New Basement Jaxx Album ‘Junto’ Due In August


British house duo Basement Jaxx will release their seventh album, Junto (which means together in Spanish), on August 25. News of the album’s release comes after the twosome, which is comprised of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, dropped their very decent new single “Unicorn.” The Jaxx will play a series of live dates (see below) and will play the opening party at Space in Ibiza on May 25 in addition to spinning monthly at the famed White Isle institution. Obligatory press release gush from Simon Ratcliffe: “With this album, we wanted to do something that felt more at one with the world.” Uh, sure.

Junto Tracklist:

01. Intro
02. Power To the People
03. Unicorn
04. Never Say Never
05. We Are Not Alone
06. What’s The News
07. Summer Dem
08. Buffalo
09. Rock This Road
10. Sneakin’ Toronto
11. Something About You
12. Mermaid of Salinas
13. Love Is At Your Side

Live Dates

14/06 – One Love Festival – Istanbul, Turkey
27/06 – Colouer Café Festival – Brussels, Belgium
04/07 – Wireless Festival – London
06/07 – Wireless Festival – Birmingham
19/07 – Shakedown Festival – Brighton
25/07 – Fuji Rock Festival – Nigata, Japan
01/08 – Umbria Rock Festival – Perugia, Italy
03/08 – Camp Bestival – Lulworth
06/09 – Bestival – Isle Of Wight

Basement Jaxx Unite With Korean Sisters for “Back 2 The Wild” [Video]

Basement Jaxx Back 2 The Wild

It might be sacrilege to say it, but I’ve always felt Basement Jaxx lost the plot ten years ago after they released Rooty, which spawned the international smashes “Romeo,” “Jus 1 Kiss” and “Where’s Your Head At?”. Their evolution into a faux live samba band just didn’t do it for me, probably because the musicianship wasn’t there and I had always wanted them to return to their early Atlantic Jaxx sound that gave us house classics like “Fly Life.”

Today the duo issued video for their new single “Back 2 The Wild,” and it’s a decent return to form. A fun uptempo tune that takes a page from Tom Tom Club’s ethos where world music and fun collided, the song fronted by Korean sisters Miss Emma Lee & Baby Chay is catchy enough to be a summer anthem. The dazzling video directed by Mat Maitland will certainly help the cause.