It’s been nearly four years since the legendary house duo Basement Jaxx had an official album release, and now the wait is finally over. The Brixton hailing pioneers announced their upcoming record ‘Junto’ to be released on August 25th and have graciously wetted our whistles with new singles Unicorn and Mermaid of Salinas, both now available as instant downloads with every pre-order on iTunes.
With Junto being the duo’s 7th studio album over the course of their illustrious 20 year career, it will certainly be interesting to see what it has in store for us. Unicorn, now available for streaming on SoundCloud, is billed as a good taster for what the overall feel of the album will be with the classic UK-house sound with chilled, groovy rhythms that encapsulate the Jaxx feel, which will have the fan pleased to no end.
In the days of electronic music being dominated by big bass artists, it’ll be a blast from the past bringing a much needed breath of fresh air to a stagnant mainstream scene. With a revered live show and almost unparalleled producing prowess, Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe are back after a long break of working with movie scores and messing about with orchestras, and they’re ready to blow your minds with their upcoming summer banger, Junto.
Make sure to catch the new stuff as well as the Jaxx we’ve all come to know and love at these dates throughout summer.
Listen to new single ‘Unicorn’ below:
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
25/05 – DJ Set @ Space – Ibiza (Opening Party)
plus monthly Pacha, Ibiza residency.