It’s a sad day for the drum and bass world. Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen, and Thijs de Vlieger – better known as Noisia – announced earlier today that they will be disbanding after a 20-year run. The group expressed how Noisia was a “beautifully consolidated shape” and staying together put that at risk. Furthermore, they decided to end on good terms and put the project to rest.
The trio explained in their statement that they desire different things at the moment:
“We’ve all grown, as people and as musicians. 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. If we all wanted the same different things, it would make sense to do that as a different Noisia, but we want different different things.”
In its lifetime, the group has perfected a sound design that has made a huge mark in the electronic music scene. This year, they opened for Zeds Dead at their annual Deadrocks show, and they’re also expected to finish the rest of their shows this year. Additionally, they announced that they would go on one last tour in 2020, and continue their radio show until the end of the year.
Check out the full announcement here.