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...

FATHE – What I See

This weeks Local Eyes is a beautiful track called ‘What I See’ from NZ via Ethiopia artist FATHE, filmed, edited and directed by Vinnie Carter. FATHE (pronounced Faht-he) is a multidisciplinary artist hailing from Ethiopia, East Africa who has been living in New Zealand since he was 15....

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 #15 | Mukukā

Mukukā came into Base breakfast this morning to chat to Ian Beatmaster Wright about her new EP ‘AUTUMN’ which is out now! She also performed “Time + Space” for our Base HQ Live series of videos, check it out. Listen of ‘AUTUMN’ here ➡️ https://spoti.fi/2YkppXa Also available to...

Base FM HQ Live #14 | Troy Kingi

Troy Kingi came into Base breakfast this morning to chat to Ian Beatmaster Wright about his new album ‘HOLY COLONY BURNING ACRES’ which is out now! He also performed an acoustic version of “Ethiopia” for our Base HQ Live series of videos, check it out below. Grab a copy of Troy...

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...

Island Base FM: New sister station in Samoa

We are absolutely thrilled to announce Island Base FM, Base FM’s brand new sister station over in Samoa. We will be broadcasting on a full power frequency across all off Samoa on 87.5 FM as well as a live stream via islandbasefm.com and the Base FM phone app...

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...

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BASE FM APP NOW AVAILABLE!

You can now listen to Base FM anytime anywhere, nationwide or even worldwide. You’ll never need to miss your favorite Base shows with our new app available to download now for iPhone and Android devices via the App Store and Google Play. Have no data worries as you...