Beatz Of Māngere 2022

Island Base had a great day down at MCS (Māngere Central School) who hosted Beatz Of Māngere 2022! Celebrating the culture and diversity within the community through all aspects of performing arts. Take a look at the re-cap video below, we’re excited for next year! Listen to the first song in the re-cap video created […]

Term 4!

Great to be back for Term 4 with the rangitahi from Papakura Intermediate as part of the Island Base Podcast mentoring programme. Confidence has grown so much from when we first started – we are looking forward to sharing what we have been working on. Here are some photos from the latest session.  

Winners Announced For 2022 Pacific Music Awards

The winners have been revealed for the 2022 Pacific Music Awards, presented last night at Tāmaki Makaurau’s Vodafone Event Centre in Manukau. Acknowledging the success of Pacific artists and celebrating and promoting excellence in Pacific music. The Pacific Music Awards aims to encourage young Pacific musicians to aspire to a higher level of achievement. The big winners […]

Sylas performs “The Life Of A Man” on Take It To The Street

BASE FM hosted Take It To The Steets for NZ Music Month! Sylas represnting Mangere joined us to perform his song “The Life Of A Man” Mentored by the infamous Sunshine Soundsystem and rapper, KP.

Sylas Raps on Take it to Streets Friday Drive

Base FM in partnership with the Fringe District, Ngā Rangatahi Toa & Skinny Jump proudly presents Take it to the streets! To celebrate music month with our local community, we took Base FM’s prime shows, Breakfast & Drive to the streets! – the main road in Kingsland to be exact. Alongside an all star line […]

Take It To The Streets FT. Lisi

Island Base has been getting amongst the action for NZ Music Month as part of Base FM presents Take It To The Streets – NZ Music Month Series featuring some of our rising stars performing live on the streets of Kingsland and alongside some of their idols, including rapper Lisi4300 (AUS). #connectingthesoundsandpeopleofthesouthpacific This series is […]

“Grateful for the space at Base”

We couldn’t wait to welcome back our students as part of our Island Base mentoring programme with MAINZ. They have loved being back at Base HQ co-hosting Native Tongues with DJ Yannika Tavai. ”’𝐌𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐞𝐬𝐢 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐝𝐨 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐭 𝐁𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐅𝐌 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭. 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 […]

𝐏𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏: 𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬

The biggest night for Pasifika music the Pacific Music Awards – NZ took place at the Vodafone Events Centre last night with a live online ceremony. The event delivered a visual and musical spectacle, opening the ceremony with a powerful tribute by Oceans Before Me. The group paid homage to the Polynesian Panthers who celebrated […]

Lisi drops his debut album ‘Perspective’

Samoan Hip Hop artist Lisi4300 has just dropped his latest album “𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞” and a music video for “𝐁𝐚𝐛𝐲 𝐰𝐞 𝐎𝐧”. Listen back to the interview from June with Poetik and Bass as Lisi4300 and Lawd Lance.