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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....

Base FM HQ Live #16 | Lukan Rai$ey

Lukan Rai$ey on Base HQ Live dropping some serious freestyles over a lucky dip of beats provided by Ian Beatmaster Wright. His new EP ‘TARAA TIKA’ is out now on all platforms. Follow Lukan Rai$ey Facebook | Instagram | Bandcamp | Apple Music

TALKING POINTS: NATHAN HAINES ‘Shift Left’ with Frank Booker

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: August 2019 Guest reviewer: Frank Booker aka Chris Cox Featured release: Nathan Haines ‘Shift Left’ Released: 1995 https://www.discogs.com/Nathan-Haines-Shift-Left/master/9383 Featured track #1: East River Drive Featured track #2: Twelve Featured track...

Mukukā – Time + Space

This week’s Local eyes video is from Auckland singer/songwriter Mukukā. Her song Time + Space is from her brand new EP ‘Autumn’ available now. Madcap Clubnight will be celebrating the release this Saturday 10th August 2019 at Cassette Nine with support from Unchained XL as well as DJs Pom, Kamal, Dimpri...

Samoan Hip Hop breaks Hollywood

A song from Kiwi- Sāmoan artists Tha Movement & Anonymouz has a starring role in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, the first stand-alone film in the global smash-hit ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise that has amassed almost $5 billion worldwide to date. Featured on the film’s official...

Troy Kingi & the Upperclass ‘Ethiopia’

This week’s Local Eyes video is ‘Ethiopia’ is the first single from Troy Kingi’s brand new album Holy Colony Burning Acres, a politically conscious, deep roots album. Holy Colony Burning Acres is the third instalment of Troy Kingi’s aspirational “10|10|10” series – ten albums in ten genres in ten years....

Base FM HQ Live #15 | Mukukā

Mukukā came into Base breakfast this morning to chat to Ian Beatmaster Wright about her new EP ‘AUTUMN’ which is out now! She also performed “Time + Space” for our Base HQ Live series of videos, check it out. Listen of ‘AUTUMN’ here ➡️ https://spoti.fi/2YkppXa Also available to...

SNARE ‘Fika Gumz’

This week’s Local Eyes is SNARE – ‘FIKA GUMZ’ taken from his debut EP ‘SĒKI‘. FikaGumz is an ATTITUDE, YOUR attitude! The ideas are there and light bulbs are on, we just gotta stay woke and be ready to work! With that being said thanks to my pops for waking...