- This is a preorder item. This album will ship in April. -
You've Come A Long Way, Baby often gets lumped in with The Chemical Brothers' Dig Your Own Hole and The Prodigy's Fat Of The Land, all part of the big beat / electronica boom of the late '90s. But really, it's in a class by itself, a paradigm shifting record that revolutionized how we understand sampling. Informed by the hip-hop pioneers that came before him as well as the rave scene's smiley faced plunderers, Fatboy Slim treated sampling like an art form. With a cratedigger's sensibilities and a turntablist's finesse, he built entirely new songs out of seemingly disparate elements. It was lounge music for clubs, soul for arenas, pop for maniacs--somehow all fitting into one singular vision that actually changed the way we hear music. You don't get DJ Mustard or DJ Khaled without Fatboy Slim.You've Come A Long Way, Baby should be seen as a precursor to the millennial waves of sample-based and interpolation-based music across genres.
We have this release on Sky Blue vinyl with Coffee Splatter.