Classically trained as a youngster, Norm De Plume started DJ’ing in 1996, just before attending Bretton Hall arts college in the north of England to study his BA (Hons) in popular music. The unique and progressive approach to teaching and the freedom to the explore sample based music and DJ culture was the building block for his career and remains a huge influence.
Norm started out playing funk and hip hop and learning turntablism whilst he was at college. He moved to London to DJ and work in the music industry in 2001 and started to delve deep into the capital’s deep house & disco scenes, two genres he settled on and stuck with. He played deep, underground & disco house in the UK’s capital for the following 16 years. He cites his biggest influences as Ron Hardy, Theo Parrish and Sound Stream.
He’s worked for Jimpster’s Freerange Records and Delusions of Grandeur labels since 2003, producing and presenting the Delusions Of Grandeur podcast for 6 years. In 2010 he launched his own vinyl-only imprint Plumage. He’s released solo EPs on Kolour Ltd, Delusions Of Grandeur, Black Riot, Better Listen & Plumage and has remixed Tornado Wallace & Ben La Desh amongst others. His music has found global support from many DJs, producers and radio hosts. He’s a regular at the Delusions Of Grandeur label parties in London & his international touring has taken him across northern Europe, to South America and Australasia.
Norm relocated to Sydney in 2017 and hosts the audiophile sound dance party: Analogue Discogue at East Sydney Community & Arts Centre & other venues around the city. With a substantial record collection & playing mostly vinyl where possible his club sound is a mixture of deep, filtered dubby & underground house, disco edits and original disco 12s. His new Plumage Radio Show which he started during Sydney’s extended Covid lockdown of 2021 is a monthly podcast dedicated to showcasing new and pre- release deep and underground house of the highest quality.