Breaking Artists (July 2020)

  ‘Breaking Artists’ on Base is a monthly feature where we pick 3 local artists and showcase 3 new tracks we think you should know. All ‘Breaking Artists’ tracks are fresh and featured for the entire month so we can push their music far and wide. This month’s...

Breaking Artists (May 2020)

Breaking Artists is a new monthly feature showcasing three local artists brand new tunes. CHURCH & AP – War Outside New Zealand hip-hop duo front runners Church & AP have returned with their second post ‘TEETH’ album release, ‘War Outside’. RUBY – ‘La De DA’ This is Melbourne based...

‘TURN IT UP’ competition

NZ Artists and Producers, let’s ‘TURN IT UP 2020’ We are running a competition for NZ artists and producers to be featured on a new Base FM compilation ‘TURN IT UP 2020’. The compilation will be made up of 12-15 tracks (one track per artist) and will be...

Breaking Artists (April 2020)

Breaking Artists is a new monthly feature showcasing three local artists brand new tunes. SAM V – Ain’t Slowin Down (REMIX) Sam V’s latest ‘Ain’t Slowin Down’ is produced by the award-winning, EDY on the Beat and features Lion Rezz &  Juwan. This funky 2000’s hip hop/R&B joint will have you...

Base FM HQ Live #22 | Jah Red Lion

Jah Red Lion came into Base HQ for a chat and a live performance of his first single of the year ‘Wicked Affi Run Weh’ produced by Tiopira McDowell/High Stakes. Dedicated to the next generation and inspired by the social movement happening back in Chile. Nico ‘Jah Red Lion’...

Base FM on your telly!

Go back in time and watch some of our favourite Base-produced features such as the Portland Live Sessions, Base HQ Live, Boat Parties and backstage antics on your TV. Grab the remote and switch to channel 200 on your Freeview box at 3pm and 9pm daily to get...

DISCIPLE PATI ‘The Boy Who Cried Woman’

This weeks Local Eyes is also a debut single from Disciple Pati, an up and coming Samoan Alternative RnB artist from Auckland. This particular song and stunning video, showcases the resilience Samoan people have – ‘we go through so much in New Zealand as a minority, and this...

Base FM at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2019

Here’s this year’s red carpet and backstage action from the NZ Music Awards. We talked to some of the winners, nominees and hosts from the night.   Featuring Jacinda Ardern, Mike McRoberts, Troy Kingi, JessB, Louis Baker, Church & AP, Bailey Wiley, Rei, Tali and much more. Interviews by Ian Beatmaster Wright...

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...