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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Check out this live performance by one of our Youth Mentees, ‘Cyprus Li’ performed live on ‘For The Ville Radio’ hosted by Poetik. Big thanks to @nzmusiccommission & @creativecommunitiesakl for the support.
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 […]
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 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’, 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 […]