TROY KINGI ‘Aztechknowledgey’

  Multi-talented actor and musician Troy Kingi offers up his sophomore album, Shake That Skinny Ass All The Way To Zygertron, a nod to the funkadelic-soul sounds of the seventies from which he draws inspiration, while exploring galactic sci-fi themes. The concept for this album was conceived by Troy and his...

UNITONE HIFI ‘One Spirit’

‘One Spirit’ is the first, brand new track to be unleashed from Unitone HiFi since 2010’s cumbia laced remix, ‘Hang On’. Returning to the dubwise deviancy that has always been at their core ‘One Spirit’ is a strident statement of unity amidst a world that is tearing apart at the...

NXVA ‘4real’

2017 has been a good year for NXVA. After a one year sabbatical from releasing music, the 22 year old rapper/producer from Auckland has found a home under stage lights, performing at Ammonation’s release party, Merci Motel showcase 003 and Ourhouse music festival. The overcast skies of Auckland’s...

JOSH CROZIER ‘Jesus I Was Evil’

This week’s Turn It Up tune of the week is from Josh Crozier.  ‘Jesus I Was Evil’ is a cover of the classic Darcy Clay hit from way back in 1997. The original reached number 5 in the NZ charts. Sadly Darcy Clay took his own life the following year. Josh Crozier Facebook...

CRIME HEAT ‘Clear’

“As a music producer I have always strived to create music with heart, to make something I can connect with, that’s what music is all about. The rhythm of the drums, the hugging bassline and the various layers of sound that trickle through” – Crime Heat Low Key...

BAILEY WILEY ‘Lady’

Bailey Wiley‘s the first single from her upcoming and eagerly-anticipated EP is ‘Lady’. A smooth and laidback track that epitomises Wiley’s trademark soulful sound, ‘Lady’ is an empowering ode to knowing your self-worth. The single, made with the help of Eno, Soraya, Guy Harrison and Ben Lawson, is accompanied...

IMAG€ ‘Hood Dreams’

After a successful few years focussing on The Doqument (ImaGe, Shackles, SikeOne), which saw the crew release 2 albums, IMAG€ has returned with his first solo release in years. Teaming up with longtime collaborator MIKS on the beats, ‘Hood Dreams’ offers a small glimpse into the mindset of a child born into...

KIMBRA ‘Everybody Knows’

Kimbra releases her first single ‘Everybody Knows’ from her forthcoming album Primal Heart. Primal Heart, due out next year, will feature Childish Gambino, David Longstreth, and Skrillex. Kimbra: TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays...

JESS B ‘Set It Off’

Brand new fire from Auckland MC JessB. This time she has teamed up with producer Facade. Get the lowdown on JessB over on Sniffers.co.nz JessB: TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK – Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays at 10am...

RAIZA BIZA ‘S.O.S.’

“I have just released the first single from my latest EP. The track is called ‘SOS’ and has a few meanings to the concept. Listen to it 3 times, and tell me what’s your interpretation. I haven’t announced this officially on my social media but my new EP will...

L.A.B. ‘Jimmy Boy’

‘Jimmy Boy‘ is the first single from L.A.B., the new project from Brad & Stu Kora, Joel Shadbolt (Batucada Sound Machine) and Ara Adams-Tamatea (Katchafire). Taken off their debut album set for release in November, ‘Jimmy Boy‘showcases the L.A.B. sound – trademark Kora grooves put through Adams-Tamatea’s reggae/dub...

SURREY BOUDIT ‘Tek My Leave’

After four years, and many gigs uptown & downtown Auckland, eight-piece Ska band Surrey Boudit (pronounced Sah-Ree-Bow-Dit) are releasing their first vinyl + digital single on Thursday 21 September 2017. Pre-order vinyl here: https://surreyboudit.bandcamp.com/album/gold-rush-bw-tek-my-leave It is a very exciting time for these Grey Lynn cats who pride themselves on...

JULIEN DYNE ‘Hours feat. LADI 6’

Drummer, producer, DJ and visual artist Julien Dyne, is preparing to release his 4th album Teal. This week, Base FM has the honour of previewing the first single ‘Hours’ featuring vocalist Ladi6, with the video / single dropping on 15th September. Teal will be released via BBE (worldwide) and Wonderful...

NOAH SLEE ft. JORDAN RAKEI ‘Reality’

One of the most highly anticipated releases by a local artist in 2017 has finally dropped. Otherland is the debut album by Berlin-based, Kiwi vocalist/musician Noah Slee. After a steady stream of quality singles released over the the last 6+ months (DGAF, Told, Lips, Radar), Noah Slee has kept a few gems...

CARAMEL SMOOTH HEAVEN ‘The Shallows’

We first stumbled across Caramel Smooth Heaven a couple of years back with the ‘Homeland’ release, a full length collection of downtempo instrumentals. Since then, this Christchurch-based producer has been expanding and developing this style even further with a fast growing discography. Released in early August, Caramel Smooth...

K2K ‘Malibu’

‘Malibu’ is one of the standout tracks taken from Suger EP, the debut release by Wellington-based, Red Bull Music Academy participant K2K. Released on the Margins Label, ‘Malibu’ showcases K2K’s (aka Katherine Anderson) take on melodic house music. Sugar EP is a digital-only release at this stage via Margins‘s...

9-5ERS ‘Bonfire’

‘Bonfire’ is the second single to be released from the forthcoming Happy Hour EP by 9-5ers. 9-5ers are the link between the creativity of the art and reality of the rap. Sophomore offering, for new wave collective 9-5ers, sees a twist on the archaic album delivery. New project...