Prince Fatty delivers characterful takes on old-school reggae, soul and Latin grooves. He is based in London and loves to work with people all over the world. Fatty is the creation of music producer and engineer Michael Pelanconi – the artist name a nod to that giant of Jamaican sound King Tubby.
You can find him playing in clubs and festivals and guesting with sound systems. You can find him sharing knowledge about music and equipment. You can hear his music in the pantheon of international popular culture – on soundtracks to shows like Breaking Bad and Grey’s Anatomy.
Prince Fatty has worked with varied global talents, such as Horseman, Stick Figure, Shniece, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Little Roy, Winston Francis, Jamaican superstars Big Youth and Marcia Griffiths, Afrobeat musicians including Dele Sosimi and Kunle Justice, Latin maverick Manu Chao and hip-hop godfathers The Last Poets.
Prince Fatty “virtually reinvented lovers rock” on the first two Hollie Cook albums, beginning with her breakthrough hit Milk And Honey. Credited as Mike Pelanconi, he mixed Lily Allen’s “Alright Still” album, that went on to sell 3.5 million copies.
He learnt his craft with Rebel MC, The Orb, OnU Sound and Acid Jazz, before time in Los Angeles at hip-hop label Delicious Vinyl. He’s had recording and mixing sessions with The Brand New Heavies, N’dea Davenport and the legendary J Dilla. He’s worked with Blur’s Graham Coxon and producer Stephen Street.
His affinity with music from different cultures leads to running collaborations with musicians from New York to Sao Paolo to Lagos to Bangkok. He was also a sample library pioneer, with the launch of Drumdrops in 2003.