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Today, Alex Ridha aka BOYS NOIZE announces a 15-date North-American tour. The trek starts on October 5th on the West Coast in Los Angeles and will go via Vancouver and Seattle to playing two nights in New York, followed by Miami, Boston, Suwannee Hulaween in Florida and ends with Austin’s Sound on Sound (ex-Fun Fun Fun Fest). The tickets are available Thursday, August 11th href=”http://www.boysnoize.com/#!tour/ofgvv”>HERE.

 

This tour comes Hot off the heels of Alex’s most recent album release, Mayday. Mayday is Boys Noize´s most dynamic album to date. Collaborations with Poliça, Hudson Mohawke, Benga, Remy Banks, Spank Rock, and some special secret guests broaden the range while maintaining the classic rugged-n-raw BOYS NOIZE style. You can check out our review of MAYDAY href=”http://www.controlaltdelight.com/?s=boys+noize”>here. **Spoiler Alert** We fucking loved it!

 

We are really excited for this tour as Alex is one of our favorites DJ’s in the electronic landscape today. His live shows surely will not be ones to miss as Boys Noize stage production and visuals are always top notch. SUS BOY and LIL INTERNET provide to aesthetics exploring a thematic narrative inspired by cyberpunk, 80’s industrial and surveillance in contemporary society.

 

Boys Noize feat. Benga – Dynamite

Boys Noize – 1010

Boys Noize feat. Pilo

Boys Noize – Overthrow

 

10.05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wilson Lot (LIVE)
10.06 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency (LIVE)
10.07 – Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities
10.08 – Seattle, WA @ Q
10.11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (LIVE)
10.12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (LIVE)
10.13 – Miami, FL @ Heart
10.14 – Boston, MA @ Bijou
10.15 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
10.28 – Live Oak, FL @ Suwannee Hulaween
10.29 – Philadelphia, PA @ 714
10.30 – Bridgeview, IL @ Freaky Deaky
11.03 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
11.04 – Denver, CO @ Beta
11.05 – Austin, TX @ Sound on Sound (ex-Fun Fun Fun)

 

 

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Divergent Chaos: Alex Ridha better known as Boys Noize lays it on thick with his fourth studio album. Somehow managing to have stayed out of the mainstream since the release of his first LP in 2007, the leader of the Tekno-Noize-Posse brings it just as hard as ever with Mayday.

 

Gifted with a knack for sonically weaving his own techno and acid roots with contemporary electronic zeitgeist, Mayday’s selection feels just as at home in the 90s underground scene as it does in today’s festival circuit. The album appropriately starts off with “Overthrow”, a slow building record that transitions into an orgy of 303 acid-like goodness. On “Dynamite” Boys Noize taps UK legend Benga to make a hard-hitting, bouncy track leaving you feeling concussed in the best way possible. We get a fresh take on Bob James’ often sampled Take Me To Mardi Gras, Boys Noize flexes his acid muscles once again giving the tired record new life with keeping the original very much intact.

 

One of my favorite records on Mayday comes in the form of “2 live”. The song begins with a slightly commercial vocal chorus “If you wanna go we can make it work…” yadda yadda yadda This song is sure to be a crown pleaser during live sets, as after the chorus the song takes a turn for the best divulging into an unexpected triumphant dance floor head-banger. “Would You Listen” harkens back to 2007’s Oi Oi Oi with a familiar disembodied voice distortedly belting out the title lyrics much to the chagrin of classic Boys Noize fans. “Starchild” provides a welcomed departure from the techno-flare that makes up most of the album serving as the producer’s foray into the indie world. Boys Noize teams up with Minneapolis’ group, Poliça, to create a track filled with subtle raw emotion and textured instrumental bliss. Running the gamut of the tempo spectrum “Los Niños” speeds things up with relentless dirty synths while “Birthday” featuring the mighty Hudson Mohawke and the always entertaining Spank Rock slows things down laying 808 drums over a future bass melody.

