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.
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!
Art of Noize is now back from Emmabodafestivalen 2012 which year after year offers some of the best electronic bookings that Swedish Festival life has to offer. This year was no exception and there were definitely some bookings I had wanted to see for a very long time (For example HAEZER, KOAN Sound, Gesaffelstein etc.). For those of you that haven’t visited the festival, it is located in the middle of the forest in Småland:
Emmaboda being in the middle of the damn forest really adds to it’s atmosphere as an old school rave and its the only one that feels like it in Sweden. As soon as I arrived I realized how similar the place looked to last year and it felt comforting. I didn’t want this place to change all too much and that seems to be the general consensus of the organizers as well. The goal is not to grow but rather to continue organizing a great festival in the long run, creating a fantastic legacy. This is the type of business model few Swedish festivals have followed in the past and in turn it has caused them to fail (with few exceptions).
When I got there, most people we were camping out with had already arrived or were just about to. This included the boys from Antichrist, F.O.O.L, Dödselectro, our homie Serkan from Bonerizing, the ladies from Uniporn and many more friends in the web. Another great new friend to the Art of Noize family is Morten Frool whom I’d been talking to previous to going to Emmaboda this year. He’s a super talented photographer and he ended up helping us out this year. I hope to have him with us next year as well as you will understand from looking at the pictures below: They were all taken by him. Check out his portfolio here: CLICK!
For our non-swedish readers, this post might seem a little bit irrelevant, but trust me it’s not. Our Swedish readers will know that Emmabodafestivalen or the Emmaboda Festival is a Swedish Festival held each year at the end of July in Småland (a southern region of Sweden). This is the festival which has been most consistent in booking some of the worlds best Electronic music acts over the last few years and that’s exactly why Art of Noize will be present! Last year we snagged interviews and shot live footage of artists such as Feed Me, Danger, Infected Mushroom, F.O.O.L and more.
So what do we have in store for this year? Well as always we try to track down interviews with as many of the artists we like as possible. I say track down because this usually involves me running after people, being slightly obnoxious from frustration towards staffers and just straight up trying to convince people why they should do the interview. Why? Because we want cool content for this site. It’s these tactics that have gotten us interviews with the likes of Feed Me (the only face to face video interview with him under the name Feed Me rather than Spor) and Danger (the only English, spoken interview to be found).
This years lineup offers artists from so many categories of electronic music. Everything from the hardest, trashiest Electro (HAEZER, F.O.O.L, Antichrist) to House (Bingo Players), Techno (Gesaffelstein, Brodinski), Industrial (Combichrist), to Dubstep (Skream, KOAN Sound, Knife Party) etc. etc. (For the FULL LINEUP click the link).
Remember if there is any person in particular you would like us to interview, let us know in the comments or on Facebook and we will try to get that interview. Feel free to post your own question(s) as well!
It has now almost been a year since Art of Noize popped into existence. We began because we wanted an outlet for harder electronic music which we didn’t see online. Nobody did it quite like we thought one should do it. As a result I’ve personally had some of the best experiences of my life with Art of Noize and I’m sure the same goes for my brothers in arms.
This weekend we’ve reached another step on the ladder of what we always envisioned Art of Noize to be. On the 2nd of March 2012, we’re booking two of our absolute favourite artists in the electronic music scene today: F.O.O.L from Sweden and Antichrist from Norway. These acts are at the forefront of heavy, trashy, epic and hard-hitting electronic vibes, both with their own unique take on production and songwriting.
If you haven’t heard or seen these acts live before, you might now know what to expect as far as music or live performance, so I’d like to show you what that might be like. Lets start with our video of F.O.O.L live at Emmaboda 2011 and continue with both F.O.O.L and Antichrist material. That night at Emmaboda was one I won’t soon forget and trust me, our night at Babel in Malmö is gonna be just the same. JOIN THE EVENT!
Next up let’s have a listen to the upcoming F.O.O.L EP. I’m hoping they’ll play some of this material live because the the songwriting judging from the previews is wonderfully cinematic. If you haven’t yet heard F.O.O.L otherwise you need to check out their Soundcloud right away. It’s a treasure chest containing some of the best hard-hitting electro the world has to offer. They have a sound nobody seems to be able to imitate. The F.O.O.L sound is and always will be the F.O.O.L sound and that’s what we’re going to hear in Malmö on March 2nd.
