I promised I'd be back today, so on to part 2 of my first ever Party/event review...
This time it's from a 10 day festival called: De Lokerse Feesten ("Party in Lokeren", for you english chaps and american dudes).
First of, me and my mate went to the little carnival and we ended up at a stage where some local and special belgian beers were served, so we stuck around. Meanwhile the first act got on stage "the Stone Age" (I really can't think of another way to translate this one) playing classics from 1945 to 1990.
We dug up our best dance moves and showed the elder crowd how you bust a funk, twist or hustle in this era.
Sadly, we lost track of the time and realised too late we were standing at the wrong stage, so we missed 2 Many DJ's new show (meh, I'll eventually see it somewhere this year anyways).
But we were just in time to see the real headliner:
Norman Cook, aka FATBOY SLIM:
It was his first performance in Belgium after 10 years and probably his last, so it was a thrill to be there and the crowd agreed on this one.
I'll post some songs that according to me were the ultimate partythemes of the evening:
DJ Kool - Let Me Clear My Throat [right click to download]
A remix from a nice Oldskool '96 song by DJ Kool (name inspired by Kool and the gang, the intro horns are thereby sampled from "Hollywood Swinging" by the latter). But the most important sample is the divine saxophone featured in the breakdown in the middle of the song from DJ Mark the 45 King's "The 900 Number" ('87). This song sampled the same sax from Marva Whitney's "Unwind Yourself" ('67). Screw originality, it works :p
and to stick with the oldskool genre...
Wild Child - Renegade Master (Fatboy Slim Old Skool Edit) [right click to download]
Up next, some awesome vocals...
David Byrne & X-Press 2 - Lazy [right click to download]
And now, let's stick to Fatboy's own work. In my opinion, one of the best songs he ever made is Love Island, unfortunately it's not as popular as some other ones, so:
Fatboy Slim - Love Island [right click to download]
And a banger to finish this post:
Rolling Stones - Satisfaction (Fatboy Slim Remix) [right click to download]
A Mash-up with both the Rolling Stones and The Rockafella Skank: what more is there to say...
Conclusion: Norman Cook dances like a housewife mixed with a soccerhooligan.
ps: give me some feedback on this please, since I want to know if event reviews are a "keeper" or a "ich don't think so"