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LOU’ANA ‘Eye To Eye’

This week’s Local eye’s video is from former Hipstamatics vocalist Lou’ana who is stepping out on her own with debut single Eye To Eye. Not only has Lou’ana got a new single for us to hear, but there is a striking new video to go with it and tour dates! Here’s the record company blurb with more...

LEISURE ‘The Hype (Visualiser)’

This week’s Local Eyes is from LEISURE, directed by Jordan Arts of The LEISURE Collective. The video stars a man practising Tai Chi while the world accelerates around him. “This song is a reminder to not get sucked into the vortex of bullshit and false motives. Inhale, exhale and...

TALKING POINTS: CHE FU ‘2b S.PACIFIC’ with POETIK

TALKING POINTS on BASE FM hosted by MAX OLDFIELD Thanks to NZ On Air Music March 2019 Guest reviewer: Poetik Featured release: Che Fu – 2b S.Pacific Released: 1998 Featured track #1: Waka Featured track #2: Scene III Featured track #3: Without a Doubt Poetik is an Auckland...

CHAII ‘Digebasse (Enough)’

This week’s Local Eyes is another visually stunning video from NZ-raised Persian rapper CHAII.  Self-produced and rapped in both English and Farsi she is rapidly gathering herself a strong following. ‘Digebasse (Enough)’ was filmed against the visually spectacular backdrop of Oman and is a statement is a statement of self-empowerment...

SORRENTO x Noah Slee

This week’s Local Eyes is a visually stunning video created by Vince Fraser for SORRENTO & Noah Slee’s ‘Parrallel Love’. This single from bass-player turned solo musician Sorrento, aka Marika Hodgson features Berlin-based Kiwi neo-soul singer Noah Slee. Hodgson has been part of NZ’s music scene for a number of years, playing...

IT’S WOMAD WEEK! 15-17 March 2019

IT’S WOMAD WEEK… HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW! GOING… GOING… It’s looking like another busy year, but don’t worry, the maximum capacity for WOMAD New Zealand is kept purposely comfortable so you’ll never feel like you’re in a mosh pit. There are limited Saturday and three-day festival...

Base FM at Splore 2019

Our newest (and youngest) Base Fm interviewer Aiko Peseta-Tavai sat down backstage with some of the artist performing at this years Splore festival. Featuring: Afrika Baby Bam – Jungle Brothers, Barry Ashworth, Seanie Tee & Andreas Jensen – Dub Pistols, Jay Double, Nuel Nonso Nwachukwu & Ben McNicoll...

MANALION ‘Floating 2’s’

This week’s Local eyes is from Australian-based, kiwi brothers (most likely from different mothers) who met by a bin fire floating wayward on a raft between the North and South Islands of Aotearoa, or so the story goes. This roots & dubtronic duo, ManaLion’s latest music video for...

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LOREN SILA ‘Fight for me’

This weeks Local Eyes is a powerful song with powerful visuals to match by Christchurch Singer, Dancer and Choreographer Loren Sila. The video from beginning to end will give you chills as Loren takes you on a journey of self empowerment by overcoming her inner demons played out by...

Welcoming new Base Breakfast co-hosts

Base Fm would like to welcome Yannika Tavai & Daniel Weetman from The Black Seeds to Monday & Tuesday’s Base Breakfast. With roots in Niue and the Cook Islands, Auckland born Yannika adds a bit of Pacific flavour to Monday’s Base Breakfast. Her taste in music spans across most genres...

Base FM HQ Live #11 | Dillastrate

Dillastrate took a short break from recording their brand new album to swing by the Base FM studio to perform a strip back version of their track ‘Something There’ taken from their Black Diamond – EP Buy Black Diamond – EP here!  Find out more about Dillastrate: INSTAGRAM |...

Avantdale Bowling Club ‘Home’

For this week’s Local Eyes video, we have picked something a little different. Avantdale Bowling Club ‘Home’ video is a short documentary that deconstructs the concept of home. Produced by Tom Scott & Hearken Films cinematography by Benjamin Bryan edited by Caitlin Bryan titles by Elliot Walsh Thanks to the Wetnhiak family, Yarra...

BREAKING ARTISTS & BASE HEAVY (February 2019)

Introducing two new monthly features to Base FM, Breaking Artists and Base Heavy! Breaking Artists is a new monthly feature showcasing three local artists we think you should know. This month’s picks: Shiraz & LSJ ‘Club SportZ’| Leonard Charles ‘Nine Lives | Nadis ‘WAVEY’   Base Heavy is a is...

RUNTINGZ ANTHEM (Official Video 2019)

The week’s Local Eyes is the heaviest of reggae / hip hop collaboration from Lion Rezz, RaggadatCris, Lomez Brown, Israel Starr and Poetik. The visuals were shot by videographers Vika To’oala and Cairo Samson showing this mass of local talent rocking shows and travelling around Aotearoa as part of their ‘Runtingz...

CHURCH & AP ‘Ready Or Not’

Auckland rap duo Church & AP continues their 2018 winning streak with the release of the ‘Ready or Not’ official video, which is our local Eyes Video of the week. With a sound not often found in these shores, the track showcases Church’s ability to use his voice across...