Base FM Youth Mentoring programme live performance and update

Written by on August 11, 2020

We’ve got some very special guests joining us for the next few Fridays between 12pm-2pm as part of our Youth Mentoring programme. 3 super talented kids from Mangere Central School will be with DJ Grassmouth on air learning the ins and outs of radio and they’ll even be singing live on air. Base DJ’s watch out, the next generation is coming through strong 💚

The Base FM Youth Mentoring programme is well underway with our awesome Base DJ’s and our youth mentees. We have a great mix of youth who have aspirations of being rappers, singers, producers and of course DJ’s.

Check out this amazing live performance from one of our mentees and up and coming rapper, Rehua who has been teamed up with the legendary Sunshine Sound System (our go-to show for aspiring rappers for obvious reasons ha!).


Rehua currently has some tracks on Spotify which you can listen to here:

We are so excited to be able to guide the next generation of music creatives and are stoked that 80% of our mentees are females, as the industry can definitely do with more!

Big thank you to Creative Communities for supporting our programme and our industry partner Serato who are local pioneers for DJ and music production software. Base FM and Serato have been supporting the culture and keeping music alive for many years and once again, for this programme Serato has given out free DJ licences to our mentees.


Daria was paired up with Esther Elmi on Friday mornings. She’s been extremely proactive and has already brought her own controller after starting the programme. We’re looking forward to seeing and hearing more from this young lady.






Issie has been paired up with the wonderful ORIKoL on Tuesday nights. She’s a vinyl collector and has a close connection to Base as her uncle Brodie used to do a show a decade ago with co-host Truent (@Peace) back when they were Issie’s age.






Emily is a bright new star in our creative industry no doubt. She’s a film-maker for Splore and an aspiring DJ who already did a 15 minute live mix on the Base FM airwaves last Saturday afternoon with El Trendelino. She’s already asked how she can get her own show on Base so keep an eye out!




Listen out for some incredible young talent from Mangere Central School. We will be working with them over the end of August and they will be hosting a few radio segments and performing live on Fridays between 12-2pm with Grassmouth. We have heard them sing and you’ll be blown away!  We can’t wait for you to hear them.

Massive thanks to Creative Communities for the support!

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