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The legendary funk bassist tells nme.com he's contributed to three tracks on the eagerly-awaited LP...

Fatboy Slim has recruited legendary funk bassist Bootsy Collins for three tracks on his forthcoming album, nme.com can reveal.

Speaking yesterday (May 25) at the Ivor Novello Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, the ex-Parliament bassist said he had been approached to play on three tracks on the new LP, and recorded his parts at Norman Cook‘s Brighton home in recent weeks.

When asked what the tracks were called, Collins joked he couldn’t reveal any of Cook‘s secrets, but continued: “It sounds great, you know, it’s Fatboy Slim! It’s all of what you have heard, but with different elements in it, it’s pretty cool…you can expect some of those grooves, but then again, he’s gonna come up with elements too.

“I did the tracks at his place, and I met Zve (Ball, Cook‘s wife), everything was cool. She’s got a little bump showing! I originally worked with Norman about four years ago…this time the conditions are much better for him, everything feels real groovy.”

Collins is currently working on a new solo album, with a working title of ‘No Rain, No Rainbow’, which will feature Fatboy Slim working as a producer on some of the tracks.

As previously reported on nme.com, Slim is in the process of recording his next studio album, the follow-up to ‘You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby’. He has already collaborated with Macy Gray, who provides vocals on two tracks, ‘Where There’s A Way’ and ‘Love Life’. The album is set to be released before the end of the year.

Fatboy Slim is confirmed to play the Glastonbury Festival, which takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 23-25.

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