JULIEN DYNE ‘Copernicus’

Starting off October’s Local Tune of the week is Auckland multi-instrumentalist and all round musical virtuoso JULIEN DYNE with an infectious beat-driven track ‘Copernicus’. JULIEN DYNE is back with a fresh album on the way.  Teal is the upcoming album release available on double 45 vinyl through Soundway Records. Alongside the talented Dyne, the...

AVANTDALE BOWLING CLUB ‘Old Dogs’

Without a doubt, Tom Scott’s Avantdale Bowling Club has been one of the most highly anticipated local releases of the last few years. Across the 8 tracks on the album, the depth and maturity of Tom Scott’s songwriting reaffirms just how much of a master storyteller he has...

New Release: LATINAOTEAROA ‘Influencis Et Collabis’

Brazilian band–leader Bobby Brazuka, and Venezualan vocalist Jennifer Zea, have just released their 3rd LatinAotearoa album ‘Influencis Et Collabis’ – 9 tracks which blend distinctive South American flavours with the innovative brilliance of some of New Zealand’s most talented musicians. The album includes a latin rework of a Raphael Saadiq neo-soul...

Talking Points: OPENSOULS ‘Kaleidoscope’ with SOLA ROSA

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: June 2018 Guest reviewer: ANDREW SPRAGGON aka SOLA ROSA Featured release: OPENSOULS ‘Kaleidoscope’ https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/kaleidoscope/1197778167 Featured track #1: OPTIMIST Featured track #2: LATIN JOINT Featured track #3: IN YOUR HANDS SOLA ROSA...

Pacific Music Awards 2018 Finalists Announced

  The finalists have been announced for the 2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards, and Berlin-based neo-soul singer Noah Slee is leading with four nominations. New Zealand-born, Berlin-based neo-soul singer Noah Slee leads the 25 finalists who are set to be honoured at the Pacific Music Awards ceremony on...

JULIEN DYNE ‘Hours (feat. LADI6)’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is from Drummer, producer, DJ and visual artist Julien Dyne. This will be the first track is off his forthcoming 4th album Teal. ‘Hours’ features the vocalist Ladi6. Dyne also recruited talented friends including Brandon Haru (keyboards), John Bell (vibraphone), Lord Echo (bass) and Jonathan Crayford (Rhodes piano) to piece the song together. The video is...

JULIEN DYNE ‘Hours feat. LADI 6’

Drummer, producer, DJ and visual artist Julien Dyne, is preparing to release his 4th album Teal. This week, Base FM has the honour of previewing the first single ‘Hours’ featuring vocalist Ladi6, with the video / single dropping on 15th September. Teal will be released via BBE (worldwide) and Wonderful...

LADI6 ‘Guru’

The Ladi 6 Alpha Sessions In 2015  the band introduced The Alpha Sessions. They brought their studio set-up, vintage keyboards, drum machines and all on stage. Through live, in-the-moment improvisation, they turned these freestyle jam sessions into the songs that birthed BEFFY and inspired their new recording projects....

EVENT: Ladi 6 Alpha Sessions @ Las Vegas Club

  The single BEFFY and the accompanying visuals made by longtime collaborator Parallel Teeth usher in an all new project for Ladi, Parks, Julien Dyne, and Brandon Haru, the four musicians collectively known as Ladi6, it’s the sound of a band focused on feel over thought. “This time...

LADI 6 ‘Beffy’

With their new single ‘Beffy’, Ladi6 reframe the 90s/early 2000s neo-soul and hip-hop sound their early music was built on inside a krautrock inspired electronic frame. Concise, colourful and heartfelt, it’s the sound of a band focused on feel over thought. “This time around we wanted to get...

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...

Talking Points with Isaac Aesili

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C (thanks to NZ On Air Music) Date: August 2015 Guest reviewer: Isaac Aesili Featured release: VARIOUS ARTISTS ‘Conglomerates’ Link: https://soundcloud.com/wonderfulnoise/va-conglomerate-wncd010teaser Featured track #1: JULIEN DYNE ‘Maddingos’ Featured track #2: ISAAC AESILI ‘Space Migration’ Featured track #3: LORD ECHO ft. MARA TK ‘Parting...

LOCAL EYES 2015 HIGHLIGHTS

LOCAL EYES is a weekly BaseFM segment which weekly showcases a local artists music video. Looking back on this years videos there has been a multitude of great work from the musicians themselves as well as all of the artists involved in making these videos happen. This has been...

JULIEN DYNE ft. PARKS ‘December’

This week for our ‘Local Eyes’ Segment we have Julien Dyne ft. Parks with their track ‘December’ directed by simon ward Find out more about Julien Dyne .COM | SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK | TWITTER Local Eyes is a weekly segment on BaseFM focusing on New Zealand Music videos. Big...

SUBMARINER ‘Three Minute Noodle’

Japanese label Wonderful Noise continues it’s strong link to New Zealand music with compilation due out December 2014.  ‘Conglomorates’ will be released as a CD plus 3 very limited vinyl samples, all featuring NZ artists who have an existing relationship with the label. The compilation features Julien Dyne,...

CHRISTOPH EL TRUENTO ‘Sunflower’

ARTIST : Christoph El Truento TITLE : Sunflower LABEL : WONDERFUL NOISE CAT # : WN12027 FORMAT : 7inch Vinyl(40g vinyl w/Sleeve) Release In late NOV 2012 Produced by Christoph El Truento, Drums by Julien Dyne, Horn arranged by Isaac Aesili (Funkommunity), Guitar by Si-Res. This stunning piece...