The Epic 2017 Project #081: 170322
Fatboy Slim – Palookaville (2004)
Good to have some local flavour in this series. So here’s one from Fatboy Slim who technically lives in Shoreham. I say technically because his house is in ‘millionaires row’ on the beach at the eastern end of Shoreham Harbour – some 5-6 miles from Shoreham town itself. However, he’s still a local boy.
Palookaville was his fourth studio album released on 4 October 2004, approximately four years after the previous one. Football club Brighton and Hove Albion F.C. temporarily named their Withdean Stadium after it following their sponsorship deal with Skint Records. The album was nominated for the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album.
The Epic 2017 Project #078: 170319
Faithless = Forever faithless (2005)
Not an album as such – but a greatest hits. Still counts though. Still good.
Here’s Mass Destruction…
The Epic 2017 Project #057: 170226
Dizzee Rascal – Tongue in cheek (2009)
The release of Dizzee Rascal’s 4th studio album was announced on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross when, in an interview, Rascal revealed details including track information and production. He confirmed in an interview on Radio 1 that he was leaving his grime roots behind, in favour of more mainstream pop music.
On 23 May 2009, Calvin Harris revealed on his Twitter that he was producing a Dizzee track. At the Evolution Festival in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, he confirmed that there would be two new singles from the album called “Road Rage” and “Dirtee Cash”. Dirtee Cash heavily samples The Adventures of Stevie V song “Dirty Cash.” Samples are also used on “Can’t Tek No More” (“Warrior’s Charge” by Aswad from the film Babylon) and “Chillin’ Wiv da Man Dem” (“Oh Honey” by Delegation).
In early August the track listing was confirmed in a preview of the album by music website NME.
Notably, Rascal designed a Nike-distributed Tongue n’ Cheek shoe, to be in released at the same time as the album. The proceeds from these shoes going to Tower Hamlets Summer University of which Rascal is a patron
Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #316: 161111
[A song from 1993]
Certain songs come with certain memories don’t they? And for this one, it’s a picture of my two eldest children (aged 6 and 5 respectively in 1993) racing round and round the kitchen table in our basement living area on their little bikes shouting ‘No, No – No, No, No, No’ at the top of their voices. Emily and Ed – this one’s for you!