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NXVA ‘4real’

2017 has been a good year for NXVA. After a one year sabbatical from releasing music, the 22 year old rapper/producer from Auckland has found a home under stage lights, performing at Ammonation’s release party, Merci Motel showcase 003 and Ourhouse music festival. The overcast skies of Auckland’s...

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 internationals Hiatus Kaiyote from Melbourne and Norman Jay MBE from London. This is the...

JOSH CROZIER ‘Jesus I Was Evil’

This week’s Turn It Up tune of the week is from Josh Crozier.  ‘Jesus I Was Evil’ is a cover of the classic Darcy Clay hit from way back in 1997. The original reached number 5 in the NZ charts. Sadly Darcy Clay took his own life the following year. Josh Crozier Facebook...

EVENT: The Do-Over returns to Auckland (Sunday 10th December)

www.thedoover.net/nz17 Established in 2005 in Los Angeles, The Do-Over has grown from an intimate backyard party in Hollywood into a global phenomenon, touching down across the globe to spread its message of heavy tunes and summertime vibes. The founding crew of Chris Haycock and Jamie Strong’s pull out...

MELODOWNZ – 64 Bars Red Bull Studios

This week’s Local Eyes video is Melodownz – 64 Bars. Last week Melodownz kicked off the fourth session of Red Bull Studios’ 64 bars with David Dallas. Free from song structure, hooks, and bridges, this is carpark cypher rhyming at its most gully. The punchlines are hits to the...

Base FM Backstage at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

Base FM went backstage at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards to talk to some of the winner’s at this year’s event. This video features Kings, SWIDT, Israel Starr, Ladi6 and Truth. Filmed by CorpStudio Interviews by Ian Beatmaster Wright Also check out INDIGENOUS DUBS: Vodafone NZ Music Awards 2017 for the full interviews and music from the winner and nominees....

EVENT: Base FM presents 2x nights of Trinity Roots

  Base FM presents 2x nights of Trinity Roots Base FM presents 2 night of Trinity Roots for the Showdown of the Labretta Netana Art & Music Festival 2017.  Who will win this year’s Labratta Netana Wood & Stone Sculpture Symposium Title? A live auction will be held...

LITTLE VILLAGE ‘Good Right Now’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Little Village – ‘Good Right Now’. Little Village is a musical based creative collective. The collective consists of rappers, producers, photographers, videographers and more. ‘Good Right Now’ features Auckland rappers Kloos, Gino October & Beau Jeffries. This is a summer anthem that marks the beginning of...

EVENT: Base FM at Grey Lynn Park Festival

Base FM returns to the Grey Lynn Park Festival for the 6th time, on Saturday 25th November with a bigger presence than ever before! Grey Lynn Park Festival has been running since 1984 and is the largest annual community event in Auckland local calendar. As well as Live music,...

CRIME HEAT ‘Clear’

“As a music producer I have always strived to create music with heart, to make something I can connect with, that’s what music is all about. The rhythm of the drums, the hugging bassline and the various layers of sound that trickle through” – Crime Heat Low Key...

Splore 2nd Lineup Announcement

More music goodness for Splore 2018 Splore has added a large eclectic group of international and local acts to its already impressive lineup. Heading the announcement is bona fide UK soul legend Omar. Cited as a favourite by none other than Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu and D’Angelo, Omar...

POETIK ‘Rock Wit It’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Poetik – ‘Rock Wit It’. This track is taken from the album ‘Poetikly Done’ which is out now.  Produced by Marlei Music and Video By Bryce Hooper. You can check out Poetik live at For The Culture at The Kings Arms Tavern this Friday...

BAILEY WILEY ‘Lady’

Bailey Wiley‘s the first single from her upcoming and eagerly-anticipated EP is ‘Lady’. A smooth and laidback track that epitomises Wiley’s trademark soulful sound, ‘Lady’ is an empowering ode to knowing your self-worth. The single, made with the help of Eno, Soraya, Guy Harrison and Ben Lawson, is accompanied...

9-5ers ‘Future’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is 9-5ers – Future. This is the fourth release from their Happy Hour EP, which is out now. ‘Future’ is this hip-hop collective’s interpretation of the classic love ballad. If you want to catch the 9-5ers live, they will be supporting Poetik @ The Kings Arms Tavern on...

Portland Live Sessions: AMIN PAYNE

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. In the sixth edition of The Portland Live Sessions, Dylan C talks to Amin Payne, a kiwi Producer/DJ/Engineer, now based in Melbourne. After receiving much deserved worldwide acclaim and attention for his Gill Scott Heron tribute,...

L.A.B. ‘Starry Eyes’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is L.A.B. – Starry Eyes. This is the latest track taken from L.A.B.’s debut album L.A.B, out in November. The release of ‘Starry Eyes’ comes on the heels of being announced on the lineup for Electric Avenue 2018 in Christchurch alongside Primal Scream & Dizzee Rascal, along with support slots...

IMAG€ ‘Hood Dreams’

After a successful few years focussing on The Doqument (ImaGe, Shackles, SikeOne), which saw the crew release 2 albums, IMAG€ has returned with his first solo release in years. Teaming up with longtime collaborator MIKS on the beats, ‘Hood Dreams’ offers a small glimpse into the mindset of a child born into...

EVENT: GZA ‘The Genius of WU TANG CLAN’ NZ Shows

GZA The Genius Saturday 11th November, The Studio, Auckland Sunday 12th November, San Fran, Wellington Get your GZA tickets now from Ticketmaster or the venue GZA The Genius of  Wu-Tang Clan is returning to New Zealand for two shows in November. The ‘spiritual head’ of the clan, GZA aka The Genius is...

ESTÈRE ‘Control Freak’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Estère – Control Freak. This track is taken from her mini-album My Design. The Wellington-based producer and performing artist brings it home to the streets of central Wellington in a music video directed by Paascalino Schaller and featuring kiwi actresses Johanna Cosgrove and Esther...