Some weird stuff comes across our desks on Friday mornings, but the last thing we were expecting was an infomercial featuring the Sultan of Spin, Shane Warne, playing the role of legendary producer Fatboy Slim.
The clip, which sees Warne playing DJ dress-up in a salmon Hawaiian shirt, is a plug for a new 7-track compilation that sees Aussie acts like Northlane, Set Mo, The Kite String Tangle and The Aston Shuffle remixing Slim’s biggest hits.
The EP, titled Fatboy Slim vs Australia, is out today, and PNAU’s Sam La More explained why he jumped at the opportunity.
“Fatboy Slim and Daft Punk inspired me most but Fatboy was always cooler,” he says. “In everything from Tonite Only to Pnau, I always ask, “What would Fatboy do?”
Meanwhile, Slim isn’t afraid of a bit of friendly competition between himself and our entire music scene, telling us to “let the people decide when I come to play in January.”
Check out this weird little nugget, along with Fatboy Slim’s upcoming dates for Electric Garden Festival, below.
Fatboy Slim at Electric Gardens Festival 2018
Tickets available 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