Yes, it’s only February but Jax Jones and Martin Solveig have joined forces to unleash the year’s first summer banger.

Tequila lands today under their Europa pseudonym, ­featuring the vocals of Raye.

Inspired by their love of the ­liquor, it’s the perfect soundtrack for a few cheeky shots to warm up those winter nights.

Jax told me: “When I’m in the studio I like to make sure we’re having a good time, dancing, having a few drinks.

“Raye loves a tickle of tequila and now I’ve started using it as an ice breaker instead of coffee and it’s thanks to Raye.

“When you’re working late and trying to perfect a song, it definitely makes you happier.”

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Raye added: “I am the tequila queen. It’s the only alcohol that isn’t a depressive – it keeps you up!”

This isn’t her first Jax hook-up.

Raye nodded: “Yeah, we go way back. We’ve grown so much since working together on You Don’t Know Me but Jax has been in the industry for so long not getting the credit.

“I’m so happy he has found his element. He is a household name, he put his album out and it has gone huge.

“That is my goal and I’m looking up to him as a role model.”

Raye is frustrated with the slow process of putting her solo songs out, when she has so many sitting on her computer.

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The Londoner explained: “My folders are overflowing – it’s insane. But it’s one of those things when you have a major label, you have a whole team of people to keep happy.

“This year you will hear a lot of Raye music – I have like eight ­albums so I’d like to put one out!”

After a string of hits and writing for other artists, Raye still hasn’t released her debut album, but Jax insisted it will be worth the wait.

He told me: “She has so many great songs. More incredible, clever, classy songwriting.”

Check out the trio’s hilarious Tequila music video now.

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