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    Basenji and Tkay Maidza just came through with one of the best tracks of 2017


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    Hats off to Basenji, who’s quietly been releasing some of 2017’s best local dance music. After last year’s change of pace ‘Chroma’, the Sydney producer returned in August with the Mereki collaboration ‘Don’t Let Go’ — and now he’s shared another very, very good single.

    For his latest, Basenji has teamed up with local treasure Tkay Maidza on ‘Mistakes’, which is out today after being premiered on triple j last week.

    It follows a big year for Maidza — since the release of her self-titled debut album last year, Tkay has teamed up with M-Phazes and Ish DARR on ‘Don’t Even Know’, supported RL Grime on his Australian tour and had her track ‘Glorious’ featured on a little TV show called Girls, after being hand-picked by Lena Dunham herself.

    Listen to ‘Mistakes’ below; it’s out now via Future Classic.

    The post Basenji and Tkay Maidza just came through with one of the best tracks of 2017 appeared first on inthemix.

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