::Nenor – Shock Talk::
Nenor is the alias of Tel-Aviv producer and DJ Ronen Sabo (aka Sabbo). His debut EP I Love You was signed to the iconic house label Strictly Rhythm , which included remixes by Andres and Luke Solomon, followed by a second release on Moodymann s legendary Mahogani Music , with many more releases to follow on Detroit Swindles Heist Recordings, Defected, Sol Power , Whiskey Disco, TAU, Partyfine and his own label – Nenorion, which serves as his personal incubator for the funky underground sounds of Tel Aviv.
Nenor grew up surrounded by music. Being close to his father who was a DJ and record shop owner, and his uncle who was a renowned audio engineer, Nenor was always absorbing key skills and musical experiences related to sound engineering, recording and making multi-track tapes. As a teenager, Nenor picked up guitar and bass and was quick to discover his own musical taste, developing an interest in funk, soul and jazz.
By the mid-nineties, as one of the only ones in Israel with an MPC, he began to use his sampler to form his own take on funk and disco. Nenor started the only disco and funk event in Tel Aviv with friend and colleague Eyal Rob. They continue to produce and DJ today, also known as “Rabo & Snob.”
In his early 20s, he moved briefly to Jamaica where he stayed for nearly a year recording original reggae and dancehall material with local Jamaican talents, and the legendary Marley brothers.
Upon his return to Israel from Jamaica, he went on to work on various award-winning albums with local artists, and to this day is sought after for his signature blend of raw, funky yet futuristic sound production.
A truly diverse artist in style and experience, very few DJs / Producers can claim similar credentials as Nenor. With an ear for a wide range of musical genres, and 3 Israeli Grammy-equivalents under his belt, hes worked with everyone from Stephen Marley to Diplo, and of course, underground dance music masters. Organic and soulful, Nenors playful productions utilize a vast, coveted collection of vintage samplers, synths and other gear oddities, blending samples and tech with live instrumentation in his ongoing sonic explorations..
As a DJ for over 20 years, he has held a ten-year residency at the legendary Radio EPGB in Tel Aviv, a monthly Teder.fm show, and he has played around the world including a special Boiler Room set in London which featured 100%% original tracks.