BASEMENT JAXX premiere the innovative video for the uplifting track “Never Say Never” off their new album JUNTO due for release on August 25 via Atlantic Jaxx/PIAS.
The legendary producer duo Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe known as BASEMENT JAXX, joined forces with celebrated Sci-Fi short film director Saman Kesh (Calvin Harris, Placebo, Vitalic) for this groundbreaking 6-minute video. The storied “Never Say Never” video captures Jaxx Industries in their zealous effort to bring dancing back to mankind via twerking by creating the futuristic TW3RK-BOT1.0. The JAXX themselves had previously sought to advance the cause of global rump-shaking with their track “Twerk” from their 2009 Scars album.
JUNTO marks the duo’s seventh studio album and the title, which translates from Spanish as together, sums up the spirit of the record and the very essence of the JAXX’s desire to unify people with their music. “With this album,” says Felix Buxton, “we wanted to do something that felt more at one with the world.”This approach is reflected in the titles of “Power To The People,” “We Are Not Alone” and “Love Is At Your Side,” as well as the throwback fun of “What’s The News” and “Sneakin’ Toronto.”
Following their electrifying live performance at this year’s Ultra Music Festival in Miami plus their four recent sold-out buzz-worthy DJ gigs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Toronto, the JAXX are scheduled to play a string of live shows across the summer including headline slots at Wireless and Bestival as well as a monthly DJ residency in Ibiza. They will return stateside February 18-21, 2015 for the HARD HOLY SHIP! electronic music cruise.
“Never Say Never” in the press:
“…this soulful dance-pop treat has an instantly catchy hook ripe for raving. While we’re told the new album throws back to Basement’s house-jaxxing days (see Remedy and Rooty) ‘Never Say Never’ exhibits the maturity earned across two decades and seven studio albums. Also, it’s just plain blissful.”
-Colin Shultz, SPIN (June 27, 2014)
“…their fundamentals are still strong, and ‘Never Say Never,’ the latest single to come from the album, proves it. ‘Never Say Never’ is a majestic and regal disco-house track with an assured build and a lead vocal from the London singer ETML.”
– Tom Breihan, STEREOGUM (June 27, 2014)
“After pushing the energy levels into the stratosphere, Basement Jaxx now take a more relaxed approach. Though still suited for warehouse parties, ‘Never Say Never’ is more nuanced, a steady stream of lush, romantic harmonies, dub-leaning bass and drums, and some vintage, slightly dusty pianos.”
– Chris Coplan, CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND (June 27, 2014)
“Basement Jaxx is coming out swinging on his new single, ‘Never Say Never,’ as the effort reaches anthemic territories with ETML’s iconic vocals gliding over the UK legend’s effervescent, electronic-house production. The effort’s another summertime dance artifact…”
–Chad Hillard, HILLY DILLY (June 27, 2014)
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