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...

CHOICEVAUGHAN ‘Deez (Right Here)’

Auckland producer choicevaughan is next up in the Low Key Source ‘The Headnod Factor’ producer series, with his EP titled Deadlines. Flipping, looping and chopping samples old and new, Deadlines is a collection of instrumental sketches made as a coping mechanism to get through the tail end of a long term, long distance...

DBL DBL ‘Gold Series’

‘Gold Series’ is the latest single for DBL DBL, aka Liam Dargaville who along with Meer is one half of the group Cool Tan, who were formerly known as Heavy. Ya with me? What we’ve always liked about Heavy/Cool Tan/dbldbl/Meer etc, is that they represent a community which is...

LOUIS BAKER ‘Black Crow’

Good things take time. Not only is that true in the case of New Zealand songwriter Louis Baker, who we haven’t heard from since the single “Addict” a year ago, but also of the music that Baker returns with, the soul-fuelled, introspective groover that snaps and bumps with...

KODY NIELSON ‘Azure’s Birthday’

Kody Nielson is a prodigiously talented multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer who remains resistant to any kind of easy pigeonholing. He’s explored cybernetic pop as Silicon, collaborated with partner Bic Runga on psychedelic guitar group Opossum, worked with brother Ruban Nielson on Unknown Mortal Orchestra and of course blew...

ESTÈRE ‘Nomads’

‘Nomads’ is the last single before the Estère releases her double album My Design, On Others’ Lives, which is due out Friday 27th April. This new track is Estère’s personal study of forced mass movement in both a story of pain, beauty and resurrection. “Nomads is about exploring identity and where...

GROENI ‘Teething’

Created at the footstep of Mount Victoria, Groeni wanted to challenge themselves compositionally and sonically with their latest release  ‘Nihx’. The album explores the characteristics of points of conflict between opposing forces. As in the past, and as with many electronic outfits, the music had been written ‘in the box’,...

JESS B ‘Ride Out (feat. MELODOWNZ)’

Sony Music New Zealand is proud to partner with Auckland-based rapper JessB for the release of her highly anticipated debut EP Bloom. The EP features a number of collaborations, with features from Melodownz, Rubi Du and Phodiso, while renowned producer P-Money has a hand in producing, mixing and engineering...

JORDAN RAKEI ‘Eye To Eye (DAN KYE remix)’

Riding the waves of support and plaudits for his sophomore album Wallflower (Ninja Tune), Jordan Rakei is looking forward to a busy and fruitful 2018. His latest single ‘Eye To Eye’ includes a soul-infused dancefloor edit produced under his Dan Kye alias (Rhythm Section). Jordan Rakei is a New Zealand...