Flying Frenchman turned overall house heavyweightNorman Doray has spent the past decade giving his nation’s knack for filterhappy house music an essential reinvention and a passport onto dancefloorsacross the globe.
Boasting a who’s who of label duties that range fromDefected, Strictly Rhythm Interscope and Atlantic to prestigious dance labelsSpinnin Records, SIZE Records and LE7ELS, Norman’s repertoire of originalproductions and high-profile remix duties speaks for a full scale ascent of theelectronic dance world that has remained inherently true to his French houseroots.
With early landmark releases and remixes pairing theFrench DJ/producer with such prestigious camps as Defected Records, Norman tookcentre stage courtesy of an inaugural 2011 compilation for the prestigiousStrictly Rhythm family. Accelerating his live presence and giving Norman atruly global footprint, what followed was a series of marker collaborations andsignings. Marker SIZE Records release ‘Tweet It’ alongside Avicii under his TimBerg alias marked an essential peak in his Swedish peer’s ascent, offering theperfect opportunity for Norman to return the favour with polished French houseanthem ‘Filtre’ for Avicii’s LE7ELS moniker years later. Having since ralliedcollaborative work alongside artists as diverse as Laidback Luke, NERVO, EddieThoneick and Arno Cost.
His ongoing stamina has given rise to a consistentinternational tour schedule for Norman Doray, including a support slot forSwedish House Mafia and David Guetta on his UK tour, landmark appearances atCreamfields, Tomorrowland and ULTRA Music Festival and a residential streak inLas Vegas for both XS and Light.
Come 2019, Norman’s balance of high-profile labelduties, relevant club etiquette and a respectful guise over the French soundwas never more relevant to the changing tides of electronic music. 2018 Frontlinesingle ‘All In’ balanced these merits in a truly special way, garnering huge USradio support on Sirius XM, reaching the N.1 spot on the radio station for 3weeks being the famous “BPM BREAKER”. ‘All In’ also peaked at N.22position on the American Billboard Dance/Mixshow Airplay chart. 2019 promises are-focus on the house roots that first gave international rise to Doray. Pairingexciting new material alongside a fresh branded live concept, the road aheadlooks no less enticing for an artist whose timeless vision for modern housemusic continues to hold weight on every corner of the globe.