It's a Brighton vs Manhattan thing. Shooting it out before 4000 up-for-it people at the Academy are two veteran DJ/producers who can't do anything wrong at the moment: Van Helden's new single "Flowerz" could well top the charts this weekend while the Fatboy's "Right Here Right Now" will surely be a massive hit the following week. As far as live performances go, Van Helden's current live set of disco-flavoured house and hip-hop is less known than that of Mr Cook (left), who is nothing short of awesome, especially when he throws in radical remixes of such pop standards as "When Doves Cry" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction". Both of them will play their own sets and then finish off with a head-to-head finale which simply can't be missed.
Brixton Academy, London SW9 (0171-771 2000) tonight 9pm-3am