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Auckland Arts Festival 2018

Spanning theatre, dance, music, comedy and visual arts, get ready for a non-stop showcase of New Zealand and international acts at Auckland Arts Festival 2018. With a festival programme ranging from the most gloriously classical to the very edge of contemporary, plus the many free, family-friendly and community-orientated...

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...

Hikuwai Sounds Festival 2018

HIKUWAI SOUNDS FESTIVAL 2018 FEATURING P-MONEY, SWIDT, L.A.B., & MORE Friday 2 March 2018 Hikuwai Plaza, AUT City Campus, 55 Wellesley St E, Auckland AUT’s Student Association (AUTSA) is stoked to present Hikuwai Sounds, Auckland’s newest addition to its summer festival calendar. This one-night event will feature a...

Talking Points: SURLY ‘Trip To Warsaw EP’ with Martyn Pepperell

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: February 2018 Guest reviewer: Martyn Pepperell Featured release: SURLY ‘Trip To Warsaw EP’ Released: 2017 https://polishjuke.bandcamp.com/album/trip-to-warsaw-ep Featured track #1: 4Q 510-511 Featured track #2: THIRTEEN Featured track #3: TRAIN TO LODZ...

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...

Carmen Jones – K’Road Eatery & Bar

There’s something going on in K’ Road… It’s always been a place for the edgy, the fringe, the creative – long may that continue – and there’s a sense that another era is being ushered in. All kinds of interesting eateries have popped up in the last year...

RESIN ONE vs ORPHAN ‘Body Soakin’

Produced over the last 2 years in the studio Resin One & Orphan are ready to release their 13 track feature length album The Art Of Kai Zen. “..Kai Zen loosely translates to continued self improvement, a modern Japanese business model, the quest for one to always be better...

SPLORE 2018: Listen / Preview / Schedule

SPLORE : 23rd – 25th February Tapapakanga Regional Park splore.net   LISTEN: Dylan C has produced a 1 hour mix of music and conversation which describes the Splore Experience. Ask 100 different people their memories and experiences of Splore, and you’ll get a 100 different responses. Here, we’ve attempted...

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....

Womad NZ 2018

WOMAD New Zealand, 2018 Friday 16 – 18 March Brooklands Park, New Plymouth Grab your WOMAD tickets HERE WOMAD 2018 sees the festival celebrate its 14th anniversary in the stunning 55-acre Brooklands Park and TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth. Over the years, WOMAD NZ, has rightfully gained a reputation...

YOKO-ZUNA feat. SWIDT ‘Day Job’

Yoko-Zuna return with the release of latest single ‘Day Job’. Featuring vocals from long-time collaborators SWIDT, the single showcases another side to the eclectic Yoko-Zuna sound. Created by both Yoko-Zuna and SWIDT, the track features the trademark confident vocals from Spycc & INF, sitting perfectly alongside the unique...

MOODS feat. HIGH HØØPS ‘Comfortable’

‘Comfortable’ sees Moods (Netherlands) team up with the talented New Zealand based vocalist/producer HIGH HØØPS as he continues releasing on Kraak & Smaak’s growing Boogie Angst label. And the track is a super silky neo-soul slow ride through Moods collection of tasteful synth chops accompanied by the light as...

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...

SCAPEGOAT MERCY ‘Crryon’

Sometimes it’s the music which tries to keep a low profile, that leaves the biggest impression. Such is the case with the 2 tracks from Scapegoat Mercy ‘Distance EP’. ‘sang/rapped some songs about my struggles with long distance emotions..’ – Scapegoat Mercy The son of a jazz guitarist,...

Shipwrecked Open Air Music & Arts Festival

Shipwrecked Festival is a boutique music and arts festival brought to you with love by The Greatest Show on Earth. Nestled between three lakes in an idyllic landscape not far from the hum of Auckland, the Shipwrecked Festival site at Te Arai has been lovingly curated over the...