Basement Jaxx - Basement Jaxx Planning Jamaican Track

Subscribe to Basement Jaxx alerts

Basement Jaxx are thinking of making a Jamaican themed track.

The 'Raindrops' group are DJing at the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange project in London later this month - which sees London swap its usual nightlife for a typical night's partying Jamaica-style - and the group's Simon Ratcliffe reckons it could inspire them to do a song with a Caribbean flavour for their next album.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "If someone comes along with voice and attitude that gets you going it would be interesting if we could do something. We had 'Jump N' Shout', that was probably our take on mixing our world with Jamaica, with MC Slarta John on it, but that was 12 years ago!

"So if we were to do something in that vain, we'd have to do it in a very different way, but yeah, it'd definitely be interesting, it would make a lot of sense for us to do something like that again."

Simon - who makes up the band with Felix Buxton - admits while he has never been to Jamaica, he grew up with the country's spirit in South London, and it informed the dance group's early sound.

He added: "I think almost any English music is influenced by Jamaican music one way or another, and some of the first music I have listened to when I was in my teens - I got into Yellowman and Daniel Wells and the 80s MCs then discovered the 70s stuff, the classic reggae, the soundsystems - which are very British really, they obviously have their birthplace in Jamaica, but they have a very British take on it, which I've been a big fan off.

"When we started, Felix and I, just because of where the studio was, Camberwell and Brixton, Jamaica culture pervaded so you can hear that in our music."

Basement Jaxx are part of the line up who will be performing at the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project at Alexandra Palace on 12th November 2011. To find out more


Tags: Basement Jaxx

Subscribe to Basement Jaxx alerts

More Basement Jaxx

Basement Jaxx - Junto Album Review

It's been five long years since Basement Jaxx released their last album, 'Zephyr'. A lot has happened in the dance music scene in such a...

Ultra Music Festival 2014: Here's Why You Should Head to Miami

Ultra Music Festival 2014 will once again be bringing together the biggest names in EDM in Miami. Alongside big-name DJ's there's also a fantastically diverse...

Basement Jaxx - Basement Jaxx Vs. Metropole Orkest

When I first received this collaboration I thought I must have the wrong CD as the first half of the album sounded nothing like what...

Basement Jaxx - Raindrops

Review of Basement Jaxx single RaindropsThe new single from Basement Jaxx, 'Raindrops', is quite different from the usual stuff that they put out, and I'm...


Basement Jaxx - Take Me Back To Your House

Basement JaxxTake Me Back To Your HouseSingle ReviewBasement Jaxx are certainly pioneers in the sphere of dance progressive music. Not afraid to push the boundaries...

Basement Jaxx - Crazy Itch Radio

Basement JaxxCrazy Itch RadioAlbum ReviewThe fourth album from the Brixton-based outfit Basement Jaxx, Crazy Itch Radio is a concept based on.yes; you guessed it.a radio...

Felix Buxton, interview, Atlantic Jaxx a Compilation Vol 2

We caught up with Felix Buxton one half of UK dance heavy-weights Basement Jaxx, to talk about the Basement Jaxx record label Atlantic JaxxIt's the...

Basement Jaxx - Do Your Thing

Basement Jaxx Do Your ThingBasement Jaxx are well revered and continue to push progressive dance music forward. Having played at Glastonbury to the Hollywood Bowl...



Basement Jaxx Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Basement Jaxx

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All