NOAH SLEE ‘DGAF (The Majestic Sessions)’

The finalists for this year’s Pacific Music Awards have been announced and Berlin-based kiwi singer Noah Slee is leading with four nominations. So this week’s Local Eyes is smooth and soulful live rendition of breakout single “DGAF”. The Vodafone Pacific Music Awards 2018 is being held on Thursday, 24th May at Vodafone Events Centre Plus...

TOTEMS ‘Bunny’

As Totems is part of the supporting line up at Red Bull Music Presents: Nosaj Thing (USA) along side  Surly & Late June this Saturday at Neck Of The Woods. This week’s local Eyes is the official music video for his track ‘Bunny’ Directed, Edited and Produced by Maria Masniak with Camera Ops:...

HIGH HØØPS ‘Body’

This week’s local eyes is HIGH HØØPS ‘Body’ New Zealand based vocalist/producer Jordan Arts aka HIGH HØØPS, who is also one-fifth of LEISURE returns with a new R&B-tinged single ‘Body’, lifted from his upcoming debut album.   Find out more about HIGH HØØPS: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP | YOUTUBE Local Eyes is a...

MELODOWNZ ‘8ight 2wenty 8ight’

This week’s local eyes is the brand new video from MELODOWNZ  ‘8ight 2wenty 8ight’ which pays homage to his hometown of Avondale. This single is taken from the ‘AVONTALES’ EP and features the classic hip-hop sample taken from Lafayette Afro Rock Band’s ‘Darkest Light’ Director: Jamie ‘OneDeap’ McCready Directors assistants: Abbot,...

TREI & TALI ‘Rebels’

This week’s local eye video is TREi & Tali – ‘Rebels’ released through Viper Records. Wellingtonian TREi  Trevor Linnell, has been a leader in the drum and bass scene down under since 2007.  Now signing exclusively with Viper Recordings, TREi will be working on his next string of singles and...

RYAN HENDRIKS ‘Sirens (feat. CLEOPHUS)’

This week’s local eye video is an official prequel short film to ‘OLD ZEALAND’ the debut album from Ryan Hendriks, a founding member of Auckland’s Grown Room collective. The film acts as a music video for the fourth track from the LP ‘Sirens’ feat. Cleophus. The film is directed by Ryan...

VILLETTE ‘Mind (acoustic)’

This week’s local eyes video of the week is Villette‘s acoustic version of  “Mind”. Written and performed by Villette with guitar by Rhys Levi. After the release of her debut mixtape ‘Drip Crimson‘ in December 2017 Villette, the producer and singer looks to start the year off in style...

JESS B ‘Take It Down (feat. RUBI DU)’

This week’s local eyes is the brand new single from Auckland rapper JessB. ‘Take It Down’ is produced by P-Money and features Rubi Du aka Silva MC. JessB topped off her release by rocking it at Auckland City Limits last weekend. Her debut, E.P ‘Bloom‘ will drop March 16th,...

BaseFM at Splore 2018

As a proud media partner of Splore Festival, we were able to interview some great artists backstage last weekend. Here’s a taster featuring: Black Milk, Imagine This, TOO MANY ZOOZ, Barry Ashworth from the Dub Pistols, Omar Lye-Fook and Mark de Clive-Lowe INTERVIEWS BY IAN BEATMASTER WRIGHT FILMED...

YOKO-ZUNA feat. SWIDT ‘Day Job’

This week’s local eyes video of the week is Yoko-Zuna – Day Job (feat. SWIDT). Check out this amazing animation produced by A Makers Initiative Production with artwork by Lyle Hawthorne and amination by Owen Watts additional effects by Swap Gomez. The track itself is produced by Jamal Muavae...

RIA HALL ‘Black Light (feat. MARA TK)’

Ria Hall will be opening the main stage at Splore this Friday 6.30-7.30pm, so this week’s Local Eyes video is ‘Black Light’ (feat. Mara TK) With the release of her debut self-titled EP, Ria Hall became a blazing new female presence on the NZ music scene. Winning multiple awards...

Portland Live Sessions: JESS B

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. In this episode of The Portland Live Sessions series, Dylan C talks to Jess B about upcoming music and her musical influences. Plus she performs live her song ‘Set It Off’. The Portland Live...

BOSTON RODRIGUEZ ‘Quiero Cantar (feat. JAH RED LION)’

Shot 5 years ago at the old Base FM headquarter this week’s local eyes video is Boston Rodriguez “Quiero Cantar” ft Jah Red Lion. Constituting 4000+ photographs put together by videographer Lydia Dolbel this stylish video features both singer and lyricist Jah Red Lion and producer Boston Rodriguez on night maneuvers at the infamous old Base...

TIKI TAANE ‘Tangaroa’

Waitangi day seems like the perfect day to look back at a classic track by Tiki Taane. ‘Tangaroa’ or God of the Sea is a personal story told in this short film edited by Tim Budgen The track includes tribal elements including a haka performed by Taane’s father....

BAYNK ‘Come Home’

As Kiwi chemical engineering graduate turned music producer Baynk will be performing at this year’s St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, this week’s LOCAL EYES video is Baynk ‘Come Home’ Produced & Directed by Marketa and Magdalena from Czech Vibes and shot on location in Paris. Come Home stars dancer Kristian Mensa (Mr....

Portland Live Sessions: UNCHAINED XL

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. In this episode of The Portland Live Sessions series, Dylan C talks to Auckland Hip Hop and Afro-funk artist Unchained XL about the inspiration behind his musical style and what he has planned for...