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Fatboy Slim Brings His Rockafeller Skank to Arkadia December 31

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Around the turn of the century, it

seemed at one point that Fatboy Slim (AKA Norman Cook) would

be the first superstar DJ. While he reached an incredible level of

success Stateside, it paled in comparison to his European

achievements. Hey, a dance sequence to the tune of "The

Rockafeller Skank" in 1999's She's All That can only take

you so far.

But when Cook's music wasn't popping up in teen

comedies, he made sure to punch it up with memorable visuals. For

instance, his video for "Praise You" featured director Spike

Jonze flanked by reject dancers doing an interpretation of the track

outside a California movie theater. And "Weapon of Choice" had actor Christopher Walken dancing

and flying around in an empty hotel lobby. But

these days, Cook's mainstream output hasn't been as steady, having not

released a proper solo studio album since 2004's Palookaville.

Still, that shouldn't deter you from

partying with the big beat pioneer New Year's Eve at Arkadia. The $200 general admission ticket might

be a deal breaker but otherwise Cook is guaranteed to help you usher

in the new year properly. Basketball player turned DJ Rony Seikaly

will also take a turn at the decks. And if you need to party like

you've never heard the word recession, table packages range

from $2,500 to $15,000.

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