The vocal from the track was provided by Blu James. As of July , the single has sold , copies in the United Kingdom, allowing it to receive a Gold certification from the British Phonographic Industry. Craig Roseberry from Billboard cited Parliament and Funkadelic as inspirations for the track. The intro section of the "Jaxx Club Mix" contains several electronic sound effect samples from various sources like the audible beeping sound used at pedestrian crossings for blind people in many countries including Australia.
Basement Jaxx remixed the track themselves calling it "Miracles Keep on Playin'". The song received critical acclaim from music critics. Club stated, "For the BPM-minded, the retro single "Red Alert" has more than enough faux funk and chic camp to keep the masses moving, proving that Buxton and Ratcliffe know well enough to think with their feet as well as their heads.
The message here: oh, never mind, it's just about dancing and letting the music raise your soul to the rafters. Stevie Chick from NME commented, "A truly rockin' P-Funk groove in the classic Basement Jaxx style, 'Red Alert' is a smouldering funky track with dirty basslines, sirens, synths and a pure-sexy female vocal to boot.
It's twisted punk garage for In the UK version, which was directed by Dawn Shadforth , Basement Jaxx work at a truck stop diner that is encounter by the group of Androids and causes a meteor that was flying above them to crash into the diner, that turns everyone into the group of Rave -attire zombies.
While this happens, one chef gets a plate in his head, another is morphed wearing a Chinese Dragon head, the waitress is given an outfit in the similar style of the androids and several cafe patrons are forced to dance.
The US video takes place in a world where music is outlawed and follows cops as they find and bust musicians, similar to the plot of Fahrenheit but substituting books with music. The video includes cameo appearances by other musicians being arrested, most notably Moby.
Pitchfork ranked the song at number 69 in their list of the "Top Songs of the s". Dutch author Ray Kluun 's first and well-known novel Komt een vrouw bij de dokter Love Life quoted the lyrics from the song.
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