAU FUN DAY’ and ‘WE ❤ AOTEAROA’ On Saturday August 15th, a special two-part event will take place across Auckland’s Queens Wharf. To celebrate Aotearoa’s tremendous efforts to moderate the impact of COVID-19, a plethora of activities, performances, and workshops will take place across...

BOSHO + HOODY TIME ‘TRUTH’

Live-looping multi-instrumentalist Bosho joins forces with rapper/lyricist Hoody Time on this incendiary track demanding “TRUTH” from our world leaders. Bosho’s guitar-driven instrumental featuring catchy loops and an aggressive solo sets the perfect mood for Hoody Time’s provocative lyrics. “TRUTH” brings the spotlight to Flint, Michigan’s water crisis, the...

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...

Talking Points – Noah Slee (26th June 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 26th June 2020 Guest reviewer: Noah Slee Featured release: Sorceress – Dose Released: 2012 Featured track #1: Teacups Featured track #2: Treat The Feel Featured track #3: Te Kano Sorceress...

SWIDT ‘WHO R U’

The most electrifying rap group in entertainment, SWIDT have returned with a mighty new single and music video, ‘WHO R U’. The colossal new cut harnesses the exhilarating energy of each member into a ferocious fireball of comeback passion, as they return on their first new track of...

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...

Rush Wepiha & Beau Monga Base HQ Live #26

On the latest Base HQ Live, Rush Wepiha and Beau Monga came into the studio on Friday Drive to premiere his latest single ‘Meal Ticket’. This is Rush’s third single and captures the urgency behind the message he lives by. ‘Tinorangatiratanga. Kotahitanga. Manaakitanga.’ Follow Rush Wepiha: Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud   Follow Beau Monga: Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud

‘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...

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,...

Talking Points – Leighton Fairlie (20th April 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 20th April 2020 Guest reviewer: Leighton Fairlie Featured release: Salmonella Dub – ‘One Drop East’ Released: 2004 Featured track #1: Slide Featured track #2: Nu Steppa Featured track #3: Longtime...

Talking Points – Sojourn (3rd April 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 3rd April 2020 Guest reviewer: Tony & James from Sojourn Featured release: L.A.B. III Released: 2019 Featured track #1: Personify Featured track #2: In The Air Featured track #3: For...

WOMAD 2020

The Base crew headed down to New Plymouth for what might have been the last big gathering for a while, our favourite World of Music and Dance festival WOMAD New Zealand, for 3 exciting days of music and culture. One of our Base DJs, Wendy Douglas spoke to...

Base FM HQ Live #25 | bKIDD

In our latest BASE HQ Live video bKIDD performs his latest single ‘Can’t Take This’ featuring JARNA. ‘Can’t Take This’ is a personal reminder about not letting a negative environment or negative people take away my peace and joy.” – bKIDD. bKIDD’s first single for 2020 features up and coming singer JARNA with EDY on the...