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...

Talking Points: SHAPESHIFTER ‘The System Is a Vampire’ with K+LAB

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: June 2018 Guest reviewer: K+Lab Featured release: Shapeshifter ‘The System Is A Vampire’ Released: 2009 https://shapeshifter.bandcamp.com/album/the-system-is-a-vampire Featured track #1: LONGEST DAY Featured track #2: TWIN GALAXIES Featured track #3: DUTCHIES...

Event: Villette & Raiza Biza at Yot Club Raglan (23 March)

Base FM in association with Madcap present Villette & Raiza Biza at The Yot Club Support from Ian Beatmaster Wright Friday 23 March Earlybird tickets available now from $10 +b.f from www.eventbrite.co.nz VILLETTE https://twitter.com/villettedasha https://www.facebook.com/iamvillette https://www.instagram.com/villettedasha Villette is a one-woman band. Not only does she sing, she’s also a...

ESTÈRE ‘Grandmother’

This week’s Local Eyes video is Estère’s tribute to her ‘Grandmother’. This stunning video was filmed in Capetown, and co-stars legendary South African writer Sindiwe Magona. ‘Grandmother,’ is New Zealand-based beatmaker and vocalist Estère’s tribute to the mother of her father, the grandmother she never met. Estère is currently touring...

NOAH SLEE ‘Told (The Majestic Sessions)’

This week’s Local Eyes video is Noah Slee – ‘Told’  The Majestic Sessions. Noah Slee brings the entire crew along in for this funky, live rendition of “Told” taken from debut album “Otherland”. Filmed at Red Bull Studios Berlin, where this New Zealand born artist now resides. Find out more about Noah...

KIMBRA ‘Everybody Knows’

Kimbra releases her first single ‘Everybody Knows’ from her forthcoming album Primal Heart. Primal Heart, due out next year, will feature Childish Gambino, David Longstreth, and Skrillex. Kimbra: TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays...

Portland Live Sessions: YAYNE

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions.   Wellington based, Yayné features in the fourth edition of The Portland Live Sessions. In chat with Base FM’s Dylan C, the singer/songwriter discusses growing and learning in Christchurch’s local scenes, collaborating with other...

EVENT: Madcap Madness @ St Kevins Arcade

Saturday 1st July Whammy, Backroom & Wine Cellar St Kevins Arcade, Karangahape Rd From 9pm – 4am Tickets from: undertheradar.co.nz Over 21 NZ artists across three stages all throughout St Kevins Arcade, an intimate indoor event that promises to bring you a complete community experience. Drawing together local...

COVER STORY #2: FULL ALBUM – ONLINE NOW!

Cover Story Part 1 was a Vinyl Exhibition by Base FM DJ’s. Featuring 75 record sleeves submitted by the DJs at Base FM. The concept was to choose one record from your personal collection and tell us what that record means to you. Base FM Presents Cover Story 2...