Rendez-Vu

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"Rendez-Vu"
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Single by Basement Jaxx
from the album Remedy
Released August 2, 1999 (1999-08-02)
Format
Genre House
Length 5:46 (Album version)
3:45 (Radio edit)
Label XL
Writer(s)
  • Simon Ratcliffe
  • Felix Buxton
Producer(s) Basement Jaxx
Basement Jaxx singles chronology
"Red Alert"
(1999)
"Rendez-Vu"
(1999)
"Jump n' Shout"
(1999)

"Rendez-Vu" is a song by English electronic 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 The Singles.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by American director Evan Bernard, 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.

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • CD single
    US and UK 12" single[2]
  1. "Rendez-Vu" (Radio Edit) – 3:45
  2. "Miracles Keep on Playin'" ("Red Alert" remix) – 5:56
  3. "All U Crazies" – 6:43
  • Italy 12" single[3]
  1. "Rendez-Vu" (Extended Mix) – 7:10
  2. "Rendez-Vu" (Radio Edit) – 3:45
  3. "Miracles Keep on Playin'" ("Red Alert" remix) – 5:56
  4. "All U Crazies" – 6:43

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 30. 
  2. ^ "Basement Jaxx – Rendez-Vu (UK 12")". Discogs. Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Basement Jaxx – Rendez-Vu (Italy 12")". Discogs. Retrieved September 20, 2016.