Noisia

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Thijs de Vlieger, Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen
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Dutch Drum n Bass production trio consisting of members Nik Roos, Martijn Van Sonderen and Thijs De Vlieger from Groningen, The Netherlands. NOISIA took their name from the word VISION inverted on an upside down VHS tape.

Noisia has performed across the world while also producing a wide variety of music, including Drum & Bass, House, Breaks, and other electronic sounds and genres. They currently own three record labels: Vision, Division and Invisible Recordings.

On 18 September 2019, the trio announced they would split at the end of 2020, saying, "Noisia is a game we have completed." and "Noisia is a beautifully consolidated shape, and we want to leave Noisia in that shape, rather than keep chiselling at it, with the risk of ruining it. An good artist should know when an artwork is finished." [Source: twitter/Noisia_nl]
The group has plans to tour up to the end of 2020.
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Albums

Noisia - Split The Atom album art Noisia Split The Atom (Album, MiniAlbum) Vision Recordings Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
Noisia - DmC: Devil May Cry: Noisia Soundtrack album art Noisia DmC: Devil May Cry: Noisia Soundtrack (Album) Division Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
Noisia - Outer Edges album art Noisia Outer Edges (Album) Vision Recordings, Vision Recordings Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
Noisia - Outer Edges (Remixes) album art Noisia Outer Edges (Remixes) (Album) Vision Recordings Netherlands 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Noisia - Sunkist / Runaway (Stare Rmx) album art Stare / Noisia Stare / Noisia - Sunkist / Runaway (Stare Rmx) Blindside Recordings UK 2003 Sell This Version
Noisia - Silicon / Tomahawk album art Noisia / Mayhem (7) & Noisia Noisia / Mayhem (7) & Noisia - Silicon / Tomahawk Nerve Recordings UK 2003 Sell This Version
Noisia - Vanishing Point / Echelon album art Noisia / Mayhem (7) / Kiko (2) Noisia / Mayhem (7) / Kiko (2) - Vanishing Point / Echelon Shadow Law Recordings US 2004 Sell This Version
Noisia - Masada / Lifeless album art Noisia / Spinor Noisia / Spinor - Masada / Lifeless Citrus Recordings Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
Noisia - Hubcap / Backdraft album art Noisia Hubcap / Backdraft Subtitles, Subtitles UK 2004 Sell This Version
Noisia - Drytears / Cloudshine album art Predator & Adi J / Noisia Predator & Adi J / Noisia - Drytears / Cloudshine Fokuz Limited, Fokuz Limited Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
SLRLTD002 Noisia - Mindstorm / Timechaser album art Noisia / Noisia, Milo (51) & Prolix Noisia / Noisia, Milo (51) & Prolix - Mindstorm / Timechaser(12", Ltd) Shadow Law Recordings SLRLTD002 US 2004 Sell This Version
Noisia - On Your Mind / Crippled album art Noisia + Pacific (3) Noisia + Pacific (3) - On Your Mind / Crippled Sound Trax UK 2005 Sell This Version
Noisia - Brainstitch / Deeper Love album art Noisia vs Drifter (3) Noisia vs Drifter (3) - Brainstitch / Deeper Love Shogun Audio UK 2005 Sell This Version
Noisia - The Tide / Concussion album art Noisia The Tide / Concussion Vision Recordings Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
Noisia - The Flow / The Ooze album art Noisia / Stampede (2) Noisia / Stampede (2) - The Flow / The Ooze Monkey Bizness UK 2005 Sell This Version
Noisia - Sacrifice / Dead Air album art Noisia / The Upbeats / Phace / Cause 4 Concern Noisia / The Upbeats / Phace / Cause 4 Concern - Sacrifice / Dead Air Renegade Hardware UK 2005 Sell This Version
Noisia - Monster album art Noisia Monster (EP) Subtitles UK 2005 Sell This Version
Noisia - Block Control E.P. album art Noisia Block Control E.P. (EP, Maxi) Moving Shadow UK 2005 Sell This Version
Noisia - Lockjaw / Absolom album art Noisia & Mayhem (7) / Spinor Noisia & Mayhem (7) / Spinor - Lockjaw / Absolom Citrus Recordings Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
Noisia - Silicon (Mindscape Rmx) / Sea Of Change (Pyro & 154 Rmx) album art Noisia / Pyro Noisia / Pyro - Silicon (Mindscape Rmx) / Sea Of Change (Pyro & 154 Rmx) Nerve Recordings UK 2005 Sell This Version
Noisia - Centepod / Stranded V 1.0 album art Noisia, Mayhem (7) & Pacific (3) / Kemal & Black Sun Empire Noisia, Mayhem (7) & Pacific (3) / Kemal & Black Sun Empire - Centepod / Stranded V 1.0 Obsessions Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
Noisia - Afternoon Delight / Angel Eyes album art Noisia And Shanodin Noisia And Shanodin - Afternoon Delight / Angel Eyes Engine Music UK 2006 Sell This Version
Noisia - Gutterpump album art Noisia Gutterpump Passenger UK 2006 Sell This Version
Noisia - Bad Dreams / Omissions album art Noisia Bad Dreams / Omissions Vision Recordings Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
Noisia - End Game / Unveil album art Noisia End Game / Unveil Virus Recordings UK 2006 Sell This Version

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spl3nd1d

spl3nd1d

May 21, 2020
The masterminds behind the Noisia act had a lot of gigs in Hungary - just consider the fact that their very first international act was in Debrecen. Now, one of these gigs was supposed to take place in Budapest, 17 April, 2010, to celebrate Noisia's first full album, Split The Atom, released just a week prior to the party. In fact, it was an Launch Party, I uploaded the flyer here. Noisia, Black Sun Empire, Chris.Su, Mindscape, anyone understanding what the scene looked like around the time knows that these were heavy hitters, and frankly, still are.

