UPDATE as of 27 November 2019: Island Base Samoa regrets to announce their next project featuring international award-winning Soul & RnB artist ‘KAIIT’ over in Samoa for this December has been postponed to early next year due to the outbreak of measles. Kaiit explains, ‘this decision was not made lightly and was based upon not […]

For our very first episode, we had the pleasure of Soulstress Queen ‘KAIIT‘ in the studio.  Performing ‘OG Luv Kush pt.2’ taken from her ‘Live From Her Room‘ EP which is out now. Born in Papua New Guinea, Kaiit bounced back and forth between Australia and her homeland as a child before her family eventually settled down […]

Shottaz are a duo comprising of MCs Max Shotta and Hlats, both of whom originally hail from Harare, Zimbabwe. Formed as Yung Shottaz back in Auckland in 2007, the Dancehall / Hip Hop / Afrobeat crew are currently in Melbourne, Australia. They released their first official project “The Premiere” EP via New Zealand’s powerhouse label High Stakes Records in 2009. After […]

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2018 Guest reviewer: ED G (Sandy Bay Social Club) Featured release: SALMONELLA DUB ‘Inside The Dubplates’ Released: 2001 Featured track #1: PUSH ON THRU Featured track #2: THE BROMLEY EAST ROLLER Featured track #3: TUI DUB […]

New Zealand born Melbourne based Fortunes, aka Conor and Barnaby, have hit it out of the park with this release. Taken from the Undress EP released late last month via Future Classic. ‘Linen’ gives a darker vibe than we’ve heard on the EP. The production rings in as an eerie backdrop as Conor sings about his […]

Melbourne-based duo Fortunes (Conor McCabe & Barnaby Matthews) return with their second release Jacket EP. Deep soulful and electronic, this follow up to 2015’s Hoodies EP is a step up in production & delivery. “On ‘Bomber’, Barnaby encases Conor’s melodramatic and theatrical R&B/disco informed vocal inside sleek, minimal production, taunt drum machine funk and shimmering […]

The first single from Oakley Grenell‘s next O.G. album, ‘Happenin’ featuring MCs Stauny Pops and JDouble is a playful throw back to the subject of growing up in New Zealand in the good old days, the 80s…when all of these guys were kids evidently! Also contributing to this lush, summery track is vocalist Roslen Ulaula whose soulful harmonies lace the chorus and Oakley’s brother Redford laid […]

Conscious roots, rock, body shaking hip-hop adventures of the beautiful kind. Morphed together with tasteful accents of divine soulful reggae, and rub your tummy dub. These are the elements essential to the musical endeavors of Jesse Jahmal. An amalgamation of all things jumbilistic, Jesse was originally seeded in the South Island, Aotearoa, with his new […]

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