TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Murry Sweetpants Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2018 Guest reviewer: GENE RIVERS Featured release: SORCERESS (Funkommunity) ‘Chequered Thoughts’ Released: 2012 Featured track #1: THE LIGHT Featured track #2: DANDILLION Featured track #3: START AGAIN GENE RIVERS is a veteran DJ, beatmaker, former radio […]

Throughout the Month of May, Base FM will be digging into the local music archives to present 20 essential NZ releases that we feel reflect the sound of Base FM. Spanning the last 20+ years, we’ve focused on releases which continue to play a part in the sound you hear on Base FM, and releases […]

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 local pick. Proudly supported by NZ On Air Music. In 2014 we featured established artist alongside new discoveries. Some of the tracks were from album releases, while other […]

Sorceress is a 5 piece band from New Zealand, formerly known as Funkommunity. Their debut album ‘Chequered Thoughts’ was widely acclaimed around the world and saw them tour Europe and Japan in 2012. The creative duo at the core of Sorceress is vocalist Rachel Fraser and producer/band leader Isaac Aesili. They also collaborate with other NZ musicians including the band’s […]

Ahead of their appearance at the Base FM Xmas Party, and a little something to keep you vibing while they work on their 2nd album, Funkommunity drop this modern boogie funk monster “44 Funk”. Tapping into the same energy as West Coast ressurectionist Dam Funk & B.Bravo, “44 Funk” features Jonathan Crayford on Solo Synth and […]

One of our favourite producers from Japan recently release hi 3rd album “Paradox” on the Jazzy Sport, with one of the stand out tracks featuring the talents of NZs own Hollie Smith & Isaac Aesili. “Pretending” came about after Grooveman Spot sent through a beat, which Hollie Smith wrote the melody, lyrics and recorded the vocals […]

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