Rare Fatboy Slim, Chemical Brothers Cuts Highlight Rarewerks

Upcoming compilation, due Jan. 23, features unreleased gems by Astralwerks artists.

Previously unreleased songs by Fatboy Slim, Photek and Future Sound of London will be included on Rarewerks, a compilation of rare material on the dance-music label Astralwerks which is due January 23.

Rarewerks is the first in a series of collections Astralwerks plans to release highlighting rare and unreleased tracks from its artists’ catalog.
Among the other tracks, nearly all of which are gaining their first American release, are a Massive Attack trip-hop remix of Primal Scream’s “Exterminator,” from their 2000 album XTRMNTR, a Brendan Lynch remix of Air’s “Casanova 70,” from their 1997 debut EP Premiers Symptomes, and David Morales’ “Latin Dub” remix of Basement Jaxx’s “Bingo Bango,” from their ’99 LP Remedy.
Sasha’s extended trance remix of the Chemical Brothers’ “Out of Control” will be released commercially for the first time on Rarewerks.
The Fatboy Slim track, “How Can You Hear Us?,” was recorded during the sessions for his 1998 album You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby, and was set to be included on the Amp 2 compilation, but “The Rockafeller Skank” took its place on the U.S. release for contractual reasons; “How Can You Hear Us?” remained on the album in the rest of the world.
Also featured is the now-deleted Beta Band cut “To You Alone,” a limited-edition single recorded by the Scottish quartet after the release of their full-length debut.
“Live in New York” is the first release by the pioneering duo Future Sound of London since their 1996 album, Dead Cities. The track originally appeared on an advance sampler for their landmark 1995 double album ISDN, but wasn’t found on its final version and will be available commercially for the first time on Rarewerks.
Other notable tracks include a Groove Armada remix of Q-Burns Abstract Message’s “Feng Shui” and French duo Cassius’ remix of their own song “Foxxy.”