Norman Quentin Cook, also known by his stage name Fatboy Slim, is an English musician, DJ, and record producer who helped to popularise the big beat genre in the 1990s.
The original and most iconic Superstar DJ, Fatboy Slim is a Grammy and Brit award- winning artist and one of the most successful dance artists of all time. With a hit-laden career spanning four decades, he is responsible for taking DJ’s from the clubs and onto festival stages around the globe. He remains a leading figure in dance culture and one of the world’s most loved DJs.
When he goes on stage he is no longer Norman Cook, he is Fatboy Slim! with the Hawaiian shirt and the bare feet where he gives it his all as a performer and a showman. Regarded as the ‘master of the party’, his sets are always high energy and fun, as is usually evident from the sea of smiling faces before him. As a DJ he has performed to huge record crowds of 360,000 at Flamengo Beach in Rio De Janeiro and 250,000 people at Brighton Beach.
What makes his sets so special, apart from his craft of re-editing songs and samples specifically for his sets, is that the whole performance is peppered with his enduring hits… Songs like ‘Right Here, Right Now’, ‘The Rockafeller Skank’, ‘Weapon of Choice’ and ‘Praise You’ are feel-good anthems known around the world, that people can come together to listen to, dance to and fall in love to.
No other DJ has remained at the pinnacle of their genre for such a long time and it’s testament to Cook’s ability to connect with audiences of all ages around the world. He continues to headline stadiums as well as the world’s biggest festival stages including Ultra, Creamfields, Glastonbury and Coachella.
These days, Cook’s show involves not just playing his own patented brand of “party acid house”, but a complex audio-visual production. “I’m technically a video jockey now. We write scripts for all the tunes, make films. In the past, I used to have to literally hold up the next record I was going to play to the guy who does my visuals, and he’d have to find the images to match it. And they were never synched. But now, because of the technology, no matter what speed I play at, even if I just chop quickly into it, the visuals are all synchronized. It’s a show.”
Awards: 1 Grammy, 2 Brits, 10 MTV Awards, 1 Ivor Novello Award
WORLD RECORD CROWDS for a DJ:
RECORD SALES: More than 12 million records sold around the world!
2012 OLYMPICS: Headlined the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics
Ranked 26 on Q Magazine’s ‘50 ARTISTS TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE’
20 years on from first dominating the Music industry with a round of era-defining anthems, Soul Central and creating pivotal club music for the masses today. With tracks consistently played across clubs, festivals and radio worldwide, they remain a solid staple in DJ sets for over two decades.
Most famously known for their anthem ‘Strings Of Life / Stronger on My Own’ featuring Kathy Brown on vocals, receiving a surge of accolades and ranked ‘The 4th Greatest Dance Record, EVER’ behind Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’, James Brown’s ‘Sex Machine’ and Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’ by BBC Radio1 listeners.
Fast forward to 2023 and Soul Central continues to top charts, received a Grammy Award nomination for their collaboration with iconic vocalists Crystal Waters and Robin S, whilst expanding their Galaxy FM Radio Show to Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland and Spain. Recently signing a multiple album deal and a run of hot new releases scheduled for the Summer, the act shows no sign of stopping.
Launching their ‘Days Of Disco’ brand in Ibiza reflecting their vinyl only series and a host of residencies and appearances across Europe and Asia, the sound of Soul Central once again is leading clubland in a sustained celebration of all things House music.
With more than 20 years of experience in playing music, mixing skills, and skillful use of equipment after years of working with Pioneer DJ Vietnam, Kaiser T always knows how to make the audience fall in love with each beat, each song, and explosive moments. It is possible to name a lot of big and small events in VN and worldwide that he has participated in and invited to perform, some of the highlights include Vibes Nation Beach Festival Vietnam, Water Sensation Cambodia, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVALSINGAPORE 2018, EPIZODE FESTIVAL, BOILER ROOM Vietnam 2019,SUNLIT FESTIVAL, WEEKEND VOYAGE, MIXMAG ASIA …
Once the winner of the Vietnam Pioneer Digital DJ Battle contest, and also in the top Finalist of Pioneer ASIA CHAMPIONSHIP in Bangkok in 2012, after having achieved those elite titles, he stepped back and became a teacher, becoming a mentor for young people. He is the co-organizer of the Mix Us Happy Vietnam contest, which is the largest playground for young people who love DJ and are passionate about electronic music.
Not stopping there, Kaiser T is also the founder of SONA Recordings, a launching pad for young DJs/Producers in Saigon, Vietnam.
Currently, a key member of Ro-TUNE (Techno) – Vietnamese collective music project with GRAY WYOT & HILLUSION. – and besides, alias Kaiser T when playing solo also chooses for himself powerful, energetic, charismatic music with melodic and progressive materials.
In 2006 Alan moved to Vietnam and Cambodia throwing parties and dropping beats in Nha Trang, Phnom Penh & Saigon under his Soul Jazz Funksters Alias and his own name for all things electronic. Heavy influences from Detroit Techno define his sound and a DJ that is happy warming up the floor or keeping the groove flowing with that all important Soul & Funk ingrained in the beats.5 years in Phnom Penh Cambodia working as the DJ booking manager and event organizer saw him bringing in top electronic international acts like Dicky Trisco, Pete Herbert, Mr.C, Marco Lenzi, Omid 16b, “Evil” Eddie Richards, Moodymanc, Kasey Taylor, and also booking and Dj’ing with DMC Champions DJ Craze, DJ Woody and the Cuban Brothers amongst others.
Currently based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam you can find him DJ'ing at The Lighthouse, Broma, WAM, The Villa Project, The Deck, Café Des Stagiaires, P’ti and other top venues around the country.
YOKOSUN is a Japanese DJ based in Saigon, Vietnam. Launching her DJ career in October 2020.
When YOKOSUN takes control of the dance floor, she invites her audience to join her on an evolving, playful journey through rays of elated sunshine – it’s about gathering people together, to collectively soak in positivity and embrace the vibrant energy that life offers.
YOKOSUN turns an attentive eye to those who celebrate with her, and through her keen understanding of the ebbs and flows of the dance floor, she crafts an enthralling narrative written in a rich language of deep disco cuts, bouncing house jams, and bright, energetic techno.