Live On Brighton Beach
label: Ministry of Sound
our score: 3.0 out of 5.0
the building of the "electronic movement" two names
became common in households throughout the world: Moby and Fatboy
Slim. Both artists, though prominent names in their respective
genres prior to the rise in popularity of modern dance music,
quickly rose to their elevated status due to immensely popular
radio and commercial play. However, due to different approaches
to live music, relatively few people have actually had the chance
to experience a live Fatboy Slim show.
Brighton Beach is the second major U.S. release of live Fatboy
Slim material; the first being On the Floor at the Boutique.
Recorded at the seaside beach in Brighton during a 2001 homecoming
performance for nearly 40,000 partygoers, it's also deeply resonant
of the actual feel of a Fatboy show.
Over the past
several years Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim) has weaned himself of
much of his big-beat styles, opting for a more trance-house feel
at times, a move which is thoroughly represented on Brighton.
Still it's a dirty, grimy record featuring some of the biggest
and baddest mixing ever heard - along with some of the hottest
records of recent times.
include Black and White Brothers "Put Your Hands Up,"
the Ghetto funk of Scanty's "Southern Thing," and one
of 2001's hottest dance tracks - Basement Jaxx's "Where's
Your Head At?"
Save for a
small public service announcement break to move audience members
from the incoming tide, Brighton is exactly what you'd
expect from a Fatboy Slim set. It's high energy, ragged as hell,
and unbelievably spiritual.
said, it's still just a Fatboy Slim mix record. Those who've seen
him before will be pleased to own a set more akin to his recent
work, and those who haven't experienced one of his sets will find
this a worthy substitute. However, it's just another in a long
line of mix CDs being put out in recent years. Luckily this one's
15-Jul-2002 8:45 PM
liked Live on Brighton Beach...
1. Underworld - Born Slippy (Nuxx) / Fatboy
Slim - Right Here Right Now
2. Kid Creme - Austins Groove
3. Scanty - Southern Thing
4. Minimal Funk - The Groovy Thang
5. Santos - Pray
6. The Clumps - The Talk
7. Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head At?
8. Fatboy Slim - Jack It Up
9. Jark Prongo - Rocket Base
10. (Love) Tattoo - Drop Some Drums (Original
11. Black and White Brothers - Put Your Hands
12. Santos - 3-2-1 Fire!
13. Fatboy Slim - Star 69
14. Raven Maize - The Real Life (Fatboy Slim
15. Fatboy Slim - Sunset (Bird of Prey) / Leftfield
- Phat Planet (Album Version) / Roland Clark
- Speak Lord (I Get Deep)