More than two decades into their career, acid jazz artists Jamiroquai, led by ageless frontman Jay Kay, prove themselves as timeless as funk itself as they blend old hits with new and rock it out on their latest swing, 2013's Magic Summer Live tour. Tickets are like a timewarp to the past and space-age future as Jamiroquai treat concertgoers to their high-energy funk grooves that recall their '90s youth, while at the same time, referencing the spacey themes that have been a mainstay in such hits as "Space Cowboy" and "Cosmic Girl." Accentuating the futuristic tone is a laser light show and giant planets hanging over the stage. At the center of it is Kay himself, out-dancing everyone in the house and delivering Jamiroquai's signature hits, often with fresh arrangements, making the familiar as new and relevant as ever. Not to let their previous catalog be the last word, Jamiroquai have begun recording their 8th album, which is slated for a 2014/2015 release.
Jamiroquai got its start in the brain of Jay Kay (he named the band and recruited its members) and debuted in 1993 with the album, "Emergency on Planet Earth." They followed up with an even more successful sophomore effort before hitting it massively big with 1996's "Travelling Without Moving" and its US breakout single, "Virtual Insanity." Since then, they've released four more albums, evolved and changed lineups, but the one constant besides Kay has always remained — their signature Buffalo Man logo, drawn up by Kay, that has graced most of their album covers since the beginning. It's one more example that shows some things may change, but the groove remains timeless.