Next up let’s have a look at some developments in the Antichrist. Just a few days the boys from Fredrikstad, Norway really topped themselves with a new remix of Bonerizing records Tiger & Wolf duo. The remix is heavy hitting but still displays an amazing ability to incorporate melodies into a hard framework. To me this really says something about Antichrist and their future. Having only released material and produced music for a year, the boys from Norway seem to have a bright future (Even though they don’t seem to understand why people think their latest remix is so sick :P )
Wow. It´s been almost a year now for the existence of Art of Noize (around 9 or 10 months) and we end the year with a great feeling. We feel like we´ve come a long way in such a short time, but in the same time we know that a lot of great stuff is coming in 2012. 2011 has been an INCREDIBLE year for Electronic Dance Music. The scene has exploded bringing with it both bad and good aspects. At Art of Noize we are all very optimistic though. With growing interest in the scene we have found an invasion of new, interesting and unique producers and sounds and it´s been a joy to discover these and share them with you!
As we enter 2012 we thought we´d share our favourite Original tracks and remixes with you. As we sat down and talked about this we quickly realized that this arduous task would be harder and more heart-wrenching than all other posts. There were simply way too many good tracks this year. So what me, Tasty and ohmygosh did is we sat down, had a chat and each made our top 10 lists of the best Remixes and the best Original Tracks. What we ended up with is a list that doesn´t represent either of us completely, but rather all of us on average. We hope you´ve heard the following tracks and if not that you give them a listen now! Enjoy:
1. Noisia – Could This Be (Link)
2. Mightyfools – World Tour (Link)
3. Uppermost – The Biscuit (Link)
4. Emalkay – Fabrication (Link)
5. Nero – Crush on You (Link)
6. Feed Me – Pink Lady (Link)
7. Knife Party – Internet Friends (Link)
8. Mord Fustang – Super Meat Freeze (Link)
9. Dillion Francis – IDGAFOS (Link)
10. Skrillex – Kyoto (Link)
1. Porter Robinson – Spitfire (Kill the Noise Remix) (Link)
2. Deadmau5 – Raise your weapon (noisia remix) (Link)
3. Labrinth (feat. Tinie Tempah) – Earthquake (Noisia Remix) (Link)
4. Karton – Bang (Calvertron Remix) (Link)
5. Dr. Dre – The Next Episode (Rasmus Hedegaard Remix) (Link)
6. Benny Benassi – Cinema (Skrillex remix) (Link)
7. The Noisy Freaks ft Blaster – God’s Calling (Trumpdisco Remix) (Link)
8. Nero – Crush On You (Knife Party Remix) (Link)
9. Porter Robinson – Unison (Knife Party Remix) (Link)
10. Ceasars – Jerk it out (Sawgood Remix) (Link)
Finally as a last token of the past year, our master of mixes Tasty has made a mix for you with ohmygosh to rage to this new years eve. Let´s have a sick 2012 and THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
The purpose of this post is to tell you guys what we’ve been up to for the last months! As you may have noticed recently, we haven’t been releasing videos and at times our posting schedule has been a bit uneven. Why you may ask? Are we a gang of demented 20-somethings who can’t help but misplace our passwords for the site? Was the Noize Squad called away on urgent business in the east? No unfortunately we’re not quite so cool yet (the urgent business trip part, not the bit about being demented 20-somethings).
Back-end Updates & WP-Audio Player
Unfortunately we all live normal lives. Lives that don’t involve some of the crazy awesome shit you may have seen on our YouTube channel. So for the last few months we’ve been hard at work trying to figure out a way in which we could make it easier and quicker to bring you daily content. Last week our solution arrived. We now have a much better backend system for posting new music! We have also been working on trying to figure out some of the bugs that have annoyed some of you guys. Unfortunately the mp3 player which we use isn’t perfect, but I have been fixing small bugs here and there in an attempt to make this experience better for you. As it seems currently, the best browser to experience the site in is Firefox. Chrome still seems to have issues with displaying the progress bar. On another note, from this day onward we will be moving away from Dropbox as a means of hosting our music content. Hopefully all of this will make the streaming of music much more pleasant for everybody!
As you can see we have also made some updates to the look of the site. Hopefully you will all dig the actual aesthetics but also the usability. For a few weeks now the new navigation system has been in place, although not fully implemented. From today on we will be posting much more specifically in Genres, which will make it much easier for you to find the music you’re like. We have decided to place all 200-something of the articles we’ve posted so far in a category called “Old Posts” which can be found under the “Genres” tab. Of course this means that the new categories will be largely empty at this point, but trust me they will be filling up as time goes (As you can see there are also some new categories which will give you a little bit of a hint at the type of content we will be working on in the very near future).
What Else have we been up to?
Well we’re still Art of Noize right? That means we’ve been working on a ton of content that we will be releasing in the coming weeks. Interviews, Live shows and all that lovely stuff… just check out the video at the top for a little sneak preview of what you might expect ;p