"Kish Kash" is the third studio album from Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, who record collectively as Basement Jaxx.
"Kish Kash" is the third studio album from Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, who record collectively as Basement Jaxx. After spending much time with it, it becomes apparent that the duo was simply warming up on its previous albums ("Remedy" and "Rooty"). And that is really saying something, considering that both remain as deliciously freakalicious as ever. With "Kish Kish," the British duo continues its fine exploration of all things punk and disco. Along the way, some dots are connected, while others are smudged or ignored. Like the B-52's, Basement Jaxx wants nothing more than to dance this (beautiful) mess around. Joining them on their fearless ride is an eclectic group of vocalists, including Meshell Ndegeocello, Siouxsie Sioux and 'N Sync's JC Chasez. Feisty lead single "Lucky Star" features the rapping of 2003 Panasonic Mercury Music Prize winner Dizzee Rascal.—MP