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RANDA ‘Frankenstein (Produced by Totems)’

Larz Randa is a rapper/producer from the suburbs. Born the year of Wrestlemania IX, Randa enjoyed trips to the VHS store growing up. On weekdays, they were either rocking spelling tests or faking sick watching Sally Jesse Raphael. Was LarzRanda inspired by Eminem, David Faustino or Carlton Banks? We may...

CD of the Week: FAT FREDDYS DROP "Blackbird"

Blackbird is the third full-length release from the New Zealand band and will see Fat Freddy’s Drop exceed half-a-million album sales worldwide, the result of playing over 800 shows in their career to date, clocking up 412 appearances in Europe, 27 Australian Tours and over 300 shows in...

KING KAPISI ft. RAKAA IRISCIENCE ‘Crush’

After a lengthy wait here is the June 2013 release of King Kapisi‘s new instalment of that South Pacific goodness for your enjoyment. From the forthcoming album “Hip Hop Lives Here”, the latest single ‘Crush’ features Rakaa Iriscience from the Dilated Peoples, extra vocals from Kapisi’s wife Teremoana...

SHE’S SO RAD ‘Breakout’

Until now, She’s So Rad have been synonymous with post/punk, shoegaze music. With the ‘Last Dance E.P.’ producer Jeremy Toy has dug deep in his knowledge of disco and boogie to create a ‘special disco version’ release for the band. The result is a 6 track E.P. full...

NOAH SLEE ‘Can’t Stop’

Noah Slee pushes the boundaries of defined genres and delivers songs that reflect his moods, inspirations and creative direction at any given time. He achieves a sound that crosses stereotypes and conveys a unique blend that is his own. From experimental, indie/neo soul to funk, roots reggae with...

CD of the Week: SHAPESHIFTER "Delta"

CD of the Week: SHAPESHIFTER "Delta"

Monday 10th June. Delta was recorded in Berlin, Woodhill and Wellington and features ‘Monarch’, ‘Diamond Trade’ plus the new single ‘Gravity’. Delta is the embodiment of this spirit of exploration. The sublime opening chords of ‘Arcadia’ and junglist jabs of ‘Shadowboxer’ neighbour elevated trance progressions in ‘Diamond Trade’...

INF ‘High There’

Mary Jordan EP dropped at the end of May and is a perfect showcase for INF. Born & bred in Onehunga, INF is one of those talented individuals who easily switches between rapping and producing. H first came to our attention working with Spycc (Spycc & INF) and...

DIGITAL LIBERATION prizepack has been snapped up!

DIGITAL LIBERATION prizepack has been snapped up!

Congratulations to a very happy Tim Checkley from Mt Eden who’s number fell out of our magical mystery prize barell and rolled down the mini-ramp to reveal his name! We are stoked to announce that nearly 800 people entered the prize draw from right around the country, and abroad....

Endura Woodhill 360

Endura Woodhill 360

The Woodhill 360, 6 hour Mountain Bike Event is in its inaugural year. It had to be one of the slickest cross country Mountain bike events on the event calendar, offering a dynamite Single-track course, great food, coffee and an awesome atmosphere. Base FM was there with a team of fit...

CD Of The Week: NEWTOWN ROCKSTEADY – Goin' Steady

CD Of The Week: NEWTOWN ROCKSTEADY – Goin' Steady

Comprised of highly active members of Wellington’s vibrant music scene, Newtown Rocksteady has a great depth of experience to call upon. Its members are involved in numerous other groups including The Nudge, Brockaflowersaurus-rex, Roy G and the Bivinators, Fly My Pretties, Bella Cajon, Roseneath Centennial Ragtime Band and...

K+LAB ft ESTERE ‘Adivino’

People of earth the mothership has landed with a cargo hold full of ‘Space Dirt’ time to free your ass so your soul will follow! “Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. You are all Spacedirt!” “I used machines to find the ‘Space Dirt’...

Santos Cafe Ponsonby: Café com Espirita

Santos Cafe Ponsonby: Café com Espirita

Santos Ponsonby continues to bring you café com espirita “Coffee with Soul” to Ponsonby Road. Now re-opened with a brand new fit out, Santos Ponsonby still brings a taste of Brazil to their courtyard also launch a new menu. Novo Novo Novo! SANTOS PONSONBY 114 Ponsonby Rd “Café com...

Turn It Up CDs & Download

Turn It Up CDs & Download

Turn it Up! This FREE double CD brings together the artists that have showcased on ‘Turn It Up!’ (on air feature) since its launch in July 2012. It unites all tracks in a seamless mix consisting of 36 tracks across 2CDs, sequenced & mixed by Base FM Program...

SKULLCANDY: Mix Master Headphones

SKULLCANDY: Mix Master Headphones

Skullcandy unveils first headphones ‘created for DJs by DJs’. (As featured in the Base FM Prizepack – given away on Friday 31st May: ENTER HERE) Skullcandy extends its global audio assault with the unveiling of the Mix Master DJ headphone with Supreme Sound. In an unprecedented 18-month collaboration,...

TOUR: Ladi6 & @Peace

TOUR: Ladi6 & @Peace

Following on from 2010’s The Liberation of…, an album that garnered critical plaudits and multiple awards, including the prestigious Taite Music Prize, Ladi6 will release her highly anticipated third studio album later this year .  The as yet to be titled album was recorded between Studio A in Detroit, Michigan and...

Featured Base DJ – Jubt

The Boil Up’s Jubt is this week’s Featured Base FM DJ. Jubt has been with Base since the very beginning and is at the helm of a simmering pot of Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz, Boogie every Thursday night along with Kirk James and Average White DJ. When and how...

The Official 2013 NZ Music Month Summit

The Official 2013 NZ Music Month Summit

The Official 2013 NZ Music Month Summit YOUR MUSIC AS A BUSINESS Saturday, May 25 | 10am – 5pm Q Theatre | 305 Queen St Auckland FREE The NZ Music Month Summit is a FREE day of seminars featuring musicians, music industry specialists and traditional business practitioners who...

ADI DICK ‘The Message’

Adi Dick is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, beat maker, producer and DJ and has been involved in many different musical projects. In 2003 he released an EP as part of the trio Stylus 77; joined the collective Fly My Pretties in 2005; that same year he attended the prestigious Red...