9-5ERS ‘Phonebooth’

  Look up in the sky it’s a bird?……It’s a plane?…. No, it’s 9-5ers stealing the metaphor of a workingman leading a double life. 9-5ers fantastic four (S.F.T, Heefhakaboogie, Sabe, Edgar) battle the dichotomy of living in the “real world” while still pursuing dreams of a passion similar...

9-5ERS ‘Bonfire’

‘Bonfire’ is the second single to be released from the forthcoming Happy Hour EP by 9-5ers. 9-5ers are the link between the creativity of the art and reality of the rap. Sophomore offering, for new wave collective 9-5ers, sees a twist on the archaic album delivery. New project...

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...

Turn It Up! Recap of 2014

Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays at 10am and 4pm to hear this weeks top local pick. Proudly supported by NZ On Air Music. In 2014 we featured established artist alongside new discoveries. Some of the...

S.F.T ‘Climb’

‘Climb’ by Auckland beatmaker S.F.T appears on the compilation Bearded Beats Vol 1: Beardy & The Beats, a project spearheaded by Leesh & Kina, hosts of the 5 Finger Discount Show on Base FM. Available via Bandcamp, Bearded Beats Vol 1 brings together beatmakers from all over the world. International submissions by Miles Bonny & T-White, appear alongside familiar local names...

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...