Summer Dem

Album: Junto (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • The song originated from a King Creole loop, which Basement Jaxx' Felix Buxton had in his back pocket for a long time. He'd tried various people to provide vocals before eventually settling for Scottish rapper Patricia Panther.
  • Basement Jaxx's Simon Ratcliffe explained the song title to Edge of the Net: "It's a good summery vibe and it's always been called 'Summer Dem' because it felt like a summery track. When we came to think of a title for it, we thought let's leave it at that. 'Summer Dem' is its working title really."

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