Fatboy Slim

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One of many pseudonyms of Norman Cook, who was born "Quentin Cook" in Bromley, Kent, England.

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Legal name: Norman Cook

Also performs as: Brighton Port Authority


Norman Quentin Cook (born Quentin Leo Cook on 31 July 1963), also known by his stage name Fatboy Slim, is an English DJ, musician and record producer/mixer.

As a solo electronic act, he has won ten MTV Video Music Awards and two Brit Awards. His records as Fatboy Slim also helped to popularise the big beat genre, which achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s.

Cook first rose to fame in the 1980s as the bassist of the indie rock band The Housemartins who scored a UK number-one single with their a capella cover of Isley-Jasper-Isley's "Caravan of Love". After the band split, Cook formed Beats International whose début album spawned their signature hit, "Dub Be Good to Me" which was another UK number-one as well as going on to become the seventh best-selling single of 1990 in the UK. Cook then went on to join numerous other acts including Freak Power, Pizzaman and The Mighty Dub Katz to moderate success.

Cook adopted the Fatboy Slim moniker in 1996 and released Better Living Through Chemistry to critical acclaim. Follow-ups You've Come a Long Way, Baby and Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars, as well as their associated singles, including "The Rockafeller Skank", "Praise You", "Right Here Right Now", and "Weapon of Choice", were also met with positive reviews and commercial success.

In 2008, Cook founded a project called The Brighton Port Authority. Cook has been responsible for successful remixes for Cornershop, Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest and Wildchild.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Better Living Through Chemistry Fatboy Slim 3.5 8
1998 You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby Fatboy Slim 4.55 17
2000 Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars Fatboy Slim 4.5 8
2004 Palookaville Fatboy Slim 3.65 4
2010 Here Lies Love David Byrne & Fatboy Slim 3
2012 Fatboy Slim's Big Beach Anthems Fatboy Slim 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 On the Floor at the Boutique Fatboy Slim 4 5
1999 Essential Millennium Pete Tong / Fatboy Slim / Paul Oakenfold 1
2000 The Fatboy Slim/Norman Cook Collection Fatboy Slim 1
2001 A Break From the Norm Fatboy Slim 4 2
2002 Big Beach Boutique II Fatboy Slim and Midfield General 4 2
2006 Why Try Harder: The Greatest Hits Fatboy Slim 11
2007 Incredible Adventures in Brazil Fatboy Slim 1
2009 Dance Bitch Fatboy Slim 1
2010 Best of the Bootlegs Fatboy Slim 2
2014 Fatboy Slim Presents Bem Brasil Fatboy Slim 2
2015 The Fatboy Slim Collection Fatboy Slim 1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Bondi Beach New Years Eve '06 Fatboy Slim 4 1
2007 LateNightTales: Fatboy Slim Fatboy Slim 5 3
2012 Big Beach Bootique 5 Fatboy Slim 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Live on Brighton Beach Fatboy Slim 3 2

Album + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Essential Selection, Volume One Fatboy Slim & Paul Oakenfold 1
2006 Fala aí! Fatboy Slim 1
2012 Dance Harder Bitch Fatboy Slim 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 The Signature Series, Volume 1: Fatboy Slim's Greatest Remixes Fatboy Slim 3
2007 The Greatest Hits Remixed Fatboy Slim 5 2

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Here Lies Love David Byrne & Fatboy Slim 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Everybody Needs a 303 Fatboy Slim 4
1996 Going Out of My Head / Michael Jackson Fatboy Slim 2
1996 Punk to Funk Fatboy Slim 2
1998 Gangster Trippin Fatboy Slim 3
1998 The Rockafeller Skank Fatboy Slim 5
1998 Praise You Fatboy Slim 6
1999 Right Here, Right Now Fatboy Slim 3
1999 Build It Up, Tear It Down Fatboy Slim 1
2000 Sunset (Bird of Prey) Fatboy Slim 7
2000 Demons Fatboy Slim 3
2000 Ya Mama Fatboy Slim 3
2001 Star 69 Fatboy Slim 4
2001 Ya Mama / Song for Shelter Fatboy Slim 4
2001 Drop The Hate Fatboy Slim 1
2001 Star 69 (What the F**K) / Weapon of Choice Fatboy Slim 3
2001 Weapon of Choice Fatboy Slim 4
2002 Retox Fatboy Slim 1
2002 Talkin' Bout My Baby / Drop The Hate Fatboy Slim 1
2003 Santa Cruz Fatboy Slim 1
2004 Slash Dot Dash Fatboy Slim 3
2004 Wonderful Night Fatboy Slim 4
2005 The Joker Fatboy Slim 5
2005 El Bebe Masoquista Fatboy Slim 1

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