Basenji breathes new life into Robin S’ 90’s floor filler ‘Show Me Love’
Sydney club kid BASENJI is just about to launch into his cross-country tour, bringing high energy vibes and a whole bunch of new tunes with him. To celebrate, he’s released four solid bootlegs that explore the full scope of this new era for the musician. So far we’ve heard an ambient, RnB flip of JOJO‘s ‘Baby It’s You’, dipped into emotional house for a rework JEFF BUCKLEY‘s ‘Mojo Pin’, and delved into a switch up of the huge HUDSON MOWHAKE track, ‘Chimes’. The last track of his bootleg series, a rework of ROBIN S‘ 90’s floor filler ‘Show Me Love’, really showcases all the facets of Basenji‘s new sound. Feeling both emotive and energetic, the track seamlessly blends ethereal builds with impactful percussive drops.
Pulling the vocals and instantly recognisable synth melody from the original track, Basenji shapes an entirely new soundscape around Robin S’ commanding voice. The bootleg draws you in with its atmospheric build, as the vocals echo over delicate harps and dreamy pads.
When Basenji flips it into high gear with energetic kicks leading the charge and teases of the addictive synth riff, the euphoria is palpable. The build and the drop are two starkly different worlds in the track but feel totally earned, building off the audience’s expectations of the original track while still delivering a whole new perspective on them.
You can download the Basenji bootleg of Robin S‘ ‘Show Me Love’ along with all the other tracks for free right now! Or if you want to catch them all live plus plenty more surprises, catch Basenji live in your city as a part of his Aussie tour. Grab your tickets here.
Friday April 13 – Fat Controller, Adelaide
Saturday April 14 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Friday April 20 – The Night Cat, Melbourne
Saturday April 21 – The TBC Club, Brisbane
WORDS BY HOLLY O’NEILL