Northern Bass line-up boosted with second announcement

Our favourite NYE festival Northern Bass just got bigger with even more names added to their killer lineup! Freshly announced acts include the biggest icon in the Drum & Bass world, Andy C alongside Metlaheadz founder – the legendary Goldie. Joined by Wu Tang’s own Ghostface Killah, Drum & Bass Godfathers Fabio &...

RAIZA BIZA ‘Stolen Youth’

This week’s Local Eye’s is from Rwandan-Kiwi rapper Raiza Biza. ‘Stolen Youth’ is his follow up to his outstanding Black Hole Sun EP, which was a collaboration between REMI and Black Milk (with guest verses by Sampa The Great), as well as cuts alongside Melodownz and Illbaz for their High Beams project. This brand new track is the first release from his forthcoming...

Base FM HQ Live #7 | RAIZA BIZA & REMI

Ahead of their performances at Grey Lynn Park Festival 2018 and Neck of The Woods, Remi & Raiza Biza came up to Base Breakfast for a chat. They also treated us to a LIVE performance of the lead single ‘Runner’ off their brand new EP Black Hole Sun....

Raiza Biza & REMI ‘Runner’ Feat. Baro

This week’s Local Eye’s is from New Zealand rapper Raiza Biza who has teamed up with Melbourne emcee Remi. They have come together to collaborate on an exciting new EP consisting of beats provided by legendary hip-hop producer and rapper Black Milk, titled “Black Hole Sun”. “Runner” is...

ESTÈRE ‘Tokoloshe’ (feat. RAIZA BIZA)

This week’s local eyes video is the ESTÈRE produced ‘Tokoloshe’ featuring NZ/ Rwandan MC RAIZA BIZA which is also, our Turn It Up: the local tune of the week. ‘Tokoloshe’ takes on the myth of a mischievous evil spirit or dwarf-like water sprite, whose origins lie in Zulu mythology.  Creating the ‘Tokoloshe’ video was...

ESTÈRE ‘Tokoloshe’ (feat. RAIZA BIZA)

Following the release of her critically-acclaimed My Design, On Others Lives in April this year, ESTÈRE teams up with the poetically tongued NZ/ Rwandan MC RAIZA BIZA, to take on the myth of an infamous figure in cross-continental African folklore, the ‘Tokoloshe’. In this first song produced and...

IllBAZ, MELODOWNZ, RAIZA BIZA ‘Live Stream’ feat. TEEKS

Aotearoa hip-hop stars IllBaz, MELODOWNZ and Raiza Biza have joined forces for this week’s Local eyes, a new project called High Beams. The seven track project is due out in July, but the first single from the collective was shared on Friday. ‘Live Stream‘ featuring Taite-nominated soul artist TEEKS is a politically-charged track with a video directed by Connor Pritchard. The...

JONO DAS ‘Bees & Things & Flowers’

Jono Das is the creative trade name of Jono de Alwis; a man who operates across a number of creative outlets, including beatmaking, djing, graphic design, photography and videography. Jono’s beats work on forging a sound reminiscent of golden-era east coast hip hop, where jazz influenced samples are guided...

EVENT: Dylan C Low Key Source Mix CD Launch (10th May)

Australian label Low Key Source has dropped their first mix CD, a beast of an album mixed by Base FM’s very own Dylan C, and made up of music out of its extensive catalogue of releases. Low Key Source Vol 1 features tracks from The Roots newest member...

Event: Villette & Raiza Biza at Yot Club Raglan (23 March)

Base FM in association with Madcap present Villette & Raiza Biza at The Yot Club Support from Ian Beatmaster Wright Friday 23 March Earlybird tickets available now from $10 +b.f from www.eventbrite.co.nz VILLETTE https://twitter.com/villettedasha https://www.facebook.com/iamvillette https://www.instagram.com/villettedasha Villette is a one-woman band. Not only does she sing, she’s also a...

YOKO-ZUNA feat. SWIDT ‘Day Job’

This week’s local eyes video of the week is Yoko-Zuna – Day Job (feat. SWIDT). Check out this amazing animation produced by A Makers Initiative Production with artwork by Lyle Hawthorne and amination by Owen Watts additional effects by Swap Gomez. The track itself is produced by Jamal Muavae...

Hikuwai Sounds Festival 2018

HIKUWAI SOUNDS FESTIVAL 2018 FEATURING P-MONEY, SWIDT, L.A.B., & MORE Friday 2 March 2018 Hikuwai Plaza, AUT City Campus, 55 Wellesley St E, Auckland AUT’s Student Association (AUTSA) is stoked to present Hikuwai Sounds, Auckland’s newest addition to its summer festival calendar. This one-night event will feature a...

SPLORE 2018: Listen / Preview / Schedule

SPLORE : 23rd – 25th February Tapapakanga Regional Park splore.net   LISTEN: Dylan C has produced a 1 hour mix of music and conversation which describes the Splore Experience. Ask 100 different people their memories and experiences of Splore, and you’ll get a 100 different responses. Here, we’ve attempted...

RAIZA BIZA ‘Full-Time’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is Raiza Biza ‘Full Time‘ produced by Crime Heat. Shot and edited in Amsterdam & Paris by Connor Pritchard while on tour in Europe. Raiza Biza has just completed his Homecoming Tour of NZ and will be hitting Northern Bass in December and Splore Festival...

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...

Splore 2nd Lineup Announcement

More music goodness for Splore 2018 Splore has added a large eclectic group of international and local acts to its already impressive lineup. Heading the announcement is bona fide UK soul legend Omar. Cited as a favourite by none other than Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu and D’Angelo, Omar...