TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: 5th September 2020 Guest reviewer: Abraham Kunin Featured release: Breakin Wreckwordz vol.1 Released: 2004 Featured track #1: Usual Suspects – Profile Featured track #2: Quest Feat. Tyna & Cyphanetik – Shimmy Featured track #3: Tourettes Feat. Kwierist […]

Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays at 10am and 4pm to hear this weeks top local pick. Proudly supported by NZ On Air Music. In 2014 we featured established artist alongside new discoveries. Some of the tracks were from album releases, while other […]

Vocalist and multi instrumentalist Tyna has released numerous works over the years under various guises. In the last 12 months he has featured on Base FM as vocalist on ChoiceVaughan’s ‘Eat People’ and released ‘Lost IN NYC’ alongside The Nok ft. Tom Scott. Now going by his birth name, Tyna’s ‘First Kiss (featuring Scribe)‘, is a beautiful ballad […]

(text courtesy of Martyn Pepperell via VanguardRed) Monday 13th January 2014 With ‘Lost In NYC’ New Zealand singer, guitarist, beatmaker and rapper Tyna and his The Nok band connect with YGB head honcho/rap talent Tom Scott (of @Peace and Homebrew). Fashioning an aesthetic space which sits somewhere between Tyna’s much loved East Coast Soul Music and […]

Choice Vaughan is one of the many local beatmakers who have emerged in the last couple of years. Originally from Wellington, now based in Auckland, Choice Vaughan’s smooth boom-bap production style draws heavily on jazz, soul & funk samples he cites J.Dilla, 14KT, Apollo Brown, 9th Wonder, Oddisee and Ta-Ku as main influences. Choice Vaughan has […]

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