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EVENT: Northern Bass 2nd Line Up Announcement

  Northern Bass Music Festival 18 / 19 Saturday 29th December to Monday 31st December – Mangawhai Special announcement! we’ve just added drum and bass superstars CHASE  & STATUS + MC Rage to this year’s Northern Bass lineup! The Northern Bass 2nd Line Up Announcement is here! Adding American rapper JOEY...

VILLETTE ‘Not In Love’

A highly anticipated release following VILLETTE’s groundbreaking single Money, ‘Not In Love’ is this weeks featured local tune. ‘Not In Love’ explores desires of the heart and an ache to live life to the fullest.  Based on the story of a girl who is chasing a life of...

EVENT: 10 Years of PSC

10 Years of the same old Ponsonby Social Club and to celebrate they have an extra special long weekend special across both venues (PSC & Ante Social) from September 26th – September 29th. Wednesday 26th September PSC – Standup comedy with Rodrigo Capella (Brazil) followed by DJ Andy JV...

EVENT: Splore 2019 Line-Up Announcement

  The eagerly-awaited Splore festival theme has been announced. Festival producer Fryderyk Kublikowski says Celebrate! Splore 2019 was chosen as the theme because the 2019 marks Splore’s 20th birthday and the tenth whakanui at the stunning seaside Tapapakanga Regional Park. “As one of New Zealand’s longest-standing music festivals, there’s always a...

HAZ BEATS ‘Sexy Ways’

‘Sexy Ways’ is the bonus track from the Limited edition vinyl release of Haz Beats “E5” EP, released via Australian label Low Key Source. Pre-order vinyl via HERE Haz Beats has cemented his name across New Zealand’s Hip Hop landscape over the years as in-house producer for the...

9-5ERS ‘Phonebooth’

  Look up in the sky it’s a bird?……It’s a plane?…. No, it’s 9-5ers stealing the metaphor of a workingman leading a double life. 9-5ers fantastic four (S.F.T, Heefhakaboogie, Sabe, Edgar) battle the dichotomy of living in the “real world” while still pursuing dreams of a passion similar...

Talking Points: IMUGI ‘Vacasian EP’ with CONNOR NESTOR

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: August 2018 Guest reviewer: CONNOR NESTOR (A Label Called Success) Featured release: IMUGI 이무기 “Vacasian EP” Released: October 2017 https://imugi.bandcamp.com/album/vacasian-ep Featured track #1: FADE AWAY Featured track #2: PARADISE Featured track...

ENO x DIRTY ‘That One’

We had to choose whether to run with ‘This One’ or ‘That One’ – the double a-side single from Eno x Dirty. This week we’ll be featuring ‘That One’, but you don’t have to make that decision and should check them both. Let the music talk. Recorded at...

Come ‘Work’ at Base!

Come and ‘WORK‘ at BASE! The time has come to make some changes on our airwaves and the team behind the scenes, as 2 part-time roles (or 1 full-time) are becoming available. A combo of: * Breakfast Co-host * NZ content producer  * audio engineer/creative * music director...

Event: The Man from Mo’Wax – Screening & Afterparty

British Council in association with Curious present… THE MAN FROM MO’WAX EXCLUSIVE NZ SCREENINGS & AFTERPARTIES! Saturday 8th September at The Roxy Cinema, Wellington Saturday 15th September at Hollywood Avondale, Auckland Not your average night out at the movies… An exclusive Wellington and Auckland cinema screening for NZ...

CYMBOL ‘Best Friends’

This weeks’ Local Eyes is Cymbol aka Auckland’s Shivnesh Sumer with new track “Best Friends” The video is directed by Andrew R. Blackman and tells the story of an androgynous lounge singer seduces an audience of strangers lamenting unrequited love, late one night in a dark club. I like to...

MEER ‘East Middle’

‘East Middle’ is the taken from the 2 track teaser Post Winter from Meer, who along with DBL DBL is one half of the group Cool Tan, who were formerly known as Heavy. Ya with me? ‘East Middle’ represents Meer’s cultural identity as an Auckland born Arab woman finding her own...

AVANTDALE BOWLING CLUB ‘Old Dogs’

Without a doubt, Tom Scott’s Avantdale Bowling Club has been one of the most highly anticipated local releases of the last few years. Across the 8 tracks on the album, the depth and maturity of Tom Scott’s songwriting reaffirms just how much of a master storyteller he has...

GROENI ‘Warborn’

This week’s Local eyes is Wellington electronica act Groeni with their new track ‘Warborn’ taken from their new album, Nihx. The visually stunning and haunting video is directed by Maxim Zhestkov Listen and buy their new album here: https://groeni.lnk.to/Nihx   Find out more about Groeni : TWITTER|SOUNDCLOUD|FACEBOOK|BANDCAMP Local Eyes is a weekly segment on BaseFM...

DILLASTRATE – The Round Trip NZ tour

DILLASTRATE – The Round Trip NZ tour Saturday 25th August at Caroline, Wellington Friday 31st August at Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh Saturday 1st September at Cassette 9, Auckland Friday 21st September in Kaikoura with Katchfire Saturday 22nd September at Output Project, Christchurch   Inspired by the life and works...

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AVANTDALE BOWLING CLUB ‘Years Gone By’

This week’s Local Eyes video is Avantdale Bowling Club – ‘Years Gone By’ the latest project form master storyteller Tom Scott (Home Brew, @Peace, Young, Gifted and Broke). Created by writer and director Arty Papageorgiou, the video was shot inside the construction zone that is Auckland’s St. James Theatre and features three generations of Scott men. Listen...

DBL DBL ‘Orange Spree’

DBL DBL is one half of Cool Tan (fka Heavy) and has just released a 3 track called ‘Soft Drink’, which features the track ‘Orange Spree’. “Here’s a few residual bars & beefs from the vending machine b4 I try and switch it up a bit <3” DBLDBL Check out...

Event: Charity Silent Auction & Cocktail Evening

Charity Silent Auction & Cocktail Evening at Carmen Jones will be raising money for The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation who feel passionately about saving the severely abused dogs from the horrific dog meat trade in Asia. The event will be Hosted at Carmen Jones Eatery and Lounge Bar...