The BPA

The BPA

Introduced with a flimsy and fairly nonsensical invented back story about some long-lost tapes discovered in a dockside warehouse, the Brighton Port Authority is in actuality a new project spearheaded by Norman Cook, the electronic producer better known as Fatboy Slim. After achieving notoriety as perhaps the most visible proponent of Big Beat electronica, Cook kept a low profile since his late-'90s heyday, releasing only one (generally disregarded) Fatboy Slim album in the 2000s, but the BPA marked the return of his goofy humor and affable good-times vibe. In keeping with the loose '70s-era timeframe of the backstory, the new material was relatively light on electronic breakbeats and heavy on collaborations with (as Cook put it) "real musicians," though his sonic fingerprints were still readily recognizable. The lengthy roll-call of participants included Cook's longtime co-conspirator Simon Thornton, fellow '90s electronica stalwarts Justin Robertson (of Lionrock) and Ashley Beedle, rappers Lateef and Dizzee Rascal, singer/songwriters Martha Wainwright, Jamie T., and Jack Peñate, and up-and-comer Emmy the Great, along with genuine legends Iggy Pop (on a cover of the Monochrome Set's "He's Frank," supposedly recorded four years before the original) and David Byrne (on the sprightly single "Toe Jam," which earned some pre-release attention for its clever, faux-risqué video.) The BPA's debut I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat, a hodgepodge of classic pop/rock, soul, ska, reggae, punk, and hip-hop, was released in early 2009.

Title Album Genre Tools
He's Frank (Slight Return) [feat. Iggy Pop] I Think We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat Alternative
Client:
Artist:
The BPA
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, Guitar, Hand Clapping, Organ, and Percussion
Key:
F♯
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Game Day, Road Trip, and Victory
Subgenres:
Indie Rock, New Wave, and Punk
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
I Think We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
40838
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
He's Frank (Slight Return) [feat. Iggy Pop] [The Twelves Remix] He's Frank (Slight Return) [feat. Iggy Pop] - EP Alternative, Electronic
Client:
Artist:
The BPA
Era:
2010s
Genres:
Alternative and Electronic
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, Electronic, Hand Clapping, Keyboard, Percussion, and Synth
Key:
F♯
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Epic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Game Day, In Love, Make-Out, Night Club, Road Trip, and Victory
Subgenres:
Club, Indie-Electronic, New Wave, and Post-Disco
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
He's Frank (Slight Return) [feat. Iggy Pop] - EP
Release Year:
2009
Track ID:
40839
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
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