Prince Fatty | “Gin and Juice”
British producer Mike Pelanconi is living a double life, dividing his attention between work behind the board for acts like Lily Allen, Graham Coxon, and Ash, and pursuing his reggaefied alter ego, Prince Fatty. His name is a nod to heavyweight Jamaican producers Prince Buster and King Tubby and his music follows suit, a loving, digitally clean recreation of mid 1970s heavy reggae.
In advance of his first full-length under the Prince Fatty persona, Survival of the Fattest, Pelanconi has let “Gin and Juice” loose. Yes, that “Gin and Juice.” It’s a surprisingly natural fit for the elastic bassline and warbling organ of the one-drop treatment and worth a listen if only for the mindbonk of hearing such an iconic reworked in such a foreign atmosphere.
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