Basement Jaxx

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
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Decades: 1990s 2000s 2010s
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This respected, UK-based DJing and production duo comprises Felix Buxton (Ibstock, Leicestershire, England) and Simon Ratcliffe (b. England). 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.

Setting out to rediscover the original feeling of early Chicago house music, Buxton and Ratcliffe began by holding illegal parties in Brixton, south London in 1994. Starting in Ratcliffe’s bedroom studio and issuing a number of EPs on their own Atlantic Jaxx label, they went on to release the club classic ‘Fly Life’, an unusual blend of ragga and house, and the Ibiza anthem, ‘Samba...

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