The brain-child of Melbourne, Australia’s own Peter Josef Hofbauer (PJ), Fatty Boomba gained serious attention, by landing squarely on the industry-radar, after placing among the top 10 in the International Song-writing Competition. Fatty Boomba then launched their debut single ‘It’s the Life’, which gained international airplay, on The Kyle & Jackie O Show. An invite from the Executive Producer of Channel 7 also allowed the band to perform the single live across the country on The Morning Show. This was followed in February 2017 by a live performance on Channel 10. Fatty Boomba take the electro-pop craze to its logical conclusion, sounds built to fill an arena and endless multi-tracking to push against the speakers en route to a bigger, better payoff down onto the next chorus. The track “Mean Machine”, will leave you wondering how everyone else in the genre now sound so tiny and boring.
The full Fatty Boomba sound – the soaring vocals, the effects dropping in and out like a goddamn musical fun fair, the fast four-on-the-floor bubbling underneath a grooving swirl of synths – is in fine form here.
As the track glides on, the band expands on what they’ve mastered – that unique brand of energetic electro-pop combining the best traits of straightforward pop music with the eye-dilating euphoria of electronic music – by amping up everything: the choruses, the emotion, the enormous hooks.
If you think there is the peak where the band cannot go any higher, you’re wrong. They are cresting onto some brilliant hill where everything is kaleidoscopes and brilliantly vibrant colors that it’s almost too damn much to handle. But everything, including the vocals sounds so wonderfully pure that it’s hard not to get swept up with them all.
And then, of course, Fatty Boomba take you higher. “Mean Machine” is huge and bombastic, spewing an energetic melody and outsized choruses like a water cannon shooting a high velocity stream over some deranged crowd.
Fatty Boomba sells the importance of this song with an intense voice, edgy tone, and massive vocal range. Can a song be prescribed as an alternative to antidepressants? This music should count as therapy and if you feel beaten and jaded by the world, put this on and drift away. This is the music you should trust during your fragile moments, as Fatty Boomba has uplifting energy leaking out of their eye sockets.
A flick of the switch on “Mean Machine” and your inner dance demons will come out and start bouncing around the room, jumping, hopping, and spinning. Fatty Boomba is just about ready to truly explode onto the international music scene, and for good reason. Bright, sumptuous melodies paired with superb musical arrangements and excellent vocals are hard to resist.