Almost ten years after joining NBHAP during its early days, blog veteran Norman Fleischer decided to step down from his leading position, making room for a new team and a new vision of your favourite music media. This is a personal reflection on the changes the project and the music industry went through during the past decade and a friendly invitation to embrace whatever happens next.
With their impending second studio album ‘TILT’ Australian dance sensation Confidence Man aim even higher as if they want to reunite the entire planet via the power of joint dancing. Needless to say, they hit a soft spot with NBHAP head Norman here. To celebrate the release and a shared love for retro-infused dance tunes he phoned up one of the group’s masterminds for more insights as well as a few proper tunes.
Restless artist Jamison Isaak returns with a new Teen Daze record and this time he takes his love for dreamy electronic sounds straight to the dancefloor, delivering an album full of funky grooves and nods to the sound that shaped him as a teenage. On top of our interview he also compiled a pretty epic playlist featuring some of his all-time favourites, so we kindly invite you to join us on one final disco adventure before the year ends.
After exchanging thoughts with various players of the electronic music scene throughout the past year, NBHAP head Norman is stepping into the limelight and actually talks about his own influences, love for electronic music and his freshly released original material under his Burnout Sumner moniker. So yeah, consider this to be a more personal edition than usual.
At the beginning of the Covid-pandemic NBHAP head Norman created a tribute to dance and rave culture which quickly got life of its own. Now, with ten mixtapes out he reflects upon the origins of this personal little project and would like to share it with you as well.
This February iconic French music robots Daft Punk surprisingly announced their break-up with a silent farewell video and like many other electronic music lovers NBHAP head Norman is quite sad to see the duo vanish and decided to pay them tribute with a personal set featuring the brightest tunes of over two decades of groundbreaking sounds along with personal reflections on their impact on him.
In the wake of the current club closings a little throwback into the glory days of dancefloor euphoria feels like a fitting thing to do. For NBHAP head Norman the era of late 80s and early 90s acid house and dance music is a period of time he loves to revisit from time to time. Two mixtapes celebrate the legendary vibe of the era and take the sound into the here and now.
What to do when you are forced to stay on your own most of the time? The ongoing Corona pandemic is forcing us to find new arrangements in our life and sees us facing different levels of stress. How to cope with all that? Remaining calm and sane might be the most crucial aspect here and obviously music can help a lot in achieving that state. NBHAP head Norman is quite an enthusiast when it comes to the exploration of DJ Sets and mixtape on Soundcloud. Right here, he gives insight into some of his recent favourites.