Splore 2021

Highlights of Splore Festival 2021. Another phenomenal year at Tapapakanga Regional Park with an all kiwi line-up and a main stage acts that featured promenitely female and gender mixed artists. We also spoke to first timer Mo Muse from BLK CITY and veteran King Kapisi about theor splore...

Talking Points with Silas Futura (31st March 2021)

  TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 31st March 2021 Guest reviewer: Silas Futura Featured release: LB ‘dntBOTZit.KHAN’ Released: 2018 Featured track #1: Comin’ & Goin’ feat. Keith Featured track #2: F.O.B. Featured track #3: So...

Base HQ Live #34 | Deva Mahal

As Splore Festival is nearly upon us, here is Deva Mahal live in the studio performing her track ‘Stand in‘ with a little help from Marika Hodgson on acoustic guitar. Deva Mahal will be on the main stage at Splore this Friday at 19.30 – 20.30. Wellington-based singer...

Talking Points with Aidan Fine (17th March 2021)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 17th March 2021 Guest reviewer: Aidan Fine Featured release: Choicevaughan ‘deuce’ Released: 2020 Featured track #1: Kentucky Gold Featured track #2: End of the Weak Featured track #3: Beyond DEUCE...

Talking Points with Deva Mahal (December 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to @NZOnAirMusic Date: 20th Decemeber 2020 Guest reviewer: Deva Mahal Featured release: Electric Wire Hustle Released: 2009 Featured track #1: Tom Boy Featured track #2: They Don’t Want Featured track #3: March ft. Deva Mahal Deva Mahal...

Talking Points – Devin Abrams (4th December 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to @NZOnAirMusic Date: 4th Decemeber 2020 Guest reviewer: Devin Abrams aka Pacific Heights Featured release: Groeni – Nihx Released: 2018 Featured track #1: Warborn Featured track #2: Evergreen Featured track #3: Rest Devin Abrams is undoubtedly one...

Talking Points with Niko Walters (20th November 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 20th November 2020 Guest reviewer: Niko Walters Featured release: Deryk ‘WOMb’ Released: 2020 Featured track #1: MEN Featured track #2: CALL YOU OUT Featured track #3: ONE STAR Madeleine Bradley grew...

Talking Points with Sam V (20th October 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 20th October 2020 Guest reviewer: Sam V Featured release: Jarna ‘Memoirs For The Brokenhearted’ Released: 2020 Featured track #1: Crush Featured track #2: Chill Featured track #3: I’m Fine East...

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...