Fatboy Slim To DJ At Benefit For London Mayoral Candidate

Politician Ken Livingstone also has gained support from turntablists Paul Oakenfold, Darren Emerson.

Turntablists Fatboy Slim, Paul Oakenfold and Underworld's Darren Emerson are scheduled to DJ at a fund-raiser for Ken Livingstone, who is running for the newly created position of London mayor.

The event will be held April 13 at the Astoria club in London's Charing Cross. The DJs will donate their services.

Fatboy Slim (born Norman Cook) and Livingstone met at NME's Premier Awards in February, where the two were seated at the same table. At the event, Fatboy Slim dedicated his award for Best DJ to the politician.

Livingstone is a representative of London's Brent section in England's Parliament. He is raising funds for the May 4 mayoral election, in which he is running as an independent candidate.

The Chemical Brothers and Blur singer Damon Albarn also have expressed support for Livingstone, although they won't be performing at the event. The candidate contributed a vocal to Blur's 1995 album The Great Escape. Since dropping out of the London mayoral race, former Sex Pistols manager and recording artist Malcolm McLaren has endorsed Livingstone.

Fatboy Slim's hit "Praise You" (RealAudio excerpt) also has been used at campaign appearances by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore, although the DJ's approval is not required for its use.