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Fatboy Slim at Maya Day & Nightclub
As one of the more prominent vanguards of EDM's halcyon days and pre-Skrillex zenith in the aughts, Fatboy Slim's infectious acid house and big beat sounds were practically inescapable, as jams like "Song for Lindy" and "Right Here, Right Now" were a part of movies, video games, and commercials. Then there were his most recognizable songs, 1999's "Praise You" and 2001's "Weapon of Choice," both of which were aided by unforgettable videos by director Spike Jonze (remember him?).
Fatboy Slim's come a long way (pardon the pun) since that era, having given up drinking, performed during the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics, and has been focusing more on the production side of things. He still hits up venues both in Europe and here in the states for DJ gigs and will make his first-ever appearance in the Valley on Thursday, July 4, at Maya. While we're not expecting clubgoers to bounce off the walls of the posh venue like Christopher Walken, there should be an excess of dancing antics at the Independence Day party as Cook performs "under the big bright yellow sun." Gates open at 11 a.m. General admission is $40, VIPs pay $80.
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