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    Default A Basement Jaxx thread

    Couldn't be bothered to look pick one of the other topic-specific Jaxx threads here, so I'll just make one.

    They have a new single. Not sure if like yet, which is rare because I like everything they do.
    No album necessarily soon, but lots of singles on the way (but they always do that between albums. Sometimes under different names).

    Came out this week




    Live dates, so far.

    MAY 2013
    25 Orange Festival. Warsaw. Poland.
    JUNE 2013
    1 Big Beach Festival. Tokyo. Japan.
    7 Rockness Festival. Inverness. United Kingdom.
    26 INmusic Festival. Zagreb. Croatia.
    29 Vodafone Istanbul Calling. Istanbul. Turkey.
    JULY 2013
    21 Somerset House. London. United Kingdom.
    26 Kendal Calling. Kendal. United Kingdom.
    AUGUST 2013
    10 Boardmasters Festival. Newquay. United Kingdom.
    16 Belsonic Festival. Belfast. United Kingdom.
    17 V Festival. Stafford. United Kingdom.
    18 V Festival. Chelmsford. United Kingdom.
    31 Big Feastival. Kingham. United Kingdom.
    NOVEMBER 2013
    28 Leeds Academy. Leeds. United Kingdom.
    29 Apollo Theatre. Manchester. United Kingdom.
    DECEMBER 2013
    1 Newcastle Academy. Newcastle. United Kingdom.
    5 Birmingham Academy. Birmingham. United Kingdom.
    6 Brixton Academy. London. United Kingdom.

    Maybe 2013 will be the year they finally play live in the US again(?!)
    (not counting DJ sets. And also, they did Mexico last october as a one off).

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    This track kinda sounds like aqua but I like it anyway

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    I'm gonna bump this until we have sufficient Basement Jaxx discussion.

    For my part, I feel like these dudes are some of the best producers in recent memory.

    Discuss.

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    Yo Gabba Gabba?

    Seriously, this is pretty bad.

    But I love Basement Jaxx.

    Oh well.
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    They really are great stuff. I go through phases of repeating their albums over and over.
    Should be bigger.

    Here's a live version of MY TURN from Scars. Loves it



    And did you see/hear the orchestra shows they did not too long ago?

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    I think the video is a bad distraction to the track. it is BUMP'N and ridiculously funky. I got to hear it in a club last night and WOW. Blown away. The mid-part build up is just a sound orgy! Great job Jaxx!! This album will be amazing!!! Maybe Coachella 2014? PLEASE!!!

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    The new song is utter shit... but still... if they were to tour, I'd be there in a heartbeat!

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    I feel a lot of people have maybe missed out on singles they have put out (some under aliases) in the last few years that weren't on albums.

    Like these:

    Make Me Sweat


    Buggin' Out feat. Lisa Kekaula


    Nifty


    All U Crazies

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    I'm actually loving Back 2 The Wild. It's a perfect Jaxx track, a really solid house song made super weird and funky.

    Really hope they get back to the states with their full live show. So much fun.

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    jesus that music video is horrendous
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    100% support. I'm pretty sure they've said that their live show is way too expensive to bring to the US though, which explains why their recent gigs have all been DJsets
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    jesus that music video is horrendous
    And it sounds like Ke$ha.
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    I LOVE Basement Jaxx! Saw them at Spookfest a few years back, incredible set.
    7/30- Arcade Fire, Shoreline
    8/10- The Killers, OSL
    8/11- NoNoNo, GAMH
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    8/24- NIN, Shoreline
    8/30- Offspring, Shoreline
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    9/20 & 21- Beyond Wonderland
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    Default Re: A Basement Jaxx thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ELECtROjan View Post
    100% support. I'm pretty sure they've said that their live show is way too expensive to bring to the US though, which explains why their recent gigs have all been DJsets
    I think artists need to stop fucking using this excuse. If Daft Punk and the Chemical Bros can bring their rigs then everyone else can too.
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    Yeah. They did say that, but I call bullshit.
    Their stage set up isn't SO grand that it requires dozens and dozens of trucks like a Madonna or U2 production.

    Also, just last october, they did a single one-off show in Mexico for a festival there.
    They flew from the UK to Mexico and then back with their band members and live stage set up.
    I can't imagine that the money they got was so big that it was worth going to and back for one show.

    It would have been more lucrative to do some North American shows while they were on the continent!




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    Quote Originally Posted by zircona1 View Post
    And it sounds like Ke$ha.
    But that's not a bad thing. Kesha is kind of awesome. You all should listen to her albums, not just the singles (though, singles are good stuff too).

