Dutch electronic music legends, Noisia, have announced a surprise third and final artist album, ‘Closer‘, to be released on VISION on 12 May, the day before their much-anticipated Noisia Invites livestream from Amsterdam’s Melkweg.
‘Closer’ includes 11 new songs, and features collaborations with Skrillex, Black Sun Empire, The Upbeats, Camo & Krooked, Mefjus, Phace, IMANU, Halogenix, Posij, Former, and Two Fingers.
In September 2019, Noisia aka Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen, and Thijs de Vlieger announced that the group would split at the end of 2020; the final chapter in a hugely successful 20 year career that saw Noisia break new ground for drum & bass, and become one of the most respected outfits in electronic music (see career timeline).
However, following the covid-19 pandemic they postponed the ‘end of Noisia’ until the close of 2021 to allow them to say goodbye to as many of their Dutch and international fans as possible.
Consistently pushing the envelope in the genres that they are plying their trade in, which by the way are way too many, Noisia has built an empire that blends incredible sound design with unrelenting and uncompromising bass-lines.
After two decades of inspiring budding and seasoned producers alike, which included 3 genre-defining albums, numerous singles and EPs on their Vision and Division Records, along with some of the biggest imprints in the world, Noisia decided to part ways in 2019 to pursue their individual careers.
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The extended lifespan of Noisia due to covid, and the continuing evolution of their studio in their hometown of Groningen, led to the idea of a third and final act, an artist album worthy of the Dutchmans’ canon, and a swansong that would seal their place in electronic music history. The result is ‘Closer’.
In a statement, Noisia said “Although we eventually decided to stop, we are proud of the things we made along the way, and these tunes were always meant to be part of a larger whole. So before we finally close the book on Noisia, we wanted to share them with you, on one last album. Previously released or newly finished, they all represent directions we enjoyed exploring.
In the end, we didn’t manage to figure things out. But we did get closer.”
‘Nova’ the brand-new collaboration with Camo & Krooked can be heard now:
Noisia – Three (Intro)
Noisia & Camo & Krooked – Nova
The Upbeats & Noisia – Shibuya Pet Store
Noisia & IMANU – Shift
Noisia & Skrillex – Horizon
Noisia & Former – Cleansing
Mefjus & Noisia – Foundations
Noisia – Scrapped
Noisia – Shutters
Noisia & The Upbeats – Halcyon
Noisia & Halogenix – Wordless
Noisia – Told You
Noisia & Two Fingers – Dzjengis
Noisia & Former – Pleasure Model
Noisia & Phace – Deep Down
Noisia & Posij – Simplon
Noisia & Black Sun Empire – Caps Lock
Skrillex, Noisia, josh pan & Dylan Brady – Supersonic (My Existence)
Noisia – The Hole Pt. 1
Noisia – Closer