EPOCH ‘Rewind’

“A few weeks back I showed up relatively late in the evening for the 36 DEEP club night “RITUAL XVII” to catch Average White DJ dropping tunes.. I missed his set completely but was impressed with what I heard from Christchurch-based DJ/Producer EPOCH. One track in particular really...

RANDA ‘Frankenstein (Produced by Totems)’

Larz Randa is a rapper/producer from the suburbs. Born the year of Wrestlemania IX, Randa enjoyed trips to the VHS store growing up. On weekdays, they were either rocking spelling tests or faking sick watching Sally Jesse Raphael. Was LarzRanda inspired by Eminem, David Faustino or Carlton Banks? We may...

KING KAPISI ft. RAKAA IRISCIENCE ‘Crush’

After a lengthy wait here is the June 2013 release of King Kapisi‘s new instalment of that South Pacific goodness for your enjoyment. From the forthcoming album “Hip Hop Lives Here”, the latest single ‘Crush’ features Rakaa Iriscience from the Dilated Peoples, extra vocals from Kapisi’s wife Teremoana...

SHE’S SO RAD ‘Breakout’

Until now, She’s So Rad have been synonymous with post/punk, shoegaze music. With the ‘Last Dance E.P.’ producer Jeremy Toy has dug deep in his knowledge of disco and boogie to create a ‘special disco version’ release for the band. The result is a 6 track E.P. full...

NOAH SLEE ‘Can’t Stop’

Noah Slee pushes the boundaries of defined genres and delivers songs that reflect his moods, inspirations and creative direction at any given time. He achieves a sound that crosses stereotypes and conveys a unique blend that is his own. From experimental, indie/neo soul to funk, roots reggae with...

INF ‘High There’

Mary Jordan EP dropped at the end of May and is a perfect showcase for INF. Born & bred in Onehunga, INF is one of those talented individuals who easily switches between rapping and producing. H first came to our attention working with Spycc (Spycc & INF) and...

K+LAB ft ESTERE ‘Adivino’

People of earth the mothership has landed with a cargo hold full of ‘Space Dirt’ time to free your ass so your soul will follow! “Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. You are all Spacedirt!” “I used machines to find the ‘Space Dirt’...

ADI DICK ‘The Message’

Adi Dick is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, beat maker, producer and DJ and has been involved in many different musical projects. In 2003 he released an EP as part of the trio Stylus 77; joined the collective Fly My Pretties in 2005; that same year he attended the prestigious Red...

SAMUEL TRUTH ‘Kaa’

Fresh out of Auckland City this week we have beatmaker Samuel Truth with the track “Kaa” from his latest EP “Kingdom”. One of the many talented young DJs & producers who have emerged from the MIANZ DJEMP program, Samuel Truth has a refreshing & diverse take on instrumental...

PADDY FRED ft ALBY LOVE ‘You Belong’

This week on Base FM we feature a fresh track from Wellington-based producer Paddy Fred (Harbour City Electric) featuring vocalist Alby Love (aka Louis Baker). The first single from Paddy Fred’s forthcoming debut “Laminate” EP, is an ambient-tinged, leftfield, R&B jam! Alby Love’s vocals at times float within...

BJORN PETERSEN ‘Money’

After a very long wait we’re excited to finally hear some fresh material from ex-Opensouls member Bjorn Petersen (MC Bjorn). ‘Money Bags’ is the first outing as a solo artist and the beat was produced by old bandmate Jeremy Toy (Opensouls / She’s So Rad). Here’s hoping there’ll...

SUPERVILLAINS RMC ‘Durham Lane’

From the gloomy depths of the Auckland Super City lives “The SuperVillains RMC” a hip-hop collective bringing you a 90’s style of upbeat boom-bap, bibidy Rap and Swayze swaged out bangers. Their latest release, and the first since the debut EP, is named after the not-so-gloomy-and-rather-gentrified inner city...

UNMAP ‘Somativa’

Monday 1st April Unmap is a bit of an enigma. What we do know is this electronic producer is based in Wellington, has so far released only 3 tracks plus 1 remix, and is shy when it comes to social media. Beyond that we know nothing! However, with...

LADI6 ‘Ikarus’

Written by Ladi6 and Parks, “Ikarus” was recorded at Studio A in Detroit, Michigan which was the recording home of legendary hip hop producer JDilla. The new music video for ‘Ikarus’ is directed by celebrated New Zealand artist and director Askew One and the single was mastered by Tom Coyne,...

EAVESDROP ft KESHIA ‘Clear Water’

After a string of underground singles, remixes and EPs, EAVESDROP (Dave Wood) has just release his debut album “Pins & Needles” on local label LOOP.The confident debut offers up a heady mix of smooth liquid drum n bass and showcases a range of known and up-and-coming vocalists and...

EDDIE NUMBERS ‘Wishes’

After a successful year last year, that saw the group’s debut album Another Day In Paradise chart in the top 20 and a busy summer of gigs including the hottest annual festivals – BW Campground, Beach Box, Rhythm And Vines and Northern bass – Eddie Numbers found time to record their...