4.11.2009

FEATURED ARTIST : norm talley






















artist: norm talley
photo: un-known
tshirt: rr-bridge2

Born and raised on Detroits westside in the late 60's Norm's addiction to music began at an early age.By the age of 13 years old Norm's diverse musical outlook consisted of Disco,Progressive,Jazz.Starting off Norm collected good music(45's-8-tracks-Vinyl)with proceeds earned from his paper route and eventually was introduced to Ken Collier who just happened to live 3 blocks over so needless to say most of the Disco and Progressive Norm attained was through Ken who was a DJ mentor for him.

At this point and time he only had one turntable, an eight-track player, a receiver and some speakers.So he would have friends over and play records and they would dance until the sweat started to pour!! One day a friend that would come over and vibe was having a backyard party and needed a DJ and asked Norm to do it which was really special to him because he had never did a party in his life,Norm only had one turntable and couldn't mix!!So back to Grindstone he went to earn the money to buy a turntable and a mixer and a tape deck which took about two months to get.At that time he made about $30 dollars a week and before you know it Norm was at HD Sounds putting together a system(Gem Sounds,Sharp tape deck excellent for pause button mixes,pioneer turntable)So it was on!

He did the party which turned out to be a success and got some more offers to do more gigs which began a career on the decks that stands to date!!So in 1985 Norm began to archive the mixes he was doing on Cassette tapes(over 500)and did that for 15 years up until the year 2000 when he began making mixed CDs which he has over 400 to date.

Check out DETROIT BEATDOWN VOL.1,DETROIT BEATDOWN REMIXES(mixed and unmixed)as well as other mixed CDs available at Recordtime.com and Emporium50.com Peace!!!!!!!!!

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