The Prodigy and Basement Jaxx in Istanbul

Where dance and music is combined, with powerful visual and light shows; Dance Day concert series will host worldwide known names on June 29, 2013 at BJK İnönü Stadium in Istanbul. Bands who has earned fame from this genre of music, will take festival lovers on a journey on the borders dance music. Participants, in order, Basement Jaxx, Jaguar Skills and The Prodigy, who will take the stage with performances that will reach the peak of dance music.

As part of Vodafone Istanbul Calling, a day of dancing is guaranteed for all Istanbul music lovers this summer. Three big names will take the stage beginning with The Prodigy, Basement Jaxx, and Jaguar Skills. Sponsored by Vodafone and Garanti Bank, the festival will host numerous foreign and local stars in different venues throughout Istanbul. This festival will become the music hotspot for all genres.

The Prodigy:
Howlett, the Prodigy behind the group’s name, was trained on the piano while growing up in Braintree, Essex. After Howlett met up with Keith Flint and Leeroy Thornhill in the growing British rave scene, the trio formed the Prodigy. Howlett’s recordings gained the trio a contract with XL Records. The Prodigy signed to XL Records in 1990 and, in February the following year, released their first EP, What Evil Lurks, which proved highly popular on the underground rave scene. Their next record, “Charly”, which used samples of the famous public information road safety advertisement, was equally popular on the underground scene. On its commercial release it climbed to number 3 on the UK charts, bringing the Prodigy to the attention of a wider audience. The Prodigy Experience was a frantic blend of hard fidgeting breakbeats, rumbling basslines, rigid, angular melodic ideas and fragments of vocals, interspersed with the occasional breakdown. The Prodigy invoked media outrage with the release of the controversial “Smack My Bitch Up” and its “pornographic” promotional video. This did not stop them winning Best Dance Act at the 1998 BRIT Awards.

Basement Jaxx:
Basement Jaxx are a British electronic dance music duo consisting of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe. The pair got their name from the regular night club they perform in their hometown of Brixton, London, UK. They first rose to popularity in the late 1990s. And won the BRIT Award for Best Dance Act in 2002 and 2004″. The production duo released several of Britain’s most respected and enjoyable progressive house anthems of the ’90s and early 2000s from their base in South London. In 1999, the group released their first full length album, Remedy, to wide acclaim. Remedy includes the “Red Alert” (which was used in Coca-Cola commercial), “Rendez Vu”, “Jump N’ Shout”, and “Bingo Bango” singles. Their next full length album, 2001’s Rooty included singles “Romeo”, “Jus 1 Kiss”, “Where’s Your Head At?”, and “Get Me Off”. “Where’s Your Head At?”, became a huge international hit in 2002. At the 47th Grammy awards Buxton and Ratcliffe won the Best Electronic/Dance Album award. Their more prominent work includes “4 My People” by Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, “Everyman… Everywoman…” by Yoko Ono, “Like I Love You” by Justin Timberlake, and “She Wants to Move” by N * E * R * D.

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