SPLORE 2022’s theme and line up have been announced! Come alive and wiggle your dancing toes, it’s time to hear the music. With an abundance of incredible home-grown talent Splore 2022 is keeping things typically eclectic. The charismatic and soulful TEEKS will debut a festival show and Ladi6 will also bring a new show this summer […]

This week on Native Tongues… Featured Tracks by TS Haru Brothers Intro Maintain Vortex Mega Howler Imagination feat Uts, ODEE1 TS is an emerging artist establishing himself and Far North hip hop with his forthcoming album Original Without Name. He has opened for Church & AP, with the album featuring production from local legends B.Haru, […]

L.A.B is the latest project from Brad & Stu Kora (Kora), Joel Shadbolt and Ara Adams-Tamatea (Katchafire), their debut album showcases the incredible talent that has seen the band become a fan favourite on the New Zealand live circuit. The album consists of 12 songs which have been tested, honed and perfected live over the […]

‘Jimmy Boy‘ is the first single from L.A.B., the new project from Brad & Stu Kora, Joel Shadbolt (Batucada Sound Machine) and Ara Adams-Tamatea (Katchafire). Taken off their debut album set for release in November, ‘Jimmy Boy‘showcases the L.A.B. sound – trademark Kora grooves put through Adams-Tamatea’s reggae/dub filter, and combined with Shadbolt’s blues roots. […]

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 […]

Get Up Stand Up is a nonpartisan project aimed at inspiring those disengaged with politics to stand as one (Tūtahi) and vote. The stakes have never been higher. By voting you can make our collective voices heard and keep our democracy strong. New Zealand’s general election takes place on September 20 but anyone can vote at […]

Space: the final frontier. Four years after Kora launched its worlds-colliding debut album, masterfully connecting the dots between funk, rock, reggae, metal, hip hop and electronic rhythms, this five-strong collective of fearless sonic explorers returns with sights fixed on the stars, seeking out new soundscapes and frequencies to boldly go where no band has gone […]

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