I’ve mentioned before that Britain’s electronica scene is one of the Island’s most underrated exports, and Fatboy Slim is one of the island’s greatest DJs (and I’m not counting radio DJs by John Peel; they’re an entirely different breed,) and he’s been so since he went from being the bassist for a one-hit wonder to a house DJ in 1996. He performed at the closing ceremonies at the London Olympics last year, and now, he’s going to become the first DJ to ever play the House of Commons.
On March 6, as part of an event sponsored by the “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life Foundation,” Slim will play a set at the terrace bar in the seat of the UK parliament. The event is also supported by Hove and Portslade MP Mike Weatherley. Following Fatboy Slim’s set, a competition winner will also DJ the event.
House the House is an initiative to encourage 16-25 year olds to become involved with their community and raises awareness for community music projects.
Quoth MP Weatherley: “House The House is giving young people the chance to have a voice, to be recognised for their endeavours and to engage with their communities to create change from the grassroots up. Last Night A DJ Saved My Life and House The House are great examples of what the whole music industry can achieve in an innovative way.”
Quoth Fatboy Slim: “I’ve played some exciting and unique places around the world from Bondi Beach to The Great Wall of China to Igloo but playing in the House of Commons might be the most unique to date.”
For more information about House the House, visit their official site here.
And if you’ve missed Fatboy Slim’s career the first time around, here’s his set at the Olympics Closing Ceremony, doing “Right Here, Right Now,” and “The Rockafeller Skank.”