Posts Tagged ‘Basenji’

March 13, 2018

Hudson Mohawke’s Chimes is a classic in my book. Though I haven’t listened to it in awhile, the moment that progressive melody hit my ears raised all the serotonin levels in my brain to the max. And now, Basenji, another much revered production legend, has released his bootleg of Chimes. You should be no stranger to the remix if you’ve caught Basenji live. But to be able to dive into its breaking Jersey Club/garage styled intricacies whenever we want is a generous gift from the music gods. It’s almost as if Jamie xx and HudMo came together on a track. In other words, this is brilliantly divine. Basenji’s bootleg marks the beginning of a whole month of fresh releases from the producer. You can catch the Sydney artist back home in Australia this spring when he embarks on tour. Dates can be found, here.

November 22, 2017

Trust me when I say diving into this next one is as far from a mistake as can be. Mistakes comes from Australian production luminary Basenji, and it even features fellow Down Under talent Tkay Maidza on fierce captivating pop vocals. Flume and What So Not like grandiose and majestic future trap vibes ooze aplenty from this exultant charging masterpiece. Basenji engulfs us into a world of orchestral lavish, beat thundering splendor on Mistakes, which is accompanied by a lyric video you can watch below. You can also stream the single via Spotify, here.

March 14, 2016

The first time I was exposed to Basenji was with “Can’t Get Enough” and this exemplifies that sentiment for Basenji. I can’t get enough. This calming tranquil song ‘Chroma’ left me in a forest of wonderment. I’m not lost, I’m at peace. After a few play throughs I finally realized the track is close to 7 and a half minutes. It leaves me so enchanted.

September 26, 2015

What else would you expect but luxurious music heaven when Basenji joins forces with satin voiced Oscar Key Sung for an aching electro R&B jam? About You is plush and fleecy, a glowing reverie full of twinkling piano and soft synth swells. It flickers and smolders like the candle mentioned in the song. About You is taken from Basenji’s Trackpad EP, out today on Future Classic. 

September 7, 2015

If you’re ready to be spellbound and enchanted in the most exquisitely magical way, then let’s dive into Australian producer Basenji’s effervescent new track, Can’t Get Enough. Sprightly piano, Grimes like vocals, frolicsome horns, and youthful cuteness make Can’t Get Enough a whirling, enrapturing jaunt through a mystical wonder world that one might recognize from being irrationally drunk on love. The song comes from Baseji’s forthcoming EP, Trackpad, available to pre-order, here.

June 13, 2015

Not only has Australian producer Basenji revealed his very first song of 2015, but Petals, which features his electronic pop labelmates Scenic, is an astounding song. Basenji is full on enchanting and magical, a chime filled track that feels incredibly organic. It’s easy to envision the soft petals of the song thanks to its fluttery, soothing beauty. Basenji’s Petals is the perfect song to drift away to on a beautifully blooming meadow during a long, lazy afternoon. The song is out now on Future Classic.

May 28, 2014

I’ll keep the dance groove going with more massive beats out of Australia. Sable, aka John Dewhurst, is a rising producer that you should be paying attention to, if you haven’t already fallen for his shimmering, tweaky, future bass tunes. His recent track Foolin’ is a perfect example of his hopped up, bumping style. Today, Sable’s track Foolin’ received an extra dose of caffeine via producer Basenji. Stream the remix below and listen out for Basenji’s signature dog woofs. As for Sable, he’s made a huge statement back home in Australia with another track named Feels So Good. Visit that jittery, heady trip of a tune below, too.

December 10, 2013

Fresh on my map is yet another talented new producer from Down Under. Yep, another electronic genius from the land of Oz, there are so many lately! His name is Basenji (as in the breed of dog), which may explain the random few dog barks in his latest and third official release, Dawn. Like so many of his fellow producers that I love, his music shimmers wonderfully, moving through all kinds of pulsing and stabbing electronic elements. There’s a funky sheen and ambient trappy-ness to the airy, staccato track, as well as some great, twinkling glockenspiel towards the end. I’d imagine whoever makes a video for this track could really have some animated fun with it. There are those who are already comparing Basenji to Cashmere Cat, and in fitting fashion, Basenji has a track crafted in dedication to the Cat from a couple months ago. Stream Tribute To The Cat below, as well as his only other tune, Speak With A Dofflin. Dare I venture to guess that Basenji loves animals?