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Base FM is ‘hands-on’ again as we are opening up our doors for young people. The idea is to pair up a young creative each with a Base FM DJ or artist and tap into the radio station by using it as a safe space and platform for our tamariki to connect with creative leaders, […]

This week’s Local Eyes is a cinematic visual from Mazbou Q for his track ‘To The Gates’. Formerly known as Unchained XL, this UK-born, Tāmaki Makaurau based Nigerian Kiwi rapper reveals a vulnerable side with a soulful, R&B influenced self-produced track taken from his forthcoming EP. His unique musical background of golden-age hip-hop, West African highlife and […]

Jah Red Lion came into Base HQ for a chat and a live performance of his first single of the year ‘Wicked Affi Run Weh’ produced by Tiopira McDowell/High Stakes. Dedicated to the next generation and inspired by the social movement happening back in Chile. Nico ‘Jah Red Lion’ Reyne was born in the small town […]

This week’s Local Eyes is a throwback from Krispy & The Pooch feat. Zoe Angelina called ‘Rollin’. A blend of soothing neo-soul grooves, bone-rattling gutter funk and ear-worming electro, Krispy & The Pooch have crafted a sound uniquely their own. Directed and Edited by Alexander Brand Producer:Andreea Dragos Production Assistant: Josephine Salisbury Mills Based in […]

After many years of being involved in the Grey Lynn Park Festival and hosting our own DJ stage, we are excited to announce that we are fully programming the main stage this year. Saturday 23 November we will be bringing to the main stage, award-winning hip hop artist Poetik, reggae powerhouse Lion Rezz, R&B soulstress […]

Bedford Soda & Liquor – Ponsonby Central has joined the Base FM whanau and are now proud sponsors of our Thursday drive show ‘Heads Garage with Stevie Oxton‘. A New York inspired cocktail and meatball bar right in the heart of Ponsonby. Outstanding cocktails, excellent food, great music with DJ’s Thursday to Saturday and the […]

We had 16-year-old St Paul’s College student and Word Up 2019 winner Stellar Pritchard on Base Breakfast. Watch her powerful winning poem that tackles the expectations placed upon males and toxic masculinity. The Word Up finals are held annually at Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson, West Auckland which has a FREE open day on […]

15 years of ‘No Commercial Bullshit’… Happy Birthday to BASE! From humbled beginnings as a small local FM station, broadcasting from a tiny closet and out into Ponsonby & Grey Lynn only. We certainly have grown up a bit… There’ll be a jam-packed lineup of over 20 artists, so come and celebrate with the Base […]

BASE HQ Live #17 is sure to warm you up! We were treated to a live R&B soul performance from Sam V and his crew EDY, Luan Meaker, Hon Manawangphiphat. He’s one to watch! Performing ‘Dreamstate’ and ‘Hang out’ both from his latest project ‘I MADE THIS WHILE’ available now on all streaming platforms. Follow […]

Tempo launches its full 2019 programme hot off the heels of nearly sold out shows for Parris Goebel and Sau e Siva! Tempo will bring Auckland City to life from the 2nd – 12th October with 60 vibrant breakthrough dance works. “When I share in kōrero about Tempo, I am most inspired to speak of the cultural intersectionality […]

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