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The Fatboy Slim Renaissance is Having its Day

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Zero Gravity brings Brightonian and expert at beach parties; Fatboy Slim to the highly anticipated Zero Gravity Beach Festival. Other artists on the bill include Gorgon City, A-Skillz and Krafty Kuts.

The Fatboy Slim renaissance is having its day. You can’t go to any supermarket or public coffee stop with a piped-in playlist without hearing the southern English Fatboy Slim aka Norman Cook’s hits.

The fifty something year old who is going strong as ever, is the founder of Southern Fried Records.  The label which has released records from Armand Van Helden, The 2 Bears, Elton John, Maribou State, The Black Ghosts, Crookers and more, and Cook who creates the slick, tongue-in-cheek productions that rock you while you cruise the cleaning products aisles.

You perhaps have even tuned out from his stuff for a while, as you may do when an artist gets so massive and overplayed that you have to take a rest from them. But when they make a big come back full fat, it hits the spot just right.

One reason amongst many other for Fatboy’s re-crowning pinnacle back to the top, not that he ever wasn’t, is down to Camelphat. This down-to-earth mega duo who recently scored the jackpot, as BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard explains their work best paraphrased as, ‘repping electronic dance music over to the mainstream’;  they got globally known in a tsunami kind of way for winning a Grammy  for ‘Best Dance Recording’ in late 2017 for their track ‘Cola’. Camelphat have now struck gold with another banger, their Fatboy Slim re-make of ‘Right Here Right Now’ that orchestrates re-servings of all those nostalgic epic grooves just right.

Chances are high this will get played on the day:

A defining moment is when Nora En Pure played this anthem in her set at #Ultra20 Ultra Music Festival Main Stage in Miami to the madness of the crowds.

The track released end of February 2018 and is ripe for far more playing that will see it featured in tons of sets from this Spring right the way through a season of summer and beyond.

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The ‘Right Here Right Now’ remake was launched on the hot Toolroom Records label, released just a month before the anticipatedly awaited series of compilations which will be released to commemorate Toolroom’s fifteen years dominating in the electronic music scene. In essence this label is also having a renaissance of their own.

“The tune I’m most proud of is “Right Here, Right Now”. I still get goose bumps on the back of my neck when I hear it in a stadium.”

source:  Fatboy Slim interview article ‘The Guardian’  Newspaper, 23rd May 2015

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A confessed vinyl junkie, Cook may have been accused of different things over the years but no has one ever accused him of not having a sense of humour. Equipped with a full wardrobe of Hawaiian shirts as his look, he deeply resonates with the public and his work sticks in the heads of the masses.

One of his key armaments is being an early deployer of the repetitive power of vocal samples. Slim is the master of hyper-arpeggiated gunning and dramatic voice clips on fleek. Inserted at the right time, this repeating stimulating of the pineal gland or whatever it is he does with it, doctors aren’t yet sure. I digress.

This beautiful type of Fatboy Slim Remix by The Kite String Tangle of ‘Praise You’ would go down a storm at sunset: