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CD of the Week: ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT "Black Radio"

Robert Glasper Experiment “Black Radio” (Blue Note Records/EMI) is a future landmark album that boldly stakes out new musical territory and transcends any notion of genre, drawing from jazz, hip hop, R&B and rock, but refusing to be pinned down by any one tag. The first full-length album...

CD Of The Week: MYELE MANZANZA "One"

The musically prolific Myele Manzanza has not only held down the drums as part of Wellington’s Electric Wire Hustle for the past 4 years but has also drummed for Olmecha Supreme, Sheba Williams, The Recloose Live Band, The Jonathan Crayford Trio as well as for his father – Sam Manzanza’s...

CD of the Week: WOMAD 2012

WOMAD NZ 2012 CD PROVIDES TASTE OF THE WORLD’S FESTIVAL Can’t wait for WOMAD?  Experience the sounds of WOMAD New Zealand 2012 on the newly released compilation CD, WOMAD: The World’s Festival 2012. The CD is the official compilation released ahead of the three-day festival which takes place from 16-18 March 2012 at New Plymouth’s Brooklands Park...

In The Neighbourhood

Thursday 7-10am with CHIP MATTHEWS & DYLAN C100% NZ Music Selections, thanks to NZ ON AIR With so much great music coming out of Aotearoa at the moment, we thought it was time to dedicate 1 day each week to honour our talented brothers & sisters. Thursday Breakfast...

CD of the week: Batucada Sound Machine "Don't Keep Silent"

Riding the wake of their successful European summer tour, Batucada Sound Machine return to New Zealand with a new album of tried and true road-tested tunes entitled “Don’t Keep Silent”, due for release January 23rd, 2012. In addition, BSM have planned their first ever comprehensive tour of New...

Native Tongues

Monday 3-4pm with Eddie Numbers & Dylan C100% NZ Music Show – Brought to you by NZ On Air Launched in late 2011, Native Tongues is a 1hour show dedicated to uncovering the freshest in underground music from Aotearoa. From bedroom producers who are just starting out through...

Bread & Butta

Thursday 6-8pm with Mark Yela & ReggieD Bread & Butta is all about fresh, newly released underground Hip Hop. Independent label offerings, blog and Soundcloud discoveries as well as fresh releases from the minority who continue to fly the flag for true artistic expression. Hosted by ReggieD and...

SOULWARE "Return To The Source" CD Giveaway

  Soulware is a 5-piece live electronic act hailing from the South Island of New Zealand. The music they create is lush, emotive, textured, thought provoking, and combines elements of Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Trip Hop, Dub Electronica, Blues and Rock. Since their inception just over a year ago,...

WU-TANG CLAN: Off The Top – CD giveaways

To say the the Wu-Tang Clan was one of the most influential Hip Hop groups of all time wouldn’t be an understatement, ranked 5th by MTV in 2007. From the rough borough of Staten Island, New York City, they created one of the finest Hip Hop albums in living memory...

Mayer Hawthorne: How Do you Do?

The “retro soul” tag is added to almost any contemporary work that sounds like it was originally recorded before 1980, and Mayer Hawthorne is aware of how trends come and go. But, he says, he’s not interested in taking it back to the “good old days,” as much...

Boil Up

Boil Up

Jubt, Kirk James, Average White DJ and sometimes TC, under the tutelage of the legendary Gordon Ramahere serve up memorable melanges of grandaddy beats from all corners of the kitchen, throwing ingredients Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz, Boogie into the pot and simmer until 8pm Thursday. A big Bellissibro! to Coco’s...

Base Breakfast

Base Breakfast

Monday – Friday: 7am – 10am with CHIP MATTEWS & DYLAN C CHIP’S TWITTER | DYLAN’S TWITTER | BASE FM TWITTER | FACEBOOK Email : studio@basefm.co.nz Text the studio: 379 Breakfast is served with the freshest in quality hand-picked beats, with a side of classic tunes. Music makes the world go round and coffee keeps the engine running....

Jah Red Lion "EP"

Jah Red Lion draws inspiration for his self-titled EP from his journey spent throughout New Zealand over the last two years. His unique tone and style of singing combined with a bass heavy reggae beat makes for a great summer EP and leaves you wanting more. Produced locally...

DJ GRASSROOTS: This Time

DJ Grassroots’ debut album THIS TIME is a collaborative effort, featuring a number of musicians, and top local reggae producers Dub Terminator and Iron Will, alongside LA Bassman and Producer Extraordinaire Steve ‘E’ Ross.  ‘This Time’ covers a range of genres and styles, showcasing Grassroots’ versatility as an...

A GROOVE THEORY

Monday 10am – 12pm with Kirk James The proud father of 2 beautiful daughters, Kirk is an aspiring Artist / Musician and a certified Vinyl Junkie and is best described with this quote: “Music is my sanctuary, Music is life” After being involved in other stations around Auckland, Kirk found...

ROOTS & FUTURE

ROOTS & FUTURE

Friday 10pm – midnight with ORIGINAL VIBE & KONJAH The deadly duo keeping you up late on a school night with two hours of big bass business and full spectrum sub shattering splendour. Expect to hear prime selections from the world of bass music including Bashment styles, UK...

Bulletproof "Dub Me Crazy"

The 4th Studio album from Bulletproof is also his first since singing with EMI. Collaborations include Tiki Taane, Hollie Smith, Rugged Tekniques, Jessie G, Crushington & Dutty Ranks. The album also includes Bulletpoofremixes of Computers Want Me Dead, Kidz In Space & Anika Moa The album draws influences currently heard in the UK/US Dubstep scene and veers away from the relentless noisy chainsaw...

SUPER VILLIANS (RMC) – Meanwhile EP

From the gloomy depths of Auckland City come the “SUPERVILLAINS” A Hip Hop collective bringing you a 90s style of upbeat BOOM BAP, BIBIDY rap and swayze swagged out bangers. Fred Bishop – Fang Wei a.k.a The BishopPiata Turei – Piatao a.k.a Sweaty Tooth MadManLiam Bree – Michael Checker a.k.a Stich...

THE NUDGE: Big Nudge Pie

Describing their sound as many fingers in many pies, The Nudge pie is a concoction of a blues and rock base with a deep swamp filling and raucous party crust, mixed and baked by singer/guitarist Ryan Prebble, keyboardist James Coyle and drummer Iraia Whakamoe. Fresh from the oven,...

BOHEMIAN THOUGHT: Magnificent Dyslexic

A work of true inspiration steeped in triumph over personal struggle, Wellington based spoken word artist Bohemian Thought delivers a positive message with his debut album ‘Magnificent Dyslexic’, released in New Zealand through Dharma Records / Southbound. A spoken word poet, singer, songwriter and percussionist (aka poetic philosopher) Bohemian...