After a four-plus-year absence, Basement Jaxx returned last September with a new EP, What a Difference Your Love Makes. This summer, they’ll finally release the follow-up LP to 2009’s pair of full-lengths, Scars and Zephyr, which reportedly sees the duo returning to their roots of “producing jacking house tracks”.
As an early teaser, they’ve unveiled “Unicorn”. Unlike, say, the salsa-flavored “Mermaid of Salinas” or the Zouk-inspired “Back 2 the Wild”, “Unicorn” is much more straightforward, a bubbly, pulsating blend of house and Big Beat rhythms that touts ample bass over outright intricacy or world music influences. If you enjoyed 2006’s Crazy Itch Radio, this should ring all the same bells.
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