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WATCH Island Base Samoa Documentary Pt.2

Part 2 of the Island Base documentary, the crew are back in Samoa and this time with Australian soul/R&B artists DTP – Downtoplease. Continuing our mission to re-connect the sounds of the South Pacific. This trip is about re-connecting DTP with their homeland, school visits and finding new local talent through workshops… Damn did we find […]

WATCH Island Base Samoa Part. 1

In March 2019 the Base FM crew went from little New Zealand to even smaller Samoa to launch Island Base FM. What started as a crazy idea ended up a reality in just 3 months! Our very own sister station Island Base Samoa was created from the ground up, it wasn’t easy but we did […]

Island Base documentary Pt.1 out this Thursday 18 June

In March 2019 the Base FM crew went from little New Zealand to even smaller Samoa to launch Island Base FM. What started as a crazy idea ended up a reality in just 3 months! Our very own sister station Island Base Samoa was created from the ground up, it wasn’t easy but we did it. […]

2020 Pacific Music Awards finalists announced

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s plenty to celebrate in New Zealand’s Pacific music scene. The finalists for the 2020 Pacific Music Awards were announced today after a record number of entries, resulting in 24 finalists across 13 categories. Island Base FM alongside our sister station Base FM, are proud to be sponsors again for the […]

Base Sessions #3

Check out some highlights from our past 2 weeks in Beautiful Samoa. Throwing some gigs, meeting locals & international artists and sports idols. Check it out and you might spot yourself or some of your mates in action! Big thanks to our partners Samoa Tourism & Taumeasina Island Resort. Music by our good friend Justin […]

Island Base FM to gain 100% independence and expand into international Music Hub

Island Base FM is expanding officially into an EVENTS & PRODUCTION company and RECORDING studio while separating itself from the 87.5FM frequency and former studio at Matautu, Samoa. The 87.5FM frequency will continue under local management but with a different name, smaller broadcasting radius and no connection to Base FM (NZ), its team, DJs or […]

THIS IS LOVE (Youth Music Workshop Samoa)

‘This is Love’, the first Island Base FM project of its kind – an International collaboration between local up and coming artists from Samoa and established RnB Soul group from Australia, Downtoplease – DTP. Thanks to The Australian High Commission Samoa and Island Base FM, Downtoplease – DTP were in Samoa for just over a […]