WOMAD has just announced seven new performers to a lineup already brimming with top tier talent. The first all-women Mariachi group Flor de Toloache will be joined by Maghrebi/European outfit Ifriqiyya Electrique who infuse industrial post-punk and techno with the traditional Banga music of the Tunisian desert. KermesZ à l’Est, eight long-haired metallers without guitars […]

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 […]

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Murry Sweetpants Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: May 2018 Guest reviewer: GENE RIVERS Featured release: SORCERESS (Funkommunity) ‘Chequered Thoughts’ Released: 2012 Featured track #1: THE LIGHT Featured track #2: DANDILLION Featured track #3: START AGAIN GENE RIVERS is a veteran DJ, beatmaker, former radio […]

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 […]

“VILLETTE, a new, 19-year-old artist from Auckland, New Zealand, does it all. She sings, produces, DJs, and writes all her own material, and, while she’s only been releasing music on her SoundCloud page for less than a year, recognizing what potential she has has been fairly easy. Today, the up-and-comer shared a free three-track EP titled Crimson Girl, and, […]

Base FM presents Yoko-Zuna in a two week live series: YOKOTOBER Part 1: October 8 | Part 2: October 15 Neck Of The Woods (155 Karangahape Rd) The month of October is set to be reverse power-slammed by bass-fuelled electronic hip-hop quartet – Yoko-Zuna. With their first album This Place Here debuting at number #12 on […]

Fat Freddy’s Drop have just dropped the 2nd single ‘Razor’ from the upcoming album BAYS. Following the worldwide success of ‘Blackbird’ in 2013, Fat Freddy’s Drop are back with BAYS, a 9-track LP recorded at the band’s Bays Studio in Kilbirnie, Wellington a former 1950s HMV vinyl pressing plant. The predominantly studio written album draws on […]

Alt-beatmaker Estère releases a remix of ‘Reptilian Journey’, on Friday 25th September by acclaimed producer and soul musician Jordan Rakei. The remix creates a new species of Reptile, in that it transforms the sparse scuttling layers of Estère’s original creation, into chunkier synth infused funk alluding to a different type of Reptilian creature. Of the […]

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