Crazy Itch Radio

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Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
Relentless and exhausting in all the best ways, Basement Jaxx create nonstop ecstatic party soundtracks that overflow with humor and surprises. The British duo of Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxtom follows 2003's Kish Kash with the aptly titled Crazy Itch Radio, an album that relishes bouncing all over the place: all over the dance floor, all over genres, all over the globe. Stitched together with radio announcements and dial-flipping static, Crazy Itch touches down on U.K. grime (the hyperactive, horn-fueled "Run 4 Cover" featuring Lady Marga), dense, Prince-ly funk ("Hush Boy"), sexy electropop soul ("Smoke Bubbles"), and chill-out ballads ("Lights Go Down" with British...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
Relentless and exhausting in all the best ways, Basement Jaxx create nonstop ecstatic party soundtracks that overflow with humor and surprises. The British duo of Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxtom follows 2003's Kish Kash with the aptly titled Crazy Itch Radio, an album that relishes bouncing all over the place: all over the dance floor, all over genres, all over the globe. Stitched together with radio announcements and dial-flipping static, Crazy Itch touches down on U.K. grime (the hyperactive, horn-fueled "Run 4 Cover" featuring Lady Marga), dense, Prince-ly funk ("Hush Boy"), sexy electropop soul ("Smoke Bubbles"), and chill-out ballads ("Lights Go Down" with British legend Linda Lewis). Typically Jaxx, Crazy Itch spins like a collection of singles: every song creates its own brightly colored world. Highlights among highlights, the ones poised to join "Romeo" and "Where's Your Head At" as Jaxx classics, are "Take Me Back to Your House," an irresistibly thumping house track propelled by a plucky banjo (!), and "Hey U," which takes a page from Diplo's globe-trotting aesthetic and layers stuttering favela rhythms, Balkan folk music, and a huge choir behind the seductive lead vocals of Swedish pop star Robyn. Like Fatboy Slim and the Avalanches, Basement Jaxx throw anything and everything into making a party surprising, euphoric, and, like an itch, hard to resist.
Entertainment Weekly - Simon Vozick-Levinson
The album's... highlights are equally suited for dance-floor or headphone listening. (B+)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2006
  • Label: Xl Recordings
  • UPC: 634904020521
  • Catalog Number: 205
  • Sales rank: 349,953

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:37)
  2. 2 Hush Boy (3:59)
  3. 3 Zoomalude (0:50)
  4. 4 Take Me Back to Your House (5:08)
  5. 5 Hey U (4:53)
  6. 6 On the Train (4:14)
  7. 7 Run 4 Cover (4:14)
  8. 8 Skillalude (0:36)
  9. 9 Smoke Bubbles (4:19)
  10. 10 Lights Go Down (5:13)
  11. 11 Intro (Reprise) (0:36)
  12. 12 Everybody (5:53)
  13. 13 Keep Keep On (2:24)
  14. 14 U R on My Mind (10:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Basement Jaxx Primary Artist
Wayne Hernandez Vocals
Linda Lewis Vocals
Biz Markie Talking, Beat Box
Winston Blissett Bass Guitar
The London Session Orchestra Strings
Will Malone Conductor
Dwayne M. Ellis Background Vocals
Tommy Blaize Vocals
Marcus Thomas Vocals, Background Vocals
Darryl Keith John Vocals, Background Vocals
DJ Robyn Vocals
Sharlene Hector Background Vocals
Cassie Watson Talking
Joanne Benjamin Background Vocals
Sean Allen DJ
Reena Bhardwaj Vocals
Lily Allen Background Vocals
Mark Brown Clarinet, Horn
Martina Bang Vocals, Background Vocals
Charmzy Background Vocals
Dandino Jhet Vocals
Lady Marga Vocals
Vula Malinga Vocals, Background Vocals
Nanthomba Orphan School Track Performer
Ade Omotayo Background Vocals
Serguei Pachnine Accordion, Vocals
Kay Shin Background Vocals
Skilla Vocals, Background Vocals, Rap
Younger Sensation Background Vocals
Elida Zulu Vocals
Jenny O'Grady Choir Master
Ben Edwards Horn
Technical Credits
Gavyn Wright Instrument Technician
Basement Jaxx Producer
Will Malone Arranger, Composer
Geoff Pesche Mastering
Martina Sorbara Composer
Russell Kilby Retouching
Reena Bhardwaj Composer
Vula Malinga Vocal Effect
Andrew Mansi Management
No Days Off Art Direction
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Crazy Itch Radio

    March 17,2009
    This Cd is very original.In other words if you need a good night of shaking your booty this is the one to buy and get down too. Shake it don't break it.

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