An iconic and prolific individual, Normski has worked in the fields of Music / TV / Clubs / media for over 20 years.
His love for music started at a very early age at school playing the trombone, percussion and drums. Then continuing the full drum kit in a band with friends at age 13 and gaining much musical experience in his first job after leaving school at the London Rock shop in Chalk Farm as a salesman working closely with drum machines, back line equipment, Bass guitars and synthesizers.
“Music is the food of my life and just about everything I do is in the world of sounds”
He started to DJ in the 80’s mixing between a belt drive Technics 1200 and a cassette player in his bedroom and recording demo’s on his Fostex X15 multitrack tape recorder. During a trip in 87 to Detroit for the Record Mirror magazine as a photographer he met and photographed the pioneers of Detroit Techno and was invited to the studio of Juan Atkins to record a vocal over one of his tracks “Yeah Yeah Yeah”. This track made it onto the Kevin Saunderson’s KMS compilation LP Techno 1 and less than a year later Normski was designing the sleeve for the same Album and cementing his position in the foundations of today’s contemporary and dance music scene.
His TV career kicked off in 1991 when he became Britain’s foremost youth presenter on Groundbreaking dance music program ‘Dance Energy’ for Def ll on BBC 2. The show ran for five series and due to popular demand was re-screened on the launch of BBC’s digital channels. He also presented a 50-minute documentary on the history of Rap music for Rapido TV and a 40-minute special ‘DANGEROUS’ featuring Michael Jackson. In 1995 he moved to Channel 4 to launch “BOARD STUPID” the first ever Snowboard show on British TV which he not only presented, but also directed filmed inserts with stars like Goldie in Austria as well as DJing at various snowboard events in the mountains.
As a DJ and stage host he has entertained at many high quality events, clubs, underground venues and festivals across the globe such as: DC10 Ibiza, Ministry of Sound , Egg Club, Fabric, The Cross(RiP) Pacha London, Hidden, The Arches Bethnal Green, The Star of Kings, Electrowerkz, Sands Ibiza, Rolling Stock, POW, Jamm Brixton ,Basing House, Lovebox, Glastonbury, Bestival, Berlin Love Parade, Christiania Denmark, Bangface festival, Eastern Electrics, The End, There’s actually too many to mention from the UK as far as Japan to Mauritius through Europe and back.
He has also played for a number of High level corporate brand events such as Pioneer at the Plaza show held in Earls court, London Bar week at Olympia, “The world is not enough” James Bond production crew wrap party in London, Emap Christmas party at Koko in Camden, Durex world cup party in Manchester and 2 UK University Tours for Malibu and Addicted to Bass resident for Ministry of Sounds travelling around England.
As a radio broadcaster, other credits include Dance Energy Radio Show on BBC Radio 1, Rap Academy on Kiss FM and VIBE on BBC Radio 5 which won the Sony award for racial equality and harmony in programming. Also Played weekly on then pirate stations House Fm and Push Fm with his drive time house music show “The Ride” that ran for 5 years. Pure DM one of the earliest internet stations focusing on Dance Music and In 2010 he hosted his own radio show daily at the International Radio Festival in Zurich acting as the Voice and anchor man for the whole event and has since returned annually as a permanent member of the IRF Team in broadcasting live London 2012 games, Milan and Malta in 2018. All reaching worldwide audiences of over 100 million listeners.
From 2012 he’s hosted a weekly show for 6 yrs online for Hoxton FM called “GET.TRONiC” specialising in all things house, techno and electronic and featuring fellow world renowned guest DJ’s such as A Guy Called Gerald, Rich NxT, Acid Mondays, Robert Owens, Alex Arnout, Mr C, Colin Dale, Hannah Holland, Crazy P, Silky, Simon Baker, PBR Streetgang, Asad RvS, Bee shiver, Ceri, Erique Dial, and Ex Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flur plus many more that You can hear on his Mixcloud page: http://www.mixcloud.com/dj_mr_normski/
Since the beginning of 2019 Normski has started a new weekly radio show ‘The Music’ on FLEX 101.4FM www.flexfm.co.uk Monday 12:00 – 14:00 UK