TALI ‘Wolves’

While spending 10 years in the UK, Tali cemented herself as one of the most prolific female MC/Freestylers to emerge from the electronic dance music scene and worked with some of the genre’s biggest names. Tali signed to legendary Roni Size’s ‘Full Cycle’ Imprint in 2004 and released the...

FORTUNES ‘Keeper’

Introducing FORTUNES (via whothehell.net) Fortunes are McCabe and Barnaby Matthews, a Melbourne-via-Auckland duo. You can’t really separate these two from their origins once you’ve seen them live a few times. The first thing you notice is McCabe’s Kiwi twang. The Melbourne in them a lot harder to discern,...

JAY DUBS & DJ HUDGE ‘Satori’

Satori (悟り?) (Chinese: 悟; pinyin: wù; Korean: 오 o; Vietnamese: ngộ) is a Japanese Buddhist term for “awakening, comprehension; understanding“. It is derived from the Japanese verb satoru. In the Zen Buddhist tradition, satori refers to the experience of kenshō, “seeing into one’s true nature”. Ken means “seeing,” shō means “nature”...

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA ‘Multi Love’

The threads of our past never unravel, they hover like invisible webs, occasionally glistening due to a sly angle of the sun. On ‘Multi–Love’, Unknown Mortal Orchestra frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson reflects on relationships: airy, humid longing, loss, the geometry of desire that occurs when three people align. Where Nielson addressed...

JELLPHONIC ‘Jell-O-Phone’

Jello-O-Phone first appeared as an audio stream a while back via the audience.co.nz, yet disappeared shortly after… Fast forward to 2015, and Modern Man Records have just released ‘Jello-O-Phone EP’ which features the title track alongside 4 other sexy synth numbers. “Don’t just think about Jellphonic tonight, pick up...

SPLORE 2015 NZ Music Mix

The last few weeks we’ve heard from a lot of music from artists who are appearing at Splore 2015. Mr Scruff, Kid Koala, Roy Ayers and Tinashe all get regular spins by various Base FM DJs and are some of the more well know international artists who we’ll...

ESTERE ‘Patchwork Soldier (GRAYSON GILMOUR remix)’

Estère along with her trusty companion Lola (MPC) will re-release her debut album digitally on the 6th March with 2 exclusive remixes by Grayson Gilmour & Paddy Fred. Her self-titled seven track album, which was initially released as a free download via bandcamp, amassed her 4000 downloads within the first month of release and led to her signing with French tastemaker...

WAYVEE ‘Floating’

Wayvee is an Auckland-based producer who has been making waves the last 18+months. Reaching an international audience via Darker Than Wax label out of Singapore and Eighth Supply out of the UK, Wayvee’s beats also has a growing catalogue of remixes and productions on his soundcloud page. Base...

Turn It Up! Recap of 2014

Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays at 10am and 4pm to hear this weeks top local pick. Proudly supported by NZ On Air Music. In 2014 we featured established artist alongside new discoveries. Some of the...

ALPHABETHEAD ‘Sodatones’

Adrift in the sonic cosmos, somewhere between the constellations of Hip Hop, Free Jazz and Experimental Rock exists Alphabethead; a tea-drinking, turntable musician from New Zealand. For over 10 years, using the techniques of scratching Alphabethead has breathed life into the skeletons of redundant vinyl. Once New Zealand’s Champion...

LATINAOTEAROA ft. ALDA REZENDE ‘Senzala’

From LatinAotearoa‘s 2nd album, ‘Senzala’ is a beautiful Brazilian inspired song. Produced by Isaac Aesili, Senzala features band vocalist Jennifer Zea alongside guest vocalist Alda Rezende. Recorded while exploring Brazil earlier in 2014, the instrumentation features both Brazilian & Kiwi musicians including Julien Dyne, Lewis McCallum, Rui Inaba, Beto Montag, Ariel Coelho &...