May 02, 2017
Catching Up With Nora En Pure
Nora En Pure’s consistent output of quality house tunes shows deservedly earned her a slot at this year’s Coachella. We caught up with her to learn about that experience, dial in on her remix with EDX of “Hear Me Now,” and preview her upcoming music.
What was it like performing at Coachella? What was the overall experience at the festival like for you?
The atmosphere and setting were incredible, and playing at the Yuma Tent was awesome. I took the first weekend off to enjoy the festival and see other acts, which made the experience so great. I was able to see Hans Zimmer perform, which I’ve wanted to for a really long time.
Can you talk about your huge remix of Alok’s “Hear Me Now” with EDX? This one has been crushing the charts! What was it like working with EDX on this remix and how did you choose to approach it?
The original track is very special, and we had both our own ideas for it. We agreed it needed a different club version as there was already Alok's club mix which is not too far from our usual sound so we thought of doing a different sort of club mix that would fit both the pool party vibe and afterhours.
The vocal is really soft and touching and I wanted to underline this feeling with the piano chords in the break. The second part of the drop has this kind of old school spheric sound in it, which at first I wasn't convinced by... but now I feel it's a strong signature of the rework and gives it a special feel. For me it's always tricky to work with someone as you have to be open for other inputs that might be a little different from what you had in mind, but at the same time it's mind opening.
What’s your relationship like with EDX and what do you like about working with him?
We have known each other for many years now, and work together in Zurich as part of the Helvetic Nerds crew. We are in regular contact for touring and artist development topics as he is part of my management.
Another big one from you is your recent remix of Milk & Sugar – “Music Is Moving.” What did you like about the original version and what did you want to achieve with your remix?
I always do some remixes for our label Enormous Tunes. Milk & Sugar are good friends of ours from Germany and I liked the vocals of this track and wanted to try a little more driving, groovy remix for a change.
Are there any upcoming productions or tracks that you’re working on that you can tell us about?
I have just finished my contribution to this year's Enormous Tunes Ibiza nights compilation. It’s a beautiful calm house track that fits to summer nights by the beach. It has relaxing male vocals and some piano chords, but they’re not as prevalent as in other productions. And the next single or EP is more or less in progress ;-)
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