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Kish Kash

Basement Jaxx Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (20 Oct 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: XL
  • ASIN: B0000C8Y0N
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,723 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Good Luck (feat. Lisa Kekaula) 4:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Right Here's The Spot (feat Meshell Ndegeocello) 4:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Benjilude0:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Lucky Star (feat Dizzee Rascal) 4:310.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  6. Supersonic (feat Totlyn Jackson) 5:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Plug It In (feat JC Chasez) 4:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Cosmolude0:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. If I Ever Recover 3:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Cish Cash (feat Siouxsie Sioux) 4:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Tonight (feat Phoebe) 4:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Hot 'n Cold 3:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Living Room 2:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Feels Like Home (feat Meshell Ndegeocello) 7:260.99  Buy MP3 


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By coincidence, the opening bars of Basement Jaxx's third album, Kish Kash, sample the intro to Jimi Hendrix's third album Electric Ladyland. Although the record doesn't have the ingenuity of the latter, there are similarities in the composition: layers of tweaks, beeps and found sounds create a soundscape backdrop for the music. Anyone searching for the Latin-styled "cut & paste" floor fillers of Remedy will be disappointed, as Kish Kash explores further the uncharted realms of accessible house music.

Opener "Good Luck"--featuring the Bellrays' Lisa Kekaula--is classic Motown juxtaposed with contemporary rock, punk and disco-house. It works well, but despite the signature heavy bass and drums, it lends itself to attentive listening rather than outright dance-floor mayhem. "Lucky Star", the lead single with labelmate Dizzee Rascal, is an urban monster in a similar vein to "Jump and Shout", mixing their style with Dizzee's and setting it to a Middle Eastern melody. It would fit comfortably at a hip-hop, breaks or UK garage night.

The title track, with its vocal from Siouxsie Sioux, is heavily influenced by punk, and the overwhelming energy carries it convincingly as a dance-rock crossover. "Plug It In", the collaboration with JC Chasez (Justin "too busy or expensive" Timberlake's former bandmate), is unquestionably Kish Kash's party anthem. The solid rhythm section, rock guitars and anthemic chorus add up to classic Basement Jaxx, a definite crowd-pleaser with enough clever ideas to keep it just left of centre. In complete contrast is the album's only genuine low point, the drippy homage to Robert Owens that is "If I Ever Recover", best summarised as the ideal soundtrack to holiday programmes for years to follow.

It's unlikely that Kish Kash will be considered Jaxx's best album, but it is their biggest departure yet. Their dark, experimental side has been brought to the fore, but you can't help feeling that with a bit of tweaking, it could have been incredible. --David Trueman

