Thursday June 2, 2005
Jumbo Basement JaxxBy DARYL GOH
The most eventful first six months for Basement Jaxx were about to wind down when Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe found themselves smack in the middle of Asia’s biggest deejay competition – the Heineken Thirst Asia Pacific finals in Bangkok last Saturday. It was difficult to tell where their heads were at – considering the duo barely left London 14 hours ago and were now having their one-night in Bangkok schedule read to them by frantic Thirst media assistants, shepherding them between interview rooms and a sound-check as the Jaxx were slated to guest deejay at the Thirst finals later that evening.
It wasn’t exactly a glamorous backstage area at the Queen Sirikit Convention Centre, the venue for the Thirst Asia finals, but the Jaxx weren’t complaining much. The Jaxx buzz was about, but if you didn’t recognise Buxton and Ratcliffe, you could have mistaken them for the Thirst roadies flown in from London.