Base HQ Live #29 | Valere

Singer/songwriter Valere came into Base HQ last week for a chat about her new album ‘colours’ and performed her track ‘like that‘. Like That was inspired by the feeling of love’s longing, confusion, wondering, and nods to the sounds of pioneering female artists of the late 90’s and early...

Native Tongues 12 October 2020

This week we started off with some throwbacks! ‘Where Yat‘ and ‘Cookin Soul‘ from JBrown and the Mic Smith‘s classic EP ‘JB&TMS EP‘ which was released back in 2011. The Mic Smith is the voice and JBrown is the beats. JBrown, a 175 IQ genius with the motivation of...

A Day in Music History – 09/10

This week marks the first of a two night of The Rolling Stones Tattoo You tour in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – where the budding star Prince opened, to the extreme distaste of the crowd. Prince went on to describe the audience on the night as “tasteless...

Native Tongues 5 October 2020

This week on Native Tongues we feature some of the winners of this years Pacific Music Awards 2020 and the usual offerings of new tracks from local talent. Kicking off the show is Church & AP who were big winners this year sweeping up a few awards: FLAVA Best...

Winners of the 2020 Pacific Music Awards

Despite delays and challenges created by COVID-19, the Pacific music community celebrated another year of outstanding music at the 16th annual Pacific Music Awards. The event was pre-recorded due to COVID-19 restrictions and aired as an online presentation this evening. The big winners were Elijah Manu and Albert...

A Day in Music History – 02/10

October the 2nd marks the date the Recording Industry American Association took legal action against Napster and 757 individuals illegally sharing music to the similar peer-to-peer sites. Listen along to discover how the now long-dead software sharing platform, alongside Limewire, shaped how we consume music in the modern-day....

Breaking Artists (October 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!…...

WATCH the Pacific Music Awards this Saturday 3 October

The Pacific Music Awards will be shared as an online presentation this Saturday 3 October at 7pm. Watch the awards online at www.tpplus.co.nz or on the Tagata Pasifika Facebook page HERE A Tagata Pasifika special will be screened again on TV1 on Saturday 17 October, 9.30-11am. The 2020 Pacific Music Awards...

‘A Groove Theory’ Te Wiki o te Reo Māori special

Since 2018, Base DJ and ‘A Groove Theory‘ show host Kirk James curates beautiful shows dedicated to Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. He carefully puts together 2 and a half hours worth of his favourite soulful waiata sung in Te Reo Māori. Listen back to this years...

Announcing the Aotearoa Music Awards

This week marked the launch of the Aotearoa Music Awards, introducing a new era for Recorded Music New Zealand’s annual music awards. Developed by creative agency LIKEMINDS in collaboration with specialist Māori concept and creative studio HAUMI, the Aotearoa Music Awards reinterpret what it means to be a...

Base FM HQ Live #28 | Diaz Grimm

Diaz Grimm came into Base Breakfast for a chat and to perform his brand new track ‘WWYD’ for our latest Base HQ LIVE video. Well-known and respected Aotearoa rapper Diaz Grimm today makes his long-awaited return with a double single release, ‘WWYD’ and ‘2am NewYork 2018’ off his upcoming up EP, YUNG NEWZEALAND.  Find out...

Talking Points with Abraham Kunin (5th Sept 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 5th September 2020 Guest reviewer: Abraham Kunin Featured release: Breakin Wreckwordz vol.1 Released: 2004 Featured track #1: Usual Suspects – Profile Featured track #2: Quest Feat. Tyna & Cyphanetik –...

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...

‘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...

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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...