Basement Jaxx Crazy Itch Radio (XL Recordings) Although much anticipated, the newest work by British DJ and production duo Basement Jaxx is a hit-and-miss affair. Style-wise, it's a hodge-podge, with no anthemic singles and little that seems to get truly into the audio psyche. Faux Crazy Itch Radio jingles and presenter intros link some tracks, which is annoying. As with recent Jaxx work, most tracks contain a hybrid of musical styles. On The Train steers a course through ragga-drenched disco and punctuated - thankfully occasionally - by Crazy Frog-esque utterances. Hey U defies pigeon-holing, despite a perceptible tech effect or two, sounding like a timeless soundtrack to a slapstick farce that might have been made in Jacques Tatti's day. A chunky 70s funk thread meets, African rap elements and wailing Hindi female vocal interludes in steady-groove Everybody, one of a few tracks that proves less messing is more. The listener is likely to get hooked on this one on the first listen. Likewise, Keep Keep On's appeal lies in its expertly polished but seemingly simple-on-the-ear finish. The album's second half is distinctly more laid-back than its more chaotic start, featuring apocalyptic-edged soulful trip-hop Lights Go Down and the late-night electronica of U R On My Mind. The world knows that the Jaxx lads are mix maestros, but there is too much ambition and too many complex snippets here, which jars. However, although Crazy Itch Radio would be better without all that, it's possible to ignore it and get a feel for the big picture after a few listens.