John Norman is a Canadian DJ, Producer and Remixer also acting as an A&R Manager for Canadian House and Tech House label 4Play Trax. His sound has been refined over many years of avid pursuit of that which is driving yet laid back, full yet minimalist. The result is a sound unlike any other, filling dance floors around the world.
His quickly growing arsenal of original tracks and remixes now include releases with 7Stars Music, 4Play Trax, UNT! Records, OneWay, EUN, and TMR. His tracks have seen support from international heavy hitters including Roland Klinkenberg, Markus Schulz, Tony Thomas, M.I.K.E, Wally Lopez, Marcella, Anderson Noise, and Jesse Voorn, and after seeing his first track to break into the Beatport Top 100 in early 2012, his sound is increasingly in demand.
Starting out as the kid hauling his huge record bag to open decks, John quickly gained reputation across the Canadian Prairies for impeccable tight mixing blending sounds together for a unique approach to techno, minimal and tech house, but knowing no bounds with his playful track selection. Easily able to headline events with his signature jacking techno sound, or provide suitable warm-up for major international acts, John became the go-to DJ for such circumstances, and has opened for DJ Dan, Preach, Judge Jules and more - a testament to his versatility. With this, he began booking events with an increasing reach around the globe, and within a few short years he was playing the legendary Ministry of Sound. Notable gigs for John include MEME Festival, Gigalum (London UK), Y Afterhours, Toi Bar (Toronto CAN), Chemistry (Minneapolis USA), The Purple Room, Brainfest, and more. 2012 will see him play at the Amsterdam Dance Event and Interfusion Music Summit in Palm Springs, USA.
John has also created a mix series - The Original Language Global Session - to help his sound reach further across the globe. The OLGS has been hosted regularly on radio stations such as puredj.com in Holland, the former CityBeat Radio in Scotland, Undergroundradio.tv and Miami Beatz Radio in the US, and Canadian Techno.fm. In addition, his mixes have been featured on stations from England, Brazil, Croatia, Chile, Bulgaria, and was one of the final featured guests on DJ Preach’s Transatlantic Radio show who stated that John’s “mix of tech house will take you to a place you’ve never been”. Now in its second year, the monthly mix series continues to feature some of the finest house and techno available, and can be found in the iTunes podcast section.
You can expect John to push his productions and DJ sets to new heights as his obsession with sound continues, taking influence not only from electronic music history but also from the everyday and spreading his brand of music the world over.
Name: John Norman
Lives in: Winnipeg, Canada
Occupation: Sound Designer, Sound Editor and Other