Boys Noize

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Boys Noize
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Background information
Birth name Alexander Ridha
Born (1982-08-22) August 22, 1982 (age 32)
Hamburg, Germany
Genres Electro house, techno, acid house
Occupation(s) DJ, record producer
Years active 2004–present
Labels Boysnoize Records
Associated acts Dog Blood, Skrillex, Erol Alkan, Snoop Dogg, The M Machine, Housemeister, Peaches, Mr Oizo, Chilly Gonzales, Feadz, BIGBANG, АК47, G-Dragon
Website www.boysnoize.com

Alexander Ridha (born August 22, 1982 in Hamburg), better known by his stage name Boys Noize, is a German electronic music producer and DJ.[1] It is similar to the name of Ridha's label, Boysnoize Records, which he established in 2005.[1] Ridha has remixed a number of other artist's work, including Snoop Dogg and Depeche Mode.[2]

Biography[edit]

Ridha started producing and DJing from an early age, including a period in which he supported Felix Da Housecat and DJ Hell under the alias of Kid Alex.[3] Today, Ridha himself is known as one of the most valuable electronic artists, awarded with the Independent Music Award in 2010 as well as 3 years in a row as Best Electronic Artist on Beatport. His music is known to merge various styles and has a unique and innovative sound, with influences of hip-hop and disco roots as well as heavy noise and electro house sounds. His DJ sets are equally praised and have gained worldwide recognition for the mixing and visuals.[4]

Ridha released his early work on labels such as International Deejay Gigolos Records, Kitsuné Music and Turbo Recordings. In order to retain full artistic freedom however, he established his imprint Boysnoize Records in 2005. Both of his LPs "OI OI OI" and its successor "POWER" were recorded under this label, as well as the singles "Don't Believe The Hype", "&Down" and "Jeffer" as well as "Transmition".

He remixed David Lynch, N.E.R.D, Depeche Mode, Snoop Dogg, Daft Punk and The Chemical Brothers amongst many other well-known artists and became a producer of note, having worked with Kelis, UK rapper Kano, The Black Eyed Peas, and the South Korean band BIGBANG. Chilly Gonzales' "Ivory Tower" is his first fully produced and co-written album, released in August 2010. He has further collaborated with Erol Alkan: the first record "Death Suite" / "Waves" was released on Ridhas imprint BNR, followed by "Lemonade" / "Avalanche", which came out on Erol's label Phantasy Sound. Ridha is currently working on his forthcoming Spank Rock album, and is also collaborating with the New York band Scissor Sisters. His recent release of original Boys Noize tracks in September 2010 celebrated the 50th release on Boysnoize Records as well as the launch of the first sublabel BNR TRAX, which presented its first release in October 2010.[5] Ridha announced through Facebook that his third studio album, entitled Out of the Black, would be released on October 2, 2012. In a recent interview, Ridha also stated that his new album features two collaborations with Snoop Dogg.[6]

For the launch of his third album Out of the Black in 2012, Ridha hired directors Patrick Jean & Sebastien Loghman for Boys Noize's two first official music videos Ich R U[7] and What You Want.

In 2012, Boys Noize formed a side project with Skrillex called Dog Blood which is in the Electro genre. Dog Blood performed at the 2013 Miami Ultra Music Festival.

In 2014, he did the music composition for a German movie named Who Am I – No System Is Safe. In 2014, Ridha collaborated with Chilly Gonzales to form Octave Minds, and released a debut album under the same name, with track premieres on Pitchfork, Dazed & Confused and Fader. Ridha celebrated the 100th release of Boysnoize Records with electronic dance heavyweights The Chemical Brothers & Justice remixing BOYS NOIZE's "XTC" & "ICH R U," and released his BOYS NOIZE "Go Hard" EP, a #1 album release on Beatport. 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of Boysnoize Records, which will be celebrated by a global tour of specially curated Boysnoize Records shows. Ridha is currently working on material for a new album release in the coming year.

