Noir presents the self-titled studio album: Noir

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Noir presents the self-titled studio album: Noir

A hugely influential and in-demand DJ and producer, Noir has been responsible for some of the most poignant – as well as explosive – moments in clubland’s recent history. Arguably best known for his huge dancefloor bomb ‘Around’, Noir now drops his debut studio album, a project that has been nearly half a decade in the making.

‘Around’, a sexy, synthesizer-tinted groove featuring vocalist Hayze dominated dancefloors across the world for close to two years, making Noir a household name across clubland. And it’s still as popular as ever – the Solomon Vox remix of ‘Around’ has amassed more than 12 million views on YouTube.

As well as ‘Around’, Noir includes further club hits ‘Angel feat. Hayze’, ‘My Fault feat. HRRSN’ and current single ‘Black feat. Caitlin’, evidencing Noir’s desire to work with a variety of vocalists to create something far weightier than simply a collection of club tracks.

Noir is about telling stories, boasting 12 completely unique productions that chart the artist’s evolution over the course of his expansive career.

With many of its cuts moving away from the strict four-to-the-floor parameters of house music production, the horizons of Noir stretch way beyond the dancefloor. Taking cues from a range of artists from Depeche Mode to Kraftwerk, and Massive Attack to Timbaland – all of whom have heavily influenced Noir’s aesthetic – Noir is an emotionally charged and utterly engrossing body of work.

Says Noir of working on the album: “The album has been in the making since I started working on ‘Around’ back in 2010, so for me it’s a body of work that spans nearly 5 years, with changes to productions, melodies and moods before I was happy with the final tracks.

“What you hear on the album is the culmination of all the music and influences I grew up and have lived with over the years: it is absolutely my identity and honestly represents my musical passions. “

Unlike many ‘dance’ albums that are little more than a collection of thrown-together club tracks, Noir combines tirelessly creative songwriting with multi-faceted production that reveals fresh delights with every listen: a timeless release from a truly singular artist.

Noir is out 09 March 2015 (Digital and triple LP) on Noir Music

Tracklisting:
Digital
01. Black feat. Caitlin
02. Around feat. Hayze
03. Let It Go feat. Caitlin
04. Real feat. Symbol
05. Found Out feat. Richard Davis
06. Time feat. HRRSN
07. Explode feat. Chris James
08. In A Vacuum feat. Richard Davis
09. My Fault feat. HRRSN
10. Angel feat. Hayze
11. Glass feat. Symbol
12. Out Of Control feat. Cari Golden

Vinyl
A1. Black feat. Caitlin
A2. Around feat. Hayze
A3. Let It Go feat. Caitlin
B1. Real feat. Symbol
B2. Found Out feat. Richard Davis
B3. Time feat. HRRSN
C1. Explode feat. Chris James
C2. In A Vacuum feat. Richard Davis
C3. My Fault feat. HRRSN
D1. Angel feat. Hayze
D2. Glass feat. Symbol
D3. Out Of Control feat. Cari Golden