Basement Jaxx

Biography: This respected, UK-based DJing and production duo comprises Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe. Setting out to rediscover the original feeling of early Chicago house music they began by holding illegal parties in Brixton, south London in 1994. Starting in Ratcliffe's bedroom studio, they went on to release the club classic "Fly Life", an unusual blend of ragga and house, and the Ibiza anthem, "Samba Magic", besides various remixes, white labels and dub plates.
Basement Jaxx's unique cocktail of influences (rap, funk, ragga, disco and garage, all given a deep house twist) has been described as "punk garage". It has found a devoted audience in their native London and beyond (especially in Japan, Canada, Australia and the USA) where their DJing skills have been in demand. Their Basement Jaxx club nights in London never fail to fill venues.
In 1998, Basement Jaxx signed to highly successful XL Records (home of the Prodigy). Their first single for the label, "Red Alert", released
This respected, UK-based DJing and production duo comprises Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe. Setting out to rediscover the original feeling of early Chicago house music they began by holding illegal parties in Brixton, south London in 1994. Starting in Ratcliffe's bedroom studio, they went on to release the club classic "Fly Life", an unusual blend of ragga and house, and the Ibiza anthem, "Samba Magic", besides various remixes, white labels and dub plates.
Basement Jaxx's unique cocktail of influences (rap, funk, ragga, disco and garage, all given a deep house twist) has been described as "punk garage". It has found a devoted audience in their native London and beyond (especially in Japan, Canada, Australia and the USA) where their DJing skills have been in demand. Their Basement Jaxx club nights in London never fail to fill venues.

In 1998, Basement Jaxx signed to highly successful XL Records (home of the Prodigy). Their first single for the label, "Red Alert", released in April 1999, received much praise and radio airplay in the UK and US and broke into the UK Top 5. The single's critical and commercial success was repeated by the follow-up, "Rendezvous", and the attendant Remedy. The duo's faces were rarely not on the cover of hip music and style magazines during 1999 and many pundits were naming them as the saviours of truly inventive dance music. Remedy featured in most music critics "best of" polls at the end of the year. Rooty, titled after their underground parties in London, was released to even greater acclaim in July 2001.
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Basement Jaxx's Scores

  • Music
Average career score: 76
Highest Metascore: 88 Remedy
Lowest Metascore: 69 Scars
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
7 music reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
71 Junto Aug 25, 2014 Primary Artist 7.4
70 Basement Jaxx vs. Metropole Orkest Jul 19, 2011 Primary Artist 8.3
69 Scars Sep 22, 2009 Primary Artist 7.8
73 Crazy Itch Radio Sep 12, 2006 Primary Artist 7.0
85 Kish Kash Oct 21, 2003 Primary Artist 7.9
82 Rooty Jun 26, 2001 Primary Artist 8.7
88 Remedy Aug 3, 1999 Primary Artist 8.5