Juwan ‘Home’ (feat. Sam V)

This week’s Local Eyes is from Juwan, one of Oceania’s most exciting young hip hop talents. Home is another intimate and sentimental piece from Juwan who delivers his unwavering take on the world as it changes around him. He challenges the listener to keep the most important things close to...

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...

Native Tongues 23 Nov 2020

This week on Native Tongues!… Featured Artist: SWIDT Tracks: ‘WONDERS (feat B Wise & Mikey Dam)’ & ‘U PROBLEM’ SWIDT hit us with a 3 pack of singles ‘GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES’ and enlisted South-West Sydney’s own B Wise and Mikey Dam on the standout ‘WONDERS’. Featured...

Base HQ Live #30 | Y$O

For our latest Base HQ Live performance we had Y$O – Young & Slept On members Sam V, JARNA & Disciple Pati in the studio. They performed a medley of Jarna’s ‘I’m Fine’, Sam V and bKIDD’s ‘Cruisin’ and Disciple Pati’s yet to be released track ‘Be My...

Talking Points with Sam V (20th October 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 20th October 2020 Guest reviewer: Sam V Featured release: Jarna ‘Memoirs For The Brokenhearted’ Released: 2020 Featured track #1: Crush Featured track #2: Chill Featured track #3: I’m Fine East...

Sam V X bKIDD – Cruisin’

For this week’s Local Eyes Sam V hits us with a true team effort, with fellow Y$O members, producer EDY and rapper bKIDD.  Cruisin’ blends the seductive lyricism and charismatic delivery of Papatoetoe’s bKIDD, with the vocal chops and melismatic crooning of the Auckland’s SAM V. The track has been heralded as a...

Native Tongues 28 September

Starting off this week on Native Tongues is Ōtautahi rapper Big Sima with his latest track ‘Back Up‘ which features Auckland rapper bKIDD. He’s also worked with Summer Thieves, Tiki Taane and Dick Johnson. After releasing his EP ‘The Underground King’ (released in 2019), he became one of the...

Talking Points with Jarna (23rd Sept 2020)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 23rd September 2020 Guest reviewer: Jarna Featured release: Sam V – I Made this While Released: 2019 Featured track #1: Dreamstate Featured track #2: Hang Out Featured track #3: City...

Native Tongues 22 September

Kicking off the show this week, is Tāmaki Makaurau based MC, Lester who has been releasing music independently for the past five years. The budding rapper was 1/5 of neo-soul collective Round Buddah. Lester has collaborated with psych-hip-hop group Keith, Molly & the Chromatics and rap collective, Boombox...

‘Turn It Up 2020’ is out now!

Back in 2013 and for New Zealand Music Month, Base FM released TURN IT UP, a double mix CD of our top local releases. 7 years on, it is now time for volume 2 but with a slightly different take. At Base, we champion our local artists and...

Breaking Artists (April 2020)

Breaking Artists is a new monthly feature showcasing three local artists brand new tunes. SAM V – Ain’t Slowin Down (REMIX) Sam V’s latest ‘Ain’t Slowin Down’ is produced by the award-winning, EDY on the Beat and features Lion Rezz &  Juwan. This funky 2000’s hip hop/R&B joint will have you...

Sam V – Ain’t Slowin Down ft. bKIDD & JUWAN

With the launch of his debut album, I Made This While, under his belt Sam V returns with a brand new video for ‘Ain’t Slowin’ Down’. Produced by the award-winning, EDY on the Beat and featuring Juwan and bKidd this funky 2000’s hip hop/R&B joint will have you head nodding and your booty...

Base FM HQ Live #17 | Sam V

BASE HQ Live #17 is sure to warm you up! We were treated to a live R&B soul performance from Sam V and his crew EDY, Luan Meaker, Hon Manawangphiphat. He’s one to watch! Performing ‘Dreamstate’ and ‘Hang out’ both from his latest project ‘I MADE THIS WHILE’...