Fatboy Slim’s big beat breakout track “The Rockafeller Skank” felt like a giddy novelty in 1998, when it came out. But it hit huge, and the song, when you run across it now, is still nearly as much of a goofy blast as it ever was. The speaker company Bose has now put together a five-minute mini-documentary about “The Rockafeller Skank,” and it turns out to be pretty interesting. We learn about what sound Norman Cook was chasing, what primitive equipment he used, how he figured out what samples to combine, and how Spike Jonze sent him a letter when he heard it. Watch the video below.
Now: Someone please make a documentary about Fatboy Slim’s remix of Wildchild’s “Renegade Master.” Or maybe one about “Dub Be Good To Me,” the amazing 1990 British #1 that Cook recorded when he was calling himself Beats International.