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...

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...