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Basement Jaxx admit frustration at Radio 1 playlist snub

Basement Jaxx have revealed their disappointment at being overlooked by BBC Radio 1.

The radio station has an influential playlist in the UK, but acts like Robbie Williams have been snubbed in the past due to the age of their target market.

Speaking to Clash, Basement Jaxx - whose two members were born in 1969 and 1971 - said that they have been frustrated that Radio 1 haven't been on board with them during the release of their new album 'Junto', which was unveiled last week.

Felix Buxton said: "The record exists now, and there’s nothing we can do about it – it’s nice to let go of these things. We’re getting some good feedback – but we’ve not been supported by Radio 1 this time, which is really annoying. We’re too old, apparently.

"It’s a pain, because a lot of the young kids we meet, who are supposed to be listening to what Radio 1 plays, think that we’re great. It’s like, there’s all these old people in the seats of power at Radio 1, but, anyway… It’s the world we live in, isn’t it? But it’s frustrating. These people [at Radio 1] hold a lot of power, in terms of letting people hear things. They base their playlist on Shazam charts – and the only way to get into Shazam charts is to be played on the radio! So we’re sort of in a mess."

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