The Base Guide To Everything

Written by on April 23, 2016

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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:

Like us, you’ve probably spent the day scouring the internet for tributes to Prince or that rare live recording. This footage from 1980 shows a quietly spoken but self assured Prince, just 21 and already sassing Dick Clark.

But if you need more, Mashable have put together a list of live Prince videos that are amazingly still available online.

Amongst all the beautiful, heartfelt tributes to Prince, there were some awkward corporate tributes by brands trying to get in on the action.

Homebrew have offered up the vocals of “Dedicated To” for a re-up. Remix the tune off their debut album, upload it to Soundcloud and the best entry will win some sweet prizes.

Red Bull Thre3style have announced the NZ finalists for the World DJ Championships and of course we’re very proud to see one of our own Base FM DJs up there.

It’s been a great week for new music releases including a Loop Recordings album from Bailey Wiley a new album for The Doqument  and a free download from Oddisee. 

This story of heart break and obsessive record collecting is pure lols.

Digable Planets have just announced a reunion tour! 

While everyone waits for the new Kaytranda album, the producer has released an online video game where you collect items and avoid obstacles to unlock a bonus track.

For 420 Day, Christopher “Birdheye” Gordon gave a comprehensive guide to weed in the West Indies.

Listen to each one of these Nigerian covers of Panda or just use the article as a jump off for discovering more of the ill as all hell MCs coming out of Nigeria right now.


Tonight DnB legend Om Unit is returning to NZ for the first time since his triumphant Metalheadz takeover at Northern Bass 14/15.

Loop Sessions – Live At Lot 23 kicks off tonight with Bailey Wiley & A Girl Named Mo launching Bailey’s new album. Doors open at 6pm.

Kelmarna Community Gardens Autumn Festival is on tomorrow. The organic community garden in Herne Bay will have food stalls (including an Orphans Kitchen BBQ!) with all profits going back to the garden, plus there will be workshops and live music going all day.

Instead of joining the masses at the Domain on Monday, why not go support your local RSA? The Herald has a full list of all Anzac Day parades (some of them even allow for a sleep in!)


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