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CHAII ‘Digebasse (Enough)’

This week’s Local Eyes is another visually stunning video from NZ-raised Persian rapper CHAII.  Self-produced and rapped in both English and Farsi she is rapidly gathering herself a strong following. ‘Digebasse (Enough)’ was filmed against the visually spectacular backdrop of Oman and is a statement is a statement of self-empowerment...

SORRENTO x Noah Slee

This week’s Local Eyes is a visually stunning video created by Vince Fraser for SORRENTO & Noah Slee’s ‘Parrallel Love’. This single from bass-player turned solo musician Sorrento, aka Marika Hodgson features Berlin-based Kiwi neo-soul singer Noah Slee. Hodgson has been part of NZ’s music scene for a number of years, playing...

IT’S WOMAD WEEK! 15-17 March 2019

IT’S WOMAD WEEK… HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW! GOING… GOING… It’s looking like another busy year, but don’t worry, the maximum capacity for WOMAD New Zealand is kept purposely comfortable so you’ll never feel like you’re in a mosh pit. There are limited Saturday and three-day festival...

Base FM at Splore 2019

Our newest (and youngest) Base Fm interviewer Aiko Peseta-Tavai sat down backstage with some of the artist performing at this years Splore festival. Featuring: Afrika Baby Bam – Jungle Brothers, Barry Ashworth, Seanie Tee & Andreas Jensen – Dub Pistols, Jay Double, Nuel Nonso Nwachukwu & Ben McNicoll...

MANALION ‘Floating 2’s’

This week’s Local eyes is from Australian-based, kiwi brothers (most likely from different mothers) who met by a bin fire floating wayward on a raft between the North and South Islands of Aotearoa, or so the story goes. This roots & dubtronic duo, ManaLion’s latest music video for...

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LOREN SILA ‘Fight for me’

This weeks Local Eyes is a powerful song with powerful visuals to match by Christchurch Singer, Dancer and Choreographer Loren Sila. The video from beginning to end will give you chills as Loren takes you on a journey of self empowerment by overcoming her inner demons played out by...

Welcoming new Base Breakfast co-hosts

Base Fm would like to welcome Yannika Tavai & Daniel Weetman from The Black Seeds to Monday & Tuesday’s Base Breakfast. With roots in Niue and the Cook Islands, Auckland born Yannika adds a bit of Pacific flavour to Monday’s Base Breakfast. Her taste in music spans across most genres...

Base FM HQ Live #11 | Dillastrate

Dillastrate took a short break from recording their brand new album to swing by the Base FM studio to perform a strip back version of their track ‘Something There’ taken from their Black Diamond – EP Buy Black Diamond – EP here!  Find out more about Dillastrate: INSTAGRAM |...

Avantdale Bowling Club ‘Home’

For this week’s Local Eyes video, we have picked something a little different. Avantdale Bowling Club ‘Home’ video is a short documentary that deconstructs the concept of home. Produced by Tom Scott & Hearken Films cinematography by Benjamin Bryan edited by Caitlin Bryan titles by Elliot Walsh Thanks to the Wetnhiak family, Yarra...

BREAKING ARTISTS & BASE HEAVY (February 2019)

Introducing two new monthly features to Base FM, Breaking Artists and Base Heavy! Breaking Artists is a new monthly feature showcasing three local artists we think you should know. This month’s picks: Shiraz & LSJ ‘Club SportZ’| Leonard Charles ‘Nine Lives | Nadis ‘WAVEY’   Base Heavy is a is...

RUNTINGZ ANTHEM (Official Video 2019)

The week’s Local Eyes is the heaviest of reggae / hip hop collaboration from Lion Rezz, RaggadatCris, Lomez Brown, Israel Starr and Poetik. The visuals were shot by videographers Vika To’oala and Cairo Samson showing this mass of local talent rocking shows and travelling around Aotearoa as part of their ‘Runtingz...

CHURCH & AP ‘Ready Or Not’

Auckland rap duo Church & AP continues their 2018 winning streak with the release of the ‘Ready or Not’ official video, which is our local Eyes Video of the week. With a sound not often found in these shores, the track showcases Church’s ability to use his voice across...

imugi 이무기 ‘Greensmoke’

This week’s Local Eyes video is ‘Greensmoke’ from Imugi 이무기 which is released via A Label Called Success. The latest release from Yery Cho and Carl Ruwhiu aka Auckland singer/producer duo Imugi 이무 is a hazy hotbox, arriving just over a year after the indie-electronic duo’s debut project Vacasian EP. Beneath...

EVENT: Splore – Sold Out!

General release Splore 2019 tickets have SOLD OUT! If you missed out on a ticket sign up to a waiting list here. No promises but Splore are anticipating a small number of cancellations at the end of January when Lay By’s expire and you will get first dibs. You can...

LA COCO ‘Waiting’

This week’s Local Eyes is from Vodafone Pacific Music Awards and Waiata Maori Music Awards nominee La Coco. La Coco’s latest banger Waiting which is accompanied by a bewitching official video by RockSolidVisualz Waiting is taken from her third EP, Out Of Time, is due for release mid-2019. Follow La Coco: FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD| SPOTIFY |...

TALKING POINTS: Urban Pacifika ‘Pioneers of a Pacifikan Frontier’ with Feleti Pua (January 2019)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: January 2019 Guest reviewer: Feleti Pua (9-5ers) Featured release: Urban Pacifika – Pioneers of a Pacifikan Frontier Released: 1999 https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/urban-pacifika-pioneers-of-a-pacifikan-frontier/848596523 Featured track #1: Dei Hamo – International Whirl Rocker Featured...

Base FM Summer Highlights 2018 (Part 1)

Base FM kicked off the summer holidays with the Docktop Sessions in sunny Paihia. Providing sounds were Base DJ’s Wendy Douglas, VULC as well as DJ CK from the UK. We had two surprise performances from ‘Simple One’ (Germany) and VULC who both blew us away with their...