Saturday, August 29, 2009

Basement Jaxx no longer XL

DANCE act Basement Jaxx are to part company with their record label XL - claiming that releasing music isn't what it used to be.
With the release of Scars next month the group will have fulfilled a five-album deal, and a new contract has not been offered, say the pair.
Former Loughborough schoolboy Felix Buxton said: “XL haven’t offered us a new deal, but I didn’t imagine they would.
“You don’t need a record company now - they aren’t so relevant. All you need is someone to distribute your music.
"Besides, you only make money through touring now.”
Luckily, Basement Jaxx will follow the release of Scars with a tour including a series of North American DJ dates.


  1. I know, though I think that Basement Jaxx not needing a record label isn't the same situation as unsigned DJ Average Joe...

  2. XL Recordings have now released the following statement denying the rumours: "Contrary to a small number of internet stories that have surfaced over the weekend, XL Recordings would like to clarify that Basement Jaxx have not been dropped by the label.
    "XL Recordings will be releasing the band's new album 'Scars' on 21st September along with their new single 'Feelings Gone' featuring Sam Sparro.
    "The band, fresh from headline appearances at this year's Creamfields, Big Chill and Wireless festivals, will be heading out on a massive UK tour in December which will include a show at the O2 Arena in London on Thursday 17th December."


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