First acts announced for NORTHERN BASS 19/20

The first lineup announcement for Northern Bass is here! Festival Director Gareth Popham says “Northern Bass is an amazing New Year experience for music fans, combining an incredible location with the best music line-up possible. We’ve come a long way since the first Northern Bass in 2011, with...

LADI6 ‘Diagonals’

This week’s Local Eye is from Auckland-based vocalist Ladi6 with her colourful video for new single ‘Diagonals‘. The song is a bouncy, soulful celebration of accepting yourself, quirks and all, created by the combined talents of Tamati, Parks, Brandon Haru and Julien Dyne, who also just dropped his killer solo album Teal. The cartoony video...

EVENT: Fat Freddy’s Drop

Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘Trickle Down’ NZ Summer Tour 2019 Saturday 19 January – Western Springs Park It wouldn’t be a Kiwi summer without a Fat Freddy’s summer roady and once again they’ve enlisted some incredible tour bus buddies. Fat Freddy’s Drop are stoked to announce that Unknown Mortal Orchestra...

LADI6 ‘Outta Time’

Ladi6 has just completed her epic Nationwide Tour of NZ, so we thought we’d keep the vibes going with this week’s Local Eyes. The official video for ‘Outta Time’ was shot entirely on a Samsung Galaxy S9 and was directed by Garth @ Thievery Studio.   Find out...

FAT FREDDY’S DROP ‘Trickle Down’

Getting high on hope, Fat Freddy’s Drop are releasing a brand new single ‘Trickle Down’ on July 20. Freddy’s annual summer roady around New Zealand in January 2019 gets a super-charged tune up with the addition of some incredible tour bus buddies; DJ legend Norman Jay MBE direct...

EVENT: Dylan C Low Key Source Mix CD Launch (10th May)

Australian label Low Key Source has dropped their first mix CD, a beast of an album mixed by Base FM’s very own Dylan C, and made up of music out of its extensive catalogue of releases. Low Key Source Vol 1 features tracks from The Roots newest member...

SALMONELLA DUB ‘Tha Bromley East Roller’

Salmonella Dub is celebrating their 25th anniversary this summer and has recently added a bunch of classic video in HD to the YouTube channel, so this week’s LOCAL EYES video is Salmonella Dub – ‘Tha Bromley East Roller’, which was originally filmed at Kiwi Auto Spares car yard in Bromley way...

EVENT: Fat Freddy’s Drop, Hiatus Kaiyote & Norman Jay MBE @ Villa Maria

  This summer Fat Freddy‘s Drop will tour their high octane shows across the homeland to hand picked locations, combing vineyards and beaches to festivals and valleys culminating in a FFD curated line up at Villa Maria with internationals Hiatus Kaiyote from Melbourne and Norman Jay MBE from London. This is the...

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....

EVENT: Base FM at Grey Lynn Park Festival

Base FM returns to the Grey Lynn Park Festival for the 6th time, on Saturday 25th November with a bigger presence than ever before! Grey Lynn Park Festival has been running since 1984 and is the largest annual community event in Auckland local calendar. As well as Live music,...

VNZMA 2017 Finalist Announcement

Hip hop crew SWIDT lead 2017 VNZMA finalists Live performances by SWIDT, Lorde, TEEKS, Theia and Devilskin Auckland rap crew SWIDT leads the pack with six finalist nods for the 2017 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards which will be held at the Spark Arena on 16 November. The...

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....

FAT FREDDY’S DROP ‘Roady’

  This weeks LOCAL EYES is a throwback to local legends Fat Freddy’s Drop massive tune ‘Roady‘. Featuring young Ladi6 and P-Diggs as they stroll along Karangahape Road with the Fat Freddy’s crew.  Fat Freddy’s Drop tunes have influenced our dance floors and I’m sure we can all recall a...

Talking Points: SILICON ‘Personal Computer’ with PARKS

   TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: February 2017 Guest reviewer: Parks (Ladi 6) Featured release: SILICON ‘Personal Computer’ Released: 2015 http://godemoji.com/ Featured track #1: CELLPHONE Featured track #2: I CAN SEE PARADISE Featured track #3: DOPE SILICON...

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...

LADI6 ‘Beffy’

This Weeks LOCAL EYES video is Ladi6 with her latest single ‘Beffy’ produced in collaboration with Parks and B. Haru. The video features animation by Robert Wallace from Parallel Teeth ‘Beffy’ is the first single of a new project to be released later this year by Ladi6 and the...

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...