Red Alert (song)
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|Single by Basement Jaxx|
|from the album Remedy|
|Released||18 April 1999|
UK garage (Steve Gurley Mix)
|Basement Jaxx singles chronology|
"Red Alert" is a song by British electronic dance music duo Basement Jaxx. It was the first single released from their debut album, Remedy. It later appears on Basement Jaxx: The Singles. It ties with "Romeo" as their second-highest UK Singles Chart placing at number 5. It also became their first number 1 hit on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play. The song contains a sample of the song "Far Beyond" by Locksmith. The intro section of the Jaxx Club Mix contains several electronic sound effect samples from random sources, such as the audible beeping used at pedestrian crosswalks in many countries, particularly Australia.
Basement Jaxx remixed the track themselves calling it "Miracles Keep on Playin'". It appears on the Rendez-vu single release and samples The Jackson Sisters' track, "Miracles".
The US video takes place in a world where music is outlawed and follows cops as they find and bust musicians, similar to the plot of Fahrenheit 451 but substituting books with music. The video includes cameo appearances by other musicians being arrested, most notably Moby.
In the UK version, Basement Jaxx work at a diner that is hit by a meteor that turns everyone into robot-like people.
- "Red Alert (Jaxx Radio Mix)" - 4:17
- "Red Alert (Razocaine)" - 8:25
- "Red Alert (Jaxx Nite Dub)" - 6:19
- "Red Alert (Jaxx Club Mix)" - 6:19
- "Red Alert (Eric Morrillo + Harry Romero Dub)" - 6:33
- "Red Alert (Steve Gurley Mix)" - 5:29
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 30.
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