Audiophile presents: NOIZU
Los Angeles based Noizu is quickly climbing through the ranks of house music. Making his debut on the Chris Lake and Skrillex curated ‘HOWSLA’ in 2017 with “Lasers” before catching the eyes and ears of French label boss Tchami. His follow up release saw the ‘Jungle EP’, an instant live anthem supported by Diplo, Oliver Heldens, A-Trak, Jauz, Malaa and more.
2018 started with singles “LFO” & “Wavey”, gaining huge support from Sirius Diplo Revolution. The latter in particular received over 200 plays.
Noizu’s first official remix came when he was asked by DJ Snake himself to tackle his Lauv featured smash ‘A Different Way’, which boasts over 8M Spotify streams at present.
With a growing urge to adopt a label boss attitude, Noizu set up Techne Records summer of 2018 with a view to working club releases globally and giving new talent a platform to show their skills. The debut release, a collaboration with Dombresky, could not have gone better. “Rave Alarm” was launched and was subsequently made “Hottest Record in the World” by Annie Mac for BBC Radio 1. A top 10 Aria club track in Australia, this track has now been licensed and quickly became a regular festival anthem for countless DJs throughout the 2019 festival season.
Cruising straight through 2019, Noizu started off the year with the much-anticipated release of “DANCE” on Chris Lake’s Black Book Records, which quickly gained the support of some of dance music’s top names including FISHER, Chris Lake, Green Velvet, Claude VonStroke and more.
Late summer, Techne released Noizu’s final single of the season, “Baby, Baby”. The song, featuring a vocal originally sung by Smokey Robinson, takes the classic croon and gives it new life as a warm, tech-house smash, only further expanding the margins of that unique Noizu style.
November 2019 saw Noizu make his largest LA play to date, a sold-out headline show at Academy. Ending the night with a large family set made-up of fellow producers Wax Motif, Dombresky, Dillon Nathaniel, Born Dirty and Westend proves Noizu’s fans go far beyond those stood in front of him at shows.
Although 2020 did not pan out exactly like Noizu had anticipated, it still turned out to be an incredibly successful year. Due to the lack of touring, Noizu dove into the studio to hammer out tunes that kept his previous momentum going. Starting off the year with the fun and
uplifting track, “Elevate”, it quickly set the pace for what the rest of the year would bring. “Summer 91”, a dance anthem driven by funky keys and a dancey bassline, cannonballed onto the scene with a wave of excitement. Riding off the coattails of “Summer 91”, Noizu quickly released a club banger, “Hands Up” with the legendary Fast Eddie and Martin Ikin on Black Book Records; the song shot to #1 on the Beatport Tech House charts. During this time, “Summer 91” continued to gain praise and recognition, including 700 radio plays worldwide and over 40 BBC Radio 1 spins. Noizu knew he was onto something great when the track caught the ears of Major A&Rs around the globe and ultimately led to him signing with major RCA/Sony.
2021 launched with the new version of Summer 91, now called Summer 91 (Looking Back) on RCA.
The track debuted on Annie Mac as “Hottest Record in the World”; Noizu’s 2nd time receiving this honor from Annie. The song rocketed into the Shazam top 100 overnight with additional support from Charlie Hedges at R1. Whilst being instantly added to Kiss FM, Kiss Dance and Capital Dance playlists. If the rest of 2021 is anything like the beginning, Noizu is sure to make this his best year of music yet.