The album, at least for some, was kind of a disappointment due to different reasons. You had people who expected a drum and bass album - these people did not get the memo that the crew decided to consolidate all their monikers (e.g. Hustle Athletics) into Noisia, but I was also mildly disappointed. Another idea floating around was that their output prior to 2010 was so good that it was more of a "there is no way up from the peak" kind of arrangement - the collabs with Phace and the releases on his label, Façade, Stigma, The Bells, Exodus, Block Control and the infamous VIP of Block Control, you name it. At any rate, you have to remember that not everyone is into collecting music and ranting about releases or praising them, some people just want to have a great Friday evening, and unsurprisingly, the event was sold out.

See, with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, people barely remember major news stories and events that happened just a few months or maybe years ago, and there is no point to blame them. A major event in this vein, impacting the vast majority of Europe, occurred in the spring of 2010, despite being relatively far from the continent itself. The eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland disrupted air travel over Europe from 14 April. The disruption lasted for a week or so. Martin, who was supposed to represent Noisia on the gig, couldn't fly from the UK, and the story was fairly same for Milan of Black Sun Empire. An unfortunate 180° turn of events, a disappointed crowd, you would imagine.

...Except Martin literally drove from the UK to Budapest, and also managed to grab Milan on the ~2000 km long ride. Pretty crazy if you ask me.
All4musicugolok

All4musicugolok

July 13, 2019

Noisia is the "opera of the poor".
Dogmatic innovation, allergy to folklore, prolegomena to any future reconceptualization.
trmdyl

trmdyl

April 13, 2019
Outer Edges is an absolute mind**** of an album. Highly recommended band for those who can handle the heavy load.
JohnnyMassacre

JohnnyMassacre

January 11, 2018
Top 3 technically proficient drum & bass producers of all time without question.
beatmakershq

beatmakershq

September 1, 2012
I have only just discovered Noisia, but man they are awesome! It's not often that you find newer electronic music with that "classic" feel brought in to it... Love it.
Welli

Welli

November 23, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
At their core, Noisia are neurofunk drum & bass producers and have been hugely important to dnb in that respect. To limit them to one style, however, would be missing the point as they've had successful releases across a whole range of genres from electro and breaks to dubstep and grime. They've also managed to cover a broad spectrum of dnb; from the minimal style of Metalheadz, Shogun et al. on Noisia - The Bells / Last Look to the slightly more typical dancefloor-crushing tracks like "Stigma" and "Facade VIP".

I've followed all of their releases since they first dropped the original mix of "Facade" in 2006 and, across all the variation, they've managed to maintain a consistently exceptional standard. You can tell that these guys didn't luck out or learn to produce a particular style by rote but that they've got genuine musical talent.

After "Facade", they just kept getting better and better. When "Stigma"/"Crank" dropped, my mind was blown ("Crank" is the better side guys :P). My memory's shit but I still remember the first time I heard both tunes like it was yesterday. Their musical killing spree culminated in the release of Noisia - Split The Atom; a brilliant combination of dnb and breaks. The standout tracks ("Machine Gun", "Split The Atom", "Alpha Centauri") were breaks but none of it mattered to me because it was all of Noisia quality.

I've been disappointed with the direction they've taken since then. 2011 hasn't really been a highlight year for Noisia in any way. The major release this year was Noisia - Friendly Intentions / Displaced which I thought was a quickly forgettable affair and I felt "Friendly Intentions" was more Hazard Vs Distorted Minds (before they jumped on the jungle revival bandwagon) than Noisia. The other major Vision release was Noisia & Phace / Noisia - Program / Regurgitate which was a stronger, more typical Noisia effort that I enjoyed but just didn't feel that huge impact from (the kind of impact I'd expect given their few-and-far-between release schedule for dnb this year). A lot of their dubstep output is nothing that hasn't been done before and the "Scary Monsters" remix, especially, was the kind of vacuous mid-range wobble-line nonsense that I didn't think Noisia would be into. Sure, it's "filthy" but it's also been done to death already.

Anyway, Noisia are a very talented group of producers with a catalogue of brilliant and varied music but I can't help hoping that 2012 will be less dubstep, more diplodocus.
Paranoik

Paranoik

January 18, 2007
edited over 13 years ago
In 2006, Noisia announced that they would be dropping their 'Drifter', 'Frizz' and 'Hustle Athletics' aliases, and would produce under one single name 'Noisia'. They released a statement saying they wanted to embrace their musical flexibility and creativity rather than mask themselves under various identities.

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