Category Archives: News

“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. ”’๐Œ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐“๐ž๐ฌ๐ข ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐๐จ ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ญ ๐๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐…๐Œ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ž๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ ๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ง๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ. ๐‚๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐›๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž […]

๐๐š๐œ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐œ ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ: ๐Œ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐–๐ข๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ

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 “๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž” and a music video for “๐๐š๐›๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐Ž๐ง”. Listen back to the interview from June with Poetik and Bass as Lisi4300 and Lawd Lance.

Watch this years Pacific Music Awards online

Due to the current alert level status and Covid situation in Auckland, the Pacific Music Awards will be celebrated in an online awards ceremony on Saturday 11 December, 7pm, screened by Tagata Pasifika on TP+ tpplus.co.nz. This will be pre-recorded in line with Alert Level restrictions and include performances from a number of finalists. The […]

Pacific Music Awards postponed to October

The Pacific Music Awards – NZ were set to be held on Wednesday 1st September. Unfortunately due to the Level 4 status of Auckland, the ceremony will be unable to go ahead as planned. The ceremony will now be postponed and held on Friday 8th October. The format of the event will be dependent on […]

Introducing the ‘Beatz Squad’ from Mฤngere Central School

Round 3 for 2021 of the Youth Mentoring Program with Mฤngere Central School and the hits just keep on coming! Over five weeks, Joseph, Reggae, Amaira and Destiny poured their hearts and souls into live performing on air, interviewing, learning to DJ, and writingย and performing theirย own original track. Once again in collaboration with Rei and […]

Pacific Music Awards 2021 Finalists Announced

Last Thursday the Pacific Music Awards announced the finalists for 2021 at an event at The Alexander Cafรฉ, Otara, Auckland. This year the Pacific Music Awards have a record 27 finalists across the 13 award categories, with soul sensationย Treeย leading the nominations. After the release of her self-produced debut albumย Mrs Tree, she has been nominated for […]

2 years since our last epic mission in Samoa. Big things coming soon!

It’s been 2 years since this epic mission of youth workshops, a concert & hit song creation with Australian soul/R&B group DTP over in Samoa. Stay tuned as we have something big in the making!…

Youth Mentoring Programme – ‘LAWS’ and Rei present ‘Navigators’

Introducing our second group of rangatahi from Mangere Central School ‘LAWS’. Award winning artist Rei jumped on board to lead an inspiring songwriting workshop and create a beat with the students to produce the original track โ€˜Navigatorsโ€™. Itโ€™s an energetic track that celebrates the diverse backgrounds of all involved and pays tribute to the road […]

Tihei Harawira’s epic Freestyle on Samoa with ‘For The Ville Radio’

If you’ve been to any of the Auckland markets you might have seen this talented MC Tihei Harawira busking on the side. Give him any topic and he will drop an insane freestyle like this one about Samoa! On the show, he spoke with DJ Bass about his journey with music, his upcoming film and […]