Celebrating 36 finalists across 15 different categories in a special live television event The 2021 Aotearoa Music Awards will be a live television event screened on TVNZ 2 and TVNZ OnDemand from the Aotea Centre. The event will take place in December and will be rescheduled to a date in early 2022 if Covid-19 restrictions […]

To celebrate the upcoming Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019 (Sep 9-13) and to coincide with the 20-year anniversary of Hinewehi Mohi first performing the New Zealand National Anthem in Te Reo Māori at an All Blacks game, some of Aotearoa’s biggest artists have come together to sing their biggest songs in Te Reo […]

  Northern Bass Music Festival 18 / 19 Saturday 29th December to Monday 31st December – Mangawhai Special announcement! we’ve just added drum and bass superstars CHASE  & STATUS + MC Rage to this year’s Northern Bass lineup! The Northern Bass 2nd Line Up Announcement is here! Adding American rapper JOEY BADA$$, drum & bass and electronic ‘Rock Band’ […]

Devin Abrams‘ award-winning Wellington electronic project, Pacific Heights, release a brand new single, ‘The End Is In Sight (feat. Joe Dukie),’ from the forthcoming album A LOST LIGHT – out on August 31st. Pre-order the album now ‘The End Is In Sight’ represents the turn in A LOST LIGHT’s story, from the hopeful beginnings of […]

The first lineup for the eighth annual Northern Bass Music Festival is here! Though this is just the beginning, the soundtrack for this year’s festival is starting to emerge, with headliners so far including NYC rapper chef and ‘F*ck That’s Delicious’ star Action Bronson, Jamaican via London MC and 2018 XXL Freshman Stefflon Don, US […]

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2018 Guest reviewer: STAUNY POPS Featured release: SHAPESHIFTER ‘Soulstice’ Released: 2006 Featured track #1: BRING CHANGE Featured track #2: ELECTRIC DREAM Featured track #3: ONE STAUNY POPS joined the legendary Queenstown crew Sunshine Soundsystem in 2003 […]

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: June 2018 Guest reviewer: K+Lab Featured release: Shapeshifter ‘The System Is A Vampire’ Released: 2009 Featured track #1: LONGEST DAY Featured track #2: TWIN GALAXIES Featured track #3: DUTCHIES K+LAB: New Zealand master of intergalactic funk, […]

Date: November Guest reviewer: SAMBORA aka Sam Trevethick (Shapeshifter / Peacekeepers) Featured release: FAT FREDDYS DROP ‘Based On A True Story’ Released: 2005 Link to release: Featured track #1: RAY RAY Featured track #2: ROADY Featured track #3: DEL FUEGO SAMBORA is a multi instrumentalist and is responsible for the Keys, Guitar & Percussion in the band Shapeshifter – […]

Hip hop crew SWIDT lead 2017 VNZMA finalists Live performances by SWIDT, Lorde, TEEKS, Theia and Devilskin Auckland rap crew SWIDT leads the pack with six finalist nods for the 2017 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards which will be held at the Spark Arena on 16 November. The Onehunga group is up for Godfrey Hirst […]

This weeks LOCAL EYES coincides with Base FM’s forthcoming vinyl exhibition COVER STORY #2; The NZ Records That Shaped Our Dancefloors. Shapeshifter’s ‘Been Missing’ is a throwback to 2004 and featured on the bands second LP release, ‘Riddim Wise’. The Single was released as a 12″ vinyl single; the cover of which will be on display along with […]

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