SILICON ‘God Emoji’

SILCON is the new brainchild of Ex-Mint Chicks / Opossum frontman Kody Nielson. ‘God Emoji‘ is the first official single and first music released from Silicon. To coincide with the release of the video, we’ve featured ‘God Emoji‘ as the Base FM local tune of the week. Enjoy the...

ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE ‘Golden Ladder’

An the eve of Electric Wire Hustle’s European tour, this free download appeared via Red Bull Music Academy’s soundcloud page. Grab it HERE. Last time we heard from Electric Wire Hustle, the duo of RBMA alumni Mara TK and Taay Ninh were putting out their first full-length record in four...

TALI ‘Wolves’

While spending 10 years in the UK, Tali cemented herself as one of the most prolific female MC/Freestylers to emerge from the electronic dance music scene and worked with some of the genre’s biggest names. Tali signed to legendary Roni Size’s ‘Full Cycle’ Imprint in 2004 and released the...

FORTUNES ‘Keeper’

Introducing FORTUNES (via whothehell.net) Fortunes are McCabe and Barnaby Matthews, a Melbourne-via-Auckland duo. You can’t really separate these two from their origins once you’ve seen them live a few times. The first thing you notice is McCabe’s Kiwi twang. The Melbourne in them a lot harder to discern,...

JAY DUBS & DJ HUDGE ‘Satori’

Satori (悟り?) (Chinese: 悟; pinyin: wù; Korean: 오 o; Vietnamese: ngộ) is a Japanese Buddhist term for “awakening, comprehension; understanding“. It is derived from the Japanese verb satoru. In the Zen Buddhist tradition, satori refers to the experience of kenshō, “seeing into one’s true nature”. Ken means “seeing,” shō means “nature”...

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA ‘Multi Love’

The threads of our past never unravel, they hover like invisible webs, occasionally glistening due to a sly angle of the sun. On ‘Multi–Love’, Unknown Mortal Orchestra frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson reflects on relationships: airy, humid longing, loss, the geometry of desire that occurs when three people align. Where Nielson addressed...

JELLPHONIC ‘Jell-O-Phone’

Jello-O-Phone first appeared as an audio stream a while back via the audience.co.nz, yet disappeared shortly after… Fast forward to 2015, and Modern Man Records have just released ‘Jello-O-Phone EP’ which features the title track alongside 4 other sexy synth numbers. “Don’t just think about Jellphonic tonight, pick up...

ESTERE ‘Patchwork Soldier (GRAYSON GILMOUR remix)’

Estère along with her trusty companion Lola (MPC) will re-release her debut album digitally on the 6th March with 2 exclusive remixes by Grayson Gilmour & Paddy Fred. Her self-titled seven track album, which was initially released as a free download via bandcamp, amassed her 4000 downloads within the first month of release and led to her signing with French tastemaker...

WAYVEE ‘Floating’

Wayvee is an Auckland-based producer who has been making waves the last 18+months. Reaching an international audience via Darker Than Wax label out of Singapore and Eighth Supply out of the UK, Wayvee’s beats also has a growing catalogue of remixes and productions on his soundcloud page. Base...

Turn It Up! Recap of 2014

Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays at 10am and 4pm to hear this weeks top local pick. Proudly supported by NZ On Air Music. In 2014 we featured established artist alongside new discoveries. Some of the...

ALPHABETHEAD ‘Sodatones’

Adrift in the sonic cosmos, somewhere between the constellations of Hip Hop, Free Jazz and Experimental Rock exists Alphabethead; a tea-drinking, turntable musician from New Zealand. For over 10 years, using the techniques of scratching Alphabethead has breathed life into the skeletons of redundant vinyl. Once New Zealand’s Champion...