DJ Di'jital

DJ Di'jital

Real Name:
Lamont Norwood
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The open-minded attitude of understanding the World of Jazz, Soul, Funk, Disco and even Hip Hop makes much easier to figure out what may have caused the emergency of the Detroit Techno and Electro scene. This is the case of Lamont Norwood, also known as DJ Di'jital, who grew up with all these groove influences.

Of course, it was the sounds of Kraftwerk in a first moment, and after that the Street Dance culture that guided him – mainly with the Electro-Funk classics of the beginning of the eighties. Fascinated, Norwood was caught by a whole movement that started with the Funk culture, but which roots lies miles ahead. Largely influenced by the street sounds of Afrika Bambaata, Newcleus and Cybotron that swirled into his mind during the eighties, Lamont decided to stretch to the boundaries and started a deep journey of musical researches.

His DJ story begun even before the acquaintance of the turntables at the beginning of the nineties: he started with double tape decks at a parent’s house with very limited options. But the natural mixing skills and the density of his musical background took him far beyond his dreams: about more than ten years ago, he became a professional DJ, even if his professional highlight was yet to come.

Before the so called professional ascension, he played tons of House parties as a Cabaret DJ. To be really integrated on the scene, it was just a question of time. He quickly shifted behind the decks and became part of the most important professionals behind the electro scene from the nineties. His melting pot of electro funk, techno, booty and ghetto tech elements with scratching skills created a very unique ambiance which DJ Di'jital drove the crowds wherever he wanted to.

In 1996, Lamont Norwood integrated the brilliant Aux 88 as their DJ and had the pleasure to experience live shows with them for years. At the same year of 1996, he released his first track, “Radar2Bass” which, according to his statements, was meant to be a “Sinister Techno Bass”. It appeared on the “Xperience De Bass II” EP by Direct Beat, the same label through where he released his first single: “Prototype”, a kind of definition for his sound, a free sound that was made to be included on the open-minded DJ’s repertories, which were really free to do whatever they wanted. He also released several other productions, remixes and a couple of CDs through Direct Beat records, one of the most important labels of the electro scene.

Essentially versatile in the music scene, DJ Di'jital built a real solid foundation as a world class DJ all these years. His repertories, which are an amazing combination of electro classics with the more contemporaries, should not be missed. He is presently recording for Underground Resistance.

-- Written by Alain Patrick, for d-edge.com.br –-
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DJ Di'jital Discography

Singles & EPs

DJ Dijital* Prototype Direct Beat US 1996 Sell This Version
DJ Di'jital Journey Of Eternal Bass Direct Beat US 1997 Sell This Version
DJ Dijital* Transmit The Planet Direct Beat US 1997 Sell This Version
Di'jital* Automatic Activity Direct Beat US 1998 Sell This Version
Di'jital* 360° Degrees Direct Beat US 1999 Sell This Version
DB4W-040 Di'jital* The Mind Of The Master(12") Direct Beat DB4W-040 US 1999 Sell This Version
DJ Dijital* Dijital's Revenge Twilight 76 Records US 2002 Sell This Version
Autobot-1000 vs. DJ Dijital* Autobot-1000 vs. DJ Dijital* - Bass Programmers EP (EP) Twilight 76 Records US 2002 Sell This Version
DJ Di'jital / DJ Maaco DJ Di'jital / DJ Maaco - Alien Revolution Di'jital Axcess US 2012 Sell This Version
Zero1-004 Will Web / DJ Di'jital Will Web / DJ Di'jital - The Zombie Summer EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Zero One Music Zero1-004 US 2012
DJ Dijital* The Mind Of The Master II - Clone EP (EP) Di'jital Axcess US 2013 Sell This Version
DJ Di'jital Alien II: Abduction (EP) Di'jital Axcess US 2015 Sell This Version
LTS02 DJ Di'jital Traditions 02(12") Libertine Records (5) LTS02 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

CSR CD 5035 HMC* vs. DJ Dijital* HMC* vs. DJ Dijital* - DJs In The Mix(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Central Station CSR CD 5035 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
DBCD-6040 DJ Di'jital Techno Bass 2 - The Prototype Mix(CD, Comp, Mixed) Direct Beat DBCD-6040 US 1999 Sell This Version
none DJ Di'jital Freaky Tales 2000(CDr, Mixed, Comp, Promo) Not On Label (DJ Di'jital) none US 2000 Sell This Version
none DJ Di'jital Dark Rider: An Icon Reborn(CDr, Album, Mixed) Di'jital Axcess none US 2014 Sell This Version
STJ 168 DJ Di'jital Secret Thirteen Mix 168(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Secret Thirteen Journal STJ 168 Lithuania 2015
none DJ Di'jital DJ Dijital's Freaky Tales II (Clean Version)(Cass, Mixed, Comp) Not On Label (DJ Di'jital) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none DJ Di'jital DJ Dijital's Freaky Tales II(Cass, Mixed, Comp) Not On Label (DJ Di'jital) none US Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

TLO-001 DJ Dijital* The Prototype(9xFile, MP3, 320) Twilight 76 Records TLO-001 US 2006
TLO-017 DJ Di'jital DJ Di'jital's Electro Tools Vol. 1(7xFile, MP3, 320) Twilight 76 Records TLO-017 US 2010
DA-001 DJ Dijital* Prototype(4xFile, MP3, 320) Di'jital Axcess DA-001 US 2012
DA005 Di'jital* Chronicles Of The SP-12(4xFile, MP3, 320) Di'jital Axcess DA005 US 2013
DA 004 DJ Di'jital Synechno(4xFile, MP3, 320) Di'jital Axcess DA 004 US 2014