Jimpster’s Delusions of Grandeur label is a beacon of quality, deep house music the world over. It’s no wonder a lad such a Norm De Plume as so routinely gravitated towards this high class label…the man exudes refinement at every turn and its exemplified here on his latest, the Squarker EP.

For his latest release entitled the Squarker EP Norm gives us plenty of heat for the dance floor across three brilliant originals.  The title track even manages to make a slap bass line sound good(!) with a healthy dose of dub delays and some deep, epic chords building into the mix.  A crunchy disco groove with live hi-hats and congas keeps things loose and organic whilst remaining fat and punchy.

Flipping over we have Love Me So which works up an 8th note live bass line to great effect, filtering chords adding a nice tension until the point where an off kilter synth sequences joins to add the icing on the cake.

Closing out the EP we have A Stone Thing which takes a more housey approach with classic 909 hats bringing a shuffle feel and layers of chiming chord stabs adding a deeper atmosphere for the warm up or after-hours.

Squarker is out 2/28/20 on Delusions Of Grandeur!




Artist: Norm De Plume
Title: Squarker EP
Label: Delusions Of Grandeur
Release: February 28th, 2020
Format: Vinyl
Catalog: DOG078


– rider
Davey Schacherl
Contributing Editor