New Basement Jaxx Video – “My Turn” (Feat. Lightspeed Champion) (Stereogum Premiere)

At this point, Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe’s Scars has nearly as many videos as it does guest spots: the Yoko Ono/Grace Jones/Yo! Majesty/Cyndi Lauper/Santigold-featuring LP has churned out clips for breakout jam “Raindrops,” Sam Sparro’s turn on “Feeling’s Gone,” and a quasi-official clip of stage animations for the Kelis-lifted title track. It’s album standout “My Turn”‘s turn in the embed player, featuring a crew of bears destructing vocalist Lightspeed Champion’s heart via dual attack: heavy duty tools and line dancing. It’s all about the pains of being pure at heart, a lovesick song cloaked in upbeat, squiggly, intimate garb, so the dayglo-on-black palette is spot on. And with beats this rubbery and buoyant tied to a theme so heartworn and depressed, it makes sense that Lightspeed Champ’s got a heart made of balloons. It’s heart pop.

Scars is out 10/6 via XL/Ultra. Basement Jaxx have some DJ dates lined up, which have been described thusly:

For these particular North American dates, the duo are getting back to the basics — their DJ decks — and promise to spin these crowds into an outright frenzy. Their vaunted DJ sets are known best for their devil-may-care kitchen sink approach, and routinely pitch such varying artists as Mr Oizo and Whitney Houston against Nas, Eminem, Prince and Fingers Inc, whilst incorporating their extensive catalogue of Basement Jaxx hits, including “Red Alert,” “Romeo,” and “Where’s Your Head At.”

For to dance:
10/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Cow Palace (Live 105 event)
10/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ HARD Haunted Mansion party
11/03 – Toronto, ON @ Century Room
11/06 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theatre
11/07 – New York, NY @ Santos Party House