Basement Jaxx

Carnival party flavoured London duo

From their early Latin-tinged house records, through the ragga-and-sirens mayhem of ‘Fly Life’ to the punk-garage of ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ they are a band in constant evolution. This may explain how they’ve managed to transcend the waning world of dance music and with it their contemporaries. “It does feel like the scene we’re from doesn’t really exist anymore,” says Buxton. Ratcliffe agrees. “At one point we felt we had people either side of us. It was healthy competition and exciting, too. We were bonded by what we were doing but we didn’t want them to beat us to an idea. Now we’re a bit more isolated, but maybe liberated as well.”


Felix Buxton , Simon Ratcliffe


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