The pandemic may still be going on, but the long wait for some new Blanke music is finally over! Hot off being named triple j’s Unearthed Artist of the Week back in November and his deeply personal yet innovative ‘Project 1543’, where the artist created a new song every day of his 14-day quarantine, Blanke is starting 2021 off with a DnB bang!

If ‘Project 1543’ was his tool kit, ‘Mystery’ allows Blanke to use his best instruments to form a fully constructed masterpiece. Harmonious vocals meet a steady dose of rolling Drum N Bass to create a clinical chef-d’oeuvre that only the product of Canberra, Australia could unveil.

This is a slight change of pace from what we have come to expect from the renowned Bass producer. The dirty drops that can be found on Blanke’s iconic remixes like that in ‘Pressure’, ‘Psychonaut’ , Nervous Habits are still present, but this track feels more introspective and flows a bit cleaner. The sounds are incredibly reminiscent of ‘Alchemy’, one of our favorite tracks off Blanke’s ‘Change & Decay: The Fall’ , Deadbeats assisted project.

The production halfway through the song gives the listener a quick break to breathe, but they’ll be brought back to reality, bopping away as the single gets back to the high tempo energy and infectious distorted bass that will make you fall in love with it from the very start. Is this “Alchemy” v2?

Coming off his interview with Heard It Here First, we have come to expect something with a more mild feel from Blanke. And although we still get the emotive influences that make Blanke’s music one of a kind, ‘Mystery’ still feels different. Like an artist truly coming into his own. The drops don’t feel as drastic as the production between build-up and breakdown blend together seamlessly. Add in the gentle and glorious vocals and the result is a melodic DnB lover’s paradise.

Give the new single a listen below and let us know what you’re loving about the debut 2021 track from one of Heard It Here First’s favorite artists.

Also, be sure to read our new interview with Blanke here.

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