English DJ and electronic music producer Norman Quentin Cook was a pioneer of the ’90s big beat movement, issuing a handful of era-hits like “The Rockafeller Skank” and “Praise You” under the moniker Fatboy Slim. Formerly the bassist for the Housemartins and one-third of acid house hitmakers Pizzaman, Cook started by releasing his Fatboy material through club staple Skint, with his raucous blend of house, acid, funk, hip-hop, electro, and techno adding to his already formidable reputation as one of the foremost all-around producers on the U.K. club scene. Born Quentin Leo Cook in Bromley on July 31, 1963, he 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 issued 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.

Fatboy Slim has announced he will play a free live show for NHS staff at the Brighton Centre on Wednesday 28th October 2020.

The show, advertised under the title NHS: I Have To Praise You Like I Should (a play on the lyrics of his 1999 hit ‘Praise You’), is billed as a “party for all NHS and blue light staff to say thank you” for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tickets will be free and applications, open only to NHS and blue light staff, open this Friday 17th April at 7pm here.

Last week, Fatboy Slim live streamed his January 2020 set from Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl via our DJ Mag channels. You can watch it here.

Check out full details of Fatboy Slim’s free live show for NHS staff below.


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