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Basement Jaxx Go on a Psychedelic Safari in Bonkers ‘Back 2 the Wild’ Video

Basement Jaxx, "Back 2 the Wild," video

Basement Jaxx aren’t wasting their return to the pop-dance jungle. Late last week, their joyfully unhinged tropical excursion “Back 2 the Wild” premiered on BBC Radio 1, and their first new track since 2011’s film-score and orchestral excursions was their most colorfully overstuffed in at least a decade. Now Pitchfork points to the new video, directed by previous visual collaborator Matt Maitland of London studio Big Active along with Natalia Stuyk, who has directed videos for Roses Gabor and others. In fact, the clip combines the collage aspect of Maitland’s artwork for 2010’s Scars with the seapunk-tinged multiplicity of Stuyk’s clip for Gabor’s “Stars.” Like the song itself, it makes much contemporary EDM seem tame by comparison.