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Splore 2nd Lineup Announcement

More music goodness for Splore 2018 Splore has added a large eclectic group of international and local acts to its already impressive lineup. Heading the announcement is bona fide UK soul legend Omar. Cited as a favourite by none other than Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu and D’Angelo, Omar...

POETIK ‘Rock Wit It’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Poetik – ‘Rock Wit It’. This track is taken from the album ‘Poetikly Done’ which is out now.  Produced by Marlei Music and Video By Bryce Hooper. You can check out Poetik live at For The Culture at The Kings Arms Tavern this Friday...

BAILEY WILEY ‘Lady’

Bailey Wiley‘s the first single from her upcoming and eagerly-anticipated EP is ‘Lady’. A smooth and laidback track that epitomises Wiley’s trademark soulful sound, ‘Lady’ is an empowering ode to knowing your self-worth. The single, made with the help of Eno, Soraya, Guy Harrison and Ben Lawson, is accompanied...

9-5ers ‘Future’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is 9-5ers – Future. This is the fourth release from their Happy Hour EP, which is out now. ‘Future’ is this hip-hop collective’s interpretation of the classic love ballad. If you want to catch the 9-5ers live, they will be supporting Poetik @ The Kings Arms Tavern on...

Portland Live Sessions: AMIN PAYNE

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. In the sixth edition of The Portland Live Sessions, Dylan C talks to Amin Payne, a kiwi Producer/DJ/Engineer, now based in Melbourne. After receiving much deserved worldwide acclaim and attention for his Gill Scott Heron tribute,...

L.A.B. ‘Starry Eyes’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is L.A.B. – Starry Eyes. This is the latest track taken from L.A.B.’s debut album L.A.B, out in November. The release of ‘Starry Eyes’ comes on the heels of being announced on the lineup for Electric Avenue 2018 in Christchurch alongside Primal Scream & Dizzee Rascal, along with support slots...

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...

Ti Point Retile Park

Displaying a unique collection of both native and exotic species The Reptile Park is the only zoo in New Zealand that specialises in reptiles and is home to lizards, tortoises and turtles, alligators, tuataras and tarantula! Perfect for budding photographers, school trips or a family day out. Enjoy a...

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...