Basement Jaxx say it’s a good time to release authentic music





‘Pop music has been so shallow and stupid’: British dance duo Basement Jaxx ‘feel it’s a good time’ to come back and release new authentic music

British dance duo Basement Jaxx rose to popularity in the mid 1990s.

And as they prepare for their Australian tour next month, one half of the band, Felix Buxton, told the Herald Sun that they ‘feel it’s a good time’ to release new music.

The 48-year-old said that there’s a need for something authentic as ‘pop music has been so shallow and stupid.’ 

'Pop music has been so shallow and stupid': Basement Jaxx's Felix Burton [right, pictured with Simon Ratcliffe] told the Herald Sun that he feels it's the right time to create authentic new music

‘Pop music has been so shallow and stupid’: Basement Jaxx’s Felix Burton [right, pictured with Simon Ratcliffe] told the Herald Sun that he feels it’s the right time to create authentic new music 

Referencing Donald Trump’s appointment as President and Brexit, Felix said that there seems to be a need for something authentic again. 

‘We’ve been living in a dumbed-down culture for ages, pop music has been so shallow and stupid,’ the co-creator of hits Where’s Your Head At and Do Your Thing said.

‘Now feels like a good time to come back and funnily enough club music has gone back to what we were doing at the beginning,’ Felix added.   

Felix and Simon have teamed up with Sydney’s the Metropolitan Orchestra for their Australian tour commencing next month.

Opinion: The co-creator of hits Where's Your Head At and Do Your Thing told the paper: 'We've been living in a dumbed-down culture for ages, pop music has been so shallow and stupid'

Opinion: The co-creator of hits Where’s Your Head At and Do Your Thing told the paper: ‘We’ve been living in a dumbed-down culture for ages, pop music has been so shallow and stupid’ 

While they have helped coordinate the tour, they will not actually be lending their vocals.

Instead singers Vula and Sharlene Hector will take to the stage, with backing by the Metropolitan Orchestra.

The tour will commence on Saturday April 13 in Melbourne, followed by Sunday April 14 in Sydney and Thursday April 18 in Brisbane. 

Felix told Junkee in February that when rearranging songs for an orchestra, it’s all about creating something new.

‘The aim was to actually reimagine the music and make it its own thing,’ he said. ‘And to get down to the actual base of the song, you have to [capture] all the colours and the textures.’  

Latest gig: Basement Jaxx have teamed up with Sydney's the Metropolitan Orchestra for their Australian tour, commencing next month. Pictured in September 2009

Latest gig: Basement Jaxx have teamed up with Sydney’s the Metropolitan Orchestra for their Australian tour, commencing next month. Pictured in September 2009 

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