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...

Base FM HQ Live #21 | Tree ft. Swiss

Ahead of Grey Lynn Park Fest 2019, Tree came into Base Breakfast for a chat about what to expect from her set and also performed ‘Me & You’ Live with her husband Swiss for our Base FM HQ Live series. She’s had a busy year this year with...

Sam V – Ain’t Slowin Down ft. bKIDD & JUWAN

With the launch of his debut album, I Made This While, under his belt Sam V returns with a brand new video for ‘Ain’t Slowin’ Down’. Produced by the award-winning, EDY on the Beat and featuring Juwan and bKidd this funky 2000’s hip hop/R&B joint will have you head nodding and your booty...

TREE ‘For Real’ ft. See Naylors

This week’s Local Eye’s is from Pacific Music Awards nominee Tree.  Her latest single ‘For Real’ featuring Tongan hip hop artist See Naylors aka Sione Filihia-Ahomana. You can catch Tree live in the main stage at this year’s Grey Lynn Park Festival on Saturday 23rd November 2019. For more info...

Base FM’s 15th Birthday at Anthology Lounge

From humbled beginnings as a small local FM station, broadcasting from a tiny closet and out into Ponsonby & Grey Lynn only. We certainly have grown up a bit! Oct 11, 2019 we threw a party at Anthology Lounge on K Rd and had our Base DJ’s Native Bush...

Rei ‘Tumeke’

This week’s Local eyes video is from NZ Music Award nominee, Rei. He has just completed a nationwide tour, releasing ‘Tumeke’ as the icing on the cake of a great year for the young artist. Rei is at the top of his game and that’s what ‘Tumeke’ is all about....

Base FM HQ Live #20 | SOJØURN

We did it again and squeezed in a full 6-piece band into Base HQ! We had the awesome psychedelic reggae outfit SOJØURN in the studio for a chat with Ian Beatmaster Wright and performed brand their new track “This Place” live! “This Place” is an anxious and driving...

JESS B ‘Time Out’

In this week’s Local Eye’s video, Jess B recruits Abdul Kay as they take ‘Time Out’.New Zealand’s rap queen night-time escapades are captured in the latest video for the track, ‘Time Out’, which is directed by ConnorFilms and is the third release from her latest EP, With nocturnal colours...

Base FM HQ Live #19 | Leighton Fairlie

Leighton Fairlie is a loop artist who started out in Mount Maunganui and is now based in Auckland. His brand new project ‘Distant’ sees him mixing a range of dub, roots, hip hop, drum and bass and acoustic elements into a captivating and unique sound. Leighton has opened...

Base FM HQ Live #18 | Lion Rezz

Lion Rezz came into Base Breakfast this week to talk about his debut EP ‘A Lions Worth’ and he also performed a track ‘Release Me’ for our Base HQ Live series of videos. Check it out below. Listen to the full interview with Ian Beatmaster Wright here: https://bit.ly/2Van9Sy...

BENEE ‘Glitter’

This week’s local eyes is from 19-year-old Auckland native Benee. ‘Glitter’, a work of pure dancefloor escapism, is about ending up at K Road’s famous Family Bar after a night out and being drenched by a glitter bomb. Benee is a 2019 Silver Scrolls finalist with her track ‘Soaked’ which...

ENO X DIRTY ‘HONEST TO WHOM’ Short Film

This week’s Local Eyes is something a little different with Eno X Dirty’s ‘HONEST TO WHOM’ video which has four tracks featured in what can only be described as a short film. Eno x Dirty hit hard with their third project Honest To Whom. The Grey Lynn duo give...

Word Up 2019 winner Stellar Pritchard

We had 16-year-old St Paul’s College student and Word Up 2019 winner Stellar Pritchard on Base Breakfast. Watch her powerful winning poem that tackles the expectations placed upon males and toxic masculinity. The Word Up finals are held annually at Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson, West Auckland...

RAIZA BIZA ‘Stolen Youth’

This week’s Local Eye’s is from Rwandan-Kiwi rapper Raiza Biza. ‘Stolen Youth’ is his follow up to his outstanding Black Hole Sun EP, which was a collaboration between REMI and Black Milk (with guest verses by Sampa The Great), as well as cuts alongside Melodownz and Illbaz for their High Beams project. This brand new track is the first release from his forthcoming...

CHURCH & AP ‘ROULETTE’

With a national tour under their belt, this week’s Local Eye’s is Church & AP‘s brand new single ‘Roulette’, produced by their frequent collaborator Dera Meelan. “We’re not trying to play it safe. We aren’t jumping on a new trend from across the ditch, or sticking to what we know,” Church & AP. Church and AP met on the first...