DJ to Watch: NURKO
February 6, 2020
February 6, 2020
Blossoming producer Nurko continues to build momentum throughout 2020 with each subsequent release in his catalogue. Hot off the heels of his recent collaboration with Trivecta, ‘You Can Be My Light (feat. Monika Santucci)’ via Ophelia Records, Nurko returns with an enthralling new single, ‘Better Off Lonely (feat. RØRY)’. The single possesses all of the qualities the melodic bass producer has become known for with his enchanting soundscapes. ‘Better Off Lonely (feat RØRY)’ is available now across streaming platforms via Proximity.
Opening with a soothingly beautiful melody, ‘Better Off Lonely (feat RØRY)’ highlights the emotional nature of the vocals before cascading into a hypnotizing melodic bassline. Pulling on the heartstrings of the listener, the lyrics explore the depths of heartbreak and loneliness. The graceful electronic production effortlessly builds into an edgy multifaceted soundscape, showcasing Nurko’s ever-evolving signature sound. The vocals and production harmoniously come together to provide the listener with an all-encompassing audio experience. The four-and-a-half-minute release shines as a thoughtful addition to Nurko’s catalog.
‘The second I heard the chorus of Røry’s demo of “Better off Lonely”, I knew I needed to work with this vocal. The lyrics are very emotional yet catchy and a lot of people can relate to them. I wanted to build a song that matches the same emotion of her vocals, which is why I used her voice as the lead synth in the drop. I imagined the song structure resembling the emotional stages of a recent break up: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. I hope you enjoy this song!’ – Nurko
With a slew of releases and livestream performances under his belt in 2020, Nurko shows no signs of slowing down in the second half of the year. Collaborations with heavy hitters, Adventure Club, ILLENIUM, Dabin and more are slated for the future, alongside an array of solo productions. His livestream sets and unparalleled releases place him at the forefront of the melodic bass genre and have created much anticipation for what’s to come.