Metropole Orkest vs Basement Jaxx - Eindhoven, 2010
The combined forces of Basement Jaxx's uniquely skewed take on dance music, the Metropole Orkest's cutting edge approach to orchestral interpretation, and Jules Buckley's innovative conducting and groundbreaking arrangements takes Blaze by storm for two nights.
This is the music of Basement Jaxx like you’ve never heard it – sweeping orchestral versions of hits including 'Red Alert', 'Where's Your Head At', 'Good Luck' and 'Raindrops', conducted and orchestrated by leading London composer, Jules Buckley, in collaboration with Basement Jaxx themselves.
The 70 strong orchestra will be joined by singers from Basement Jaxx's legendary live shows - London's finest, Vula Malinga & Sharlene Hector, and, from California, Brendan Reilly and the vocal powerhouse that is Lisa Kekaula from garage-rockers, The Bellrays.
Special guest vocals come in the form of Le Gateau Chocolat, star of London's cabaret scene, performing Jaxx material for the very first time.
There will also be dance performances from US jookin' sensation, Lil Buck, and London dancer, Jennifer White.
Also taking their place alongside the orchestra will be Oli Savill aka DoGbEaTs, the Jaxx regular percussionist and, for a final touch of epic-ness, the 40 voice Crouch End Festival Chorus.