Nomi Ruiz

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Nomi Ruiz
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Nomi Ruiz performing at Brooklyn.
Occupation Singer-songwriter, Musician
Musical career
Genres Disco, House, Dance-Punk, Nu-disco
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2005–present
Labels Park Side Records, DFA Records, Midnight Sun Sound
Website www.nomionline.com

Nomi Ruiz is an American Nu-disco and Hip hop singer from New York City who is most famous for being among the cast of vocalists that contributed to Hercules and Love Affair's debut album. Ruiz has also collaborated with dance music trio The Ones, and is currently a member of the Brooklyn-based trio Jessica 6.

Early life[edit]

Nomi Ruiz was born in 1986 and raised in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York City. She is transgender.[1]

Career[edit]

Nomi Ruiz released her debut album Lost In Lust on her own independent label Park Side Records. The album is a song-oriented downbeat electronic album steeped in the grittier ends of early-'90s hip-hop and R&B production.[2] Since its debut, she had been able to tour with other artists such as Debbie Harry and CocoRosie.[3] She also toured with Antony & The Johnsons and has been part of their "Turning" project.[4]

Nomi Ruiz was featured on the songs "You Belong", "Hercules Theme", and "I'm Telling You" for album Hercules and Love Affair. Pitchfork Media placed "Hercules Theme" at #21 on The 100 Best Tracks of 2008.[5] She toured extensively with the band in support of the album, singing her song contributions as well as those of Antony Hegarty.[6] The Guardian described Ruiz as "boasting the spookily effortless air of a future pop icon."[7]

She formed the group Jessica 6 with Andrew Raposo (of Automato) and Morgan Wiley. The band met in late 2007 after they helped put together the Hercules and Love Affair live show.[8] Jessica 6 released their debut single "Fun Girl" on May 21, 2009, by the label Midnight Sun Sound.[9] Jessica 6 has toured with Amanda Blank and Peaches.[10]

Ruiz collaborated with The Ones on their single "Let's Celebrate" from their upcoming fourth album Blast From the Past.[11] "Let's Celebrate" currently peaked at #9 on the U.S Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs.[12]

Ruiz was featured in the campaign film for the Mugler menswear collection for Spring/Summer 2012 titled "Brothers of Aracadia" along with her band Jessica 6's song "White Horse".[13][14]

Discography[edit]

Title Year Label
Lost in Lust 2005 Park Side Records
Hercules and Love Affair 2008 DFA Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jessica 6 Speaks: An Interview With Nomi Ruiz
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. ((( Nomi > Overview ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
  3. ^ Jessica 6 - Bios jessica6music.com. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
  4. ^ Nomi - Bio nomionline.com. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
  5. ^ (2008-12-15). The 100 Best Tracks of 2008 Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
  6. ^ Zazovsky, Maria (2009). Features - Nomi Ruiz (Hercules and Love Affair) Ponytail Magazine. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
  7. ^ Robinson, Peter (2008-02-23). Groove is in the art The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
  8. ^ Adams, Robyn (2010-03-11). Jessica 6 Interview: SXSW 2010 Spinner. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
  9. ^ Jessica 6 - Fun Girl Discogs. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
  10. ^ Birman, Paul (2009-11-16). Peaches, Amanda Blank & Jessica 6 @ Terminal 5, NYC - pics Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved 2010-04-18.
  11. ^ The Ones are back just in time to save the dancefloor!! AGAIN!! Peace Bisquit. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
  12. ^ "The Ones Music News & Info". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  13. ^ Brillson, Leila (23 June 2011). "Nicola Formichetti’s Transgendered Muse Talks X-Rated ‘Brothers Of Arcadia’ Mugler Video". MTV. MTV Networks. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  14. ^ Cowles, Charlotte (23 June 2011). "Exclusive First Look: Nicola Formichetti’s New Muse, Nomi Ruiz, in V". New York. New York Media Holdings. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 

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