Hailing from Bordeaux, the prolific music producer and DJ, Norman is back on Breakbeat Fury Recordings with a double dose of electrifying tracks ‘Crime Wave’ and ‘Stay Clear’. Each track has been meticulously crafted to bridge the timeless allure of old-school electronic music with the precision and innovation of modern production techniques.
The first offering, ‘Crime Wave’, beckons you into its world with a captivating, almost cinematic soundscape. Imagine the soundtrack to a noir-inspired journey through a city tainted by corruption in a not-so-distant future. This track pulses with raw energy, driven by a barrage of dirty bass stabs and relentless rolling drums. It’s a sonic rollercoaster that propels listeners on a high-octane voyage of sound and rhythm. The track’s midsection offers a momentary detour, a glitchy and heavy interlude with a half-step flavour, serving as a pit stop before the tune crescendos into its climax, marked by a wickedly captivating acid twist that elevates the auditory experience to new heights.
On the flip side, ‘Stay Clear’ opens with an unmistakably old-school pad and a moody, nostalgic melody that harks back to the early days of the Jungle genre. The familiar echoes of the past provide a sense of comfort, but what follows is a sonic plot twist. The drop plunges you into unexpected territory, where a massively delayed bassline and commanding drums transform the tune into a powerhouse of punch and energy. The result is a vibrant burst of sonic dynamism that is sure to get heads nodding in rhythm.
As ‘Crime Wave’ and ‘Stay Clear’ unfold their beats and melodies, it’s undeniable that this release embodies the very DNA of the Breakbeat Fury Recordings label. It masterfully combines huge basslines, haunting pads, and infectious drum patterns, forming a seamless and harmonious blend that represents the label’s unique musical identity. DJ Norman’s work stands as a testament to his ability to weave together the nostalgic and the contemporary, creating a compelling musical journey that captivates both long-time electronic music enthusiasts and newcomers alike. This release promises to leave an indelible mark on the ever-evolving landscape of electronic dance music.
Today we premiere ‘Crime Wave’ which you can check out below. The tracks drop on Thursday 26th October and are available for you to get your hands on here!