TURN IT UP: Local Tune Of The Week

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Three of the brightest local talents in the new generation of hip hop artists have joined forces to create High Beams, a seven track project to be released on 27th July. HighBeams showcases IllBaz‘s unique production chops with two of the best rappers in the game – MELODOWNZ and Raiza Biza. High Beams was created in Baz’s […]

“From the smooth salsa of Oscar D’Leon to the rolling guaracha of Celia Cruz and the groove of Jorge Ben, Latinaotearoa is all about our influences.  The artists playing on the radio while growing up in South America inspired us to embark upon our musical journey.  Today, these unique rhythms fuel us – in the studio, on […]

Getting high on hope, Fat Freddy’s Drop are releasing a brand new single ‘Trickle Down’ on July 20. Freddy’s annual summer roady around New Zealand in January 2019 gets a super-charged tune up with the addition of some incredible tour bus buddies; DJ legend Norman Jay MBE direct from London plus local super stars Ladi6, […]

Dropping in on a leftfield tip this week is a fresh upload from Raglan-based DJ/Producer/Singer/Instrumentalist Sweep, with a psychedelic surf-meets-triphip-meets-jungle track which is all vibes. ‘Surfing The Song Of The Sun’ sets the scene with the sound of the sea and as the music swells into view, with a narrative reminiscent of 60s psychedelia layered over […]

‘Can I Get Love?’ is the latest late night creation from multi-instrumentalist HIGH HØØPS. The new track is a hot stepping slam situated between big room r&b and west coast pop n lock funk – out now via A Label Called Success. Emotionally penned as an intimate note to a significant other and the propositioning […]

Bobandii and Dharmarat team up together for the single ‘Winter Streets’. Available to stream everywhere! Bobandii : FACEBOOK  | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP Dharmarat :  FACEBOOK | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP – 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 weeks top […]

Raised in Christchurch, now based in Auckland, Demi Hunziker is a singer-songwriter of Maori, Samoan and Swiss decent.  Her early years saw her embrace singing in Kura for Kapahaka and church worship band, before developing her skills in performing arts, drama and dance. In June 2017 she decided to focus on her song writing and singing. Teaming […]

Shottaz are a duo comprising of MCs Max Shotta and Hlats, both of whom originally hail from Harare, Zimbabwe. Formed as Yung Shottaz back in Auckland in 2007, the Dancehall / Hip Hop / Afrobeat crew are currently in Melbourne, Australia. They released their first official project “The Premiere” EP via New Zealand’s powerhouse label High Stakes Records in 2009. After […]

Jono Das is the creative trade name of Jono de Alwis; a man who operates across a number of creative outlets, including beatmaking, djing, graphic design, photography and videography. Jono’s beats work on forging a sound reminiscent of golden-era east coast hip hop, where jazz influenced samples are guided by a mellow tone and crisp production, […]

Auckland producer choicevaughan is next up in the Low Key Source ‘The Headnod Factor’ producer series, with his EP titled Deadlines. Flipping, looping and chopping samples old and new, Deadlines is a collection of instrumental sketches made as a coping mechanism to get through the tail end of a long term, long distance relationship. A sucker for anything with soul, […]

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