JESS B ‘Ride Out (feat. MELODOWNZ)’

Sony Music New Zealand is proud to partner with Auckland-based rapper JessB for the release of her highly anticipated debut EP Bloom. The EP features a number of collaborations, with features from Melodownz, Rubi Du and Phodiso, while renowned producer P-Money has a hand in producing, mixing and engineering...

JORDAN RAKEI ‘Eye To Eye (DAN KYE remix)’

Riding the waves of support and plaudits for his sophomore album Wallflower (Ninja Tune), Jordan Rakei is looking forward to a busy and fruitful 2018. His latest single ‘Eye To Eye’ includes a soul-infused dancefloor edit produced under his Dan Kye alias (Rhythm Section). Jordan Rakei is a New Zealand...

Talking Points: SURLY ‘Trip To Warsaw EP’ with Martyn Pepperell

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: February 2018 Guest reviewer: Martyn Pepperell Featured release: SURLY ‘Trip To Warsaw EP’ Released: 2017 https://polishjuke.bandcamp.com/album/trip-to-warsaw-ep Featured track #1: 4Q 510-511 Featured track #2: THIRTEEN Featured track #3: TRAIN TO LODZ...

RESIN ONE vs ORPHAN ‘Body Soakin’

Produced over the last 2 years in the studio Resin One & Orphan are ready to release their 13 track feature length album The Art Of Kai Zen. “..Kai Zen loosely translates to continued self improvement, a modern Japanese business model, the quest for one to always be better...

YOKO-ZUNA feat. SWIDT ‘Day Job’

Yoko-Zuna return with the release of latest single ‘Day Job’. Featuring vocals from long-time collaborators SWIDT, the single showcases another side to the eclectic Yoko-Zuna sound. Created by both Yoko-Zuna and SWIDT, the track features the trademark confident vocals from Spycc & INF, sitting perfectly alongside the unique...

SCAPEGOAT MERCY ‘Crryon’

Sometimes it’s the music which tries to keep a low profile, that leaves the biggest impression. Such is the case with the 2 tracks from Scapegoat Mercy ‘Distance EP’. ‘sang/rapped some songs about my struggles with long distance emotions..’ – Scapegoat Mercy The son of a jazz guitarist,...

MERCY ‘Dreams Of Love’

‘Dreams Of Love’ is the first taste from the forthcoming album by NZ producer Mercy, who is currently based in the UK. Over the last few years Mercy has released a string of singles, collaborations & remixes, most notably via the label Deep Heads UK. 2018 will see...

Talking Points: CONNAN MOCKASIN ‘Forever Dolphin Love’ with ESTÈRE

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: August 2017 Guest reviewer: ESTÈRE  Featured release: CONNAN MOCKASIN ‘Forever Dolphin Love’ Released: 2014 https://connanmockasin.bandcamp.com/album/forever-dolphin-love Featured track #1: IT’S CHOADE MY DEAR Featured track #2: FAKING JAZZ TOGETHER Featured track #3:...

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: FAT FREDDYS DROP ‘Based On A True Story’ with SAMBORA

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...