Beyond the Book Club


Richard Norris has been quietly responsible for a lot of my musical education. Not only his more well-documented work with Erol Alkan as Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve, but also bringing to my attention on the Re-animations album greats such as Chemical BrothersBattle Scars, Goldfrapp‘s Happiness and Tracey Thorn‘s Raise The Roof. He wrote the official biography of Paul Oakenfold, he is one half of The Droyds (go and look up their take on Duran Duran- Girls On Pills. If you don’t know it, you should) and to top it all off, alongside Soft Cell‘s David Ball he is one half of The Grid, whose Swamp Thing was my first taste of techno. Most recently he’s been developing his psychedia and ‘freakbeat’ for The Time & Space Machine, and released the self-titled album on Tirk Recordings in March 2010.

Richard is out on the town this weekend, and this Thursday he’s playing for our good friends at The Book Club, alongside Leo Zero and Guilty Pleasures‘ Sean Rowley. Disco and party tunes at their best. See the event page here.

Here’s a little taster of what you can expect:
Richard Norris Minimix February 2011

Hercules and Love Affair- My House (Leo Zero)

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