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Artists, Deep House, Exclusive, Home, Interviews | INTERVIEW // Nora En Pure is poetry in motion & in music
Posted by mimada on November 23, 2016
Close your eyes and imagine… Warm air on your skin, soft sand between your toes, the sound of waves gently lapping up on the shore, and the most spectacular assortment of red, pink, orange and violet melting together in a firey, captivating sunset in front of you, framed by the silhouettes of swaying palm trees and hibiscus flowers. This is feeling that South African producer Nora En Pure invokes in her listeners with her melodic, serendipitous and yet surprisingly deep house tracks. A part of the Enormous Tunes and Helvetic Nerds labels alongside artists like EDX, Sons of Maria and Croatia Squad, you’d most likely recognize Nora En Pure for her hits such as “Come With Me,” “Saltwater,” and her most recent release,“Tell My Heart” featuring Dani Senior.
What captivates me about Nora’s music, however, is that from an immediate listen, you get a sense that her music truly goes much deeper than a solid beat and an uplifting melody; not something you find often in the popular music scene. Even more so, her aura is effortlessly cool and her success is unwavering regardless of the “female disadvantage” some attribute to the electronic industry. For these reasons, in addition to a sheer admiration for her jams, I was absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to pick Nora’s brain about her and her music in advance of her show at Effex in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For those seeking a getaway ~ be it on the dancefloor, a beach, or even lost in your headphones ~ I recommend purifying your life with Nora En Pure’s beats.
Posted by mimada on October 22, 2015
Hellooooo once again, my fellow music lovers! After a long hiatus of post-graduation soul searching, adventure seeking and couch surfing, I am happy to say I am back in the game and ready to rock your world with all the music that has been rocking mine over the past six months. It’s been a whirlwind adventure for me recently, and the winds have blown my sails all over the map as far as music goes. I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone and started binging on genres such as southern blues, classic soul, grainy 70’s surf rock, Brazilian reggae and even, dare I say, country *gasp*. So, while I typically try to keep these posts limited to recent releases of artists on the rise that need to be heard, you’re going to hear maybe some songs in these genres that aren’t exactly what you normally listen to, but just give them a chance, and if you don’t like it, hit next, because hey – there’s over 20 songs that made it on this month’s list so, plenty to choose from.
Now, let’s get to the jams.
Posted by mimada on September 25, 2014
Next Friday marks the beginning of one of the best, still most underrated music festivals in the business: Austin City Limits. Held outdoors in the state capital’s glorious Zilker Park, ACL marks the end of festival season, offering a lineup that pulls artists both big and small from every corner of the planet. On that note, ACL also does a great job at showcasing the underdogs who traditionally end up scoring top slots in big-name festivals the following year. Now a contender in the two-week festival category, you can expect to hear more great music than you’ll know what to do with over the course of the festival, not to mention you’ll be overwhelmed with tough decisions of overlapping artists. Well, lucky for you we picked out a few of the artists you reaaally shouldn’t miss if you end up making the pilgrimage down south. And for those stuck at home watching the live stream, you can use this to your advantage, too. See which artists made the first cut after the break.
Posted by mimada on August 1, 2014
But in this remix, fellow Brit Sonny Wharton injects the original with a shot of adrenaline, turning it into an whirlwind dancefloor smash. Press play and take flight.
Posted by mimada on July 31, 2014
As I write this, I’ve only listened one time to this brilliant new track from UK heartthrobs, Snakehips, and my fingertips are tingling with excitement. I even just caught myself casually grinning. Preface: summer vibes to the max (because rainbow pastel is the new black, right?). “After I Met U” radiates the Snakehips’ signature style of combining sultry R&B vocals and feelings with an upbeat and addicting retro electronic backing. A style we’ve seen most recently in their kaleidoscopic single “Days With You” featuring songstress Sinead Harnett. This track, which was pulled from Snakehips’s live sets in response to the high demand from fans, showcases Cheri Dennis in a much more exhilarating manner than the original. And to top off what was already another casually perfect song from the cat-loving producing duo, the switch up and throwback at the 2:15 mark will knock you out of your chair. And suddenly I’m feeling compelled to whip out some of ol’ Jenny’s moves…
Posted by mimada on July 28, 2014
After discovering his remix of MØ’s infectious “Don’t Wanna Dance” and consequently being BLOWN AWAY by it, it’s safe to say I was hooked on the Parisian producer, Zimmer. In addition to his collection of both remixes and originals, the self-proclaimed “horizontal disco and feel good house” artist keeps his 45k Soundcloud fans (and growing) at bay by releasing free monthly mixtapes, like any good artist should. This month’s mixtape, as you might have guessed from the title, has a Mediterranean theme to it, which not only means the selected songs transport you right to the white sandy beaches of Croatia or the Greek Isles, but each track has it’s own connection to the southern European region. Press play and take a trip to paradise without having to leave your room ^_^ Tracklist after the break!
Posted by mimada on July 28, 2014
Startup labels seem to be all the rage these days. Thanks to the success of independent outlets such as Soulection and Pilerats, to name a few, off-the-radar artists have hit the internet jackpot. Today’s startup spotlight goes to Rooftops Horizon, a label based out of Paris, the city of love and great music. This compilation features tracks from some of our current favorite producers such as Rusty Hook, salute, and Renz, alongside some new names, JL and Romby. Snatch this free download for some blissful listening this Monday evening. (I’ve had “Gold Rush” on repeat for an hour now)