Basenji returns with his first song of 2017, Don't Let Go feat. Mereki

Basenji returns with his first song of 2017, Don't Let Go feat. Mereki

The Australian producer takes on a more pop-leaning sound for his first official single in almost two years.

It's been a while since we last heard from Australian Future Classic darling Basenji, with the producer laying low release-wise for much of the past two years (he did, however, release the seven-minute epic Chroma as a part of last year's Future Classic compilation and toured the US with Flume). Don't Let Go is Basenji's first major track since his Trackpads EP two years ago, and it's worth the wait. Don't Let Go sees Basenji team up with LA-based vocalist Mereki for a more pop-orientated release than his previous stuff, combining Mereki's highly-accessible vocals with a perky and upbeat production which would easily sit well on the radio and in playlists as we begin to head into the warmer months. Following in the footsteps of names like Flume, Basenji's latest effort confirms the strength of once left-field Australian producers as songwriting weapons, something which is sure to continue as pop music gets more and more electronic-leaning with names like Cashmere Cat and Mura Masa. Listen to the track below, and stay tuned for more Basenji as we head deeper into 2017.

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