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LATINAOTEAROA ‘Jazzy Samba (feat. TEAM DYNAMITE)’

As the winter takes hold, lets warm things up with some summery South American vibes courtesy of Latinaotearoa. This week’s Local Eyes is ‘Jazzy Samba’ feat. Team Dynamite. Whether you’re talking about the commercial success of Long Beach rap trio Ugly Duckling with ‘A Little Samba,’ or Californian beatmaker Madlib’s...

SHOTTAZ ‘We Can Do It’

Shottaz are a duo comprising of MCs Max Shotta and Hlats, both of whom originally hail from Harare, Zimbabwe. Formed as Yung Shottaz back in Auckland in 2007, the Dancehall / Hip Hop / Afrobeat crew are currently in Melbourne, Australia. They released their first official project “The Premiere” EP via New Zealand’s...

Carmen Jones Eatery & Bar (Winter Menu)

The winter days and nights are upon us, so what better way to spend them but with a hot mulled wine and some amazing food in front of a roaring fire. Carmen Jones, a café/restaurant with an interior straight out of Havana, has one foot in the old...

Death of DAB in NZ

  We regret to inform our digital loving Baseheads that the very successful 11-year trial of Digital Audio Broadcasting or DAB technology in New Zealand is coming to an end.   The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) has ordered Kordia to wrap up its trial by...

THE STOOP | Exclusive Unreleased Mix for NZ Music Month

An exclusive mixtape featuring all unreleased music from The Stoop’s favourite NZ artists in the spirit of music month 2018. Recorded 25th May 2018 The Stoop is Oaariki, Golden Mane & El Trendilino. ON AIR weekly Friday’s 6-8pm on Base FM and Facebook LIVE here: https://www.facebook.com/chillonthestoop/

LOUIS BAKER ‘Black Crow’

New Zealand songwriter Louis Baker returned in May with his outstanding new single ‘Black Crow’ Accompanying the release is a stunning video from award-winning director, Chris Graham (Scribe, Smashproof, Bic Runga, TrinityRoots) as he returns to make his first music video in three years. ‘I’ve been wanting to work with Louis Baker...

JONO DAS ‘Bees & Things & Flowers’

Jono Das is the creative trade name of Jono de Alwis; a man who operates across a number of creative outlets, including beatmaking, djing, graphic design, photography and videography. Jono’s beats work on forging a sound reminiscent of golden-era east coast hip hop, where jazz influenced samples are guided...

Talking Points: @PEACE ‘@peace’ with S.F.T

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Rizván Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: March 2018 Guest reviewer: S.F.T Featured release: @peace ‘@peace’ Released: 2012 https://at-peace.bandcamp.com/ Featured track #1: HOME Featured track #2: DISFUNKTIONAL Featured track #3: @PEACE S.F.T: 9-5ers/The Midnight Trips beatmaker/producer with a unique...

Portland Live Sessions: TALI

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. To wrap up NZ Music Month – our final episode of Base FM Portland Live Sessions with TALI chatting to DYLAN C about her catalogue of music, current projects, and what the future holds. She also performs a special live...

VILLETTE ‘ Money’ (360° VR music video)

New Zealand singer and producer VILLETTE has teamed up with longtime partner Red Bull Music and released a 360° VR music video for her track ‘Money’. The video for ‘Money’ lets viewers experience the singer’s personal and inspiring world through taking on the perspective of an ex-lover haunted...

Portland Live Sessions: ANNA CODDINGTON & JULIA DEANS

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. In this latest episode of Base FM Portland Live Sessions series Dylan C has a kōrero with Anna Coddington & Julia Deans about what they’ve been up to lately, past collaborations, and future projects....

CHOICEVAUGHAN ‘Deez (Right Here)’

Auckland producer choicevaughan is next up in the Low Key Source ‘The Headnod Factor’ producer series, with his EP titled Deadlines. Flipping, looping and chopping samples old and new, Deadlines is a collection of instrumental sketches made as a coping mechanism to get through the tail end of a long term, long distance...

JESSB ‘Set It Off’

Former Northern Mystics player JessB goes back to her netball roots for her latest video for ‘Set It Off’, taken from her debut EP Bloom. The visual sees JessB fuse her creative and athletic talents into one dynamic force field, as she raps while tearing up the netball court with her...

DBL DBL ‘Gold Series’

‘Gold Series’ is the latest single for DBL DBL, aka Liam Dargaville who along with Meer is one half of the group Cool Tan, who were formerly known as Heavy. Ya with me? What we’ve always liked about Heavy/Cool Tan/dbldbl/Meer etc, is that they represent a community which is...

Portland Live Sessions: TROY KINGI

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. Continuing NZ Music Month ’18 with our latest episode of Base FM Portland Live Sessions series, Dylan C talks to Troy Kingi about his new release, previous projects, and his creative process. He also...

DIGGY DUPÉ ‘Midnight Cruise’

Grey Lynn rapper Diggy Dupé’s ‘Midnight Cruise’ finally gets visuals, the track is taken from K.O.T.I.C  which was originally released in 2017. This video was filmed & edited by Jordan Cherrington (Clip Tease) Download the album for free here: https://renaissancemusicnz.bandcamp.com/album/k-o-t-i-c Find out more about Diggy Dupé : TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD|FACEBOOK Local Eyes is...