A three-piece Dutch group, Noisia (usually styled NOISIΛ, which is "VISION" upside down) — composed of Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen and Thijs de Vlieger — is one of the most popular acts of modern Electronic Music (most known for working in Drum and Bass, but they've dabbled in plenty of other genres).
Among their genre's scene, the group has gained high regard for their signature uses of distorted, resampled basslines and perfectionism towards sound design that lends to an extremely high-quality production value in their songs. Many have considered them one of the most important influences towards towards current electronic sounds, with many notable producers (such as Skrillex) citing them as direct inspiration.
They usually released their songs through their own 3 record labels (Vision, Division and Invisible Records), although they have also released material through others, notably deadmau5's label mau5trap.
In fall 2019, Noisia confirmed they would be splitting at the end of 2020, citing Creative Differences, while also announcing plans to continue releasing music until then and hopefully work together on occasion in the future. After some scheduling slips brought about by the pandemic, the group's final record released in May 2022.
- Split the Atom (2010)
- Split the Atom: Special Edition (A re-release of their first album with new remixes) (2012)
- Outer Edges (2016)
- Closer (2022)
- 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)
- Incessant EP (2015)
- MotorStorm Apocylapse (with Elite Force, DJ Shadow and Klaus Badelt) (2011)
- DmC: Devil May Cry (with Combichrist) (2013)
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ("Sharpened" music kit) (2014)
- Armajet (2020)
- 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 (credited as their production alter-ego Nightwatch)
- Korn's The Paradigm Shift (co-produced "Spike In My Veins", credited as Nightwatch) (2013)
- ''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.
- Rearrange the Song: The VIP version of their Skrillex collab "Supersonic (My Existence)"note included on their record Closer switches out the original's second drop for an extended, hard-hitting drum 'n bass breakdown.
- Scary Musician, Harmless Music: Inverted: they don't look that intimidating, but their music is pretty harsh.
- 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.