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...

ESTÈRE ‘Nomads’

‘Nomads’ is the last single before the Estère releases her double album My Design, On Others’ Lives, which is due out Friday 27th April. This new track is Estère’s personal study of forced mass movement in both a story of pain, beauty and resurrection. “Nomads is about exploring identity and where...

Talking Points: CONNAN MOCKASIN ‘Forever Dolphin Love’ with ESTÈRE

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: August 2017 Guest reviewer: ESTÈRE  Featured release: CONNAN MOCKASIN ‘Forever Dolphin Love’ Released: 2014 https://connanmockasin.bandcamp.com/album/forever-dolphin-love Featured track #1: IT’S CHOADE MY DEAR Featured track #2: FAKING JAZZ TOGETHER Featured track #3:...

ESTÈRE ‘Grandmother’

This week’s Local Eyes video is Estère’s tribute to her ‘Grandmother’. This stunning video was filmed in Capetown, and co-stars legendary South African writer Sindiwe Magona. ‘Grandmother,’ is New Zealand-based beatmaker and vocalist Estère’s tribute to the mother of her father, the grandmother she never met. Estère is currently touring...

ESTÈRE ‘Control Freak’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Estère – Control Freak. This track is taken from her mini-album My Design. The Wellington-based producer and performing artist brings it home to the streets of central Wellington in a music video directed by Paascalino Schaller and featuring kiwi actresses Johanna Cosgrove and Esther...

ESTERE ‘Pro Bono Techno Zone’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is the latest vid from Wellington based Estère with her jam ‘Pro Bono Techno Zone‘. The self-choreographed music video was directed by Paascalino Schaller and excellently complements the track which is a commentary on those who are slaves to technology. We are bound to technology like never...

Volume Museum Sessions: Estère

Volume Museum Sessions: Estère ‘Reptilian Journey’ Performed in the Auckland Museum’s Castle Gallery, surrounded by a collection of rare and unusual musical instruments. It’s a fitting setting for a song with lyrics focused on longevity and survival – the Castle Gallery is home to centuries-old instruments from around the...

ESTÈRE ‘Ambition’

After spending 5 months touring Africa, Australia, France and the UK, Estère has returned to Aotearoa with her newest single ‘Ambition’, the first from her forthcoming album. Listen to ‘Ambition’ and become acquainted with U.S. Presidential hijacker and Bordello resident, Magdelaine Lavirgin – who wanted to be the United States President. Magdelaine...

ESTÈRE ‘Ambition’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is the story of one woman’s outrageously ambitious desires. Estère’s ‘Ambition’ is the story of bordello resident ‘Magdelaine La’virgin’ who wanted to be the United States President. The track is the first single off the Wellington locals forthcoming album and was made In collaboration with...

EVENT: Super Soul Revue @ The Powerstation

AARADHNA, TYRA HAMMOND & THE TORNADOES, ESTÈRE + THE HIPSTAMATICS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd The Powerstation TICKETS For one night only this September get up with the get down at The Powerstation for the inaugural Super Soul Revue featuring an all stellar local line up… CURATED BY THE QUEEN...

20 Essential NZ Releases

Throughout the Month of May, Base FM will be digging into the local music archives to present 20 essential NZ releases that we feel reflect the sound of Base FM. Spanning the last 20+ years, we’ve focused on releases which continue to play a part in the sound...

EVENT: Paddy Fred Live Band + guests @ Neck Of The Woods (8th Aug)

Straight from the Windy City of Wellington, The Paddy Fred Live Band are set to take over Neck of the Woods on Saturday the 8th of August with friends The Side Steps Quintet, K-Saba, Honebegood and Coco-M. Having spent time remixing tunes by the likes of Louis Baker...

MIXTAPE: Young, Gifted & Broke – The Green Tape

YOUNG, GIFTED & BROKE – THE GREEN TAPE Mixed by Tom Scott Mastered by Ben Lawson @ Red Bull Studio AKL DOWNLOAD YGB | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | MIXCLOUD This tape is for Dandruff Dicky’s dick out on a friday night like Isaac Aesili’s teeth. For...

ESTERE ‘Patchwork Soldier (GRAYSON GILMOUR remix)’

Estère along with her trusty companion Lola (MPC) will re-release her debut album digitally on the 6th March with 2 exclusive remixes by Grayson Gilmour & Paddy Fred. Her self-titled seven track album, which was initially released as a free download via bandcamp, amassed her 4000 downloads within the first month of release and led to her signing with French tastemaker...

EVENT: Music At Matua 2015, Saturday 28th Feb

Music At Matua 2015 Saturday 28th February Featuring: Fly My Pretties, The Nudge and Estère General Admission tickets $80+BF Return Bus tickets $17.50 www.loop.co.nz After two successful years of bringing you the best in contemporary kiwi music with the likes of The Phoenix Foundation, TrinityRoots and Lawrence Arabia,...

VIDEO: Estere ‘L’oiseau dans l’etoile’ – Aston Rd Session

Aston Rd is proud to release the final of the Aston Rd Sessions 2014 featuring the inimitable Estère with a new song ‘L’oiseau dans l’etoile’ performed in French. Filmed and recorded in front of a live audience Estère and her trusty companion Lola (mpc) play out ‘L’oiseau dans...

K+LAB ft ESTERE ‘Adivino’

People of earth the mothership has landed with a cargo hold full of ‘Space Dirt’ time to free your ass so your soul will follow! “Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. You are all Spacedirt!” “I used machines to find the ‘Space Dirt’...

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...