Norris ‘Da Boss’ Windross, has been actively part of the UK Dance scene for over 20 years, commended for his creative skills as a DJ/ Producer.
Not only resident for some of the biggest, cutting edge, worldwide promotions, his contribution to the music scene has led not only to chart success, but also being at the forefront of several pioneering projects such as the creation of the UKG brand.
His passion for music began from an early age, raised in the club culture with his family running a nightclub from the tender age of 9. listening to DJs, mentally making mixes in his head quickly progressed to an art form and it wasn’t long before he was performing at small parties and community festivals, hosting his own events then introducing Garage to a predominantly Piano/Italian house scene.
His first event ‘Yum Yum’ hosted by himself, Tony Trax, Frankie Bones, Richie Fingers, Smokin Jo and MC GQ was the first taste in the creating a new Vibe & sound in the UK, pitching US House and Garage records up for more energy was not the norm. His presence and dedication saw him reside in the infancy of the UK Garage scene at iconic events such as; The Spreadlove Project, Bagleys, Ministry Of Sound, Aquarium and Mambo in Ibiza led Norris ‘Da Boss’ to become a leading headline act, performing at tours and events worldwide.
In 1994, production entered Norris’s ambition, since which he has been involved in a string of successful tracks, ‘Go Slowly’ his first studio remix, ‘Funky Groove’ ‘Psuedo’s Heartbeat’ with much respected Gavin Face Mills now one half of Copyright & then Right Before My Eyes & Liferide Produced with Grant Nelson followed by the successful launch of his own label ‘W Records, featuring acts such as Rose Windross, MC Creed, Angel 21 and MC Kie. All of his tracks exploded on the UK Garage Scene with ‘Right Before My Eyes’ featuring Kallaghan and MC Neat charting in the nationals and performance’s included ‘Top Of The Pops’. Liferide ‘NNG’ featuring Rose Windross & MC Creed was the follow up & one of the most iconic UKG hits to date.
Seeing the impact of the newly founded UK House & Garage scene and proud of its growth and nation wide acceptance, the first UK House & Garage awards was created to acknowledge the industry. Norris was voted Industry ‘Top DJ’ at the awards.
Norris, knew what had been achieved and felt the UK scene needed its own identity, so the new brand ‘UKG’ was concieved & created along with his partners, MC Creed & Jason Kaye. ‘UKG’ was quickly acknowledged by the industry and the award ceremonies at Hammersmith Apollo and the Brixton Academy crowned the new UK brand with 30 date national tours preceding them.
Norris went on to manage several artists and club establishments, continuing his line of success with Brick Lanes infamous ‘Vibe Bar’ and his management of the ‘Magic House Band’ meant relaxing on his own performances and production schedule for a short time.