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Fatboy Slim Presents Bem Brasil, Fatboy Slim

Fatboy Slim

November 30th, -0001

Birth Name:
Quentin Cook

Born:
July 31, 1963 in Bromley, England

Genre:
Dance

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s






Fatboy Slim

Biography

Norman "Jack-of-All-Genres" Cook, in addition to his former occupations as bassist for the Housemartins and one-third of acid house hitmakers Pizzaman, is also the man behind one of the most popular of the new flock of English "Brit-hop" producers, Fatboy Slim. Releasing his Fatboy material through club staple Skint, Cook's raucous blend of house, acid, funk, hip-hop, electro, and techno has added to his already formidable reputation as one of the foremost all-around producers on the U.K. club scene. . Norman "Jack-of-All-Genres" Cook, in addition to his former occupations as bassist for the Housemartins and one-third of acid house hitmakers Pizzaman, is also the man behind one of the most popular of the new flock of English "Brit-hop" producers, Fatboy Slim. Releasing his Fatboy material through club staple Skint, Cook's raucous blend of house, acid, funk, hip-hop, electro, and techno has added to his already formidable reputation as one of the foremost all-around producers on the U.K. club scene.

Born Quentin Cook in Bromley on July 31, 1963, Cook joined the Hull-based pop group the Housemartins in 1986, replacing founding member Ted Key. After the group split the following year, Cook became involved with the burgeoning acid house scene, pairing with producers Tim Jeffrey and J.C. Reid toward the end of the decade to form Pizzaman. The trio nailed three Top 40 hits together ("Trippin' on Sunshine," "Sex on the Streets," and "Happiness") before Cook splintered off to record with similarly styled outfits Freak Power and Beats International in the early '90s.

He shut most of his other production activities down in the following years to focus on his latest incarnation, Fatboy Slim, which began with a trio of singles and the full-length Better Living Through Chemistry. Cook was also called in to add his remixing skills to Jean-Jacques Perrey's proto-electronica classic "Eva," released as a 12" and CD single in 1997. In addition to his FBS work, Cook also recorded the Skip to My Loops sample CD, a popular studio tool sporting a mélange of sample-ready drum loops, analog squelches, and assorted noises. In early 1998, his remix of Cornershop's "Brimful of Asha" spent several weeks at number one in the British charts.

Fatboy Slim's eagerly anticipated second LP, You've Come a Long Way, Baby, followed later that year. The album went platinum in the U.S. and spawned two international hits, "The Rockafeller Skank" and "Praise You," which also boasted a Spike Jonze-directed video that earned three MTV Video Music Awards as well as two Grammy nominations. "The Rockafeller Skank," "Praise You," and other songs from You've Come a Long Way, Baby ended up on countless soundtracks and commercials, cementing Fatboy Slim's unique position as a critically acclaimed and immensely popular act.

Cook also recorded several mix albums, including the first disc of the Radio 1 compilation Essential Selection, Vol. 1 and his own On the Floor at the Boutique. The latter was released domestically in the U.S. in early 2000 to help fans withstand the wait for his third album, Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars, which arrived that fall. Two mix albums — Live on Brighton Beach and Big Beach Boutique II — appeared in 2002. During 2003, Cook and his wife — popular British TV presenter Zöe Ball — separated for a brief period. They soon patched things up but the split was a heavy influence on 2004's Palookaville, the most laid-back and moody Fatboy Slim album yet. Collecting his singles along with a couple of important remixes, The Greatest Hits: Why Try Harder appeared in 2006. In 2008, Cook announced he would be retiring the Fatboy Slim name and launching a new project, Brighton Port Authority, or the BPA for short. As of 2009, the Fatboy Slim name was still appearing, such as on the 2009 mix CD Dance Bitch, and as BPA, Cook released I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat in 2009. His next project, released in 2010 as Fatboy Slim, involved production work, collaboration, and co-billing with David Byrne on the Imelda Marcos concept release Here Lies Love. In 2011, he continued to tour across the globe and in 2012 he was asked to perform at the London Olympics closing ceremony. It was also this year he created The Brighton Port Authority, a musical concept group which contain special guest acts such as David Byrne,Iggy Pop, Dizzee Rascal, Martha Wainwright and many more. They released the single ‘Toejam, Rovi

