In an unlikely collaboration, Northlane have remade Fatboy Slim’s 2013 smash-hit ‘Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat’ for the upcoming EP ‘Fatboy Slim VS Australia’.
Paying homage to the classic dance track, the Sydney heavy rock outfit have kept the structure of the tune in tact whilst beefing up the rock element, bouncing from electro to heavy and hardcore in the chorus, in direct contrast with the lyrics.
Northlane admit “Reinterpreting this song and adding a little bit of the Northlane sound into it was a challenge for us and we hope that we’ve done it justice. We believe that the metal and electronic genres share many similarities and we’re thrilled we got the opportunity to contribute to this release!”
While hard rock and electronica aren’t an obvious mix, Northlane say “Fatboy Slim is an iconic name in electronic music and for many of us, our first introduction to techno. This in turn has lead us down a rabbit hole of new genres and inspired us to take risks with our music.”
After winning the 2017 ARIA for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal for their surprise 4th album ‘Mesmer’, this is the first release from the band for 2018.
The track sits alongside already released ‘Praise You’, from one of Australia’s finest producers The Kite String Tangle, as well as a bunch of other talents including Set Mo, Sam La Moore, The Aston Shuffle, Carmada and LO’99 on ‘Fatboy Slim VS Australia’. The seven tracker will be released on January 19th and is a prelude to the revered dance icon’s headline dates with Electric Gardens.
‘Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat (Northlane Remix/Cover)’
Out now through Skint/BMG
Taken from ‘Fatboy Slim VS Australia’
Out January 19th through Skint/BMG
PRE-ORDER EP HERE
Fatboy Slim VS Australia:
1. Praise You (The Kite String Tangle Remix)
2. Sunset [Bird of Prey] (The Aston Shuffle Remix)
3. Star 69 (LO’99 Remix)
4. The Rockerfella Skank (Sam La More Remix)
5. Weapon of Choice (Set Mo Remix)
6. Right Here, Right Now (Carmada Remix)
7. Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat (Northlane Remix)
Fatboy Slim headlines Electric Gardens Festival 2018. Tickets HERE.
19 January – Perth, Red Hill Auditorium
20 January – Melbourne, St Kilda Foreshore
21 January – Melbourne, St Kilda Foreshore
25 January – Brisbane, Showgrounds
26 January – Adelaide, Serafino Winery, McLaren Vale
27 January – Sydney, Centennial Park