Noisestorm

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Noisestorm
Birth nameEoin O'Broin
OriginDublin, Ireland
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments
Years active2011–present
LabelsMonstercat
Associated actsForeign Beggars

Eoin O'Broin ([ˈoːnʲ oː ˈbˠɾˠɪnʲ]), better known by his stage name Noisestorm, is an Irish DJ and music producer. He is best known for his song "Crab Rave", which peaked at 14 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

"Crab Rave"[edit]

"Crab Rave" was initially released as a small April Fool's Day joke,[2] although it soon gained popularity after becoming an internet meme due to the music video's uplifting theme and dancing crabs. In an interview with Suzana Palyan of Billboard, O'Broin expressed his appreciation for its growing popularity, writing "It's incredibly cool to see people enjoying it for the humour and video, as well as for the music itself. I really didn't anticipate the wave of new listeners and the plethora of memes based on the original; it's very fun to see the new creative variations being made every day." The music video was developed by O'Broin using the program Unreal Engine.[3][2]

O'Broin has further expressed his gratitude with the song's popularity, stating that he never expected the song to become so popular and for it to become an internet meme, writing "Honestly, I had no idea. It just happened – and the cool thing is it happened completely by itself. I just put it out as a funny video and whoever made the "Obama is Gone" meme kind of kicked everything off. It's fun to go around and read the latest comments because people are always making new versions of the meme and progressing it. I definitely didn't expect it."[4]

The song marked the first appearance of O'Broin in the Billboard charts, with the song debuting at number 36 on the "Hot Dance/Electronic Songs" category. The song gained 1 million (U.S) online streams, in the week ending November 22. The song has since become the fourteenth most popular video across both of Monstercat's YouTube channels, surpassing the second most popular video by 13 times on Monstercat's "Instinct" channel.[5] As of May 2019, the music video has gained over 58 million views on the "Monstercat: Instinct" YouTube channel.[6]

In 2015, Epic Games launched Unreal Dev Grants, a $5 million development fund aiming to provide grants to creative projects using Unreal Engine 4. In November 2018, Epic announced that it would award a further $800,000 to more than 30 individuals and teams, including O'Broin for his efforts in creating the music video for "Crab Rave", featuring thousands of computer-generated dancing crabs.[7]

On January 22, 2019, it was revealed that the song won Best Original Track (Solo) in the Tropical House & Commercial Deep House category on the Best of 2018 by the r/EDM subreddit with 226 participants.[8][9][10]

On April 1, 2019, Czech-based indie studio Beat Games announced that "Crab Rave" was to be released onto their virtual reality rhythm game Beat Saber.[11] The song was intentionally released on April Fools' Day to celebrate the one year anniversary of the song's original release.[12]

Career[edit]

Following Crab Rave, O'Broin released the song "Breakout" with English hip hop group Foreign Beggars.[1] Critics praised the release, with Dancing Astronaut praising the mixture of rap with the synths and drops.[13]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Ignite EP
Solar EP
  • Released: August 1, 2011
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Renegade EP
  • Released: February 1, 2012
  • Label: Monstercat
  • Format: Digital download
Surge EP
  • Released: March 12, 2014
  • Label: Monstercat
  • Format: Digital download

As a featured artist[edit]

Title Details
Some Wobbles EP
(Ephixa)
  • Released: July 29, 2011
  • Label: Monstercat
  • Format: Digital download
Bring the Madness (The Remixes)[14]
(Excision and Pegboard Nerds)
  • Released: March 23, 2015
  • Label: Monstercat
  • Format: Digital download

Charted singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Dance

[15]
"Crab Rave"[2] 2018 14 Monstercat Instinct Vol. 1

Other singles[edit]

