Fatboy SlimTechno Musician / DJ
Born: 31 July 1963
Birthplace: Bromley, England
Best known as: Mixmaster of "Weapon of Choice"
Fatboy Slim (the alter ego of musician Norman Cook) is a popular hip-hop/techno DJ and producer. As Norman Cook he played bass for the pop group The Housemartins and performed with the dub supergroup Beats International; as mixmaster Fatboy Slim his albums Better Living Through Chemistry (1996) and You've Come A Long Way Baby (1998) produced dancefloor hits that crossed over to the radio, including the hit singles "Rockefeller Skank" and "Praise You." The video for his tune "Weapon of Choice," directed by Spike Jonze and starring Christopher Walken dancing in a surreal hotel lobby, was nominated for nine 2001 MTV Video Music awards, and by that time Cook was one of the most famous DJs in the business. His albums include Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars (2000) and Palooka (2004), but his real job is performing live with his turntables.
Extra credit: Cook married BBC radio host Zoe Ball in 1999; they had a son, Woody, in December of 2000... Fatboy Slim is sometimes compared with the popular DJ Moby.
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