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Hailing from Mangere and now representing Otara, Cyprus Li came through our Island Base Youth Mentoring programme, and is back with us and meeting her mentor Poetik on his For the Ville radio show for an exclusive live performance.  Cyprus was part of the second round of the Island Bases Youth Mentoring Programme, where we […]

This week on Native Tongues we chat to Queen Shirl’e about her brand new single ‘Vacay’ featuring LaCoco and Raggadat Cris plus new music from artists Young Adi, Rochi.mp3, Rex Atirai, Chelsea Cuthers and more… David Dallas – PostcardDavid Dallas – R U Rochi.mp3 – Life Is Not a Game ft. Dovincii Young Adi – […]

2021 APRA Silver Scroll Award Top 20 shortlist. This Top 20 list was chosen from over 250 entries by a judging panel of 10 fellow songwriters, who have each made wonderful contributions to the NZ music community.   The judging panel were (in alphabetical order): Anji Sami (She’s So Rad), Finn Andrews (The Veils), Hollie Fullbrook […]

Last Thursday the Pacific Music Awards announced the finalists for 2021 at an event at The Alexander Café, Otara, Auckland. This year the Pacific Music Awards have a record 27 finalists across the 13 award categories, with soul sensation Tree leading the nominations. After the release of her self-produced debut album Mrs Tree, she has […]

Atomic Coffee Roasters, care about you, your time, and your morning coffee. Brew Run is a new free delivery service brought to you by our local coffee roastery, AtomicKingsland. It’s just like your old school milk run, only with freshly roasted coffee. Delivery within a 2-kilometre radius of the Kingsland Roastery, and next weekday delivery Atomic […]

‘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… Alayna – ‘Spinning Top’ Melodic and […]

Ngā Waiata tekau – nui taioreore i te reo Māori mā te hoko, pāho ipurangi, reo irirangi anō hokiThe 10 biggest tracks in te reo Māori by sales, streams and airplay From Saturday 19th June, a new chart will be added to the Official New Zealand Music Charts: Ngā Waiata Kairangi I Te Reo Māori […]

Last week we had some very special guest Lisi4300 and Lawd Lance up on ‘For The Ville‘ radio with Poetik and Bass. Was a pleasure hosting Lisi and Lawd Lance, honoured to have these guys up in the studio and to have been their ‘favourite spot’! A heavy hitter in the Australian Hip Hop scene […]

This week on Native Tongues, Yannika chats to ‘Siiimba‘ about his latest EP ‘Tabula Rasa’, why he has three i’s in his name and more. Also featured this week, new tracks from CHAII, Kings, Uts, NOÈ, Dallas Harvey and Chris RL. Throw in some old tracks from local legends SWIDT and established artist JessB and […]

WOMAD, the world’s festival, is delighted that following New Plymouth District Council’s announcement of a host city agreement with WOMAD International, New Zealand’s premier international festival will return to its home of the last 18 years in the stunning Brooklands Park in Taranaki in 2022. The festival dates of March 18-20 have been confirmed. After a year off in […]

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