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Basement Jaxx Unveil Twerking Robots in 'Never Say Never' Video (Watch)
The song is from the upcoming album 'Junto,' due Aug. 25
Imagine a dystopian future where 98% of humans no longer dance. Basement Jaxx couldn't bear to envision such a planet, so they set out to fix that problem in their latest music video for "Never Say Never," off their forthcoming album "Junto," which drops Aug. 25.
Written and directed by Saman Kesh, the clip opens with the following mission statement:
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"Without dance there is no love. Without love there is no passion. Without passion there are no humans… Then what are we?"
In this case, twerking robots is what we are, or at least what we create. In "Jaxx Industries," scientists attach censors to real-life twerking humans to create the Twerk Bot 1.0, capable of up to 124 twerks-per-minute (T.P.M.) and equipped with anti-hip-lock technology. But what happens when one of the bots escapes into the outside world? You'll have to watch and see.
Featuring ETML, "Never Say Never" is the lead single from "Junto," Basement Jaxx's first album since 2009's "Scars" and its debut for new label Atlantic Jaxx/PIAS.