Norman James aka D Jay Mint
Norman James has been at the forefront of house music since the age of 16. Quadrant Park Liverpool, alongside The Manhattans, Bowlers and Angels who shaped his eclectic diet for original 90s house music. His diet soon evolved as music does and he became more involved in the upcoming trance scene in 1997, motivated mainly by Cream Gatecrasher and Paul Oakenfold.
After being mainly focused on what works with the times, Norman decided to change the core of his musical centre. Seeing what the Defected label was doing with U.S. funk house, he moved his focus into funky and then electro house music.
Deciding to aim for higher heights, he brought his talents to Thailand in 2004. He started making a huge impression in Koh Samui at Mint Bar and in Koh Pha Ngan’s Full Moon Party with his funky house style.
Since then, Norman has played at Bed Supperclub, QBar, Narcissus, Lucifer, Insomnia Pattaya, Bay Radio 103, and headlined as DJ for the Beer Bar Association at the Full Moon Party in Koh Larn, Pattaya and many more.
Taking it to the next level, he opened his own bar in the island of Samui. When it closed down due the economic climate, Norman made it back to one of the top nightspots in Koh Samui, Mint Bar. This achievement was greatly received by young music goers and Mint became a huge success and the place to be in town.
At a certain point, he moved back to the UK where he started producing and was signed up with House Rox Records with his song Day J Mint - I Like Saxy, Disco Shit and Prae, with several more raw tracks available to buy at www.djaymint.com.
Having been in the industry for many years, Norman can play at almost any venue and cater to the music needed. His music is a mix of Vocal House, Nu Disco, Indie, Dance, and Groove Funk Jackin’ House. These incorporate the 80s and 90s and bring together legendary influences which not only make people dance and have a good time, but also keep the spirit of real House music alive.