Israel Starr

In March 2019 the Base FM crew went from little New Zealand to even smaller Samoa to launch Island Base FM. What started as a crazy idea ended up a reality in just 3 months! Our very own sister station Island Base Samoa was created from the ground up, it wasn’t easy but we did it. […]

Part 2 of the Island Base documentary, the crew are back in Samoa and this time with Australian soul/R&B artists DTP – Downtoplease. Continuing our mission to re-connect the sounds of the South Pacific. This trip is about re-connecting DTP with their homeland, school visits and finding new local talent through workshops… Damn did we […]

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 2nd December 2019 Guest reviewer: Israel Starr Featured release: A Lions Worth by Lion Rezz Released: 2019 Featured track #1: Leaders Featured track #2: Queen Majesty Featured track #3: Feel It In The Roots Lion Rezz, member […]

  This week’s Local Eyes is from Award winning Reggae producer and singer/songwriter Israel Starr. ‘Rub A Dub’ was produced, written, arranged and composed all by Israel himself and is the first single off his forthcoming album ‘Inspiration’. Directed by Shae Stirling, ‘Rub A Dub’ was shot in beautiful Rarotonga with some stunning va’ine, one […]

The week’s Local Eyes is the heaviest of reggae / hip hop collaboration from Lion Rezz, RaggadatCris, Lomez Brown, Israel Starr and Poetik. The visuals were shot by videographers Vika To’oala and Cairo Samson showing this mass of local talent rocking shows and travelling around Aotearoa as part of their ‘Runtingz Tour’ back in November. ‘Runtingz Anthem’ is available […]

The whole Runtingz Tour Crew Israel Starr, Lomez Brown Music, Lion Rezz, Raggadatcris and Poetik came into Base HQ for a chat about their tour and to perform their reggae/hip-hop inspired banger ‘Runtingz Anthem’ live & direct. Follow: ISRAEL STARR | LOMEZ BROWN | LION REZZ | RAGGADAT CRIS | POETIK Check out all our previous Base […]

A diverse array of local talents collide on the massive ‘The Runtingz Anthem’. Israel Starr, Lomez Brown, Lion Rezz, Raggadat Cris and Poetik have joined forces for a recent tour and celebrated with this huge reggae/hip hop inspired banger. Follow: ISRAEL STARR | LOMEZ BROWN | LION REZZ | RAGGADAT CRIS | POETIK Turn It Up is […]

Reality Chant Productions and Bless up Music proudly present the latest release from REALITY CHANT & ISRAEL STARR ‘Future Navigator’. Taking its cues from deep 70s Jamaican roots, ‘Future Navigator’ features tight well-rounded production and a roll-call of local and international musicians who provide a tapestry of instrumentation that perfectly compliments the epic scope of […]

Base FM in association with The Portland Public House Presents: The Portland Live Sessions. In this episode of The Portland Live Sessions series, Dylan C talks to Israel Starr about upcoming music and his musical influences. Plus he performs live an acoustic version of ‘Future Navigator’. Israel Starr: vocals Jah Red Lion: percussion / vocals […]

This week’s local eye video is Israel Starr feat. Tomorrow People ‘Love Her Mind’ Israel Starr was the recent recipient of the 2017 ‘Best Roots Artist’ at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards and Winner of Best Reggae Album at the WMM Awards 2017. Having been raised surrounded by all things Reggae and base culture; it’s […]

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