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EDDIE NUMBERS ‘Wishes’

After a successful year last year, that saw the group’s debut album Another Day In Paradise chart in the top 20 and a busy summer of gigs including the hottest annual festivals – BW Campground, Beach Box, Rhythm And Vines and Northern bass – Eddie Numbers found time to record their...

DJ Getafix launches South Island tour – Sounds From Mi Yard

This March, Base’s DJ Getafix is packing up his best Jungle beats and showcasing the label he’s with, RIQ Yardrock Records by embarking on a tour of the South Island. Sounds From Mi Yard kicks off at Roots Bar in Takaka on Thursday, March 7. Along for the...

Rice & Beans Festival – Saturday, Feb 23 – FREE!

    This weekend a free Latin/Caribbean/Brazilian food and music festival is going down at Silo Park! This Saturday (February 23) the Rice & Beans Festival will be taking over Wynyard Quarter for a one-off, eclectic mish-mash of music, culture, art and food. Stinky Jim will kick things off at...

Featured Base DJ – Benn Morrison

  This week’s featured DJ is Benn Morrison of Tuesday night’s Sifty Goodness show. Benn is playing a set at our first Radiowaves for 2013, this Saturday (Feb 23) at Rakinos. Make sure you tune into his show from 6 – 8pm on Tuesday night to get an...

Download the new @Peace EP – Girl Songs – Valentines Day release!

  It’s finally here. The recently released singles ‘Cake’ and ‘Flowers’ have had everyone here at Base HQ highly anticipating the new @Peace album ‘Girl Songs’.  What better way to celebrate Valentines Day with some sublime sounding heartbreak? Forget the tacky teddy bears and overpriced roses and get...

First Radiowaves for 2013. We back!

  For our first Radiowaves event of 2013 we’ve pulled out some seriously good business for you. We’re bring together a couple of longtime Base FM DJs alongside a couple who have just joined the ranks : Benn Morrison, Lowe1, Soulyric doing a DJ/MC Set and Redbull Thre3style...

Featured Base DJ – Zeb Beall

  This week’s featured DJ is Zeb Beall from Friday night’s Close Encounters. He’s been laying down the beats here at Base for 5 years now but this week is his last show before he leaves us for that DJ stealing seductress, Melbourne. He was kind enough to...

@PEACE ‘Flowers’

@peace: Lui Tuiasau | Tom Scott | Christoph El Truento | Dandruff Dicky | Brandon Haru @peace are working on a conceptual album about space, finality, quantum theory and other things that you probably can’t dance to. Their preview to this album is a 10 track conceptual EP about...

Christoph El' Truento: What We Used To Know (Album)

Auckland & NZ in general has some seriously talented beatmakers out there, and Base FM has witnessed some amazing growth within the scene over the last 18 months or so. With new producers entering the arena all the time, the standard of production is at an all-time high....

Waitangi Day Celebrations 2013

There are some great things happening all over Auckland this Waitangi Day. Most events are free and the weather is going to be fantastic so get out and get amongst it! Music In Parks Sola Rosa| Tahuna Breaks | Lips : Henderson Park. 2pm – 6pm   Back-A-Yard...

DarkLight 2 – Outdoor Projected Art Installation

    DarkLight 2 is the creation of series of temporary artistic installations on the flash new white buildings on Mackelvie St, just off Ponsonby Rd during the lead up the Auckland Pride Parade. The installation, created by a mix of local established and emerging artists, will run...

GALLERY : Raggamuffin 2013

  A big Base crew headed down to Rotorua over the weekend to see Toots and the Maytals, Lauryn Hill and Gappy Ranks as well as supporting members of the Base whanau like King Kapisi. Check out the photos below thanks to Reggie D and stay posted for...

THE MIDNIGHT TRIPS ‘Life Is’

Renaissance Music dropped this  EP at the beginning of January, and there is a lot of diversity between the 3 tracks. Beats / HipHop / Neo Soul / Reggae vibes throughout, with the stand out being the gospel-tinged “Life Is”. The Midnight Trips is an outfit consisting of...

WOMAD Week on Base FM

WOMAD Giveaways on Base FM all this week(Monday 4th – Friday 8th) 10 x prizepacks which include: 1 x Ticket (3 day pass) + Camping Pass (3 nights) + WOMAD compilation CD Text FULL NAME & WOMAD to 379 to go into the draw. 1 winner will be...

Laneway Festival Review

I woke up on Auckland Anniversary Day, public holiday Monday morning, with that familiar January music festival feeling. But for the first time since I was 12, it wasn’t the expectation of attending a Big Day Out.  Little did I know that morning, that I was about to...

GALLERY : Bella Kalolo at Leigh Sawmill

  Another fantastic night was had up at the Leigh Sawmill last Saturday (26/01/13). Base FM’s very own Jazz and Wellington’s Ayesha both DJ’d in support of the outrageously talented Bella Kalolo. Bella brought the whole band up from Wellington and a whole lot of her soulful swagger....

Special Double Feature for final Silo Cinema TONIGHT

Silo Cinemas Double Feature – Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory | The Goonies Friday 12th April | 6:30pm | Silo Park To celebrate the very last cinema night of a highly successful season of Silo Cinema, while also bidding a bitter sweet farewell to Summer, the good...

Shotover Sunshine Festival: February 9th, Queenstown

On Saturday February 9th The Wakatipu Basin will once again resonate with the superlative sounds of top-shelf Aotearoan music for the 2nd biennial Shotover Sunshine Festival (SSF). Event organisers are hard at work engineering a vibe like no other, bringing together an awe-inspiring line up to a majestic location...