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FATBOY SLIM | Wins Best Event Award

Nell Mc Andrew presents The Best Event Award to Fatboy Slim for his epic Brighton Beach concert which attracted 250,000 people and closed down the city! Norman Cook adopted the new pseudonym Fatboy Slim in 1996. The Fatboy Slim album and Cook’s second solo album, Better Living Through Chemistry (released through Skint Records), contained the Top 40 UK hit “Everybody Needs a 303”.

Fatboy Slim’s next work was the single “The Rockafeller Skank”, released prior to the album You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby, both of which were released in 1998. “Praise You”, also from this album, was Cook’s first UK solo number one. Its music video, starring Spike Jonze, won numerous awards. On 9 September 1999, he performed “Praise You” at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City, and won three awards, including the award for Breakthrough Video.

In 2000, Fatboy Slim released his third studio album, Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars, and featured two collaborations with Macy Gray and “Weapon of Choice”, which also was made into an award-winning music video, starring Christopher Walken. At the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, Fatboy Slim won six awards for “Weapon of Choice”, the most awards at the ceremony.

In 2003, he produced Crazy Beat and Gene by Gene from the Blur album Think Tank, and in 2004, Palookaville was Cook’s first studio album for four years. Fatboy Slim’s greatest hits album, Why Try Harder, was released on 19 June 2006. It comprises eighteen tracks, including ten Top 40 singles, a couple of Number Ones and two exclusive new tracks – “Champion Sound” and “That Old Pair of Jeans”.

In 2006, Cook travelled to Cuba, and wrote and produced two original Cuban crossover tracks for the album The Revolution Presents: Revolution, which was released by Studio ! K7 and Rapster Records in 2009. The tracks were called “Shelter” (which featured long term collaborator Lateef); and “Siente Mi Ritmo”, featuring Cuba’s top female vocal group Sexto Sentido. The recordings took place in Cuba’s legendary EGREM Studios, home of the Buena Vista Social Club, and featured a band made up of Cuba’s top young musicians, including Harold Lopez Nussa. Another track recorded during these sessions entitled “Guaguanco” was released separately under the Mighty Dub Katz moniker in 2006.

Dancestar is the world’s only Televised Electronic Music Awards Show, created by Andy Ruffell with Ben Turner as Creative Director the show has been broadcast in over 54 Countries around the world. Previous winners include – Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Faithless, ATB, Fat Boy Slim, Frankie Knuckles, MOBY, Masters At Work, Ferry Corsten, David Morales, and Carl Cox. More info – info@dancestar.com