CHRISTOPH EL TRUENTO ‘Hoohaa’

CHRISTOPH EL TRUENTO is back with new music for our listening pleasure and is set to release a double LP project titled ‘LWMP18’ on 11/11/18, through Cosmic Compositions. This is good news for all fans of instrumental hip hop, sampling and experimental sound design with Christoph being one...

JANE DEEZY ‘Divine Plateau’

‘Divine Plateau’ is the triumphant return of Hamilton based artist JANE DEEZY.  It has been quite some time since we’ve seen fans with the loyalty of Deezy’s and they will be nothing short of stoked with her latest release.  Produced by Sultry Sol, the track has a serious...

JULIEN DYNE ‘Copernicus’

Starting off October’s Local Tune of the week is Auckland multi-instrumentalist and all round musical virtuoso JULIEN DYNE with an infectious beat-driven track ‘Copernicus’. JULIEN DYNE is back with a fresh album on the way.  Teal is the upcoming album release available on double 45 vinyl through Soundway Records. Alongside the talented Dyne, the...

ESTÈRE ‘Tokoloshe’ (feat. RAIZA BIZA)

Following the release of her critically-acclaimed My Design, On Others Lives in April this year, ESTÈRE teams up with the poetically tongued NZ/ Rwandan MC RAIZA BIZA, to take on the myth of an infamous figure in cross-continental African folklore, the ‘Tokoloshe’. In this first song produced and...

VILLETTE ‘Not In Love’

A highly anticipated release following VILLETTE’s groundbreaking single Money, ‘Not In Love’ is this weeks featured local tune. ‘Not In Love’ explores desires of the heart and an ache to live life to the fullest.  Based on the story of a girl who is chasing a life of...

HAZ BEATS ‘Sexy Ways’

‘Sexy Ways’ is the bonus track from the Limited edition vinyl release of Haz Beats “E5” EP, released via Australian label Low Key Source. Pre-order vinyl via HERE Haz Beats has cemented his name across New Zealand’s Hip Hop landscape over the years as in-house producer for the...

ENO x DIRTY ‘That One’

We had to choose whether to run with ‘This One’ or ‘That One’ – the double a-side single from Eno x Dirty. This week we’ll be featuring ‘That One’, but you don’t have to make that decision and should check them both. Let the music talk. Recorded at...

MEER ‘East Middle’

‘East Middle’ is the taken from the 2 track teaser Post Winter from Meer, who along with DBL DBL is one half of the group Cool Tan, who were formerly known as Heavy. Ya with me? ‘East Middle’ represents Meer’s cultural identity as an Auckland born Arab woman finding her own...

AVANTDALE BOWLING CLUB ‘Old Dogs’

Without a doubt, Tom Scott’s Avantdale Bowling Club has been one of the most highly anticipated local releases of the last few years. Across the 8 tracks on the album, the depth and maturity of Tom Scott’s songwriting reaffirms just how much of a master storyteller he has...

DBL DBL ‘Orange Spree’

DBL DBL is one half of Cool Tan (fka Heavy) and has just released a 3 track called ‘Soft Drink’, which features the track ‘Orange Spree’. “Here’s a few residual bars & beefs from the vending machine b4 I try and switch it up a bit <3” DBLDBL Check out...

FAT FREDDY’S DROP ‘Trickle Down’

Getting high on hope, Fat Freddy’s Drop are releasing a brand new single ‘Trickle Down’ on July 20. Freddy’s annual summer roady around New Zealand in January 2019 gets a super-charged tune up with the addition of some incredible tour bus buddies; DJ legend Norman Jay MBE direct...

SWEEP ‘Surfing The Song Of The Sun’

Dropping in on a leftfield tip this week is a fresh upload from Raglan-based DJ/Producer/Singer/Instrumentalist Sweep, with a psychedelic surf-meets-triphip-meets-jungle track which is all vibes. ‘Surfing The Song Of The Sun’ sets the scene with the sound of the sea and as the music swells into view, with a...

HIGH HØØPS ‘Can I Get Love?’

‘Can I Get Love?’ is the latest late night creation from multi-instrumentalist HIGH HØØPS. The new track is a hot stepping slam situated between big room r&b and west coast pop n lock funk – out now via A Label Called Success. Emotionally penned as an intimate note...

BOBANDII & DHARMARAT ‘Winter Streets’

Bobandii and Dharmarat team up together for the single ‘Winter Streets’. Available to stream everywhere! Bobandii : FACEBOOK  | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP Dharmarat :  FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP – Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays at 10am...

DEMI HUNZIKER ‘Damn’

Raised in Christchurch, now based in Auckland, Demi Hunziker is a singer-songwriter of Maori, Samoan and Swiss decent.  Her early years saw her embrace singing in Kura for Kapahaka and church worship band, before developing her skills in performing arts, drama and dance. In June 2017 she decided to focus...

SHOTTAZ ‘We Can Do It’

Shottaz are a duo comprising of MCs Max Shotta and Hlats, both of whom originally hail from Harare, Zimbabwe. Formed as Yung Shottaz back in Auckland in 2007, the Dancehall / Hip Hop / Afrobeat crew are currently in Melbourne, Australia. They released their first official project “The Premiere” EP via New Zealand’s...

JONO DAS ‘Bees & Things & Flowers’

Jono Das is the creative trade name of Jono de Alwis; a man who operates across a number of creative outlets, including beatmaking, djing, graphic design, photography and videography. Jono’s beats work on forging a sound reminiscent of golden-era east coast hip hop, where jazz influenced samples are guided...