Fatboy Slim fires up crowd to eat, sleep, rave repeat


The final time I let my hair down and danced to digital music was on the tail finish of the Nineties once I was closely ensconced within the old-school rave scene. We have been residing for the weekends of trippy lights, techno home beats and the waft of Vicks propelling the gang into one sweaty, ecstatic all-night group hug. I’d inform you extra however I don’t keep in mind most of it.

So what occurs when a bunch of 40-something-somethings head to Fatboy Slim at Burswood Park to resuscitate the great outdated days? Nicely, firstly the primary act, who presumably on the age of 59 can also be not concerned about crawling into mattress because the solar comes up, hits the stage punctually on the age applicable hour of seven.45pm. It’s a Sunday night time and most of us need to get to a desk within the morning.

Fatboy Slim performing during his Australian tour.

Fatboy Slim performing throughout his Australian tour.

The long-lasting DJ, actual title Norman Cook dinner, has greater than 40 years within the music sport. His work reached the mainstream, helped outline the Nineties, and he stays one of the vital profitable dance artists of all time together with his party-friendly tracks identified for his or her earworm hooks.

His second breakthrough album, 1998’s You’ve Come a Lengthy Means, Child was a critically acclaimed success led by Reward You, Proper Right here, Proper Now, Rockafeller Skank and Gangster Tripping.

His third album Midway Between the Gutter and the Stars was launched in 2000 and delivered Weapon of Selection and Demons with Macy Grey.

His fourth and ultimate studio album Palookaville was not thought of his most interesting work however did earn him a 2006 Grammy for greatest digital/dance album.

The visuals in Fatboy Slim’s set were mesmerising and eclectic.

The visuals in Fatboy Slim’s set have been mesmerising and eclectic.Credit score: Flavio Brancaleone

His Perth live performance on Sunday night time noticed Fatboy Slim pay homage to his big-beat bangers with Reward You, The Rockafeller Skank and Proper Right here, Proper Now remixed a number of occasions throughout the set, during which he sampled a slew of artists from Queen, Eminem, Beyonce, the Bee Gees and the Rolling Stones.

Fatboy Slim’s graphics have been on level, rolling dwell footage of the gang on the large display in addition to photos of ecstasy tablets and photographs of musical icons, Barack Obama and even Greta Thunberg.

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