Art of Noize is a small group of people based in Sweden with a common love for music. More specifically music that makes people go bananas. We love the heavy, the hard-hitting, the trashy, the beautiful. We love discovering new music and we love sharing it with the world. Most of all we love letting music surprise us.
What else do we do?
We never started Art Of Noize with the intent of it just being another music blog. We want to go above and beyond what is expected. Therefore we've been very active in covering the EDM (Electronic Dance Music) scene in Sweden by going to gigs, filming live shows and talking to the best artists out there. Our YouTube channel is a testament to a lot of the work we've done so far, but our hope is to be able to add work we are proud of and love to this page as our journey continues.
What kind of Music will i find here?
The way we see it genres often do people disfavours. They tend to act like walls disconnecting people who love music. We love good music, that's it. That being said, with Art of Noize our goal is to share music that delivers the finest of what we call 'hard-hitting' party flavours. We like the stuff which makes you wanna headbang. Today this tends to include labels such as Dubstep, Electro of different varieties and Drum & Bass. We never feel the need to stick within the parameters of these labels. Good music is good music and that's what we want to share with you.
Hi guys, I hope you’re ready to top off your friday with this mixtape from our good friend n0state. It’s moombahton all the way, it’s dirty, it’s intense and it’s going to get your weekend started real proper.
Heartbreak & Munchi – Faceoff
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic (Rico South Moombahton Bootleg)
Wu-Tang – Da Mystery Of Chessboxin (Acapella)
N0state – Basic step
Sidney Samson – Riverside (Moombathon edit Dave Nada)
Munchi – Sandungueo
Robs & Duke – Come on
Major Lazer – Watch out for this (Bumaye)
Missy Elliot – Get Ur Freak On (Alvaro & Punish Moombahton Remix)[DSB]
Noizekid (Orlande Guerreiro & Happy Colors Remix) – Bumper
Bro Safari & Sazon Booya – Danger
Billy The Gent & LongJawns – Vibrate (Originial) by Billy The Gent & Long Jawns
Munchi – Pero Que lo Que Mujer
N0state – Cocaina (unreleased)
Paul Lee & Corrupted Data – Hot Ass Pussy
Dj Nelson VS Valentino Khan & Will Bailey – Fumando Rukus (Necio Bootleg)
Blaqstarr – Shake It To The Ground feat. Rye Rye (acapella)
It’s not every day you come across an artist who has yet to release their third track and you’re completely blown away by their musicianship and production skills, but Friday was one of those days when I discovered Layer. Disposal which is his latest tune, takes me back to another time in Drum & Bass. The production is immense, there’s beautiful simplicity in its structure yet it never bores you. This is one of those tracks that reminds me why I love Drum & Bass.
I’m looking forward to future productions from Layer, I can only imagine the future is bright. This is an Art of Noize exclusive, free download. Make sure you download the track by following the link and liking us on Facebook below:
Longt time since I made some noize here and since I haven’t seen to much Drum n Bass posted here lately, I think it’s time to smack two birds with one stone today.
I recorded this mixtape this morning, which is the latest installation in my DnB Surge volumes, which is up to volume 3 now (sorry, forgot to post volume 2 when it was released, but you can find it here). I took a great chunk of new and classic tracks, all in the space of Neuro/dark, jump up, techstep and a little jungle. Got a great adrenaline rush making this, which I hope to achieve giving you while listening to it.
