Nora En Pure

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Nora En Pure
Daniela Niederer

Johannesburg, South Africa
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • musician
Years active2009–present
Home townZurich, Switzerland
Musical career

Daniela Niederer (born 1990),[4] better known by her stage name Nora En Pure, is a South African-Swiss DJ and deep house producer.[5] 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".[6]

Early life[edit]

Born to a South African mother and a Swiss father in Johannesburg, Niederer migrated to Switzerland during her infancy.[7] Raised in a musical environment, she learned to play musical instruments at childhood.

Before engaging in the electronic music scene, she used to listen to other musical genres including classical music, pop and rock.[8]


She first found creative inspiration, weaving her influences of South African roots in combining an exotic setting accompanied by tribal percussion sounds and a melody composed by classical instrumentation, either by wind instruments and piano chords and harmonious synthesizers often integrating organic nature sounds.[9]

EDM states she got in touch with electronic music when she met some friends who had their own studios - that was around 2008. Having travelled a lot in her life, Nora En Pure music should create a sort of wanderlust. Being part of the Helvetic Nerds in Switzerland and the main force of the Enormous Tunes label, her tracks as well as the label's releases have developed a characteristic sound, that is well recognizable. Nora En Pure was one of the first artists of her kind of melodic deep house sound. Instead of following the trend towards the more commercial vocal melodic house, 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.[10]

Musical career[edit]

Nora en Pure performing in Singapore, May 2016

Her first steps into the global scene she started with the success of "Come With Me", which remained in the Top 100 of Beatport's download list for more than seven months.[11] The single "Saltwater" which contains elements of "True" by Spandau Ballet, was included in the 2012 compilation by Buddha Bar.[12]

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).

In 2017, she released an extended play titled "Conquer Yosemite".[13]



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  4. ^ Nora en Pure will remix your EDM stereotypes Star-Telegram (April 18, 2017)
  5. ^ Saxberg, Lynn (2016-12-02). "Nora en Pure: "Stay humble and friendly"". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  6. ^ Markowitz, Douglas (2016-11-16). "Nora En Pure Recaps a Year of Little Sleep: "I Can't Remember the Last Time I Was Off"". Miami New Times. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  7. ^ "NORA EN PURE". RedMilk. 2014-10-20. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  8. ^ "Nora En Pure - touring is exciting but also takes quite some energy - Decoded Magazine". Decoded Magazine. 2015-03-05. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  9. ^,, 20 Minutes, 20 Min,. "Une DJ star fascinée par la faune et les BO de films". 20 Minutes (in French). Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  10. ^ "Here Are 21 Things You Didn't Know About Deep House DJ Nora En Pure". Elite Daily. 2016-04-29. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  11. ^ "Nora En Pure - Biográfiák -". Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  12. ^ "Ravin - Buddha-Bar XIV". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  13. ^ Sia, Matt (30 January 2017). "Nora En Pure releases soothing new EP, 'Conquer Yosemite' - Dancing Astronaut". Retrieved 2017-03-21.