3 local Coventry producers, all at different stages in their careers, come together for a tasteful exploration in stripped down deep house. These have a little bit of everything, from the afternoon lounge bar, to the clubhouse and afters. Expect gleaming keys, acid stabs, atmospheric overdubs, and hints of old British deep house.
We have had the pleasure of speaking with NORB and this has been the result. Enjoy it!
Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
Hello to you! I am currently located in the lovely seaside town of Brighton, one of my big reasons for living here is I start most days by swimming in the sea or walking by the sea or just looking at the sea haha, I like the sea.
When did the idea of starting a project start to take shape? Has it always been something you wanted to do?
I’ve been producing for most of my adult life but some of my other interests tended to get in the way of me spending enough time in the studio to finish a full EP, but having changed my lifestyle to being predominantly based in the UK and with lockdown it gave me the opportunity to reflect on the lifestyle I left behind and express myself through music.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind?
My favourite place in the whole world is the beach, but I also love dark and dingy clubs with classic house, disco and minimal tunes blasting out. My aim is always to fuse the grooves that get people moving with the emotions that my favourite environments give me, I feel this can be best experienced with the track Liedown.
What artists are you interested in these days?
My inspiration for the emotional side of my music comes from likes of Royksopp, Air and St Germain as well all the artists who contributed to the Hotel Costes Albums 4 and 5. Groove can be found in rich supply everywhere these days but some of artists I feel who do it best are Traumer, Archie Hamilton, Toman and Michael James.
How do you manage to combine such disparate genres? How do you manage to give them unity and harmony? What do they have in common for you?
I never plan any track that I make, it often all happens in one session and the end result will normally reflect elements from what ever music I listened right before starting the track. I will be hand picking elements from each of the tracks that really grab my attention and trying to replicate them, the cool thing about this is that I will often fall short of replicating the elements but make something unique and interesting by accident. The cool thing about doing this is you will end up with drums inspired by a minimal track for example, synths inspired by a classic house track and some elements sampled from something completely random.
How would you define your sound?
Groove focused, emotive with the overall aim of having fun, haha
Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
With clubs opening and experiencing the huge volume of music that has been lying dormant this past one and half years, inevitably my sound has started to shift towards building and releasing tension more aggressively so expect bigger and more fun break downs and drops from my upcoming tracks. I think my focus has shifted towards creating addictive grooves that have overall fun vibe with more influences from hip hop, classic house and tribal influenced music.
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