 

The only gripe I have with Mayday is the track “Hardkotzen.” It sounds like a German drum machine has become self-aware and decided that the human race is no longer in need of functioning ear drums. This may have been better suited as a Soundcloud one-off rather than making it onto the actual album.

 

In the end we all win. Boys Noize transported listeners back to a simpler time before EDM, before there were a million and one festivals, and before going to electronic shows was the cool thing to do. Now I’m going to go dust off my red jeans, my skinny moto jacket, and go wait in line at Cinespace praying my fake ID doesn’t get taken for the 2nd time this month all with Mayday as my soundtrack.

 

 

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PREORDER THE ALBUM HERE

‘Out Of The Black’ is Boys Noize’s third full-length studio album. The LP, which is expected to release on October 8th, features 12 tracks of unruly, schizophrenic, acid-driven techno. Charging out of the gates with “This is what you want, this is what you get,” there’s no shortage of analog bass sequences and distortion. Some might argue that Alex Ridha is going back to his Oi Oi Oi roots.

Boys Noize Live “Out of the Black Tour” @ The Hollywood Palladium on 12/15 [TICKETS HERE]

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Groovy new tune from the man himself, he’s been on a tear lately with new stuff, so I can see why he’d opt for a mellow, 90’s style tune. Great little vibe, cool percs and a little unease/darkness mixed in, and I know one of those claps I used like 8 years ago in fl studio. I can dig it.
Boys Noize – Adonis

I just love zombie nation.
Zombie Nation – Day of Many

I’ve been slowing this one down on my moombah nights, if you have any sort of dj software(or just pirate a copy of virtual dj) slow it down for a new flavor on this lil guy. The production is so well put together, I’d be down to see more remixes between these guys.
Zombie Nation – Seas of Grease (Harvard Bass remix)

Modek!! This is a great ep, check out the rest of the remixes and the original here. This one’s my fav. jam of the record.
VNNR – What (Modek Remix)

Wear good headphones, and buy the music!

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Groovy new tune from the man himself, he’s been on a tear lately with new stuff, so I can see why he’d opt for a mellow, 90’s style tune. Great little vibe, cool percs and a little unease/darkness mixed in, and I know one of those claps I used like 8 years ago in fl studio. I can dig it.
Boys Noize – Adonis

I just love zombie nation.
Zombie Nation – Day of Many

I’ve been slowing this one down on my moombah nights, if you have any sort of dj software(or just pirate a copy of virtual dj) slow it down for a new flavor on this lil guy. The production is so well put together, I’d be down to see more remixes between these guys.
Zombie Nation – Seas of Grease (Harvard Bass remix)

Modek!! This is a great ep, check out the rest of the remixes and the original here. This one’s my fav. jam of the record.
VNNR – What (Modek Remix)

Wear good headphones, and buy the music!


It doesn’t get better than hearing a completely new rendition of a song you love. Takes you back to the first time you heard the track, but sheds light on what it could have been to begin with. Welcome to the beauty of electronic music. There is no end to the direction this genre will take. A song can be the inspiration that an artist needed to make another track that would change the game.
Hey Today! took the liberty of turning Boys Noize’s “Nerve” and converting it into a headbanger’s raved-out dream come true. They’re another DJ duo that I can definitely get used to hearing more of. Their remixes are getting a lot of attention on blogs all over. This one just so happened to make it on Boys Noize’s NOTT EP that you can get from beatport. The EP features extra remixes from Paul Chambers and Shadow Dancer.

Delightful Treats

Boys Noize – Nerve
Boys Noize – Nerve (Hey Today! Remix)
Tiga – You Gonna Want Me Delightful Choice!

Download these songs and the rest of the 17th installment of the YOLO Lists right here.

