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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Singles & EPs

DJ Di'jital - Prototype album art DJ Dijital* Prototype Direct Beat US 1996 Sell This Version
DJ Di'jital - Journey Of Eternal Bass album art DJ Di'jital Journey Of Eternal Bass Direct Beat US 1997 Sell This Version
DJ Di'jital - Transmit The Planet album art DJ Dijital* Transmit The Planet Direct Beat US 1997 Sell This Version
DJ Di'jital - Automatic Activity album art Di'jital* Automatic Activity Direct Beat US 1998 Sell This Version
DJ Di'jital - 360° Degrees album art Di'jital* 360° Degrees Direct Beat US 1999 Sell This Version
DB4W-040 DJ Di'jital - The Mind Of The Master album art Di'jital* The Mind Of The Master(12") Direct Beat DB4W-040 US 1999 Sell This Version
DJ Di'jital - Dijital's Revenge album art DJ Dijital* Dijital's Revenge Twilight 76 Records US 2002 Sell This Version
DJ Di'jital - Bass Programmers EP album art 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 - Alien Revolution album art DJ Di'jital / DJ Maaco DJ Di'jital / DJ Maaco - Alien Revolution Di'jital Axcess US 2012 Sell This Version
Zero1-004 DJ Di'jital - The Zombie Summer EP album art 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 Di'jital - The Mind Of The Master II - Clone EP album art 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 album art DJ Di'jital Alien II: Abduction (EP) Di'jital Axcess US 2015 Sell This Version
LTS02 DJ Di'jital - Traditions 02 album art DJ Di'jital Traditions 02(12") Libertine Records (5) LTS02 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
DA009 DJ Di'jital - Detroit 2 Miami album art DJ Di'jital V Will Web DJ Di'jital V Will Web - Detroit 2 Miami(12", Ltd, Mar) Di'jital Axcess DA009 US 2017 Sell This Version
RMCE004.1 DJ Di'jital - Final Frontier Of Electro  album art DJ Di'jital Final Frontier Of Electro (12", EP) Rawax RMCE004.1 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
RMCE004.2 DJ Di'jital - Sound Wave Killer EP  album art DJ DI'JITAL Sound Wave Killer EP (12") Rawax Motor City Edition RMCE004.2 Germany 2018 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

CSR CD 5035 DJ Di'jital - DJs In The Mix album art HMC* vs DJ Dijital* HMC* vs DJ Dijital* - DJs In The Mix(2xCD, Mixed) Central Station CSR CD 5035 Australia & New Zealand 1997 Sell This Version
DBCD-6040 DJ Di'jital - Techno Bass 2 - The Prototype Mix album art 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 album art DJ Di'jital Freaky Tales 2000(CDr, Comp, Mixed, Promo) Not On Label (DJ Di'jital) none US 2000 Sell This Version
none DJ Di'jital - Detroit Rider: An Icon Reborn album art DJ Di'jital Detroit 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 album art DJ Di'jital Secret Thirteen Mix 168(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Secret Thirteen Journal STJ 168 Lithuania 2015
DJ Di'jital - DJ Dijital's Freaky Tales II album art DJ Di'jital DJ Dijital's Freaky Tales II (Comp) Not On Label (DJ Di'jital) US Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

TLO-001 DJ Di'jital - The Prototype album art 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 album art DJ Di'jital DJ Di'jital's Electro Tools Vol. 1(7xFile, MP3, 320) Twilight 76 Records TLO-017 US 2010
DA-001 DJ Di'jital - Prototype album art DJ Dijital* Prototype(4xFile, MP3, 320) Di'jital Axcess DA-001 US 2012