Flying Frenchman and general Big Room enthusiast Norman Doray needs little introduction to the seasoned Progressive House aficionado. But where his reputation has continued to flourish in the wake of his debut compilation for Strictly Rhythm last year and a recent anthem alongside French peer Arno Cost and Dutch Mixmash maestro Laidback Luke for ‘Trilogy’, Doray has shown no signs of letting the quality dip for 2012. Having been sat in the oven since 2010, one track from the Parisian House master has kept fans alike praying for its untimely emergence. Lacing a rigid bass line alongside a perky synth line and the solid drums we have come to associate with his eclectic club stylings, ‘Leo’ deals in a consistent outburst of dynamic energy aptly aligned with his majestic star sign. Add the news of his forthcoming remix for Kaskade and Skrillex’s ‘Lick It’ and 2012 looks to be a definitive year for this soaring producer of uncompromised talent.
Words by Dan Carter