Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘Special Edition’

This week’s Local Eyes is for Fat Freddy’s Drop‘s summer anthem ‘Special Edition‘ taken from their new album ‘Special Edition Part 1‘. The ‘Special Edition’ music video features the return of Fat Freddys Drop marionette band vs Baby Dorge & a furry puppet posse grooving to the new...

Base FM at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2019

Here’s this year’s red carpet and backstage action from the NZ Music Awards. We talked to some of the winners, nominees and hosts from the night.   Featuring Jacinda Ardern, Mike McRoberts, Troy Kingi, JessB, Louis Baker, Church & AP, Bailey Wiley, Rei, Tali and much more. Interviews by Ian Beatmaster Wright...

Finalists announced for the 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

The ‘Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards | Ngā Tohu Puoro o Aotearoa’ have been announced and it’s a strong group of 2019 Tui finalists! Kiwi hip hop artist Tom Scott’s jazz-inspired hip hop project Avantdale Bowling Club was three years in the making, but only took one week...

BAILEY WILEY ‘Zaddy’

This week’s local Eyes is Bailey Wiley ‘Zaddy’, the flirtatious second offering from her forthcoming self-titled EP, out this week on A Label Called Success. ‘Zaddy’ is another reflection of Bailey’s experiences in love and life, accompanied a striking video that combines illustration and animation. The track details the...

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Base FM Summer Highlights 2019 (Part 2)

The beginning of our NYE celebrations started at Northern Bass in Mangawhai. Once again there was no shortage of talented local and international artists on each of the 3 stages. The weather was perfect, big ups to Gareth, Fuzen and everyone involved at the festival. Eva Lazarus was one...

BAILEY WILEY ‘Sugar’ (feat. MELODOWNZ)

Produced by SFT, ‘Sugar’ is a sweet love song dripping in old school style production, 90’s R&B reminiscent melodies and a romantic verse from MELODOWNZ. BAILEY describes the single as “the first song I’ve written that I’ve instantly fallen in love with in a minute.” Bored of love...

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...

FAT FREDDY’S DROP ‘Trickle Down’

Getting high on hope, Fat Freddy’s Drop are releasing a brand new single ‘Trickle Down’ on July 20. Freddy’s annual summer roady around New Zealand in January 2019 gets a super-charged tune up with the addition of some incredible tour bus buddies; DJ legend Norman Jay MBE direct...

YOKO-ZUNA feat. SWIDT ‘Day Job’

This week’s local eyes video of the week is Yoko-Zuna – Day Job (feat. SWIDT). Check out this amazing animation produced by A Makers Initiative Production with artwork by Lyle Hawthorne and amination by Owen Watts additional effects by Swap Gomez. The track itself is produced by Jamal Muavae...

Hikuwai Sounds Festival 2018

HIKUWAI SOUNDS FESTIVAL 2018 FEATURING P-MONEY, SWIDT, L.A.B., & MORE Friday 2 March 2018 Hikuwai Plaza, AUT City Campus, 55 Wellesley St E, Auckland AUT’s Student Association (AUTSA) is stoked to present Hikuwai Sounds, Auckland’s newest addition to its summer festival calendar. This one-night event will feature a...

EVENT: Base FM at Grey Lynn Park Festival

Base FM returns to the Grey Lynn Park Festival for the 6th time, on Saturday 25th November with a bigger presence than ever before! Grey Lynn Park Festival has been running since 1984 and is the largest annual community event in Auckland local calendar. As well as Live music,...

BAILEY WILEY ‘Lady’

Bailey Wiley‘s the first single from her upcoming and eagerly-anticipated EP is ‘Lady’. A smooth and laidback track that epitomises Wiley’s trademark soulful sound, ‘Lady’ is an empowering ode to knowing your self-worth. The single, made with the help of Eno, Soraya, Guy Harrison and Ben Lawson, is accompanied...

Portland Live Sessions: MELODOWNZ

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. Straight outa Avondale, Auckland, Melodownz features in the fifth edition of The Portland Live Sessions. Hot of the release of his latest EP ‘Avontales’ Melodownz sat down with Base FM’s Dylan C for a...

MELODOWNZ ‘One More ft. ISRAEL STARR’

Melodownz is everywhere at the moment, from his feature on Tali’s ‘Powerful’ to his massive tune ‘The Anthem’ with Bailey Wiley. We just had to share with you his brand new release ‘AVONTALES’ an eight track EP. This track ‘One More’ features Israel Starr on the track and also...

BAILEY WILEY x MILOUX ‘Never Ever’

Stand back dudes, the ladies have got this. ‘Never Ever’ is the first collaboration between Bailey Wiley & Miloux, who met when they were both cast members of the Fly My Pretties String Theory tour. Harking back to an era of smooth RNB, ‘Never Ever’ finds Miloux handle both vocals and production...