25 September 2014


Some of you may vaguely be aware that Base FM is not the first radio station I've presented a radio show upon.

I made my humble beginnings waaay back upstairs in St. Kevin's Arcade, on Auckland's Karangahape Rd, with the mighty lil' KFM (still broadcasting on 106.9FM, though now from across the road in a much more salubrious surrounding), before picking up the Sunday noon set on George FM. I took over the from the legendary (and legendarily proud naturist) Darrell Aardvark, and settled there, playing every Sunday afternoon for many years; before growing disenchanted with the direction the station was taking under corporate ownership and jumping across to Radio Ponsonby. That short-lived, but brightly-burning station almost saw me give radio away, before an opportunity came to re-ignite my love for broadcasting at Base FM.

The George FM show was the first to be called 'In The Pocket', and the Radio Ponsonby show which saw the first use of the title 'Expansions'. When I started here at Base, I unthinkingly settled on the former, when the truth is, the music I enjoy playing on Base FM suits the latter...

For me, 'In The Pocket' was always about having a good time on a Sunday afternoon, and connecting with the right kind of relaxed, inclusive vibe that'd bring the most pleasure to the most people. On the other hand, 'Expansions' is more about pushing boundaries, taking people a little further than they're necessarily comfortable with, and just generally doing a little more exploring of our many musical soundscapes.

So, I guess this is the officially unofficial re-brand of my Base FM radio show, to:


The time stays the same. The day stays the same. The steez stays the same. One other small change, is that I'm going to begin posting these weekly radio shows on my MixCloud page. They'll be all-killer, no-filler; all music, no chatting; always available for listening, and with no time limits. I hope you enjoy the ride...

Expansions Radio with 90
10am Thursdays, on Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
Streaming live on www.basefm.co.nz
Also available at www.mixcloud.com/nyntee


Sivey | Pillow Talk
Full Crate | Never Never
Lost Midas | Off The Course
Lost Midas | Off The Course (Captain Supernova Chariot mix)
Kratos Himself | Razor Leaves (Walrii remix)
Electric Wire Hustle | Look In The Sky
Electric Wire Hustle | Loveless
The Elder Statesman | Montreaux Sunrise (Tee Cardaci's Ipanema Sunrise remix)
The Stepkids | Lottery
Mr Scruff | So Long
Dam Funk | Inside Of U
Sinah with Phoenix Troy | Just OK (Deep Shoq edit)
Roni Size Reprazent | Heroes (Kruder and Dorfmeister remix)
H.F. | White Clouds (Day's Rhodes More Travelled edit)
Zikomo | Champion Riddim
Nightmares On Wax | Hear In Colour
Lyric Jones with Daniel Skyhigh McClain | Tall
Esta | Luna
Daktyl and Howie Lee | Marlena
Quantic with Nidia Gongora | Muavelo Negro (Werkha remix)
Lord Echo | Digital Haircut (dub)
Potatohead People | Blossoms (Nick Wisdom remix)
Prince Fatty Meets Nostalgia 77 | Freedom (Zombie Dance Parts 1 and 2)
Prince Fatty Meets Nostalgia 77 | Quiet Dawn Dub
Burial | Archangel (Kasbo remix)
Rocket Empire with Tatiana Alvarez | Bubbly
Hidden Orchestra | Wandering
Starship Connection | We Can Go All Night
7 Days Of Funk | Do My Thang

Available for streaming AND download right here.

23 September 2014

A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 10: The Boogie Back

'The Boogie Back' is Vol. 10 in the 'Pocket Sized Mixtape' series, and it sees the selection narrowed to some funk and soul-filled, disco-flavoured boogie bangers that always make me shake what my momma gave me. And then some.

You can listen AND download from SoundCloud or MixCloud. If you're interested in a playlist, I suggest you head towards MixCloud...

Enjoy. And watch this space for Vol. 11 dropping soon...

18 September 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 on Base FM

In The Pocket with 90
10am, Thursdays on Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
And streaming live on www.basefm.co.nz


10A | The One
Unknown | Just Breath
Sleepingiant | Six
Roland Royce | Oasis
Neneh Cherry | Across The Water
Sunni | Temple (starRo remix)
Sam Gellaitry x Connor Pearson | The Seems
SFP with Trina and Tamara | My Love Is The Shhh (B.BRAVO remix)
Leena Conquest | Boundaries
Gramatik with Exmag | Obviously Instrumental
Reggie Watts | Wanna Get
The Roots and Tall Black Guy with Darondo | Silent Treatment (Chris Karns' Tasteful Blend)
Big Fkn Gun | Swanky 2.0
Steve Arrington and Dam Funk | Magnificent
Grooveman Spot with Miss Jack Davey | What We Do
Joe Dukie and DJ Fitchie | Midnight Marauders (unknown remix)
The Rebirth | Walk Talkin' Mizell (Until We Meet Again)
Floating Points Ensemble | Post Suite
Floating Points | Love Me Like This
Moon Boots | Got Something
Reeno | Eternal Wisdom
Insightful | Moth Mother
Jarreau Vandal | Essence
Tony Starxx, Sean Vee and Christopher Killumbus | Maui Wowie
Ernst Arno | Outlines
Leygo | Pick Up

Available for streaming AND download here.

11 September 2014

Playlist: In The Pocket with 90 "NZ Soul All Dayer Special" on Base FM

In The Pocket with 90
10am Thursdays, Base FM
107.3FM | Freeview CH71 | Tune In App
And streaming live on www.basefm.co.nz

"NZ Soul All Dayer Special"

Keni Burke | Risin' To The Top (Nyntee's 'Keep On Risin'' edit)
Sunfire | Young, Free and Single
Bobby Caldwell | What You Won't Do For Love (Dave Allison's 'Doin' It For The Love' edit)
The Blackbyrds | The Runaway
Angie Stone | Slippery Shoes (Blazing Encore's Sunday Groove edit)
Me & You | Love In Be We Must
Stevie Wonder | Golden Lady (Scrimshire edit)
Am Fm | You Are The One
Loose Ends | Gonna Make You Mind
Aurra | You And Me Tonight
Glenn Jones | Finesse
Change | You Are My Melody (Fat Albert's NZ Soul All Dayer edit)
Touche | Wrap It Up
Skipworth and Turner | Thinking About Your Love (Koko re-edit)
Esther Williams | I'll Be Your Pleasure
Euro Funk | Dynomite
Windjammer | Tossing and Turning
Bloodstone | My Love Grows Stronger
Klique | I Can't Shake This Feeling
Asphalt Jungle | Freakin' Time (Pt. 1)
Ivy | It Must Be Magic

01 September 2014

A Pocket Sized Mixtape Vol. 9: So Fruity, So Funky

The final instalment of the 'Fruity and Funky' trio in the 'Pocket Sized Mixtapes' series (gangster) leans heavily back into the funky side of fruity - while remaining with one (good) foot on the fruity side of funky, of course.

No more blow and blather, just get on and wrap your laughing gear 'round these coconuts, on Soundcloud or Mixcloud. (Ps. the tracklist is on Mixcloud...)

The next trio of mixtapes take the funk in an entirely different direction, so watch this space for Vol. 10...