Base FM HQ Live #20 | SOJØURN

We did it again and squeezed in a full 6-piece band into Base HQ! We had the awesome psychedelic reggae outfit SOJØURN in the studio for a chat with Ian Beatmaster Wright and performed brand their new track “This Place” live! “This Place” is an anxious and driving...

Base FM HQ Live #19 | Leighton Fairlie

Leighton Fairlie is a loop artist who started out in Mount Maunganui and is now based in Auckland. His brand new project ‘Distant’ sees him mixing a range of dub, roots, hip hop, drum and bass and acoustic elements into a captivating and unique sound. Leighton has opened...

Base FM’s 15th Birthday – Fri 11 Oct!

15 years of ‘No Commercial Bullshit’… Happy Birthday to BASE! From humbled beginnings as a small local FM station, broadcasting from a tiny closet and out into Ponsonby & Grey Lynn only. We certainly have grown up a bit… There’ll be a jam-packed lineup of over 20 artists,...

TALKING POINTS: HOMEBREW ‘Homebrew’ with Dirty (EnoXDirty)

Hosted by: Max Oldfield Guest reviewer: Dirty (ENO x DIRTY) Featured release: Homebrew – Homebrew Released: 2012 Featured track #1: Dedicated to (intro) Featured track #2: Alcoholic Featured track #3: Everybody (feat. Lui Tuiasau & Lucky Lance) Manu Walters (stage name “Dirty”) is one half of Auckland’s ENO...

Base FM HQ Live #17 | Sam V

BASE HQ Live #17 is sure to warm you up! We were treated to a live R&B soul performance from Sam V and his crew EDY, Luan Meaker, Hon Manawangphiphat. He’s one to watch! Performing ‘Dreamstate’ and ‘Hang out’ both from his latest project ‘I MADE THIS WHILE’...

Base FM HQ Live #16 | Lukan Rai$ey

Lukan Rai$ey on Base HQ Live dropping some serious freestyles over a lucky dip of beats provided by Ian Beatmaster Wright. His new EP ‘TARAA TIKA’ is out now on all platforms. Follow Lukan Rai$ey Facebook | Instagram | Bandcamp | Apple Music

Base FM HQ Live #14 | Troy Kingi

Troy Kingi came into Base breakfast this morning to chat to Ian Beatmaster Wright about his new album ‘HOLY COLONY BURNING ACRES’ which is out now! He also performed an acoustic version of “Ethiopia” for our Base HQ Live series of videos, check it out below. Grab a copy of Troy...

Base FM & Island Base FM at the 15th annual Pacific Music Awards NZ

The Pacific music industry was in full celebration as the winners for the 15th annual Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Vodafone Event Centre in Manukau, Auckland. KINGS and Tomorrow People are quickly becoming Pacific music legends, adding to their previous hauls with four 2019 awards each....

Base FM HQ Live #12 | Dharmarat

Dharmarat dropped into the Base HQ on the day of the release of his latest single “Drink, Drank, Drunk” to perform it live and chat about his forthcoming album. Follow Dharmarat: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify | iTunes | Bandcamp

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LOREN SILA ‘Fight for me’

This weeks Local Eyes is a powerful song with powerful visuals to match by Christchurch Singer, Dancer and Choreographer Loren Sila. The video from beginning to end will give you chills as Loren takes you on a journey of self empowerment by overcoming her inner demons played out by...

Base FM HQ Live #11 | Dillastrate

Dillastrate took a short break from recording their brand new album to swing by the Base FM studio to perform a strip back version of their track ‘Something There’ taken from their Black Diamond – EP Buy Black Diamond – EP here!  Find out more about Dillastrate: INSTAGRAM |...

LA COCO ‘Waiting’

This week’s Local Eyes is from Vodafone Pacific Music Awards and Waiata Maori Music Awards nominee La Coco. La Coco’s latest banger Waiting which is accompanied by a bewitching official video by RockSolidVisualz Waiting is taken from her third EP, Out Of Time, is due for release mid-2019. Follow La Coco: FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD| SPOTIFY |...

CHURCH & AP ‘Ready or Not’

CHURCH & AP give us a taste of what’s to come with the absolutely slapping ‘Ready or Not’.  With a sound not often found in these shores, the track showcases Church’s ability to use his voice across multiple stylistic forefront’s and delivery with punching bars and cadence. Mark...

YOKO-ZUNA ‘Minority’ (feat. Noah Slee)

This week’s local eye’s video is Yoko-Zuna‘s stunning new video for ‘Minority’, taken off their brand new album Voyager. Featuring beautiful vocals from Berlin-based Kiwi Noah Slee. The video is another incredibly cinematic entry into the Yoko-Zuna visual canon, created by Yoko-Zuna drummer Swap Gomez, who runs video production company...

Base FM HQ Live #3 | Melodownz

For the latest Base FM HQ Live we had MELODOWNZ in the studio performing his brand new track ‘Peace $igns, Gang $igns’ which is also our Turn It Up: Local Tune Of The Week, thanks to NZ On Air Music Plus Melodownz will be performing at this year Base FM Main...

Base FM HQ Live #2 | Poetik

For our second Base FM HQ Live, we had independent kiwi rapper Poetik up in the studio spitting bars. Born in Hamilton but raised in Apia, Samoa and son of a well known Samoan entertainer, music has always played a major roll in his upbringing. Check out his...

HIGH HØØPS ‘Madly’

This week’s local eyes video is the latest singles from HIGH HØØPS ‘Madly’, which is taken from his debut album ‘Season on Planet Earth’ due out this Friday (September 21st) While ‘Madly’ has a head over heels romance vibe, it goes much deeper in the funk and disco...

Talking Points: LORD ECHO ‘Melodies’ with SCOTT TOWERS

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Murry Sweetpants Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2018 Guest reviewer: SCOTT TOWERS Featured release: LORD ECHO ‘Melodies (1st Album)’ Released: 2010 https://lordecho.bandcamp.com/album/melodies-1st-album Featured track #1: RHYTHM 77 Featured track #2: THAT’S RIGHT Featured track #3: SWORD CANE...

Talking Points: SORCERESS (Funkommunity) ‘Chequered Thoughts’ with GENE RIVERS

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Murry Sweetpants Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2018 Guest reviewer: GENE RIVERS Featured release: SORCERESS (Funkommunity) ‘Chequered Thoughts’ Released: 2012 https://sorceressmusic.bandcamp.com/album/chequered-thoughts-funkommunity Featured track #1: THE LIGHT Featured track #2: DANDILLION Featured track #3: START AGAIN GENE RIVERS...