WATCH Island Base Documentary Pt. 2

Part 2 of the Island Base documentary, the crew are back in Samoa and this time with Australian soul/R&B artists DTP – Downtoplease. Continuing our mission to re-connect the sounds of the South Pacific. This trip is about re-connecting DTP with their homeland, school visits and finding new...

Island Base Samoa documentary Pt.1 out this Thursday

In March 2019 the Base FM crew went from little New Zealand to even smaller Samoa to launch Island Base FM. What started as a crazy idea ended up a reality in just 3 months! Our very own sister station Island Base Samoa was created from the ground up,...

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...

ISRAEL STARR ‘Rub A Dub’

  This week’s Local Eyes is from Award winning Reggae producer and singer/songwriter Israel Starr. ‘Rub A Dub’ was produced, written, arranged and composed all by Israel himself and is the first single off his forthcoming album ‘Inspiration’. Directed by Shae Stirling, ‘Rub A Dub’ was shot in...

RUNTINGZ ANTHEM (Official Video 2019)

The week’s Local Eyes is the heaviest of reggae / hip hop collaboration from Lion Rezz, RaggadatCris, Lomez Brown, Israel Starr and Poetik. The visuals were shot by videographers Vika To’oala and Cairo Samson showing this mass of local talent rocking shows and travelling around Aotearoa as part of their ‘Runtingz...

REALITY CHANT & ISRAEL STARR ‘Future Navigator’

Reality Chant Productions and Bless up Music proudly present the latest release from REALITY CHANT & ISRAEL STARR ‘Future Navigator’. Taking its cues from deep 70s Jamaican roots, ‘Future Navigator’ features tight well-rounded production and a roll-call of local and international musicians who provide a tapestry of instrumentation...

Portland Live Sessions: ISRAEL STARR

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. In this episode of The Portland Live Sessions series, Dylan C talks to Israel Starr about upcoming music and his musical influences. Plus he performs live an acoustic version of ‘Future Navigator’. Israel Starr:...

Base FM Backstage at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2017

Base FM went backstage at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards to talk to some of the winner’s at this year’s event. This video features Kings, SWIDT, Israel Starr, Ladi6 and Truth. Filmed by CorpStudio Interviews by Ian Beatmaster Wright Also check out INDIGENOUS DUBS: Vodafone NZ Music Awards 2017 for the full interviews and music from the winner and nominees....

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...

THIRD3YE ‘Space Gospel’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is Third3ye with their latest video ‘Space Gospel’. The tune comes from their latest LP effort 3p and features beats by JRD & WhyFi as well as vocals from Israel Starr, one of NZ most recognisable reggae talents. The video was shot in and...

Turn It Up! Recap of 2014

Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays at 10am and 4pm to hear this weeks top local pick. Proudly supported by NZ On Air Music. In 2014 we featured established artist alongside new discoveries. Some of the...

GALLERY: Raggamuffin | 13 Dec 2014

Raggamuffin Festival New Zealand was held in the mighty West Auckland at Trust Stadium. Great music and good vibes. Weather…. well not that great but it didn’t stop a lot of people having a great time seeing their heroes. I was lucky enough to go as an official...