Label: Skint RecordsRelease: Out Now
When London-based artist and producer Riva Starr joined forces with UK dance legend Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim, for a special non-album track ‘Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat‘ the chances were always high that the track they made was going to be a belter. Inspired by a bizarrely described ficitional encounter he and Riva had in New York earlier in the year Norman told as thus:
“Me and Stef (Riva Starr) were out vinyl shopping in Williamsburg, brooklyn earlier this year when we met this dude ranting in the street about some 3 day bender he had been on (and possibly still was….) we hooked him into our serato and chopped him up into a tune. I just wish we’d caught his full name…….”
So with an interesting if fabricated back story behind ‘Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat’ (we now know the mystery vocalist to have been none other than human beatbox Beardyman) the track delivers classic old school acid vibes with laced with a amusingly tinged vocal diatribe which whilst incoherent, attempts to document the goings on of the tracks protagonist over the course of what we’d imagine to be a drug addled adventure of which we’re uncertain of its factual accuracy. What we do know about the track is that it has been a breath of fresh air for our weary ears this week in an era of relentlessly ‘deep’ tracks and that Fatboy Slim and Riva Starr may well have coined a new neologism ‘Eat, Sleep, Rave Repeat’ and we’re sure that it is a mantra many will be adopting in Ibiza and beyond this summer!