Firstly thank you everyone who came to our last Party, OFF recordings vs VIVa MUSiC. If you weren't their check out the video of the previous night.
So we are back in 2012, this time in the Basement of Sound Control with our first guest of 2012...One of the hottest DJ/Producer/Label owner at the moment and surly to keep making waves.....NOIR
Noir - Around (Original Mix)
Noir - Around (Solomun Mix)
Noir - Found Out
Noirâ€™s international breakthrough came (as written in the intro) with the release of â€œAll About House Musicâ€ released on Wyze Recordings in 2005 and with the release of â€œMy Mtvâ€ on Toolroom Records 2006 he reached the no. 1 spot on digital outlets such as Beatport, DJ Download and Traxsource.
His recent success â€œAfricanismâ€ from 2010 released on Neurotraxx Deluxe hit the number 1 spot on Beatportâ€™s deephouse chart (top 3 overall chart) and stayed in the top 10 for more than 4 months making it one of 2010's biggest deephouse productions.
NoirÂ´s collaboration with singer/songwriter Haze "Around" has been smashing dancefloors across the globe since the summer of 2011 and was at the top of the Beatport charts for more than 6 months. â€œAroundâ€ was one of the top tunes of Sonar, Ibiza and ADE 2011, Pete Tong's Essential New Tune in November 2011 and remains steady on the Beatport & Resident Advisor charts. It is currently still being rotated by virtually every influential DJ on the electronic scene. Solomun and Subb-anÂ´s standout remixes of Around took the track to new levels as well, resulting in a re-release on Defected planned in the spring of 2012.
Noir Music (the label)
It was already in the cards from the beginning as one of Noir's goals in life; to become A&R and label owner of his own, so in April 2007 feeling comfortable as an artist, Noir launched his label Noir Music. Fast-forward to 2012 and the label is now established as one of the most successful, credible and forward thinking imprints on the market.
Noir Music serves as an outlet for his own productions and showcases some of the best new & established producers from the underground scene such as Solomun, Deetron, Butch, Larse, Danny Daze, Subb-an, Stimming, Tiefschwarz, Laura Jones, Hot Since 82, Gorge and loads more. The label is frequently at the top of the Beatport charts and is supported by some of the industryâ€™s top tastemakers such as Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones, DJ T, Laurent Garnier, Joris Voorn, Loco Dice, Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox and Dubfire.
In 2011 Noir Music was no. 11 in the overall top 50 of most charted labels on Resident advisor and stays at no. 18 of the all time most charted labels top 20.
Noir received the award for â€œupfront deejay of the yearâ€ at the DDJA 2009.
In 2010 he received the award for â€œproducer of the yearâ€ and in 2011 he was nominated in 5 categories at the DDJA and came out with the high-scorer as the only artist to win 3 awards: â€œproducer of the yearâ€, â€œdj of the yearâ€ and â€œAfricanismâ€ for â€œupfront track of the yearâ€.
Noir is currently working on an album due out in late 2012/early 2013.
The album is gonna be a more in-depth electronica-sounding album than his usual club-minded tracks and Noir is collaborating with a long list of talented vocalists to make it more â€œhumanâ€ rather than just a compilation of average instrumental club tracks.
1st single from the album was â€œAroundâ€ which features vocals from the talented Haze. â€œAroundâ€ was officially released on June 20th 2011. 2nd single â€œFound Outâ€ was released on January 16th 2012 and has already gained huge support from some big tastemakers and the public. The expectations are set high on this one as well due to the pre-release buzz.
See you guys on the Dance Floor.