Rooty CD XL Recordings, XLCD, , 12 Track Go Unlimited Crazy Girl. Crazy Girl. Listen Now $ Do Your Thing. Do Your Thing. Listen Now $1 I'd probably suggest The Singles is understandably your best bet for a Basement Jaxx album purchase, but you can't go wrong with any of their full albums. Read more. Helpful /5(92).
The album takes the form of a nearly linear narrative involving the ups and downs of an alcohol-fueled romance between a boy and a girl. Given the assorted voices and the unflagging flow of recombinant sounds, it's easy to be thrown off this trail, but there is a definite method behind the pacing and sequencing, and the emphasis on songcraft and the making of a thematic whole is more than apparent.
Basement Jaxx have never made the album that everyone knows they have in them, but Rooty is one of their best attempts at thinking it will ever happen. It starts with the giddiest song and ends with its best soulful dance room shuffle: something that would become a tradition for the next two releases.
Basement Jaxx started in Brixton, South London, UK in , where they held a regular club night called Rooty, which would later become the name of their second album. The duo got their name from the location of the studio where they recorded their first EP - it was located in the basement of friends of Simon Ratcliffe.