Basement Jaxx f. Kelis, Meleka & Chipmunk, “Scars” MP3


It's sort of like Basement Jaxx plugged prog, dubstep and Stankonia-era jeep beats in a blender for this one, but then Basement Jaxx have been their own feisty little Osterizers for a fiery minute now. More interesting is their constant impeccable/weird choice of vocalists you wouldn't ever think of as pairing well, but who transcend clashing and end up complimenting each other in their own wild way, kind of like wearing something red with purple. In this case, iconoclastic alto Kelis links with higher-pitched UK R&B sensation Meleka, whose UK Funky track with Crazy Cousinz is impossible to stop listening to (and recently got a video). They mix like rum raisin. Add grime teen Chipmunk's raps slithering easily through operatic sample and boingy sub-bass and it becomes an archetypal Basement Jaxx tumbler of textures and vivid quirks.









Download: Basement Jaxx f. Kelis, Meleka & Chipmunk, "Scars" (via Hattie Collins)

Basement Jaxx f. Kelis, Meleka & Chipmunk, “Scars” MP3