Fatboy Slim announces exclusive Australian EP and 2018 tour dates
Revered dance icon Fatboy Slim is bringing his infamous sets to Australia and has teamed up with a collection of budding Australian producers to create a remix EP. Fatboy Slim vs Australia is dedicated to the occasion and is due for release in January next year.
Fatboy Slim vs Australia is a seven track remix EP, featuring Australian dance music powerhouses The Aston Shuffle, Lo’99, Carmada and Set Mo. These artists will be adding their own personal touch to some of the most recognisable and beloved works of dance music.
The first single released was ARIA-nominated Kite String Tangle’s reworking of Fatboy’s timeless 1998 classic, ‘Praise You.’ It is a refreshing dance driven remix and will breath life to a new wave of dancers and listeners alike.
“Fatboy Slim is an untouchable artist and ‘Praise You’ is one of his seminal works. I really can’t imagine the current music landscape without this artist or this song and so to get to put my own touch on it was a humbling experience,” said Danny Harley (of The Kite String Tangle).
2018 marks the 20-year anniversary of Fatboy’s critically acclaimed album You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby and along with this new EP will come a series of Australian shows. You’ll be able to see the true showman captivate audiences around the country like it was Brighton Beach in the early 2000s again.
Speaking of his excitement for the EP and tour Fatboy (Norman Cook) said “I’m totally down for vs Australia, sounds like a dual and a whole lot of fun if ever I heard it ….let the people decide when I come to play in January…dance bitch.”
Fatboy Sim vs Australia will be released on January 19th through Skint/BMG, coinciding with Fatboy’s run of festival headline dates around the country with the Electric Gardens Festival.
Fatboy Slim vs Australia TRACKLIST:
- Praise You (The Kite String Tangle Remix)
- Sunset [Bird of Prey] (The Aston Shuffle Remix)
- Star 69 (LO’99 Remix)
- The Rockerfella Skank (Sam La More Remix)
- Weapon of Choice (Set Mo Remix)
- Right Here, Right Now (Carmada Remix)
- Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat (Northlane Remix) *cover*
Fatboy Slim Electric Gardens Festival 2018 Dates:
19 January – Perth, Red Hill Auditorium
20 January – Melbourne, St Kilda Foreshore
21 January – Melbourne, St Kilda Foreshore
25 January – Brisbane, Showgrounds
26 January – Adelaide, Serafino Winery, McLaren Vale
27 January – Sydney, Centennial Park
For tickets, click here.