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...

SWIDT ‘Little Did She Know’

The latest track from the SWIDT crew and only the second out of four to come. Produced by SmokeyGotBeatz, ‘L.D.S.K (Little Did She Know)‘ follows nicely after the first track, ‘Alfred & Church’ produced by Tae Beast (TDE) back in March. They have also recently kicked off their...

SWIDT ‘Alfred & Church’

This week’s LOCAL EYES video is the latest from Onehunga’s SWIDT, with ‘Alfred & Church’. The track was produced by Tae Beast of Top Dawg Entertainment and the video directed by Serra G along with Connor Pritchard who also shot and edited the footage. Find out more about SWIDT: WWW| SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK | TWITTER |...

SWIDT ‘312’

This weeks LOCAL EYES video of the week is Onehunga locals SWIDT with their recent jam ‘312’named after the City/Onehunga bus route. The video was directed and edited by Jordan Cherrington and the tune produced by SmokeyGotBeatz. SWIDT is made up of New Zealand Hip Hop artists SPYCC, INF, SMOKEYGOTBEATZ, BOOMER, JAMAL & AZA...

INF ‘Know Us’

This weeks LOCAL EYES video is INF with ‘Know Us’. The video was directed and edited by Jordan Cherrington and shot in Onehunga at INF’s local dairy as well as his old High School with the rest of the ‘Stoneyhunga’ SWIDT crew featuring in the background. The track was produced by...

SWIDT ‘No More Parties In Stoneyhunga’

This week’s LOCAL EYS video is SWIDT their jam ‘No More Parties In Stoneyhunga’. The vid was filmed on location in Southern Auckland suburb Onehunga and was directed by New Zealand graffiti legend, Askew One. SWIDT is made up of New Zealand Hip Hop artists SPYCC, INF, SMOKEYGOTBEATZ, BOOMER, JAMAL & AZA Find out more...

EVENT: Red Bull Sound Select Auckland (Fri 26 Feb)

  Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Andras Fox (AUS), HIGH HØØPS, Spycc, Hugo Jay, & Manuel Darquart Curated by A Label Called Success. Friday 26th February Cassette Nine, 9 Vulcan St Auckland $3 w/ RSVP $10 door sales. RSVP HERE If it feels good, go with it. This...