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Fatboy Slim Goes Post-Electroclash

Author: Jonty Skrufff
Saturday, December 20, 2003
Fatboy Slim's new remix of New York electro-popsters Scissor Sister's new single Comfortably Numb was the highest entry on the UK Upfront Club Chart this week, suggesting the former big beat champion could make a name for himself, in the post-electroclash camp.

Speaking to Skrufff last year, Slim admitted he'd found electroclash 'a bit too 80s' and was wary of jumping on its bandwagon, which closely matched Scissor Sisters' stance in the latest issue of Jockey Slut.

"That (electroclash) scene was a blast, I had a lot of fun because we were never really part of it," said SS front man Jake Shear.

"In a sense we used to scene to gain some footing," he admitted.

"It came across as artifice, a shiny new package."

Fatboy Slim's label Skint Records also dabbled their toes in the post-electroclash waters earlier this year, snapping up Sunglasses At Night producer Tiga's recent single Hot In Herre.