Closer Is Noisia’s Third And Last Album (Feat. Skrillex, Black Sun Empire, The Upbeats & More)

The news that Dutch electronic music giants Noisia had produced a surprise third and last artist album, ‘Closer,’ was widely celebrated by fans, peers, and the media. Although, for many in the United States, the announcement falling on April 1 caused some misunderstanding as to whether it was legitimate.

Closer, thankfully, was released today, and it highlights Noisia’s phenomenal musical legacy, both within drum & bass and wider electronic music; the album includes 11 new songs among the 20-track tracklist, and features collaborations with Skrillex, Black Sun Empire, The Upbeats, Camo & Krooked, Mefjus, Phace, IMANU, Halogenix, Posij, Former, and Two Fingers.

Noisia, aka Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen, and Thijs de Vlieger, announced in September 2019 that the group would disband at the end of 2020, capping off a hugely successful 20-year career that saw Noisia break new ground for drum & bass and become one of the most respected outfits in electronic music. However, in the aftermath of the COVID-19 epidemic, they postponed the ‘end of Noisia’ until summer 2022 in order to say farewell to as many of their Dutch and worldwide admirers as possible. Lowlands will close the event on August 21 with their ninth performance.