Decoded Sundays presents Noraj Cue : ADE 2015 Special

Noraj Cue is a guy who lives in the north of the Netherlands. Born as Jaron van de Weg. He grew up in a family where music always was around either played by records or by family members on the piano and guitar. At a young age he started with experimenting with making music and used a simple keyboard, as his drumcomputer and the synths. Several times a week, mostly when his parents were out, he gathered some pots and pans, laundry baskets, dustbins. And put them upside down, lined them up and started jamming. Including his fathers guitar on which he broke several strings. But not before he pressed “rec” on his doubledeck tape recorder using 2 cassettes to record over each play.

He was totally hooked on the idea that a single person could make music sound like if more people were playing instruments. At the age of 13 his parents bought his first IBM286 pc with a sequencer based music program called “soundclub”. For many years all sounds stayed between the walls of the bedroom because besides the fun it was mainly just a way to express his feelings, or a way to archive life experiences like a diary can be for a writer. A few programs and years of digging and diving into the history of music in general he started carefully posting productions on music community sites like Acidplanet, Livesets, FOEM etc. and learnt a lot from other musicians. From there he evolved his sound and techniques to the sound it is today. With releases on labels like Manual Music, Connaisseur, Basmati, Rawthentic, Tronic & recently played and charted by artists like Hernan Cattaneo, Sasha, Paul Hazendonk, Dave Clarke, Carlo Lio, Dimitri, Secret Cinema to name a few, this guy is definitely worth checking out.

I’m really excited to bring this mix from one of Amsterdam’s hardest working and humble guys. Noraj Cue has just released a proper album that’s more than just a collection of club tracks neatly packaged up. Each track is a little piece of his soul, and like this mix shows him to be a very versatile and deeply passionate artist.

Tracks

01. Noraj Cue – Blossom
02. Julien Mier – Yesterday’s Downpour
03. Eefje De Visser – Ongeveer
04. Air – La Femme Dargent
05. Polynation – Why You
06. Ulrich Schnauss – Blumenthal
07. Thom Yorke – Analyse
08. Weval – Out Of The Game
09. Nils Frahm – Says
10. Jim Morrison – Bird Of Prey
11. Royksopp – Dead To The World
12. Aphex Twin – Iz Us
13. D’Angelo – The Line
14. Christian Prommer – Strings Of Life
15. Sasha – Coma (Spangled RubDub)
16. Caia – Remembrance
17. Peter Horrevorts – Does It Float
18. Bjork – Come To Me
19. Trentemoller – Moan (Noraj Cue Remix)
20. Noraj Cue – Nightswimming (15+minutes version)
21. Underground Resistance – Transition (acapella)
22. Jam & Spoon – Stella (Mick Luck Extended Retouch)
23. Depeche Mode – Little 15 (Ulrich Schnauss Remix)