A three piece Dutch Electronic Music
group (most commonly Drum and Bass, but they've dabbled in plenty of other genres), Noisia (usually styled NOISIΛ, which is Vision upside down), composed of Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen and Thijs de Vlieger have become one of the most popular EDM groups of recent times. Their signature use of distorted, resampled basslines
has become one of their most famous attributes, and many have considered them one of the most important influences towards towards the current sound of Electronic Music
, with many notable producers, (even including Skrillex
himself) citing them a direct inspiration. They usually release their songs through their own 3 record labels, Vision, Division, Invisible records, although they have also released material through others, notably Deadmau5
's label mau5trap. Due to their popularity, their songs have appeared in many Video Games
as of late (including the Wipeout
series and, perhaps most infamously they have created one half of the original soundtrack for DmC Devil May Cry
- Split the Atom (2010)
- Split the Atom: Special Edition (A re-release of their first album with new remixes) (2012)
- Exodus (ft. Mayehm and KRS-One) (2007)
- Stigma / Crank (2008)
- Program (ft. Phace) / Regurgitate (2011)
- Machine Gun (2010)
- Tommy's Theme (2011)
- Could This Be (2011)
- Imperial EP (2012)
- Hadouken!'s For the Masses (the bands second album, which was produced by Noisia) (2010)
- Korn's The Path of Totality (Noisia produced 3 songs on the album) (2011)
- Wiley's Papers (a song produced under their alternative name Nightwatch)
- ''FabricLive.40'' (a DJ mix album, 40th in a series for the famed London nightclub) (2008)
- ''I AM LEGION'' (a collaborative album with rap group Foreign Beggars.) (2013)
Noisia contains examples of
- A Wild Rapper Appears: KRS One appears in the middle of "Exodus".
- Album Title Drop: The song Split the Atom namedrops the album it appears on, Split the Atom
- Early-Installment Weirdness: Noisia used to release non-Neurofunk songs under the names Drifter and Hustle Athletics, however they eventually decided to release everything as Noisia to avoid being pigeon-holed. They also briefly did production for different artists under the name Nightwatch, however they may or may not be doing everything as Noisia again.
- Electronic Music: They've done:
- Genre-Busting: Combined Drum and Bass, Techstep, Darkstep, Neurofunk and a whole lot of others to create their Signature Style, going on to influence many other producers, even to this day.
- Hell Is That Noise: Most of what they make tends to invoke this.
- Lighter and Softer: A couple of their songs, like Could This Be are quite a bit lighter than their traditional output while still keeping their signature style.
- Loudness War: Also intentionally invoked.
- Miniscule Rocking: They've done a lot of fairly shot (under two minutes) long songs, for some odd reason.
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: If they did ever fit into the scale, they would be an all-out 10, which would be better exemplified by "Regurgitate", but they can get all over the scale: "Machine Gun" for example would be an 8-9 (the part starting at 1:30 would be a 10, however), or "Yellow Brick", a well-exemplified, elctronic-ified 6.
- Signature Style: Furious, resampled bass lines. While not the first to do this, they perfected it and easily became the kings of these elements.
- Shout Out: The cover art to the Seven Stitches/Groundhog single features two antigravity crafts racing.
- It's really blatant, too: if you look closely, you can read: "As heard in Wipeout Pulse and Wipeout HD".
- Truck Driver's Gear Change: Very well-executed in "Machine Gun", at circa 1:30. It almost feels like you're hearing a completely different song.