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Troy Kingi (Te Arawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) has won the 2021 APRA Silver Scroll Award | Kaitito Kaiaka for his funk-laden song ‘All Your Ships Have Sailed’ (published by Loop Publishing | Kobalt Publishing) taken from his nostalgia-filled record The Ghost of Freddie Cesar – the fourth album from Troy Kingi’s 10 10 10  series (10 albums in 10 years […]

A brand new monthly on-air feature of a local female or non-binary creative, empower hour is a safe space for creatives brought to you by New Zealand on Air Music. The show will help Empower and inspire our young people allowing the opportunity and platform for creatives in the music industry to give some words […]

UPDATE: Due to NZ moving into the red setting which puts restrictions on the number of attendees at events, Splore 2022 cannot go ahead. “From what we know about Omicron a postponement isn’t in the cards, and the best thing we can do is give everyone some certainty and focus our attention towards 2023.” – […]

Here at Base HQ we have been piecing together the ultimate summer playlist for all your listening pleasures. Curated by our roster of 100+ DJs, theres something for everyone. As always with a focus on kiwi music, this playlist is a one stop shop for cruisey summertime vibes. Check it out on Spotify, Soundcloud and […]

The Pacific music community celebrated another year of outstanding music at the 17th annual Pacific Music Awards. The biggest night for Pasifika music the Pacific Music Awards – NZ took place at the Vodafone Events Centre last night with a live online ceremony. The event also delivered a visual and musical spectacle, opening the ceremony […]

‘Breaking Artists’ on Base is a monthly feature where we pick 3 local artists and showcase 3 new tracks we think you should know. All ‘Breaking Artists’ tracks are fresh and featured for the entire month so that we can push their music far and wide. This month’s picks… Jackson Taylor – Floatin’  Jackson Taylor is […]

Listeners can now support our mission to be the station that rules that nation! “Become a Base supporter” launches today. This is an initiative that gives our community the option to make a one time, monthly or annual contribution through Press Patron’s media funding platform.  Base FM’s roots are the people behind the turntables: a […]

Dbldbl is the musical project of Liam Dargaville (Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi, they/them), a musician and songwriter based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Dargaville specialises in pairing crisp, minimal production with raps that use extended metaphors about film, board games, and fine dining to broach topics such as chronic pain, identity politics and depression. The video for Big Mike was made by photographer and videographer Frances Carter.Carter’s resume includes photographing Teeks, Benee, and CHAII, […]

WOMAD NZ adds nine musical performers to the 2022 line-up. BaseFM fave Mazbo Q and Ruby Du join the lineup amongest other NZ talent.

This week on Native Tongues we check out new tracks from Lisi, Uts, Chris RL, Phodiso, Lion Rezz, La Coco & Oceans Before Me PLUS new artists JP, Kyla Greening and SOUNDPROPHETZ. Starting off the show is an artist called ‘道革 / dàogé with tracks from their new project ‘Solequience‘. Check it out on Bandcamp: […]

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