Noisecontrollers is a hard-dance act run by Bas Oskam. For nearly a decade, Noisecontrollers has been one of the leading acts in the Hardstyle genre hitting all major stages around the world. From an intense passion for music the producer behind Noisecontrollers, Bas Oskam, produces new music at conveyer belt pace. His succes is built on his unusual talent for producing music with a creativity and passion that is uncomparable to anything else. Constantly looking for new and different sounds and styles, he pioneers in creating innovative music and this way stays on top of the scene. Bas: “I have released over 100 tracks in various genres of dance music in the last couple of years. Words can’t describe how much Noisecontrollers and the process of creating music means to me, and how much it influences my life.”
How it all started
Noisecontrollers has been a Hardstyle act since the end of 2005 with Bas and Arjan. Noisecontrollers was conceived of with only one goal in mind: to bring Hardstyle to the next level. The public’s response to Noisecontrollers has been tremendeous since its very conception. Noisecontrollers are well-known for their rough pounding kicks and astonishing melodies. In 2007 they decided to introduce a special live act in response to their enormous success. This resulted in them playing all over Europe, the USA and Australia within just one year.
In the following years, Noisecontrollers released countless tracks on Fusion Records, Scantraxx Records and on their own label Digital Age. Some of their greatest hits included tracks such as Gimme Love, So High and Faster ’n Further. Additionally, Noisecontrollers created anthems for DefQon, Decibel, Iqon and In Qontrol. Solo nights followed in The Outland (Rotterdam) in 2010, and at Thrillogy in 2011. Another milestone was the release of Noisecontrollers’ first album E=NC2’s in 2012. The album release occurred simultaneously with one of the most memorable events in Noisecontrollers’ history: X-Qlusive Noisecontrollers in the Heineken Music Hall. The spin off was incredible and Noisecontrollers’ popularity was unbeatable. Noisecontrollers #27 position in the DJ Mag in 2012 is a testament to their success.
The Noisecontrollers’ Sound
The Noisecontrollers’ sound has undergone many changes in the last couple of years, and the public has been introduced to a more melodious Hardstyle sound. His palette of sounds is very broad and consists of harder and softer sounds. It is therefore almost impossible to predict what will come next. However, Noisecontrollers’ creativity does not cease with Hardstyle. For example, a number of tracks have been released in the last couple of years that include different, experimental sounds, which go far beyond the boundaries of Hardstyle. The release of Get Loose in 2012 and their remix of Hardwell’s track Apollo has proven that these kind of tracks are just as successful. Noisecontrollers are eclectic and have an open mind to new and different sounds, which is their distinguishing trademark.
Noisecontrollers as a Solo Act
In 2013, after having shared many great and unique experiences, Arjan decided to follow a new path in music and announced his departure from Noisecontrollers. Bas will thus, 1st of January 2014, continue to produce the Noisecontrollers’ sound as a solo act. The break-up was announced right before Qlimax 2013, which turned out to be Arjan’s unofficial goodbye performance.