Basement Jaxx - Remedy
Decade - 1990's
Basement Jaxx - Remedy (1999)
Basement Jaxx are an influential House/Dance Music duo hailing from England who became popular in the 90's. Everyone will have heard "Red Alert" which is a classic dance track and radio hit.
I'm not a huge dance music fan - mostly because it seems kind of pointless listening to it while not being able to er...dance. I do prefer dance beats to hip-hop beats though, so I was optimistic on first listen to a degree.
All in all, it wasn't too bad. It's definitely not a soulless, repetitive dance drone, and the hooks are pretty catchy. There is a dark, funky edge to most of the songs, and they seamlessly incorporate other genres into the music like ska, disco, funk, hip-hop, rock and pop.
My only quibble is the interludes - totally pointless and too many!
Score - 7/10
Genre - Dance, House
Best Tracks - Red Alert, Bingo Bango, Always Be There
Recommended - Yes