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Basement Jaxx: Kish Kash

Nick Southall, Stylus, 21 October 2003

DANCE IS DEAD!, proclaim the British broadsheet press. No it isn't!, they say again, three months later, It's just gone underground again!. Whatever, Basement Jaxx are here to give dance a kick up the arse, or something. I'm not entirely sure it needs it; rather than falling into some kind of terminal decline, dance music's stock has actually adjusted to a more stable and balanced level after years of artificially inflated economic boom in the mid-90s. In a couple of years everyone'll be bored of guitars again and we'll be back to bemoaning rock's death yet again. That's what capitalism does to you, boom and bust, boom and bust. I hear house prices in Ibiza are soaring now the kids have decided to get wasted in Faliraki instead.

Total word count of piece: 671


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