Pure Blog

Tune in to our take on all things radio, music and lifestyle.

We’ve decided to let you behind the scenes at Pure as we lift the lid on the innovative design of our first smart speaker, DiscovR. Dave Newton, Global Concept Manager, details the story behind the design process.

We know the importance of convenience, so when speaking to Alexa isn’t practical, Quick Corners lets you pre-set up to four commands and quickly launch them with a simple tap. Here are five hugely useful ways of personalising your smart speaker experience to make the most of this unique feature.

Even in the streaming era, radio airplay remains a vital tool for an artist aiming to break into the mainstream or maintain their place at the top of your charts. Ahead of National Album Day on 12th October 2019, here are five times radio has played a pivotal role in the story of hugely popular and legendary albums. 

When it comes to packing in pure emotion, nothing quite compares to sweet soul music. Throughout the genre’s history, its most decorated artists haven’t been afraid to tackle big social issues, and most important of all, matters of the heart.

To celebrate the indelible legacy of Motown, we’ve compiled a list of its very best tracks. With a wealth of smash hits at our disposal, rest assured that choosing a top five was no easy feat.

As we now usher in 2017, it’s time to look ahead to a banner year of breakthrough music. For your convenience, we’ve cherry-picked the five acts we’re tipping to dominate the airwaves.

Everyone’s experienced it – and it hurts. There’s no feeling quite like the heart-wrenching moment you discover your favourite band has broken up. But if you could have your say, who would you bring back to relive the glory days?

This week, we heard of the elderly couple from Poland who out-partied scores of young people by dancing the night away in Fabric nightclub until 5am – It’s one of my favourite stories this year.