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Base FM HQ Live #2 | Poetik

For our second Base FM HQ Live, we had independent kiwi rapper Poetik up in the studio spitting bars. Born in Hamilton but raised in Apia, Samoa and son of a well known Samoan entertainer, music has always played a major roll in his upbringing. Check out his...

MoZaic – Fashion, Music & Dance event

A couple of months ago, Base FM & ORIKoL in association with Albert Eden Board put on a really cool event ‘MoZaic’.  It meant a lot to us as we wanted to showcase other forms of art like dance and fashion and celebrate collaboration and diversity. Since then,...

TALI ‘Eye On You’

This week’s Local Eyes is from New Zealand’s First Lady of Drum n Bass Tali. Taken from her first DnB album in over seven years ‘Eye On You’ is the lead track from ‘Love & Migration’ out on October 26th. After leaving NZ in 2001 for the UK, Tali signed to Full Cycle Records...

JANE DEEZY ‘Divine Plateau’

‘Divine Plateau’ is the triumphant return of Hamilton based artist JANE DEEZY.  It has been quite some time since we’ve seen fans with the loyalty of Deezy’s and they will be nothing short of stoked with her latest release.  Produced by Sultry Sol, the track has a serious...

Ponsonby Kung Fu school

Where: Richmond Road school hall, 113 Richmond Rd When: Mondays and Thursdays Kung Fu – 6:30-8:00 Tai Chi – 8:00-9:00 A branch of Chan’s Martial Arts School has opened in Ponsonby, Auckland. Shao Chi Chuan Kung Fu was founded by Grandmaster Seng Chee Chan in 1975. The system and school has since grown...

POETIK ‘For My City’

This week’s local eyes video is POETIK ‘For My City’. Taken from the HAMOFIED EP, ‘For My City’ is produced by SmokeyGotBeatz with the video directed by Jordan Cherrington. Ventry Parker aka POETIK is an independent kiwi artist born in Hamilton but raised in Apia, Samoa. As a son of a well known...

EVENT: Womad 2019

WOMAD NEW ZEALAND is thrilled to deliver its first artist announcement with Angelique Kidjo, Silkroad Ensemble and Aotearoa’s own TEEKS all setting the stage for the 2019 festival. WOMAD New Zealand, 15-17 March 2019, TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth. WOMAD New Zealand – the world’s festival, is a three day festival of world music, arts...

JULIEN DYNE ‘Copernicus’

Starting off October’s Local Tune of the week is Auckland multi-instrumentalist and all round musical virtuoso JULIEN DYNE with an infectious beat-driven track ‘Copernicus’. JULIEN DYNE is back with a fresh album on the way.  Teal is the upcoming album release available on double 45 vinyl through Soundway Records. Alongside the talented Dyne, the...

Base FM HQ Live #1: KAIIT

For our very first episode, we had the pleasure of Soulstress Queen ‘KAIIT‘ in the studio.  Performing ‘OG Luv Kush pt.2’ taken from her ‘Live From Her Room‘ EP which is out now. Born in Papua New Guinea, Kaiit bounced back and forth between Australia and her homeland as a...

ESTÈRE ‘Tokoloshe’ (feat. RAIZA BIZA)

This week’s local eyes video is the ESTÈRE produced ‘Tokoloshe’ featuring NZ/ Rwandan MC RAIZA BIZA which is also, our Turn It Up: the local tune of the week. ‘Tokoloshe’ takes on the myth of a mischievous evil spirit or dwarf-like water sprite, whose origins lie in Zulu mythology.  Creating the ‘Tokoloshe’ video was...

ESTÈRE ‘Tokoloshe’ (feat. RAIZA BIZA)

Following the release of her critically-acclaimed My Design, On Others Lives in April this year, ESTÈRE teams up with the poetically tongued NZ/ Rwandan MC RAIZA BIZA, to take on the myth of an infamous figure in cross-continental African folklore, the ‘Tokoloshe’. In this first song produced and...

EVENT: Free – Dance Youth Project

This October and November, youth communities across Auckland will be given the opportunity to learn and perform Dancehall, Hip-hop, Afro-fusion and Ugandan dance with an award-winning international dance artist for FREE. BASE FM are calling upon all youth (ages 10+) in Auckland to engage in a series of...

EVENT: Fat Freddy’s Drop

Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘Trickle Down’ NZ Summer Tour 2019 Saturday 19 January – Western Springs Park It wouldn’t be a Kiwi summer without a Fat Freddy’s summer roady and once again they’ve enlisted some incredible tour bus buddies. Fat Freddy’s Drop are stoked to announce that Unknown Mortal Orchestra...

HIGH HØØPS ‘Madly’

This week’s local eyes video is the latest singles from HIGH HØØPS ‘Madly’, which is taken from his debut album ‘Season on Planet Earth’ due out this Friday (September 21st) While ‘Madly’ has a head over heels romance vibe, it goes much deeper in the funk and disco...

EVENT: Northern Bass 2nd Line Up Announcement

  Northern Bass Music Festival 18 / 19 Saturday 29th December to Monday 31st December – Mangawhai Special announcement! we’ve just added drum and bass superstars CHASE  & STATUS + MC Rage to this year’s Northern Bass lineup! The Northern Bass 2nd Line Up Announcement is here! Adding American rapper JOEY...

VILLETTE ‘Not In Love’

A highly anticipated release following VILLETTE’s groundbreaking single Money, ‘Not In Love’ is this weeks featured local tune. ‘Not In Love’ explores desires of the heart and an ache to live life to the fullest.  Based on the story of a girl who is chasing a life of...

Yannika Tavai – Online Content Coordinator and Copywright

Born in Auckland City, but with roots from Niue and the Cook Islands, Yannika adds a bit of pacific flavour to the Base team as our Online Content/Copy-writing Coordinator. Yannika’s love of music pushed her to change careers from working in corporate IT for over 10 years and...