They started in Brixton, South London, in 1994, where they held a regular club night called
Basement Jaxx, which was also held in a variety of venues including The George IV, The Crypt
and The Junction. They were joined by DJs including DJ Sneak,
, and singer Corrina Joseph.
They mutated the night into an equally popular club called Rooty, the namesake of their second album.
Electronica, house, UK garage, alternative rock, big beat
They got their name from the regular night club they held in their hometown of Brixton, London, UK
Basement Jaxx Quotes
Its very modest what we've got. Its like a glorified bedroom studio but in quite a nice bedroom, with a kitchen, and a vocal booth. Weve recently got a computer because we used to use an Atari.
We used to record vocals onto a tape and then sample them, that was the only way to do things with the Atari. It was really laborious, it used to take ages to figure out whether certain harmonies worked or not. That process leads you to do things that you wouldn't normally do. You'd find weird ways of working, which is good sometimes.
When I first met Simon he was organising parties in London. A friend would print up the flyers at work because he could get it done free. He was just inviting friends who would hopefully pay three quid to get in and he could get enough money to pay the rent for the bar.
It's a hard slog doing promotion, but its nothing compared to working in a factory packing meat pies or whatever.
Basement Jaxx Awards
Grammy Award for Electronic/Dance Recording: Kish Kash,
Space Shower Music Video
Award for Best International Clip "Where's Your Head At?"