Returning today is Basenji with his latest single, “Perfect Blue”. Featuring the silky vocals from Future Classic’s youngest signing Erthlings, the track pinpoints the effortless collaboration between the two, highlighting Basenji’s enduring talent for championing artists alongside his innovative blend of orchestral electronic pop.
A master of creating electronic pop ballads, “Perfect Blue” continues to solidify Basenji as one of Australia’s rising production stars and collaborators. Melding tender piano melodies alongside tightly placed percussion, the track emulates a signature Basenji sound of momentous hooks and blissfully smooth drops. “Perfect Blue” not only showcases Basenji’s soul-stirring production, but also dreamy vocals by exciting Sydney teen outfit and Future Classic label mates, Erthlings. Years in the making, the track has seen many corners of the globe, originating in the Blue Mountains, on to Sweden, back to the Opera House, worked on in NYC and finally finished on Sydney’s Oxford Street, and now finally released into the world for audiences to become enamored by.
No stranger to high profile collaborations, todays release enters the world to round out a trifecta of iconic feature artists, including Australia’s rap star Tkay Maidza on “Mistakes” and most recently joint single “Nobody’s Home” with Mallrat, which collected 6 million Spotify streams in just over 2 short months. Since his 2015 debut EP Trackpad, the Sydney-based producer has found fandom both at home and abroad for his dynamic brand electronic pop, including “Don’t Let Go”, “Petals” and “Can’t Get Enough” which have contributed to an overall 36 million streams for the young producer.
Nearing the end of a sold out 12-date Australian tour with Mallrat, he has consistently been placed at the forefront of Australia’s best events, including Splendour In The Grass, Beyond The Valley, Laneway, Listen Out, Curveball as well as 2018’s Nike x Boiler Room alongside Nina Las Vegas, Strict Face and Corin.
“Perfect Blue” is released today as another indicator of not only Basenji’s incredible production skills, but also his trusted creative vision and musicianship amongst the Australian electronic music community. With a brand new live show currently in the works, be sure to keep an ear out for more to come from the dearly beloved producer.