Arriving November 17 via Australian label Future Classic is the powerful new single from Basenji, “Mistakes”. Featuring powerhouse vocalist Tkay Maidza, who adds her raw, echoing harmonies, elevating the triumphant track above and beyond.
An instantly absorbing beat, Basenji’s punchy production floats between tender piano keys, a marching bass line and casting horns. The Sydney-based producer creates an orchestral sound, laying the foundations for Maidza to build the song up, then drop magic in a blissful release. Consistently innovative and unpredictable, “Mistakes” is a testament to Basenji’s gravitating creative and flawless production capabilities.
“Mistakes” follows on from “Don’t Let Go” featuring Mereki, Basenji’s first official release in nearly two years. The sonically textured track received unanimous applause both internationally and at home.
Picked up in 2014 by Future Classic, debut singles “Dawn” and “Heirloom” flew up the iTunes Electronic charts. Following these releases, Basenji was named Australia’s FBi Click Producer of the Year in 2014, playing his first Boiler Room show and performing at the iconic Sydney Opera House as part of Vivid LIVE Festival. 2015’s debut EP Trackpad soared online and has since accumulated over 14 million plays on Spotify, with EP cuts “Petals” feat. Scenic and “Can’t Get Enough” both topping the Hype Machine charts.
“Mistakes” sees Basenji and Tkay Maidza become the imperative duo of the summer, with Basenji’s brand new live show just around the corner. Be sure to keep an ear out for more exciting announcements from this talented Sydney producer.