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HIGH HØØPS ‘Can I Get Love?’

‘Can I Get Love?’ is the latest late night creation from multi-instrumentalist HIGH HØØPS. The new track is a hot stepping slam situated between big room r&b and west coast pop n lock funk – out now via A Label Called Success. Emotionally penned as an intimate note...

NOAH SLEE ‘Stayed’

Born in New Zealand but now based in Berlin, singer and multi-instrumentalist Noah Slee released his debut album Otherland last year, to considerable acclaim. Now he’s back with the video for the album’s latest single, “Stayed”, directed and filmed by Adam Sait. The track itself makes clever use of rousing, minimalist chords for a...

Talking Points: SHAPESHIFTER ‘Soulstice’ with STAUNY POPS

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2018 Guest reviewer: STAUNY POPS Featured release: SHAPESHIFTER ‘Soulstice’ Released: 2006 https://shapeshifter.bandcamp.com/album/soulstice Featured track #1: BRING CHANGE Featured track #2: ELECTRIC DREAM Featured track #3: ONE STAUNY POPS joined the...

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA ‘Hunnybee’

Psych-rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra has unveiled the new video for “Hunnybee” named after the middle name of frontman Ruban Nielson’s daughter. The week’s Local Eyes video follows in the same vein as Sex and Food‘s previously released animated videos for “Not in Love We’re Just High” and “American Guilt.” The video...

BOBANDII & DHARMARAT ‘Winter Streets’

Bobandii and Dharmarat team up together for the single ‘Winter Streets’. Available to stream everywhere! Bobandii : FACEBOOK  | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP Dharmarat :  FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP – Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays at 10am...

Talking Points: REI ‘Rangatira’ with UNCHAINED XL

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Rizván Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2018 Guest reviewer: UNCHAINED XL Featured release: REI ‘Rangatira’ Released: 2018 https://musicbyrei.bandcamp.com/album/rangatira Featured track #1: KIA TAU Featured track #2: RANGATIRA Featured track #3: E KI UNCHAINED XL (Hugh Ozumba) is...

DEMI HUNZIKER ‘Damn’

Raised in Christchurch, now based in Auckland, Demi Hunziker is a singer-songwriter of Maori, Samoan and Swiss decent.  Her early years saw her embrace singing in Kura for Kapahaka and church worship band, before developing her skills in performing arts, drama and dance. In June 2017 she decided to focus...

IllBAZ, MELODOWNZ, RAIZA BIZA ‘Live Stream’ feat. TEEKS

Aotearoa hip-hop stars IllBaz, MELODOWNZ and Raiza Biza have joined forces for this week’s Local eyes, a new project called High Beams. The seven track project is due out in July, but the first single from the collective was shared on Friday. ‘Live Stream‘ featuring Taite-nominated soul artist TEEKS is a politically-charged track with a video directed by Connor Pritchard. The...

Talking Points: OPENSOULS ‘Kaleidoscope’ with SOLA ROSA

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: June 2018 Guest reviewer: ANDREW SPRAGGON aka SOLA ROSA Featured release: OPENSOULS ‘Kaleidoscope’ https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/kaleidoscope/1197778167 Featured track #1: OPTIMIST Featured track #2: LATIN JOINT Featured track #3: IN YOUR HANDS SOLA ROSA...

Talking Points: SHAPESHIFTER ‘The System Is a Vampire’ with K+LAB

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: June 2018 Guest reviewer: K+Lab Featured release: Shapeshifter ‘The System Is A Vampire’ Released: 2009 https://shapeshifter.bandcamp.com/album/the-system-is-a-vampire Featured track #1: LONGEST DAY Featured track #2: TWIN GALAXIES Featured track #3: DUTCHIES...

LATINAOTEAROA ‘Jazzy Samba (feat. TEAM DYNAMITE)’

As the winter takes hold, lets warm things up with some summery South American vibes courtesy of Latinaotearoa. This week’s Local Eyes is ‘Jazzy Samba’ feat. Team Dynamite. Whether you’re talking about the commercial success of Long Beach rap trio Ugly Duckling with ‘A Little Samba,’ or Californian beatmaker Madlib’s...

SHOTTAZ ‘We Can Do It’

Shottaz are a duo comprising of MCs Max Shotta and Hlats, both of whom originally hail from Harare, Zimbabwe. Formed as Yung Shottaz back in Auckland in 2007, the Dancehall / Hip Hop / Afrobeat crew are currently in Melbourne, Australia. They released their first official project “The Premiere” EP via New Zealand’s...

Carmen Jones Eatery & Bar (Winter Menu)

The winter days and nights are upon us, so what better way to spend them but with a hot mulled wine and some amazing food in front of a roaring fire. Carmen Jones, a café/restaurant with an interior straight out of Havana, has one foot in the old...

Death of DAB in NZ

  We regret to inform our digital loving Baseheads that the very successful 11-year trial of Digital Audio Broadcasting or DAB technology in New Zealand is coming to an end.   The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) has ordered Kordia to wrap up its trial by...

THE STOOP | Exclusive Unreleased Mix for NZ Music Month

An exclusive mixtape featuring all unreleased music from The Stoop’s favourite NZ artists in the spirit of music month 2018. Recorded 25th May 2018 The Stoop is Oaariki, Golden Mane & El Trendilino. ON AIR weekly Friday’s 6-8pm on Base FM and Facebook LIVE here: https://www.facebook.com/chillonthestoop/

LOUIS BAKER ‘Black Crow’

New Zealand songwriter Louis Baker returned in May with his outstanding new single ‘Black Crow’ Accompanying the release is a stunning video from award-winning director, Chris Graham (Scribe, Smashproof, Bic Runga, TrinityRoots) as he returns to make his first music video in three years. ‘I’ve been wanting to work with Louis Baker...