Ever wonder what inspires master-sampler Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) to create one of his signature big-beat electronic anthems? If so, A Break From the Norm should be in your collection.

Ever wonder what inspires master-sampler Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) to create one of his signature big-beat electronic anthems? If so, A Break From the Norm should be in your collection. Spotlighting 15 tracks from which he has nicked bits and pieces for his own recordings, the set dusts off nuggets like Doug Lazy's "Let the Rhythm Pump" and Colosseum's "The Kettle" (heard on Slim's "Ya Mama"), Bill Withers' "I Can't Write Left Handed" ("Demons"), the James Gang's "Ashes the Rain & I" ("Right Here, Right Now"), and Camille Yarbrough's "Take Yo' Praise" ("Praise You").—MP