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Basement Jaxx ‘Junto’ Album Out TODAY

JUNTO—due out on today, August 25 on Atlantic Jaxx/PIAS America–marks pioneering U.K. electronic music duo BASEMENT JAXX’s seventh studio album. Hear it now through Sunday, August 24 as Pitchfork is now offering an advance listen.

Globally revered as innovators and leading lights of their genre, BASEMENT JAXX blew the lid off the dance music scene of the late 90’s with their ground breaking albums Remedy, Rooty and Kish Kash. Having firmly established their place in the pantheon of dance music greats, the duo of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe are back with JUNTO, a genre-hopping musical roller-coaster that showcases the band’s legendary inventiveness, irresistible songwriting and production smarts.

In May, the pair debuted the club-ready, jacking “Unicorn,” the first track to be taken from Junto. It has met with universal praise, working as a perfect taster of what the full length has to offer. They soon followed with “Mermaid Of Salinas,” a samba sensation just in time for the World Cub festivities. Then came “Never Say Never,” the first official single from the album, currently sitting at #4 on Billboard’s Club Play chart and racing up Billboard’s Dance Radio chart.

Basement Jaxx – Never Say Never ft. ETML

The innovative video for “Never Say Never,” presenting the TW3RK-BOT1.0 robot, has already garnered over 3.7 million views, receiving a wide range of support from the likes of VEVO, Rolling Stone, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Pitchfork, Stereogum and Billboard, just to name a few. The video—created by BASEMENT JAXX in conjunction with celebrated Sci-Fi short film director Saman Kesh (Calvin Harris, Placebo, Vitalic)–captures JAXX Industries in their zealous effort to bring dancing back to mankind via twerking by creating the futuristic TW3RK-BOT1.0.

Next week on Thursday, August 28 midnight PT/Friday, August 29 at 3:00 am ET, in support of JUNTO’s release and their “Never Say Never” video, look for BASEMENT JAXX to appear on MTV Clubland as they take over the show highlighting some of their favorite videos.

Spanish for ‘together,’ the concept behind JUNTO is one of unity and soulfulness, fusing dance music’s sub-genres into one cohesive multi-flavored confection. It’s a bold, boisterous, brilliant album full of amazing guest vocal performances, richly layered production and the irresistible sense of groove that has set them apart from the very beginning. Summer is here, and the JAXX are back.

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