Nobody debates Fedde Le Grand‘s house music credentials – which is why it’s unexpected to see him tackle big room house at a time when the style gets mocked harder than any other sound in electronic music. For what it’s worth, though, there is decent big room out there, and “That Noise” certainly falls into that category.
Don’t get me wrong, this track doesn’t stray from the main stage formula – it just accomplishes what songs by the likes of DVBBS, Borgeous and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (or their ghostwriters, anyways) do but with more thoughtful sound design elements. A simple synth pluck melody in the beginning lathers up into a reverberant progression before dropping into a barbaric rhythm engineered to move a few thousand bodies, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t bob my head to it a little.
While what Fedde Le Grand put together for “The Noise” is better than what most big room house artists put out, it’s still a far cry from his other productions. It’s admirable that he made something within the confines of the genre that doesn’t sound as interchangeable as the rest of it, but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s entry-level EDM.
Listen to Fedde Le Grand‘s “The Noise” in the player above and let us know what you think of his stylistic tangent by commenting below.