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LISTEN: Carmada Remixes Fat Boy Slim's 'Right Here, Right Now'



Caramada's remix of Fatboy Slim's hit, "Right Here, Right Now," is, well, here. The single is included in Fatboy Slim VS Australia.

Named Norman Cook in real life, the British artist known to the music industry as Fatboy Slim was a huge name in the 90s. He helped popularize the big beat sub-genre that fueled the pre-EDM electronica explosion in the United States and certain parts of the world.

Remix EP

Ahead of his return to Australia to headline the Electric Gardens music festival in Sydney on Jan. 27, Cook has released a remix EP featuring renowned Australian artists such as The Kite String tangle, Set Mo, The Aston Shuffle, and, of course, Carmada.

The electro duo (made up of Drew Carmody and Max Aaramata) has released the full version of the remixed "Right Here, Right Now." The song went online a day before Fatboy Slim VS Australia becomes available for purchase.

"It's a little surreal to be playing Fatboy Slim tracks to thousands of people all over the world in our sets and then be given the opportunity to remix one of his biggest tracks," said Aaramata in a press release.

It was Cook himself who approached the duo and asked them to perform a remix on the hit 1998 single. As fans of the DJ/music producers themselves, they managed to retain the original soul of the song so, while different, it remains familiar.

"Weapon of Choice" by Set Mo, "The Rockerfella Skank" by Sam La More, "Star 69" by Lo'99, "Sunset [Bird of Prey]" by The Aston Shuffle, and "Eat Sleep Rave Repeat" by Northlane are also now available for streaming. The remix of "Praise You" from The Kite String Tangle was previewed a month ago.

"Fatboy Slim and Daft Punk inspired me most but Fatboy was always cooler," said Sam La More. "In everything from Tonite Only to Pnau, I always ask, 'What would Fatboy do?'"

Promotion Begins

Meanwhile, Shane Warne helped promote Fatboy Slim VS Australia by releasing a hilarious infomercial. Wearing a coral Hawaiian shirt, the Sultan of Spin introduced himself as the renowned British DJ.

Carrying a copy of the EP's cover art created by Mambo founder Reg Mombassa, Warne as Fatboy Slim introduced the seven artists whose works were included in the record. He also gave a preview of each single.

Fatboy Slim VS Australia will officially be available for purchase or streaming by Friday, Jan. 19.



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