    But now that you said it, it does sound like a Kesha song that Basement Jaxx would have produced.

    The song has grown on me. It sounds like something that could have been on Rooty.

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    I think it's not so much that their setup is too elaborate to transport, it's that their fanbase in the states isn't big enough for it to make it profitable. They probably got an offer they couldn't refuse for the Mexican festival but I can't imagine they could sell a ton of tickets all over America to make a dedicated trek worthwhile for them.

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    Maybe...
    I just figure there's enough festivals that would gladly have them play (ie umm...COACHELLA.....Ultra (for crying out loud. They were/are signed to Ultra Records....), maybe Sasquatch and Lolla), in addition to solo shows in big cities (at the very least: New York, Chicago, L.A., San Fran, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Miami (if not Ultra Fest).

    I believe the last (live) shows they did in the U.S. were like 2006 in New York and Hollywood Bowl and 2007 at a festival in Cali.

    I guess I'm bitter, to say the least.

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    The problem with the festival touring option is that there is so much time between them that they would have to either play a lot of (presumably unprofitable, based on their excuse) headlining shows or just sit around as they wait for the next fest. What they should do is a bunch of festivals and book recording time in the interim so they have a good reason to hang out for a bit.

    God I love the Jaxx.
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    That too. We have a lot of festivals, but as far as summer festivals go, Europe has one it seems every weekend (and Jaxx consistently play that circuit over there. And between festivals, they will do solo gigs or DJ sets).

    Anyhoo, let's look back at 2004 at their legendary Glastonbury set!
    "Supersonic" is SO much better live.
    I'm also such a fanboy of the jaxx that I know all their touring vocalists (which have for the most part, have been the same over the years).
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    I just think they're way more popular in Europe than they are in America. As far as I know they're like pop stars in the UK, in the states their last single was Where's Your Head At in like 2001 and that was mostly popular as a jock jam. They can do a festival or two but their live band is pretty large (including people in monkey suits, if they still do that) and I just don't think there's enough demand for a full American tour. I mean, just for SF I'm struggling to think of where they'd play if they came here.

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    Well, for San Fran, Treasure Island Fest. But yeah, there's huge gaps in time with all the logical festivals for them.

    Whenever they decide to come back, they should build their mini U.S. tour around Coachella or Ultra Fest (or both) in the same time frame.

    (Ultra is 2 weekends too now, right?)

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    I am thinking to go to big beach festival in Tokyo (June, 1st)
    There are many acts, Fat boy slim or basement jaxx will play last.

    It should be fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HunterGather View Post
    But that's not a bad thing. Kesha is kind of awesome. You all should listen to her albums, not just the singles (though, singles are good stuff too).
    I listened to most of Warrior, b/c people I trust were saying it was good. I didn't like it. Still can't get past her whiny, valley-girl-auto-tuned voice.

    I would love to see the Jaxx too, Kish Kash is one of my favorite albums from the first decade of the '00s.
    We're here to play some Mississippi Delta Blues. We're in a horrible depression, and I gotta admit - we're starting to like it.

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    For fans of the Basement Jaxx live show, we're announcing something special on Wednesday 8th May @ 9am.

    Check out Sleeping is Giving in for great mixes and other cool stuff

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    Their albums are always growers for me, so I welcome any and every new Basement Jaxx track. Would to love to catch them live one day.


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    Goddamn I hope those announcements include NA dates.

    I just bought a bunch of Basement Jaxx Vinyl (my friend just got a turntable setup so i have been buying vinyl like a mad man. we were rocking out hard to EP 2 yesterday and some Rooty. Please bring the Jaxx to America...I dont know who i am saying that to exactly.
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    I'm dying to see Basement Jaxx again LIVE. Was hoping they would be at EDC
    7/30- Arcade Fire, Shoreline
    8/10- The Killers, OSL
    8/11- NoNoNo, GAMH
    8/14- Paul McCartney, Candlestick
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    Quote Originally Posted by shotglass75 View Post
    For fans of the Basement Jaxx live show, we're announcing something special on Wednesday 8th May @ 9am.
    Nice job cutting out an important line from that Facebook post they made.

    "For UK fans of the Basement Jaxx live show, we're announcing something special on Wednesday 8th May @ 9am."

    Getting my hopes up!

    It's probably dates for (non festival) UK gigs.

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    I love the Jaxx! Has anyone checked out their album they did with the Metropole Orkest? This is one of my favorite songs they did together. It sounds so good!

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