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Discography[edit]

Boys Noize pictured in Berlin in 2009.

LP[edit]

Year Title Label
2007 Oi Oi Oi Boysnoize
Records
2008 Oi Oi Oi (Remixed)
2009 Power
2011 The Remixes 2004-2011
2012 Out of the Black

EP and singles[edit]

Year Title Label
2004 The Bomb / Boy Neu (EP) International Deejay
Gigolo Records
2005 Are You In? (EP) Datapunk
Erole Attack (EP) Turbo Records
Optic / He-Man (EP) Boysnoize Records
Volta 82 (Single)
2006 Feel Good (TV=Off) (Single) Kitsuné Music
Kill the Kid (EP) Boysnoize Records
2007 & Down (Single)
Don't Believe the Hype (Single)
Lava Lava (Single)
2009 Starter
Jeffer Remixes
2010 Transmission (Pt. 1 & Pt. 2)
Kontact Me Remixes
1010 / Yeah
Nott / Trooper
2011 Adonis Cocoon Recordings
Sessions Pt. 1 Boysnoize Records
2012 Adonis Remix (EP) Cocoon Recordings
XTC Boysnoize Records
What You Want
Ich R U
2013 Go Hard
2014 Out of the Black – The Remixes
2014 Alarm

Collaborations[edit]

Year Artists Title Label
2009 Erol Alkan & Boys Noize Waves / Death Suite Boysnoize Records
Erol Alkan, Boys Noize & Gonzales Waves Remake
2010 Boys Noize & Erol Alkan Avalanche / Lemonade Phantasy Sound
2011 Boys Noize & Erol Alkan feat. Jarvis Cocker Avalanche (Terminal Velocity)
Boys Noize & Chilly Gonzales Working Together Gentle Threat
Boys Noize & Housemeister Shizzo Boysnoize Records
2012 Erol Alkan & Boys Noize Roland Rat / Brain Storm
Handbraekes (Boys Noize & Mr. Oizo) #1
Erol Alkan & Boys Noize Roland Rat / Brain Storm Remixes
Dog Blood (Boys Noize & Skrillex) Middle Finger Boysnoize Records,
OWSLA
2013 Middle Finger Pt. 2
2014 Middle Finger Pt. 2: The Remixes
Handbraekes (Boys Noize & Mr. Oizo) #2 Boysnoize Records
Octave Minds (Boyz Noize & Chilly Gonzales) Octave Minds

Collaboration tracks[edit]

Year Artists Title Label Release
2010 Feadz feat. Boys Noize The Ultimate Ed Banger Records The T.U.F.F.
2012 Boys Noize & BIGBANG Feeling YGEX, Avex Trax Alive (Japanese Edition)
2013 G-Dragon feat. Zion.T & Boys Noize I Like It YG Entertainment Coup d'Etat

Mix albums[edit]

  • Bugged Out! Presents Suck My Deck (Mixed by Boys Noize) (2008)
  • I Love Techno 2008 (Mixed by Boys Noize) (2008)
  • Radio Soulwax Mix (2009)
  • Mixmag Presents Electro Techno Thunder! (2009)
  • South West Four Clapham Festival Preview (2010)
  • FABRICLIVE 72: Boys Noize (2013)

Remixes[edit]

