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Base FM HQ Live #3 | Melodownz

For the latest Base FM HQ Live we had MELODOWNZ in the studio performing his brand new track ‘Peace $igns, Gang $igns’ which is also our Turn It Up: Local Tune Of The Week, thanks to NZ On Air Music Plus Melodownz will be performing at this year Base FM Main...

Raiza Biza & REMI ‘Runner’ Feat. Baro

This week’s Local Eye’s is from New Zealand rapper Raiza Biza who has teamed up with Melbourne emcee Remi. They have come together to collaborate on an exciting new EP consisting of beats provided by legendary hip-hop producer and rapper Black Milk, titled “Black Hole Sun”. “Runner” is...

Grey Lynn Park Festival 2018 – Line up Announcement!

Auckland city’s own Base FM is set to appear once again this year at Grey Lynn Park Festival 2018. The festivities will include Base DJs blasting tunes from the Base FM stage all day long, as well as a very special, two hour Base FM showcase on the...

MELODOWNZ ‘Peace $igns, Gang $igns’

Avondale’s very own MELODOWNZ again proves why he’s one of New Zealand’s front running MC’s.  His new track “Peace $igns Gang $igns” has just dropped ahead of an upcoming dual sided project.  In this track Melo explores the duality of modern life, and how life can shift from...

MEER ‘Pomegranate’

Auckland rapper Meer (Reem Nabhani of hip-hop duo Cool Tan fka HEAVY) has dropped a music video for her juicy track ‘Pomegranate’, taken from her debut 2017 solo project Kushari. The track is produced by COOL TAN’s other half DBL-DBL. Directed by Delicious Miss, AKA Corinna Hunziker, Meer serves unapologetic bad bitch energy on a...

CHRISTOPH EL TRUENTO ‘Hoohaa’

CHRISTOPH EL TRUENTO is back with new music for our listening pleasure and is set to release a double LP project titled ‘LWMP18’ on 11/11/18, through Cosmic Compositions. This is good news for all fans of instrumental hip hop, sampling and experimental sound design with Christoph being one...

Base FM HQ Live #2 | Poetik

For our second Base FM HQ Live, we had independent kiwi rapper Poetik up in the studio spitting bars. Born in Hamilton but raised in Apia, Samoa and son of a well known Samoan entertainer, music has always played a major roll in his upbringing. Check out his...

MoZaic – Fashion, Music & Dance event

A couple of months ago, Base FM & ORIKoL in association with Albert Eden Board put on a really cool event ‘MoZaic’.  It meant a lot to us as we wanted to showcase other forms of art like dance and fashion and celebrate collaboration and diversity. Since then,...

TALI ‘Eye On You’

This week’s Local Eyes is from New Zealand’s First Lady of Drum n Bass Tali. Taken from her first DnB album in over seven years ‘Eye On You’ is the lead track from ‘Love & Migration’ out on October 26th. After leaving NZ in 2001 for the UK, Tali signed to Full Cycle Records...

JANE DEEZY ‘Divine Plateau’

‘Divine Plateau’ is the triumphant return of Hamilton based artist JANE DEEZY.  It has been quite some time since we’ve seen fans with the loyalty of Deezy’s and they will be nothing short of stoked with her latest release.  Produced by Sultry Sol, the track has a serious...

Ponsonby Kung Fu school

Where: Richmond Road school hall, 113 Richmond Rd When: Mondays and Thursdays Kung Fu – 6:30-8:00 Tai Chi – 8:00-9:00 A branch of Chan’s Martial Arts School has opened in Ponsonby, Auckland. Shao Chi Chuan Kung Fu was founded by Grandmaster Seng Chee Chan in 1975. The system and school has since grown...

POETIK ‘For My City’

This week’s local eyes video is POETIK ‘For My City’. Taken from the HAMOFIED EP, ‘For My City’ is produced by SmokeyGotBeatz with the video directed by Jordan Cherrington. Ventry Parker aka POETIK is an independent kiwi artist born in Hamilton but raised in Apia, Samoa. As a son of a well known...

JULIEN DYNE ‘Copernicus’

Starting off October’s Local Tune of the week is Auckland multi-instrumentalist and all round musical virtuoso JULIEN DYNE with an infectious beat-driven track ‘Copernicus’. JULIEN DYNE is back with a fresh album on the way.  Teal is the upcoming album release available on double 45 vinyl through Soundway Records. Alongside the talented Dyne, the...

Base FM HQ Live #1: KAIIT

For our very first episode, we had the pleasure of Soulstress Queen ‘KAIIT‘ in the studio.  Performing ‘OG Luv Kush pt.2’ taken from her ‘Live From Her Room‘ EP which is out now. Born in Papua New Guinea, Kaiit bounced back and forth between Australia and her homeland as a...

ESTÈRE ‘Tokoloshe’ (feat. RAIZA BIZA)

This week’s local eyes video is the ESTÈRE produced ‘Tokoloshe’ featuring NZ/ Rwandan MC RAIZA BIZA which is also, our Turn It Up: the local tune of the week. ‘Tokoloshe’ takes on the myth of a mischievous evil spirit or dwarf-like water sprite, whose origins lie in Zulu mythology.  Creating the ‘Tokoloshe’ video was...

ESTÈRE ‘Tokoloshe’ (feat. RAIZA BIZA)

Following the release of her critically-acclaimed My Design, On Others Lives in April this year, ESTÈRE teams up with the poetically tongued NZ/ Rwandan MC RAIZA BIZA, to take on the myth of an infamous figure in cross-continental African folklore, the ‘Tokoloshe’. In this first song produced and...

EVENT: Free – Dance Youth Project

This October and November, youth communities across Auckland will be given the opportunity to learn and perform Dancehall, Hip-hop, Afro-fusion and Ugandan dance with an award-winning international dance artist for FREE. BASE FM are calling upon all youth (ages 10+) in Auckland to engage in a series of...

HIGH HØØPS ‘Madly’

This week’s local eyes video is the latest singles from HIGH HØØPS ‘Madly’, which is taken from his debut album ‘Season on Planet Earth’ due out this Friday (September 21st) While ‘Madly’ has a head over heels romance vibe, it goes much deeper in the funk and disco...