TROY SAMUELA ‘Ace’

Trust Troy Samuela to casually upload a track to soundcloud, simply captioned “been busy so here’s this for now” and rack up 25 thousand plays in just two weeks. ‘Ace’ features the tight horns, snares and cymbals of what sounds like the most fire marching band on earth. The...

Turn It Up! 2015 Recap.

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 week’s top local pick. Proudly supported by NZ On Air Music. In 2015 we chose stand alone tracks from...

ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE ‘Aeons’

“Somewhere between the world at large and paradise is this EP of five songs; short stories against a backdrop of experimental music. Whatever you think of it, I promise you, if nothing else it will take you on journey…” – Mara TK. Electric Wire Hustle are proud to...

AVERAGE RAP BAND ‘What It Is’

Average Rap Band is the latest project from Tom Scott & Lui Tuiasau (formerly @peace). The 6 track EP titled ‘Stream Of Nonsenseness’ is available as a download (name your price) & limited physical CD copies via the bands Bandcamp page. Dandruff Dicky (@peace / Side Steps Quintet)...

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA ‘World Is Crowded’

Unknown Mortal Orchestra‘s 3rd album Multi-Love, nreleased in May is a mix of psychedelic funk and alt pop, and showcases Ruban Nielson’s skills as both a producer and songwriter. The album is full of hooks and musical earworms that burrow into your brain, resurfacing to haunt your memory throughout the...

SILICON ‘Burning Sugar’

‘Burning Sugar’ is the new single from Silicon – the new project from Mint Chicks/Opossom frontman Kody Nielson. ‘Burning Sugar’ is the second single taken from Silicon’s debut album Personal Computer. Out globally on Aug 28 through Weird World/Domino/Universal Music. Cultivating his own distinct brand, Silicon has been...

RESIN ONE vs ORPHAN ‘Best For You’

‘Best For You’ from Resin One & Orphan is a throwback to hip hop’s classic era: hard hitting boom bap beats topped with a straight forward lyrical delivery. Based in Auckland, the duo of Resin One and Orphan have spent hours in the studio nurturing the 5 tracks that appear...

DIAZ GRIMM ‘Sunset Hour’

Entirely self-funded and self-released, the debut album Osiris is the culmination of a year’s worth of work for local artist Diaz Grimm. Named after the Egyptian god of life, death, and rebirth, Diaz describes the album as being “the soundtrack for a movie that doesn’t exist yet.” Being raised with...

LEISURE ‘Got It Bad’

From seemingly out of nowhere along comes a delightful tune that catches everybody by surprise… Alt radio is all over this leisurely tune from the LEISURE Collective – a handful of Auckland-based artists who haven’t offered up to much information about themselves, instead letting the music do the...

ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE ‘Golden Ladder’

An the eve of Electric Wire Hustle’s European tour, this free download appeared via Red Bull Music Academy’s soundcloud page. Grab it HERE. Last time we heard from Electric Wire Hustle, the duo of RBMA alumni Mara TK and Taay Ninh were putting out their first full-length record in four...

TALI ‘Wolves’

While spending 10 years in the UK, Tali cemented herself as one of the most prolific female MC/Freestylers to emerge from the electronic dance music scene and worked with some of the genre’s biggest names. Tali signed to legendary Roni Size’s ‘Full Cycle’ Imprint in 2004 and released the...