Following on from a return to his funkier sound with ‘French Touch‘, a new promotional video for Norman Doray’s performances during the Miami Music Week reveals yet another new original production from the Frenchman.
Jumping from high-pitched melodies to rocky, electro house-laden drops, ‘TroubleMaker’ sees Doray bring back his peak-time sound scope while paying testament to his ability to master several different subgenres within dance music.
To be released soon via Steve Angello’s Size Records.
Disco and House may not be a new combination, but with countless labels still pushing the vintage sounds of this timeless amalgamation, some real gems have emerged from the European shores. Que high-flying French producer Norman Doray, who has dutifully donned his unreleased, aptly titled track ‘French Touch’ to Avicii and At Night’s House For Hunger campaign. Providing a rich and fertile canvas of good-time vibes, funk-induced leads and a chugging groove make this one of the more exciting offerings from the Frenchman for a good while.
A release date is yet to be announced.
Still hot off the heels of its successful release, highflying Frenchman Norman Doray, sisterly Aussie duo Nervo and Spinnin’ Records unleash the sought-after acapella of ‘Something To Believe In’ as a free download. Acquired courtesy of the vocal talents of aspiring British songstress Janet Ramus, also known as Cookie and for providing the vocals for ‘Lola’s Theme’, the release of this uplifting topline is sure to inspire a consistent slew of remodels for one of the many outright triumphs to emerge from this European landmark in Electronic Dance Music.
With pop-savvy club tracks now pervading the digital market and global club circuit alike, Norman Doray and Nervo’s vocal outing ‘Something To Believe In’ receives a club-focused spree of remix duties from Norwegian duo Carl Louis and Martin Danielle and Russian outfit Hard Rock Sofa.
While Carl Louis and Martin Danielle’s poignant remix brings a key driven emphasis to their signature melodic developments, Hard Rock Sofa ascend from uplifting synth work to embrace the realms of grinding peak time Electro House with a strong low-end twist. Both utilizing Cookie’s strong and radio-friendly vocal line, this collection of European remixers successfully extends the reign of one of the more dignified radio-friendly releases of 2012.
Having both successively ridden the vast explosion of global House music, Parisian big room bandit Norman Doray joins the sisterly outfit Nervo for an intense collaborative endeavor in the name of melodic club moments. Opting for a sinewy topline courtesy of Cookie over the more familiar harmonies of the infamous Australian twins, the French producer’s piercing key work is met with uplifting Progressive energy to top this collection of 21st century Dance wonderments.
Uniting emotive charisma with the signature Big Room stylings that have seen Doray champion countless global festivals and imprints alike, Nervo’s womanly touch sends this high-end collaboration to the forefront of post-summer clubbing hysteria.
Following up on their take of Mike Shiver’s ‘Still Here‘, promising Norwegian duo Carl Louis & Martin Danielle mark their return to remix duties with a persuasive remodel of Norman Doray and Nervo’s forthcoming single for Spinnin’ Records, ‘Something To Believe In‘.
Building on the original’s uplifting Progressive energy and emotive charisma, Louis and Danielle don their fine, melodic intellect to Cookie’s penetrating vocals for something of a signature mixture of vintage piano play and hard-hitting beat work. As officially debuted on last night’s episode of Tiësto’s Club Life radio show and a favourite amid Doray’s sets of late, the duo’s latest effort makes for a promising nod to the future of this continued successful collaborative affair.
Due out November 5th on Spinnin Records.
Having both successively ridden the vast explosion of global House music, Parisian big room bandit Norman Doray joins the sisterly outfit Nervo for an intense collaborative endeavor in the name of melodic club moments. Opting for a sinewy topline courtesy of Cookie over the more familiar harmonies of the infamous Australian twins, the French producer’s piercing key work is met with uplifting Progressive energy to top this fine collection of 21st century Dance wonderments.
Uniting emotive charisma with the signature Big Room stylings that have seen Doray champion countless global festivals and imprints alike, Nervo’s womanly touch sends this high-end collaboration to the forefront of summer clubbing hysteria.
Out September 24 via Spinnin Records.
Update (19/9): The official video is now available.
Words by Dan Carter
As recently given a world premiere spin on Sander van Doorn’s Identity show, Hard Rock Sofa step up to the mark to unveil their remix of Norman Doray and Nervo’s forthcoming single for Spinnin’ Records entitled ‘Something To Believe In’.
In the same vein as ‘The Edge‘ alongside Swanky Tunes earlier this year, Hard Rock Sofa swap the piercing keys and vintage synths of the original for the duo’s heavy-stepping drum work and acidesque leads to play particularly well against Nervo’s signature vocal stylings. Celebrating the heavier territory of European Dance music, Denis Chepikov and Alexander Shapovalov’s latest work marks yet another powerful injection of adrenaline fuelled Dance music from the Russian duo.
Due out November 5th on Spinnin Records.
Update (10/10): Official preview now available.
German tunemonger Eddie Thoneick and high-flying Frenchman Norman Doray unite to release ‘Celsius’. Following on from 2010’s well-received ‘Tweet It‘ alongside Avicii and fellow countryman Sebastien Drums, Doray returns to Steve Angello’s Size Records to aid Eddie Thoneick’s inauguration to the label with ‘Celsius’.
Despite being somewhat eclipsed by the on-going promotion for AN21 and Max Vangeli’s soon-to-be-released “People of the Night” album, the blend of Thoneick’s acclaimed production dexterity and Doray’s longstanding penchant for richly melodious lead play make for a sinewy contender for the summer season. Although melodic Progressive House isn’t exactly the stuff of rocket science of late, the grinding bass and overall tremulous sound indicate that ‘Celsius’ is bringing something considerably fresh to the table.
Fresh off the mark from a year of blissful releases, high-flying Frenchman Norman Doray will take on Denver’s Beta Nightclub for his 10th stop of his on-going tour across the U.S. Luckily for those unable to make it to Denver, Beta Nightclub will be broadcasting his full two hour performance live in high-quality audio and video using Ustream. Scheduled to take to the decks around midnight, both club-goers in attendance and Dance music fans from across the globe are given the opportunity to catch the Parisian as he returns to Beta following last year’s well-received performance.
With a guest slot at Avicii’s 2012 residency at Ushuaïa and the highly-anticipated Size release alongside Eddie Thoneick, ‘Celsius‘, ahead of him for the remainder of the summer season, tonight’s high profile appearance is sure to prove a strong insight into the Progressive stylings that have championed his live act across the globe.
/Anton & Jesper