DJ and producer NOISES didn’t take the slow and steady path. Instead, through a collaboration with Ekonovah, another up-and-comer at the time, he released his debut track “Medicine” on Insomniac Records’ imprint In/Rotation in 2019.
The track reached the label’s best-of list that year, and the producer born Moises Godoy continued his streak with another collaboration – this time with Nostalgix on track “The Plug.”
From here, he released two EPs, Some Place and Wanna Do and appeared on Mau5trap compilation Work. 2020 into 2021 saw more collaborations: “Buzzin” with Night Bass artist Blossom, a collaboration with Dark Cities, and “Talk” with the U.K.’s Dread MC.
These releases gained the attention of heavyweights like Deadmau5, Dillion Francis, and Alison Wonderland and have paved the way to his latest, “Find Me,” out in February on Altered States.
Going for an after-hours, late-night house vibe, “Find Me” bridges groovy beats with atmospheric vocals and represents Altered States’ foray into more downtempo styles.
As the West Coast house producer continues to look ahead, we talked with him about his rapidly rising career and recent release:
How does it feel to be releasing music through Altered States?
Such a great experience! I believe there are so many great people out there in the music industry, and I was fortunate enough to cross paths with the amazing individuals at Altered States.
Tell us about “Find Me”: What was your objective or vision for this release?
I’m a firm believer in music being a second language. Sometimes words can’t perfectly describe a situation, but a song takes you back to a moment or a physical feeling inside you.
The goal is to always aim for that, and with “Feel Me,” I wanted to take the listener down to an emotion that wasn’t just rainbows and perfect situations.
It captures a time where maybe someone’s love didn’t feel good enough for the one they cared about the most. Whether you’ve been in that situation or not, I tried to capture that energy into this record, with some NOISES thump to it.
You’ve been steadily putting out music since 2019. How did you get started with production?
I always had a fascination for multiple genres of music at a young age. The passion grew to a point where I wanted to be a part of what I loved most, so in 2011, I dedicated using my DAW as a place of ultimate private self-expression.
Whether the beats were good or bad, It excited me that every time I jumped on, I would learn something new about how a different genre is created or having my knowledge tested to do certain tasks that essentially made me better.
I fell in love with the process of always progressing and the idea of having one mission with 20,000 different ways to achieve it. You can never be wrong when it comes to creating. If it sounds good, it sounds good.
As a producer, how would you describe your sound?
My sound is a bit different when it comes to your run-of-the-mill dance record. I aim for a more soulful approach when it comes to my Late-Night House projects, which I would describe as emotional, lush, and dreamy.
The feeling of the wind down after a memorable night out or maybe an emotional situation, we aim to create a setting. The more upbeat NOISES records are just overall fun projects with a lot of energy and very bass-driven.
Growing up around dance music at an early age, techno and club records were something me and my father shared interest in. Keeping that pump in my music and adding those elements in my style is important.
Who or what influences you as an artist?
In the beginning, Influences I had were producer/DJs who came before me. Bloody Beetroots, Steve Aoki, Busy P, Boys Noize. They were creating a whole new world around us that we didn’t know we wanted as much as we do today.
As I grew older and gained more knowledge, I found motivation in guys like DJ Snake, Diplo, Zeds Dead because of the work ethic these artists have.
From having labels, throwing shows, creating timeless music, it’s very inspiring to see these individuals continue to push the boundaries and allow the masses to understand and accept it on a grand scale.
You’ve collaborated with other artists, including Ekonovah and Artist Nostalgix. What do you look for in a collaborator?
I think the biggest thing for me is belief in what the project is no matter who the artist is.
One thing you can’t deny is a great-sounding record, so if I can feel the vision, I would love to bring what I have to the table to make something that we love and the people love as well. I have full belief in my ear and have trust in what it likes.
How does it feel to receive support from Deadmau5, Dillon Francis, and Alison Wonderland?
When the support started coming around, it was just a shock experience, because these are the individuals that inspire me.
Them accepting what I had to offer felt like I was doing something right, which allowed me to believe in myself more and trust that I can do it just like they are.
It really made me understand that anything is possible if you give it your full attention. You have to want it!
What plans, in terms of music and performing, do you have for the rest of 2023?
Just like Jordan, we’re jumping into ‘23 with heat! More A1 music with Altered States, which I’m super-pumped for! Collaboration pieces with artists like Jay Robinson, Isenburg, Shdws to name a few.
Still creating great, original art with my design team Odd Co. As for shows, we will definitely be on the road with Deadbeats, so stay tapped in and yeah, ready to see what else the year has in store for me while we keep getting after it!
Where would you like to see your career go?
For me, it’s all about the present moment, so I haven’t thought too much about where I’d like to see this all going.
All I can say is, I’m going to continue to set bigger, better goals for this project, and we’ll see where it takes us. Right now, I’m having fun doing what I love and hope it can carry on for years to come!