Video: Fatboy Slim talks Sobriety, Ibiza, and EDM in America

Talking with always-eclectic Rob da Bank at the International Music Summit in Ibiza last week, DJ-legend Fatboy Slim chatted in detail about the “world of EDM,” touching on a huge range of topics from his battle with alcoholism to the superstar DJ’s new approach to playing modern festivals like Ultra. Check out the video here:

From 35:00 on is a fantastic discussion about EDM in the United States and Fatboy Slim’s future. Stick around for the questions, as Norman talks Daft Punk and his new album. It’s pretty fascinating to watch his UMF performance after this.

Check out highlights from last years IMS Ibiza here.

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  • mark quest

    good interview but the interviewer “Rob Da Bank” (LOL) is a knob.

  • Chris Cracknell

    I like his productions and everything he has done for music and video, but I think he sucks as a dj, or at least does now. He isn’t doing anything special and playing average tunes, nothing special at all.

  • Jon-Michael DeShazer

    I have always loved Norman Cook. I love everything he stands for in electronic music since the first time I heard ‘Going out of my Head’ in 1997. It felt like I was listening to something that had never been created before. Long after this “EDM” craze dies off here in the US, he’ll still be going strong and doing what he loves. I still listen to his albums in regular rotation on my iPod and learn so much from his production techniques.

  • Anonymous

    Good interview… however, that Ultra Music Festival set of his is atrocious… He knows how to play his audience I guess. Based on the Interview, I’d find myself in the Coxy tent for the ‘legit’ fatboy slim set.