01 Calyx & Teebee – Scavenger
02 Black Sun Empire & State of Mind – Tripel
03 DC Breaks – Shaman
04 Icona Pop – Nights Like This – Icicle DnB Remix
05 Mark Knight ft. Skin – Nothing Matters – Noisia Remix
06 Break & Nico – Salvage feat. Kyo
07 S.P.Y. – Hammer In My Heart feat. Diane Charlemagne – Black Sun Empire Remix
08 Zeds Dead & Omar Linx – Cowboy – DC Breaks Remix
09 Locust & MC Flax – You Don’t Know
10 Mind Vortex – Arc
11 Luniz – I Got Five On It – Aphrodite Remix
12 Shock One – The Sun – VIP
13 Johnny Osbourne – Rock It Tonight – Marcus Visionary 2013 Jungle Remix
14 Skeptical – Blue Eyes – VIP
15 Sinister Souls – Live It Up
16 Dirtyphonics – Walk In The Fire
17 Major Lazer – Get Free – Andy C Remix
18 Morten Breum – Larva (Far Away) – Pegboard Nerds Remix
19 J Majik & Wickaman – Beyond Our Dreams
20 Mav – Time & Space
21 Sabre – Halo Danger
22 Fracture – Tunnel Track
23 Trei & State of Mind – Breed
24 Wilkinson – Take You Higher
25 Fleur – Turn The Lights On – The Prototypes Vocal Remix
26 Fred V – Grafix – Purple Gates
img width="625" height="250" alt="Top 10 tracks of 2012 + HAPPY NEW YEAR MIXTAPE!" src="http://artofnoize.se/wp-content/uploads/mp_uploads/champagne.jpg" class="size-full"> It’s been one hell of a year with alot of new talents coming and going. We have seen the rise of both Moombahton and Trap. We have heard alot of crappy tracks and alot of good ones.
We here at Art of Noize would like that say Happy New year by compiling what we think are the best tracks of 2012. We have probably missed some tracks that should be in there and you will probably not agree with us to 100% but here it is.
Our annual top 10 tracks of the year:
1. Noisia – Friendly Intentions (Liquid Stranger Remix)
2. Knife Party – Sleaze
3. Doctor P & Dillon Francis – Music Is Dead
4. Feed Me – One Click Headshot
5. Deadmau5 – Strobe (Redial Remix)
6. Koan Sound – Akira (Habstrakt Remix)
7. Far Too Loud – Firestorm
8. The Bloody Beetroots – Rocksteady (Gigi Barocco Remix)
9. Reset! – Wind Up
10. Baauer – Harlem Shake
Honorable Mentions: Dirtyphonics – I Need your love, Skrillex & The Doors – Breakn’ A Sweat (Zedd Remix), Dillion Francis & Kill the Noise – Dill the Noise,
Avicci – Silhouettes (Lazy Rich Remix), KO KO – Float (Sound Remedy Remix)
As an extra bonus i will throw in a brand new mixtape by our very own Tasty for you to listen to during your late night celebrations.
1. Chuckie & Junxterjack – Make Some Noise (Deorro Remix)[ANDRESS Reedit]
2. The Prodigy – Breathe (Zedz Dead Remix)
3. Tom Piper, Micky Slim, Majestic – Can’t Kill The Party (Denzal Park Remix)
4. Haezer – Somebody to Cabala
5. Porn Stars – Porn Movies
6. Soundboysrock – Antler (Hantise Remix)
7. Blaster – Lazers (Konec Remix)
8. Blaster – Lazers (Third2second Remix)
9. Doctor P – Flying Spaghetti Monster
10. Bypass Bandits – Honk My Tonk
11. Ostblockschlampen and Stereofunk – Drop That Shit (GTRONIC Popper RMX)
12. Two Steps From Hell – Nemesis (Artistes Inconnus Remix)
13. Asaf Avidan – Reckoning Song – One Day (Dave Scorp Remix)
14. Haezer – Daft Punk Mashup
15. Neil Davidge – Nemesis (Alvin Risk Remix)
16. Hypomaniacs – Systematic (Hantise Remix)
17. La Musique D’Ordinateur – Revolver (Andy’s Re-lectro Mix)
18. Space Laces – No Mercy
19. Heavygrinder – DUALITY – SLIPKNOT (HEAVYGRINDER REMIX)
20. Dirtyphonics – I Need Your Love
21. The Proxy – Shut Up (Gtronic Remix)
22. Chewy Chocolate Cookies & Aaren Reale – DIE
23. The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up (Noisia Remix)
24. Nero – Etude
Man, must have been ages since I wrote here last time, great start by being new to the blog as I am. Anyway, I’ve been getting a lot of stellar stuff lately and do finally have some spare time over, so let’s get going!
