OK, the kettle's on and the webchat is over. Thanks all for your questions!
- Fatboy Slim plays at the 02 Arena, London, on 17 December.
What the flipping flip is EDM? And has there ever been a more useless musical genre name? Also was that you in the crowd in Bristol getting drenched at Massive Attack on Saturday evening?
Have you ever aborted a secret Glastonbury set because nobody turned up?
Do you ascribe to Bill Brewster’s laws of bargain bin diving for samples? Ie if there’s a space ship on the cover you buy the record.
Why are you still wearing your Glastonbury wristband?
Andy Johnson asks:
What venues are on your bucket list?
The Islington Council meeting tonight will decide the future of Fabric nightclub. Why do you think Fabric should be saved from closure?
Martin McDermott asks:
If you were in your 20s what advice would you have given to yourself knowing what you know now?
Scott Meek asks:
Who comes up with the design ideas to use for your on stage visual? Have you ever rejected any visual to feature your own face?
What are your memories of the Big Beach Boutique 2 near disaster crowd crush?
What was the process you went through when changing from an indie kid bass player to dance music innovator?
Do you have a folder full of vocal bits that haven’t been matched to a tune yet?
My son grudgingly accepts that his dad has a cool job
Do your kids like what you do, or are they typical and think anything a parent does is automatically uncool and embarrassing?
Is it true your ambition is to play every single arena in Glastonbury?
Kathy Morrow asks:
Do you think theres an age when DJ’s are just too old to do it? What age would that be?
Can you remember what you used to play at the Brighton Belle club in Oriental Place c1985? I used to go but cannot recall any of the tunes you played back then as DJ Quentin.
What’s the secret of sobriety?
I don't fancy making another Fatboy album … but there is a new single on the way
Did Palookaville’s reception put you off making any more Fatboy albums? If New Order can make a comeback album as good as Music Complete, perhaps you could do likewise?
What is the most important thing we can do with our lives?
Do you remember coming to play some records at the student occupation at Sussex University in January 1987?
Andrew Harley asks:
Do you still enjoy travelling to different cities or do you prefer to stay local these days?
Does making music as your job ever make it boring?
Chemical Brothers asked me to remix Star Guitar. I sat there for three days and thought: it can't get any better
Did remixes (such as Scanty Sandwich and Cornershop) come from you hearing something and thinking you could work with it, or did they come to you with the track to remix?
Did you really honk gak off a train line?
When you’re sitting down for a lovely cup of afternoon tea would you prefer a creamy treat like an eclair or something more dunkable like a regulation biscuit?
Morten Van Marble asks:
Have you ever been off your mallet on shrooms up around the Aberystwyth mountain pass or indeed anywhere?
Tell me about DJ Ox.
Did success and top billing bring smugness, a feeling of superiority or did you feel privileged?
I haven't drunk any alcohol for eight years
Do you still drink two bottles of vodka a day and if so why?
Do you agree that you’re starting to look like the Dad in Friday Night Dinner?
What do you do for a living?
What was the last song that got you excited, old or new?
Will Brighton finally achieve promotion this year?
Grandmaster Flash is my biggest DJing influence
Which DJ has most influenced you?
What hardware/software do you work with?
You seem to have the finger on the pulse of modern music. After the ‘big sound of Brighton’, what do you feel is your future direction of music/djing?
ian williams asks:
What came first … the sample or the music?
Favourite anecdote about the magic isle of Ibiza?
Read the news story: Zoe Ball is near to tears at Fatboy’s Valentine proposal.
Cutting Run DMC in to the Clash, now that was a moment of genius, which I saw and heard you perform while you were still a Housemartin (and not the Superstar DJ).
If you could do an equivalent cut up now, who would you cut up in to who? And what would be the reasoning behind it?
Playing vinyl is the equivalent of speaking down a string with two tin cans, when you have a smartphone
Findlay Anderson asks:
Would you consider doing some live shows computer-less and mixing records instead, like you used to do?
Andrew Owen asks:
What prompted you to support it by being the ambassador for Busk In London? Any surprises or your London show in December? How about a buskers choir?
I have the immense honour of having a dildo named after me. It's called the Fatboy Slim.
Is your moniker anything to do the with the Gillette fatboy and slim safety razors?
Paul Heaton texted me just yesterday, to confirm the longest word I ever said in a burp. It was 'Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife'
Which is more important: the ability to mix well, or programming a set?
Gil Savage asks:
Are there any samples you didn’t get clearance for?
What’s it like being a record player-player?
What would your advice be to producers/DJ’s who have to juggle music production/playing with normal day jobs who are trying to break into the industry?
David Golding asks:
Hi, whats your favourite tune/song of your own music?
(This one’s from my dad) … Did you ever learn to properly play One Step Beyond on the saxophone?
Hello Fatboy ... Did Adele ever invite you and Zoe round for a coffee?
Norman Cook is with us
Fatboy Slim joins us live from his Brighton kitchen!
Post your questions for Fatboy Slim
When he was playing bass for pleasant indie band The Housemartins in the mid-1980s, you wouldn’t have pegged Norman Cook for global DJ superstardom – but as Fatboy Slim he’s been a stadium-filling, banger-dropping mainstay for two decades.
His first move into dance music came with Beats International, who topped the charts in 1990 with Dub Be Good To Me. Various other solo monikers followed, but Fatboy Slim was the most successful. He helped usher in the bombastic ‘big beat’ style of the late 90s with hits like The Rockefeller Skank, Praise You and Right Here, Right Now, and has continued to be a festival favourite – he’s now gearing up for his first show at London’s O2 in December.
We’re heading to his home in Brighton on Tuesday 6 September, where he’ll answer your questions in a live webchat from 1pm BST onwards. Post them in the comments below, and he’ll answer as many as possible.