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"Simply stunning" - Tony Minvielle, Jazz FM

"This is a special one" - Erica McKoy, Worldwide FM

"Incredible... wicked" - Zakia Sewell, NTS Radio

We present a two track-collaboration between the enigmatic Simon Ratcliffe from Basement Jaxx and powerhouse jazz duo Binker & Moses.

Entitled Village of the Sun, this project embodies a hybrid of electronic beats, heady jazz improvisation, and sheer, raw energy. 

Ratcliffe says:

“I’ve always liked improvised instrumental music. It has this intensity and eccentricity and takes me places. It connects with me deeply and resonates with me far more than traditional ‘songs’ with words. I approached Binker & Moses with these two tracks, just sonic skeletons really. They gave it flesh and blood - it was just left for me to dress it.”

This stylistic crossover breaks new ground with a distinctive mix of Alice Coltrane-inspired spiritual jazz, pseudo-samba rhythms, and dreamy steel pan textures.


released January 31, 2020

'Village of the Sun' written by Simon Ratcliffe, Binker Golding and Moses Boyd

‘Ted' written by Ted Moses, Simon Ratcliffe, Binker Golding and Moses Boyd

Binker Golding: tenor saxophone

Moses Boyd: drums

Produced and Mixed by Simon Ratcliffe and all other instrumentation by Simon Ratcliffe


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Village of the Sun London, UK

A new project by one half of British electronic duo Basement Jaxx.

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