First off I got sent a tip about this minimix by Finnish duo TJH87, which was hard to ignore. 32 tracks in 4 minutes and 14 seconds is very impressive, especially when it contains classic tunes and modern bangers. It also comes with a stellar video to it, making it even more magical. Watch the video and grab a free download of it below!
It’s that time again! Art of Noize is returning to Röda Sten in Gothenburg to hook you up with some of the best electronic music the world has to offer. As usual we don’t define by genre, we just play the best, hardest shit we can offer you. The stuff that makes you break a sweat is the stuff we wanna hear and we hope you want the same! This time around we’re inviting our friends SoDamnLoud and Rodrigo Castillo onto the warpath and as usual the Art of Noize crew will act as artillery!
Check out the event on Facebook and bring your friends, it’s gonna be mental!
Hello friendly friends! Got myself some spare time the other day so I sat down and made a mixtape for you guys! It’s a combination of tracks that I either enjoy or usually play when I’m out djing. Since it was ripped directly from my controller there were no possibility to convert it to mp3 without a massive quality loss. If you still wanna “waste” 1 GB of harddrive space the mixtape is available for download.
01. Culprate – Nightmares in Reality (feat. Maksim)
02. Doctor P – Flying Spaghetti Monster
03. Knife Party – Sleaze vs Sleaze (Lost Boys remix) (Ohmygosh Edit)
04. Pyramyth – Rubber Kangaroo
05. Knife Party – Bonfire
06. Kaskade vs. Kelly Clarkson & Nicky Romero – Angel On My Stronger – (Nicky Romero Mix) [Kaskade FON Mash]
07. John Dahlback – Panic
08. Die Antwoord – I Fink U Freeky
09. Bombs Away – Jump (Thomas Hart Bootleg)
10. Schoolboy – Aftershock
11. Swedish House Mafia Vs. Dada Life – Feed The Antidote (DAZZANG Remix)
12. Den Svenska Björnstammen – Vart Jag Mig I Världen Vänder (Cazzette Remix)
13. Chuckie & Promise Land & Bartosz Brenes & Tony Romera vs Yves V & Felguk Feat. Amanda Wilson – Breaking Up (Haengwon Nam WOW Bootleg)
14. Maurizio Gubellini & Delayers – In Da House
15. Avicii – Silhouettes (Laxy Rich + Nari & Milani Remix) (Tasty & Ohmygosh Edit)
16. Skrillex & Damian “Jr Gong” Marley – Make It Bun Dem (Alvin Risk Remix) (Ohmygosh Edit)
17. Alex Clare – Too Close (Cazzettes Amphitheatres Surrounding Her Mix)
18. Canblaster – Chicken Run (Ostblockschlampen Remix)
19. Bombaclat – This Is How We Praise You (Fatboy Slim & Hardwell vs Labrinth & Knife Party vs Montell Jordan)
20. The Bloody Beetroots – Rocksteady (Gigi Barocco Remix)
21. Nicky Romero – Toulouse
22. Justice vs. Simian – We Are Your Friends (Krftkds Remix)
Yo Art Of Noizers! Here is a quick mix I scrambled together today. Use it to pump up for the club tonight, or to get your memory back of what you did yesterday night. Whatever you choose to do, crank the volume up and enjoy the 30 minute madness you are about to hear! Read more for the tracklist.
In the true spirit of Art of Noize (that is not giving a fuck about genres) I have what I consider a really sweet post today. I had the chance to ask one of my all-time favourite Chiptune artists some questions: Sabrepulse. Although his music could be broadly tagged as “Chiptune”, the amount of influences cooked into his music is so broad that one YouTube commenter calls it ‘Symphonic Nintendo Fuckcore‘. I have to say that after reading that description it is what I will be calling his music from now on. Unfortunately his Soundcloud is pretty bare, but if you have Spotify, make sure you check out his music as you read the interview. I will post some of my favourite tunes of his in the post!
