We’ve had a few moments to dig in to DJ NoMis’ music and pick his brain about his influences and overall reasons for creating music, but we felt as if NeuFutur readers were missing pieces of the performer’s back story. This larticle begins in 2016, when DJ NoMis took the initiative to create music and established his company, 2020 Sound. In the years since, DJ NoMis has continually refined and evolved his sound.
The one thing that has been consistent in these following months has been DJ NoMis’ quality. Listeners were regularly introduced in 2017 to a variety of tracks that used additional talent (Loving On You, which featured Danielle Marie, Dream of Life, which featured Jon Thomas, and even Other Minds, which featured Shoshana Mazer). The gradual shift away from the features indicates (at least to us) a greater overall confidence for the performer. The arrangements released in 2018 indicate this; songs like NoMis’ When We Were Young cover and his latest single, Entourage provide fans with a much deeper appreciation of the artists. I feel that each period is important for fans to focus on, as it does provide a window to understand what is precisely going on with DJ NoMis while keeping listeners’ heads nodding from the beginning to the end of each cut.
Check out our previous coverage of DJ NoMis’ stuff, including the aforementioned interview and our review of his release On Track. For additional news and updates from DJ NoMis, make it a point to add his social media profiles. We made a point to add his Soundcloud to the mix of our regular visits as there are a number of tracks there with the body of work continually being updated. Let us know below the story what you think of singles like Entourage, On Track, or Found A Way.
The “Back To You” EP is coming out on February 23. 2018. Below is the track list:
1. Hide & Seek
2. Back To You (feat. Danielle Marie & Ari Lauchenaur)
3. The Day We Meet (feat. Danny Kornblum & Geriel)
4. Loving On You (feat. Danielle Marie)
5. On Track
6. Best One of All (feat. Dan Kee)
8. Feel It Again (feat. Dan Kee)
DJ NoMis Feature / Soundcloud / Instagram
On Freedom, Monique Barry is able to create a haunting blend of goth and new age music. A guitar line provides a bit of darker, grittier sound to an effort that is already emotionally intense. The production on this single is fantastic, allowing each constituent element the ability to shine alone while contributing to a very cohesive output. Barry’s vocals pull double duty here in that they provide listeners with a narration while interlacing themselves with the instrumental arrangements. Chilling, ethereal, and affecting, Barry is able to make a track in Freedom that will stick around with listeners long after the song ceases to play.
Monique Barry – Freedom / 2017 Self Released / http://moniquebarry.com/
You have just released a new single, Alpha. It’s in Kannada; why did you choose this over other languages?
At the outset, it’s great to be talking to you again and thank you for showing interest in the film “Alpha” and the associated single “Kolegara” (The Killer). Kannada is a classical Indian language spoken widely in the southern state of Karnataka, the state I belong to. Many of your readers would be aware of the multi-lingual, multi-cultural ethos prevalent in India since times immemorial. This language stands as testimony to such rich and seemingly infinite legacy. The film “Alpha”, which is about the alpha state of sleep and certain experiences in that state that shape up the protagonist’s life, is scripted in Kannada, naturally alluding to the language for the song. So, as they say, a film chooses its crew, it also chooses the language I guess. Continue reading “Sitting down with World Void Web”
Today, we are speaking with guitarist-singer Randy Ludwig, of LA’s pop act Dizzy Box Nine. Can you give us a little background information about yourself? How did you get into music? Continue reading “Dizzy Box Nine Interview”
Raiden’s “Always Find You” is given an otherworldly sound with the presence of YURI (Girls’ Generation). On this track, YURI’s vocals do more than tell a story – they work with the lush arrangements of RAIDEN to make a wholly engrossing effort. Always Find You ebbs and flows before shifting into a chorus that will take listeners by their lapels and refuse to let them go. Whether it be EDM, trap, or modern pop music, there is something for everyone to like during this single. We’ll be blasting this single throughout early spring here at NeuFutur.
Raiden & Yuri (Girls’ Generation) “Always Find You”
As frontman for The Legendary Shack Shakers, J.D. Wilkes has been one of the loudest and earliest voices in the Bluegrass/Americana revival going back two decades now. And while it finally seems the rest of the music world is catching up with him, he pivots slightly on his impressive and impressively experimental solo debut. Continue reading “J.D. Wilkes – Fire Dream (CD)”
IBRU’s “My Life” is a fantastic track. The rich vocals laid down by IBRU will tantalize while the lyrical content will be appreciated by anyone that has had difficulty in their lives. The blend of luscious vocals and an on-point instrumentation makes this a must-play for any independent or reggae radio station. There is an honest sound to IBRU’s work here that lifts up the traditional standards of the reggae style while making something that will resound loudly with any fans of current and contemporary music. We’re excited to hear more from IBRU in 2018; My Life’s below the jump. Continue reading “IBRU “My Life””
The Gray Vines’ “See Me” is an intense rock track that will tattoo its rhythms deep into the minds of listeners. There is a brooding, deep emotionality to this single that calls back to performers like The Dead Kennedys and Black Flag. The guitar work builds off of The Cramps and early (1,039-era) Green Day; the punky hard rock of the band is distinct while touching upon some of the 20th century’s greatest performers. The production of See Me allows each element ample opportunity to shine alone or as contributing to a greater hole. Check out the single below.
The Gray Vines “See Me” / http://www.thegrayvines.com/
Noochie “Confidence” features Rich Homie Quan, beginning with a haunting production and quickly follows that up with a flow that is intricate while adding considerably to the overall harmony of the effort. Rich Homie Quan’s chorus is infectious as all get out, providing the perfect counterpoint to the unique take laid down by Noochie. The track is able to tell a story while hitting listeners over their heads with intricate lyrics and an immaculate production. Noochie has a hit on his hands, a single that will stand up to repeat plays on any rap station that picks the cut up.
Noochie “Confidence” ft. Rich Homie Quan