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bKIDD ‘Milky’

This weeks Local Eye’s is from Auckland MC, bKIDD who’s been making some steady moves again this year. The track ‘Milky‘ is off his forthcoming EP titled ‘The Milkman‘ which is set for release this month on the 24th. If you’re wondering why there is a milk theme...

NZ Music Month 2019 ‘Discover Live.’

The theme for NZ Music Month this year is ‘DISCOVER LIVE.’   Aotearoa has an abundance of world-class talent that you can see on stages across the country., community centres and RSAs, theatres and school halls, and so many other venues, there is no shortage of live music happening...

The Kick On with Mates & Crates at Cassette Nine

Saturday 11th May, the Mates & Crates crew are hosting another pop-up and their first co-lab night at the iconic Cassette Nine in Auckland. Join us for a night of heavy dance floor hitters across 2 zones. The main room will be showcasing a broad spectrum of Drum...

LA COCO ‘Back When’

This week’s Local Eyes is La Coco “Back When” taken from her upcoming EP “Out Of Time”. Nominated at this year’s Pacific Music Awards in the Best Pacific Soul/R&B Artist category La Coco bring us a visually trippy video about love.   Follow La Coco: FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD| SPOTIFY | YOUTUBE...

Base FM HQ Live #12 | Dharmarat

Dharmarat dropped into the Base HQ on the day of the release of his latest single “Drink, Drank, Drunk” to perform it live and chat about his forthcoming album. Follow Dharmarat: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify | iTunes | Bandcamp

SNARE ‘Leasing Lingos’ ft. Hamokane, Kas tha Feelstyle & G-Fes

This week’s Local Eyes is from New Zealand born Sāmoan rapper, musician and songwriter ‘SNARE’. “Leasing Lingos”(feat. Hamokane, Tha Feelstyle & G-Fes) is taken from his debut EP ‘SĒKI‘. Snare and producer Anonymouz met through Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s international award winning programme “APO Remix” in 2015, where SNARE was a participant and Faiumu...

TALKING POINTS ‘Katchafire – Revival’ with H from Dillastrate

  TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: January 2019 Guest reviewer: H (Dillastrate) Featured release: Katchafire – Revival Released: 2003 https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/revival/650640171 Featured track #1: Redemption Song Featured track #2: Bounce Featured track #3: Who You With...

LOUIS BAKER ‘The People’

This week’s Local Eyes video is from Wellington’s very own soulful singer/songwriter Louis Baker. Louis Baker has written a hearty anthem ‘The People‘ which was released alongside a video directed by a long-time friend, Shae Sterling in a heartfelt shout out to Wellington as a special and diverse city. Here is...

Finalists announced for the 2019 Pacific Music Awards

‘Celebrating 15 years of Pacific musical excellence’ Last night, the finalists for the 2019 Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Otara Music Arts Centre in Auckland, marking the 15th anniversary of the celebrated event. Base FM NZ and Island Base FM Samoa are thrilled to announce that...

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PHARAOH SWAMI ‘Yene Nefsie (Juice Edit)’

Local Eyes this week is an edit and rendition of the YCee and Maleek Berry 2017 hit ‘Juice’, by Ethiopian born/Auckland based artist Pharaoh Swami titled ‘Yene Nefsie’. Drawing inspiration from the original African artists, Pharoah has created his version of the track which is about celebrating love and happiness....

LOU’ANA ‘Eye To Eye’

This week’s Local eye’s video is from former Hipstamatics vocalist Lou’ana who is stepping out on her own with debut single Eye To Eye. Not only has Lou’ana got a new single for us to hear, but there is a striking new video to go with it and tour dates! Here’s the record company blurb with more...

LEISURE ‘The Hype (Visualiser)’

This week’s Local Eyes is from LEISURE, directed by Jordan Arts of The LEISURE Collective. The video stars a man practising Tai Chi while the world accelerates around him. “This song is a reminder to not get sucked into the vortex of bullshit and false motives. Inhale, exhale and...

TALKING POINTS: CHE FU ‘2b S.PACIFIC’ with POETIK

TALKING POINTS on BASE FM hosted by MAX OLDFIELD Thanks to NZ On Air Music March 2019 Guest reviewer: Poetik Featured release: Che Fu – 2b S.Pacific Released: 1998 Featured track #1: Waka Featured track #2: Scene III Featured track #3: Without a Doubt Poetik is an Auckland...

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...

Island Base FM: New sister station in Samoa

We are absolutely thrilled to announce Island Base FM, Base FM’s brand new sister station over in Samoa. We will be broadcasting on a full power frequency across all off Samoa on 87.5 FM as well as a live stream via islandbasefm.com and the Base FM phone app...