Top Albums

Fatboy Slim Presents Bem Brasil, Fatboy Slim
1. Fatboy Slim ..
Here Lies Love, David Byrne
2. Here Lies Lo..
The Greatest Hits - Why Try Harder, Fatboy Slim
3. The Greatest..
Here Lies Love (Original Cast Recording), David Byrne
4. Here Lies Lo..
You've Come a Long Way Baby, Fatboy Slim
5. You've Come ..
Here Lies Love (Deluxe Version), David Byrne
6. Here Lies Lo..
Big Beach Bootique 5, Fatboy Slim
7. Big Beach Bo..
Palookaville, Fatboy Slim
8. Palookaville
Late Night Tales (Continuous Mix), Fatboy Slim
9. Late Night T..
Late Night Tales: Fatboy Slim, Fatboy Slim
10. Late Night T..
Better Living Through Chemistry, Fatboy Slim
11. Better Livin..
You've Come a Long Way Baby, Fatboy Slim
12. You've Come ..
Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars, Fatboy Slim
13. Halfway Betw..
The Rockafeller Skank - EP, Fatboy Slim
14. The Rockafel..
Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars, Fatboy Slim
15. Halfway Betw..
The Bootlegs, Vol. 3 - EP, Fatboy Slim
16. The Bootlegs..
Praise You (JFB the Remixes) - EP, Fatboy Slim
17. Praise You (..
Best of the Bootlegs, Fatboy Slim
18. Best of the ..
Get Naked (Remixes), Riva Starr
19. Get Naked (R..
Everybody Needs a 303, Pt. One - EP, Fatboy Slim
20. Everybody Ne..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Rockafeller SkankYou've Come a Long Way ..6:53$1.29
2.
Praise YouGreatest Hits - Why Try Har..3:47$1.29
3.
Eparrei (feat. Bonde do Rolê & ..Fatboy Slim Presents Bem Br..3:02$1.29
4.
Right Here, Right NowGreatest Hits - Why Try Har..3:55$1.29
5.
Praise YouYou've Come a Long Way ..5:23$1.29
6.
Praise YouPraise You - EP5:23$1.29
7.
Weapon of Choice (Remastered)Greatest Hits - Why Try Har..3:39$1.29
8.
Weapon of ChoiceHalfway Between the Gutter ..5:45$1.29
9.
Weapon of Choice (feat. Olodum)Fatboy Slim Presents Bem Br..4:44$1.29
10.
Magalenha (DJ Fresh Vs. Fatboy Slim)Fatboy Slim Presents Bem Br..3:20$1.29
11.
Rockafeller SkankRockafeller Skank - EP6:55$1.29
12.
Wonderful NightGreatest Hits - Why Try Har..2:44$1.29
13.
Gangster Trippin'Greatest Hits - Why Try Har..3:31$1.29
14.
Rockafeller Skank (Remastered)Greatest Hits - Why Try Har..3:56$1.29
15.
September / The JokerBabel (Music from and Inspi..6:29$1.29
16.
Everybody Loves a CarnivalFatboy Slim Presents Bem Br..5:52$1.29
17.
Praise You (Inspired Edit)NERVO: Inspired - Ministry ..4:39$1.29
18.
Here Lies Love (Curtain Call) [feat...Here Lies Love (Original Ca..3:17$1.29
19.
God Draws Straight (feat. Kelvin Moo..Here Lies Love (Original Ca..4:17$1.29
20.
Why Don't You Love Me? (feat. Ma..Here Lies Love (Original Ca..3:03$1.29
21.
Just Ask Flowers (feat. Natalie Cort..Here Lies Love (Original Ca..4:24$1.29
22.
Gate 37 (feat. Conrad Ricamora)Here Lies Love (Original Ca..2:38$1.29
23.
Seven Years (feat. Conrad Ricamora &..Here Lies Love (Original Ca..4:11$1.29
24.
Order 1081 (feat. Natalie Cortez, Re..Here Lies Love (Original Ca..4:28$1.29
25.
Riots and Bombs (feat. David Byrne)Here Lies Love (Original Ca..0:53$1.29

Top Music Videos

Weapon of Choice, Fatboy Slim
1. Weapon of Cho...
Sympathy For the Devil (Fatboy Slim Remix), The Rolling Stones
2. Sympathy For ...
Praise You, Fatboy Slim
3. Praise You
Eleven Days (feat. Cyndi Lauper), David Byrne & Fatboy Slim
4. Eleven Days (...
Order 1081 (feat. Natalie Merchant), David Byrne & Fatboy Slim
5. Order 1081 (f...
The Rockafeller Skank, Fatboy Slim
6. The Rockafell...
Please Don't (feat. Santigold), David Byrne & Fatboy Slim
7. Please Don't ...
Dancing Together (feat. Sharon Jones), David Byrne & Fatboy Slim
8. Dancing Toget...
Don't You Agree? (feat. Róisín Murphy), David Byrne & Fatboy Slim
9. Don't You Agr...
When She Passed By (feat. Allison Moorer), David Byrne & Fatboy Slim
10. When She Pass...
Gangster Trippin', Fatboy Slim
11. Gangster Trip...
That Old Pair of Jeans (Edited), Fatboy Slim
12. That Old Pair...


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