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Valley Funk Allstars – Sat 20th July @ Ginger MInx

Valley Funk Allstars – Sat 20th July @ Ginger MInx

Valley Funk Allstars is firing all cylinders in your direction on Saturday 20th July with turbo-boosted funk, slap happy rap, skank heavy reggae and full throttle disco at Mt Eden’s premier party venue, Ginger Minx. Base FM faves Lowe1 and RIA are joined by resident Randomplay and kiwi...

TRUTH ‘Foundation’

Sonic architects of songs with an emotional heft as heavy as the subwoofer rupturing basslines that underpin their work, Truth are one of New Zealand’s finest creative exports. Respected across the globe, since inception several years ago, Truth (Andre Fernandez and Tristan Roake) have, as both world-class producers...

EVENT: Ghetto Red Hot Vol 6 Release Party

EVENT: Ghetto Red Hot Vol 6 Release Party

Base FM, NiceUp and Newtown Sound present the Ghetto Red Hot Vol. 6 Mix Release Party! Come celebrate the release of Ghetto Red Hot Vol. 6 by DJ Art – a series dedicated to spreading the best in 80s, 90s and current dancehall reggae, with classic old and new-school...

5 Years Of Base Breakfast Celebrations!

5 Years Of Base Breakfast Celebrations!

BASE BREAKFAST 5th BIRTHDAY BRUNCH JULY 19, 7-10am (LIVE) 7b Rose Road, Grey Lynn * complementary coffee from Fyrefly and Santos Coffee Roasters * * fruit platters and delicious smoothies from FruitGuys.co.nz * * Converse Chuck Taylor giveaway * * Hancock & Co Craft Brewing giveaway ** Freeview HD Recorder giveaway...

Matariki on The Waterfront : 19th, 20th, 21st July

Matariki on The Waterfront : 19th, 20th, 21st July

MATARIKI ON THE WATERFRONT SILO PARK, WYNYARD QUARTER JULY 19th, 20th, 21st FREE FAMILY EVENT Make your way down to Silo Park and join in the celebrations of Matariki’s final weekend, packed full of entertainment with music, art, performance, movies and markets. FRIDAY 19th JULY 18:00 – late...

VIDEO: P-MONEY "Celebration Flow"

P-Money made a triumphant return with the recent release of his highly anticipated album Gratitude. Now fans, beat heads, DJs and tastemakers will be treated to the Gratitude Instrumental Versions, dropping on July 19. As listeners have figured out, Gratitude is a record that marks P-Money’s return to his hip-hop roots...

GALLERY : Base Sunday 7s

GALLERY : Base Sunday 7s

The concept was simple… on the 7th day of the 7th month for 7 hours, Base FM DJs would be select 7 tunes each to play using just 7” vinyl! The response was amazing and we ran into overtime, the result being 23 sets spread over 9 hours –...

Base FM now broadcasting in WANAKA

Base FM now broadcasting in WANAKA

BASE FM is now Broadcasting LIVE in Wanaka on 107.3FM – just in time for winter! For a limited time, the new frequency has been made possible with the help of Sam Hudson owner, operator and manager of community radio station Wanaka Beats FM. Broadcasting independently since 2006...

EPOCH ‘Rewind’

“A few weeks back I showed up relatively late in the evening for the 36 DEEP club night “RITUAL XVII” to catch Average White DJ dropping tunes.. I missed his set completely but was impressed with what I heard from Christchurch-based DJ/Producer EPOCH. One track in particular really...

Matariki Art Market at Auckland Museum

MATARIKI ART MARKET | Auckland Museum Sunday 14th July | 10am – 5pm FREE ENTRY www.aucklandmuseum.co.nz Nau mai e te hunga nui! Join us as we celebrate the skills & innovation of Māori artists, musicians, performers and poets as they activate the Museum collections. Leading Maori artists will have their works...

Sunday 7th July – 7 x 7 x 7 x 7

Sunday 7th July – 7 x 7 x 7 x 7

This Sunday 7th July, Base FM will host a 1-off on-air special… dedicated to the number 7! It’s the The 7th Day of the 7th month, and for 7 hours Base FM DJs will be dropping 7 tunes each on rotation.. all from 7 inch vinyl! Tune in...

Base Breakfast live from Santos Cafe

Base Breakfast live from Santos Cafe

SANTOS CAFE RELAUNCH 114 Ponsonby Road Friday 5th July | 7am – 10am Join us this Friday morning as Base FM Breakfast broadcasts live from Santos Café. FChip Matthews & Dylan C will be presenting the show from newly-renovated café and glass-covered courtyard. Giveaways on the day include: –...

Late At The Museum : Base FM's DJ Kina Cuts in the mix

Late At The Museum : Base FM's DJ Kina Cuts in the mix

LATE AT THE MUSEUM Thursday 4th July at Auckland Museum Talks: New Zealander of the Year Dame Anne Salmond, with Profs Paul Tapsell & Michael Walker Music: Louise Potiki Bryant & Paddy Free, and BaseFM DJ Kina Cuts. Good talk wine and music. 20 bucks.  BOOK NOW : Auckland Museum (09) 306 7048

CD of the Week: BOOKER T "Sound The Alarm"

Booker T will follow back-to-back GRAMMY wins for his previous two albums with ‘Sound The Alarm’ out June 28th via Stax Records/Universal Music NZ.  This marks Booker’s return to Stax, a label revered for the gritty soul sound he helped create with Memphis’ first integrated band in the early ‘60s, and features collaborations with some of thefinest talents in modern...

RANDA ‘Frankenstein (Produced by Totems)’

Larz Randa is a rapper/producer from the suburbs. Born the year of Wrestlemania IX, Randa enjoyed trips to the VHS store growing up. On weekdays, they were either rocking spelling tests or faking sick watching Sally Jesse Raphael. Was LarzRanda inspired by Eminem, David Faustino or Carlton Banks? We may...

CD of the Week: FAT FREDDYS DROP "Blackbird"

Blackbird is the third full-length release from the New Zealand band and will see Fat Freddy’s Drop exceed half-a-million album sales worldwide, the result of playing over 800 shows in their career to date, clocking up 412 appearances in Europe, 27 Australian Tours and over 300 shows in...

KING KAPISI ft. RAKAA IRISCIENCE ‘Crush’

After a lengthy wait here is the June 2013 release of King Kapisi‘s new instalment of that South Pacific goodness for your enjoyment. From the forthcoming album “Hip Hop Lives Here”, the latest single ‘Crush’ features Rakaa Iriscience from the Dilated Peoples, extra vocals from Kapisi’s wife Teremoana...

SHE’S SO RAD ‘Breakout’

Until now, She’s So Rad have been synonymous with post/punk, shoegaze music. With the ‘Last Dance E.P.’ producer Jeremy Toy has dug deep in his knowledge of disco and boogie to create a ‘special disco version’ release for the band. The result is a 6 track E.P. full...