Base HQ Live #29 | Valere

Singer/songwriter Valere came into Base HQ last week for a chat about her new album ‘colours’ and performed her track ‘like that‘. Like That was inspired by the feeling of love’s longing, confusion, wondering, and nods to the sounds of pioneering female artists of the late 90’s and early...

Talking Points with Abraham Kunin (5th Sept 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 5th September 2020 Guest reviewer: Abraham Kunin Featured release: Breakin Wreckwordz vol.1 Released: 2004 Featured track #1: Usual Suspects – Profile Featured track #2: Quest Feat. Tyna & Cyphanetik –...

Talking Points with Will McClean (20th August 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 20th August 2020 Guest reviewer: Will McClean Featured release: Simloco – …Something to do with Jupiter Released: 2018 Featured track #1: In There Somewhere Featured track #2: Probably… Featured track...

Talking Points – Disciple Pati (8th July 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 8th July 2020 Guest reviewer: Disciple Pati Featured release: King Kapisi – Savage Thoughts Released: 2000 Featured track #1: Reverse Resistance Featured track #2: Screems from da Old Plantation Featured...

Talking Points – Noah Slee (26th June 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 26th June 2020 Guest reviewer: Noah Slee Featured release: Sorceress – Dose Released: 2012 Featured track #1: Teacups Featured track #2: Treat The Feel Featured track #3: Te Kano Sorceress...

Talking Points – Luke W (15th May 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 15th May 2020 Guest reviewer: Luke W Featured release: Third3ye – On3ness Released: 2014 Featured track #1: Black Tea Featured track #2: 3ye Spy Featured track #3: Levitate Third3ye represents a...

Talking Points – Leighton Fairlie (20th April 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 20th April 2020 Guest reviewer: Leighton Fairlie Featured release: Salmonella Dub – ‘One Drop East’ Released: 2004 Featured track #1: Slide Featured track #2: Nu Steppa Featured track #3: Longtime...

Base Breakfast LIVE every weekday

  Base Breakfast is still LIVE! every weekday morning from 7.30am till 10am with Ian Beatmaster Wright spinning tunes from his isolation station (aka his house). Check out an episode below. Originally from the south of England, Ian Beatmaster Wright has been hosting the Base Breakfast Show here...

Talking Points – Tunes of I (30th Jan 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 30th January 2020 Guest reviewer: Tunes Of I Featured release: Trinity Roots ‘Home, Land and Sea’ Released: 2004 Featured track #1: Home, Land and Sea Featured track #2: Way I Feel...

Talking Points – Israel Starr (2nd Dec 2019)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 2nd December 2019 Guest reviewer: Israel Starr Featured release: A Lions Worth by Lion Rezz Released: 2019 Featured track #1: Leaders Featured track #2: Queen Majesty Featured track #3: Feel...

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...

Base FM’s 15th Birthday at Anthology Lounge

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! Oct 11, 2019 we threw a party at Anthology Lounge on K Rd and had our Base DJ’s Native Bush...

Base FM HQ Live #18 | Lion Rezz

Lion Rezz came into Base Breakfast this week to talk about his debut EP ‘A Lions Worth’ and he also performed a track ‘Release Me’ for our Base HQ Live series of videos. Check it out below. Listen to the full interview with Ian Beatmaster Wright here: https://bit.ly/2Van9Sy...

TALKING POINTS: DAVID DALLAS ‘Hood Country Club’ with Mo Muse

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 16th September 2019 Guest reviewer: Mo Muse Featured release: David Dallas ‘Hood Country Club’ Released: 2017 https://daviddallas.bandcamp.com/album/hood-country-club Featured track #1: Probably Featured track #2: This Is It Featured track #3:...

TALKING POINTS: NATHAN HAINES ‘Shift Left’ with Frank Booker

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: August 2019 Guest reviewer: Frank Booker aka Chris Cox Featured release: Nathan Haines ‘Shift Left’ Released: 1995 https://www.discogs.com/Nathan-Haines-Shift-Left/master/9383 Featured track #1: East River Drive Featured track #2: Twelve Featured track...

Welcoming new Base Breakfast co-hosts

Base Fm would like to welcome Yannika Tavai & Daniel Weetman from The Black Seeds to Monday & Tuesday’s Base Breakfast. With roots in Niue and the Cook Islands, Auckland born Yannika adds a bit of Pacific flavour to Monday’s Base Breakfast. Her taste in music spans across most genres...

TALKING POINTS: Urban Pacifika ‘Pioneers of a Pacifikan Frontier’ with Feleti Pua (January 2019)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: January 2019 Guest reviewer: Feleti Pua (9-5ers) Featured release: Urban Pacifika – Pioneers of a Pacifikan Frontier Released: 1999 https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/urban-pacifika-pioneers-of-a-pacifikan-frontier/848596523 Featured track #1: Dei Hamo – International Whirl Rocker Featured...

Base FM at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2018

Here’s this year red carpet and backstage action from the NZ Music Awards. We talked to some of the winners, nominees and hosts from the night. Featuring Troy Kingi, P-MONEY, Unchained XL SWIDT, JessB, Kings, Louis Baker and much more. Interviews by Ian Beatmaster Wright & Max Oldfield Filmed at Spark Arena Filmed and edited by CorpStudio