Talking Points with Matthew Harvey (Concord Dawn)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: July 2016 Guest reviewer: Concord Dawn  Featured release: SHAPESHIFTER ‘Realtime’ Link: https://shapeshifter.bandcamp.com/alb… Featured track #1: MOVE WITH ME ft. Ladi6 Featured track #2: MADNESS Featured track #3: TAPESTRY Released: 1st May 2001...

LEISURE ‘Control Myself’

LEISURE can do no wrong. Since May 2016 the Auckland 5 piece have drip fed their fans tasty tune after tasty tune, over time revealing their penchant for all things smooth: grooves, vocals & visuals. The theme continues with the latest single ‘Control Myself’, which finds the band nodding in this...

ENO X DIRTY ‘What’

It doesn’t get any more local than this weeks ‘LOCAL EYES‘, ENO x DIRTY with their first music video for the track ‘What‘. The video was directed by Eddy Fifield and filmed around in Base FM’s own hood, Grey Lynn, Auckland where the duo channel a format reminiscent of...

KING KAPISI ft. TEREMOANA ‘Storm’

We don’t understand how this track has slipped under the radar on soundcloud, but it’s one of the catchiest tunes from King Kapisi and partner Teremoana Rapley in a long time. The message is brilliantly executed, the vocal melodies stick in your head and Iron Will‘s beat harks back to...

Talking Points with Callum August (Dirty Records / Delete Media)

  TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date:  May 2016 Guest reviewer: Callum August (Dirty Records / Delete Media) Featured release: THE DOQUMENT ‘509’ Link: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/509/id1100165647 Featured track #1: DRIVE THRU Featured track #2: WE ON (Part 2) Featured track #3:...

Talking Points with Murry Sweetpants

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: July 2016 Guest reviewer: Murry Sweetpants Featured release: CHAOS IN THE CBD ‘Midnight In Peckham’ Link: https://wearerhythmsection.bandcamp.c… Featured track #1: MIDNIGHT IN PECKHAM ft. Isaac Aesili Featured track #2: LUXURY MOTIVATION Featured...

LADI6 ‘Beffy’

This Weeks LOCAL EYES video is Ladi6 with her latest single ‘Beffy’ produced in collaboration with Parks and B. Haru. The video features animation by Robert Wallace from Parallel Teeth ‘Beffy’ is the first single of a new project to be released later this year by Ladi6 and the...

Talking Points with Lucky Lance (Team Dynamite)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: December 2015 Guest reviewer: Lucky Lance (Team Dynamite) Featured release: SPYCC ‘Wuave Season EP’ Link: https://spyccmusic.bandcamp.com/album… Featured track #1: YKM Featured track #2: Be You Tiful Featured track #3: ØTHER LØVER...

YOKO-ZUNA ‘ ‘Yes ft. HEAVY & LARZRANDA’

Recorded at Auckland’s Red Bull Studios, Yoko-Zuna‘s second EP Luminols was released at the end of May through Loop. The 5-track EP shows a varied sound from Yoko-Zuna, and a band which have become incredibly comfortable in their own skin. Ranging from the pulsating electronic sounds of ‘Lightning Sabres’ to the brooding...

Talking Points with Bailey Wiley

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2016 Guest reviewer: Bailey Wiley Featured release: FREE MINDS ‘Dust & Dirt EP’ Link: https://growroomakl.bandcamp.com/albu… Featured track #1: Pōhutukawa (Intro) Featured track #2: 90%90 Featured track #3: Dontshootthemessenger Released December...

DIAZ GRIMM ‘Isis ft. MATT BIDOIS’

This weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week is DIAZ GRIMM with his track ‘Isis’ also featuring Matt Bidois. ‘Isis’ is the third instalment of a four part music video series that began with ‘Light The Flame’ which also featured Junior Voyage and followed up shortly after with ‘Quarterbacks’ featuring Lukan...

AARADHNA ‘Welcome to the Jungle’

“Brown Girl”, is the brand new album from the award winning #1 Soul voice of the South Pacific, AARADHNA. Produced entirely by Jeff Dynamite of Brooklyn based Truth & Soul Records (Aloe Blacc, Adele, Lady, Lee Fields & The Expressions), “Brown Girl” is Aaradhna’s boldest statement to date. Recorded...

Talking Points with Mikee Tucker (Loop Recordings)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: September 2015 Guest reviewer: Mikee Tucker (Loop Recordings) Featured release: JONO DAS ‘Illustrations EP’ Link: https://jonodas.bandcamp.com/album/il… Featured track #1: ILLUSTRATIONS ft. Third3ye & Eo Featured track #2: TEN THINGS ft. Lisa...

20 Essential NZ Releases

Throughout the Month of May, Base FM will be digging into the local music archives to present 20 essential NZ releases that we feel reflect the sound of Base FM. Spanning the last 20+ years, we’ve focused on releases which continue to play a part in the sound...