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PADDY FRED ft ALBY LOVE ‘You Belong’

This week on Base FM we feature a fresh track from Wellington-based producer Paddy Fred (Harbour City Electric) featuring vocalist Alby Love (aka Louis Baker). The first single from Paddy Fred’s forthcoming debut “Laminate” EP, is an ambient-tinged, leftfield, R&B jam! Alby Love’s vocals at times float within...

CD of the Week: SONIDO DE LATINAOTEAROA

Monday 29th April LatinAotearoa was born from the concept of blending local flavours with the colourful culture of South America. Popular Auckland DJ Bobby Brazuka brought together Venezuelan songstress Jennifer Zea and multi-talented musician and producer Isaac Aesili to create a unique live performance. Bobby’s Latin influenced soul-funk...

GOING DIGITAL

FREEVIEW: With analogue TV on the way out and digital TV in, you’ll need to have a Freeview receiver to keep watching TV in New Zealand. As a bonus you’ll also be able to listening to BASE FM nationwide. Freeview is the leading NZ free-to-air TV and radio...

WANNA WIN ALL DIS??!

WANNA WIN ALL DIS??!

Listeners right across the country can go in the draw to win this epic prize pack worth nearly $4,000! The lucky winner will be super-stylin’ with this sweet-az swag of amazing goodies. Our major prizepack contains all of the following: – RANE SL2 for Serato Scratch Live –...

TURN IT UP Mixtape

TURN IT UP Mixtape

‘Turn it Up! The Local Tune Of The Week is an on-air feature on Base FM and was created to showcase New Zealand’s freshest underground music. Brought to you by NZ On Air, the feature is schedule to play weekdays at 10am and 4pm, after Base Breakfast & before the...

VIDEO : The Liberators

BASE FM DIGITAL LIBERATOR SERIES EP 3: IT’S A MOVEMENT… BASE FM DIGITAL LIBERATOR SERIES EP 2: IT ALL STARTS WITH THE UNDERGROUND… BASE FM DIGITAL LIBERATOR SERIES EP 1: HOW IT ALL BEGAN… Released in weekly episodes throughout NZ Music Month, Digital Liberator Webisode Series takes an...

Digital Liberation

BASE FM is thrilled to announce their Digital Liberation movement, enticing the masses to rise up and tune into radio resurgence. “It all starts with the underground” – Tom Scott, Homebrew / @Peace A nationwide switch to digital TV is currently sweeping the country, offering Auckland’s BASE FM on Freeview...

CD of the Week: CHORDS "Looped State Of Mind"

Monday 22nd April, 2013 Chords a producer/vocalist/MC from Sweden who were met while he was visiting NZ in March. His Auckland stay saw him working alongside Mara & Dave from Electric Wire Hustle on a new, as of yet unreleased project. Pleasantly surprised to discover the sound of...

BJORN PETERSEN ‘Money’

After a very long wait we’re excited to finally hear some fresh material from ex-Opensouls member Bjorn Petersen (MC Bjorn). ‘Money Bags’ is the first outing as a solo artist and the beat was produced by old bandmate Jeremy Toy (Opensouls / She’s So Rad). Here’s hoping there’ll...

Featured Base DJ – R.I.A

At the risk of stereo typing, the Base FM office has been looking a little prettier and smelling a bit sweeter lately with the addition of a third woman to the Base HQ team. R.I.A is a DJ from the early days of Base FM, when she started...

Featured Base DJ – FJ

Finn Jeppesen, aka FJ, has been supplying Base FM listerners with all kinds of reggae related goodness since the very birth of the station. You can still tune into Finn every Saturday from 8pm – 10pm when he spins Bashment, Dancehall andRoots on The Jugglin’ Show – perfect...

SUPERVILLAINS RMC ‘Durham Lane’

From the gloomy depths of the Auckland Super City lives “The SuperVillains RMC” a hip-hop collective bringing you a 90’s style of upbeat boom-bap, bibidy Rap and Swayze swaged out bangers. Their latest release, and the first since the debut EP, is named after the not-so-gloomy-and-rather-gentrified inner city...

Gallery : Blu, Houseshoes and @Peace

On Wednesday night all the hiphop lovers of Auckland converged at Galatos to see the amazing line up of Blu, Houseshoes and @Peace. It was a real family affair with a whole lot of Base DJs, old school heads and younger heads all in attendance. The party started...

Free Album Download – Raiza Biza "Summer"

This week local MC released his album “Summer” as a follow up to last year’s “Dream Something” LP. The Hamilton based MC says he’s named the album after the amazing summer we’ve all enjoyed over the last few months, crediting the long days and extra sunshine with helping...

WOMAD 2013 Review – Lewis Tennant

Outdoor music festivals are pretty special.  Even the ones I’ve been to where something (typically the weather) isn’t ideal, the punters that stick it out are part of a unique experience… like THAT Gathering, the Millennium one that rained solid crayon width ‘drops’ for the entire three days....

Christoph El Truento produces a #1 on theaudience

Today we are sending a whole lot of respect and congratulations out to producer/beatmaker Christoph El Truento and to all of you dope music lovers who voted for his track Galaxy on theaudience as he has taken out the top place for March, securing him NZ On Air Wildcard Making Tracks funding....

Featured Base DJ – Scizzorhands

Internationally renowned DJ Scizzorhands has always been part of the Base fam but we have finally gone and made it official and got him on a show. You can all listen to Sciz do what he does best every Saturday during Peace Of Dreams along with DJ Pause....

UNMAP ‘Somativa’

Monday 1st April Unmap is a bit of an enigma. What we do know is this electronic producer is based in Wellington, has so far released only 3 tracks plus 1 remix, and is shy when it comes to social media. Beyond that we know nothing! However, with...

Serato Icon Artist Series – Hudson Mohawke

The Icon Artist Series is a diverse, hand-picked collection of artists who represent and epitomise the Serato ethos. Fatboy Slim, The Gaslamp Killer, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Erykah Badu, Z-Trip, Mix Mater Mike and Peanut Butter Wolf have all appeared in this informative yet entertaining videos. Check the full...