SORRENTO ‘Look Up’ feat. Troy Kingi

This week’s Local Eye is from Marika Hodgson is one of Aotearoa’s most talented bass players. She’s worked with the likes of Hollie Smith, Nathan Haines, Moana & The Tribe and Estere. ‘Look up’ is the first single from her new collaborative project Sorrento. This 70s funk, synthpop Parliament inspired banger features New...

Base FM HQ Live #9 | CHURCH & AP

Church & AP dropped into Base HQ for a chat and exclusively performed their killer new track ‘Ready OR Not’. Which is released this Friday, 7th December. Mentored by artists like Melodownz, Dirty, and Avantdale Bowling Club’s Tom Scott, these guys are definitely ones to watch. We predict...

BAYNK ‘Settle’ feat. Sinéad Harnett

This week’s Local eyes video is from New Zealand producer BAYNK. For this track and video he has gone across the globe and collaborated with UK songstress Sinead Harnett for ‘Settle’. While he grew up in Christchurch, BAYNK made the big move to LA to pursue his goals and coming...

Base FM HQ Live #8 | DIGGY DUPÉ

Auckland rapper Diggy Dupe come into Base FM HQ to chat about his latest project the ‘Island Time’ EP which is the follow up to last year’s K.O.T.I.C. This new five track offering includes nods to Funkadelic and Dr Dre with Trust’ featuring the talents of Rizván and...

Base FM HQ Live #7 | RAIZA BIZA & REMI

Ahead of their performances at Grey Lynn Park Festival 2018 and Neck of The Woods, Remi & Raiza Biza came up to Base Breakfast for a chat. They also treated us to a LIVE performance of the lead single ‘Runner’ off their brand new EP Black Hole Sun....

Base FM HQ Live #6 | JESSB

NZ Music Awards nominee JessB came into the Base HQ for our sixth live session where were treated to an exclusive unreleased track “I’m Gone”. Follow JessB: FACEBOOK | SPOTIFY | ITUNES | SOUNDCLOUD | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE

TIKI TAANE & SALMONELLA DUB ‘Ignite’

This week’s local eyes is the official video to Tiki Taane & Salmonella Dub “IGNITE”. Shot during Salmonella Dub’s 25th-anniversary shows featuring the return of Tiki Taane, which was experienced by an audience of over 26,000 people. These 3 epic shows are what inspired the IGNITE song &...

YOKO-ZUNA ‘Minority’ (feat. Noah Slee)

This week’s local eye’s video is Yoko-Zuna‘s stunning new video for ‘Minority’, taken off their brand new album Voyager. Featuring beautiful vocals from Berlin-based Kiwi Noah Slee. The video is another incredibly cinematic entry into the Yoko-Zuna visual canon, created by Yoko-Zuna drummer Swap Gomez, who runs video production company...

RUSH WEPIHA – Greatness feat. DJ Spell

The debut track from Aotearoa native MC, Bboy and Youth mentor Rush Wepiha is this week’s Local Eye video. Rush is joined by DJ Spell, one of New Zealand’s most respected turntablists and Hip Hop producers. This track calls upon the co-production of Wawang and Abraham Kunin with Marika Hodgson on Bass for what is a heavy...

Base FM HQ Live #5 | 9-5ers

We had a packed studio for our 5th Base FM HQ Live.  This time we had the 9-5ers in studio performing ‘Phonebooth’ from their EP ‘Happy Hour’.  They even had to leave their 9-5 jobs early just to come in, appreciate it guys! Catch the 9-5ers (S.F.T, Heefhakaboogie, Sabe,...

MELODOWNZ – Peace $igns, Gang $igns

Even though we featured MELODOWNZ‘s “Peace $igns Gang $igns” as our Turn It Up: Local Tune Of The Week only a couple of week’s back, the outstanding video deserves it’s very own spotlight.   This week’s local eyes is directed and edited by Jordan Cherrington with VFX by 10Daniel16 & Connor Pritchard. The...

Base FM HQ Live #4 | Cleophus & LSJ

CLEOPHUS & LSJ came into the Base HQ to talk about their forthcoming album ‘Small Talk On K’rd’ and perform a track from it called ‘Beastly Banquet’. Follow CLEOPHUS: FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | SOUNDCLOUD Follow LSJ: FACEBOOK | BANDCAMP | SOUNDCLOUD

LADI6 ‘Diagonals’

This week’s Local Eye is from Auckland-based vocalist Ladi6 with her colourful video for new single ‘Diagonals‘. The song is a bouncy, soulful celebration of accepting yourself, quirks and all, created by the combined talents of Tamati, Parks, Brandon Haru and Julien Dyne, who also just dropped his killer solo album Teal. The cartoony video...

Base FM HQ Live #3 | Melodownz

For the latest Base FM HQ Live we had MELODOWNZ in the studio performing his brand new track ‘Peace $igns, Gang $igns’ which is also our Turn It Up: Local Tune Of The Week, thanks to NZ On Air Music Plus Melodownz will be performing at this year Base FM Main...

Raiza Biza & REMI ‘Runner’ Feat. Baro

This week’s Local Eye’s is from New Zealand rapper Raiza Biza who has teamed up with Melbourne emcee Remi. They have come together to collaborate on an exciting new EP consisting of beats provided by legendary hip-hop producer and rapper Black Milk, titled “Black Hole Sun”. “Runner” is...

MEER ‘Pomegranate’

Auckland rapper Meer (Reem Nabhani of hip-hop duo Cool Tan fka HEAVY) has dropped a music video for her juicy track ‘Pomegranate’, taken from her debut 2017 solo project Kushari. The track is produced by COOL TAN’s other half DBL-DBL. Directed by Delicious Miss, AKA Corinna Hunziker, Meer serves unapologetic bad bitch energy on a...

Base FM HQ Live #2 | Poetik

For our second Base FM HQ Live, we had independent kiwi rapper Poetik up in the studio spitting bars. Born in Hamilton but raised in Apia, Samoa and son of a well known Samoan entertainer, music has always played a major roll in his upbringing. Check out his...

MoZaic – Fashion, Music & Dance event

A couple of months ago, Base FM & ORIKoL in association with Albert Eden Board put on a really cool event ‘MoZaic’.  It meant a lot to us as we wanted to showcase other forms of art like dance and fashion and celebrate collaboration and diversity. Since then,...

TALI ‘Eye On You’

This week’s Local Eyes is from New Zealand’s First Lady of Drum n Bass Tali. Taken from her first DnB album in over seven years ‘Eye On You’ is the lead track from ‘Love & Migration’ out on October 26th. After leaving NZ in 2001 for the UK, Tali signed to Full Cycle Records...