Basement Jaxx talks Sankeys Warehouse, UFO’s and Spiritual Healing
Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton, the duo that is Basement Jaxx turned their music making hobby into a successful career when they released their first single ‘Star/Buddy’ in 1994. The pair have been going strong over the last two decades proving why they are one of the most loved and respected house acts. They were originally inspired by New York house music but it was their first album, Remedy, which brought them to the attention of the mainstream in 1999. Although their music is predominantly house, their creative flare demonstrates their versatile style which still leaves us asking – which genre do they really fit into? From orchestral to hip-hop to jazz, you name it.. They’ve done it! Basement Jaxx have never worried about fitting into a specific genre or scene, which Buxton revealed was key to their ongoing success story. The chart topping double act have worked with a variety of vocalists including Dizzee Rascal, Sam Sparro and Vula Malinga. The pair’s achievements have been rewarded with Brits and Grammys, not to mention them headlining Glastonbury and Hollywood Bowl. If you’re not a fan then ‘Where’s your head at’?
Dubzy caught up with Felix Buxton, one half of the legendary Basement Jaxx ahead of their performance at Victoria Warehouse to talk gigs, UFO’s and spiritual healing.
Written by Zeta Stephenson