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It doesn’t get better than hearing a completely new rendition of a song you love. Takes you back to the first time you heard the track, but sheds light on what it could have been to begin with. Welcome to the beauty of electronic music. There is no end to the direction this genre will take. A song can be the inspiration that an artist needed to make another track that would change the game. Hey Today! took the liberty of turning Boys Noize’s “Nerve” and converting it into a headbanger’s raved-out dream come true. They’re another DJ duo that I can definitely get used to hearing more of. Their remixes are getting a lot of attention on blogs all over. This one just so happened to make it on Boys Noize’s NOTT EP that you can get from beatport. The EP features extra remixes from Paul Chambers and Shadow Dancer.

Delightful Treats

Boys Noize – Nerve
Boys Noize – Nerve (Hey Today! Remix)
Tiga – You Gonna Want Me Delightful Choice!

Download these songs and the rest of the 17th installment of the YOLO Lists right here.


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Here’s a run down of Night 2. The night I’m most excited for, Halloween, and the night I’d like to put the bus together. If you want to check back up on the Night 1 post…click here.

Sunday, October 31st

Tickets (Currently $65 and rising)
Playlist

Artist Spotlights

A-Trak

I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again: A-Trak is the most talented DJ in the world. He’s the only one that could fill DJ AM‘s (RIP) shoes with Travis Barker, and the only person that can really show the world how delightful electronic/disco can really be (via Duck Sauce). A-Trak is an artist in every meaning of the word. Not only does he bring out the freshest, get-off-your-ass-and-dance, hard hitting tracks, he weaves them together with undeniable, award winning DJ skills by mashing the turn tables live. His impeccable song selection and groovy style are sure to impress. Adjectives and explanatory phrases aside, if you like to move it move it…DO NOT MISS THIS. Here’s a video I got of him at Audiotistic this year:

AC Slater

The more I listen to this guy, the more excited I get to see him. He’s making his way onto my Delightful Choice list for the night, because I feel like he would be nothing less than amazing live…as far as song selection and presentation go. He’s got a lot of his own tracks that are actually really good. His originals and remixes dive deep into the depths of the type of dubstep I love, the electronic I love, and a hybrid of the two. He uses a lot of the dubstep wobbles but adds an extra bass between the beats to make it more electro and danceable for some songs. He’s not as accessible as other artists on the bill for enlightened electronic lovers (EELs), but I definitely would recommend him to anyone who is down with dubstep and hard electro. He’s going to be one of the underdog stars of the night. You can quote me.

Boys Noize

He’s back to Haunted Mansion yet again. Boys Noize is up in the ranks with sebastiAn for being there at my electronic enlightenment stage. I still remember the first time I heard “Lava Lava.” My life was forever changed. I never heard anything like it. He definitely has a very unique sound, and it comes out during his sets. The first time I was fortunate enough to see him was as I was walking away from Justice‘s set, through DJ AM in the warehouse, to the other outside stage for Boys Noize. All of this was at The Shrine, more on that later. HHM 2008 flashback…Anyhow, he was an absolute treat. He messes around with the records and gets really into it. Very fun to watch. Very creative. If you can manage…DO NOT MISS THIS.

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Calvin Harris C+A+D Concert Choice!

I had been thinking about how badly I wanted to see this guy the night before I saw the bill at HARD Summer. Needless to say, my prayers were answered, and I don’t think I could be more excited. With albums titled “I Created Disco” and “Ready For the Weekend,” you can pretty much bet that his set is going to be a straight dance party throughout the whole performance. He’s definitely proved himself to be one of the better producers, as far as this disco/electro sub-genre goes, with hits like “Acceptable in the 80s,” “Colours,” “You Used To Hold Me,” the list goes on. I’ve had both of his albums and essential mix (that you can get here) on repeat the past few weeks, and I can’t seem to get enough. Just trying to be ready for the weekend, you feel me. And incase you were wondering: he gets all the girls, he gets all the girls…DO NOT MISS THIS.

There You Have It!

