LDN Noise

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LDN Noise
Genres
Years active2012 (2012)–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websiteldnnoise.com
Members
  • Greg Bonnick
  • Hayden Chapman

LDN Noise is a British songwriting and record production duo based in London, England. Consisted of songwriter Greg Bonnick and DJ Hayden Chapman, the duo has worked with artists such as Nathan Sykes, Nick Jonas and Chris Brown since 2012, most notably having co-written the 2012's number-one UK hit "Turn Up the Music" for the latter artist.

Bonnick and Chapman, however, are most known for their work with K-pop artists, most notably with soloists and idol groups under the management of SM Entertainment, such as f(x), EXO, Red Velvet and NCT. Describing their sonic style as "different but similar", the duo often incorporates elements from UK garage, drum and bass, funk and '90s house music to their EDM-influenced work, thus creating their own signature sonic style.[1] In addition to their initial work with South Korean artists, the duo released several digital singles as both a lead artist and a featured act since 2016. LDN Noise was since hailed as one of the "hidden heroes" behind the success of K-pop by The Korea Times.[2][3][4]

Background and career[edit]

Both Chapman and Bonnick studied music, but at different colleges prior to their professional career as songwriters. After meeting through their mutual friends, the duo started writing and producing together under the name Agent X with Leon Price, and eventually landed their first writing credit for "Turn Up the Music", which was released as the first single from Chris Brown's fifth studio album Fortune (2012).[5] The song was a commercial success, peaking at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart while topping the UK Singles Chart. After being introduced by their friend Andrew Jackson (whom was also a songwriter) to the K-pop market, the duo started writing for boy band Shinhwa and Got7, which was both Bonnick and Chapman's first work in the K-pop market. According to Chapman, LDN Noise then met SM Entertainment's A&R executives on a songwriting trip to Sweden during mid-2014, and started working with the label closely since then. They eventually earned their first writing and producing credit under SM with "View" by SHINee, which was a commercial success upon its release, and has since become a frequent collaborator with the label's artists.[6]

In addition to their work with SM Entertainment, LDN Noise also contributed their work to several K-pop artists, notably including Sistar, Girl's Day, Astro and Twice as of 2020.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK AUS
As a lead artist
"Want U" 2016 Non-album singles
"At Night"
"Facade" (feat. Tay Jasper)
"Tears" (with Pretty Sister)
"Loving You Tonight"
"Talk to My Body" (feat. Dominique) 2017
As a featured artist
"Walk By Faith (LDN Noise Remix)"
(PYLO featuring LDN Noise)
2015 Non-album single
"I Ain't Missing You"
(Aston Merrygold featuring LDN Noise)
2016 126 Showstopper
"Countdown"
(Amber Liu featuring LDN Noise)
2018 Non-album single
Collaborations
"What I Live For"
(vs. KYA)
2014 65 Non-album singles
"My Show"
(with Cha Ji-yeon)
2016
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Production and songwriting credits[edit]

K-pop[edit]

S.M. Entertainment artists[edit]

