Fatboy Slim is the alias of former Housemartins guitarist Norman Cook, a Brighton, England-born musician who has moved from Britpop to techno over the past decade. After beginning his post-Housemartins career in the dub band Beats, International, Cook became a dance producer, releasing singles under names such as Freakpower (whose hit "Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out" reached No. 2 in the U.K.), Pizzaman and Fried Funk Food.
As Fatboy Slim, Cook released 1997's Better Living Through Chemistry and 1998's You've Come a Long Way, Baby, both on the Astralwerks label. His latest, the mix compilation On The Floor At The Boutique, came out in 2000.