WHAT IS NOOZIK?

New music is essential to the creative minds at the NOOKA Lab, so it is no surprise that our techno-progressivist designs are popular with musicians in the pop, dance, and electronic music space. The marriage of the two brings you NOOZIK—a 14-song compilation featuring 12 original tracks from Synth Records, a collab remix track with Vanessa Daou and our contest winner “SINEWAVE”. Inspired by NOOKA’s core values, the electronic beats, undulating synth lines, and dreamy vocals stimulate the mind and are available as a free download below! 

Feel free to stream each track below or download the entire album here and be sure to pre-order our  GLOW collection before it releases!

TRACK ONE


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Artist: AIMES
Track: NOOKA THEME

AIMES is the production moniker of Alabama born, Brooklyn resident, Aman Ellis. Armed with a plethora of gadgets and toys, Aman spends his time bridging the divide between the organic tones of his guitar-playing past and the lush oscillations in his present writing. His adventuresome style of synth-wave space pop explores vast sonic territories, keeping a close affinity to other-worldly psychedelia and interstellar weirdness.

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TRACK TWO


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Artist: SHADES
Track: NOOKA GALAXY

The four-piece band from Boise, Idaho known to the universe as Shades, bring an eclectic mix of woozy melodic synths, crunched drums, smooth vocals and sweet vibes. Shades build a unique blend of chillwave, dance rock and shoegaze electronica that warms the soul.

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TRACK THREE


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Artist: TEEEL
Track: NOOKA RADIO

TEEEL (Jim Smith) is a electronic music producer/songwriter from New Jersey, founder of Synth Records (Synthemesc Recordings) and iheartsynths.com. Inspired by the 80s new wave movement, TEEEL credits his sound to marathon movie watching and being an obsessive gear head. Creating music in a 10×10 teal painted room, stacked with synthesizers and guitars, TEEEL produces music that ranges from hypnotic vocal synthpop to dreamwave and dark electronic rock.

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TRACK FOUR


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Artist: CROZET
Track: BEFORE TOMORROW, NOOKA

Beginning as a late night musical outlet during the last year of college for John Helmuth, Crozet was formed with the much needed help from long-time friend and musician Sean Lee. Creating an epic wall of sound, built out of huge drums, creamy layered synths, reverb-drenched vocals, and rich guitar tones, Crozet’s musical direction blends emotional John Hughes style film scores with an influential synth-pop background. After a year of compiling and organizing 13 completed tracks, Crozet released two albums with Synth Records titled “Alterations” and “We’ll Be Gone By Then”. 

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TRACK FIVE


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Artist: MODEL WORKER
Track: SHE’S GOT A (NOOKA) MAN

Model Worker are a four-piece synth group from Chicago, formed in 2009. Created with an array of analog equipment the sounds fall into a unique blend of funky disco-synthpop. Model Worker brings smooth guitars, bouncy bass, stabbing synths, with vocal hooks and a solid groove to hold it all together.

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TRACK SIX


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Artist: SECRET SCHOOL
Track: NOOKA-PURPOSE

Boston musician Andrew Sutherland also known as Secret School creates a unique blend of electronic music. His landscape is immediately recognizable – drum machines, organic synthesizers, reverb-soaked guitars and ghostly vocal samples paired with rich lyrics. Sleek production and the role of the voice is a key part of the Secret School sound.

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TRACK SEVEN


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Artist: SOFT LIGHTING
Track: NOOKAFESTO

Soft Lighting is the solo work of Bryan Cox, Kansas City based musician/producer. Equipped with a Juno60 and a bedroom studio, Cox makes his own brand of light headed pop music influenced by Italo Disco, 80s film soundtracks and contemporary Chillwave artists.

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TRACK EIGHT


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Artist: ONTHE88
Track: WE SPEAK NOOKA

ONTHE88 (Drew Porras) is a 22 year old native of Los Angeles, trying to sonically recreate the moods and atmospheres of hazily stored memories from early childhood. Like a worn VHS tape, these memories are always warped and distorted, never rendering a clear picture, and so their sonic counterparts take on these qualities as well.

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TRACK NINE


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Artist: ANOTHER GREEN WORLD
Track: NEXUS NOOKA

Memphis-based musician Alec West (Another Green World) has been creating solo music since 2007. He is Influenced by 80s new wave, synthpop, and shoegaze. Another Green World hosts a warm tape-saturated sound with playful guitars, drum machines and synthesizers with distant and soft, dream-like vocals.

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TRACK TEN


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Artist: BEAZT
Track: PLANET NOOKA

Nate Gregory, Co founder and CEO of DIRTY Recordz professionally known as “BEAZT”, started creating and producing electronic music in the winter of 2010. His grimy sounds and sharp tones have a Dubstep and Drum and Bass persuasion, while also incorporating touching melodies with ripping basslines. His music can be described as heavy, fun and entertaining; music that keeps your attention and makes you want more. 

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TRACK ELEVEN


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Artist: REFLEX.ION
Track: NOOKA PRISM

Reflex.Ion is the abstract, soulful, downtempo output of Chicagoland based Robert Holub, who began work on music at the very end of the 90s, and has been working on everything from the outlandish to the serene since the early 2000s. A Computer Engineer by day, striking, deep, contemplative musician by night, Holub has an extensive knowledge of hardware, software, sounds and samples, and has no fear of manipulating anything in between.

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TRACK TWELVE


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Artist: NIGHTLIFE
Track: NOOKA OVER YOU

Darin Rajabian and Caroline Myrick met at a Michigan house show in early 2010. They soon discovered a mutual infatuation with dream-life, dancing, and pop music, and began work on a new project to incorporate Caroline’s soft vocals with Darin’s classic euro-disco inspired tracks. The music evolved, and after months of work, they formed the sound of Nightlife.

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BONUS TRACK


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Artist: VANESSA DAOU & TEEEL
Track: NOOKA REVOLUTION

From her upcoming album Light Sweet Crude, Vanessa Daou’s ‘Revolution’ reflects on the power of Words and Music to shape ideas and inspire change. The lyrics describe the complexity of recognizing the truth and the external forces that shape our lives. Whether inside oneself or outside in the streets, the possibility for ‘Revolution’ lies inside each one of us. 

To hear more from VANESSA DAOU, click here

CONTEST WINNER


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Artist: SINEWAVE 
Track: NOOKAPHILIA

Alan Allard, a.k.a SINEWAVE, has been playing music for years, mainly in London and Stockholm. So far in his career, he has played in guitar bands, been involved in various synth projects and done soundtrack work. These days, he has a small workshop in Stockholm where he builds electronic instruments. He loves creating music hardware, software and firmware and exploring the many possibilities there are in combining these three areas. His music is driven by these experimental processes.  

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