Rescoring dance tunes for orchestras is nothing new as Jeff Mills, Carl Craig, Armin van Buuren and recently Nero prove. But none of the previous dance acts have such a wealth of well-known hits as Basement Jaxx. In their new, dramatic, goosebump-raising orchestral guises you’ll find yourself falling in love with the arrangements of even your less favoured Jaxx tracks – and what’s not to love about a well conducted BJ? Sometimes it’s hard to hear the original track among the 60-odd instruments being played but at the very worst the collection may add a touch of unexpected class to your next public iPod shuffle.
File under Dutch orchestra meets Brixton composers
Download ‘Bingo Bango’, ‘Good Luck’, ‘Do Your Thing’
Like this? Try Basement Jaxx ‘The Singles’ (XL)