TURN IT UP: Local Tune Of The Week

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Brand new fire from Auckland MC JessB. This time she has teamed up with producer Facade. Get the lowdown on JessB over on Sniffers.co.nz JessB: TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | FACEBOOK – 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 […]

“I have just released the first single from my latest EP. The track is called ‘SOS’ and has a few meanings to the concept. Listen to it 3 times, and tell me what’s your interpretation. I haven’t announced this officially on my social media but my new EP will be called ‘Sun & Moon’, and will […]

‘Jimmy Boy‘ is the first single from L.A.B., the new project from Brad & Stu Kora, Joel Shadbolt (Batucada Sound Machine) and Ara Adams-Tamatea (Katchafire). Taken off their debut album set for release in November, ‘Jimmy Boy‘showcases the L.A.B. sound – trademark Kora grooves put through Adams-Tamatea’s reggae/dub filter, and combined with Shadbolt’s blues roots. […]

After four years, and many gigs uptown & downtown Auckland, eight-piece Ska band Surrey Boudit (pronounced Sah-Ree-Bow-Dit) are releasing their first vinyl + digital single on Thursday 21 September 2017. Pre-order vinyl here: https://surreyboudit.bandcamp.com/album/gold-rush-bw-tek-my-leave It is a very exciting time for these Grey Lynn cats who pride themselves on getting bums off seats to get down […]

Cardboard & Computers was launched late 2016 with an art show and a single ‘The Best Ones’. Held at Lot23, This multimedia project consisted of maverick art-brand Weston Frizzell (Otis Frizzell and Mike Weston), generative image experimentalist and electronic jazz maestro Tom Ludvigson (of Trip to the Moon), plus guests contributors including latin percussionist Tony Escapa (Ricky Martin […]

Drummer, producer, DJ and visual artist Julien Dyne, is preparing to release his 4th album Teal. This week, Base FM has the honour of previewing the first single ‘Hours’ featuring vocalist Ladi6, with the video / single dropping on 15th September. Teal will be released via BBE (worldwide) and Wonderful Noise (Japan) Check the preview below, or […]

One of the most highly anticipated releases by a local artist in 2017 has finally dropped. Otherland is the debut album by Berlin-based, Kiwi vocalist/musician Noah Slee. After a steady stream of quality singles released over the the last 6+ months (DGAF, Told, Lips, Radar), Noah Slee has kept a few gems up his sleeve with Otherland, including the […]

We first stumbled across Caramel Smooth Heaven a couple of years back with the ‘Homeland’ release, a full length collection of downtempo instrumentals. Since then, this Christchurch-based producer has been expanding and developing this style even further with a fast growing discography. Released in early August, Caramel Smooth Heaven‘s 5th release ‘The Shallows’ has a darker, more […]

‘Malibu’ is one of the standout tracks taken from Suger EP, the debut release by Wellington-based, Red Bull Music Academy participant K2K. Released on the Margins Label, ‘Malibu’ showcases K2K’s (aka Katherine Anderson) take on melodic house music. Sugar EP is a digital-only release at this stage via Margins‘s Bandcamp, but the quality of all 4 […]

‘Bonfire’ is the second single to be released from the forthcoming Happy Hour EP by 9-5ers. 9-5ers are the link between the creativity of the art and reality of the rap. Sophomore offering, for new wave collective 9-5ers, sees a twist on the archaic album delivery. New project “Happy Hour” is being released in its […]

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