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Event: MoZaic – Fashion, Music and Dance

 ORIKoL and BaseFM, in association with Albert Eden presents: MoZaic – Promoting Collaboration, Inclusion & Diversity through Art. Saturday 28th July, 4-8pm @ Empire Studios, 2 Bond St, Absolutely Free & family friendly Picture an old warehouse turned into a hip dance studio right in the middle of Kingsland &...

RYAN HENDRIKS ‘Gangsterdam’

This week’s Local Eyes video of the week is taken from OLD ZEALAND the debut album from Ryan Hendriks, a founding member of Auckland’s Grown Room collective. ‘Gangsterdam’ filmed in Amsterdam. Check out and download the album here: Old Zealand by Ryan Hendriks Find out more about Ryan Hendriks: FACEBOOK |BANDCAMP| SOUNDCLOUD |INSTAGRAM...

FAT FREDDY’S DROP ‘Trickle Down’

Getting high on hope, Fat Freddy’s Drop are releasing a brand new single ‘Trickle Down’ on July 20. Freddy’s annual summer roady around New Zealand in January 2019 gets a super-charged tune up with the addition of some incredible tour bus buddies; DJ legend Norman Jay MBE direct...

Talking Points: LORD ECHO ‘Melodies’ with SCOTT TOWERS

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Murry Sweetpants Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2018 Guest reviewer: SCOTT TOWERS Featured release: LORD ECHO ‘Melodies (1st Album)’ Released: 2010 https://lordecho.bandcamp.com/album/melodies-1st-album Featured track #1: RHYTHM 77 Featured track #2: THAT’S RIGHT Featured track #3: SWORD CANE...

UNCHAINED XL ‘What You Said’

This week’s Local eyes is the latest from Unchained XL and was filmed over in the UK, in Liverpool, Leeds, and Cardiff. Describing the track as “Afrofunk Meets Grime” The song depicts Unchained XL confronting an unnamed friend/associate about their persistent failure to follow up on their promises and resolutions. ‘What...

Event: Base FM Record Swap

Base FM has teamed up with our good friends at Carmen Jones Eatery & Bar to bring you An Old School Record Swap on Tue 24th July. You know that rare vinyl you’ve always wanted… Or some of those records you used to thrash but are now ready to...

SWEEP ‘Surfing The Song Of The Sun’

Dropping in on a leftfield tip this week is a fresh upload from Raglan-based DJ/Producer/Singer/Instrumentalist Sweep, with a psychedelic surf-meets-triphip-meets-jungle track which is all vibes. ‘Surfing The Song Of The Sun’ sets the scene with the sound of the sea and as the music swells into view, with a...

Talking Points: SORCERESS (Funkommunity) ‘Chequered Thoughts’ with GENE RIVERS

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Murry Sweetpants Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2018 Guest reviewer: GENE RIVERS Featured release: SORCERESS (Funkommunity) ‘Chequered Thoughts’ Released: 2012 https://sorceressmusic.bandcamp.com/album/chequered-thoughts-funkommunity Featured track #1: THE LIGHT Featured track #2: DANDILLION Featured track #3: START AGAIN GENE RIVERS...

HIGH HØØPS ‘Can I Get Love?’

‘Can I Get Love?’ is the latest late night creation from multi-instrumentalist HIGH HØØPS. The new track is a hot stepping slam situated between big room r&b and west coast pop n lock funk – out now via A Label Called Success. Emotionally penned as an intimate note...

NOAH SLEE ‘Stayed’

Born in New Zealand but now based in Berlin, singer and multi-instrumentalist Noah Slee released his debut album Otherland last year, to considerable acclaim. Now he’s back with the video for the album’s latest single, “Stayed”, directed and filmed by Adam Sait. The track itself makes clever use of rousing, minimalist chords for a...

Talking Points: SHAPESHIFTER ‘Soulstice’ with STAUNY POPS

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2018 Guest reviewer: STAUNY POPS Featured release: SHAPESHIFTER ‘Soulstice’ Released: 2006 https://shapeshifter.bandcamp.com/album/soulstice Featured track #1: BRING CHANGE Featured track #2: ELECTRIC DREAM Featured track #3: ONE STAUNY POPS joined the...

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA ‘Hunnybee’

Psych-rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra has unveiled the new video for “Hunnybee” named after the middle name of frontman Ruban Nielson’s daughter. The week’s Local Eyes video follows in the same vein as Sex and Food‘s previously released animated videos for “Not in Love We’re Just High” and “American Guilt.” The video...

BOBANDII & DHARMARAT ‘Winter Streets’

Bobandii and Dharmarat team up together for the single ‘Winter Streets’. Available to stream everywhere! Bobandii : FACEBOOK  | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP Dharmarat :  FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP – Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays at 10am...

Talking Points: REI ‘Rangatira’ with UNCHAINED XL

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Rizván Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2018 Guest reviewer: UNCHAINED XL Featured release: REI ‘Rangatira’ Released: 2018 https://musicbyrei.bandcamp.com/album/rangatira Featured track #1: KIA TAU Featured track #2: RANGATIRA Featured track #3: E KI UNCHAINED XL (Hugh Ozumba) is...

DEMI HUNZIKER ‘Damn’

Raised in Christchurch, now based in Auckland, Demi Hunziker is a singer-songwriter of Maori, Samoan and Swiss decent.  Her early years saw her embrace singing in Kura for Kapahaka and church worship band, before developing her skills in performing arts, drama and dance. In June 2017 she decided to focus...

IllBAZ, MELODOWNZ, RAIZA BIZA ‘Live Stream’ feat. TEEKS

Aotearoa hip-hop stars IllBaz, MELODOWNZ and Raiza Biza have joined forces for this week’s Local eyes, a new project called High Beams. The seven track project is due out in July, but the first single from the collective was shared on Friday. ‘Live Stream‘ featuring Taite-nominated soul artist TEEKS is a politically-charged track with a video directed by Connor Pritchard. The...

Talking Points: OPENSOULS ‘Kaleidoscope’ with SOLA ROSA

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: June 2018 Guest reviewer: ANDREW SPRAGGON aka SOLA ROSA Featured release: OPENSOULS ‘Kaleidoscope’ https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/kaleidoscope/1197778167 Featured track #1: OPTIMIST Featured track #2: LATIN JOINT Featured track #3: IN YOUR HANDS SOLA ROSA...

Talking Points: SHAPESHIFTER ‘The System Is a Vampire’ with K+LAB

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: June 2018 Guest reviewer: K+Lab Featured release: Shapeshifter ‘The System Is A Vampire’ Released: 2009 https://shapeshifter.bandcamp.com/album/the-system-is-a-vampire Featured track #1: LONGEST DAY Featured track #2: TWIN GALAXIES Featured track #3: DUTCHIES...