Base FM HQ Live #8 | DIGGY DUPÉ

Auckland rapper Diggy Dupe come into Base FM HQ to chat about his latest project the ‘Island Time’ EP which is the follow up to last year’s K.O.T.I.C. This new five track offering includes nods to Funkadelic and Dr Dre with Trust’ featuring the talents of Rizván and...

AVANTDALE BOWLING CLUB ‘Old Dogs’

Without a doubt, Tom Scott’s Avantdale Bowling Club has been one of the most highly anticipated local releases of the last few years. Across the 8 tracks on the album, the depth and maturity of Tom Scott’s songwriting reaffirms just how much of a master storyteller he has...

Event: MoZaic – Fashion, Music and Dance

 ORIKoL and BaseFM, in association with Albert Eden presents: MoZaic – Promoting Collaboration, Inclusion & Diversity through Art. Saturday 28th July, 4-8pm @ Empire Studios, 2 Bond St, Absolutely Free & family friendly Picture an old warehouse turned into a hip dance studio right in the middle of Kingsland &...

Talking Points: REI ‘Rangatira’ with UNCHAINED XL

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Rizván Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2018 Guest reviewer: UNCHAINED XL Featured release: REI ‘Rangatira’ Released: 2018 https://musicbyrei.bandcamp.com/album/rangatira Featured track #1: KIA TAU Featured track #2: RANGATIRA Featured track #3: E KI UNCHAINED XL (Hugh Ozumba) is...

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...

Talking Points: @PEACE ‘@peace’ with S.F.T

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Rizván Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: March 2018 Guest reviewer: S.F.T Featured release: @peace ‘@peace’ Released: 2012 https://at-peace.bandcamp.com/ Featured track #1: HOME Featured track #2: DISFUNKTIONAL Featured track #3: @PEACE S.F.T: 9-5ers/The Midnight Trips beatmaker/producer with a unique...

VILLETTE ‘Mind (acoustic)’

This week’s local eyes video of the week is Villette‘s acoustic version of  “Mind”. Written and performed by Villette with guitar by Rhys Levi. After the release of her debut mixtape ‘Drip Crimson‘ in December 2017 Villette, the producer and singer looks to start the year off in style...

Event: VILLETTE at Leigh Sawmill (17 March)

Base FM in association with Madcap present Villette at Leigh Sawmill Support from Rizván, Dylan C & friends Saturday 17 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 producer,...

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...

THE MIDNIGHT TRIPS ‘Life Is’

Renaissance Music dropped this  EP at the beginning of January, and there is a lot of diversity between the 3 tracks. Beats / HipHop / Neo Soul / Reggae vibes throughout, with the stand out being the gospel-tinged “Life Is”. The Midnight Trips is an outfit consisting of...