Title Year Album Label
Shockwave 2011 non-album single Self-released
Airwaves Monstercat 002 – Early Stage Monstercat
Full Focus Monstercat 003 – Momentum Monstercat
Wipeout Monstercat Christmas Album 2011 Monstercat
Breakdown[16] 2012 Monstercat 007 – Solace Monstercat
Timewarp Monstercat 009 – Reunion Monstercat
Together 2013 Monstercat 013 – Awakening Monstercat
Eclipse[17] Monstercat 014 – Discovery Monstercat
Surge 2014 Monstercat 017 – Ascension Monstercat
Breakdown VIP[16] Monstercat 018 – Frontier Monstercat
Sentinel[18] Monstercat 019 – Endeavour Monstercat
Barracuda 2015 Monstercat 022 – Contact Monstercat
Heist Monstercat 024 – Vanguard Monstercat
Antihero[19] 2016 Monstercat 026 – Resistance Monstercat
Leaving Now[20] Monstercat 027 – Cataclysm Monstercat
This Feeling[21] Monstercat 5 Year Anniversary Monstercat
Escape[22] 2017 Monstercat Uncaged Vol. 1 Monstercat
Breakout (feat. Foreign Beggars)[1] 2018 Monstercat Uncaged Vol. 6 Monstercat

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lin, Vivian (2018-10-02). "Noisestorm and Foreign Beggars' collaboration is a dark "Breakout" of music norms". Earmilk. Archived from the original on 2018-12-16. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  2. ^ a b c Stevo (2018-12-04). "This EDM April Fool's Meme Has Just Entered Into Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart". EDM Sauce. Archived from the original on 2018-12-12. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  3. ^ "Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Nora En Pure, Noisestorm and CamelPhat x Cristoph". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2018-11-30. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  4. ^ "October Feature: Noisestorm". Monstercat. Archived from the original on 2018-12-12. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  5. ^ "This EDM April Fools Joke Is Actually Charting On Billboard". Your EDM. 2018-11-30. Archived from the original on 2018-11-30. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  6. ^ Monstercat: Instinct, Noisestorm - Crab Rave [Monstercat Release], archived from the original on 2018-11-09, retrieved 2018-12-12
  7. ^ "Epic Games Awards $800,000 in Unreal Dev Grants". GameDev.net. Archived from the original on 2018-12-12. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  8. ^ Meadow, Matthew (2019-01-23). "EDM Reddit Reveals Best of 2018 Voting Results At Long Last". Your EDM. Archived from the original on 2019-04-03. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
  9. ^ "RL Grime, 1788-L, And REZZ Dominate r/EDM's 2018 Best Of EDM Awards". Run The Trap: The Best EDM, Hip Hop & Trap Music. 2019-01-22. Archived from the original on 2019-04-03. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
  10. ^ Sierra, Matt (2019-01-24). "The Best Dance Music Of 2018 As Voted By Reddit". EDMTunes. Archived from the original on 2019-04-03. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
  11. ^ "Beat Saber Adds Crab Rave For Free In New Update". UploadVR. 2019-04-02. Archived from the original on 2019-04-03. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
  12. ^ "Crab Rave is the Latest Free Beat Saber Song, Available Now". PlayStation LifeStyle. 2019-04-01. Archived from the original on 2019-04-03. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
  13. ^ "Noisestorm- Breakout ft Foreign Beggars". Dancing Astronaut. 2018-10-04. Archived from the original on 2018-11-12. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  14. ^ Rubinstein, Peter (2015-03-23). "'Bring The Madness' Remix Package". Your EDM. Archived from the original on 2018-12-15. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  15. ^ "EDM Music & Dance Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  16. ^ a b "Noisestorm Turns His Banger "Breakdown" Into A Sick VIP | RaverRafting". RaverRafting | We Are The Scene. 2014-06-10. Archived from the original on 2018-12-15. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  17. ^ philstoneiv (2013-07-22). "Noisestorm - "Eclipse"". Electric Sloth. Archived from the original on 2018-12-15. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  18. ^ McGiverin, Jon (2014-10-10). "Your EDM Premiere: Noisestorm - Sentinel [Monstercat]". Your EDM. Archived from the original on 2018-12-15. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  19. ^ "Noisestorm - Antihero". By The Wavs. 2016-03-07. Archived from the original on 2018-12-15. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  20. ^ Landon Fleury (2016-05-13). "Noisestorm - Leaving Now [Monstercat]". Your EDM. Archived from the original on 2018-12-15. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  21. ^ "Noisestorm – This Feeling". Stoney Roads. Archived from the original on 2018-10-11. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  22. ^ "Noisestorm - Escape". By The Wavs. 2017-03-04. Archived from the original on 2018-12-15. Retrieved 2018-12-12.

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