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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...

Actual Proof Radio

Wednesday 10am-Midday with DJ Tido Kurt aka Dj Tido, has been involved in music since he was knee high to a Weta. Born and raised in the Garden City, Kurt has been recording and performing as a percussionist with various bands from his home town and touring around Australasia...

HOLLIE SMITH & MARA TK: Band Of Brothers Vol 1

Released on August 1, ‘Band Of Brothers, Vol: 1’ is the first in a series of musical projects spearheaded by Hollie Smith with the mind to experiment with different artists and aspects of production and collaboration. In Volume 1 she joins acclaimed beat maker, vocalist and multi- instrumentalist...

THE NOMAD: Perilous Times

Roaming the globe, cruising along the road less travelled, The Nomad makes music that pushes the boundaries. His latest offering Perilous Times sees The Nomad (aka Daimon Schwalger) keep things fresh, taking off on a new tangent by blending signature sounds of reggae, drum & bass, jungle and electronica...

JILL SCOTT "Light Of The Sun"

Executive produced by Jill Scott and J.R Hutson (Pharell, Faith Evans), The Light Of The Sun features appearances by rappers Paul Wall, Doug E. Fresh, and Eve and traverses the rocky terrain of love, longing and loss. The first single, “So in Love,” is a duet with Anthony Hamilton....

WU-TANG – Legendary Weapons

WU-TANG “LEGENDARY WEAPONS” The latest Wu-Tang project, LEGENDARY WEAPONS features Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, RZA, Method Man, Capadonna, U-God and Inspectah Deck, along with AZ, M.O.P, Sean Price, Killa Sin and others.  This project is Executive Produced by RZA. LEGENDARY WEAPONS’ throw-back sound is inspired by classic soul and kung fu...

Digidubs

Friday 2pm – 4pm with Timmy_B Timmy_B (aka Tim Burnell) just loves music and gets a real kick out of promoting and championing the good shit. He’s no stranger to radio in New Zealand, cutting his teeth as a Production Engineer and Creative at Kiwi Fm. Timmy has...

PITCH BLACK : Rarities & Remixes

Known globally for their stomping live sets, Rarities and Remixes showcases Pitch Black’s mellower side. Beginning with a dancefloor friendly, but respectful reworking of the Richard Nunns and Hirini Melbourne original, ‘Te Po’ and ending with an equally haunting version of Tiki’s ‘Past Present Future’, Rarities and Remixes...

PUNKY REGGAE PARTY MIX

The Punky Reggae Party 2011 is upon us again. And it’s the 10th anniversary this time around. Head to the Kings Arms Sunday 5th June @ 3pm to skank and groove. The night features The Iron Hammer, The Solomonix & Jah Red Lion, Atsushi & The Mini Moisties,...

THE BEAT GENERATION: 10th Anniversary Collection

 The Beat Generation series on the BBE label are some of the best hip hop albums of the last 10 years. The label’s enormously liberal approach was the antithesis of stiff major record label A&R practices, their forward thinking rewarded handsomely by a truly diverse set of albums...

THE SPACERACE

THE SPACERACE

TUESDAY 10pm – midnight with BOB SACAMANO & KEEPSAKES My name is Bob Sacamano. Well it isn’t really but that’s not the point. The point is that I am the host of The Space Race on Base FM. I decided I wanted to become a dj after reading...

J STAR – Dub Zealand

Jstar & Dr Cat present: Dub Zealand – bass culture music… It says here that the tracks on Dub Zealand, “highlight the surprising relation,” between the islands forming New Zealand and Jamaica. Surprising!? Given the Olympic quantities of weed smoked in either nation there’s little to be surprised...

Mixed Bizness

Wednesday 12-2pm with LUKE KING, ZANE:TEE & LOWE1 The Mixed Bizness show first appeared on the scene with Dj RIA steering the ship, dropping a heavy selection nu-skool funk, breaks, and chunky funk party jams. This show is the natural home for fans of the REGROOVED parties &...

LITTLE BUSHMAN – Te Oranga

Base FM’s CD of the Week is Little Bushman’s “Te Oranga”. Venturing at times into the shadows, then veering off up into the cosmos, it is sure to satisfy all who ingest. From a delta-esque hoedown recitation of the cycle of life, to an alternative cosmic take on...