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LOUIS BAKER ‘Addict’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is Louis Baker with the video for his hit jam ‘Addict‘ released earlier in the year. The vid was shot in Brooklyn, New York and directed by Shae Sterling. When the song was originally released Baker had hoped for a video to accompany the tune but...

SWIDT ‘Mine’ feat. YOKO-ZUNA

Over the last few months SWIDT have been teasing tracks in the lead up to the album ‘Stoneyhunga’, which dropped at the end of July. With plenty of tunes to choose from, Base FM has decided to feature ‘Mine’ this week. “This is probably my favourite song on...

EVENT: Fat Freddy’s Drop, Hiatus Kaiyote & Norman Jay MBE @ Villa Maria

  This summer Fat Freddy‘s Drop will tour their high octane shows across the homeland to hand picked locations, combing vineyards and beaches to festivals and valleys culminating in a FFD curated line up at Villa Maria with internationalsHiatus Coyote from Melbourne and Norman Jay MBE from London. This is...

9-5ERS ‘Same Sky ft. Siavani’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is 9-5ers with their vid for the track ‘Same Sky’ also featuring Siavani. 1 in every hundred Kiwis are homeless and according to the last census over half of them are families with children. This vid is a tragic depiction of the reality that many NZ...

CAVE CIRCLES ‘Mirrors ft. PARKS’

CAVE CIRCLES is the alias of Wellington-based musician Riki Gooch. As one of the founding members of TrinityRoots, Riki Gooch built a solid reputation as a drummer who would explore left-field rhythm patterns, without ever losing focus on the groove. This was explored in more depth with his...

EVENT: Island Throwdown Rarotonga (2nd August)

Base FM Sessions on 88 FM Rarotonga on the airwaves and now LIVE in session Base FM is proud to announce we are now broadcasting weekly Base FM highlights on 88 FM in Rarotonga, with over 4 hours of Base FM every Friday and Saturday evening. To celebrate this exciting partnership, Base...

REI ‘Hāti’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is Wellington based rapper Rei with his jam ‘Hāti’. ʻHātiʻ is an expression of Reiʻs work ethic and dedication to his music, perfecting his flow and constantly challenging his limits every day. ‘Hāti’ is a Te Reo Māori transliteration for ‘hard’ or the kiwi saying ʻhard...

MATTHEW YOUNG ‘Collect’

This weeks LOCAL EYES video is a funky little number by self confessed Prince fan, Matthew Young titled ‘Collect’. The video is a colab between himself and local creatives Jordan Arts and Sean Loftin who have worked on other video projects with Young. “They transformed a simple idea into...

MELODOWNZ ‘One More ft. ISRAEL STARR’

Melodownz is everywhere at the moment, from his feature on Tali’s ‘Powerful’ to his massive tune ‘The Anthem’ with Bailey Wiley. We just had to share with you his brand new release ‘AVONTALES’ an eight track EP. This track ‘One More’ features Israel Starr on the track and also...

TALI ‘Powerful’ ft. MELOWDOWNZ

Last week we shared the latest single ‘Powerful’ from Tali (produced by Melinki and Verva) and featuring Melodownz. For this weeks LOCAL EYES we are proud to share the video for the track. The single deals with some very real societal issues women face and all proceeds from...

JESSB ‘Soul Free (Prod. P-Money)’

Straight outta Auckland, JessB is a female MC on the rise. She has teamed up with the legendary production of P-Money to bring you ‘Soul Free’. To find out the low down on JessB and her musical story, give SNIFFERS blog a read. JESSB: SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK | TWITTER  ...

NU:LOGIC ‘Side By Side’ ft. Thomas Oliver

This weeks ‘Local Eyes’ video of the week is a beautifully arranged version of UK Drum & Bass outfit Nu:Logic’s ‘Side By Side’ performed by our very own Kiwi singer/songwriter Thomas Oliver. Thomas Oliver is internationally recognised as one of the leading players of the Weissenborn lap-steel guitar...

TALI ‘Powerful ft. MELOWDOWNZ’

The brand new single from Tali (produced by Melinki and Verva) featuring Melodownz, with all proceeds from the sale of this track going to Women’s Refuge NZ. Please support this worthwhile cause and BUY here: WMNZ.lnk.to/TaliPowerfulAW | www.womensrefuge.org.nz Well known Auckland based singer and songwriter Tali Sheppard last week released a new...

VILLETTE ‘If You Go’

The multi-talented Villette is back with a huge new single, ‘If You Go’ written, produced and performed single handedly. “The track was inspired by her immediate reaction to vulnerability” – Madcap. Get the low down on what’s been happening with Villette via her interview with Noisey. Or grab your...

TRUTH ‘Monster’ ft. STRIKEZ

This weeks LOCAL EYES video is TRUTH’s visually epic animated tale for his track ‘Monster’ which also features Strikez on the vocals. The track comes of TRUTH’s latest album ‘Wilderness of Mirrors’. Find out More about TRUTH: WWW | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP | BEATPORT Local Eyes is a weekly segment on BaseFM focusing on...

Portland Live Sessions: YAYNE

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions.   Wellington based, Yayné features in the fourth edition of The Portland Live Sessions. In chat with Base FM’s Dylan C, the singer/songwriter discusses growing and learning in Christchurch’s local scenes, collaborating with other...

NOAH SLEE ‘Told’

‘Told‘ is the second single from Noah Slee‘s upcoming LP, ‘Otherland’ and proving to be an artist to keep an eye on this year. Teaming up with fellow kiwi-producer Mercy and Berlin-producer Ben Esser for the production on this one, Noah’s vocals continue to bless each song. Artwork by: Simone Cihlar...