Tag Archives: Basement Jaxx

2014 Top Ten List Spotlight: Michele Myers

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2014, leading up to our 2014 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Voting ends on Tuesday, December 16th at 6:00 PM PT, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 19th to hear if your picks madeRead more…

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Out This Week 8/26

From J Dilla to J Mascis, there is something for everyone this week in new releases! While the Dilla self-releases his 40-track The King of Beats’ Ma Dukes Yancey Collector’s Edition Box Set, Mascis shares his latest solo release, which KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes as “another strong acoustic-oriented set featuring some gorgeous finger-pickedRead more…

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Album Review: Basement Jaxx – Junto

Man alive, the last five years have seen some dramatic shifts in the dance music scene. When last we saw Felix Burton and Simon Ratcliffe on a proper Basement Jaxx record, they were finishing out a full decade of releasing dance music with not one, but two incredible full length records. One, Scars, was aRead more…

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Thursday Music News

With two sharp shooters like this, it’s sure to be a great chat: Northwest noodler Stephen Malkmus sat down for a chat on Marc Maron‘s celebrated WTF podcast. The conversation covers Portland, Pavement, parenting, and Poe (as in, Edgar Allen). You can download the episode here, or subscribe on iTunes. [Spin] In the video forRead more…

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Thursday Music News

North Carolina’s The Avett Brothers have stayed busy since the release of their last album, The Carpenter, 11 months ago. The band is working on their next full length album, Magpie and the Dandelion, due out on October 15th. Listen to the catchy first single, “Another Is Waiting,” a track indicative of a promising newRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Today, Canadian electro group A Tribe Called Red have unveiled a previously unreleased song they worked on with Das Racist for an imcomplete LP. Unfortunately, Das Racist broke up last year, while they were working on that album, so it probably won’t see the light of day. The track features verses from both Heems andRead more…

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Live Review: Delorean @ Bumbershoot 9/5

Sunday 7.30pm Broad Street Stage Delorean have been peddling their time-traveling (hey!) brand of live dancey synthy handclappy breakbeat since 2001. There was absolutely no reason to use the adjective ‘time-traveling’ in the previous sentence, I just wanted to get at least one Back To The Future reference out of the way early.

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Saturday Afternoon Artist: Basement Jaxx

Electronic music first became popular in the 1950’s. Science fiction soundtracks to films like 1956’s Forbidden Planet brought computerized music into the culture and also served as a means of escape from everyday life. More than five decades later bands like Basement Jaxx have upgraded our rocket to the fantasy world.  Morphing symphonic live instrumentsRead more…

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