The Brighton Port Authority – Toe Jam (feat. Dizzee Rascal, David Byrne & Fatboy Slim)

Courtesy of Chungaiz, comes this track from The Brighton Port Authority (BPA) which appears to be a new band from Fatboy Slim (AKA ex-Housemartin Norman Cook). It features David Byrne on vocals (who seems to be doing all his best work as a guest vocalist on house tracks these days) as well as a great little rap from Dizzee Rascal.

As Chungaiz points out, it sounds like vintage Fatboy Slim. The video is also pretty cool – I especially like it when the black bars blocking out the naughty bits of the dancers make a shape in their own right. And I also like the elaborate back-story that Cook has built up around the band. To quote from their MySpace blog:

In September 2007 a Brighton mystery was finally solved. While rumours had long been rife, few were sure if the shadowy musical project known as The Brighton Port Authority really existed. Proof of their recorded output was only confirmed when a cardboard box of dusty reel-to-reel tapes was found during the development of a Brighton dockside warehouse.

Sounds like the A-Team of big beat to me…

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