Art of Noize: You are a heavily video game inspired artists who both produces and performs on hardware primarily used for playing games (eg. Game Boys). How has your interest in Video Games influenced your sound itself rather than just as a platform for production and performance?
Sabrepulse: Videogames had a heavy impact on some on many of my earlier works, however now I’m more focused on what those sounds can be sculpted into and added alongside, rather than where they came from. The idea of ‘play’ is secondary to ‘creation’ for me, and as I grow up, I’m realising that videogames can remain a fun pastime, but not something that affects and influences my musical output forever.
AON: Tell us what makes producing and performing on a Game Boy using something like LSDJ special? Why not just use a chiptune VST?
SBP: Using musical hardware such as Drum machines, synthesisers and even gameboys gives you an experience of creating something ‘outside of the box’, that is – away from the computer. In the 21st century we spend so much time each day in front of laptops and phones, that as a musician it’s attractive to be able to get away from that. However I still love writing and producing music with my computer, and vst’s are really easy to manage and sound good enough that it’s not a big issue. I think that whatever you feel comfortable making music with, you should do that.
AON: With your “First Crush” EP from last year, you leaped into genres such as Drum & Bass, Dubstep and Electro (even a Liquid Drum & Bass tune there at the end which was fantastic). Tell us about what drove you to tackle these new territories!
SBP: The First Crush EP was a collection of songs written over summer in the uk and usa which were never actually intended to be on the same record together, it just kinda came together and I thought what the hell, I’ll release them! I’ve always been a fan of drum and bass and wanted to include some melodic and heavier tracks. The collaborations came together really easily and I really admire and respect luke (knife city) and Tom (Henry Homesweet) for their work.
The ‘dubstep’ (read: brostep) tracks were an experiment for me in terms of sound design, I found the skrillex sound really interesting and wondered if I could create something similar – after I played those tracks out a few times I thought it would be cool to put them on the record as they got a decent response. I’m totally aware of the divisiveness of this ep, a lot of people hated the house, the dubstep, the dnb or whatever and thought I should stick to chip music. A lot more people actually said they loved how diverse it was and that’s what I was going for in the first place.
AON: Could you tell us about one of those surreal “I made it” moments. Would it be getting booked somewhere crazy? Or seeing a great response on a release?
SBP: When I got invited to play blip festival in New York back in 2007 I could not believe it. I was just a small town kid from england making weird music for fun, i never thought people actualy knew about my stuff beyond myspace. All of a sudden I thought maybe there’s something to this. That trip changed my outlook on music and literally affected the direction of my life so I’d say that was my proudest achievement.
AON: I know you’ve toured in Japan. What with Japan having such a rich Gaming culture, was it exciting to play in front of those crowds and how do they respond compared to European crowds?
SBP: The Japanese tours have been totally surreal. I think chipmusic over there is still very much a niche thing, maybe even more so that Europe or the USA. they respond really well to western performers and I loved every minute I’ve been there.
AON: A two part question a) If you could listen to one last game soundtrack before you died, which would it be? b) if you could play one last game before you died, which would it be?
SBP: Game soundtrack it would have to be ‘Wipeout 2097′, the game would be ‘Ikaruga’
Since a couple of years ago, I have kept my eyes close toward one of the most skillful and friendliest producer out there, which is Michael Gigantor. He is one of the masterminds behind many projects like Evol Intent for example. But I first got to know him under his solo-alias, which is Computer Club, which in my opinion is his strongest projects.
He has over the years delivered many of the best original tracks and remixes that I know. He has also delivered some mentally good mixtapes (that’s how I first got to know him, when he sent out a mail regarding his Winter 2010 Field Trip Mix). The only thing that is a big shame when it comes to this project, is that I rarely see anything new from him, which I have complete full understanding due to him being involved in so much. So I tend to cherish these moments when I see something fresh coming from him. And last night it finally did!
Reboot 2012 mix is his latest mix called and I’m like his previous stuff so amazed how high the quality is. In 65 minutes he squeezes in 43 tracks and flows like water. Don’t sleep out on this mix, or you’ll miss out on something extraordinary!