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...

@PEACE ‘Flowers’

@peace: Lui Tuiasau | Tom Scott | Christoph El Truento | Dandruff Dicky | Brandon Haru @peace are working on a conceptual album about space, finality, quantum theory and other things that you probably can’t dance to. Their preview to this album is a 10 track conceptual EP about...

THE MIDNIGHT TRIPS ‘Life Is’

Renaissance Music dropped this  EP at the beginning of January, and there is a lot of diversity between the 3 tracks. Beats / HipHop / Neo Soul / Reggae vibes throughout, with the stand out being the gospel-tinged “Life Is”. The Midnight Trips is an outfit consisting of...

BENNY TONES ‘Aero:soul (James Skylab refix)’

It’s been a full cycle around the sun since Benny Tones’ album, ‘Chrysalis’ was released internationally on BBE Records and since then, Benny has made a few orbits around the globe of his own. Benny’s intrepid musical adventures have seen him perform and engineer for New Zealand’s Electric Wire Hustle in such...

O.G. ft. Rayjah 45, KPz, & MC Aeries ‘Blaze’

Taken from Oakey Grenell’s latest release Finest Selections: The First 10 Years on Central Records, “Blaze” is also the first single from the next OG album due in 2013. Spanning the years 2002 – 2012 Oakey Grenell – Finest Selections: The First 10 Years compiles what could be considered his life’s...

FAT FREDDYS DROP ‘Silver & Gold’

Taking a step closer to touchdown, ‘Silver And Gold‘ is the first single from Fat Freddys Drop forthcoming studio album ‘Blackbird’ dropping early 2013. ‘Silver And Gold’ neatly summarises what to expect from album number 3 titled ‘Blackbird’ – a typically all-encompassing mix of blues, dub and dance...