Basement Jaxx are about to unleash their seventh album and it's clear they're still wholly on-point. Perhaps even more relevant now than ever (thanks to the massive house revival in recent years), "Never Say Never" is an instant summer sing-along anthem that references the last 25 years of grooves with distinction and character. Remix-wise Gotsome gets dark and twisted with a chugging loopy rub that drops into heavenly chords mid-way while Wayward gets busy on the euphoric synth vibes. Basement Jaxx's never-ending story continues. Bring on the album!
Having recently re-entered the ring with the middle-weight comeback album Junto, this veteran South London duo have decided to deliver this cheeky heavyweight belter for all those fans wanting something with a bit more club muscle. They won't be disappointed as "Angel Is Coming" is a monster - beginning all Mr Fingers deep before expanding into properly cosmic techno-tinged delirium. These vibes are worked even further in their original dub, while "Blue Flute" is more their typical exotic carnival fare and "Jus Be Free..." wraps things up with some tasty deep acid joy.