With the last rays of summer’s sun still beating down on us, Norman Doray joins forces with legendary record label Strictly Rhythm to deliver the end of season anthem, Kalifornia.
Norman’s summer has been one crammed full of top notch productions and storming gigs in the world’s best venues. Amongst regular trips to Ibiza to rock Ushuaia, Erick Morillo’s Subliminal and Masqerade Motel with the Swedish House Mafia at Pacha, Norman also managed to co-produce the huge summer hit Chase the Sun with David Tort, spending a huge eight weeks in Beatport’s Top 10 chart. Now, Norman drops another killer production on September 6 with Kalifornia, a track that was produced specifically for his new mix compilation Norman Doray Strictly Ibiza to Amsterdam due for release on October 10.
Kalifornia combines a classic 80s disco feel with the sound of today’s true underground house scene to perfect effect. Drenched in feel-good disco vibes that come courtesy of some archetypal Studio54 strings, Kalifornia shines with a glittering and vintage aesthetic whilst still injecting the drive. In true Doray style, Norman manages to seamlessly combine the retro feel with a big and brash attitude that is built upon a lush, high powered groove. Highly addictive and wonderfully unique, Kalifornia looks set to be the hit of the summer 2011.
“I really wanted to go back to my roots of funk and disco. I wanted to do something like Junior Jack or Kid Crème, who have always been my inspiration…..I love progressive house and really clubbish tracks but I think it’s also important to show people your other face as a producer.” – Norman Doray
On the flip, Spain’s finest, David Tort, is on hand with a pounding remix of Norman’s original. Stretching it out, Tort’s remix simultaneously adds more space and tones down the disco flamboyance in favour of pumping yet still very funky electronic beats. As Norman explains, “It was also important to ask to one of the best producers around, David Tort, to do his own version of Kalifornia. We talked together about it and agreed instantly about what to do as a remix. The result is insane, it works so well in club and it’s already supported by The Swedish House Mafia, Dirty South, Tiesto, David Guetta and more…”