A PACIFIC MUSIC HUB FROM ARTISTS FOR ARTISTS
Uplifting our people and with a focus on educating the next generation of Maori & Pacific Youth through music,
Island Base is a platform and non-for-profit.
It consists of:
* International online station *
* Events & Production company *
* Recording studio *
With the overall vision of ‘mixing things up’ by building a platform that promotes music across the South Pacific by enabling artists to:
* Record their music *
* Play it live around the island and overseas *
* Get the music out to the DJs and listeners around the world *
With a strong focus on finding young talent and mentoring those, producing live events and showcasing that fresh talent alongside established and world-class artists to recording new tracks and featuring those live on the radio across the South Pacific.
Launching Island Base in Samoa
100% independently owned and operated, Island Base was launched in March 2019 as a fully operational radio station in Samoa and sister station of
Base FM New Zealand.
The overall mission: ‘To connect the sounds and people of the South Pacific’ and build a platform of collaborations between New Zealand, Australia and the islands. It saw the team bring established international artists to Samoa and Rarotonga, including Poetik, Lion Rezz, Israel Starr, KP from Sunshine Soundsystem & Lucky Lance from Team Dynamite (NZ), DTP (AUS), Justin Wellington (PNG) and numerous DJs for shows and to team them up with the next local talent.
Island Base FM creates a powerful platform by combining content locally and internationally through the well-established Base FM (NZ) network of DJs and artists as well as hosting events, workshops and community projects – all funded & executed by the team of Base FM NZ, who are convinced and fully committed to that concept.
Island Base here in Aotearoa
Over the last year primarily, sparked by the Covid pandemic and higher need of self-expression and empowerment for our young people,
Island Base expanded further to more content creation and music recordings.
Then and now, mentoring young pacific people over on the islands or locally in Aotearoa is our purpose and through the powers of music.