How about some Big Beat buffoonery to kick of the weekend.
Ctel, over at Acid Ted had a post last Saturday about Fatboy Slim which got me reminiscing.
When Everybody Loves a 303 came out and more leftfield sounds started to get noticed it was a breath of fresh air for me. Before Big Beat and Cook in particular put the fun back in dance music everything was getting either too dark or disappearing up it’s own arse. Dj’s were starting to believe the hype and sets became one long exercise in mixing and technique to the detriment of the original objective of having a good time. .
Then along came Skint, Wall of Sound and others with these totally over the top amphetamine driven tracks aimed directly at the dance floor and not taking themselves too seriously. It was brilliant for a time but like everything else in dance music it became a parody of itself as more and more less talented artists jumped on the bandwagon.
Here from 1995 is my favourite track from Fatboy Slim’s first album, Better Living Through Chemistry.
Fatboy Slim – The Sound Of Milwaukee.
For more stuff like this check out the Skint Brassic Beats compilations or get your hands on The Chemical Brothers Live At The Social Volume 1 here , you’ll love it.