Metropole Orkest vs. Basement Jaxx 14th & 15th July 2011 – Barbican Hall + ALBUM
aaamusic | On 12, Jun 2011
Metropole Orkest vs. Basement Jaxx
Basement Jaxx’s uniquely skewed take on dance music and the Metropole Orkest’s cutting edge approach to orchestral interpretation collide in this unique collaboration
Thursday 14th & Friday 15th July 2011, 7.30pm
Produced by the Barbican in association with Serious
Box Office: 0845 120 7550 www.barbican.org.uk/blaze
Barbican Centre Silk, Street London EC2Y 8DS
The combined forces of Basement Jaxx’s uniquely skewed take on dance music, the Metropole Orkest’s cutting edge approach to orchestral interpretation, and the Heritage Orchestra’s Jules Buckley’s innovative conducting and groundbreaking arrangements takes Blaze by storm for two nights.
18 months in the making, this is the music of Basement Jaxx like you’ve never heard it – sweeping orchestral versions of hits including “Red Alert”, “Where’s Your Head At”, “Good Luck” and “Raindrops”, conducted and orchestrated by leading London composer, Jules Buckley, in collaboration with Basement Jaxx themselves.
Featuring many of the singers from Basement Jaxx’s storming live shows and the 70-strong Metropole Orkest comprising percussion, strings and brass as well as the celebrated 40 voice Crouch End Festival Chorus, this is Basement Jaxx heard afresh, their instantly recognizable dance music anthems delivered with a powerful majesty by over a 100 musicians and singers and all staged with the panache and swagger of one of Basement Jaxx’s legendary shows. No wonder that at the recent debut show in Eindhoven they had the audience standing on their feet whooping and cheering.
The evening will also include performances of new material, written by Basement Jaxx’s Felix Buxton especially for this not-to-be-missed event.
The album “Basement Jaxx vs Metropole Orkest” is released on CD & Digital Download on Atlantic Jaxx Recordings on July 11th – www.atlanticjaxx.co.uk