Basement Jaxx, ‘Crazy Itch Radio’ (XL)
Still the savviest dance act on the planet, the Jaxx are beat connoisseurs whose fetishes have grown increasingly exotic. Here, the duo hallucinate an urban dance-music radio show in which a Romanian brass band backs a disco diva and British grime gets remade as electronic samba. No instant classics like 1999’s “Rendez-Vu,” but the productions remain fresh, hype, and kaleidoscopic. If you won’t remember them in the morning, c’est la vie.
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