Basement Jaxx Raindrops

Basement Jaxx have been working on a new album, Scars, which is set for release in September. The single “Raindrops” is circulating around the blogosphere in the meantime. The song sounds more experimental then their techno dance-heavy hits like “Where’s your heat at” and “Red alert.” “Raindrops” slows things down a bit and escalates the vocal pitch, sounding a bit computerized at times. There’s a good base beat to the song though–strong remix potential i’d say.

The kaleidoscopic music video looks like a masquerade-themed rave on drugs…pretty much. You’ll get the idea after watching the video. Though I have to say the whole tribal thing (headdresses, body paint) reminds me of MGMT and now Empire of the Sun…I like it but its starting to feel a bit overdone

Image courtesy: myspace


  • Reply June 20, 2009

    Courtney Nichols

    no! this song is by far their best. me and william cried the first time we heard it. it changed my life. no doubt.

  • Reply June 12, 2009

    Sarah Crowther

    Thanks for this! They’re actually coming to Russia in a month or so, so I should re-listen to some of their stuff.

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