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CD of the week: TALIB KWELI "Prisoner of Conscious

He stands as one of the world’s most talented and accomplished rappers, now Javotti Media / 3D and Frequency Media Group are pleased to announce the release of American artist Talib Kweli’s fifth studio album, Prisoner of Conscious in New Zealand on May 10. From his work with Mos Def as one-half of Black Star,...

VIDEO: Raiza Biza

Motion Sickness Studio Presents – Speaking Volumes with Raiza Biza Motion Sickness Studio have just released a short film featuring emcee Raiza Biza. In the film, Raiza talks about his origins and influences and where he’s at now. If you haven’t got his recently released album “Summer” make...

GIG: Freek Of The Week – Thursdays at Barrio

GIG: Freek Of The Week – Thursdays at Barrio

FREEK OF THE WEEK is the new Thursday session at Barrio, 44 Ponsonby Road. A new weekly night of tasty tunes & sneaky treats from hip-hop to house, rock’n’roll to reggae, old school funk to future beats and everything in between. Hosted by Killamanraro with a rotation selection of...

BOOK LAUNCH: I Believe You Are A Star

BOOK LAUNCH: I Believe You Are A Star

‘I BELIEVE YOU ARE A STAR’ – Peter McLennanBook launch @ CONCH : Saturday 25th May from 3pm ‘I believe you are a star’ is the book debut of local musician/DJ Peter McLennan (Dub Asylum/Hallelujah Picassos/BaseFM’s “Ring The Alarm”). The book is a collection of magazine articles on local artist...

ON-AIR FEATURE: Glengarry's Pick of the Week

ON-AIR FEATURE: Glengarry's Pick of the Week

ON AIR FEATURE : Wednesdays at 5pm Unless you work in hospo, Monday & Tuesday are usually not the preferred days to crack open a new bottle of wine or spirits and enjoy a glass of fine alcohol. Once it hits humpday however we feel it’s a lot...

SAMUEL TRUTH ‘Kaa’

Fresh out of Auckland City this week we have beatmaker Samuel Truth with the track “Kaa” from his latest EP “Kingdom”. One of the many talented young DJs & producers who have emerged from the MIANZ DJEMP program, Samuel Truth has a refreshing & diverse take on instrumental...

VIDEO: @peace collection

There’s been a few @peace videos uploaded since the release of Girl Songs so we figured we’d gather them all here. Check em out. @Peace ‘Girl Songs’ Release Party Auckland, New Zealand 22.3.2013 @Peace paid a visit to Australia, so we decided to explore Melbourne and check out their...

ALLFRESCO – K.Road Street Art Festival

BMD / ENO / ERIN FORSYTH / DEUS / DAGAR / MICA STILL / WERT 159 / XOE HALL / HAHA + MORE MAY 2ND EXHIBITION OPENING | METHOD AND MANNERS STUDIO | 6pm – 9pm MAY 3RD, 4TH & 5TH | LIVE PAINTING UP AND DOWN K ROAD | Full event...

PADDY FRED ft ALBY LOVE ‘You Belong’

This week on Base FM we feature a fresh track from Wellington-based producer Paddy Fred (Harbour City Electric) featuring vocalist Alby Love (aka Louis Baker). The first single from Paddy Fred’s forthcoming debut “Laminate” EP, is an ambient-tinged, leftfield, R&B jam! Alby Love’s vocals at times float within...

CD of the Week: SONIDO DE LATINAOTEAROA

Monday 29th April LatinAotearoa was born from the concept of blending local flavours with the colourful culture of South America. Popular Auckland DJ Bobby Brazuka brought together Venezuelan songstress Jennifer Zea and multi-talented musician and producer Isaac Aesili to create a unique live performance. Bobby’s Latin influenced soul-funk...

GOING DIGITAL

FREEVIEW: With analogue TV on the way out and digital TV in, you’ll need to have a Freeview receiver to keep watching TV in New Zealand. As a bonus you’ll also be able to listening to BASE FM nationwide. Freeview is the leading NZ free-to-air TV and radio...

WANNA WIN ALL DIS??!

WANNA WIN ALL DIS??!

Listeners right across the country can go in the draw to win this epic prize pack worth nearly $4,000! The lucky winner will be super-stylin’ with this sweet-az swag of amazing goodies. Our major prizepack contains all of the following: – RANE SL2 for Serato Scratch Live –...

TURN IT UP Mixtape

TURN IT UP Mixtape

‘Turn it Up! The Local Tune Of The Week is an on-air feature on Base FM and was created to showcase New Zealand’s freshest underground music. Brought to you by NZ On Air, the feature is schedule to play weekdays at 10am and 4pm, after Base Breakfast & before the...

VIDEO : The Liberators

BASE FM DIGITAL LIBERATOR SERIES EP 3: IT’S A MOVEMENT… BASE FM DIGITAL LIBERATOR SERIES EP 2: IT ALL STARTS WITH THE UNDERGROUND… BASE FM DIGITAL LIBERATOR SERIES EP 1: HOW IT ALL BEGAN… Released in weekly episodes throughout NZ Music Month, Digital Liberator Webisode Series takes an...

Digital Liberation

BASE FM is thrilled to announce their Digital Liberation movement, enticing the masses to rise up and tune into radio resurgence. “It all starts with the underground” – Tom Scott, Homebrew / @Peace A nationwide switch to digital TV is currently sweeping the country, offering Auckland’s BASE FM on Freeview...

CD of the Week: CHORDS "Looped State Of Mind"

Monday 22nd April, 2013 Chords a producer/vocalist/MC from Sweden who were met while he was visiting NZ in March. His Auckland stay saw him working alongside Mara & Dave from Electric Wire Hustle on a new, as of yet unreleased project. Pleasantly surprised to discover the sound of...

BJORN PETERSEN ‘Money’

After a very long wait we’re excited to finally hear some fresh material from ex-Opensouls member Bjorn Petersen (MC Bjorn). ‘Money Bags’ is the first outing as a solo artist and the beat was produced by old bandmate Jeremy Toy (Opensouls / She’s So Rad). Here’s hoping there’ll...

Record Store Day 2013 – Auckland Events

Even in this digital age of bandcamp, soundcloud and free downloads, our DJs still rely heavily on record stores. That’s just one reason why we’re happy to get behind Record Store Day every year and encourage you all to get down to your local record store and show...

Featured Base DJ – R.I.A

At the risk of stereo typing, the Base FM office has been looking a little prettier and smelling a bit sweeter lately with the addition of a third woman to the Base HQ team. R.I.A is a DJ from the early days of Base FM, when she started...