Daniela Di Lillo[4] (formerly Niederer,[5] born 20 July 1990),[5] better known by her stage name Nora En Pure, is a Swiss-South African DJ and deep house producer.[6] She first received recognition for her 2013 single "Come With Me". Further popular releases are "Morning Dew", "Lake Arrowhead", and "Tears In Your Eyes." In July 2016, she was invited to put together a two-hour long mix for Pete Tong's radio show: "BBC's Essential Mix".[7]

Nora En Pure
Nora en Pure performing in Singapore, May 2016.
Nora en Pure performing in Singapore, May 2016.
Background information
Birth nameDaniela Di Lillo
Born (1990-07-20) 20 July 1990 (age 33)
Johannesburg, South Africa
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • musician
Years active2001–present
Musical career
  • DAW
  • flute
  • drums
  • piano

Biography edit

Early life edit

Born to a South African mother and a Swiss father in Johannesburg, Di Lillo migrated to Switzerland during her infancy.[8] Raised in a musical environment, she has learned to play musical instruments since childhood.

Before engaging in the electronic music scene, she used to listen to other musical genres including classical music, pop and rock.[9]

Background edit

Being an outdoors enthusiast, Nora En Pure finds most creative inspiration in nature and travels resulting in organic and nature-infused productions and sets. Weaving her influences of South African roots with the love for classical music and soundtracks, tracks often paint a certain scenery combining tribal percussion with traditional Western instrumentation, creating emotional melodies and harmonies with piano, strings, wind instruments and synthesizers.[10]

Being part of the Helvetic Nerds in Switzerland, Nora En Pure has a long year studio and label partnership with Enormous Tunes label owner Christian Hirt. Through the long-term collaboration they developed a characteristic sound that is well recognizable, distinct and sets the electronic act apart from general dance music. Nora En Pure was one of the first artists of her kind of melodic and organic deep house sound when this genre gained popularity. However the productions and live sets always remained unique connecting dots between different and disparate sounds, styles and scenes with ease and in her own raw style setting her apart from the mainstream.[11]

Musical career edit

Her first steps into the global scene she started with the single "Saltwater" which contains elements of "True" by Spandau Ballet, and was included in the 2012 compilation by Buddha Bar.[12] In 2013 the success of "Come With Me" followed, which remained in the Top 100 of Beatport's download list for more than seven months.[13]

She gained international recognition by touring, with appearances at Coachella Festival on the Yuma stage (which hosts the best artists of deep house and techno music), at the Tomorrowland "Daybreak Session" (a 3-hour set on the mainstage of alongside Joris Voorn, Carl Cox and others), or with a whole catalogue of EPs and remixes (for artists such as Faithless, Wretch 32, Klingande, Oliver Heldens, Paul Harris and his side project Dirty Vegas).

Nora plays a deep house radio show on Sirius XM Chill satellite radio every Saturday at 10pm.

In 2017, she released an extended play titled Conquer Yosemite.[14]

Nora En Pure was part of the lineup for the 22nd Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2023.[15]

Discography edit

Awards and nominations edit

International Dance Music Awards edit

Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
2019 Best House Artist (Female) Nora En Pure Won [16]
2020 Won [17]

References edit

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  4. ^ Callwood, Brett (2 January 2020). "Nora En Pure Puts Nature in Her House". SF Weekly. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  5. ^ a b Nora en Pure will remix your EDM stereotypes. Star-Telegram (18 April 2017)
  6. ^ Saxberg, Lynn (2 December 2016). "Nora en Pure: "Stay humble and friendly"". Ottawa Citizen. Archived from the original on 22 March 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  7. ^ Markowitz, Douglas (16 November 2016). "Nora En Pure Recaps a Year of Little Sleep: "I Can't Remember the Last Time I Was Off"". Miami New Times. Archived from the original on 22 March 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
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  10. ^ www.20min.ch, www.20minutes.ch, 20 Minutes, 20 Min. "Une DJ star fascinée par la faune et les BO de films". 20 Minutes (in Swiss French). Retrieved 19 October 2018.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  11. ^ "Here Are 21 Things You Didn't Know About Deep House DJ Nora En Pure". Elite Daily. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Ravin – Buddha-Bar XIV". Discogs. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
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  14. ^ Sia, Matt (30 January 2017). "Nora En Pure releases soothing new EP, 'Conquer Yosemite' – Dancing Astronaut". www.dancingastronaut.com. Archived from the original on 22 March 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  15. ^ "Coachella 2023 Weekend 2 Lineup & Schedule: All the Set Times You Need to Know". Pitchfork. 21 April 2023. Retrieved 26 April 2023.
  16. ^ "WMC: International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) 2019 Winners | Here are the winners for the 33rd Annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMA 2019)! | by Winter Music Conference | Facebook". Archived from the original on 7 June 2020. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  17. ^ "Avicii posthumously wins Best Album award at International Dance Music Awards". 9 April 2020. Archived from the original on 14 June 2020. Retrieved 28 July 2020.