Iconic big beat ambassador
Norman Cook, also known by his stage name Fatboy Slim, is an English DJ, musician and record producer. 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 popularize 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. After the band split, Cook formed Beats International whose début album spawned their signature hit, “Dub Be Good to Me”. Cook then went on to join numerous other acts including Freak Power, Pizzaman and The Mighty Dub Katz.
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 were also met with positive reviews and commercial success.