Dutch electronic trio Noisia has announced they are breaking up at the end of 2020. In a lengthy statement released on social media, the group explains why they are breaking up and what the future holds.
“For almost 20 years, all three of us wanted pretty much the same, but we’ve developed, and realized that nowadays we want different things,” they explain. “That’s why we’ve decided that for us, and our listeners, it’s the most honorable and respectful choice to put an end to this chapter, and start the next one.”
They feel they have come to the end of the road with Noisia and want to each continue doing their own thing.
“Noisia is a game that we’ve completed. There’s very little left for us to explore together,” they say. “Noisia is a beautifully consolidated shape. And we want to leave Noisia in that shape, rather than keep chiseling at it, with the risk of ruining it. A good artist should know when an artwork is finished.”
This wasn’t an easy decision, but it was necessary. They aren’t sure what the future holds, but they will remain friends and have studios in the same space.
“What the future holds for us, we honestly don’t know. We still have our studios in the same space, and we will run into each other every day. We are still friends. We will still make music together in some shape or form.”
Next year will be their 20th year as a group and they will pair a farewell tour with 20-year anniversary celebrations. Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen and Thijs de Vlieger have become known for some of the most innovative drum and bass, dubstep, house and breakbeat music. Their mixing and song production have become something that many aspire to be able to do.
We still have another year of Noisia, so enjoy each show and release when it happens.