Download Music Basenji – Mistakes
The cute pupper better known as BASENJI has just released a new single featuring TKAY MAIDZA. Tkay is of course the Zimbabwe-born, 21-year-old from Adelaide who, in just a few years, has reached massive, worldwide success for her own music, including her debut album, TKAY.
If Basenji‘s aim with his newest release is to reach wider audiences, then this track featuring Tkay makes perfect sense: it’s bigger and poppier than anything he’s released previously. Tkay‘s following overseas is ever growing and she has huge mass appeal; plus, her music attracts people from all over, drawing as it does from grime and garage to straight-up hip-hop and electro-ballads. Basenji may be making a calculated move here then, deciding to step into more mainstream, cross-over territory with his latest release.
But “going mainstream” isn’t a bad thing here because it has actually snapped his style into sharper focus – ‘Mistakes’ feels like the most complete and realised release out of his songs to date, although a personal highlight for this writer will always be his EP, Trackpad from 2015. He hasn’t compromised on his signature style either; instead he’s worked on incorporating his sound into what are some really good drops and has built more tension into his arrangements. The result is a well-crafted pop song that will no doubt appeal to many.