DIGGY DUPÉ ‘Keke Boy’

This Week’s Local Eyes is from Diggy Dupé. The rapper has come a long way from teenage days of making music with his cousin ReddxRozaay, using the most basic of tools that included a Motorola phone and Singstar microphone. Only months ago, he was a finalist for Best Hip...

WOMAD 2020

The Base crew headed down to New Plymouth for what might have been the last big gathering for a while, our favourite World of Music and Dance festival WOMAD New Zealand, for 3 exciting days of music and culture. One of our Base DJs, Wendy Douglas spoke to...

Tree ‘In My Life’

This week’s Local Eyes is from South-Auckland raised songwriter songstress Tree. ‘In My Life’ is a very personal love letter to her partner singer-songwriter and producer Swiss. Raised in the church her whole life, performing and singing become second nature to Katerina better known by her artist name, Tree....

FAT FREDDY’S DROP ‘OneFourteen’

This week’s Local Eyes is the latest visual offering from Fat Freddy’s Drop. Throw your hands in the air, ‘OneFourteen’ music video pays homage to the tune evolving on stages around the world with. The video features footage from shows at Black Barn Vineyards, Western Springs and Avalon...

Base FM HQ Live #25 | bKIDD

In our latest BASE HQ Live video bKIDD performs his latest single ‘Can’t Take This’ featuring JARNA. ‘Can’t Take This’ is a personal reminder about not letting a negative environment or negative people take away my peace and joy.” – bKIDD. bKIDD’s first single for 2020 features up and coming singer JARNA with EDY on the...

MAZBOU Q ‘To The Gates’

This week’s Local Eyes is a cinematic visual from Mazbou Q for his track ‘To The Gates’. Formerly known as Unchained XL, this UK-born, Tāmaki Makaurau based Nigerian Kiwi rapper reveals a vulnerable side with a soulful, R&B influenced self-produced track taken from his forthcoming EP. His unique musical background...

Base FM HQ Live #22 | Jah Red Lion

Jah Red Lion came into Base HQ for a chat and a live performance of his first single of the year ‘Wicked Affi Run Weh’ produced by Tiopira McDowell/High Stakes. Dedicated to the next generation and inspired by the social movement happening back in Chile. Nico ‘Jah Red Lion’...

KRISPY & THE POOCH (FT. ZOE ANGELINA) ‘ROLLIN’

This week’s Local Eyes is a throwback from Krispy & The Pooch feat. Zoe Angelina called ‘Rollin’. A blend of soothing neo-soul grooves, bone-rattling gutter funk and ear-worming electro, Krispy & The Pooch have crafted a sound uniquely their own. Directed and Edited by Alexander Brand Producer:Andreea Dragos...

MO MUSE ‘Frenemies’ ft. Sol

This week’s Local Eyes video is from Somali-Kiwi MC Mo Muse. ‘Frenemies’ featuring Dunedin rapper Sol, this is the rappers fifth single from his 2019 debut album, The First Generation LP. With an organic flow, Mo Muse recalls his observations of jealousy and insecurity projected from old friends,...

JAH RED LION ‘Wicked Affi Run Weh’

This week’s Local Eyes video is the brand new track from Jah Red Lion Chilean singer who has made New Zealand his home. Dedicated to the next generation ‘Wicked Affi Run Weh’ an anti- wickedness anthem inspired by the social movement happening back in Chile right now! Video...

Kaiit at Laneway Festival 2020

Laneway Festival NZ 2020 and our must see international act of the day of course, was KAIIT. Her first international festival performance and with a full live band, she soaked up the energy from the crowd and gave a playful soul filled set. KAIIT won the ARIA Award...

SNARE ‘OASIS’ (Se’i Loa)

This week’s local eyes is the last video from SNARE ‘SĒKI’ EP.  The New Zealand born Sāmoan rapper released his debut EP at the start of 2019 and “Oasis” (Se’i Loa) is the final video from this outstanding collection of tunes.   Follow SNARE: FACEBOOK | iTUNES| SPOTIFY | INSTAGRAM |...

JORDAN GAVET ‘Hesitation’

The self-described “new girl” Jordan Gavet released her solo debut single Hesitation in early September 2019 and was promptly picked up for NZ On Air‘s NewTracks compilation in November. Definitely one to watch as you might recognise her voice from The Doqument‘s 2014 album ‘Black Canvas’ or Fiji’s 2015 song One Night and Base FM predicts a...

MELODOWNZ ‘No Mercy’ ft. Denzel Curry

Avondale hip hop hero Melodownz will be rocking the Exquisite Waiheke Pool Party this weekend, so this week’s Local eyes is ‘No Mercy‘.  A collaboration featuring none other than incandescent Florida rapper Denzel Curry. Recorded in LA with brooding production by Onehunga-bred beat wizard Smoke, the club-shaking cut is the Aotearoa artist’s first release via...

Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘Raleigh Twenty’

This week’s Local Eyes is the latest from Fat Freddy’s Drop. Raleigh Twenty is inspired by the classic bike of the same name, popular in New Zealand in the 70’s & early 80’s. The music video idea came about over a breakfast of muesli, orange juice and a stack...

DISCIPLE PATI ‘The Boy Who Cried Woman’

This weeks Local Eyes is also a debut single from Disciple Pati, an up and coming Samoan Alternative RnB artist from Auckland. This particular song and stunning video, showcases the resilience Samoan people have – ‘we go through so much in New Zealand as a minority, and this...

L.A.B. ‘In The Air’

This week’s Local Eyes video is from a band founded by the legendary Kora brothers with the extraordinary talent of Joel Shadbolt on lead vocals & guitar plus Ara Adams-Tamatea from the mighty Katchafire on bass & Miharo Gregory on keys. Following on from the release of ‘Personify’, L.A.B. release the...

Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘Special Edition’

This week’s Local Eyes is for Fat Freddy’s Drop‘s summer anthem ‘Special Edition‘ taken from their new album ‘Special Edition Part 1‘. The ‘Special Edition’ music video features the return of Fat Freddys Drop marionette band vs Baby Dorge & a furry puppet posse grooving to the new...