Base FM

IMAG€ ‘Hood Dreams’

After a successful few years focussing on The Doqument (ImaGe, Shackles, SikeOne), which saw the crew release 2 albums, IMAG€ has returned with his first solo release in years. Teaming up with longtime collaborator MIKS on the beats, ‘Hood Dreams’ offers a small glimpse into the mindset of a child born into...

EVENT: GZA ‘The Genius of WU TANG CLAN’ NZ Shows

GZA The Genius Saturday 11th November, The Studio, Auckland Sunday 12th November, San Fran, Wellington Get your GZA tickets now from Ticketmaster or the venue GZA The Genius of  Wu-Tang Clan is returning to New Zealand for two shows in November. The ‘spiritual head’ of the clan, GZA aka The Genius is...

ESTÈRE ‘Control Freak’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Estère – Control Freak. This track is taken from her mini-album My Design. The Wellington-based producer and performing artist brings it home to the streets of central Wellington in a music video directed by Paascalino Schaller and featuring kiwi actresses Johanna Cosgrove and Esther...

EVENT: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival

The shady greenfields and urban cityscapes of Albert Park precinct will again play host to next year’s event on another unforgettable Auckland Anniversary Day (29 January). Along with the already announced Anderson.Paak and Mac DeMarco and a killer line-up packed with the best new and established live acts...

KIMBRA ‘Everybody Knows’

Kimbra releases her first single ‘Everybody Knows’ from her forthcoming album Primal Heart. Primal Heart, due out next year, will feature Childish Gambino, David Longstreth, and Skrillex. Kimbra: TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays...

UNCHAINED XL ‘E No Dey Easy’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Unchained XL ‘E No Dey Easy’. This Nigerian Rapper and Producer from New Zealand is definitely one to watch. The south Aucklander real name Hugh Ozumba has spent the past year forging a rap career as Unchained XL, aiming at tells stories based on...

EVENT : SENTIENT – POP UP SHOW by Anna Leyland

Sentient is a pop-up show by Ann Leyland. This exhibition will be running as part of Auckland Art Week at Ponsonby Central from Monday 9th October til 15th October. “My paintings represent a moment in time in my journey as an artist; an expression of a thought/emotion/conversation and offer an...

JESS B ‘Set It Off’

Brand new fire from Auckland MC JessB. This time she has teamed up with producer Facade. Get the lowdown on JessB over on Sniffers.co.nz JessB: TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK – Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays at 10am...

VNZMA 2017 Finalist Announcement

Hip hop crew SWIDT lead 2017 VNZMA finalists Live performances by SWIDT, Lorde, TEEKS, Theia and Devilskin Auckland rap crew SWIDT leads the pack with six finalist nods for the 2017 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards which will be held at the Spark Arena on 16 November. The...

EVENT: Splore 2018 Line-Up Announcement

Fix up look sharp! Leading UK MC and Mercury Prize winner, Dizzee Rascal, will headline Splore Festival next February. Following the recent release of his sixth album, Raskit, Dizzee Rascal will make a long overdue return to New Zealand after a five-year absence. He will be re-asserting his legacy...

NOAH SLEE ‘Radar’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Noah Slee ‘Radar’. The video reflexes the New Zealand born, Berlin-based soul singer & producer home, his culture and his upbringing. Being shot in both Tonga, West Auckland, the video is an illustration of where he is from and where he was raised. The track is taken...

RAIZA BIZA ‘S.O.S.’

“I have just released the first single from my latest EP. The track is called ‘SOS’ and has a few meanings to the concept. Listen to it 3 times, and tell me what’s your interpretation. I haven’t announced this officially on my social media but my new EP will...

Cover Story 2 Exhibition: NZ Records That Shaped Our Dance Floors

Base FM’s Cover Story 2 Exhibition brought together some of the most influential NZ records as played by NZ’s top DJs on NZ dance floors. Celebrating NZ Music Month, the exhibition ran from April 22 – 13 May 2017 at Studio One Toi Tū, Ponsonby Rd. The Exhibition...

JULIEN DYNE ‘Hours’ ft. LADI6

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is from Drummer, producer, DJ and visual artist Julien Dyne. This will be the first track is off his forthcoming 4th album Teal. ‘Hours’ features the vocalist Ladi6. Dyne also recruited talented friends including Brandon Haru (keyboards), John Bell (vibraphone), Lord Echo (bass) and Jonathan Crayford (Rhodes piano) to piece the song together. The video is...

EVENT: THE ORIGINAL WAILERS Exclusive Auckland Show

Reggae Royalty, Jamaica’s THE ORIGINAL WAILERS featuring Al Anderson return to NZ this December for one exclusive show at the Powerstation. The Original Wailers will be performing the iconic BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS album‘LEGEND’ in Full, plus a special encore of Greatest Hits. Al Anderson has played with Bob Marley & The Wailers, The Wailers Band, Peter Tosh, Black...

L.A.B. ‘Jimmy Boy’

‘Jimmy Boy‘ is the first single from L.A.B., the new project from Brad & Stu Kora, Joel Shadbolt (Batucada Sound Machine) and Ara Adams-Tamatea (Katchafire). Taken off their debut album set for release in November, ‘Jimmy Boy‘showcases the L.A.B. sound – trademark Kora grooves put through Adams-Tamatea’s reggae/dub...

ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE ‘Ex-Machina’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is from Electric Wire Hustle. The winners of the best electronic album at the 2015 New Zealand Music Awards have returned with their third album The 11th Sky. The group Continue their surreal storytelling first seen on the Aeons EP, with New track &...

Queen Street Tattoo Parlour

Queen Street Tattoo Parlour is a brand new shop located at 22/396 Queen Street, easily found by swinging around the corner of Mayoral Drive and Queen Street. Owned and operated by tattooist Fabian, who started working in his friend’s shop in Chile as a teenager, then moved on to working...

SURREY BOUDIT ‘Tek My Leave’

After four years, and many gigs uptown & downtown Auckland, eight-piece Ska band Surrey Boudit (pronounced Sah-Ree-Bow-Dit) are releasing their first vinyl + digital single on Thursday 21 September 2017. Pre-order vinyl here: https://surreyboudit.bandcamp.com/album/gold-rush-bw-tek-my-leave It is a very exciting time for these Grey Lynn cats who pride themselves on...

EVENT: Kingsland Flavours @ Kingsland Village, New North Road

Kingsland Business Association presents Kingsland Flavours. An evening of tasty beats and treats in the hood. Kingsland businesses will be setting up shop on the street from 6 til 8 pm, with entertainment, tasting plates from over a dozen cafes, restaurants, and bars, plus the ‘The Kingsland Project’ open-air photography...