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Basement Jaxx Biography

Basement Jaxx (formed 1994)

Basement Jaxx consists of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe. The UK house music act formed in London and rose to fame with their debut album Remedy.

Basement Jaxx: The Early Years

Basement Jaxx formed in the Brixton area of London in 1994, when they hosted a regular club night named Rooty. Their debut album, Remedy, was released in 1999 and received a widely positive critical response.

The single 'Red Alert' was featured in the film Bend It Like Beckham, which starred Keira Knightley and Parminder Nagra. The track was also picked up by Coca-Cola and Nickelodeon for use in their advertisements.

Another single, 'Rendez Vu' reached number four in the UK charts. Later on in 1999, they released Jaxx Unreleased, which compiled all of their B-sides and remixes together.

In 2001, Basement Jaxx released Rooty. Their second full-length album was named after the club night where their career started. Their singles, 'Romeo' and 'Where's Your Head At?' were both huge international hits, with the latter track being included on the Tomb Raider soundtrack. They followed on from Jaxx Unreleased with Xxtra Cuts, another collection of b-sides and rarities.

Kish Kash was Basement Jaxx's third album and was released in 2003. The duo brought in a number of vocalists, including Lisa Kekaula of the BellRays, Dizzee Rascal, JC Chasez and Siouxsie Sioux. The single 'Good Luck' was used as the BBC's theme for their Euro 2004 TV coverage. It was also included on two soundtracks: Just Married and Appleseed.

The Singles, a hits compilation, was released in 2005 and went to number one on the UK album charts. When Kylie Minogue was forced to pull out of her headline slot at Glastonbury 2005, Basement Jaxx were chosen as her replacement.

The Band's fourth studio album was entitled Crazy Itch Radio and was released in 2006. Again, they drafted in a number of vocalists, including Martina Bang, Milly Blue, Lily Allen, Method Man and Robyn.

Basement Jaxx have also undertaken a large amount of remixes and have worked with the likes of Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliot, Justin Timberlake and N*E*R*D.

In early 2009, the band announced their intentions to release a new album called Scars in 2009, featuring contributions from Yoko Ono, Santogold, Lightspeed Champion and Yo! Majesty.

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The Latest Basement Jaxx News

Ultra Music Festival 2014: Here's Why You Should Head To Miami

24th February 2014

Ultra Music Festival 2014 will once again be bringing together the biggest names in EDM in Miami. Alongside big-name DJ's...

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28th January 2014

Kanye West, Drake and Bruno Mars will headline this year's Wireless Festival. The acts will top the bill at the...

Basement Jaxx Searching Youtube For Vocalists

3rd October 2013

Dance music duo Basement Jaxx are trawling the Internet to find new singers.Grammy Award winners Simon Radcliffe and Felix Buxton...

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28th June 2013

Alex James has ''sympathy'' for Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis for the massive job he takes on every year.The Blur bassist...

Strummer Of Love Single Day Tickets Now On Sale

10th August 2012

The Strummer of Love festival organisers have now released the day tickets for this special event commemorating 10 years since...

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Basement Jaxx Reviews

Basement Jaxx - Basement Jaxx Vs. Metropole Orkest Album Review

12th July 2011

When I first received this collaboration I thought I must have the wrong CD as...

Basement Jaxx - Raindrops Single Review

29th June 2009

Review of Basement Jaxx single RaindropsThe new single from Basement Jaxx, 'Raindrops', is quite different...

Basement Jaxx - Take Me Back To Your House Single Review

2nd January 2007

Basement JaxxTake Me Back To Your HouseSingle ReviewBasement Jaxx are certainly pioneers in the sphere...

Basement Jaxx - Crazy Itch Radio Album Review

24th October 2006

Basement JaxxCrazy Itch RadioAlbum ReviewThe fourth album from the Brixton-based outfit Basement Jaxx, Crazy Itch...

Basement Jaxx - Do Your Thing Single Review

1st December 2005

Basement Jaxx Do Your ThingBasement Jaxx are well revered and continue to push progressive dance...

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Basement Jaxx Festivals

The Big Feastival

29th August 2014

Open'er Festival

2nd July 2014

Exit Festival

10th July 2014

Ultra Music Festival

28th March 2014

RockNess

8th June 2012

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Basement Jaxx Interviews

Felix Buxton, interview, Atlantic Jaxx a Compilation Vol 2

13th March 2006

We caught up with Felix Buxton one half of UK dance heavy-weights Basement Jaxx, to...

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The Latest Basement Jaxx Press Releases

Basement Jaxx 'What A Difference Your Love Makes' (Huxley Remix) [Listen]

21st August 2013

Basement Jaxx are set to release their new single 'What A Difference...

Basement Jaxx Announce New Single 'Mermaid Of Salinas' Out September 30th 2013

13th August 2013

Basement Jaxx release their new single, the ecstatically buoyant 'What A...

Basement Jaxx 'What A Difference Your Love Makes' New Single Out September 30th 2013

29th July 2013

Basement Jaxx are on a roll. Having broken their almost two year silence...

Basement Jaxx Announce New Winter 2013 UK Live Dates

9th May 2013

It's been nearly two years since we last heard from long-standing godfathers of UK house,...

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