Originating in Ontario’s provincial capital of Toronto, Dokter Nomi is a relatively new indie artist on the scene. While he may not yet be a household name, he’s already managed to build up quite a fanbase; boasting over 33,000 followers on Twitter. The Canadian musician specialises in a lively brand of electro-pop, priding himself on writing and performing his own material.
His new single, “Je Ne Sais Pas”, begins with a buoyant electronic beat that bounces merrily into bright and cheery vocals. The lyrics form catchy hooks that utilise a mixture of English and French to draw attention to themselves. The funky melody with which they play out coasts along over a dancy rhythm, loaded with pulsating synth effects. A lighthearted vibe is emphasized through a tongue-in-cheek execution; all adding up to a fun and simple pop anthem that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
You can sample “Je Ne Sais Pas” for yourself on Dokter Nomi’s Soundcloud page, along with several remixes and companion track, “Spell”. The latter offering takes off with a harder beat than the former. The emphasis is placed on the synths and electronic rhythm, as opposed to the melody and lyrics. The vocals are distorted by an auto-tune effect that melds them into the fabric of the music. It’s a lot more technical overall, standing as more of a straight up dance track.
Dokter Nomi’s basic but characterful electro-pop compositions are well suited to the club scene. Their colourful, upbeat nature is ideal for encouraging people out of their seats and onto the dance floor.
“Je Ne Sais Pas” is available for purchase now from iTunes.