Friday, 7 August 2009

Mr. Brown's show/festival reviews: Act I (part 2)

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.

Mr. Brown

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"


Andreasz said...

write whatever you like as long as your mp3s keep being that good =)

BlueNoteUK said...

Hehe - agreed Andreasz!

Love Island - Totally agree with you - 1st heard it in his 98 (or maybe 99) legendary session DJing in a boxing ring in a battle with Armand Van Helden - I had to record it on to Minidisc, switching discs in the breaks - took 3 of them in the end, but became the 3 most listened two discs of my life!!

Love Island STILL stands up as a killer track - waay ahead of his time. If you've not got Better Living Through Chemistry it's a genuine genre-defining classic everyone should own!

Cheers for the DJ Kool mix - that's not from '96 surely?!!?

Mr. Brown said...

Hehe, thanks guys. Glad you like it.
If only I had some more time, I'd deliver all day long, sigh.

And sowwy, it's a remix, forgot to say that (just an electronification of the original)

hani said...

"ich don't think so" made me lol very hard :D Bruno's awesome

Anonymous said...

but i think its the rockafella skank instead of right here right now.

great work!

Mr. Brown said...

now I feel stupid...

Anonymous said...

love island hell yes, my favorite

betterthandisco said...

Beggars can't be choosers, but I liked it fine :]

Thanks for the ballin Stones remix, will definitely be incorporating that into my mixes

Thomas said...

It's not the Fat Boy Slim Remix of Satisfaction, but a mash-up between the two songs, made by the The Flying Dewaele Brothers (the previous name of 2 many DJ's).