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JJ has always been a weird one. The enigmatic duo have frustrated and amazed with their sporadic release schedule and impenetrable range of influences and sources, littering their songs with rap lyrics and producing pseudo-covers of Lil Wayne and Dr. Dre along the way.

Now, almost five years after their debut, JJ are releasing their sophomore full length entitled V on the 19th of this month.

JJ has been predictably subdued about the release, only premiering one choice track, but have taken advantage of the meantime to spin a 45-minute mix for Fader.

The sample sources for their mix hints at the allure of JJ. Mixing Swedish trance-pop with Cindy Lauper is endearing on the nose done with enough flair enough to wind up being an instant indulgent pleasure.

The pair took some time to talk to The Fader as well where they outlined their thoughts on the often divisive Yung Lean and the Sad Boys.

“Yung Lean and the Sad Boys, that’s the new generation. Hearing them was like the first time I heard Elin sing on something I made.” says Benon. “There’s a total freedom in what they do that’s an inspiration. They’re like from outer space, and I am too.” muses Kastlander in agreement.

You can hear a preview for V in the opening of their Fader mix and don’t forget to tune in later in the month for the full drop.

Finn Houlihan


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