I really hope this makes your decision easier. As you can see, this is probably the most excited I’ve been for an event for awhile…I hope we share at least half of that excitement. The Shrine is my favorite place for these big events. It’s got an outdoor section and an indoor section. It doesn’t even get that hot inside, because it’s just so large. Everywhere is pretty accessible, as the place doesn’t get TOO packed and anywhere you stand will give you an acceptable view of the DJs. Check out Deadmau5‘s video from Haunted Mansion 2008 here. Should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect.

Also, HARD has been known to go all out on the special guests. Last year, the special guests for night two were Deadmau5 and 2 Many DJs. You can bet that made for an absolutely insane night. Something tells me that Justice may be one of the specials. Partially because of the fact that they were there for the first two Haunted Mansions and a lot of the talent from their old label (Ed Banger Records) is going to be there. This also includes the owner of the label, Busy P, who just so happens to manage Justice and Daft Punk. I’m just predicting…the only thing that I am 100% about for the night is that it’s going to be a highlight to my concert-going career. If you have any further questions about the event, feel free to hit me up: controlaltdelight@gmail.com

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Here’s a run down of Night 2. The night I’m most excited for, Halloween, and the night I’d like to put the bus together. If you want to check back up on the Night 1 post…click here.

Sunday, October 31st

Tickets (Currently $65 and rising)
Playlist

Artist Spotlights

A-Trak

I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again: A-Trak is the most talented DJ in the world. He’s the only one that could fill DJ AM‘s (RIP) shoes with Travis Barker, and the only person that can really show the world how delightful electronic/disco can really be (via Duck Sauce). A-Trak is an artist in every meaning of the word. Not only does he bring out the freshest, get-off-your-ass-and-dance, hard hitting tracks, he weaves them together with undeniable, award winning DJ skills by mashing the turn tables live. His impeccable song selection and groovy style are sure to impress. Adjectives and explanatory phrases aside, if you like to move it move it…DO NOT MISS THIS. Here’s a video I got of him at Audiotistic this year:

AC Slater

The more I listen to this guy, the more excited I get to see him. He’s making his way onto my Delightful Choice list for the night, because I feel like he would be nothing less than amazing live…as far as song selection and presentation go. He’s got a lot of his own tracks that are actually really good. His originals and remixes dive deep into the depths of the type of dubstep I love, the electronic I love, and a hybrid of the two. He uses a lot of the dubstep wobbles but adds an extra bass between the beats to make it more electro and danceable for some songs. He’s not as accessible as other artists on the bill for enlightened electronic lovers (EELs), but I definitely would recommend him to anyone who is down with dubstep and hard electro. He’s going to be one of the underdog stars of the night. You can quote me.

Boys Noize

He’s back to Haunted Mansion yet again. Boys Noize is up in the ranks with sebastiAn for being there at my electronic enlightenment stage. I still remember the first time I heard “Lava Lava.” My life was forever changed. I never heard anything like it. He definitely has a very unique sound, and it comes out during his sets. The first time I was fortunate enough to see him was as I was walking away from Justice‘s set, through DJ AM in the warehouse, to the other outside stage for Boys Noize. All of this was at The Shrine, more on that later. HHM 2008 flashback…Anyhow, he was an absolute treat. He messes around with the records and gets really into it. Very fun to watch. Very creative. If you can manage…DO NOT MISS THIS.

Source

Calvin Harris C+A+D Concert Choice!

I had been thinking about how badly I wanted to see this guy the night before I saw the bill at HARD Summer. Needless to say, my prayers were answered, and I don’t think I could be more excited. With albums titled “I Created Disco” and “Ready For the Weekend,” you can pretty much bet that his set is going to be a straight dance party throughout the whole performance. He’s definitely proved himself to be one of the better producers, as far as this disco/electro sub-genre goes, with hits like “Acceptable in the 80s,” “Colours,” “You Used To Hold Me,” the list goes on. I’ve had both of his albums and essential mix (that you can get here) on repeat the past few weeks, and I can’t seem to get enough. Just trying to be ready for the weekend, you feel me. And incase you were wondering: he gets all the girls, he gets all the girls…DO NOT MISS THIS.

