GLOBAL presents NORMAN DORAY (FR)
Norman Doray grew up listening to music, thanks to his parents. Hearing Bob Sinclar or Daft Punk for the first time was a true shock to him; deeply influenced by them, Norman was quickly attracted to turntables and Djing. He started spinning in 2002 in several clubs near his hometown in the west of France, and quickly earned a residency in 2003, in a club in Lille, this is the club where he learnt his craft.
18 months later Norman was on the move, playing in clubs throughout France and abroad, while making his first steps production-wise. The first track to be released in the spring of 2006 is “In The Name Of Love”, a collaboration with friend Pierre De La Touche on the German label Starfunk Records. The track is, surprisingly to Norman, picked up and playlisted by many DJs.
Norman adds Arno Cost to the team and the form ‘The Freshmakers’. Under that name, Norman’s second track “Let You Go” is released in 2006 on Serial Records. “Let You Go” is considered as THE track of the summer 2006 in France, not only highly charted on radios such as Radio FG, Fun Radio, Contact FM, but also quickly reached N°1 in the club charts, and camped there for 6 weeks.
On the tail of that success, The Freshmakers are asked to remix 3 tracks: Da Sushiman “In & Out” (Ledge Music); Serial Crew “Make Your Own Kind Of Music” (Serial Records); Rilod “Thriller” (Nice Music), and at the beginning of 2007 go on to remix the huge hit Sunfreakz “Counting Down The Days” and Antoine Clamaran’s blockbuster track “Give Some Love”. Norman also remixes one of the most beautiful songs of the year: “Soul Heaven” by Henrik B, for Joia Records, this time on his own.
Norman Doray’s first solo production and summer sounding “Jetlag” is not far behind. It will be released in May 2007 on Serial Records. Radio FG wants Norman as DJ resident in September 07’ and he has his slot there ever since, a one hour floor stompin’ mix show every week.
Before 2007 ends, Norman will team up again with Arno Cost to produce the now legendary “Apocalypse”. This track will put both Norman and Arno on the worldwide dance map. So many DJs played it (and still are today): Pete Tong, Axwell, Eric Prydz, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Sebastien Léger, Tiesto, Paul van Dyck… “Apocalypse” is then released worldwide on labels such as CR2, Kontor, News, Universal.
Remixes flood in, “Humanoidz” by Tom de Neef & Laidback Luke (Jsquad), “Delirious” by David Guetta (Virgin), “Baba O Riley” by Cube Guys (Ministry Of Sound), “24H” by Seamus Haji (Big Love) and “Kalle” by Zoo Brazil (Joia), his star is rising and is in demand !!
Along with these projects, ‘The Freshmakers’ trio produced their second single “Miracle”, with a massive remix by Mischa Daniels. Again, full support by the leaders of the dancefloors worldwide.
Gigs at **** me Im Famous follow in Ibiza as well as signing to management team Club Class Music Management from the UK, at the end of the summer more solo singles emerge.
Norman Doray’s second solo single “Krystal” is released at the end of September 08’, directly on CR2, Serial Records and We Play, followed closely by a collaboration with Tristan Garner called “Last Forever”, this is the one !!!! signed to 17 labels worldwide and with a video produced in Shanghai China, this record looks like projecting Norman into the production elite.
Always spinning, always producing, Norman never stops. He’s currently putting the final touches to a new remix for Those Usual Suspects (Ministry Of Sound), and is already working on his 3rd solo project to be entitled “Leo” to be released beginning of 2009.
LOCATION : ZOUK KL