To grow up in Detroit in the 60s and 70s is almost like a rite of passage for most of today’s elder statesmen within the house and techno world. The city has given birth to so many of our scene’s forefathers, many of whom continue to travel the globe spreading the house and techno gospel to a new generation. Norm Talley is one such player… And he drops this week’s superb mix.

Norm has only become widely known outside of his hometown over the last five or so years, thanks to a slew of impressive releases on European labels such as Sushitech, Third Ear, Landed and Rue De Plaisance among others. However, his history runs far far deeper than just the last few years. Norm grew up on a diet of jazz, disco and progressive.

It wasn’t long before his musical addiction evolved into DJing, though his early set up was very basic comprised one turntable, an eight-track player, a receiver and some speakers. As time went on he got hold of better equipment, began DJing for friends and progressed into becoming a prolific performer – recording many of his sets and resulting in a collection of mixtapes and mix CDs totaling over 1,000.

And Deep House London are the latest recipients of a mix from the superlative selector. Make sure you check it out below, it’s a special one indeed.

Don’t forget you can win Norm’s latest release (a special 10″ yellow vinyl) along with three other great records and FOUR tickets to One Illusion’s Barcelona party next week in our competition – more info here:

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Marcus Barnes is a renowned music journalist based in London. As well as manning the good ship Deep House London he contributes to Mixmag, The Independent, Resident Advisor, i-D and many more music outlets.

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