Samoan Hip Hop breaks Hollywood

A song from Kiwi- Sāmoan artists Tha Movement & Anonymouz has a starring role in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, the first stand-alone film in the global smash-hit ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise that has amassed almost $5 billion worldwide to date. Featured on the film’s official...

Talking Points with King Kapisi

  TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: August 2016 Guest reviewer: King Kapisi  Featured release: HOLLIE SMITH & MARA TK ‘Band Of Brothers Vol 1” Link: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/ban… Featured track #1: AUTUMN RAIN Featured track #2: LIVES FOR LIVING...

KING KAPISI ft. TEREMOANA ‘Storm’

We don’t understand how this track has slipped under the radar on soundcloud, but it’s one of the catchiest tunes from King Kapisi and partner Teremoana Rapley in a long time. The message is brilliantly executed, the vocal melodies stick in your head and Iron Will‘s beat harks back to...

The Base Guide To Everything

Featured image on front page from artist Annie Bengard @annieblondiebengard Welcome to our weekly feature where we round up our favourite articles/videos/music from around the internet this week and let you know our picks for things happening in the city this weekend: Pacific Heights are releasing a new album...

RESIN ONE vs ORPHAN ‘Best For You’

‘Best For You’ from Resin One & Orphan is a throwback to hip hop’s classic era: hard hitting boom bap beats topped with a straight forward lyrical delivery. Based in Auckland, the duo of Resin One and Orphan have spent hours in the studio nurturing the 5 tracks that appear...

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...

KING KAPISI & KING BRITT ‘Welcome Back’

Over the last few years King Kapisi his dropped quality single after quality single, working towards the release of the forthcoming album ‘Hip Hop Lives Here‘. Kapisi comes correct once again with another international collaboration: this time with Philadelphia-based DJ/producer King Britt who was the tour DJ for...

KING KAPISI ft. RAKAA IRISCIENCE ‘Crush’

After a lengthy wait here is the June 2013 release of King Kapisi‘s new instalment of that South Pacific goodness for your enjoyment. From the forthcoming album “Hip Hop Lives Here”, the latest single ‘Crush’ features Rakaa Iriscience from the Dilated Peoples, extra vocals from Kapisi’s wife Teremoana...