After four party-pooping years without any new material, British dance music team Basement Jaxx are at it again, and they’re so excited about their forthcoming What a Difference Your Love Makes EP that they’re sharing a bunch of songs off it in advance of its late September release. Dropped earlier today, “Mermaid of Salinas” continues what seems like a trip around the world that the duo is taking to
appropriate draw inspiration from various cultures, and this time, it lands in Spain. With flamenco guitars, punchy trumpets, accented vocals of esperanza, a catchy refrain of “baahs,” and repeated proclamations that “I’m in the hot box,” “Mermaid of Salinas” is sure to have your inner goddess doing the merengue with some salsa moves, or whatever vaguely offensive attempt at “Latin stuff” you would like to respond with.
What a Difference Your Love Makes will come out September 30 via XL Recordings.