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Talking Points: CHE FU ‘Navigator’ with DJ SCIZZORHANDS

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: August 2018 Guest reviewer: DJ SCIZZORHANDS  Featured release: CHE FU ‘Navigator’ Released: 2001 Featured track #1: MISTY FREQUENCIES Featured track #2: THE MISH Featured track #3: FADE AWAY DJ SCIZZORHANDS:...

TOM SCOTT ‘Avantdale Bowling Club’ Release and Exhibition

Red Bull Music presents Avantdale Bowling Club Exhibition Friday 17 August, 12-10pm Saturday 18 August, 12-10pm Sunday 19 August, 12-5pm CorpStudio, 86 Pitt Street, CBD   Last Friday Master storyteller Tom Scott (Home Brew, @Peace, Young, Gifted and Broke) introduced the world to ‘Avantdale Bowling Club’. The full...

DIGGY DUPÉ ‘The Hill’

This week’s Local eyes is Diggy Dupe – ‘The Hill’ Directed by : Jordan Cherrington (Clip Tease) The first single off the up and coming EP – Island Time. Coming later rather than sooner. Local eyes is brought to you by NZ On Air Music   Find out more about Diggy Dupé : TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD|FACEBOOK...

Northern Bass 18/19 – First Lineup Announcement

The first lineup for the eighth annual Northern Bass Music Festival is here! Though this is just the beginning, the soundtrack for this year’s festival is starting to emerge, with headliners so far including NYC rapper chef and ‘F*ck That’s Delicious’ star Action Bronson, Jamaican via London MC...

Talking Points: VALLKYRIE ‘Vallkyrie EP’ with ADAM B (Highlife Ent)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Murry Sweetpants Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: August 2018 Guest reviewer: Adam B (Highlife Entertainment) Featured release: Vallkyrie – Vallkyrie EP Released: 2017 https://www.vallkyriemusic.com/music Featured track #1: Voodoo Featured track #2: Aztec breath Featured track #3: Sakura Adam Bennett:...

New Release: LATINAOTEAROA ‘Influencis Et Collabis’

Brazilian band–leader Bobby Brazuka, and Venezualan vocalist Jennifer Zea, have just released their 3rd LatinAotearoa album ‘Influencis Et Collabis’ – 9 tracks which blend distinctive South American flavours with the innovative brilliance of some of New Zealand’s most talented musicians. The album includes a latin rework of a Raphael Saadiq neo-soul...

BENE ‘Tough Guy’

This week’s Local eyes comes from 17-year-old BENE from Grey Lynn, Auckland. Here is the video for her debut single ‘Tough Guy’. The video shows Bene and her friends hanging out at the local high school courts, whilst teenagers decked down in vintage and streetwear brands capture the essence of youth...

LADI6 ‘Outta Time’

Ladi6 has just completed her epic Nationwide Tour of NZ, so we thought we’d keep the vibes going with this week’s Local Eyes. The official video for ‘Outta Time’ was shot entirely on a Samsung Galaxy S9 and was directed by Garth @ Thievery Studio.   Find out...

Event: MoZaic – Fashion, Music and Dance

 ORIKoL and BaseFM, in association with Albert Eden presents: MoZaic – Promoting Collaboration, Inclusion & Diversity through Art. Saturday 28th July, 4-8pm @ Empire Studios, 2 Bond St, Absolutely Free & family friendly Picture an old warehouse turned into a hip dance studio right in the middle of Kingsland &...

RYAN HENDRIKS ‘Gangsterdam’

This week’s Local Eyes video of the week is taken from OLD ZEALAND the debut album from Ryan Hendriks, a founding member of Auckland’s Grown Room collective. ‘Gangsterdam’ filmed in Amsterdam. Check out and download the album here: Old Zealand by Ryan Hendriks Find out more about Ryan Hendriks: FACEBOOK |BANDCAMP| SOUNDCLOUD |INSTAGRAM...

FAT FREDDY’S DROP ‘Trickle Down’

Getting high on hope, Fat Freddy’s Drop are releasing a brand new single ‘Trickle Down’ on July 20. Freddy’s annual summer roady around New Zealand in January 2019 gets a super-charged tune up with the addition of some incredible tour bus buddies; DJ legend Norman Jay MBE direct...

Talking Points: LORD ECHO ‘Melodies’ with SCOTT TOWERS

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Murry Sweetpants Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2018 Guest reviewer: SCOTT TOWERS Featured release: LORD ECHO ‘Melodies (1st Album)’ Released: 2010 https://lordecho.bandcamp.com/album/melodies-1st-album Featured track #1: RHYTHM 77 Featured track #2: THAT’S RIGHT Featured track #3: SWORD CANE...

UNCHAINED XL ‘What You Said’

This week’s Local eyes is the latest from Unchained XL and was filmed over in the UK, in Liverpool, Leeds, and Cardiff. Describing the track as “Afrofunk Meets Grime” The song depicts Unchained XL confronting an unnamed friend/associate about their persistent failure to follow up on their promises and resolutions. ‘What...

Event: Base FM Record Swap

Base FM has teamed up with our good friends at Carmen Jones Eatery & Bar to bring you An Old School Record Swap on Tue 24th July. You know that rare vinyl you’ve always wanted… Or some of those records you used to thrash but are now ready to...

SWEEP ‘Surfing The Song Of The Sun’

Dropping in on a leftfield tip this week is a fresh upload from Raglan-based DJ/Producer/Singer/Instrumentalist Sweep, with a psychedelic surf-meets-triphip-meets-jungle track which is all vibes. ‘Surfing The Song Of The Sun’ sets the scene with the sound of the sea and as the music swells into view, with a...

Talking Points: SORCERESS (Funkommunity) ‘Chequered Thoughts’ with GENE RIVERS

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Murry Sweetpants Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2018 Guest reviewer: GENE RIVERS Featured release: SORCERESS (Funkommunity) ‘Chequered Thoughts’ Released: 2012 https://sorceressmusic.bandcamp.com/album/chequered-thoughts-funkommunity Featured track #1: THE LIGHT Featured track #2: DANDILLION Featured track #3: START AGAIN GENE RIVERS...