Basement Jaxx, Where’s Your Head At (2001)
I fell victim to so many of the dance acts of the time – but never to Basement Jaxx. It wasn’t that I hated them – I just felt pretty much nothing for them or about them. Their music was simply a mixture of video game soundtracking and jeans commercials and club-anthems for scenesters. And it did what it did – or it didn’t and it was largely a cultural irrelevance to me. I have this 12” because it was sold to me in a crate of records. I’m still working my way through the crate and there are some curios. And this is one of them – or it isn’t. But it struck me, playing it recently, that, for better and worse, it really does sum up the scene (commercially speaking) from a decade or so ago. Such vapid, faceless, brainless music. And that’s not always a bad thing, of course.
Sample Track: Where’s Your Head At (Extended Mix)
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