Young visionary and master of the bright dance floor beat, Basenji is one of Sydney’s most exciting musicians. In late 2013, Basenji burst onto the scene with a unique blend of hard hitting dance beats and uplifting melodies. He was quickly snapped up by Future Classic and released his debut single, ‘Dawn’ - a track filled with bright, colourful bass and intermittent dog barks which sailed to the top of the Hype Machine and iTunes Electronic Charts. Following its release, Basenji was named FBi Click Producer of The Year in 2014, played his first Boiler Room and performed in the iconic Sydney Opera House for VIVID Live.
In 2015, Basenji followed up his single with his debut EP, Trackpad. Staying in step with his own signature sound, the EP featured eloquently produced tracks such as ‘Heirloom’, ‘Petals’ and ‘Can’t Get Enough’. The EP has since accumulated over 21 million Spotify plays.
A favourite on the Australian live circuit, Basenji has toured the country multiple times, playing some of the most esteemed festivals including Splendour In The Grass, Beyond The Valley, Listen Out and Curveball. He’s also making waves overseas, performing at Pukkelpop in 2017 and touring alongside Flume in the US.
Basenji’s music transcends dance-floors, his tracks have been featured in Hollywood films and popular video games. After a two year hiatus, Basenji is back with new material - and he hasn’t shied from pushing the boundaries of pop music. His first offering of 2017 was ‘Don’t Let Go’, featuring Australian born LA based vocalist Mereki.
In late 2017, Basenji teamed up with Australian vocal powerhouse, Tkay Maida to produce ‘Mistakes’. Instantly absorbing, Basenji’s punchy production floats between tender piano keys and casting horns. Basenji creates an orchestral like atmosphere for the powerful chorus where Maidza delivers some emotional lyrics. ‘Mistakes’ is intelligent and innovative production at its best and serves as a testament to Basenji’s production prowess.
In early 2019, Basenji released two collaborations featuring some of Australia’s best emerging talent. Firstly Basenji teamed up with bedroom-pop sensation Mallrat, the result being ‘Nobody’s Home’, his biggest song to date. 'Nobody's Home' became Basenji’s first single to go GOLD in Australia with over 20 million global streams and landed at #59 in the 2019 triple j Hottest 100.
After joining Mallrat on tour on a massive 12-date Australian tour, Basenji then teamed up with Future Classic label-mates Erthlings for ‘Perfect Blue’, an effortless collaboration, highlighting Basenji’s enduring talent for championing artists alongside his innovative blend of orchestral electronic pop.
Forever humble, Basenji continues to produce innovative pop & dance music, challenging his audience with colour and finesse at every performance.
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