Oh are we glad that Basement Jaxx are back. There's been a distinct lack of unselfconsciously fun dance music in recent years, but thanks to Basement Jaxx's return to the charts we can once again throw our hands up to the sound of flamenco guitar, bongos and ridiculous samples. It all makes sense again!

After a summer of blinding festival sets it's only right that their forthcoming single is a scorcher, and 'Mermaid of Salinas' doesn't disappoint. Latin rhythms, Spanish guitar and the energy of four giant street parades rolled into one, it's a shimmying, shameless feel-good Balearic banger and it's impossible not to love it.


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