Norm de Plume – Castlecrag [Delusions of Grandeur]

Sydney-based Londoner Norm de Plume has long plied his trade as a connoisseur of deep and dubby disco-inspired house. His own Plumage imprint has served as the regular home for his productions, though he’s had contributions and remixes on labels like Kolour LTD and Delusions of Grandeur as well. After serving as the host for Delusions podcast series for some time, Norm arrives with his first full EP on the deep house mainstay.

The title track on his new Castlecrag EP leads the way with an irresistibly groovy percussion section (cowbell included). Pulsing, filtered synths and a fat, rolling bassline serve as the main intrigue. It’s a solid pumper that sits nicely in the sonic landscape of Delusion’s catalogue and Norm’s dubby style. Meanwhile, the B-side hosts the midtempo chugger “Whole In One” and Lyon loverboy Folamour’s uptempo remix of the same track. You can already pre-order the EP on Juno.

We also popped over five quick tasty questions to the producer as well, to get to know the auteur himself a little bit more.

What are your top 5 favourites edits?
First Choice: Let No Man Put Us Under (Ron Hardy Edit)
– Magik Edit Allstars: The Music’s Getting Stronger – (Billy Paul: “Only The Strong Survive”)
– Track Bandits: I Don’t Know If It’s Right – (Evelyn “Champagne” King:  “I Don’t Know If It’s Right”)
– Michael Wycoff: “Looking Up To You” (The Revenge Rework).
– Womack & Womack: “Life’s Just A Ballgame” (D.J.D & Arthur Blackbeard Edit)

If you were in a club in the bathroom for a few minutes and someone
asked you who you are, what would you say?
If I was just a punter I wouldn’t mention I was a DJ just my real name and where I was from. If I was DJ’ing there I’d tell them who I was and that I was playing and to come and check out my set.

What was your worst ever request while playing?
There have been many over the years but I think someone asked for Steps. This would have been late 90s.
Not even a particular song, just “play Steps”. To put it in context I was probably playing something on Mo’Wax at the time….

Who are your 3 house heroes you’d like to invite for dinner?
My boss Jimpster
Theo Parrish

What’s your favourite sandwich?
Mmm…tough one….but has to be a Lobster Roll, Connecticut-style.