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Prince Fatty is a group put together by producer and engineer Mike Pelanconi, (whose recent credits include Lilly Allen's smash ‘Alright Still’ for Regal/EMI and ‘Little Barrie’ Stand your Ground for Genuine/PIAS) for the purpose of recording a limited-edition single for Stussy to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

Ninas Dance’ became an underground smash, enjoying 8 plays on Radio 1, and by popular demand Mr Bongo secured Fatty's recording services for the follow up album titled ‘Survival of the Fattest’.

The Prince Fatty sound is designed to Dub your feet with Rock Steady beats and stimulate brain waves in a jazz-like way...delivered in an up-beat, positive and organic funk fashion. Mixed in an analog haze of vintage spring reverbs, tape echoes and custom hi-grade mixing console, Prince Fatty won’t disappoint the lovers of the early 70s sound. Prince Fatty is champion in the Dub Arena.
With a guest line-up that includes legendary drummer Style Scott from the Roots Radics, hammond organ by Bubblers from the infamous Ruff Cut Band, Afrobeat star Bukky Leo on sax with the Nostalgia 77 Horn Section and with special guest vocals from Little Roy, Winston Francis and Hollie Cook, the new vocalist for the band ‘The Slits’.

Little Roy
has worked with such reggae greats as Jackie Mittoo, Prince Buster, Lloyd ‘Matador’ Daley, Lee ‘Scratch Perry and Studio One. He enjoyed hits with ‘Bongo Nyah’, ‘Black Bird" and ‘Tribal War’.
Winston Francis
, is the prodigy of Chuck Bird, the great impresario, writer and performer. Winston went on to work with Carlos Malcolm, Derrick Harriott and Boris Gardiner and recorded at Coxson's infamous Studio One in Jamaica, collaborating with foremost reggae artists including Dennis Brown, Bob Marley and Bob Andy amongst others. He enjoyed success with ‘Mr Fix It’ and his cover of the Mamas and the Papas' classic California Dreamin' which was Tony Blackburn's ‘Hit Pick of the Week’ on Radio One for two weeks straight ! Live shows and DJ sets TBC for 2007.

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