Basement Jaxx ‎– Rooty

XL Recordings ‎– XLCD143
CD, Album

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1 Romeo
Backing Vocals – Corryne*Lead Vocals – Kele LeRoc*
2 Breakaway
Rap – Cassie*Vocals – Felix*, Jill DraperWritten-By [Sample] – Beloyd Taylor
Rap – Cassie*Vocals – Cassie*, Lion (2)
4 Kissalude
Vocals, Words By – Alma Duah*
5 Jus 1 Kiss
Vocals – Felix*Written-By [Sample] – Bernard Edwards And Nile Rodgers*
6 Broken Dreams
Trumpet – Quentin CollinsVocals – Sha (3)Written-By [Sample] – D.Garcia*
7 I Want U
Vocals – Mandy*
8 Get Me Off
Vocals – Cherokee (6), Crystal (5), Derrick Carter, Mandy*
9 Where's Your Head At
Backing Vocals – Erick Morillo, Junior Sanchez, Michael MoogLead Vocals – Damien*Written-By [Sample] – Gary Numan
10 Freakalude 0:29
11 Crazy Girl
Vocals – Felix*
12 Do Your Thing
Vocals – Elli*Written-By [Sample] – Blue Mitchell
13 All I Know
Vocals – Felix*

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Another pressing exists, made by Technicolor instead of Sonopress.

Track 2 contains elements of "Lady Sun" and "You Are A Winner" performed by Earth, Wind & Fire.
Track 5 contains a sample of "You Can't Do It Alone" performed by Chic.
Track 6 contains a sample of "Costa Brava" performed by Felix de Ypacarai y sus Paraguayos.
Track 9 contains samples of "This Wreckage" and "M.E." performed by Gary Numan.
Track 12 contains a sample of "Fungii Mama" performed by Kenny Barron.

Design + art direction at Big Active.
Drawings and type at New Stench Studios 2001.
Airbrushing at Never Stop Movement.

℗ 2001 XL Recordings Ltd. © 2001 XL Recordings Ltd. Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 34904 01432 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 634904014322
  • Label Code: LC 05667
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): [Sonopress logo] A-55254/ XLCD143 B
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI LB 45
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0739
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): [Sonopress logo] A-55254/ XLCD143 B
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI LB 45
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0742
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): [Sonopress logo] A-55254/ XLCD143 B
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0755
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): [Sonopress logo] A-55254/ XLCD143 B
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI LB 45
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 0747
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): [Sonopress logo] A-55254/ XLCD143 B
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI LB 45
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 0748

Other Versions (5 of 39) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Basement Jaxx Rooty(CDr, Album) XL Recordings none Unknown Sell This Version
none Basement Jaxx Rooty(CD, Album, Unofficial) Emi Records (2) none Ukraine 2001 Sell This Version
6850-2 Basement Jaxx Rooty(CD, Album) Sum Records (2) 6850-2 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
XLCD143 Basement Jaxx Rooty(CD, Album) XL Recordings XLCD143 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SON167 Basement Jaxx Rooty(CD, Album) Sonic Records (2) SON167 Poland 2001 Sell This Version


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March 4, 2004

An album that is not only dancey, but good for headphone listening as well. Rooty is a house album w/ many influences. "Romeo" the first track, is probably my favourite and is also the perfect intro.. a bittersweet song with an infectious beat. "Breakaway" is an awesome track as well, mixing minimal house with a rolling bass line and lyrics about escaping makes this one of my anthems. The rest of the CD makes its way through many genres and is entertaining the whole way through. (although "SFM" is my least favourite track, it is still way ahead of many of the other house producers out there) Go see Basement Jaxx in "concert" if you want to truly experience this CD!


May 12, 2002

"rooty" goes a step further than "remedy" direction P-funk. The first five tracks are excellent examples how to mix house and dnb with a P-funk attitude, and also make good songs. then the record goes slowly down. they lose the straightness, wander in beats and samples and couldn't find the way back, and in the end you'll be disappointed. but still they got potential.