Norman Doray: The Dancing Astronaut Interview
Find out what this French DJ/Producer has been up to after the break!
DA: Any new tracks/collaborations coming out we should be on the lookout for?
ND: I’ve just released my new track called “Kalifornia” with a remix by David Tort. Loads of DJs are supporting it – like SHM/Tiesto/David Guetta/Kaskade/Chuckie etc. I’m really happy about that!
DA: Hooking up with Strictly Rhythm for “Strictly Ibiza to Amsterdam” must have been a dream come true then?
ND: Totally… I used to buy all the vinyls from SR, and I still have them at home… it’s a legendary label so when they told me that they were going to release my track and they asked me to mix the new SR compilation, “From Ibiza to Amsterdam,” I was like a kid! Hah!
DA: What are you planning on showing American audiences on your upcoming US tour?
ND: I gonna try to bring a bit of Ibiza there… playing really melodic music but also big room. I love the USA so much, so I’m really excited.
DA: Your favorite track to drop in a set: “Chase the Sun.” True or false? If false, which track?
ND: Yeah, it’s still one of my favorites for sure, but I love to play “Last Forever” too. I have a new version that is crazy in the club!
DA: What was your favorite gig of this year’s summer?
ND: I must say that Ushuaia in Ibiza for Swedish House Mafia was pretty crazy… when you have 10,000 people around a pool at 7pm, it’s definitely unique.
DA: Being a French DJ and producer, you’re by default set apart from your Swedish, British, and German counterparts in the house scene. How well do you think having a background in French house music prepares a person for a global audience?
ND: I don’t know really, but for sure they [the audience] expect a bit of Daft Punk, Cassius, and Bob Sinclar vibes in your set… which is all good ‘cause I love that!
DA: Favorite French house producer?
ND: Daft Punk.
DA: Speaking of French house – favorite Daft Punk song?
ND: Stardust – “Music Sounds Better with You” or “Aerodynamic” if you want to stick to Daft Punk.
ND: Virgin Atlantic