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 &...

SUBMARINER ‘Three Minute Noodle’

Japanese label Wonderful Noise continues it’s strong link to New Zealand music with compilation due out December 2014.  ‘Conglomorates’ will be released as a CD plus 3 very limited vinyl samples, all featuring NZ artists who have an existing relationship with the label. The compilation features Julien Dyne,...

ISAAC AESILI ft. IVA LAMKUM ‘Chemistry’

The first of a series of collaborations set to lace Isaac Aesili‘s 2nd solo album due in 2015. ‘Chemistry’ is a new synthstrumental instrumental collaboration between soul vocalist Iva Lamkum and producer Isaac Aesili that brings dancefloor rhythmic madness together with synth funk and the sultry R&B vocals of Iva Lamkum....

TYNA ft. SCRIBE ‘First Kiss’

Vocalist and multi instrumentalist Tyna has released numerous works over the years under various guises. In the last 12 months he has featured on Base FM as vocalist on ChoiceVaughan’s ‘Eat People’ and released ‘Lost IN NYC’ alongside The Nok ft. Tom Scott. Now going by his birth name,...

The Doqument ‘White Walls’

Sike One, ImaGe and Shaqavay (Shaqles) are the emcee trio that is The Doqument, with Shaqles also responsible for all the beats. ‘White Walls’ appears on the album ‘Blank Canvas’. Music Produced/Composed: Shaqles* Mixed & Mastered: imaGe / Mikey Rockwell* Director: The Doqument Post Production: SikeOne* Produced by:...

FAT FREDDY’S DROP ‘Slings & Arrows’

Musical juggernaut Fat Freddy’s Drop have just released Slings And Arrows, the first single from a new album. The single is the first to emerge from Freddy’s Bays studio jams, and was released the same week the band performed a sold out show at Alexandra Palace in London with it’s 10,000 strong capacity, with...

DALI ‘The Sound’

Dali is a new international collaboration between vocalist Lisa Preston (Wellington, NZ) and beatmaker Lil’dave (Philadelphia, US). They’ve just dropped an EP on Record Breakin. Lisa Preston (aka LP) hails from New Zealand and is part of the extended Record Breakin’ family, through her collaborations with Sir Froderick...

MANALION ‘Back In The Day’

When 3 kiwis who grew up in the coastal areas of The Bay Of islands, The Bay Of Plenty and Hawkes Bay moved across the ditch to Australia, it’s no surprise that they would settle in the sunny climes of Sydney’s north shore beach suburb of Manly. The...