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News: Basement Jaxx Detail Release Of ‘Power To The World Peace’ EP

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With the release of their seventh studio album ‘Junto’ under their belts, dance music legends Basement Jaxx now announce a follow up musical project which comes in the form of a new and unique EP – ‘Power To The World Peace EP’ – which will be released on World Peace Day September 21st.

Basement Jaxx Power To The World PeaceThe new EP will be based around popular album track ‘Power To The People’ – a positive and empowering song about what people of the world can achieve when they unite and collaborate. Staying truer than ever to the Basement Jaxx ethos, the project sees the duo doing something unpredictable and experimental involving a wide range of creative and unlikely people with some amazing stories – from Indian folk groups (Swarathma) to Thai reggae bands (Sticky Rice) via African drummers, hula hoopers, beatboxers, ballet dancers, Korean B Boys and, from Paraguay, The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura.

On their new website ‘Power To The People’ can be freely accessed as Felix and Simon call on musicians, singers, dancers, film-makers and artists from all corners of the globe to create their own interpretations of their song. The aim is for people at home, wherever they are in the world, musical or not, to be able to choose individual elements of the track and make their own colourful mixes.

The EP, which is released online on Sunday, will feature 2 “mash up” mixes by Basement Jaxx, using samples from the hundreds of contributions already made to the project plus 5 of the best versions of the song that have been submitted from around the world can be downloaded here. All profits from this release will be donated to charity.

‘Power To The World Peace EP’ Tracklisting:

1 – Power To The People (People of Planet Earth Mash Mix 1) by People of Planet Earth ft Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, Dentink Indonesia, Wadaiko Drummers, Allon, Vula & Saul Malinga, Skilly Skillz, SilverBaxx, Swarathma, Gospel Essence Choir, Takeru, Andrea Terrano, Ak09, Seda.demir, Yasmin Pigeon, Chae Lee, Da Woon Jung, Naori Takahashi, Alex Saxon, Imba Sari, Serge Pachnine, Milly Blue, Dowsing Sound Collective.
2 – Power To The People (People of Planet Earth Mash Mix 2) by People of Planet Earth ft Kaoruco Kao, Dowsing Sound Collective, Gospel Essence Choir, Milly Blue, Myleene Klass, Simran & Virpal Singh, Bright Light Bright Light, Wallwork & RZR & Kids from the Al-Azhar Pasar Minggu school
3 – Power To The People (Swarathma Mix) by Swarathma
4 – Power To The People (The 2 Malinga’s Zulu Mix ) by Vula & Saul Malinga
5 – Power To The People (The Sticky Rice Thai Dub) by The Sticky Rice
6 – Power To The People (The Leeul & TK Sound Mix) by Leeul Yunkyung Lee, TK Sound & Da Woon Jung
7 – Power To The People (The Jazz Basement Mix) by The Jazz Basement ft Cecilia Stalin, Al Caldwell, Viz Caldwell, & Oli Savill

For those in the UK Basement Jaxx will also go on tour this autumn – taking their hugely acclaimed live show on the road – culminating in a massive show at London’s O2 arena on the 11th December.

UK Tour Dates

29/11 O2 Academy, Sheffield
30/11 Barrowland, Glasgow
01/12 O2 Academy, Bristol
03/12 Institute, Birmingham
04/12 O2 Academy, Leeds
05/12 O2 Academy, Newcastle
06/12 O2 Apollo, Manchester
08/12 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
09/12 Pavilions, Plymouth
11/12 The O2, London