Native Tongues 15 March 2021

This week on Native Tongues… Featured Track and Artist CLV – Aidan Fine After jumping on Church & AP’s latest single, “MUSTBE”, YKK’s newest recruit is back with his own summer anthem. Despite being the new kid on the block, Aidan Fine is well on his way to...

Silas Futura ‘Precious’

This week’s Local Eyes video is from Auckland based musician Silas Futura, formally known as Bobandii. Silas hits the pavement running, sharing his first single titled Precious, off upcoming EP Pluto due out in March. The easy carefree vibe of Precious encapsulates the happy confidence of this prolific young artist finding his stride as he embarks on a...

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...

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...

DIGGY DUPÉ ‘That’s Team’ (feat. AP)

The new single from Auckland rapper Diggy Dupé sees him join forces with AP of Church & AP and Smokey Got Beatz of SWIDT. ‘That’s Team’ is the third single from Diggy’s forthcoming debut album That’s Me, That’s Team. Diggy Dupé has been making music since he was a...

SWIDT ‘WHO R U’

The most electrifying rap group in entertainment, SWIDT have returned with a mighty new single and music video, ‘WHO R U’. The colossal new cut harnesses the exhilarating energy of each member into a ferocious fireball of comeback passion, as they return on their first new track of...

Red Bull are on the hunt for NZ’s next best lyricist

The search has begun for New Zealand’s best new lyricist with the launch of the #RedBullNextNZ competition. Ian Beatmaster Wright had a chat to Smokeygotbeatz and got the low down. Entrants* must download a beat produced by Smokeygotbeatz and record themselves rapping over the top. They then have to upload...

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,...

Finalists announced for the 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

The ‘Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards | Ngā Tohu Puoro o Aotearoa’ have been announced and it’s a strong group of 2019 Tui finalists! Kiwi hip hop artist Tom Scott’s jazz-inspired hip hop project Avantdale Bowling Club was three years in the making, but only took one week...

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....

Finalists announced for the 2019 Pacific Music Awards

‘Celebrating 15 years of Pacific musical excellence’ Last night, the finalists for the 2019 Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Otara Music Arts Centre in Auckland, marking the 15th anniversary of the celebrated event. Base FM NZ and Island Base FM Samoa are thrilled to announce that...

Pacific Music Awards 2018 Finalists Announced

  The finalists have been announced for the 2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards, and Berlin-based neo-soul singer Noah Slee is leading with four nominations. New Zealand-born, Berlin-based neo-soul singer Noah Slee leads the 25 finalists who are set to be honoured at the Pacific Music Awards ceremony on...

Talking Points: NESIAN MYSTIK ‘Polysaturated’ with SPYCC

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Rizván Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: March 2018 Guest reviewer: Spycc (SWIDT) Featured release: NESIAN MYSTIK ‘Polysaturated’ Released: 2002 https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/polysaturated/331555949 Featured track #1: IT’S ON Featured track #2: BROTHAZ Featured track #3: SOUL RELEASE feat Tyna Keelan SPYCC:...

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...

YOKO-ZUNA feat. SWIDT ‘Day Job’

Yoko-Zuna return with the release of latest single ‘Day Job’. Featuring vocals from long-time collaborators SWIDT, the single showcases another side to the eclectic Yoko-Zuna sound. Created by both Yoko-Zuna and SWIDT, the track features the trademark confident vocals from Spycc & INF, sitting perfectly alongside the unique...

Base FM Backstage at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2017

Base FM went backstage at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards to talk to some of the winner’s at this year’s event. This video features Kings, SWIDT, Israel Starr, Ladi6 and Truth. Filmed by CorpStudio Interviews by Ian Beatmaster Wright Also check out INDIGENOUS DUBS: Vodafone NZ Music Awards 2017 for the full interviews and music from the winner and nominees....

VNZMA 2017 Finalist Announcement

Hip hop crew SWIDT lead 2017 VNZMA finalists Live performances by SWIDT, Lorde, TEEKS, Theia and Devilskin Auckland rap crew SWIDT leads the pack with six finalist nods for the 2017 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards which will be held at the Spark Arena on 16 November. The...

SWIDT ‘Mine (feat. YOKO-ZUNA)’

Over the last few months SWIDT have been teasing tracks in the lead up to the album ‘Stoneyhunga’, which dropped at the end of July. With plenty of tunes to choose from, Base FM has decided to feature ‘Mine’ this week. “This is probably my favourite song on...