"The highlight of my DJing year was playing an Oxfam shop in Dalston!" beams Norman Cook, aka dance music titan Fatboy Slim. "It's not everyday you get to do that."
With more massive gigs to his name than most of us have had hot dinners, and enough pseudonyms to sink a battleship, Cook doesn't have to play high profile. He's been there and done it, which is why he'd rather go low-key, hook up with charities like Oxfam and the South African Coaching for Hope.
"I'm playing South Africa in December. I'm working with this charity, Coaching For Hope, which is all about football coaching to help raise HIV awareness. I'm doing a few gigs around the coaching bit, which should be a laugh," Cook reveals.
With plenty of projects on the go, including his much-mooted collaborative musical with ex-Talking Head David Byrne, and a hook up with Belizean musician Andy Palacio, there's been no shortage of activity for the Slimster. A new remix album is in the shops now, and work on his forthcoming album of original material is ongoing.
"I'm writing a musical with David Byrne about the life of Imelda Marcos. I've been doing that over the last year and a half. And there's some film soundtrack work in Cuba," says Cook.
"And there's the new album, which should be finished by Christmas and out some point next summer. I can't reveal too much at the moment… all I can tell you is that it's gonna be a lot of fun."