BUFFALO – Known as the Silent Warrior of the deep and funky sound of dance music, Norm Talley has slowly yet steadily become a staple in the ears of dancefloor addicts in Detroit. Consistency would be an understatement.
Talley shares a history as part of the West 6 Mile Detroit breed that came of age during the last days of Disco, and spent his teen years reveling in the New Age that was the early 1980s.He was an active member in the movement that was Electronic Music in Detroit. Yet, like his current partners, Norm’s roots remain in Soul, Funk, and Disco – rendering his DJ style one of soulful, vocal melodies laced over infectious percussion, and those undeniable bass lines that distinguish the BeatDown Sound from a sea of others – with the occasional Afrobeat rhythm of course. He is also known as the Gospel House guru at home.
The “Detroit Beatdown” series for Third Ear would be Norm’s first major compilation directorial as he and partner, Mike Clark, recruit and filter tracks that fit the BeatDown Sound for this overseas label’s successful project. Since the release of the original volume, Talley has also produced 12” remixes and single tracks for the “Beatdown Sessions” sub-series also on Third Ear, along with fellow re-mixers, Mike Huckaby and Bugz in the Attic.The year 2007 brought about a DJ residency at a Legendary Jazz Club called Floods which hosts a live band on one side an a DJ on the other side in downtown Detroit playing jazzy soulful house!! NICE
Norm plans future projects with Thema recordings,MixMode recordings,Clone,Strictly Beatdown,Fathom.New releases out now on SushiTech,Partier,Third Ear available on vinyl or digital. See, the thing is, the Silent Warrior may have infected a dancefloor near you, and you didn’t even know it was him, because – well, because he’s not really a talker… he’s a maestro.
Norm Talley(Upstairz Asylum) Detroit MI
BUFFALO – Back again for the August installment. The heat isn’t cooling down anytime soon and neither are these beats! This month FINLEY is in the house for his Buffalo NY debut!
The bastard son of SONA. If you don’t know her, educate yourself.
It was an era that FINLEY was brought up in and moulded him into who he is today. “Tech-no” you say? “ Tech- yes” says FINLEY; inspired by marathon sets at the history filled SONA nightclub.
His inspirations led him to the decks in 1998 and over the next few years, he honed his skills while picking up residencies throughout New England underground parties, including the well-known SUNDAY NIGHT MASS in Burlington, VT. Then it was off to school to learn the precious art and science of audio engineering at Full Sail University, where his productions first saw the light of night.
Low Tide provided a platform to release original music and remixes on labels including Dilate Records, Motek, and Inside out alongside artists Dance Spirit, Kosmas, Miguel Puente, Silky, Jonny Cruz, Balcazar & Sordo, and others. With upcoming solo releases on Faceless, Sullivan Room Records, NOSI Music, and endless hours in the studio creating.
His understanding and true love for the scene can be heard throughout his productions and dj sets. Sexy, multi-layered, melodic tunes, mixed with a bit of his techno and R&B roots, make for an incredible journey every time.
FINLEY(Get Physical, Nervous Records, Superfreq) – Boston MA
Rufus Gibson( Mikita Skyy, REDUX, Gourmand Music Recordings)
And as always this is a sucker free zone. Come as you are and who you are because together we’ll be sharing once again another beautiful night on the dance floor. Beats will be on point and all I can say is we’ll see you on the dance floor!