Basement Jaxx make live US debut in New York's Central Park...

BASEMENT JAXX played their first-ever live US performance yesterday (July 14)

with a triumphant set at Summer Stage in New York?s Central Park.

They headlined a free afternoon party that drew a capacity crowd of over 4000 people, with hundreds more dancing on lawns outside the venue.

The performance came just after the release of second album ?Rooty? which continues to draw strong reviews in the States.

As the duo, aka Felix Burton and Simon Ratcliffe, kicked things off behind the decks, the Viva Brazil Dancers took the stage fully costumed in

carnival dresses.

They then launched into recent UK single ?Romeo? with live vocals by Kele LeRoc, and performed much of the new album, including ?Jus 1 Kiss?, ?Get Me Off? and ?Do Your Thing’ alongside favourites from their first album ‘Remedy’ such as ?Red Alert?.

The highly energetic hour-plus set mixed turntable tracks with live vocals, percussion, and trumpets. Keeping with the carnival atmosphere, a

flamenco dancer twirled as Simon played acoustic guitar in ?Rendez-Vu? and a

dancer in African face paint performed around Felix as he led the crowd in a

sing-along ?Where?s Your Head At?.

The show ended with the Brazilian dance

troupe dressed in feathered dresses.

Basement Jaxx play three more US dates in support of the new release: Minneapolis Quest (July 17), Washington DC Nation (18) and Boston Axis (19).