We all know Hollywood likes to copy itself (and then copy the copies of itself) So in this post-TRON world we live in, if you’re a major ’90s electronic act and you’re not scoring a film, then there’s something sorely lacking. Next up is Basement Jaxx, who have done the score for the new British horror-sci-fi-comedy film, Attack The Block, about aliens who attack a coucil estate (ie- the projects) in South London.
The first tune from the Jaxx, “The End,” sounds a great deal like their other recent work, blending dubstep beats with some classic carnival-esq Jaxx noise, like whistles and bagpipes.
Basement Jaxx have spent the majority of 2010 prepping for the re-release of their classic ’90s Atlantic Jaxx material. But Felix and Simon have spent a little time in the studio as well, coming up with this new grinder, “Dracula,” that has more to do with the analog beatdown of electro-punks like Motor and proto-industrial innovators Suicide than the polyrhythmic housings of their early work. But then the vintage BJaxx dog whistle pitch comes in and you remeber it’s still the same guys trying to make you move.
Before the Vegas quality stage show, white gorillas and coca-cola commercials, Basement Jaxx were just two kids from London making house records far better than anything folks seem able to churn out these days (sorry, kinda true). The duo’s seminal ’90s releases on their own Atlantic Jaxx records are still some of the finest deep dancefloor tracks ever issued, even though some of the earliest cuts—on the easily titled EPs 1-3—have been criminally out of print for well over a decade. Finally (and possibly after some urging by URB at this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival), Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe are re-releasing all of their early tracks on iTunes, Juno and the rest. It all goes digital on Oct. 26, but check out “Deep Inside Your Love” now to get just a taste of the steamy hi-hat goodness coming our way.
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Erykah Badu, Basement Jaxx and more set to join MGMT, and Incubus at this year’s Cypress Hill Smokeout. “The all day mind-opening music festival and medical marijuana expo” will feature headliners Incubus, Manu Chao in his first North American appearance since 2007, Deadmau5 “unhooked”, Slightly Stoopid, MGMT, Cypress Hill performing their self-titled album in its entirety, Nas & Damian Marley,Atmosphere, and more.