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Portland Live Sessions: ISRAEL STARR

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. In this episode of The Portland Live Sessions series, Dylan C talks to Israel Starr about upcoming music and his musical influences. Plus he performs live an acoustic version of ‘Future Navigator’. Israel Starr:...

LOUIS BAKER ‘Black Crow’

Good things take time. Not only is that true in the case of New Zealand songwriter Louis Baker, who we haven’t heard from since the single “Addict” a year ago, but also of the music that Baker returns with, the soul-fuelled, introspective groover that snaps and bumps with...

EVENT: Dylan C Low Key Source Mix CD Launch (10th May)

Australian label Low Key Source has dropped their first mix CD, a beast of an album mixed by Base FM’s very own Dylan C, and made up of music out of its extensive catalogue of releases. Low Key Source Vol 1 features tracks from The Roots newest member...

NOAH SLEE ‘DGAF (The Majestic Sessions)’

The finalists for this year’s Pacific Music Awards have been announced and Berlin-based kiwi singer Noah Slee is leading with four nominations. So this week’s Local Eyes is smooth and soulful live rendition of breakout single “DGAF”. The Vodafone Pacific Music Awards 2018 is being held on Thursday, 24th May at Vodafone Events Centre Plus...

KODY NIELSON ‘Azure’s Birthday’

Kody Nielson is a prodigiously talented multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer who remains resistant to any kind of easy pigeonholing. He’s explored cybernetic pop as Silicon, collaborated with partner Bic Runga on psychedelic guitar group Opossum, worked with brother Ruban Nielson on Unknown Mortal Orchestra and of course blew...

UPDATE – Kendrick Lamar (2nd Auckland Show Announced!)

US hip hop icon Kendrick Lamar has announced he’ll be returning to New Zealand for shows at Auckland’s Spark Arena and Dunedin’s Forsyth Bar Stadium in July, the artist’s first local appearances since performing at Auckland City Limits 2016. Lamar made international headlines last week for being presented the 2018 Pulitzer Prize For Music for his landmark...

TOTEMS ‘Bunny’

As Totems is part of the supporting line up at Red Bull Music Presents: Nosaj Thing (USA) along side  Surly & Late June this Saturday at Neck Of The Woods. This week’s local Eyes is the official music video for his track ‘Bunny’ Directed, Edited and Produced by Maria Masniak with Camera Ops:...

HIGH HØØPS ‘Body’

This week’s local eyes is HIGH HØØPS ‘Body’ New Zealand based vocalist/producer Jordan Arts aka HIGH HØØPS, who is also one-fifth of LEISURE returns with a new R&B-tinged single ‘Body’, lifted from his upcoming debut album.   Find out more about HIGH HØØPS: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP | YOUTUBE Local Eyes is a...

Pacific Music Awards 2018 Finalists Announced

  The finalists have been announced for the 2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards, and Berlin-based neo-soul singer Noah Slee is leading with four nominations. New Zealand-born, Berlin-based neo-soul singer Noah Slee leads the 25 finalists who are set to be honoured at the Pacific Music Awards ceremony on...

Event: Red Bull Music Presents: Nosaj Thing (USA) (28 April)

Nosaj Thing will be supported by a hand-picked local roster;  Totems, Surly, and Late June in Auckland. Hosted by MADCAP Where: NECK OF THE WOODS When: Saturday 28th April Cost: $5 with RSVP / $10 without RSVP RSVP here In 2009, Californian producer and DJ Nosaj Thing was one of the most...

ESTÈRE ‘Nomads’

‘Nomads’ is the last single before the Estère releases her double album My Design, On Others’ Lives, which is due out Friday 27th April. This new track is Estère’s personal study of forced mass movement in both a story of pain, beauty and resurrection. “Nomads is about exploring identity and where...

Talking Points: NESIAN MYSTIK ‘Polysaturated’ with SPYCC

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Rizván Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: March 2018 Guest reviewer: Spycc (SWIDT) Featured release: NESIAN MYSTIK ‘Polysaturated’ Released: 2002 https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/polysaturated/331555949 Featured track #1: IT’S ON Featured track #2: BROTHAZ Featured track #3: SOUL RELEASE feat Tyna Keelan SPYCC:...

MELODOWNZ ‘8ight 2wenty 8ight’

This week’s local eyes is the brand new video from MELODOWNZ  ‘8ight 2wenty 8ight’ which pays homage to his hometown of Avondale. This single is taken from the ‘AVONTALES’ EP and features the classic hip-hop sample taken from Lafayette Afro Rock Band’s ‘Darkest Light’ Director: Jamie ‘OneDeap’ McCready Directors assistants: Abbot,...