Basement Jaxx Scratches New 'Itch'
Veteran electronica duo Basement Jaxx will return Sept. 12 with is new album, "Crazy Itch Radio." The 14-track XL Recordings set is the follow-up to 2003's "Kish Kash," which debuted at No. 2 on BillbVeteran electronica duo Basement Jaxx will return Sept. 12 with is new album, "Crazy Itch Radio." The 14-track XL Recordings set is the follow-up to 2003's "Kish Kash," which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Top Electronic Albums chart.
In addition to the usual host of party-friendly dance tracks ("Everybody," "Hush Boy"), "Crazy Itch Radio" also features the grime-drenched "Run 4 Cover" with Lady Marga, the dark soul of "Lights Go Down" with vocalist Linda Lewis and the lounge-y "Keep Keep On."
The group also stretches out on the beguiling "Take Me Back to Your House," accurately described as "banjo house," in that it prominently features that very non-dance instrument. "On the Train" puts a modern spin on a jazzy pop melody, while "Hey You" boasts vocals from Swedish pop act Robyn as well as a 30-strong chorus of orphans from the African nation of Malawi.
Basement Jaxx is touring internationally throughout the summer, including opening dates for Robbie Williams, but has penciled in a handful of October shows in New York and Los Angeles. A longer North American tour is in the works for 2007.
Here is the track list for "Crazy Itch Radio":
"Take Me Back to Your House"
"On the Train"
"Run 4 Cover"
"Lights Go Down"
"Keep Keep On"
"U R on My Mind"