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Left behind by bubblegum rave, assailed by stalkers, muggers and UFOs – and to top it off, they’re now twice the age of their audience. But with their first new album in five years and a tour on the way, can Basement Jaxx recapture the joyfulness that made them the nation’s most effervescent party starters?

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