Earlier this year, we at Lost Map released YES I JAN, the debut album from London-based trio, BAS JAN - the new project of Serafina Steer, and friends.
It made quite an impression, let me tell you. “MESSY MAJESTY” said UNCUT, gleefully awarding a 9/10 rating. “BEAUTIFULLY FRACTURED ART-POP” concurred MOJO, with an accompanying ★★★★'s of rapture. “DAY-TO-DAY STORIES FULL OF UNCANNY POP PUNK MAGIC” bellowed THE QUIETUS, before belching ALBUM OF THE WEEK to all and sundry. Here's a photo of Serafina, Rachel + Emma attempting an awkward group-hug / high-five, in celebration.
Well, now the excitement and belching continues. YES WE JAN - the remix album to BAS JAN’s Yes I Jan - is now available to listen to on all streaming services. Previously, this remix album had only been made available as an infinite mega-mix, on a limited edition cassette, exclusively with advance copies of the Yes I Jan LP. BUT NOW you can ALL listen to your heart's content, in the following digital locations …
The remix album features a cosmic reworking from BAS JAN member Ube Babae (aka Bamboo), as well as Lost Map’s own Rozi Plain - alongside the crème fraîche of the UK's experimental / alt-pop gliteratti, such as Hannah Peel, Lone Taxidermist, JP Buckle (The All Seeing I / Relaxed Muscle), SDF, Chooc Ly, Gameshow Outpatient, Benge, LUNCH and Dane Law.
The ravemasters were pointed to Psychic TV's 'Towards Thee Infinite Beat' album and their subsequent 'Beyond Thee Infinite Beat' remix album as a reference point. They were encouraged to think of the empowering works of Genesis P-Orridge in general.
This remix album has now been given a full digital release, as separate / individual tracks, to celebrate the fact that Lost Map has sold out of copies of the Yes I Jan LP on our webshop and BandCamp. If people are still looking to purchase a physical copy of the Yes I Jan LP, there are still copies left in select independent record shops, or they can buy direct from the band at live shows (listed below).
BAS JAN wish Emma Smith a sunny maternity leave and look forward to her return. Bas Jan will be joined by Charlie Stock on violin and bass guitar during this time.
BAS JAN - UPCOMING LIVE DATES
7th JULY - OXFORD, ENGLAND - Irregular Folks Festival
13th JULY - DOUNE, SCOTLAND - Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival
14th AUG - LONDON - Lock Tavern
16th AUG - CRICKHOWELL, WALES - Green Man Festival
18th AUG - BERLIN, GERMANY - Wassermusik Festival / HKW
30th AUG / 1st SEPT - DORSET, ENGLAND - End of the Road Festival