Big Beat was once one of the biggest, but ironically, perhaps most misunderstood musical movements of the Mid-Late 1990's, lead by some of the biggest artists the Electronic Dance Music scene has ever seen, such as Fatboy Slim (AKA Norman Cook), The Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy.
It's loud, eclectic sound with it's syncopated beats was a smash around the world, leading to nights of boozy (but good natured) hedonism, and it was the soundtrack to the advertising world of the late 1990's and early 2000's. But, somewhere along the way, the genre got a massive backlash from critics, leading to a very quick and painful death, and became the very victim of it's own success. Where did it go wrong and is there a chance for the scene to experience a revival? With new and exclusive interviews with Rory Hoy from 120 of those who were in the thick of it (including Fatboy Slim and Liam Howlett and Keith Flint from The Prodigy) - this is a celebratory (and sometimes humorous) look at a music scene that was short lived . . but had a very big impact.
Rory Hoy is a multi award-winning Music Producer/DJ and Film Maker. His music career has seen him producing 6 critically acclaimed albums and numerous EP's, Singles, Remixes and Collaborations with other artists worldwide on various worldwide labels. Rory covers many genres including House, Funk, HIp-Hop, Big Beat, Breaks, Chillout and many more. He has also produced tracks for Film, TV and Adverts including tracks for Disney, Sony BET TV, Fox TV, Audi, Costco and the Tour De France Documentary and is constantly working on new syncs. He has DJ'ed throughout the country in clubs and at Major Festivals including Leeds Festival, Leeds United Football Club,and he was the Opening Act at the Tour de France Fan Park performing to over 20,000 people and has DJ'd in Paris several times. He's supported Craig Charles on his Funk & Soul tours and Craig plays his tracks regularly on his BBC6 Funk & Soul Show. He's been on British and American TV, Radio and Press a number of times and has seen praise from artists such as Fatboy Slim, Craig Charles, Mr. Scruff, Afrika Bambaataa, Fake Blood and others. He's written book on the 1990's Big Beat scene. which includes interviews with over 120 artists including Fatboy Slim and The Prodigy, to be published this year.