Events | FNT Presents Chocolate Puma @ Mixify Unity Festival 12/17-18

Posted by on December 10, 2013

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On December 17th and 18th, Mixify will be hosting the second edition of its “Unity” festival with a host of notable talent like Chocolate Puma, Arty, Norman Doray and more. Today, the festival is announcing through its 7 media partners, us being one of them, the 6 artists in the first wave of acts. They are: Arty, Norman Doray, Chocolate Puma, Will Sparks, Swanky Tunes and Paris Blohm.

We will be presenting Dutch veterans, Chocolate Puma’s set on 12/17 at 4pm. The duo have had a stellar year, racking up remixes for the likes of fellow festival attendee, Norman Doray, Kaskade and Major Lazer, while also releasing tracks on Steve Angello’s “X” Recordings and several on Spinnin’. The duo will bring their upbeat brand of house music to the festival, giving it a groove you won’t find from the other artists on the bill.

The whole festival has been put together to raise awareness and funds for disaster relief in the Philippines, following Typhoon Haiyan. Fans are encouraged to go to UNICEF‘s website to see how they can help with their efforts in the Philippines. Phase 2 artist announcement to come shortly in the next few days. Check out one of Chocolate Puma’s sets from this fall to see what you are in store for on December 17th. Enter here.


House | Norman Doray – Filtré (Chocolate Puma Remix)

Posted by on July 24, 2013

Norman Doray - Filtré (Chocolate Puma Remix)Kids, this is how its done. Chocolate Puma look a very good song from Norman Doray and made it great. By chopping up the lead from Norman Doray and adding their own impossibly groovy bass line of snares and bass, this track has catapulted into a new dimension of immense. Grab this track and dance the night away.

Beatport: Norman Doray – Filtré (Chocolate Puma Remix)

Electro-House, Progressive House | Norman Doray and NERVO ft. Cookie – Something To Believe In (Remixes)

Posted by on November 5, 2012

Carl Louis & Martin Danielle add the house flavor of the late 2000s to this track, playing off of the piano melody and soulful vocals and adding their own nuanced progressive twist to the track. You have been hearing the Hard Rock Sofa remix of Norman Doray & Nervo’s new single “Something To Believe In” for the past couple weeks on Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman’s radio show, so it is nothing new to you. Hard Rock Sofa take a much more direct approach to this one, largely eliminating the existing piano melody and replacing it with their own big room synths and a grungy electro drop. Of the two, I prefer the nuanced approach of CLMD, but the Hard Rock Sofa remix is a great energetic alternative.

Beatport: Norman Doray and NERVO ft. Cookie – Something To Believe In (Remixes)


Progressive House, Videos | Norman Doray & NERVO ft. Cookie – Something To Believe In

Posted by on September 24, 2012

Nervo follow up their single alongside fellow countryman, Hook N Sling “Reason” , with their latest collaborative effort, “Something To Believe In” tagging Norman Doray to aid in the production, while Cooke provides the soulful vocals that round out this track. The video, filmed during their show in NYC this past June, takes us from the West 4th Street Basketball Courts to Neptune Beach Club out in the Hamptons and then back into NYC with their show at Pacha that night. The track finds a way to keep the overused dance piano sound fresh with the help of Cookie’s addicitive soulful vocals and prominent arp that helps carry the melody.

Beatport: Norman Doray & NERVO ft. Cookie – Something To Believe In

Progressive House | Eddie Thoneick & Norman Doray – Celsius

Posted by on July 23, 2012

Steve Angello’s imprint, Size Records is a label that does not have many releases, but when it does you have to pay attention because they are always of the utmost quality. Norman Doray & Eddie Thoneick’s release “Celsius” is no different in an already heavily supported track sure to make some late season festival damage. A subtly complex synth chord progression dominates the track in its melodic form with a heavy driving bass line and well developed layers.

Beatport: Eddie Thoneick & Norman Doray – Celsius

Events, Review | Nervo & Norman Doray @ Pacha NYC 6/16

Posted by on June 26, 2012

Though this was 10 days ago, the memory is still quite vivid at the Nervo sister’s ability to manipulate the crowd and Norman Doray’s mastery behind the decks. I was unable to head into the area behind the dj booth as I was 96 hours away from my 21st birthday, but sometimes being in the crowd is just as good being able to share all the energy of the music with your fellow music lovers. Nervo stepped onto the decks at around 1pm after a solid opening tech set from the resident Dj at Pacha getting the crowd at a fever pitch of anticipation for the Aussie twins. They started off their set with some different tracks than your typical top 40 beatport rotation, which was very interesting and refreshing to hear. They then transitioned from these tracks as the clock moved towards 1:45 with their upcoming hit single with Hook N Sling – Reason (video below) that is a going to be huge when it releases.

Then they started to pick up the pace with their set, getting into their progressive sound with their tracks the Hook N Sling remix of “We’re All No One” and their collaboration with Steve Aoki and Afrojack on the Tomorrowland Anthem. Tommy Trash made a surprise visit to support his compatriots, which brought the crowd to a frenzy and the Nervo twins obliged by dropping his remix of “Wicked Woman”. Tommy Trash was a ball of energy in the Dj booth, but let the Nervo twins have their night as they continued to churn out hits with tracks like “Trio” and then more unreleased tracks such as “Like Home” with Nicky Romero (video below) and their famed song with Omarion “Army” (video at end in 2 parts). They finally relinquished the decks at around 3am, leaving the crowd sweating and wanting more, but it was time for the French up and comer, Norman Doray to show us what he was made of. Check out the rest after the jump.


Dubstep, Electro-House, House | Kaskade & Skrillex — Lick It [Remixes] and Music Video

Posted by on April 17, 2012

I was pretty excited yesterday when Kaskade announced the release of the Lick It remixes. I was always a fan of the original despite the way others felt about it, and after hearing Datsik’s remix a few months ago I couldn’t wait for it. Although I was disappointed about his album, this remix is a must have for me with his signature synths and wobbles smashing stages for the past 3 months. Also featured are Norman Doray and Alex Kenji both giving nice progressive adaptations. Alex Kenji’s remix provides a nice upbeat House tempo with some sick progressions and basslines. His remix might even take it for me over the original. You can grab these remixes on Beatport provided in the link below. 

Kaskade & Skrillex — Lick It [Remixes] BEATPORT LINK

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