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Basement Jaxx Throw a Deep Sea Rave in ‘Galactical’ Video

U.K. dance duo releases the second clip from their forthcoming ‘Junto’ LP

For their first album since 2009’s ambient Zephyr, Basement Jaxx changed studios, moving from the run-down building where they had been recording to a newer, more open facility. Inspired by this transition, as well as the contemporary sounds of artists like Disclosure and Rudimental, the duo attempted to make – in the words of member Felix Buxton – “something reenergized, something lighter, brighter, more hopeful.”

The resulting album, Junto, realizes that goal, but “Galactical,” the first bonus track on its deluxe edition, provides a notable exception: Here, whispered vocals sit on top of ominous synths and rattling bass. The music video, appropriately, looks like a scene from a video game, with neon-lined dancers moving and floating against a black, deep sea background. It was directed by Hadaya Turner, who has done editing and special effects for Hype Williams-directed music videos like those for Kanye West‘s “All of the Lights,” Brandy’s “Put It Down” and Jack White‘s “Freedom at 21.”

Junto will be released August 25th on Atlantic Jaxx/PIAS America and can be pre-ordered here or here.

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