Native Tongues

With Jay Knight & Assorted Hamish

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Native Tongues

Native Tongues hosted by Zephyr, Assorted Hamish & Jay Knight

Then at 3pm-4pm will be continuing the legacy of the legendary Native Tongues show – showcasing artists and sounds across Aotearoa – in support of NZ On Air. A 100% NZ Music show, launched in late 2011, Native Tongues is a 1 hour show dedicated to uncovering the freshest in underground music from Aotearoa. From bedroom producers who are just starting out through to artists with multiple releases on international labels, Native Tongues showcases the true sound of the underground.

Native Tongues highlights new music & new artists to the show each week, focusing more on emcees, beat makers, producers & electronic music. To submit music for Native Tongues, email [email protected]

Check out the dedicated ‘Native Tongues’ section of our website HERE where you can listen back to past shows and see information about all the artists featured for each show. All shows are also uploaded to our Base FM Mixcloud page.

A little more about both of them…


This man needs no introduction. When we look at what he has done in the kiwi hip hop scene from the ripe age of 16 its impressive. Jay has worked alongside & produced for the likes of Melodownz, @Peace, Tom Scott, Razia Biza, Bailey Wiley with many more as well as supporing the likes of SchoolboyQ, ASAP Ferg, Oddisee, Mr Carmak, Troi boi & a raft of other well resepected names in Hip Hop.

Kicking 2022 off by joining forces with Cix50 for their new collaborative EP – Kererū.

Outside of music Jay is originally from Timaru, then having spent many of his formative years in Windy Wellington – now being based in Auckland.

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Whether it’s Kiwi’s doing good, the homies, entrepreneurs or artists – Hamish is all about watching, supporting those who love to express themselves! In 2021 he started work on both Assorted and 59 Seconds – two platforms for the purpose of showcasing creative individuals across Aotearoa.

That inspired him to really connect with like minded people and document their stories on the Assorted: ORIGINS podcast – always spending time talking to people it only made sense to bring that flavour over to Base FM! Hamish is from Dunedin, having been based up in Auckland for the past 10 years – he might have moved out of the south island – but can’t take the south out of him!

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  • Monday - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With Jay Knight & Assorted Hamish

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