BASENJI RELEASES FIRST SINGLE ON FUTURE CLASSIC “HEIRLOOM” (FREE DOWNLOAD) AND ANNOUNCES NATIONAL TOUR IN OCTOBER
After signing with Future Classic earlier this year, everyone’s favourite local beatsmith Basenji, aka Sebastian Muecke, finally delivers his highly anticipated first release on the label: “Heirloom” – out now as a free download via Future Classic’s Soundcloud page. The Sydney-based producer will also be taking his eclectic blend of sweltering percussion and colourful melodies on the road as he announces a nationwide tour for October this year.
The long-awaited single has been a hot topic on Soundcloud ever since fellow Sydneysider Wave Racer – Basenji’s high school friend and former production buddy – dropped the “Heirloom” demo in his mix for the BBC Radio 1 “Diplo and Friends” mix series.
Taking note from the Cashmere-sound, yet formulating and flipping it into an original that embodies every bit of the Basenji spirit, this high-energy track is packed with effervescent, instantly hooking, severely addictive melodies – invoking many happy feelings and undoubtedly infiltrating airwaves near you before long. The single precedes the much-rumoured EP, which is expected to drop via the prolific Sydney imprint.
It has been a non-stop whirlwind journey for Muecke since releasing his first two tracks “Speak With A Dofflin” and “Tribute To The Cat” less than a year ago. However it was his release “Dawn” that sky rocketed his production credentials into the higher international realms, garnering instant local love and worldwide acclaim – in turn inflicting whiplash on the many head-turning music aficionados.
The infatuation for the man behind the dog breed name was demonstrated by his massive Unearthed support, the 600K Soundcloud streams for “Dawn”, followed by a hard-hitting “Foolin’” remix for Perth’s own Sable – racking up another 227K plays. Muecke’s success sent him across the country, covering Perth’s bespoke music festival CIRCO, securing a coveted spot on the Splendour In The Grass line up, as well as making an appearance on Australia’s first ever official Boiler Room tour last March and closing for the Future Classic showcase at Sydney’s Vivid Festival in May this year.
Not one to sit still, the hardworking 21-year-old now also announces a national tour kicking off in October that will see Muecke bring the Dofflin vibes to all corners of the country to celebrate his latest “Heirloom” release and forthcoming debut EP.
InTheMix called it when they claimed Basenji as one of the “Local Acts To Watch” this year and with his latest single, national tour and EP on the horizon, this year is set to get even bigger for one of Australia’s most exciting fresh young talents.
BASENJI - "HEIRLOOM”
out now on Future Classic
Fri Oct 3 - Sydney - Civic Underground
Sat Oct 4 - Sunshine Coast - The Helm
Sun Oct 5 - Brisbane - The TBC Club
Fri Oct 17 - Melbourne - The Liberty Social
Sat Oct 18 - Canberra - Trinity Bar
Fri Oct 24 - Adelaide - Cats @ Rocket
Sat Oct 25 - Perth - Welcome to the Valley
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