Noizu released the original of 'Summer 91 (Looking Back)' last year which blew up and since has released a brand new mix on RCA.
Having made his mark with his breakthrough debut 'Lasers' in 2017 on Chris Lake's HOWSLA LP, it received endless support from a slew of house music’s leaders indlucing FISHER, Claude Von Stroke and Green Velvet. It was his release ‘Rave Alarm’, however, a collaborative single with Dombresky on his own imprint Techne which landed Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record’ on BBC Radio 1, that cemented the LA artist’s authority as a label head with undeniable production flair.
We had a chat with Noizu as part of our Introducing series...
Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you!
"Hey, my name's Noizu and I'm a house / tech house producer based in Los Angeles, California. I also run a record label called "Techne Records" which releases producers from around the world."
Where are you from and what’s your favourite thing about it? Do you feel as though your surroundings have inspired your sound?
"I am originally from London but moved to Los Angeles about 4 years ago. Being from the UK has never left me and it is still such a huge inspiration to my sound. House music has always been in our culture since I've been alive so I do feel like it's embedded into me. Los Angeles also brings a lot of inspiration too... the sounds I hear in clubs and the nature that surrounds the city is always so inspiring."
When did you first start making music and do you have any early musical memories?
"I started making music from a young age. My dad is also a musician so he has always encouraged me to focus on music. My earliest memory was when I was 13 trying to make Chemical Brother and Prodigy rip offs on Pro Tools. I was obsessed with how they made the sounds and put it together so I think that was the beginning of my producer career."
Who are your biggest inspirations?
"I have so many for different reasons. Like I said The Prodigy caught my attention from when I was very young so they might have to be the biggest."
Who would be your dream artist to collaborate with?
"I never know the answer to this question because I am a music fan and there are so many artists I like. One artist I would love to work with is Santigold. I love her voice and style."
Over the years you’ve received support from the likes of FISHER and Green Velvet and landed Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1, amongst many more amazing things! What’s been your stand out moment so far?
"There has been a lot recently but I think the reaction to 'Summer 91' has definitely been a highlight of my career so far. It's been amazing to see the support from all different sides of the music industry. It's such a good feeling when that happens because it doesn't happen all the time."
You recently released ‘Summer 91 (Looking Back)’ via RCA and the reaction has been amazing! How did you feel when the track blew up?
"Yeah it's been great. Annie Mac making it her hottest record was definitely a good start! I was buzzing when she did that, I have been a fan of hers for such a long time now. Then Radio 1 added it to the A List which has never happened to me in my career, I was so happy about that."
Is there a story behind the track or lyrics?
"Yeah it was during lockdown in LA last year. Me and Annaca, who is the singer, wanted to come up with a song that felt nostalgic and 90s. We wanted it to sum up how we were feeling at the time and it obviously connected with a lot of people."
Could you let us know what else you’ll be up to this year?
"Finally back playing shows and releasing some new singles and remixes across the year!"
'Summer 91 (Looking Back' is out now.
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