He took some time to stay with the drum 'n' bass trio after his time as frontman in From First to Last. At the time he was working on some solo singer stuff, but his destiny as Skrillex was right on the horizon. Skrillex has become one of the biggest names in dance and pop music, but he still finds Noisia to be a constant source of inspiration. He discussed the Dutch trio ahead of their OWSLA Radio takeover Saturday, Oct. 8.
“If you look at their aesthetic and their imagery and their sound and music, it’s just pure art,” he says. “In EDM you hear a lot of drops and people aren’t really saying anything. It’s just a loud moment, y’know? And sometimes that’s effective live, but when you’re hearing what they’re making, they’re saying something. Like, a good guitar solo — some of it just sounds like noodling, but some of it you’re following. They think about what they have to say and they say it in every song. Without words. It’s not randomness. It’s calculated.”
Read the full interview at NEST HQ.