The Base Guide To Everything

Written by on May 26, 2016

Featured image on front page from artist Annie Bengard @annieblondiebengard

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:

Pacific Heights are releasing a new album ‘In The Stillness’ tomorrow. The spooky video (above) for ‘Buried By The Burden’ ft. Louis Baker was released in March.

If you want more out of IG feed than plated food, selfies and sneakers, check out Highsnobiety’s list of 14 great artists to follow on Instagram. 

Director Aristotle Torres has created a short film based on Biggie’s 1997 single “I Got A Story To Tell”. The Notorious B.I.G would’ve turned 44 this month. 

It’s been one year since Unknown Mortal Orchestra released Multilove, and now they’re back with a new disco soaked single First World Problem on the eve of their massive world tour.

Sometimes it’s the littlest things that bring the greatest joy. Like an automatic sliding door that sounds like a screaming R2-D2.

Next time someone tells you you’re gonna regret that tattoo, show them this quite moving short documentary ‘You Won’t Regret That Tattoo’ that asks an older generation about the meanings and memories behind the tattoos they got before many of us were even born.

Last year King Kapisi was invited to New Caledonia for an artist residency with Association Siapo. This tune and music video is the result of the international collaboration that came out of that trip.

Scientists have recently dated a man-mad stalagmite structure in a French cave to 176,500 years old. A shocking discovery that means Neanderthals were a lot more sophisticated than we previously gave them credit for.

This Vox video on the history of sushi gives an interesting little background to the food that’s become a staple in many Aucklander’s diets.

Grime has been enjoying a major mainstream crossover both here, in the US and in its native UK. Now it’s looking like Garage might be on the way back and with it, early 00’s star Craig David who released a new single this week.

Third3ye’s Angleo King recently released his second solo project, a “contemporary urban jazz” album called Kats & Doggs. 

These amazing photos of 17th century London were taken by a group of 1875 photographers committed to preserving images of their disappearing city.


The Official NZ Music Month Summit is on at Sky City this Saturday. The day of seminars aimed towards navigating the music industry is free but you need to RSVP.

Red Bull Sound Select is back in Auckland this weekend with another dope $3 party special. This time it’s been curated by A Label Called Success and features performances from Flamingosis (NYC) – L V J – Hugo Jay – Spycc – Manuel Darquart (DJ Set) – A Band Called Success (DJ Set) at Whammy. As usual it’s first in first served so get that RSVP in and plan on lining up early.

Viv Teo, who you might remember from Rakinos, is launching the first Break Bread event this Sunday. The project is in collaboration with local chefs and different local refugee committees with the aim of bringing people together through the common thread of food.

This Sunday The Kings Arms are serving up Vegan Eats & Hiphop Beats all afternoon. Our very own Grantis is DJing with Krish and Gregg Harper, while different chefs are collaborating to create a Southern US inspired vegan menu.

But if you can’t wait till Sunday for that vegan fix, head to Tart Bakery in Grey Lynn on Friday and Saturday nights. We don’t really need an excuse to smash some of their incredible vegan pulled pork (jackfruit) burgers but Philippa recently lost everything in a bad house fire so now we’re eating for a good cause.

The Auckland Art Fair opened down at The Cloud last night and is running till Sunday. Some of New Zealand’s best artists are exhibiting work, along with a selection of international artists.

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