It’s been quite a year for Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim. Having entertained billions worldwide at the Olympics closing ceremony, Fatboy Slim took the party global once more with the screening of ‘Fatboy Slim Live: At The Beach Beach Bootique‘ at over 800 cinemas worldwide on August 31st including 34 screenings across Australia.
After performing to over 40,000 fans at the Big Beach Bootique 5, fans will be able to continue the party at home. ‘Fatboy Slim: Big Beach Bootique 5‘ will release the DVD and CD, this November 2nd on Southern Fried through Inertia.
Filmed at a favourite venue of Norman’s, (the Amex football stadium in Brighton), his most ambitious show yet features the largest ever built, 600 square metre LED video wall (lengthways alongside the pitch), spectacular laser and light effects, thrilling pyrotechnics and dazzling visuals. The set includes Fatboy Slim’s latest material and of course his biggest hits, along with huge tracks from Calvin Harris, Armand van Helden and Knife Party all recorded in Dolby 5.1 surround sound.
Recently, Cook spoke to Sydney Morning Herald, “Whilst doing research I watched the Brazilian one we made and compared to Brazilian crowds, our English crowds are a bunch of mingers! Obviously every camera man will always focus on the pretty girls dancing and there’s a token shot of two girls snogging at one point. It’s just part and parcel of the glamorous dance culture.” He also said, “I describe my style as tough but fair. You’ll get some quite dirty acid house but then all of a sudden Adele will pop up or Freddie Mercury will start singing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ so it’s accessible but quite dirty at the same time.”
The DVD release includes an interview with Norman Cook and a gallery of photos from the concert. The special box set edition includes the ‘ Big Beach Boutique 2 ‘ DVD, an exclusive remix of ‘Might Dub Katz’, four Fatboy Slim graphic prints and a Fatboy Slim Smiley Bonio badge.
The release of Fatboy Slim: Big Beach Bootique 5 tops an incredible couple of years for Fatboy Slim, seeing him play across the globe from the Detroit music festival to the Great Wall of China, Las Vegas, Brazil and Japan