Year Artist Track Title
2004 Kid Alex "My Way" Kid Alex Boys Noize Mix
Monster Magnet "Space Lord" Boys Noize - Monster Bootnet
Spillsbury "Was Wir Machen" Kid Alex Boys Noize Remix
2005 Bloc Party "Banquet" Boys Noize Vox Mix
Boys Noize Dub
Göpfrich & Gerlach "Auf Der Lauer Aua Aua"
John Starlight "Shadowbreaker" Boys Noize Remix No 1
Boys Noize Remix No 2
Kaiser Chiefs "Everyday I Love You Less
and Less
"
Kid Alex "My Conversation"
Lützenkirchen "Daily Disco"
2006 Depeche Mode "Personal Jesus" Boys Noize Classic
Feist "My Moon My Man" Boys Noize Classic Mix
Foreign Islands "Fine Dining with the Future"
I-Robots "Frau"
Kreeps "All I Wanna Do Is Break
Some Hearts"
Boys Noize Remix No. 1
Boys Noize Remix No. 2
Living Things "Bom Bom Bom" Boys Noize Vox Remix
Boys Noize Great Dub
Para One "Dudun-Dun"
Riot In Belgium "The Acid Never Lies" Boyznoize 909 Remix
Shiny Toy Guns "Le Disko" Boys Noize Fire Mix
Boys Noize Fire Dub
Teenage Bad Girl "Cocotte" Boys Noize Rework
Tiga "Move My Body"
2007 Alloy Mental "Alloy Mental" Boynoize Remix
Cut Copy "Lights & Music" Boys Noize Happy Birthday Remix
Justice "Phantom Pt. II" Boys Noize Vox Mix
Boys Noize Unreleased Turbine Remix
Marilyn Manson "Putting Holes in Happiness"
Snoop Dogg "Sexual Eruption"
2008 A-Trak "Say Whoa"
Apparat "Arcadia" Boys Noize Reprise
Boys Noize "& Down" Siriusmo vs. Boys Noize Mix
C. J. Bolland "Horsepower"
Darmstadt "It Has Been Said"
Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk "Love Can't Turn Around" Boys Noize Started Like This Mix
Frankmusik "When You're Around"
Gonzales "Working Together" Boys Noize Vox Mix
Boys Noize Dub Mix
Housemeister "Inordertodance"
LOTP "Focker" Boys Noize Terror Re-Did
Maurice Joshua "This Is Acid" Boys Noize Re-work
Sébastien Tellier "L'amour et la Violence" Boys Noize Main Version
Boys Noize Euro Mix
Siriusmo "Mein Neues Fahrrad" Boys Noize Edit
The Faint "The Geeks Were Right" Boys Noize vs. D.I.M. Mix
2009 Depeche Mode "Wrong" D.I.M. vs. Boys Noize Remix
Djedjotronic feat. Spoek "Dirty & Hard" Boys Noize's Jump If You're an Idiot Mix
Editors "You Don't Know Love" Boys Noize Classic Mix
Michael Jackson "Beat It" Boys Noize 2003 Bootleg Remix
Röyksopp "Happy Up Here"
The Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow" Let the Beat Rock (Boys Noize Remix
feat. 50 Cent)

Let the Beat Rock (Boys Noize Megamix)
The Faint "Mirror Error" Das Glow Remix Boys Noize Edit
2010 Charlotte Gainsbourg "Trick Pony"
David Lynch "Good Day Today"
N*E*R*D feat. Nelly Furtado "Hot-n-Fun"
Scissor Sisters "Invisible Light"
The Chemical Brothers "Swoon" Boyz Noize Summer Mix
Boyz Noize Summer Instrumental
2011 Daft Punk "End of Line"
Housemeister "Music is Awesome"
Modeselektor feat. Nazizi
& Abbas
"Monkey Flip"
2012 Spank Rock "Nasty" SCNTST Remix – Boys Noize Re-Did
Strip Steve "Astral Projection" Destructo Remix – Boys Noize Edit
Dave Clarke "Wisdom to the Wise" Boys Noize Wild Pitch Remix
Rammstein "Mein Herz brennt"
2013 Brad Lamborghini - JOHN G "Kernkraft 7000" Boys Noize Edit
Chromeo "Sexy Socialite"
Donna Summer "Bad Girls" Boys Noize Club Mix
Kavinsky "ProtoVision"
Pet Shop Boys "Axis"
2014 Atom™ "Ich Bin Meine Maschine"
Depeche Mode "My Little Universe"
Danny Brown "Smokin & Drinkin" Boys Noize Smokin Mix

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