Noir

Now I’m in a place,” says Rene ‘Noir’ Kristensen, “where I want to make club music again”. That place is built on the sense of achievement and pride that came with the release of his brilliant self titled debut artist album in March 2015. Producing it involved Noir ‘locking himself up in the studio to get what was inside of him out of my system’ he says, and this process also involved reconnecting with those artists that have been written into his DNA throughout his life. 

One of the planet’s most in demand house DJs and the man behind a hugely successful and pioneering label, Noir 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 vocalist Hayze, was by far the biggest of Noir’s career to date. It dominated dancefloors 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.