Eminent are on a hunt around the globe to uncover the local scenes of some of our favourite artists. We asked a selection of DJs & producers to pick a top five chart and talk us through their community, to give a glimpse into their origins, in a new feature we’ve named roots.
For our first instalment we invited Nørus (moniker of Felipe Bortoloti), an up-and-coming name from Brazil’s dusty-introspective house and techno scene. He can be found as a highlight on some of the most prominent lo-fi music channels and labels around the globe, with his breakthrough track ‘Make A Move,’ currently sitting just shy of 5 million streams on EELF’s YouTube!
More recently he’s released a five track EP entitled ‘Denise’ on Pets Recordings’s sublabel Step Recordings. It’s a wonderful mixture of different elements, from broken grooves to straight up drum machine patterns, and from dreamy synths to Jazzy melodies. In addition Felipe is working on a new label ‘Matter of Time,’ plus a new project called Abysmal, in order to explore different musical directions as an artist.
Collecting references from his transitory living in different Brazilian cities, his music extends beyond the boundaries of 4×4 beats to surreal, ethereal landscapes and danceable rhythms. In São Paulo, his childhood home base, Nørus is moving forward in the search of his musical inner-self.
1. Adoniran Barbosa – O Trem das Onze
2. Sabotage – A Cultura
3. Racionais MC’s – Jesus Chorou
Racionais MC ‘s, another timeless gem of São Paulo’ s hip hop scene.
4. DJ Marky & XRS – LK Feat. Stamina MC
My idol, DJ Marky! No further words are needed.
One of the most important artists of brazilian electronic music.
5. Gui Boratto – No Turning Back
The producer that influenced me to become a music producer.
Gui boratto’s first two albums were my inspiration on my early days as a producer, and still are.
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