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Mighty Dub Kats – Magic Carpet Ride (Original Version) (1995)

EDMclassics | 2 November, 2021

Norman Quentin Cook (born Quentin Leo Cook; 16 July 1963), also known by his stage name Fatboy Slim, is an English musician, DJ, and record producer who helped to popularise the big beat genre in the 1990s. In the 1980s, Cook was the bassist for the Hull-based indie rock band the Housemartins, who achieved a UK number-one single with their a cappella cover of “Caravan of Love”. After the Housemartins split, Cook formed the electronic band Beats International in Brighton, who produced the number-one single “Dub Be Good to Me”. He then played in Freak Power, Pizzaman, and the Mighty Dub Katz with moderate success.

Cook formed the group The Mighty Dub Katz with Gareth Hansome (aka GMoney), his former flatmate. Together they started the Boutique Nightclub in Brighton, formerly known as the Big Beat Boutique. Their biggest song together was “Magic Carpet Ride” and peaked within the top 10 in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland. It contains a sample of Chakachas’ recording “Yo Soy Cubano” from 1970, and Sandee’s recording “Notice Me” from 1988. The male vocals are based on Laid Back’s “White Horse”.

A black-and-white music video was shot to accompany the song.

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