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Dec 02

Basement Jaxx – “Acid Love”

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Lets hope that Basement Jaxx never bother releasing a “regular” single. I suppose you can dance regularly to Acid Love but it really begs for you to jump up and down like a 4 year old at a Christmas party. In fact a mate of mine deserves credit for saying it sounds like acid house teletubbies. A minimal beat somewhere in the background and some jaunty acid growls which build but never explode anthem style. But even as fucked up and weird as Acid Love is, it’s still more dirty club and less pop than the usual Jaxx release. (Note: they may feel they have licence to do this because it’s been released under the name of their label “Atlantic Jaxx”)

It’s strange to hear an acid house track which is so quietly groovy and doesn’t go off in your face at some stage. Instead it’s just skipping hopping playground house from start to finish with a late entry for lyric of the year; “I’ve got acid, in my brain. I don’t need, no cocaine, I need you, aaaaaaaaaaah acid love, aaaaaaaaaaah acid love”. In the unlikely event of Acid Love becoming a single, lets hope the boys do a Happy Mondays style video with schoolchildren.

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