When Nora En Pure stepped up to the carnivalesque decks at Tomorrowland in 2019, the crowd were taken gently by the hand: rather than the buzzsaw Technicolor riffs of mainstream EDM, Nora En Pure opened her set with a lilting, simple piano track, building into a deep house set of pretty melodies, woodwind hooks and warm, low-rumbling bass. The Swiss-South African DJ and producer is known for her emotive style of songwriting — her videos are set on mountains and in woodlands. “I always like to have a strong nature focus, using sounds of wildlife or organic instruments that create a sense of wanderlust while keeping it crisp and tight,” she once said.
Nora En Pure’s reputation has grown massively in the last few years: playing festivals like Ultra Music and Coachella and her residencies at Privilege Ibiza and Marquee Dayclub, but also through her weekly radio show, Purified Radio. Well past her 200th episode now, she plays a variety of deep house, including music by the Enormous Tunes label family.