Title Year Artist (s) Album Music Arrangement
Credited With Credited With
"View" 2015 Shinee Odd Yes Ryan S. Jhun, Adrian McKinnon Yes Ryan S. Jhun, Adrian McKinnon
"Komplicated" TVXQ Rise as God Yes Tay Jasper Yes Tay Jasper
"Gemini" Taeyeon I Yes Carolyn Jordan, Alice Sophie Penrose Yes
"Married to the Music" Shinee Married to the Music Yes Zak Waters, Adrian McKinnon, Ryan S. Jhun Yes Zak Waters, Adrian McKinnon, Ryan S. Jhun
"Dumb Dumb" Red Velvet The Red Yes Deanna Dellacioppa, Taylor Parks, Ryan S. Jhun Yes Deanna Dellacioppa, Taylor Parks, Ryan S. Jhun
"Campfire" Yes Taylor Parks, iDR, Ryan S. Jhun Yes Taylor Parks, iDR, Ryan S.Jhun
"Red Dress" Yes Rodnae "Chikk" Bell, Nermin Harambasic, Jin Suk Choi, Charite Viken, Ryan S. Jhun Yes Rodnae "Chikk" Bell, Nermin Harambasic, Jin Suk Choi, Charite Viken, Ryan S. Jhun
"Oh Boy" Yes Herbie Crichlow, Lauren Dyson, Jin Choi Yes Herbie Crichlow, Lauren Dyson, Jin Choi
"4 Walls" f(x) 4 Walls Yes Tay Jasper, Adrian McKinnon Yes
"Rude Love" Yes Syron, Andrew Jackson Yes
"Papi" Yes Kenzie, Shaun, Ylva Dimberg Yes Shaun
"Girl x Friend" EXO Sing for You Yes Adrian Mckinnon, Tay Jasper, Shaun Yes
"On the Snow" Yes Andrew Choi, Ylva Dimberg Yes
"Lightsaber" Yes Adrian Mckinnon Yes
"12:25 (Wish List)" f(x) Winter Garden Yes Adrian Mckinnon Yes
"Guess Who" 2016 Taemin Press It Yes Andrew Choi, Tay Jasper Yes SHAUN, David Choi
"Moon" Jonghyun She Is Yes Jonghyun, Adrian McKinnon Yes
"Dress Up" Yes Jonghyun Yes
"Why" Taeyeon Why Yes Lauren Dyson, Rodnae "Chikk" Bell Yes Lauren Dyson, Rodnae 'Chikk' Bell
"Fashion" Yes Marissa Shipp, Brittany Mullen Yes Marissa Shipp, Brittany Mullen
"Up & Down"
(featuring Hyoyeon)
Yes Ylva Dimberg, Herbie Crichlow Yes Ylva Dimberg, Herbie Crichlow,
"Good Thing" Yes Alice Sophie Penrose, Carolyn Jordan Yes Alice Sophie Penrose, Carolyn Jordan
"Lucky One" EXO Ex'Act Yes Andrew Choi, Adrian Mckinnon Yes
"Monster" Yes Kenzie, Rodnae "Chikk" Bell Yes Kenzie, Rodnae "Chikk" Bell
"White Noise" Yes Adrian Mckinnon, Rodnae "Chikk" Bell Yes
"Fire Truck" NCT 127 NCT 127 Yes Tay Jasper, Ylva Dimberg Yes
"Wake Up" Yes Tay Jasper Yes
"Switch"
(featuring SR15B)
Yes Trey Campbell, Tay Jasper, Rosina 'Soaky' Russell Yes
"All Mine" f(x) Non-album single Yes Andre Merritt, Breana Marin Yes
"Lotto" EXO Lotto Yes Adrian McKinnon, Rodnae "Chikk" Bell Yes
"Secret" Pantene X Yuri X Seohyun Non-album single No Yes
"Shift" Shinee 1 of 1 Yes Kenzie, Adrian Mckinnon Yes Kenzie, Adrian Mckinnon
"The One" EXO-CBX Hey Mama! Yes Adrian Mckinnon, Tay Jasper Yes
"Zoo" 2017 Red Velvet The Red Summer Yes Courtney Woolsey, Alice Penrose Yes
"Forever" EXO The War Yes Kenzie, Adrian Mckinnon Yes
"We Young" NCT Dream We Young Yes Kenzie, Ylva Dimberg Yes
"Power" EXO The War: The Power of Music Yes James Matthew Norton Yes
"Touch" 2018 NCT 127 NCT 2018 Empathy Yes Deez, Adrian Mckinnon Yes Deez
"Puzzle" TVXQ! New Chapter No. 1: The Chance of Love Yes Adrian McKinnon, Tay Jasper Yes
"Replay (PM 01:27)" NCT 127 Regular-Irregular No Bang Hye-hyun Yes LDN Noise, Varren Wade
"Gravity" EXO Don't Mess Up My Tempo Yes Deez, Adrian Mckinnon Yes
"Damage" Yes Yes
"So Good" Red Velvet RBB Yes Deez, Ellen Berg Tollbom Yes Deez, Ellen Berg Tollbom
"Countdown" Amber Liu Non-album single Yes Amber Liu Yes
"Say It" 2019 WayV Take Off Yes Andrew Choi, Lauren Dyson Yes Andrew Choi, Lauren Dyson
"Ice Queen" Baekhyun City Lights Yes Adrian McKinnon, Bobii Loves Yes
"Jopping" SuperM SuperM Yes Tay Jasper, Adrian Mckinnon, Nasla Jones, Geoffrey McCray, Zachary Chicoine, Marcus Scoutt Yes Yoo Young-jin
"2 Fast" Yes Adrian Mckinnon, Ebenezer Yes
"Love Talk" WayV Take Over The Moon Yes Adrian Mckinnon, Ebenezer Fabiyi Yes
"Love You Like Crazy" Taeyeon Purpose Yes Kenzie Yes Kenzie
"Butterfly Effect" EXO Obsession Yes Lee Su-ran Yes Adrian McKinnon
"Dreams Come True" 2020 NCT 127 Neo Zone & Neo Zone: The Final Round Yes Deez, Bobii Lewis Yes Deez
"Non Stop" Yes Kenzie, Adrian McKinnon Yes
"Only Human" WayV Awaken the World Yes Jeremy "Tay" Jasper, Dylan Huling Yes

Other K-pop artists[edit]

Title Year Artist (s) Album Music Arrangement
Credited With Credited With
"Just Tonight" 2014 Got7 Identify Yes Myron Jordine Yes
"Cat" 2015 Shinhwa We Yes Casper, Kyle Coleman, Ryan Kim, Christopher Dotson Yes Casper, Kyle Coleman, Ryan Kim, Christopher Dotson
"Sniper" Yes Andrew Jackson, Sabastian Lundberg Yes Andrew Jackson, Sabastian Lundberg
"Ice Moon" Yes Andrew Jackson Yes Andrew Jackson
"Fingertips (Pinkrush)" 2016 I.O.I 35 Girls 5 Concepts Yes Ryan S. Jhun, Kristy Lee Peters,

