Parisian big room pundit Norman Doray has announced a new dual label and radio venture entitled Reecords for the fourth quarter of 2013. Off the heels of back-to-back hits “Filtre” and “Troublemaker,” his debut radio show will emerge within October, with a subsequent label debut from Doray himself promised before the year is out. The news drops in the wake of fresh remix duties for Robin Thicke’s “Give It 2 U,” adding yet further industry stripes to the New York-based talent and his ongoing clutch upon the heartstrings of global club land. Stay tuned for more information regarding the new label / radio venture and catch his crossover appeal in full-force after the break. (more…)Posted by
The Blurred Lines Effect: Norman Doray and Rob Adans remix Robin Thicke’s second single, ‘Give It 2 U’
Robin Thicke served up “Blurred Lines” as the undisputed anthem of this summer. So, appropriately, its electrified remixes from the likes of Will Sparks and Laidback Luke worked similar wonders in the dance space. Now Thicke’s second single is making sounds, and to no surprise the Kendrick Lamar assisted “Give It 2 U” is beginning to see reworks — the first coming from Norman Doray and Rob Adans.
Together, Doray and Adans once teamed up to remix the classic “Woz Not Woz” by Steve Angello and Eric Prydz, but the tandem’s latest task is far from a classic house challenge. Injecting strong kicks and constructing almost and entirely new club-driven beat, the dance weapon leaves nothing (not even Kendrick Lamar’s verse) but the melodic hook of the original to seduce listeners.
Norman Doray’s favorite Tomorrowland moment comes from way back in 2010, when he and two other up-and-coming producers played their collaboration “Tweet It” at a small tent near the main stage. The “Filtre” producer also goes on to discuss his Vegas and experience and why the City of Sin has become the world’s number one clubbing destination.Posted by
From early Tim Berg collaboration “Tweet It” to 2012’s “Celcius,” French big room pundit Norman Doray has always been a welcome face at Size Records. This month, Doray is back with “Troublemaker” to prove that his love of peak time club fuel and filter-house escapades has never been better balanced. As featured in Steve Angello’s Essential Mix, the long serving Parisian artist digresses from that of his funkier edge of LE7ELS predecessor “Filtre” with a strong affirmation of his powerful ear for the big room. Those bodied ‘Size’ synths and searing electro leads are in full effect, pairing with Doray’s own affinity for on-point beats to score a third fatal strike for the label. His output for Angello’s army may still be sparing, but tracks like “Troublemaker” are sure to keep the Frenchman on solid ground with an imprint only growing stronger and more relevant with age.
Steaming off of the success of last month’s “Filtre” released on Avicii’s LE7ELS imprint and soon after named the top track of July, Norman Doray shows his hand and reveals that a hot streak has only begun. Next up for the French star is his Size Records offering known as “TroubleMaker.” Originally debuted by Steve Angello in his March Essential Mix, Doray’s tune stood out amongst two-hours of hits and premieres. Taking the beloved sound of its predecessor and uping the ante with an even harder progression for the dance floors, “Troublemaker” is due to make a splash when released on September 2nd.Posted by
With its infamous summer clubbing season now well underway, you would struggle to find a European destination more hotly discussed among clubbers than Ibiza. An island famed for its past hedonistic attributes, unparalleled clubbing experiences and more surprisingly, some damn good sushi, the White Isle sees more DJs per square foot than any other European hotspot in the world. Though its club circuit saw a lot of chops and changes on the approach to 2013, there has never been a better time to experience the island for its lesser known attributes. Dancing Astronaut tapped a host of the island’s frequent flyers to scope the secrets and spoils of Balearic clubbing straight from the DJ’s mouth. Hit more to learn the ropes from our all-star panel of guests.
Want an easy way to make sure you are up to date on all the latest, best music? Dancing Astronaut takes a look at the top 10 tracks officially released in July and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up July for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. July’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Nicky Romero & Krewella, Sander van Doorn, Tommy Trash, and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from The Aston Shuffle, Sick Individuals, and Will Sparks. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of July!
Norman Doray‘s mellow approach to groovy modern house produced “Filtré” for fans of eras past earlier this month when released on Avicii’s LE7ELS imprint. His pure, French-influenced outing boasts a timeless aura, but that time capsule and its entrapped listeners already have the chance to rebound to 2013 with the track’s remix package. Chocolate Puma takes the lead in restoring the clock while maintaing original integrity; implanting natural percussion at the forefront but leaving the groove-laden backbone its breathing room. Where nu disco meets old disco, snare is thrown in the mix to provide “Filtré” with yet another distinction.
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Next up to debut for Avicii’s LE7ELS imprint is big room veteran Norman Doray, who follows-up on the wrath of his impending Size Records single “Troublemaker” with an off-the-cuff tip to his nation’s revolutionary contribution to European dance music. Matching the groovy and simplistic grandeur of filter house with his own upfront production values, “Filtre” is a promising step back in time to an era often referenced, but seldom done any aural justice past the odd cheesy house remodel. The track is indicative of the timeless properties of French house music and Doray’s alliance with LE7ELS offers reassurance that the relevance of France’s house legacy has not gone forgotten with time and the industry’s shifting cultural influences.
The latest release on Avicii’s LE7ELS imprint comes from none other than Norman Doray, whose latest release alongside the NERVO twins “‘Something To Believe In” derived its appeal from ethereal vocals and soaring synthesis. Changing the pace for his debut LE7ELS release, “Filtre,” Norman takes a decidedly techy turn unleashing a steady stream of drum fills and billowing synthwork. Just as Hardwell did with “Three Triangles,” Norman shows off his vast breadth of musical knowledge, delivering a cascade of striated chordplay and showing the world that he’s got more up his sleeve than just big room, peak time progressions.
“Filtre” will be released on July 8th via LE7ELS.Posted by