Church & AP ‘AT THY FEET’

This week’s Local Eyes video of the week is the latest from Church & AP.  After being declared Aotearoa’s ‘Best Hip Hop Artist’ at the 2020 Aotearoa Music Awards, Church & AP embarked on their most ambitious project yet. A two sided album titled ‘AT THY FEET’. And...

Native Tongues with Yannika – April 2021

List back to the latest episodes of Native Tongues:   Featured Track and Artists: SOUTHSIDE’ from the upcoming project ‘Iron Flowerz’, the new EP by ‘SCIZZORHANDS’ AND ‘KEVIN POSEY’ Southside’s around the world ain’t so different Scizzorhands and Kevin Posey are proud to be releasing their first full collaborative...

AP & Kamahumble ‘HEKAHORCY’

This week’s Local eyes video is from Auckland-based rapper AP, one half of hip-hop duo Church & AP, and close collaborator Kamahumble, of rap supergroup KOME. They have connected for ‘HekaHorcy‘ a tropical flavoured island time anthem that celebrates the rapper’s respective Polynesian cultures, between Tonga and Samoa....

Native Tongues with Yannika plus special guest NOÉ- 08.03.21

This week on Native Tongues!… Featured Track and Artist: Mustbe by Church & AP (ft. Aidan Fine) After releasing their summer kick back anthem ‘Happy Song’ with DeadForest just the other month, Church & AP have returned with another YKK posse cut on ‘Mustbe’. On their latest record...

Native Tongues 11 January 2021

This week on Native Tongues!… Featured Artist: Sugoi Featured Track: Atom Dance Featured Artist: Jazz NOBODI Featured Track: Tall Poppy Jazz NOBODI is originally from Aotearoa, now based in Western Sydney and is one third of Planet Vegeta. He grew up on a lot of New Zealand hip...

Native Tongues 30 November 2020

This week on Native Tongues!…. Featured Artist: Church & AP Track: Happy Song ft. Deadforest Fresh off claiming best hip-hop act at the Aotearoa Music Awards last week on the 1 year anniversary of their debut album ‘Teeth’, Church & AP have further cemented this status with ‘Happy...

Native Tongues 12 October 2020

This week we started off with some throwbacks! ‘Where Yat‘ and ‘Cookin Soul‘ from JBrown and the Mic Smith‘s classic EP ‘JB&TMS EP‘ which was released back in 2011. The Mic Smith is the voice and JBrown is the beats. JBrown, a 175 IQ genius with the motivation of...

Native Tongues 5 October 2020

This week on Native Tongues we feature some of the winners of this years Pacific Music Awards 2020 and the usual offerings of new tracks from local talent. Kicking off the show is Church & AP who were big winners this year sweeping up a few awards: FLAVA Best...

Winners of the 2020 Pacific Music Awards

Despite delays and challenges created by COVID-19, the Pacific music community celebrated another year of outstanding music at the 16th annual Pacific Music Awards. The event was pre-recorded due to COVID-19 restrictions and aired as an online presentation this evening. The big winners were Elijah Manu and Albert...

Native Tongues 28 September

Starting off this week on Native Tongues is Ōtautahi rapper Big Sima with his latest track ‘Back Up‘ which features Auckland rapper bKIDD. He’s also worked with Summer Thieves, Tiki Taane and Dick Johnson. After releasing his EP ‘The Underground King’ (released in 2019), he became one of the...

DIGGY DUPÉ ‘That’s Team’ (feat. AP)

The new single from Auckland rapper Diggy Dupé sees him join forces with AP of Church & AP and Smokey Got Beatz of SWIDT. ‘That’s Team’ is the third single from Diggy’s forthcoming debut album That’s Me, That’s Team. Diggy Dupé has been making music since he was a...

Breaking Artists (May 2020)

Breaking Artists is a new monthly feature showcasing three local artists brand new tunes. CHURCH & AP – War Outside New Zealand hip-hop duo front runners Church & AP have returned with their second post ‘TEETH’ album release, ‘War Outside’. RUBY – ‘La De DA’ This is Melbourne based...

2020 Pacific Music Awards finalists announced

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s plenty to celebrate in New Zealand’s Pacific music scene. The finalists for the 2020 Pacific Music Awards were announced today after a record number of entries, resulting in 24 finalists across 13 categories. Base FM alongside with our sister station Island Base FM,...

Church & AP – ‘Hello Hello’

Taken from their debut album Teeth, brilliant teen rappers Church & AP share a brand new video for their  single ‘Hello Hello’. Produced by Dera Meelan and features 17-year-old vocalist Neko. “This song just further defines who we are as artists. Young and confident. It’s a simple premise that helps prepare our...

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...

Northern Bass line-up boosted with second announcement

Our favourite NYE festival Northern Bass just got bigger with even more names added to their killer lineup! Freshly announced acts include the biggest icon in the Drum & Bass world, Andy C alongside Metlaheadz founder – the legendary Goldie. Joined by Wu Tang’s own Ghostface Killah, Drum & Bass Godfathers Fabio &...

CHURCH & AP ‘ROULETTE’

With a national tour under their belt, this week’s Local Eye’s is Church & AP‘s brand new single ‘Roulette’, produced by their frequent collaborator Dera Meelan. “We’re not trying to play it safe. We aren’t jumping on a new trend from across the ditch, or sticking to what we know,” Church & AP. Church and AP met on the first...

Finalists announced for the 2019 Pacific Music Awards

‘Celebrating 15 years of Pacific musical excellence’ Last night, the finalists for the 2019 Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Otara Music Arts Centre in Auckland, marking the 15th anniversary of the celebrated event. Base FM NZ and Island Base FM Samoa are thrilled to announce that...