Swiss DJ, filmmaker and producer, Pablo Nouvelle is gearing up to release his new album Wired on Armada this Friday. Drawing on a wide variety of influences, we asked Nouvelle to shares 10 of his that helped make the LP.
Nouvelle dives into tracks from across the musical spectrum, taking tunes from Anderson .Paak, Bonobo, SBTRKT, Tim Maia and RY X all for his influences on the LP.
Pablo Nouvelle’s Wired will be released this Friday, March 16 via Armada. Check out his latest single “Sunshine In Stereo” as you smash that pre-order button.
Bonobo feat. Innov Gnawa - Bambro Koyo Ganda
Bonobo has probably been my greatest hero for more then a decade now. His effortless productions are the perfect example of how it is possible to make captivating instrumental music just by giving enough love to every detail. His music is a multitude of landscapes.
SBTRKT - Wildfire
Old but gold. This song was the beginning of a new era. I remember how exciting pop music suddenly became in 2011 with acts like SBTRKT, Sampha, Jessie Ware and many more.
Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx - I'll Take Care Of
Jamie xx somehow managed to remix and work with all those huge heroes from Adele, to Gil Scott-Heron and Radiohead but still leaving his mark on all of those songs, creating a new genre. I already thought the XX were amazing, but his solo stuff, even if I listen to it now, it’s genius.
RY X - Salt
Being sensitiv is the new gangsta. And RY X is the boss of it all. Not only with his solo project but also with his other groups, especially the Acid. Their minimalistic album is absolutely fantastic. What an attitude.
Lianne La Havas – They Could be Wrong
Lianne la Havas is so much of an inspiration I started making music as Pablo Nouvelle by sampling her music. There are musical souls and voices beyond verbal explanation. Jorja Smith is one of them too.
Tim Maia – Que Beleza
Sometimes I feel like proper soul music is the just the most pure thing there is (next to freshly squeezed orange juice). Why bother with all this electronic stuff and not just get back to the roots. Que Beleza of Tim Maia is a good reminder for my yet to be founded soul super group.
SOHN - Tempest
Just kidding. I love smart and emotional electronic music like SOHN's. He has been a huge inspiration with his warm and organic arpeggio synthesizers, but also with his incredible voice and the way he plays with effects.
John Frusciante – The Past Recedes
Genres don’t matter. An artist like John Frusciante who sits between pure genius and madness fascinates me. In my teens there were months I didn’t listen to anything else but his solo albums which were all little universe themselves. The Will To Death, Curtains, The Emptiness Inside - a joy to have a 10 min noise track next to the perfect 3 minuntes and 15 seconds pop song.
Anderson .Paak – Come Down
In my eyes, Anderson .Paak is maybe the most interesting artist of our time.
Nils Frahm - Says
It’s his way of playing the keys, quiet and intimate but with a techno mindset. Endless evolving patterns. Hypnotic and fragile.