The Base Guide To Everything

Written by on June 24, 2016


Welcome to our weekly feature where we round up our favourite articles/videos/music from around the internet this week and let you know our picks for things happening in the city this weekend:

First of all, we’d like to send out love to Ladi, Tyra, Bonnie and everyone else who’s been affected by the sudden passing of Lilly. She was a big part of this community and a constant fixture on the dance floor at Base FM gigs (and anywhere else playing dope beats!). She made a room cooler just by walking into it, wrapped dramatically in a long scarf and already swaying to the music. We’ll miss her presence and her smile.


Last week Trinity Roots quietly released a beautiful new song with an equally beautiful, and kinda trippy, music video:

By now you’re probably sick of hearing what a bunch of Politicians think on the EU Leave/Remain debate. But what do British rappers (and other artists) think? 

Congratulations new graduates! Here’s a handy pictorial guide to what you can do with your new art degree. Some of the suggestions even include art (if you count making paper hats as “art”).

The Tearepa Kahi documentary about one of my New Zealand’s most iconic and loved songs, ‘Poi E’, has been selected to open the New Zealand International Film Festival 2016. 

Frank Ocean has published an open letter to Orlando on his Tumblr. The letter is a moving tribute to the victims but also to his LGBTQ brothers and sisters still facing oppression today.

Soundcloud has added a new algorithms that will make it possible to recommend new music to you based on your listening habits.

In April the gender-neutral honorific Mx. (as opposed to Ms. or Mr.) was added to the Merriam Webster dictionary, and has begun to be used on official forms in the UK. This NY Times piece explores the history of the term and what the current use of it means for our society.

And lastly, shout out to Former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch for providing us all with the inspiration to face our problems this week and conquer them. Over and over and over and over and over again.



Matariki 2016 is officially under way and this year there are even more events happening than ever to commemorate the Māori New Year. Just this weekend alone there’s everything from Manu Aute Kite Day at Ōrākei Marae,  a Korowai making workshop at Sandringham Community Centre and a performance by the Pao Pao Pao Graduates at Otara Market.

On Saturday night LiT Entertainment are throwing their annual Chained Dog Awareness party. Doggy Style for Daisy’ started two years ago as a memorial for a friend, and has turned into annual fundraiser that pays tribute to Daisy by supporting her favourite charity. Featuring Bailey WileyENO x DIRTYSoltreeFreddie BishDebrísOmni PotentDJ Creamy Mami and South Side Strangers.

Leigh Sawmill is throwing a Mid-Winter (we’re halfway through?!) Christmas / Solstice Party. Just $1o on the door for a night of beats and old school hiphop and seasonal festivity.

This Sunday the Conch Pop Up Record Store is back for an afternoon of crate digging good times. Check out the link for a sneak peek into what’s up for grabs.

Been meaning to do a garage sale but putting up posters in the cold rain not your thing? Book a space at the Grey Lynn 2030 Car Boot Market this weekend. Strictly second hand goods, and stall holder fees are just $20.





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