TROY KINGI ‘Aztechknowledgey’

  Multi-talented actor and musician Troy Kingi offers up his sophomore album, Shake That Skinny Ass All The Way To Zygertron, a nod to the funkadelic-soul sounds of the seventies from which he draws inspiration, while exploring galactic sci-fi themes. The concept for this album was conceived by Troy and his...

Talking Points with SAMBORA: FAT FREDDY’s DROP ‘Based On A Short Story’

Date: November Guest reviewer: SAMBORA aka Sam Trevethick (Shapeshifter / Peacekeepers) Featured release: FAT FREDDYS DROP ‘Based On A True Story’ Released: 2005 Link to release: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/based-on-a-true-story/340180839 Featured track #1: RAY RAY Featured track #2: ROADY Featured track #3: DEL FUEGO SAMBORA is a multi instrumentalist and is responsible for the Keys, Guitar...

UNITONE HIFI ‘One Spirit’

‘One Spirit’ is the first, brand new track to be unleashed from Unitone HiFi since 2010’s cumbia laced remix, ‘Hang On’. Returning to the dubwise deviancy that has always been at their core ‘One Spirit’ is a strident statement of unity amidst a world that is tearing apart at the...

NXVA ‘4real’

2017 has been a good year for NXVA. After a one year sabbatical from releasing music, the 22 year old rapper/producer from Auckland has found a home under stage lights, performing at Ammonation’s release party, Merci Motel showcase 003 and Ourhouse music festival. The overcast skies of Auckland’s...

JOSH CROZIER ‘Jesus I Was Evil’

This week’s Turn It Up tune of the week is from Josh Crozier.  ‘Jesus I Was Evil’ is a cover of the classic Darcy Clay hit from way back in 1997. The original reached number 5 in the NZ charts. Sadly Darcy Clay took his own life the following year. Josh Crozier Facebook...

CRIME HEAT ‘Clear’

“As a music producer I have always strived to create music with heart, to make something I can connect with, that’s what music is all about. The rhythm of the drums, the hugging bassline and the various layers of sound that trickle through” – Crime Heat Low Key...

POETIK ‘Rock Wit It’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Poetik – ‘Rock Wit It’. This track is taken from the album ‘Poetikly Done’ which is out now.  Produced by Marlei Music and Video By Bryce Hooper. You can check out Poetik live at For The Culture at The Kings Arms Tavern this Friday...

IMAG€ ‘Hood Dreams’

After a successful few years focussing on The Doqument (ImaGe, Shackles, SikeOne), which saw the crew release 2 albums, IMAG€ has returned with his first solo release in years. Teaming up with longtime collaborator MIKS on the beats, ‘Hood Dreams’ offers a small glimpse into the mindset of a child born into...

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...

TEAM DYNAMITE ‘Gossip’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Auckland Hip Hop trio Team Dynamite with the visuals for their latest single ‘Gossip’. Team Dynamite have been slightly off the radar the past year. Gossip is the groups first release since 2015. Find out more about Team Dynamite: BANDCAMP | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD| WEBSITE Local Eyes is a...

RAIZA BIZA ‘Strong Woman’

Back in January we featured Raiza Biza’s ‘Strong Woman’ as our local tune of the week. This Week we’re bringing it back in Video form as our LOCAL EYES feature and the latest visual release from Raiza. ‘Strong Woman’ is a homage to the powerful females in our...

ESTERE ‘Pro Bono Techno Zone’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is the latest vid from Wellington based Estère with her jam ‘Pro Bono Techno Zone‘. The self-choreographed music video was directed by Paascalino Schaller and excellently complements the track which is a commentary on those who are slaves to technology. We are bound to technology like never...

9-5ERS ‘Bonfire’

‘Bonfire’ is the second single to be released from the forthcoming Happy Hour EP by 9-5ers. 9-5ers are the link between the creativity of the art and reality of the rap. Sophomore offering, for new wave collective 9-5ers, sees a twist on the archaic album delivery. New project...

Portland Live Sessions: MELODOWNZ

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. Straight outa Avondale, Auckland, Melodownz features in the fifth edition of The Portland Live Sessions. Hot of the release of his latest EP ‘Avontales’ Melodownz sat down with Base FM’s Dylan C for a...

LOUIS BAKER ‘Addict’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is Louis Baker with the video for his hit jam ‘Addict‘ released earlier in the year. The vid was shot in Brooklyn, New York and directed by Shae Sterling. When the song was originally released Baker had hoped for a video to accompany the tune but...

SWIDT ‘Mine’ feat. YOKO-ZUNA

Over the last few months SWIDT have been teasing tracks in the lead up to the album ‘Stoneyhunga’, which dropped at the end of July. With plenty of tunes to choose from, Base FM has decided to feature ‘Mine’ this week. “This is probably my favourite song on...

CAVE CIRCLES ‘Mirrors ft. PARKS’

CAVE CIRCLES is the alias of Wellington-based musician Riki Gooch. As one of the founding members of TrinityRoots, Riki Gooch built a solid reputation as a drummer who would explore left-field rhythm patterns, without ever losing focus on the groove. This was explored in more depth with his...

REI ‘Hāti’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is Wellington based rapper Rei with his jam ‘Hāti’. ʻHātiʻ is an expression of Reiʻs work ethic and dedication to his music, perfecting his flow and constantly challenging his limits every day. ‘Hāti’ is a Te Reo Māori transliteration for ‘hard’ or the kiwi saying ʻhard...