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Toowong, Queensland, Australia

Toowong, Queensland, Australia
Band EDM Hip Hop


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3rd Time Lucky (12", EP)
Nod Navigators, Kindred Spirits, 2009



Dave Norris (Dizz1)

“Known for his “feel”… Whether it’s scratching, drumming or programming those sideways beats… Dizz1 has a keen ear for that pocket sound.”

Sydney based turntablist and producer Dizz1 has been involved in the music industry for over 10 years, both here and abroad, including 2 years in Japan.

Starting off as a DJ he has worked and performed alongside the world’s best such as Grand Master Flash, Jam Master Jay (RIP), Jazzy Jay, D Styles, A-Trak, Plus One, Melo D and JRocc (Beat Junkies) plus many more. One major highlight in his career thus far included being invited by DJ Q-Bert to his hotel room for a 4 hour long 1 on 1 scratch jam.

Whilst touring with Roni Size and seeing his drummer perform he was inspired enough to buy an electronic drum set and form dB Chills along with Mike (Alex Lloyd’s bassist) and Rephrase. Their debut album ‘Broke N Sound’ was released in 2000 and saw them hit the road performing at events including Meredith Festival, Falls Festival, Field Day 2001 and appearing on Channel V.

In 2003 he became the drummer for Nubreed the highly respected Breaks act from Melbourne and toured to every major city in Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand. Then in 2004 he broke his neck ending up temporarily paralyzed with a titanium plate fusing the C4, 5 and 6 together and putting him out of action for a while.

During this rehabilitation period he began working in the studio developing tracks and expanding on his musical knowledge. Once full recovery was made he hit the road playing across the globe and continuing to fine tune his production skills.

Presently Dizz1 has been blowing up all over the place. From playing at Sonar 2010, attending the Red Bull Music Academy in Spain and getting air play from Giles Peterson, Mary Anne Hobbs and Benji B on BBC Radio through to performing alongside the likes of De La Soul, Mos Def, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, Benga, The Bug, Starkey, Stereotyp, N-Type and Loefah as well as having his track ‘Konotakosuke Yaro’ feature on the highly anticipated Beat Dimensions 2 compilation on Rush Hour.

He has collaborated in the studio with Om'Mas Keith (Sa-Ra Creative Partners), Mark Pritchard (Harmonic 313) and Steve Spacek (Africa Hitech) and Stereotyp (Crunchtime Records) as well as forming a new live project with DJ Dexter called ‘Curse The Machines’.

In November 2009 Dizz1’s debut EP ‘3rd Time Lucky’ was released through the highly renowned Dutch label Kindred Spirits as part of their ‘Nod Navigators’ series.

With a his debut solo album due to drop early 2011 keep an eye out for this man from the land down under!