Arno Cost & Norman Doray

  • ARTIST Arno Cost , Norman Doray
  • GENRE Progressive House
  • RELEASE DATE 2014-08-25
  • LABEL Serial Records




Arno Cost Since his discovery in 2006, French DJ/Producer Arno Cost, quickly moulded his reputation into one of the scenes most promising young talents. With his musical sensibilities residing within the realms of electronica, disco and house, Arnos’ production and remix work has attracted praise from some of dance music’s most formidable figures, including David Guetta, Axwell, Avicii, Tiesto, Pete Tong and Sebastian Ingrosso to name a few.

Arno Cost’s talent has stemmed from exposure to music at an early age. Brought up on a diet of pop music, Italo-Disco and later, the innovations of the seminal ‘French Touch’ such as Daft Punk, Arno’s appreciation turned into creation as he took his hand to production in 1999.

Fast forward to January 2006 and the fruits of Arno’s labour paid off after being signed to Serial Records in France. Later that year, Arno dropped a remix of Greyster’s ‘Under the Fuse of Love’, which was immediately picked up by Pete Tong and reached no.2 in the UK club charts, remaining a favourite for many weeks. Throughout that year he remixed tracks for the likes of Antoine Clamaran, David Guetta, Laidback Luke and pushed his own solo production ventures on imprints such as Cr2 and Kontor.

Arno’s name was lavished with a great deal more attention in 2006 following the release of his first smash hit, ‘Magenta’ which he produced alongside Arias. Pete Tong and Axwell’s respect for the elegantly crafted track was no secret, and with an arresting rework from Dave Spoon, ‘Magenta’ became something of a DJs secret weapon all over the world. At ‘The Amsterdam Dance Event’ it was the most played tune that year!

Arno’s next Cr2 release was 2007’s ‘Apocalypse’ with Norman Doray; a heady concoction of sweeping house rhythms and thumping beats. The single was a favourite with Eric Prydz and Steve Angello and was given a tough rework by Sebastian Leger. With no doubt as to the potency of Arno’s partnership with production buddy Norman Doray, the status of France’s answer to the Swedish House Mafia is one increasingly linked to the Parisian contingent.

Since then Arno has been called on to remix many artists like Moby, Zoo Brazil, David Guetta and Laidback Luke once again.

In 2008, Arno collaborated with Sweden’s John Dahlback and released electronic smash ‘Souvenir’ and ‘Golden Walls’. Both received glowing reports and support from the likes of Axwell and Steve Angello.

Arno’s status as a major international DJ gained serious momentum having played shows at The Sydney Freedom Dance Festival and a Cr2 night at Matter in London. Most notably in late 2008, the famous radio station RADIO FG chose Arno to mix its new compilation CLUB FG.

Over the past few years, in line with a busy schedule, touring all over the world, Arno Cost has consistently delivered quality music. His tracks "Cyan" (Cr2), "Lise" (Refune), "Lifetime" (Spinnin), "Head Up" (Size) and most recently, "NightVenture" (Size) shows Arno's ability to produce different kinds of music bringing along heavy doses of melodic vibes and peak-time moments.

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Norman DorayNorman was born in French Brittany, the place where he first discovered disco music with his family and then later electronic music through artists such as Daft Punk, Cassius and Junior Jack.

Norman started DJing in his 20s, becoming a resident for several bars and clubs in France, including most notably the Queen in Paris. In 2005, he introduced himself to production and started making music of his own. His first release saw him work with Pierre de La Touche and Arno Cost. Together, they created ‘The Freshmakers.’

Norman quickly discovered a real passion for production and before long was releasing his first tracks through Serial Records in France.

His productions are now signed to a selection of the most important labels in electronic music. Labels like Steve Angello’s Size Records, Axwell’s Axtone, CR2, Strictly Rhythm, Warner Music and the legendary Atlantic Records in America have all spread Norman’s music around the globe. The official download platform for electronic music, Beatport, consistently ranks Norman Doray productions in its Top 10. Along the way, Norman has also collaborated with the scene’s finest talent. He has co-produced with Arno Cost, Avicii, Tristan Garner, Albin Myers, David Tort whilst remixing the likes of David Guetta, Dirty South, Laidback Luke, Tony Braxton and many more.

After having his summer anthem ‘Kalifornia’ signed to Strictly Rhythm in 2011, Norman won the huge honour to succeed to Dirty South and Avicii by mixing the next instalment of the label’s compilation series, Strictly Ibiza to Amsterdam. Both the track and the compilation won Norman even wider acclaim throughout the scene.

With his productions gaining such high exposure all around the world, Norman has become a highly in demand DJ on every continent. On a seemingly never-ending tour, Norman regularly touches down at MOS in London, Green Valley in Brazil, Ushuaia and Pacha in Ibiza, LIV in Miami, XS in Las Vegas, Playhouse in Los Angeles, Ageha Tokyo and Zouk in Singapore to name only the most recognized. His recent tours of the USA in late 2011 and early 2012 have only cemented his position as one of dance music’s best party starters. Not just a club DJ, Norman is also well accustomed to wowing audiences at the world’s biggest festivals such as ULTRA Music Festival (United States), Tomorrowland (Belgium), Midwest (United Kingdom), Sunburn (India) and Creamfields in the UK.

Norman also has a strong presence in Ibiza every year, impacting the scene from the centre of influence. In addition to playing for Eric Morillo, David and Cathy Guetta regularly invite Norman to perform at their party concept F *** Me I'm Famous Ibiza. Not only that but they have also invited him to play with them in Miami and elsewhere around the world. In April 2011, David Guetta asked Norman Doray to play at the opening of his UK tour, allowing him perform in some of the most recognisable venues in England such as the Apollo in Manchester, the Academy Leeds, not to mention the legendary Brixton Academy in London. Norman continues to impress David so much that he was also given the opportunity to produce a remix of David Guetta & Taio Cruz’s ‘Bad Little Girl.’

Norman is also often asked to play alongside the Swedish House Mafia. A regular at Pacha Ibiza during their evening Masquerade Motel events since 2009, Norman is also often on stage with them at larger gatherings such as the Creamfields Festival in England .He also played a large role in the 2011 "Size Matters" tour with Steve Angello, playing everywhere in Europe from Manchester, Birmingham, Marbella and beyond. All his tireless work ensures that Norman also benefits from the recognition of radio stations around the globe. Pete Tong regularly gets the exclusive on Norman’s productions such ‘Apocalypse’ ‘Last Forever’ ‘Tobita’ and ‘Chase the Sun’ for BBC Radio1’s "Essential New Tune", a section of the world famous show that presents the "hottest" track of the moment in electronic music.

Norman is a man that truly never stops. His total dedication to electronic music and the wider scene that it is a part of has enabled him to develop into one of the most important artists within the whole movement.

With determination, talent, creativity and most importantly, a love for music that can’t be rivalled, Norman is sure to continue his lasting affect on house music for years and years to come.


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