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WOMAD 2020 first artists announced!

WOMAD New Zealand is famous for showcasing top artists from around the world and Aotearoa. The 2020 festival is no exception and will feature close to 100 hours of music, dance and voices across eight stages. Over three days Ngāmotu’s stunning Brooklands Park and the TSB Bowl of Brooklands will once again be transformed into...

ENO X DIRTY ‘HONEST TO WHOM’ Short Film

This week’s Local Eyes is something a little different with Eno X Dirty’s ‘HONEST TO WHOM’ video which has four tracks featured in what can only be described as a short film. Eno x Dirty hit hard with their third project Honest To Whom. The Grey Lynn duo give...

Word Up 2019 winner Stellar Pritchard

We had 16-year-old St Paul’s College student and Word Up 2019 winner Stellar Pritchard on Base Breakfast. Watch her powerful winning poem that tackles the expectations placed upon males and toxic masculinity. The Word Up finals are held annually at Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson, West Auckland...

Base FM’s 15th Birthday – Fri 11 Oct!

15 years of ‘No Commercial Bullshit’… Happy Birthday to BASE! From humbled beginnings as a small local FM station, broadcasting from a tiny closet and out into Ponsonby & Grey Lynn only. We certainly have grown up a bit… There’ll be a jam-packed lineup of over 20 artists,...

TALKING POINTS: DAVID DALLAS ‘Hood Country Club’ with Mo Muse

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 16th September 2019 Guest reviewer: Mo Muse Featured release: David Dallas ‘Hood Country Club’ Released: 2017 https://daviddallas.bandcamp.com/album/hood-country-club Featured track #1: Probably Featured track #2: This Is It Featured track #3:...

RAIZA BIZA ‘Stolen Youth’

This week’s Local Eye’s is from Rwandan-Kiwi rapper Raiza Biza. ‘Stolen Youth’ is his follow up to his outstanding Black Hole Sun EP, which was a collaboration between REMI and Black Milk (with guest verses by Sampa The Great), as well as cuts alongside Melodownz and Illbaz for their High Beams project. This brand new track is the first release from his forthcoming...

CHURCH & AP ‘ROULETTE’

With a national tour under their belt, this week’s Local Eye’s is Church & AP‘s brand new single ‘Roulette’, produced by their frequent collaborator Dera Meelan. “We’re not trying to play it safe. We aren’t jumping on a new trend from across the ditch, or sticking to what we know,” Church & AP. Church and AP met on the first...

NORTHERN BASS 19/20

Ticket update: You’ve seen it with campervans, with Fuzen Lounge tickets and soon it will happen with 3 Day passes and 3 Day camping… everything is selling faster this year so don’t leave it too late! Remember! Everyone camping on site needs to get their own camping pass...

Dream lineup of creative collaborators for Manawa Ora 2019 announced

Three powerhouse creative talents join this year’s Manawa Ora production Three major New Zealand creative artists will collaborate with a group of Auckland teenagers to create this year’s Manawa Ora, a series of ground-breaking performances at Tāmaki’s Basement Theatre staged by Ngā Rangatahi Toa. The creative artists assisting...

TALKING POINTS: HOMEBREW ‘Homebrew’ with Dirty (EnoXDirty)

Hosted by: Max Oldfield Guest reviewer: Dirty (ENO x DIRTY) Featured release: Homebrew – Homebrew Released: 2012 Featured track #1: Dedicated to (intro) Featured track #2: Alcoholic Featured track #3: Everybody (feat. Lui Tuiasau & Lucky Lance) Manu Walters (stage name “Dirty”) is one half of Auckland’s ENO...

9-5ERS ‘Happy Place’

This week’s Local Eyes video is from Auckland’s very own 9-5ers who visit their ‘Happy place’ and explore escapism from the workplace. “Life is short already, without waiting for life to begin after hours. In Happy Place Back Pack Rap parody band, the 9-5ers explore escapism in the workplace. Where...

TALKING POINTS: SUPERGROOVE ‘Traction’ with Mike Hall

Hosted by: Max Oldfield Guest reviewer: Mike Hall Featured release: Supergroove – Traction Released: 1994 Featured track #1: Scorpio Girls Featured track #2: Sitting Inside My Head Featured track #3: Can’t Get Enough Mike Hall, formerly known as Legal Money Mike, was a member of Auckland hip hop...

Base FM HQ Live #17 | Sam V

BASE HQ Live #17 is sure to warm you up! We were treated to a live R&B soul performance from Sam V and his crew EDY, Luan Meaker, Hon Manawangphiphat. He’s one to watch! Performing ‘Dreamstate’ and ‘Hang out’ both from his latest project ‘I MADE THIS WHILE’...

Tempo announces full breakthrough Dance line-up for 2019

Tempo launches its full 2019 programme hot off the heels of nearly sold out shows for Parris Goebel and Sau e Siva! Tempo will bring Auckland City to life from the 2nd – 12th October with 60 vibrant breakthrough dance works. “When I share in kōrero about Tempo, I am...

FATHE – What I See

This weeks Local Eyes is a beautiful track called ‘What I See’ from NZ via Ethiopia artist FATHE, filmed, edited and directed by Vinnie Carter. FATHE (pronounced Faht-he) is a multidisciplinary artist hailing from Ethiopia, East Africa who has been living in New Zealand since he was 15....