Base FM HQ Live #14 | Troy Kingi

Troy Kingi came into Base breakfast this morning to chat to Ian Beatmaster Wright about his new album ‘HOLY COLONY BURNING ACRES’ which is out now! He also performed an acoustic version of “Ethiopia” for our Base HQ Live series of videos, check it out below. Grab a copy of Troy...

VOX DAWN ‘It Is Well’

This week’s Local Eyes video of the week is from Hamilton-based singer/songwriter Vox Dawn. ‘It Is Well’ is the first single from the debut Ep ‘Sacred Spaces’ out now. Here’s what Vox Dawn has to say about it: “With much patience this album grew from a place that was...

TROY KINGI & THE UPPERCLASS ‘Babylon Grows’

This week’s Local Eye’s video of the week is the debut single from the third instalment of Troy Kingi’s aspirational 10|10|10 Series (ten albums in ten genres in ten years). ‘Holy Colony Burning Acres’ delves into the dark corners of worldly Indigenous politics, namely colonisation and its (c)rippling...

Hibiscus coast ‘Shakes It Off’ with Antonio Bukhar

On Wednesday, 19 June at the Silverdale Hall in Stanmore Bay, the local community led by Antonio Bukhar got together to ‘Shake It Off’. The project was a huge success and brought together people of diverse backgrounds, genders and skill ability. The level of experience ranged from beginners...

Base FM HQ Live #13 | Louis Baker

Louis Baker came into Base breakfast on Friday to chat to Ian Beatmaster Wright about his debut album and NZ tour. Listen to the full interview & performance over on the Base FM Mixcloud He also performed an acoustic version of his socially conscious anthem ‘The People’ for...

KAKAPO ‘Letting Go Of You’ Feat. Katie Benge

This week’s Local Eyes video of the week is Kakapo ‘Letting Go Of You’, a fresh fusion of deep pop production and experimental sound design sprinkled with the light and airy vocals of Katie Benge. A catchy and powerful chorus empowering the listener. Produced by Kakapo Vocals by...

VAYNE ‘waitwait!’

This week’s Local Eyes Video is ‘waitwait’ from Vayne. This debut music video from the Hamilton/Auckland rapper is directed by Connor Pritchard. This dream-like colourful trip in Vayne’s universe is Produced by Saya. She began collaborating with local artists and producers – creating the likes of waitwait! and the raw, self-produced YUCK – uploading...

TREE ‘Me and You’ ft. Swiss

Pacific Music Award Nominee Tree (Vaifale-Manu) teams up with her hubby Swiss for her latest single ‘Me & You’. Director: Mohamad Mustapha of QUESTion Producer: Liz Laupepa Production Company: Sisters Inc Styling: Sammy Salsa Hair & Makeup: Pele Prescott & Liz Laupepa   Find out more about TREE: TWITTER |...

RAZÉ ‘Another Lover’ ft POETIK

Pacific Music Awards nominees Razé and Poetik have joined forces for ‘Another Lover’ our Local Eyes video of the week. Another Lover was recorded at No Filter studios home of the well-known band Sons of Zion smash hit records. With RAZÉs unique RnB/Soul sound fused with POETIKs fresh...

BAILEY WILEY ‘Zaddy’

This week’s local Eyes is Bailey Wiley ‘Zaddy’, the flirtatious second offering from her forthcoming self-titled EP, out this week on A Label Called Success. ‘Zaddy’ is another reflection of Bailey’s experiences in love and life, accompanied a striking video that combines illustration and animation. The track details the...

bKIDD ‘Milky’

This weeks Local Eye’s is from Auckland MC, bKIDD who’s been making some steady moves again this year. The track ‘Milky‘ is off his forthcoming EP titled ‘The Milkman‘ which is set for release this month on the 24th. If you’re wondering why there is a milk theme...

LA COCO ‘Back When’

This week’s Local Eyes is La Coco “Back When” taken from her upcoming EP “Out Of Time”. Nominated at this year’s Pacific Music Awards in the Best Pacific Soul/R&B Artist category La Coco bring us a visually trippy video about love.   Follow La Coco: FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD| SPOTIFY | YOUTUBE...

Base FM HQ Live #12 | Dharmarat

Dharmarat dropped into the Base HQ on the day of the release of his latest single “Drink, Drank, Drunk” to perform it live and chat about his forthcoming album. Follow Dharmarat: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify | iTunes | Bandcamp

SNARE ‘Leasing Lingos’ ft. Hamokane, Kas tha Feelstyle & G-Fes

This week’s Local Eyes is from New Zealand born Sāmoan rapper, musician and songwriter ‘SNARE’. “Leasing Lingos”(feat. Hamokane, Tha Feelstyle & G-Fes) is taken from his debut EP ‘SĒKI‘. Snare and producer Anonymouz met through Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s international award winning programme “APO Remix” in 2015, where SNARE was a participant and Faiumu...

LOUIS BAKER ‘The People’

This week’s Local Eyes video is from Wellington’s very own soulful singer/songwriter Louis Baker. Louis Baker has written a hearty anthem ‘The People‘ which was released alongside a video directed by a long-time friend, Shae Sterling in a heartfelt shout out to Wellington as a special and diverse city. Here is...

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PHARAOH SWAMI ‘Yene Nefsie (Juice Edit)’

Local Eyes this week is an edit and rendition of the YCee and Maleek Berry 2017 hit ‘Juice’, by Ethiopian born/Auckland based artist Pharaoh Swami titled ‘Yene Nefsie’. Drawing inspiration from the original African artists, Pharoah has created his version of the track which is about celebrating love and happiness....

LOU’ANA ‘Eye To Eye’

This week’s Local eye’s video is from former Hipstamatics vocalist Lou’ana who is stepping out on her own with debut single Eye To Eye. Not only has Lou’ana got a new single for us to hear, but there is a striking new video to go with it and tour dates! Here’s the record company blurb with more...

LEISURE ‘The Hype (Visualiser)’

This week’s Local Eyes is from LEISURE, directed by Jordan Arts of The LEISURE Collective. The video stars a man practising Tai Chi while the world accelerates around him. “This song is a reminder to not get sucked into the vortex of bullshit and false motives. Inhale, exhale and...