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BASEMENT JAXX Kish Kash (2003 UK 14-track CD album featuring collaborations with Siouxsie Sioux Dizzee Rascal and JC Chasez picture sleeve XLCD174)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost Too Cool 10 Jan 2004
Format:Audio CD
I've been a fan of the Jaxx since the day 'Remedy' was released.
But for me, this album's much more of a grower than the previous two – I couldn't get into it for several listens. Some songs grab you straight away ('Right here’s The Spot', 'Lucky Star' and 'Plug It In') but others just sound like crazy random noise (esp. 'Supersonic', 'Tonight' and 'Living Room'). For this reason, I couldn’t make my mind up.
After a few listens, however, I was hooked and I now love this album to pieces!
The first few tracks give a great start to the album and ‘Good Luck’ will makes a great single. But then 'Supersonic' is a slight departure, although it picks up towards the end. 'Plug It In' is amazing, but leads on to the weakest track of the album, 'If I Ever Recover' – it’s just too slow! Don't worry though, as its only 3 minutes long and creates great contrast with the next song, 'Cish Cash'. This leads on to the end section which is very cool, esp. 'Hot 'N Cold' and 'Living Room'.
All in all, 'Kish Kash' is an amazingly cool fusion of funk, rock and house with some pumping tracks that'll be stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Great grooves, top vocals and beats you MUST crank up the volume to fully appreciate.
Give it time, it will pay off.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome : ) 27 Sep 2003
Format:Audio CD
Upon hearing this album a few of the loyal Basement Jaxx may be surprised at the slight push away from house music and how varied this album is. Although don't let that be a disappointment the album is awesome and definitely the best Jaxx album to date. A lot of collaboration work has been done on many of the tracks.
Good Luck (Feat Lisa Kekaula), opens up the album, the song is uplifting and has a Gloria Gaynor I will Survive type of vibe to it but with bigger beats and with a Basement Jaxx twist to it. Right Heres The Spot (Feat Ndegocello), this song almost has a neptune vibe to it. Lucky Star features MOBO nominee Dizee Rascal all the tracks have heavy bass and this one doesn't disappointment. Plug It In (Feat JC Chasez) this track wouldn't look out of place on a daft punk album definitely one which many will be singing along to.
The album really heats up with tracks like Cish Cash (Feat Siouxsie Sioux) this track is awesome with a phatt rolling bassline. Hot N Cold, is another fast paced track with a big beat type vibe to it.
The album doesn't disappoint on some of the more mellower tracks such as If I Ever Recover and Tonight (Feat Phoebe) which sounds like something Moby would come up with.
Basement Jaxx are pushing the sound forward and what they've come up with is totally awesome. Definitely worth buying well before your mates tell you how good it is. There's too many good tracks to pass it up.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One track steals the show 11 Mar 2004
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Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I would not generally consider myself a great fan of this genre, but having listened to a couple of download samples I bought this anyway. In general the album's pretty good, and in particular the tracks Lucky Star, Tonight and Living Room are pretty uplifting. Kish Kash is good for getting you in the mood to go out.
If I have sounded a little moderate on my praise so far I have to make an exception for the track Plug It In. This tune is just SO. DAMN. GOOD. I challenge anyone who has even the slightest appreciation for dance music not to love this tune. If you claim not to like it then you're lying, or deaf.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Must Try Harder 25 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
I've had the album for a week and have listened to it 6/8 times. My first impression wasn't good but after a few more spins it's slowly growing on me but doesn't grab you in the way Remedy or Rooty did. There are a couple of great tracks on here standout being Good Luck, Kish Kash & Living Room but not enough to justify the Jaxx and overall it's got too many fillers.
The weakest album to date but still unlike anyone elses sound and for that the Boys should be congratulated.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kish Kash Splash 22 July 2004
By Burjiz
Format:Audio CD
Basement Jaxx is a duo I've always admired, but I never thought they totally deserved all the praise the press lavishes upon them. For sure, they released two really solid albums of jumpy, nervous disco featuring club anthems like "Romeo" and "Rendez-Vous." Are they pretty good? Yeah. But are they knock-me-out brilliant? Nah. However, the London duo's third outing, "Kish Kash," could be the disc that finally justifies the hype. I think it's their best album yet. This time around, the Jaxx rope in a slew of guest vocalists, and they all make great impressions on this disc. Like the songs on their predecessors "Rooty" and "Remedy," the grooves on "Kish Kash" bounce from edgy house to acid-dipped funk that recalls George Clinton and Prince. Meshell Ndegeocello makes two vocal appearances, the better of which is the sensual, clap-your-hands-together jam "Right Here's the Spot," while goth queen Siouxsie Sioux lends her vocals to the abrasive title track, a rush of punk energy Avril Lavinge and Pink would die for. JC Chasez of, ahem, NSYNC makes a near-unrecognizable appearance on the funky "Plug it In," while "Supersonic" (featuring Totlyn Jackson) is an out-there slab of electronica that also stands out. "Kish Kash" is, in my view, the duo's most consistent joint to date, and it easily eclipses their last two efforts. Grade: A-
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars funky
Yeah its now 10 years old but still sounds fresh. Good luck is a storming start.
Lucky Star feat. Dizze Rascal is crazy . Plug it in is pretty catchy. Read more
Published 3 months ago by M. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars good from start to finish
This is the most consistent album for me, i can listen right the way through this album without having to skip any tracks as aresult of the improved consistency. Read more
Published on 28 Jan 2005 by "smilesgiles"
4.0 out of 5 stars New Collaberations, New Style, Same Good Old Jaxx
As a big fan of Basement Jaxx and owner of their previous outings, i was puzzled when listening to previews why they depart from a formula that has worked them so well in the past. Read more
Published on 3 Aug 2004 by N!L
4.0 out of 5 stars More of the same, and there's nothing wrong with that.
Basement Jaxx's third album opens with the stunning Good Luck, a melange of heavy drum and bass, excellent break beats and the talented Lisa Kekaula coming over all Motown. Read more
Published on 11 Mar 2004 by Michael Galvin
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!!
A great cd, much better than thie last album Rooty! The best 2 songs have to be Good Luck track 1 and Lucky Star track 4!!!! Read more
Published on 14 Feb 2004 by Rachel
4.0 out of 5 stars Right Here's The Spot
If you're expecting another album full of tracks like 'Romeo', 'Rendez-Vu' and 'Bingo Bango' then forget it because this CD is so much more. Read more
Published on 10 Jan 2004 by Baboon
3.0 out of 5 stars In the middle.....?
There have been some very harsh reviews, and some sparkling reviews of this CD. I am sitting firmly on the fence guys I'm sorry to say.
I loved 'Rooty'... Read more
Published on 2 Jan 2004 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars More than just noise
An excellent release from the Jaxx, an improvement on Rooty, and challenging the superb Remedy. The first time I heard this album I thought it was just noise, but it really grows... Read more
Published on 27 Dec 2003 by DJ Hasty
5.0 out of 5 stars Kish Kash leaves Rooty and Remedy in the dust..
Anyone expecting a repeat of the easily digestible dance pop in the style of Romeo or Bingo Bango may be in for a surprise. Read more
Published on 4 Nov 2003
1.0 out of 5 stars You put it in your stereo. Stuff comes out of the speakers.
I must have missed something here. Rooty was such an excellent CD. It was a fun quirky scrapbook of brilliance. So I guess that was the best of Basement Jaxx. Read more
Published on 29 Oct 2003
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