Groove to the beats of Berlin-based DJ Norman Weber this weekend
As a young boy, Norman Weber would often accompany his DJ/musician father on tours. Naturally, and gradually, he got drawn into the word of music, and has now made a name for himself in House Music circuit. You can catch Weber, one half of Luna City Express that he founded with Marco Ressman in 2001, work up the party mood at blueFROG this Saturday.
We ask about his set for the gig, and the 39-year-old responds with a chuckle, “The tracks are a secret, but you can expect 100 per cent, energetic house music,” going on to explain the ‘100 per cent house music’, “The kind of music I play is always up to the night, the floor, the people, and our mood. That’s how it should be. There will be elements from disco, jazz, hip hop, techno or funk.”
House music came into his life in the ’90s, after years of listening to funk, disco, rap, and acid jazz. The resident DJ of Muna club near Berlin says, “I heard house music in clubs in the beginning of the ’90s, and I was totally in love with the sound. It may not be as or more trippy than other sounds, but it gives us DJs enough space to create different sets and special moments.”
Weber also listens to a bit of Indian music, and has even used them in his shows. “I don’t remember names of any Indian artistes, but I love the positive vibe of Indian music. When I do my special downtempo sets, as I once did in Ibiza for example, I play some Indian-influenced songs.”
After his gig in India, Weber and his music partner Ressman will head to Germany and other European destinations, and Panama. Inside the studio, the duo is busy with their EPs and new album. They haven’t cut once since Hello from Planet Earth in 2009.
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