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REVIEW: Nora En Pure - Lake Arrowhead EP out on Enormous Tunes

Following the release of her widely acclaimed ‘Morning Dew’ EP in December last year, Deep House and Indie Dance music sensation, Nora En Pure, is back with another captivating 3-track EP, ‘Lake Arrowhead’ – out now via Enormous Tunes.

The EP’s leading number, ‘Lake Arrowhead’ a is mesmerising cut brimming with all the elements Nora En Pure fans have come to know and love. Blending exotic flutes and horns, nature samples and her signature intricate piano chords, this delicate creation is pushed along by an uplifting deep house beat. Testing the track in her live and radio sets over the past month, reactions have been exceptional and have left fans desperate to know the track’s ID. The second offering of the EP is a collaboration with her label mates Sons Of Maria. ‘Sleeping In My Bed’ is a raw house number, which exudes an atmosphere of melancholy with its darker beat and down-pitched vocal. Working their sounds together in perfect harmony, the track incorporates spacy synths and Nora’s signature piano and flute chords. The final track of the EP, ‘Zambia’, is an up-tempo cut, inspired by the African wilderness. Emanating an adventurous and playful tone from the outset, the track embodies a pumping bassline and a variation of synths, percussion and animal noises. This EP once again goes to show Nora’s versatility as a producer, and proves exactly why she is regarded as one of dance music’s leading ladies.

Spending the first three months of 2016 juggling her relentless tour schedule with hours on end in the studio, Nora En Pure has started the year off on a triumphant note. Taking her sought-after sound to locations all over the world, Nora has already played at a wide range of locations scattered across the globe this year, including a 15-show North American Tour with label mates EDX, Croatia Squad and Antonio Giacca, a mini South African Tour, and eight different shows during Miami Music Week. Gearing up for a busy string of summer shows including sets in Egypt, Japan, Singapore, Bali, Brazil, Denmark and the US, to name but a few, Nora En Pure continues on her quest towards international superstardom.

29th April – Egg – London, England
30th April – Replay Festival – Herentals, Belgium
1st May – Fairmont Heliopolis – Cairo, Egypt
3rd May – Rooftop Bar OO – Osaka, Japan
4th May – Hilton Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan
5th May – Ce La Vie – Singapore, Singapore
6th May – Kudeta – Bali, Indonesia
19th May – Zefside – Copenhagen, Denmark
20th May – Plaza Klub – Zurich, Switzerland
25th May – Dot Club – Curitiba, Brazil
28th May – Anzu Club – Sao Paulo, Brazil
28th May – Chateau – Campos Do Jordão, Brazil

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Piano and xylophone Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Vintage Synths and cinematic strings[/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Lake Arrowhead EP[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Lake Arrowhead EP contains 3 very beautiful tracks. Lake Arrowhead is characterised from the melancholic piano melody that once you hear it you feel that you memorized it instantly. Zambia applies the distorted synthy sound used in quite many tracks lately but she manage to turn this vintage sound into something very personal and unique. Groovy and danceable  tech house smasher that will bring smiles on the festival arenas.Nora En Pure & Sons of Maria - Sleeping in My Bed is very melodic tech house with nu disco elements combined with electronic themes and vintage synths while in the breakdown romantic piano melody is combined with pitched up vocal samples that seems to work perfectly to turn his beauty into a magnificent danceable and relaxing production. Love It [/content]

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