Brighton Port Authority is the latest incarnation of Norman Cook. The concept is that BPA's songs could have been recorded "sometime during the Seventies", which really means it's a repository for stuff that wouldn't get the Fatboy Slim fans going nuts. And also an excuse to hook up with his friends. The novelty Afro-pop single "Toe Jam" has David Byrne in supremely irritating form, but Martha Wainwright's lover's rock number "Spade" is worthy of Susan Cadogan or Janet Kay.
Making merry in the capital of Afro-Brazilian culture
The End, the London nightclub which helped Fatboy Slim find fame, shuts on Saturday. But recession is not to blame for the latest closure in clubland. Jerome Taylor reports
The TR-808 drum machine was the sound of the Eighties. Now it's back – courtesy of Kanye West's new album, out today. Rhodri Marsden feels the beat