8/2 – NORMAN JAY – GOOD TIMES – LONDON

Norman Jay makes his debut at Space v’s Prologue at East Village on Saturday 2nd August.

For guestlist : space@alistpr.co.uk / names & emails
Hosting this party shall be Space V’s Prologue

NORMAN JAY
‘GOOD TIMES:LONDON’
AZULI

Norman Jay (Good times London Launch)

Ross Manthorpe (Prologue)
DJ Roo (Renaissance)
Ali Bee VS Marky B (Space)
Jeff-Downton

Norman Jay is arguably one of the finest and most respected deejays in the world, an experienced radio and television broadcaster, MBE holder and, most pertinently to this release, compiler of the celebrated ‘Good Times’ compilation series. The latest in the series focuses on tracks that have a “London sound” whether from Norman’s rare groove origins, the 80s heydays of boogie and house, 90s hip hop or his favourite contemporary artists. Divas Ella Fitzgerald, Chaka Khan and Gloria Jones sit comfortably next to smooth grooves from Steve Park and Love Unlimited, New Jack Swing from Chubb Rock, r’n’b from Eamon and Vivian Green and different takes of jazz by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Maynard Ferguson.

It’s not lightly that Norman Jay is referred to as “The Godfather”; he’s been instrumental in every dance music movement in the UK over the past 30 years. From being a guiding force in bringing disco, house and hip hop to the UK, setting up Kiss FM and helping launch the careers of many of London’s top DJs including Giles Peterson (with who he ran record label Talkin Loud), Judge Jules, Trevor Nelson and Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B, Norman’s influence reaches every facet of modern club culture.

However, it’s the ‘Good Times’ brand that he’s become most synonyms with. Emerging to become the Notting Hill Carnival’s un-official ambassador, Norman Jay’s party has become the dominant attraction at the annual event. Not just constricted to Carnival, ‘Good Times’ has a worldwide appeal with Norman’s regular DJ tours popular in countries such as Australia, USA, China, Japan, SE Asia, South Africa, South America, Russia and the Middle East.
Norman is seen regularly on various network television programmes; featuring prominently in the Channel 4 documentary series ‘Soul Nation’, as a panellist on Newsnight and presenting numerous documentary style music programmes for BBC World Service. He also hosted the highly acclaimed disco series ‘Good Times: The Story of Disco’ in 2003 and the successful funk music series ‘The Funk Factory’ for BBC Radio 2 and ‘Giant 45’ radio show on BBC London.

For guestlist : space@alistpr.co.uk / names & emails

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