basementjaxxscars

Never tiring when it comes to ingenuity, Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe have snatched up some current musical hotness and splattered their talent across Scars. Sam Sparro, Yo Majesty, Santigold, Lightspeed Champion and even Yoko Ono not only represent major genre criss-crossing, but the Basement Jaxx penchant for blending beats and voices that come from all over. Perhaps collaborating with major talent is what always kept the Brixton duo so unique, but tracks like “Scars,” “My Turn” and “Day Of The Sunflowers (We March On)” take me back to classic Jaxx, never dulling down the dark electronica that somehow wiggles its way to mainstream favor. While many see Scars as a comeback, it is just a continuation in their long line of mashed-up club stompers. Their last effort, 2006’s Crazy Itch Radio was a time of experimentation that combined Balkan beats with country flare, but Scars brings it back to the old school that made Buxton and Ratcliffe what they are today. (Ultra Records/XL Recordings) –Andrea D’Alessandro

 
  1. Don’t know where else to post this, but I was trying to sign up for your RSS feed and I got a ton of error messages and my computer froze up and I couldn’t join the list. Well, that’s okay, I can always just come back and read it for myself.

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  2. @RV We were in the middle of doing upgrades to our back-end system, there may have been a couple of bruises yesterday but hopefully no scars. The RSS should be working now.

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