NOAH D - PERSPECTIVE
San Francisco based Noah D (aka Noah Dickinson) is regarded as one of today’s top dubstep DJs and producers. His diverse sound can simply be described as heavy hypnotic bass music. With over 10 years of production experience, first starting in hip-hop and drum & bass, he seamlessly blends genres and pushes the boundaries in the ever-evolving dubstep/bass music scenes.
“I’ve always had a diverse palate for music. My parents always had music playing when I grew up and I used to be obsessed with the first boombox I had. When I picked up a guitar at age 18, I never put it down.”
Noah D started his electronic music career in the late 90’s after listening to bass artists such as Boymerang, Photek, and Babylon System, the latter of which played a major role in his eventual transition from drum & bass to dubstep.
In 2001 he started producing drum & bass, which took his career to a whole new level. With such notable tracks as “Higha Dub/Voodoo” and “Sunset Highway/Blueberry Jam” to his credit, Noah D gained worldwide support from some of the genres biggest acts (Dieselboy, DJ Hype, Freq Nasty to name a few) and earned himself gigs at some of the most prestigious UK drum & bass nights (Metalheadz, Hardware at The End and Therapy Sessions at Herbal).
After being turned onto dubstep from longtime friends and roommates Babylon System, Noah D’s appreciation for the genre increased and the three started collaborating on music.
“I’ve always been more drawn to slow heavy music as opposed to fast heavy music whether electronic or not. Even when I made DNB I worked on a lot of 1/2 step beats so dubstep was a natural progression for me.”
Together they produced the track “Examination of Time” and the second phase of Noah D’s electronic music career began. In 2009 his dubstep track “Seeeriousss” received praise from some of the genres key players (Skream, N-Type and Plastician) saw radio play on BBC’s radio 1, 1xtra, Rinse FM and Kiss and became a full-fledged dubstep anthem. Since then, Noah D has had a slew of releases on various labels such as Subway, H.E.N.C.H., Lion Dub Intl. and Westbay to name a few.
In 2011 the well-accomplished DJ and producer was signed to Los Angeles based SMOG Records and has since been busy in the studio working on his forthcoming debut full-length album titled, Perspective. Starting simply as collection of music he wanted to share with his friends and fans, the album quickly grew into an intricate piece of work that takes listeners though multiple BPM ranges, features collaborations from some of the most talented vocalists and producers in today’s electronic scene and showcases the depth and diversity his fans have come to know and love.
“I’ve always wanted to do this album. 2012 is all about distinguishing myself as an artist, elevating my career to the next level.”
With the release of Perspective this spring and a North American & European tour currently in the works Noah D continues to push the boundaries in 2012!
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