New Zealand Music

This week’s Local Eye’s is something a little different with a live performance by Newly formed Māori music collective ‘IA’. The band held an intimate concert in the Pukemokemoke Bush Reserve in front of a live audience, as a creative way to debut their new single, ‘Ororuarangi’. IA has united nature and music with a taonga […]

This week’s Local Eyes’ video is honouring the importance of all native languages, Moana & The Tribe ‘Tōku Reo’ features the stunning guest vocals of Inka Mbing, the singer from the Atayal tribe which is one of 16 indigenous tribes in Taiwan. Inka defied the taboo on women not singing traditional songs and had been punished – likeMāori – […]

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 […]

Auckland rap duo Church & AP continues their 2018 winning streak with the release of the ‘Ready or Not’ official video, which is our local Eyes Video of the week. With a sound not often found in these shores, the track showcases Church’s ability to use his voice across multiple stylistic forefronts and delivery with punching […]

   TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: February 2017 Guest reviewer: Louis Baker Featured release: ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE ‘Electric Wire Hustle’ Released: 2009 via Every Waking Hour / BBE… Featured track #1: WATERS Featured track #2: GIMME THAT KINDA Featured track #3: CHASER […]

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 […]

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