Featured Base DJ – Haz Beats
UPDATE: A massive congrats to Haz, Tom and Lui for taking out Best Urban/Hiphop Album at the VNZMAs last night! The Brew also put on the best live performance of the night as well as the most genuine acceptance speech. We’re all very proud of you!
The Base FM DJ we’ve chosen to feature this week doesn’t need a whole lot of introduction. Anyone tuning into the station will already be familiar with the work of Haz Beats, Homebrew producer and beat maker extraordinaire. As well as churning out some of the finest beats to be heard on Base, Haz turns up here every Wednesday from 2 – 4 pm along with TDK and Baz to bring all you lucky people The Brew Up.
This week we’ll all be following the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards a little more keenly as Homebrew have been nominated for a total of 5 awards – Album of the Year, FOUR Best Group, Westpac Hotpoints Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Best Urban / Hip-Hop Album & Vodafone People’s Choice Award. To make sure they get that People’s Choice Award all you have to do is txt “Home” to 787 or vote online with the free VNZMA app that you can get right here.
This is the first year Homebrew have been nominated following the release of their standout debut album earlier this year. If the crew’s presence at the announcement party down at The Cloud is anything to go by, the awards are about to taste a whole new level of rowdiness. Should be very refreshing to say the least. Haz and the crew will of course be performing at the awards on Thursday night so make sure you don’t miss that.
You can still get tickets to attend the awards or you can watch the live broadcast from 8pm Thursday night on TV 4 from the comfort of your couch with a box of cold beers. We’re sure Haz would approve.
If you’re not already following Haz on twitter, do it now. The prolific tweeter will make your feed about 17 times more interesting.
Get some more Haz Beats in your ears on Soundcloud while spending some quality time scrolling through the Homebrew blog and the Young, Gifted And Broke tumblr.
And don’t forget to tune in to The Brew Up every Wednesday, 2 – 4pm right here on Base. Good luck bro!