Fatboy Plans Second Live Beach Release

Fatboy Slim will release a live album and DVD of his performance on England's Brighton Beach earlier this summer. Set for Oct. 7, "Big Beach Boutique II" will be issued internationally through his ow

Fatboy Slim will release a live album and DVD of his performance on England's Brighton Beach earlier this summer. Set for Oct. 7, "Big Beach Boutique II" will be issued internationally through his own Southern Fried label.

The homecoming event was attended by 250,000 people -- four times the expected number -- and although largely a success, the night resulted in two deaths and major disruption to the English coastal town's emergency services and public transport system.

"It was my manager's idea to do the DVD," Slim tells Billboard Bulletin. "I was doubtful about the idea of watching a DJ play for one-and-a-half-hours, but the night was so special. The audience were the stars of the show -- and the music. If you've got the hi-fi set up that most people with a DVD have, the sound is cracking."

Although signed to U.K. indie Slant Records for studio recordings as Fatboy Slim, the artist describes his involvement at Southern Fried as "head of A&R -- I've no time to do the day-to-day running of the label".