RAIZA BIZA ‘Stolen Youth’

This week’s Local Eye’s is from Rwandan-Kiwi rapper Raiza Biza. ‘Stolen Youth’ is his follow up to his outstanding Black Hole Sun EP, which was a collaboration between REMI and Black Milk (with guest verses by Sampa The Great), as well as cuts alongside Melodownz and Illbaz for their High Beams project. This brand new track is the first release from his forthcoming...

Base FM’s 15th Birthday – Save the date Fri 11 Oct!

15 years of ‘No Commercial Bullshit’… Happy Birthday to BASE! From humbled beginnings as a small local FM station, broadcasting from a tiny closet and out into Ponsonby & Grey Lynn only. We certainly have grown up a bit… There’ll be a jam-packed lineup of over 20 artists,...

Splore 2020 reserved camping pre-sales update

Splore have announced the dates for buying reserved camping passes. Pre sales will start at 12pm Wednesday 25th September. General sales will open at 12pm Wednesday 2nd October. The presale will open first to those who purchased their festival tickets earliest. Early Bird buyers will receive an email on...

Dream lineup of creative collaborators for Manawa Ora 2019 announced

Three powerhouse creative talents join this year’s Manawa Ora production Three major New Zealand creative artists will collaborate with a group of Auckland teenagers to create this year’s Manawa Ora, a series of ground-breaking performances at Tāmaki’s Basement Theatre staged by Ngā Rangatahi Toa. The creative artists assisting...

Base FM HQ Live #17 | Sam V

BASE HQ Live #17 is sure to warm you up! We were treated to a live R&B soul performance from Sam V and his crew EDY, Luan Meaker, Hon Manawangphiphat. He’s one to watch! Performing ‘Dreamstate’ and ‘Hang out’ both from his latest project ‘I MADE THIS WHILE’...

Tempo announces full breakthrough Dance line-up for 2019

Tempo launches its full 2019 programme hot off the heels of nearly sold out shows for Parris Goebel and Sau e Siva! Tempo will bring Auckland City to life from the 2nd – 12th October with 60 vibrant breakthrough dance works. “When I share in kōrero about Tempo, I am...

TALKING POINTS: NATHAN HAINES ‘Shift Left’ with Frank Booker

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: August 2019 Guest reviewer: Frank Booker aka Chris Cox Featured release: Nathan Haines ‘Shift Left’ Released: 1995 https://www.discogs.com/Nathan-Haines-Shift-Left/master/9383 Featured track #1: East River Drive Featured track #2: Twelve Featured track...

First acts announced for NORTHERN BASS 19/20

The first lineup announcement for Northern Bass is here! Festival Director Gareth Popham says “Northern Bass is an amazing New Year experience for music fans, combining an incredible location with the best music line-up possible. We’ve come a long way since the first Northern Bass in 2011, with...

Samoan Hip Hop breaks Hollywood

A song from Kiwi- Sāmoan artists Tha Movement & Anonymouz has a starring role in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, the first stand-alone film in the global smash-hit ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise that has amassed almost $5 billion worldwide to date. Featured on the film’s official...

Base FM HQ Live #13 | Louis Baker

Louis Baker came into Base breakfast on Friday to chat to Ian Beatmaster Wright about his debut album and NZ tour. Listen to the full interview & performance over on the Base FM Mixcloud He also performed an acoustic version of his socially conscious anthem ‘The People’ for...

Base FM & Island Base FM at the 15th annual Pacific Music Awards NZ

The Pacific music industry was in full celebration as the winners for the 15th annual Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Vodafone Event Centre in Manukau, Auckland. KINGS and Tomorrow People are quickly becoming Pacific music legends, adding to their previous hauls with four 2019 awards each....

Island Base FM Documentary Trailer

What started as a crazy idea ended up a reality in just 3 months! Our very own sister station Island Base 87.5FM Samoa was created from the ground up, it wasn’t easy but we did it. We took over International award winning artists, held back to back launch parties, put...

Base FM in Piha, Muriwai and Bethells

Starting off the year right, we are thrilled to announce an additional Base FM frequency out west, catering to our beautiful west coast communities that are Piha, Muriwai & Bethells. Formerly known as Black Sands Radio, this is now the new home of Base FM. You can tune...