, Denmark’s biggest underground export and head honcho of the famed imprint will be in Kuala Lumpur for the first time together with Malaysian dance floor preacher himself, under one roof. The duo, responsible for the monstrous hits ‘Around’ and ‘Angel’ will be performing in the club lounge this November 9 making it a world exclusive and one not to be missed.
One of the planet’s most in demand house DJs and the man behind a hugely successful and pioneering label, Rene ‘Noir’ Kristensen, is also responsible for one of the decade’s biggest house tracks so far, 2011’s global club smash ‘Around’. The track, a sexy, synthesizer-tinted groove featuring Malaysian vocalist/songwriter Hayze, was by far the biggest of Noir’s career to date. It dominated dance floors across the world for nearly 18 months - and didn’t just catapult Noir to the front rank of producers and DJs but Solomun (whose subtle, sexy remix became the definitive version) as well.
Noir’s forged a philosophy of DJing that remains to this day: a passion for new music, this wish to give the crowd something unique every time, has never left him: eight out of ten tracks you hear Noir play in any club now has been re-edited by him to fit his sets perfectly.
A trip to Ibiza in 2004 led to Noir’s first big international tune. Inspired by Nic Fancuilli’s Skylark bootleg of Tears For Fears, and a snatch of a Dire Straits song he heard from a passing car’s stereo on his return home, he constructed the cheeky, ‘Money For Nothing’ sampling ‘My MTV’.
It finally came out on Toolroom in March 2006 (by then parts and vocals had been re-recorded), and its success, coupled with that of 2005’s polemic, “All About House Music” gave Noir exposure outside Denmark and the confidence to strike out on his own. Giving up his day job at a friend’s in 2007 he set up his own label, Noir Music. In 2009 Pirupa & Pigi’s ‘Sweet Devil’, became Noir Music’s first Beatport number one. Since then the label has combined acclaim from DJs and critics with commercial success; over 180 releases to date (including on sub labels NM2 and Klimaks Records) have garnered too many Beatport top ten hits to count, while the ‘Use Your Ears’ compilation series has consistently showcased the label as one of the best and freshest in house music.
Indeed while Noir maintains that ‘the real kick’ for him is still DJing, thanks to his label, he’s almost as well known for his skills as an A&R / house music tastemaker as he is producer and DJ, with Noir signing for the label the first big records by Hot Since 82, Larse, Kevin Over, Ten Ven, Olivier Giacomotto and Finnebassen. This pioneering, instinctive trait of ‘A&R ing with your ears , not your eyes’ continues to define the label ethos and Rene is as excited by the likes of Olivier Giacomoto today as he was by a certain Daley Padley back in 2012.
Complimenting the A&R function is his much feted and incredibly popular Noir Recommends podcast which after a brief hiatus, is now set to resume it’s mission of bringing to the world Noir’s singular take on underground dance music.
Hayze has been a constant and consistent presence in the dance music underground for almost 20 years. Scene defining and constantly evolving with the times, Hayze’s résumé reads like a who’s who of house music royalty.
Around was one of his biggest releases with production partner Noir from Denmark. The Solomon remix hit more than 35 million views on You Tube and was named ‘Top 50 Dance Tracks of All Time’ by MixMag UK. Tracks like Around, Freak, Changes, Dreams, Thru all received anthem status in the underground world of house music. In 2016, both singles releases Brighter Days and Believer have already reached club anthem status and certainly 2017 has seen him increasing his performance profile even more in his monthly series at Le Noir KL.
LE NOIR KL : Unit H-G-07, The Hive, TREC, Lot 435, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
Club lounge opens at 11pm. Cover charge may apply. To reserve your spot: Book online: https://form.jotform.me/LeNoirKL/book-a-table
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