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0064 | The Sound of NZ (Full Trailer)

Zeus Productions have just released a full 6 minute trailer from thier forthcoming New Zealand Music Feature Documentary “0064 : The Sound Of NZ”. Featuring NZ musicians, DJs, Producers, Studios, Radio Stations and Venue owners, the wide cross-section of people who feature in this documentary show how diverse...

BEATS POETIC

Tuesday 2-4pm with ADDISON & BEN JAMIN” Info coming soon…. ADDISON BEN JAMIN” @add1sonchase @BeatsByBenJamin http://soundcloud.com/w1se1 http://soundcloud.com/influencebeats https://www.facebook.com/CosmicCompositions https://www.facebook.com/BeatsByBen

DAVID DALLAS ‘Never Let You Down’

“All Songs inspired by, sampled or interpolated from the catalogue of Jamiroquai.” Apart from the date & the track list, this is the only release info on the download page of David Dallas‘ latest EP “Buffalo Man”. It’s surprising to find that the rapper responsible for the hugely successful...

Featured Base DJ – Mark Yela

  To celebrate the launch of the brand new Frybread Radio website we bring you this week’s featured DJ – Mark Yela! Mark runs our Sunday morning breakfast show, Frybread Radio, along with Reggie D. The show is described as “…easy Sunday morning sounds the whole family can...

FUGG YOU SHOW

Tuesday 4-6pm with KING KAPISI Bill Urale aka King Kapisi aka Mr Fugg! King Kapisi spent much of the 90s DJing and MCing and different clubs and battles before unleashing his brand of Hiphop on the world with the release of Sub-Cranium in 1998. The video was directed...

Featured Base DJ – Lock Steady

This week our featured DJ is the young Negus Tafari, better known around here as DJ Lock Steady and bringing you fresh rhythms every Thursday on Riddim Culture. Lock Steady is the son of another one of our original longstanding DJs and true reggae and Rastafari representative, Sgt Benji. Negus...

Featured Base DJ – Zane:Tee

From the Mixed Bizness crew we have Zane:Tee as our Featured Base DJ this week! Zane first got turntables and records 16 odd years ago when he says he was into “embarrassing as rave music”. He soon got over that scene and sold them. Zane says he missed...

CD of the week: IVA LAMKUM "Black Eagle"

A songs-as-storybook collection of half a decade day-to-day experiences, Black Eagle consists of a series of deeply personal, yet universally relatable meditations on family, hard-work, internal conflict, the loved and the loveless.   Drawing stylistically on elements of roots reggae, folk, rock, funk, indie and beyond, the album repositions...

SEVA HI-FI ‘Til I Make You Move’

Seva Hifi is a unique collaboration between producer Gmuva, percussionist Levani Vosasi & multi instrumentalist & soul vocalist Baz Suamili. Baz comes from a Niuean family of seven, and has a background singing in Niuean church groups, before a 9 year journey playing with his Father’s band the...

Featured Base DJ – Peter Mac

This week’s featured DJ has been laying the foundations of this whole scene since before Base even existed. Peter Mac started out in the reggae, rap, ska, thrash, jazz, pop pick n mix that was Hallelujah Picassos back in the late 80s. Since those days he’s been keeping...

BEN JAMIN ft. RACHEL FRASER ‘Lessons’

The latest release form the Young Gifted & Broke crew is the long-awaited album from Auckland-based producer Ben Jamin“. “Lessons” features the soulful vocals of Rachel Fraser (who is has worked with Recloose and Sola Rosa) and was recorded before she left for a 3-month stay in Europe with...

ESTERE ‘Culture Clash’

Estere is a Wellington-based Producer / Vocalist who performs live with her MPC (Lola). While relatively new to working with an MPC, Estere is a multi-instrumentalist who has been playing the drums since the age of 11. Estere is also a member of 9-piece funk band BrockaflowerSaurus-Rex alongside...

Featured Base DJ – Baz!

Our friends over at Entertainme have started featuring stories about different Base FM DJs every week. Get used to seeing more of these stories pop up here now as they spread the word about all the wonderfully talented people with the dopest music taste in our Base family....

LIGHTWORKS ‘Better Off’

After establishing a good musical relationship with the Neither Nor EP in 2011, JDubs & Dj Alias have joined forces once again under the new name LIGHTWORKS. JDubs’ introduction to many was through the collaborations / appearance on the Pacific Heights album “In A Quite Storm”. This was...

BROCKAFLOWERSAURUS-REX ‘Switch Stomp’

Wellington based Brockaflowersaurus-rex & The Blueberry Biscuitsare a 9 piece Neo-Soul outfit from Wellington, Aotearoa. “Switch Stomp” from their recently released Live EP is a heavy funk/rock beast of a tune. Hot off the back of a riotous, sold out Wellington Live EP release show, Brockaflowersaurus-Rex will be heading...