Basement Jaxx


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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