Base FM’s 15th Birthday – Save the date Fri 11 Oct!

15 years of ‘No Commercial Bullshit’… Happy Birthday to BASE! From humbled beginnings as a small local FM station, broadcasting from a tiny closet and out into Ponsonby & Grey Lynn only. We certainly have grown up a bit… There’ll be a jam-packed lineup of over 20 artists,...

Base FM HQ Live #17 | Sam V

BASE HQ Live #17 is sure to warm you up! We were treated to a live R&B soul performance from Sam V and his crew EDY, Luan Meaker, Hon Manawangphiphat. He’s one to watch! Performing ‘Dreamstate’ and ‘Hang out’ both from his latest project ‘I MADE THIS WHILE’...

Tempo announces full breakthrough Dance line-up for 2019

Tempo launches its full 2019 programme hot off the heels of nearly sold out shows for Parris Goebel and Sau e Siva! Tempo will bring Auckland City to life from the 2nd – 12th October with 60 vibrant breakthrough dance works. “When I share in kōrero about Tempo, I am...

FATHE – What I See

This weeks Local Eyes is a beautiful track called ‘What I See’ from NZ via Ethiopia artist FATHE, filmed, edited and directed by Vinnie Carter. FATHE (pronounced Faht-he) is a multidisciplinary artist hailing from Ethiopia, East Africa who has been living in New Zealand since he was 15....

NZ Music Month 2019 ‘Discover Live.’

The theme for NZ Music Month this year is ‘DISCOVER LIVE.’   Aotearoa has an abundance of world-class talent that you can see on stages across the country., community centres and RSAs, theatres and school halls, and so many other venues, there is no shortage of live music happening...

The Kick On with Mates & Crates at Cassette Nine

Saturday 11th May, the Mates & Crates crew are hosting another pop-up and their first co-lab night at the iconic Cassette Nine in Auckland. Join us for a night of heavy dance floor hitters across 2 zones. The main room will be showcasing a broad spectrum of Drum...

TALKING POINTS: CHE FU ‘2b S.PACIFIC’ with POETIK

TALKING POINTS on BASE FM hosted by MAX OLDFIELD Thanks to NZ On Air Music March 2019 Guest reviewer: Poetik Featured release: Che Fu – 2b S.Pacific Released: 1998 Featured track #1: Waka Featured track #2: Scene III Featured track #3: Without a Doubt Poetik is an Auckland...

EVENT: An Eden Park Christmas!

Eden Park and the Kingsland Business Society Presents a FREE family event: An Eden Park Christmas! Sunday 2nd December 2018 Eden Park, Reimers Ave, Kingsland, Auckland 1024 FREE ENTRY!   Looking for a wholesome Christmas event that’s fun for the whole family? Eden Park and the Kingsland Business Society...

Base FM HQ Live #4 | Cleophus & LSJ

CLEOPHUS & LSJ came into the Base HQ to talk about their forthcoming album ‘Small Talk On K’rd’ and perform a track from it called ‘Beastly Banquet’. Follow CLEOPHUS: FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | SOUNDCLOUD Follow LSJ: FACEBOOK | BANDCAMP | SOUNDCLOUD

Grey Lynn Park Festival 2018 – Line up Announcement!

Auckland city’s own Base FM is set to appear once again this year at Grey Lynn Park Festival 2018. The festivities will include Base DJs blasting tunes from the Base FM stage all day long, as well as a very special, two hour Base FM showcase on the...

Wondergarden, New Year’s Eve 2018

WONDERGARDEN 2018 – LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT DECEMBER 31st, SILO PARK Auckland city’s favourite New Year’s Eve destination Wondergarden has just added Ladi6, Matthew Young, Avantdale Bowling Club, Julien Dyne(DJ set), HIGH HØØPS, Peach Milk, k2k, Frank Booker , Hugo Jay and Aw B to their line up joining the already powerful lineup of Nightmares On Wax (DJ set), DāM-FunK, JessB , Kllo,  Cut Off Your Hands, Fortunes. and Tina...

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...

Event: The Man from Mo’Wax – Screening & Afterparty

British Council in association with Curious present… THE MAN FROM MO’WAX EXCLUSIVE NZ SCREENINGS & AFTERPARTIES! Saturday 8th September at The Roxy Cinema, Wellington Saturday 15th September at Hollywood Avondale, Auckland Not your average night out at the movies… An exclusive Wellington and Auckland cinema screening for NZ...

DILLASTRATE – The Round Trip NZ tour

DILLASTRATE – The Round Trip NZ tour Saturday 25th August at Caroline, Wellington Friday 31st August at Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh Saturday 1st September at Cassette 9, Auckland Friday 21st September in Kaikoura with Katchfire Saturday 22nd September at Output Project, Christchurch   Inspired by the life and works...

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...

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...

Event: Unchained XL EP Release Auckland Show (7 April)

The Auckland stop of the ‘Foreign Legacy’ EP Release NZ Tour, Unchained XL is accompanied by local artists New Telepathics and The Boombox Eulogy. Saturday April 7th, Galatos Main Room Door Sales: $20, Pre-sales $15 from Under The Radar Doors: 8pm, First band: 9pm ~~~~~~~~~~~ Unchained XL is...

Event: HOUSE SHOES (Ponsonby Social Club / Ante Social)

Thursday 8 March: DJ Set at Ponsonby Social Club (9pm-3am)         Friday 9th March: Street Corner Music Q+A at Ante Social (6pm-8pm) Free Entry Detroit hip-hop producer and DJ House Shoes returns to Aotearoa for two Shows. Firstly for a DJ set at Ponsonby Social club on Thursday 8th March and...

Auckland Arts Festival 2018

Spanning theatre, dance, music, comedy and visual arts, get ready for a non-stop showcase of New Zealand and international acts at Auckland Arts Festival 2018. With a festival programme ranging from the most gloriously classical to the very edge of contemporary, plus the many free, family-friendly and community-orientated...