FATBOY SLIM CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF ‘BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY’ AT THE SOCIAL
Exclusive DJ Set Announced, As Fatboy Slim Plays The Album In Its Entirety, With Added Bonus Fun,
On September 13th
SEMINAL DEBUT ALBUM ‘BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY’ REISSUED ON 23rd SEPTEMBER ON SKINT
Twenty years to the day since it was first unveiled to the world, Fatboy Slim’s debut album ‘Better Living Through Chemistry’ will be rereleased on September 23rd on Skint. To mark the occasion, Fatboy Slim AKA Norman Cook will be playing out the seminal album in its entirety at The Social, London on September 13th, with some extra special nuggets thrown into the mix for good measure. The Social (in it’s previously incarnation as The Heavenly Social) is the spiritual home of Big Beat, the club where Fatboy Slim found the perfect home for his melting pot of styles, amongst the increasingly homogenised Super-Clubland scene of the mid-90s. With a capacity of a little over 100, the chance to see Fatboy Slim returning to where it all began promises to be a truly special night of beats, hedonism and celebration of the album that kick started an entire movement.
After a prolific period for Cook in the early 90s under various guises of Beats International, Freak Power, The Mighty Dubcatz and Pizzaman, ‘Better Living Through Chemistry’ was the album that saw the birth of Fatboy Slim as an artist and DJ. The album would define a scene and an ethos and introduce the world to one of the biggest Superstar DJs of the era. Effortlessly blending big funk and hip-hop beats with the euphoria of Acid House, the album drips with innovative and witty samples and perfectly captures the good-time vibes of the mid-90s own Summer Of Love – music made for a grotty club next to Brighton pier that went on to conquer the world. It was the first artist album to be released on highly influential dance label Skint.
The album will be available on expanded 2CD and special limited edition yellow vinyl formats. The 2CD version will feature the album in its entirety on disk one and a second bonus disk of rare B-Sides and previously unreleased material.
ALBUM AVAILABLE TO PRE ORDER NOW HERE