There You Have It!

I really hope this makes your decision easier. As you can see, this is probably the most excited I’ve been for an event for awhile…I hope we share at least half of that excitement. The Shrine is my favorite place for these big events. It’s got an outdoor section and an indoor section. It doesn’t even get that hot inside, because it’s just so large. Everywhere is pretty accessible, as the place doesn’t get TOO packed and anywhere you stand will give you an acceptable view of the DJs. Check out Deadmau5‘s video from Haunted Mansion 2008 here. Should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect.

Also, HARD has been known to go all out on the special guests. Last year, the special guests for night two were Deadmau5 and 2 Many DJs. You can bet that made for an absolutely insane night. Something tells me that Justice may be one of the specials. Partially because of the fact that they were there for the first two Haunted Mansions and a lot of the talent from their old label (Ed Banger Records) is going to be there. This also includes the owner of the label, Busy P, who just so happens to manage Justice and Daft Punk. I’m just predicting…the only thing that I am 100% about for the night is that it’s going to be a highlight to my concert-going career. If you have any further questions about the event, feel free to hit me up: controlaltdelight@gmail.com

Electronic music is coming up in a big way, which is great. DJs today are putting together some of the nastiest, funkiest, hardest shit I’ve ever heard (shout out to Wolfgang Gartner). It’s time to look back at the influences of our generation in this genre. The godfathers of what we know as electronic today are none other than a combination of Daft Punk and Justice…in my opinion. Honarable mention: Soulwax, Boys Noize, sebastiAn and the Ed Banger crew. I know neither of these duos are in need of an introduction.

For tonight, I thought I’d make a throwback post to the album that really hit electronic home for me: Cross by Justice. This album made the transition into loving electronic music that much easier. It’s flawless from beginning to end. With classics like “D.A.N.C.E.,” “DVNO,” and “TTHHEE PPAARRTTYY” anyone can get down, whether you like electronic or not. They introduced a harder, more bass oriented aspect to electronic, and you can tell they had a lot of fun with it (I know they did on tour). Anyway, download and listen to this album. Become familiar with it because it get’s a lot of attention in DJ sets, rightfully so. This is one of those albums that’s never a bad idea to shuffle through.

9.5/10

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A little somethin’ Extra:
We are your friends – Justice vs. Simian

This is the song that started it all for Justice. Straight up anthem-of-a-revolution type shit.

crazy ass live show set up

all these tracks are for promotional purposes only and if you want them removed email contactalijafari@gmail.com

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Electronic music is coming up in a big way, which is great. DJs today are putting together some of the nastiest, funkiest, hardest shit I’ve ever heard (shout out to Wolfgang Gartner). It’s time to look back at the influences of our generation in this genre. The godfathers of what we know as electronic today are none other than a combination of Daft Punk and Justice…in my opinion. Honarable mention: Soulwax, Boys Noize, sebastiAn and the Ed Banger crew. I know neither of these duos are in need of an introduction.

For tonight, I thought I’d make a throwback post to the album that really hit electronic home for me: Cross by Justice. This album made the transition into loving electronic music that much easier. It’s flawless from beginning to end. With classics like “D.A.N.C.E.,” “DVNO,” and “TTHHEE PPAARRTTYY” anyone can get down, whether you like electronic or not. They introduced a harder, more bass oriented aspect to electronic, and you can tell they had a lot of fun with it (I know they did on tour). Anyway, download and listen to this album. Become familiar with it because it get’s a lot of attention in DJ sets, rightfully so. This is one of those albums that’s never a bad idea to shuffle through.

9.5/10

Click Here to download

A little somethin’ Extra:
We are your friends – Justice vs. Simian

This is the song that started it all for Justice. Straight up anthem-of-a-revolution type shit.

crazy ass live show set up

all these tracks are for promotional purposes only and if you want them removed email contactalijafari@gmail.com