Fatboy Slim is without a doubt a dance music legend. That much goes without saying.
With a career as long and impressive as his own, Fatboy Slim – who recently spoke with us ahead of his headline show at Electric Gardens festival this weekend – has delivered some of dance music’s most notorious songs and timeless albums.
However Fatboy Slim wouldn’t be Fatboy Slim without his estranged nature, that often rubs off in his production.
Here are our favourite albums and tracks that create the craziness that is Fatboy Slim!
You’ve Come Along Way, Baby (1998)
This is without a doubt my personal favourite LP from Fatboy Slim. Host to classic’s such as ‘The Rockafeller Skank’, ‘Praise You’ and ‘Right Here, Right Now’, his second studio album is certainly Fatboy Slim’s most recognised.
Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars (2000)
As Fatboy Slim’s third studio album, ‘Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars’ is lead by his track ‘Sunset (Bird of prey)’ which samples vocals from Jim Morrison, and (of course) ‘Weapon of Choice’. Fatboy Slim seems to be a big more experimental in his production in this album; with some songs sounding quite influenced by trance and others being very vocalised and instrumental, such as the track ‘Demons’ which uses vocals from Macy Grey.
Better Living Through Chemistry (1996)
This was Fatboy Slim’s first studio album, and it was essentially what got the ball rolling for his established dance music career. ‘Better Living through Chemistry’ – despite sharing the same title as a crappy 2014 movie – showcases classic club tracks such as ‘Song For Lindy’, ‘Santa Cruz’ and ‘Going Out Of My Head’, that merge a lot of jazz and techno. This album is also very house influenced and 90’s!
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