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Norman Cook chats to Nemone about being Fatboy Slim

Celebrating 20 years of Fat Boy Slim’s no.1 album ‘You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby’, DJ Norman Cook shares his early dance influences, club memories, and journey to Superstardom.

Celebrating 20 years of Fat Boy Slim’s no.1 album ‘You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby’, Norman Cook chats to Nemone about his early clubbing memories and the dance tracks that sound-tracked his journey to DJ Superstardom.

In the 1980s, Norman was the bassist for the Hull-based indie rock band the Housemartins, who achieved a UK number-one single with 'Caravan of Love'. After the band split, Cook formed the electronic band Beats International in Brighton, who produced the number-one single "Dub Be Good to Me". Norman joined acts including Freak Power, Pizzaman, and the Mighty Dub Katz, and in 1996, he adopted the name Fatboy Slim and released the album 'Better Living Through Chemistry' to critical acclaim. The follow-up album 'You've Come a Long Way, Baby' catapulted him into the mainstream in 1998. This was followed by 'Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars in 2000, and Palookaville in 2004. Top ten singles include 'The Rockafeller Skank', 'Praise You', 'Right Here, Right Now', and 'Weapon of Choice'. He has been responsible for successful remixes for Cornershop, Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, and Groove Armada.

In 2008 the king of Big Beat formed the Brighton Port Authority with Talking Head's frontman David Byrne. In 2010 they released the concept album 'Here Lies Love'. The album was staged into a musical and premiered off-Broadway in 2013 and at the Royal National Theatre in 2014. Norman Cook holds the Guinness World Record for the most top 40 hits under different names. As a solo act, he has won ten MTV Video Music Awards and two Brit Awards.

Nemone hand-picks an eclectic mix of new and old skool dance, electronica, beats, breaks, funk and hip-hop for your listening pleasure.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Eric B. & Rakim

    Paid In Full

    • Hits Album 7 (Various Artists).
    • Hits.
    • 1.
  • Fatboy Slim

    Everybody Needs A 303

    • SKINT.
  • Friendly Fires

    Heaven Let Me In

  • Nathan Barato

    Don't Watch Dat

  • Nasser Baker

    Say Something

  • High Contrast

    If We Ever

    • High Contrast The Essential Tracks And Remixes 2001-2009 CD1.
  • Booka Shade

    Sacred

  • Murder He Wrote & Maddie Ellerby

    Expectations

  • Fatboy Slim

    Right Here, Right Now

    • Right Here Right Now.
    • Fin People.
    • 1.
  • Massive Attack

    Unfinished Sympathy (Instrumental)

    • Collected (Instrumentals) CD2.
    • 1.
  • Fatboy Slim

    Praise You

    • Columbia.
  • Fatboy Slim

    The Rockafeller Skank

    • Skint Records.
  • Wildchild

    Renegade Master 98

    • Now 32 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
    • 1.
  • Cornershop

    Brimful Of Asha (Norman Cook Remix)

    • Brimful Of Asha (Norman Cook Remix).
    • Wichita.
  • FC Kahuna

    Bright Morning White (Edit)

    • Bright Morning White.
    • 3.
  • Just Brothers

    Sliced Tomatoes

  • Fatboy Slim

    Build It Up - Tear It Down

    • You've Come A Long Way, Baby CD1.
    • Loaded Records Limited.
    • 5.
  • Robert Owens

    I'll Be Your Friend

    • RCA.
  • CeCe Peniston

    Finally

    • Ce Ce Peniston - 20th Century Masters.
    • A&M.
  • Clivillés & Cole

    A Deeper Love (Radio Version)

    • A Deeper Love.
    • 1.
  • Jaydee

    Plastic Dreams

    • R & S Records.
  • Al Green

    Let's Stay Together

    • Beechwood.
  • Banbarra

    Shack Up

  • J Walter Negro & The Loose Jointz

    Shoot The Pump

    • Island Records.
  • Pizzaman

    Happiness

    • Pizzamania.
    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
    • 3.
  • Freak Power

    Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out

    • 4TH And Broadway.
  • Mighty Dub Katz

    Magic Carpet Ride (Club Edit)

    • Magic Carpet Ride.
    • FFRR.
  • Fatboy Slim

    You're Not From Brighton

    • You've Come A Long Way Baby.
    • Loaded Records Limited.
    • 8.
  • Fatboy Slim

    Gangster Trippin

    • Skint Records.
  • Beastie Boys

    Body Movin' (Fatboy Slim Remix)

    • Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds Of Science CD1.
    • EMI Records Limited.
    • 9.
  • Maddog

    I'm Alive (Fat Boy Comes Alive Remix)

    • I'm Alive.
    • White.
  • Fatboy Slim

    Love Island

    • You've Come A Long Way Baby.
    • Loaded Records Limited.
    • 10.
  • Fatboy Slim And Riva Starr

    Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat (Original Mix Radio Edit)

    • Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat.
    • Skint, Spinnin'.
    • 1.
  • Fatboy Slim

    Acid 8000

    • You've Come A Long Way Baby.
    • Loaded Records Limited.
    • 11.
  • Fatboy Slim

    Sunset (Bird Of Prey) (Aston Shuffle Remix)

  • Madison Washington

    Facts

  • Herbie Hancock

    Watermelon Man

  • Slowie

    Taxman

  • Yugen Blakrok

    Carbon Form

  • Natalie Prass

    The Fire

  • Sidi

    Mum

  • Thom Yorke

    Hands Off The Antartic

  • Long Arm

    Sleepy Bird

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