ARTISTS TO WATCH IN 2014: Basenji
Are you into electronic music but not monotony? Prefer a happy tune to a dark one? Enjoy making faces to surprise quirks that pop up in your dance music? Chances are then that you’ll enjoy the work of BASENJI – one artist we’re keeping tabs on for next year.
This young producer goes by the name of Sebastian Carlos and he comes from Sydney. It’s already a well-known fact that he’s buddies with Wave Racer and Cosmo’s Midnight (dofflin dofflin) who coincidentally also make feel-good electronic music.
Basenji only has three tracks out online but they’ve just been picked up by triple j, so best to get amongst it now and claim you knew of him before the hype. His latest single ‘Dawn’ is one of Nina Las Vegas’ picks for December.
His work shows us that a drop doesn’t have to mean a louder version of what came before, handclaps are still cool, and that it’s totally acceptable to have a sense of humour about it all (re: throwing in dog barks and dolphin squeaks.)
Basenji has already booked his first show (as a local support for XXYXX, who we actually featured as an artist to watch last year) but we can see him gracing the summer festival circuit any time now.
ASTRAL PEOPLE PRESENTS XXYXX + WAVE RACER + BASENJI
February 6th 2014
The Standard, SYDNEY
Words by Antigone Anagnostellis