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Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Brooklyn, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Solo Alternative Gospel





Ahead of the fourth installment of the Brownswood Electr*c compilation, we catch up with the artists through a series of questions about themselves. Here we have for you, Norvis Jr. - Giles Peterson Worldwide


In a lot of experimental music, the soul gets lost. In dissonance, irregularity, and instability, sometimes things start to feel more random and less human. It’s a strange thing, since humans are one big mess of mistakes, flaws, and randomness, but making that translate through music isn’t easy. It’s much easier to hit those same chord progressions right on beat, as so many artists before have done and as so many artists will continue to do. Every now and then, an artist figures it out.

There’s a wave of production that’s been building for years now thanks to guys like Flying Lotus and Madlib, and NorvisJr adds to it with a disjointed kind of experimental soul music. It booms and claps like hip-hop but it flickers off-key and off-beat in the best ways, blending in the right amount of melody to hold it all together. It might trigger a few glitches in your brain, but brains should be glitchy, sometimes.

NorvisJr is originally from Dallas and now lives in Brooklyn. He handles all recording, mixing, and production himself. Listen to/download Songs in the Key of Chos vol​.​1 below, and download it for a price of your choice via Bandcamp. - Pigeons and Planes

"NorvisJr’s Electric Love Jones"

Could this be the revival of Neo Soul? Or is this Futuristic Soul? However you choose to define =cømingdøwn=, a new EP recalling the sometimes trippy journey of NorvisJr, nee Nelson-Mandela Khaltim Nance, this bad boy is fresh.

It doesn’t hurt to mention that NorvisJr is also kin to film director Terrence Nance of Oversimplifcation fame. Not only because NorvisJr has a love jones, too, but upon listen you’ll discover that what Terrence did with his experimental take and expansion of the film genre, Nelson does with sound. The result? A soulfully electric homage from Brooklyn. Lighters up. - The Stark Life

"Introducing : NorvisJr"

Discover another indie and bold musician who plays with the limit of the R&B genre and adds a slightly experimental and glitchy touch to it, like a handful of brave musical explorer did for hip-hop in the last century. People like J Dilla and Flying Lotus, who are both listed as influences for Norvis Jr. We keep our ears peeled, just to see how far this young newcomer can take us from here. - Life is a Banana

"New Release: Norvis Jr. – ‘Songs in the Key of Chos, Vol. 1′"

Brooklyn based electro-soul artist Norvis Jr. this week dropped his Songs in the Key of Chos, Vol. 1 project, and it's chockfull of interesting glitchy experimentation. Hearing bits of Nicholas Ryan Gant, Flying Lotus, and Jesse Boykins III in here, along with a whole lot of something else. We like! - Giant Step


Twitchy, glitchy, experimental R&B/soul with a hip-hop kick. Fans of Flying Lotus should dig the new NorvisJr project, Songs in the Key of Chos vol. 1. Read more/download it here. - Pigeons and Planes


Still working on that hot first release.



NorvisJr is an artist of multiple disciplines born and raised in Dallas Texas currently living in Las Vegas Nevada. He’s doing his best to get to know himself through the various things he makes. Over the past 2 years NorvisJr has released 7 EPs and been featured on multiple online publication’s for the EP “songs in the key of chos Vol.1″ including Brownswood (UK), Pigeons and Planes (US) and life is a banana (FR). Currently his plan is squarely focused on bringing a dynamic and unique experience by spreading the space gospel of love and light.

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