Chances are you wouldn’t have heard of Mike Pelanconi, or Prince Fatty as he’s sometimes known. Like every good recording engineer he has been part of the British music scene for years without making too much of a mainstream name for himself. Prince Fatty is the alter ego of Pelanconi where he takes the controls in the studio to create dubbed rollers.
Throughout his career he has engineered and worked with a wide selection of greats from Gregory Isaacs to Graham Coxon, Adrain Sherwood and many more.Through Stussy he was invited to create a piece of music to accompany their 25th anniversary clothing line.
The sound of Prince Fatty is reminiscent of the old Dub heavy sound hailing from Kingston Jamaica, borrowing heavily from the sound pioneered by the legendary King Tubby (get it?... Prince Fatty).
The single for Stussy was such a success that Pelanconi took it one step further to create ‘Survival of the Fattest’. On the album he worked with an absolute super group of reggae musicians using authentic analogue recording equipment. The album was a critical success for it’s authentic take on the 70’s reggae/dub explosion.
2012 sees Prince Fatty return even stronger (and possibly fatter) with another album. Keep posted for more info on this project with the album expected to drop around mid September, until then he’s busy on the festival circuit so don’t miss out on your chance to see him.
We have an advanced promo vinyl to give away to one of our readers.
We have ONE copy of ‘Prince Fatty ft Winston Francis – Ali Baba’. To enter send an email to:
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We will notify the winner via email and get the record sent out to you.
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