POETIK X MELODOWNZ – Interview on “For The Ville” Radio

On the heels of his Pacific Music Awards Nominations, Avondale poet, MC and rapper Melodownz joined fellow 685 rapper POETIK on ‘For The Ville Radio’. Third time nominee, Melodownz is a finalist for the ‘NZ Music Commission Best Pacific Male Artist‘ and ‘Base FM NZ & Island Base...

Native Tongues with Yannika and guest Louis Ross

This week on Native Tongues we check out new tracks from Poetik, Lisi, SWIDT, Kamahumble, Y$O, Alayna, Disciple Pati and DHEM. We also chat to Louis Ross who came to Auckland all the way from Tauranga to hang out on the show and introduce his latest track ‘She...

LISTEN – Interview with Lisi and Lawd Lance

Last week we had some very special guest Lisi4300 and Lawd Lance up on ‘For The Ville‘ radio with Poetik and Bass. Was a pleasure hosting Lisi and Lawd Lance, honoured to have these guys up in the studio and to have been their ‘favourite spot’! A heavy...

SHANE WALKER FT CHONGNEE ‘JUMP UP’

This week’s local eyes is from New Zealand / Cook Island rapper Shane Walker. Walker presents a party banger in ‘Jump Up‘, which features New Zealand hip hop and R&B singer-songwriter Chong Nee. Widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s top musician, he has produced songs for many New Zealand artists including Pieter T, Che Fu, Dei...

Native Tongues 11 January 2021

This week on Native Tongues!… Featured Artist: Sugoi Featured Track: Atom Dance Featured Artist: Jazz NOBODI Featured Track: Tall Poppy Jazz NOBODI is originally from Aotearoa, now based in Western Sydney and is one third of Planet Vegeta. He grew up on a lot of New Zealand hip...

Breaking Artists (January 2021)

‘Breaking Artists’ on Base is a monthly feature where we pick 3 local artists and showcase 3 new tracks we think you should know. All ‘Breaking Artists’ tracks are fresh and featured for the entire month so we can push their music far and wide. This month’s picks!…...

Native Tongues 14 December 2020 with Guests Surinder Jayruth + JAYTEE $LAYA

This week on Native Tongues!… Featured Artist: Poetik, Raggadat Cris Featured Track: ‘FAME’ Award winning artist Poetik is known for his outspoken opinions on racism, Polynesian culture, mainstream media and for putting Samoan Hip Hop on the map. Raggadat Cris ‘Chris Tongi’ grew up in South Auckland but...

Native Tongues 5 October 2020

This week on Native Tongues we feature some of the winners of this years Pacific Music Awards 2020 and the usual offerings of new tracks from local talent. Kicking off the show is Church & AP who were big winners this year sweeping up a few awards: FLAVA Best...

Winners of the 2020 Pacific Music Awards

Despite delays and challenges created by COVID-19, the Pacific music community celebrated another year of outstanding music at the 16th annual Pacific Music Awards. The event was pre-recorded due to COVID-19 restrictions and aired as an online presentation this evening. The big winners were Elijah Manu and Albert...

WATCH Island Base Samoa documentary Pt.1

In March 2019 the Base FM crew went from little New Zealand to even smaller Samoa to launch Island Base FM. What started as a crazy idea ended up a reality in just 3 months! Our very own sister station Island Base Samoa was created from the ground up,...

WATCH Island Base Samoa Documentary Pt. 2

Part 2 of the Island Base documentary, the crew are back in Samoa and this time with Australian soul/R&B artists DTP – Downtoplease. Continuing our mission to re-connect the sounds of the South Pacific. This trip is about re-connecting DTP with their homeland, school visits and finding new...

Talking Points – Swiss (14th May 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 14th May 2020 Guest reviewer: Swiss Featured release: Poetik – Hamofied Released: 2019 Featured track #1: For My City Featured track #2: Hamofied Funk Featured track #3: Tonight ft. Swiss...

2020 Pacific Music Awards finalists announced

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s plenty to celebrate in New Zealand’s Pacific music scene. The finalists for the 2020 Pacific Music Awards were announced today after a record number of entries, resulting in 24 finalists across 13 categories. Base FM alongside with our sister station Island Base FM,...

Grey Lynn Park Festival 2019 Highlights

We did it! After being involved with the Grey Lynn Park Festival for many years, we finally had the privilege to host the entire main stage this year. As usual, we had our second Base stage going all day and that too pulled in some serious crowds. The...

We’re taking over the main stage at Grey Lynn Park Festival 2019

After many years of being involved in the Grey Lynn Park Festival and hosting our own DJ stage, we are excited to announce that we are fully programming the main stage this year. Saturday 23 November we will be bringing to the main stage, award-winning hip hop artist...

Samoan Hip Hop breaks Hollywood

A song from Kiwi- Sāmoan artists Tha Movement & Anonymouz has a starring role in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, the first stand-alone film in the global smash-hit ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise that has amassed almost $5 billion worldwide to date. Featured on the film’s official...

9-5ers ‘Ain’t free’ featuring Kenzie from Welly & Poetik

This week’s Local eye’s id the first offerings off the new 9-5ers EP which will be dropping in August.  The 9-5ers team up with the 685 cousins Kenzie From Welly & Poetik for “Ain’t free” “Ain’t free” tells the next phase of the Polynesian migrant’s story with this generation trying to find their...

Base FM & Island Base FM at the 15th annual Pacific Music Awards NZ

The Pacific music industry was in full celebration as the winners for the 15th annual Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Vodafone Event Centre in Manukau, Auckland. KINGS and Tomorrow People are quickly becoming Pacific music legends, adding to their previous hauls with four 2019 awards each....

RAZÉ ‘Another Lover’ ft POETIK

Pacific Music Awards nominees Razé and Poetik have joined forces for ‘Another Lover’ our Local Eyes video of the week. Another Lover was recorded at No Filter studios home of the well-known band Sons of Zion smash hit records. With RAZÉs unique RnB/Soul sound fused with POETIKs fresh...