Published Aug 18, 2014Later this month, legendary UK dance act Basement Jaxx will deliver Junto, their first album in nearly five years. Today, you can stream the whole thing in full.
In a recent interview with Exclaim!, the band's Felix Buxton explained that the purpose of the new album is to have fun and celebrate life. "I think the album is making a positive stand and that's where we were with our first album, Remedy," he said. "It was always about that mindset, which basically came from the beginning of house music. We're all struggling, we're all suffering and we all want to be happy. It can sound fluffy but it's true — it's about getting over ego basically."
The album's title, which means "together" in Spanish, came from the group feeling limited by their native tongue. "We wanted a title to sum up the spirit of the album," Simon Ratcliffe said. "And in English all the words we came up with seemed really kind of dull or insipid."
Junto is set to arrive on August 26 via Atlantic Jaxx/PIAS. You can stream the album in full below, courtesy of the Guardian.