Melanie Joy Fontana, Michel Sebastian Maximilian Schulz

Yes Ryan S. Jhun, Kristy Lee Peters,

Melanie Joy Fontana, Michel Sebastian Maximilian Schulz

"Get Down" Boys Republic BR: Evolution Yes August Rigo, Jarah Gibson, Kyle Coleman, Ryan S.Jhun Yes August Rigo, Jarah Gibson, Kyle Coleman, Ryan S.Jhun
"String" Sistar Insane Love Yes Rovin Yes Rovin
"My Show" Cha Ji-yeon X LDN Noise Non-album single Yes Lauren Dyson, Adrian McKinnon Yes
"Thirsty" 2017 Girl's Day Everyday #5 Yes Alice Sophie Penrose, Carolyn Jordan, Ryan S. Jhun, Jo Miswell Yes Alice Sophie Penrose, Carolyn Jordan, Ryan S. Jhun, Jo Miswell
"Crazy Sexy Cool" ASTRO Dream Part.02 Yes Adrian Mckinnon Yes Adrian Mckinnon
"Black Heart" 2018 UNB Black Heart Yes Ryan S. Jhun Yes Ryan S. Jhun
"All Night" 2019 ASTRO All Light Yes Kyler Niko Yes
"Water" THE BOYZ Dreamlike Yes Gustav Karlstrom, 9ROTA, 조미쉘 (Singing Beetle) Yes Gustav Karlstrom, 9ROTA, 조미쉘 (Singing Beetle)
"Shadow" 2020 TWICE More & More Yes Chloe Latimer, Hannah Wilson Yes
"Surf" Itzy Not Shy Yes Cazzi Opeia, Ellen Berg Yes
"Revolution" AleXa DECOHERENCE Yes Anne Judith Stokke Wik, Ronny Svendsen, Nermin Harambasic Yes Anne Judith Stokke Wik, Ronny Svendsen, Nermin Harambasic

Others[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Album Credits
Music With Lyrics With
"Turn Up the Music" 2012 Chris Brown Fortune No Yes Chris Brown, Harvey Mason, Jr., Damon Thomas, Alexander Palmer, Michael Jimenez,

Terence Coles

"What I Live For"
(vs. LDN Noise)
2014 KYA Non-album single Yes Yes
"Rebound" Tay Jasper Non-album single Yes No
"Kiss Me Quick" 2015 Nathan Sykes Unfinished Business Yes Choi Yes Nathan Sykes, Ali Tennant, Jin Choi
"Recover"
(featuring Remi)
KLP Non-album single Yes No
"Simple Love" Markus Feehily Fire No Yes Markus Feehily, Mark Mehigan, Leon Price, Conor O'Donoghue
"This Ain't Over" 2016 Alex Newell POWER EP Yes Yes Andrew Jackson
"Work, Flip, Shine" Tay Jasper Non-album single Yes No
"New Girl" Reggie 'n' Bollie Non-album single Yes Iain James, Afterhrs, Space Primates No
"Testify" Nick Jonas Last Year Was Complicated Yes Yes Nick Jonas, Whitmore Jr., Patrick "J. Que" Smith
"Freedom" Nathan Sykes Unfinished Business Yes Yes Nathan Skyes, Ali Tennant
"Taken" Yes Pretty Sister, Jarred K, AC Burrell, Kyle Townsend No
"Red Alert" 2018 Double Seven Boys [zh] Red Alert Yes No
"The One" Yes No
"Dream World Tour" NEX7 THE FIRST II Yes Ryan S. Jhun, Adrian McKinnon, Jeremy Jasper, Kameron Alexander No
"无我 (WORK)" ONER [zh] 过敏 (ALLERGY) Yes No
"炫实 (DAZZLE)" Yes No
"瞬 (ALL FALLS DOWN)" Yes No

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LDN Noise Grow Louder: British Producers on EXO's New Single 'Lotto' & 'Changing' K-Pop". Fuse. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  2. ^ "K-Pop Crossover: Music Production Team LDN Noise Celebrate f(x) Comeback". KpopStarz.com. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  3. ^ "LDN Noise Talk 'Monster,' '4 Walls' & Creating Hits for K-Pop's Biggest Acts". Billboard. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  4. ^ "K-Pop's Non-K Producers: How The Stereotypes, Diplo, Skrillex, LDN Noise & More Lean Into Korea". Billboard.com. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  5. ^ "unavailable". Retrieved 4 June 2020.[dead link]
  6. ^ "LDN Noise, hidden heroes behind K-pop success". The Korea Times. 1 April 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2017.