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Fatboy Slim

Fatboy Slim, born Norman Quentin Cook on July 31, 1963, in Bromley, England, is a pioneering DJ, musician, and record producer known for his significant contributions to the big beat genre. Emerging in the late 1990s, Fatboy Slim gained international acclaim with his 1998 album “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby,” which featured iconic tracks like “The Rockafeller Skank,” “Praise You,” and “Right Here, Right Now.” His energetic and eclectic sound, characterized by its use of funk, hip-hop, and electronic elements, has earned him numerous awards and a lasting influence on the dance music scene. Cook’s innovative approach to music production and his dynamic live performances have made him a beloved figure in the industry.

Beyond his music career, Fatboy Slim has left a lasting impact through his memorable music videos and collaborations with various artists. He is known for his visually striking and often humorous videos, such as the Spike Jonze-directed “Praise You,” which won multiple awards. Cook has also performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals, including Glastonbury and Brighton Beach, where he famously played to massive crowds. His contributions to music and culture extend to his work as a radio host and advocate for various charitable causes. Fatboy Slim’s enduring legacy continues to inspire new generations of artists and fans, solidifying his status as a true icon of modern music.