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Single by Basement Jaxx
from the album Remedy
Released 2 August 1999 (1999-08-02)
Genre House
Length 5:46 (album version)
3:45 (radio edit)
Label XL
Producer(s) Basement Jaxx
Basement Jaxx singles chronology
"Red Alert"
"Jump N' Shout"

"Rendez-Vu" is a song by English electronic dance music duo Basement Jaxx. It was released on 2 August 1999 as the second single from their debut album Remedy. It reached number 4 in the UK Singles Chart and number 1 on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.[1] It later appears on Basement Jaxx: The Singles. The single also made an appearance on the Xbox 360 Kinect game, Dance Central.[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The music video is set in a Hispanic town and tells of a love story of two lovers. However, the girl has a jealous boyfriend (who happens to be a Mexican wrestler) who smashes her lover's hand (which is replaced by a record needle). Both men tell this incident to their respective friends and meet in the town for a showdown (where a guitarist also happens to be telling the story to a few locals up to that point). The man and the wrestler meet and settle things with a best of three in rock, paper, scissors. The man wins and is reunited with his lover as the town celebrates. In the end, it is all shown to be the dream of a sleeping dog.

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Rendez-Vu (Radio Edit)" – 3:45
  2. "Miracles Keep on Playin'" – 5:56
  3. "All U Crazies" – 6:43

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 30. 
Preceded by
"New York City Boy" by Pet Shop Boys
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
December 11, 1999
Succeeded by
"Get Get Down" by Paul Johnson