Posts Tagged ‘Boys Noize’

Live : Melt! Picknick

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Bad news for all yet non-ticketholders: this year’s Melt! Festival (July 15 to 17) is already sold out (only a few and special passes can be bought here according to the festival team). If you still want to experience a great dance at the fantastic festival area of the Ferropolis (or just want to warm-up for the actual festival as planned) you still get the chance to do so on this Sunday. Then the second Melt! Picknick, as the Melt! Weekender an official pre-party for the big summer weekend, will take place near Gräfenhainichen.

This year’s curator is an old friend of Melt! and long-term collaborator. So for instance Alex Ridha alias Boys Noize’ gig with his friend Erol Alkan at Melt! 2009 is still unforgotten. Now the Berlin-based producer and DJ has again invited his British mate plus other well-known acts and creative partners such as Tiga, Djedjotronic and Jan Driver to the former Anhalt open-face mine. Alkan will also bring his New Zealand Phantasy label artist Connan Mockasin with, who’s one of the last real weirdos in the game and the creator of the beautifully pop music re-creating Please Turn Me Into The Snat. In terms of stylistic diversity he can also compete with Nottingham’s Lone, although the latter is rather coming from the electronic corner of modern music.


Connan Mockasin : It’s Choade My Dear (Video)

Boys Noize x Housemeister : Shizzo

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If a techno track gives you a good shake, a roller-coaster ride is in the top of the anticipation list. And it makes an even better video. The Boys Noize Records crew went on one and Housemeister himself documented it with his camera. Edited by Sensible Pixel, the private video has now become an official music video for his co-production with Boys Noize called “Shizzo“. The mean bass monster is out today on BNR.

Meanwhile, the label’s digital subdivision BNR TRAX is celebrating its fifth release with a Berlin this weekend: “Calcium” is another deep and metallic techno goodie from the hands of another joint-venture, Strip Steve and Das Glow (listen below). On Saturday they will get audio support by Bobmo, Zero, Solo and Nhan Solo (not to be confused with each other) and finally Housemeister himself. So the solos turn to duos and the duos to solos again, but all you need to is probably that it will be a huge night with big fun anyway.

Find a ticket competition, the terrific photo copy flyer and photos of the venue on the BNR blog now, the full line-up and ticket details below.


Strip Steve & Das Glow : Calcium (Stream)

Win tickets for the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange

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One night, 14 countries: On Saturday the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange will connect half of the globe with each other let’s Miami meet with London, Bangkok with Beirut, Sao Paulo with Sydney among many others. Curated by local scene stars not only artists as N*E*R*D or Bonde do Rolê, but also containers filled with lots of representative nightlife content will make their way to their international exchange partners. Berlin is hence looking forward to welcome the scene of Cape Town featuring Gazelle and Spoek Mathambo at the Münze (details at the end), while ATBMarkus Schultz and Monika Kruse will turn the night into day in our names in South Africa.

Actually, Gazelle are not unknown to Berlin after recently playing Cookies, but now the collective is once again throwing it’s style hybrid of funk, disco and native, also electronic rhythms (greetings from kwaito), which they call themselves LIM POP (following the name of the province Limpopo), into the ring.  Here, Spoek Mathambo, a self-described “post-Apartheid post-hiphop posterboy”, will await them with raps and beats, both really worth listening to. Furthermore he makes a great front figure for the combos Sweat.X and Playdoe – a man full of many (live) talents.

But there’s also some well-know, if not to say Berlin support, since no less than Boys Noize (DJ set), who just celebrated his 50th release on his own label BNR with new smashing single 1010 / Yeah, and Peaches, who recently brought two musicals with the dildo epic Peaches Does Herself and – together with Chilly Gonzales – Peaches Christ Superstar on stage. And our host and curator is the busy Conny Opper, the creative mind behind legendary Rio and Scala clubs, Berlin Festival, Broken Hearts Club and COOP. Get more details here.

We are giving away 3 pair of guestlist invites among all commentators, who are 18 years or more old and leave us some kind words below or on our Facebook. As always winners will be picked random – so good luck!

Gazelle : She Did Me (Video directed by Ebrahim Hajee)

Gazelle : Die Verlore Seun (Video directed by Xander Ferreira)

We recommend: Boys Noize, Mr Oizo

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He’s collaborating with the likes of the Black Eyed Peas, Erol Alkan and Gonzales, his own label is hosting festival stages and parties all over the world and with his second full-length Power, he not only managed to emancipate himself from the common nu-rave/electro-hype mantra, but reintroduced a new, almost conceptional approach towards beats to disco. German 26-year-old Alex Ridha alias Boys Noize might be truly gifted as a producer and label head, but has also always stayed loyal and true to his home-of-choice, Berlin – like when he spontaneously showed up for a small dj set at the recent Boysnoize Records / Institubes night at Villa and then left the party again, totally unrecognized by the long queue in front of the door, which he passed.

So after the by-now legendary, boundary-breaking first Boys Noize Records Party at Ritter Butzke anno 2008, Alex and his crew are returning to Kreuzberg for another, exclusive Boysnoize Records & COOP present party along with some very good, old friends – like French, super class producer Mr Oizo, who’s currently riding the headlines with his just Cannes-premiered, self-directed movie Rubber (2010) about a murderous tire (sic!) rather with his electro hits – from his 1999 super hit “Flat Beat” to his current, razor-sharp third studio  album and debut to Ed Banger records, Lambs Anger, which like “Flat Beat” is still vibrantly pulsating through our heads anyway.

Next artist on the bill is Djedjotronic, another French wunderkind, this time in service of Boysnoize Records themselves. After discovering electronica through labels like Warp and UR about a decade ago and spending numerous nights of creating a new, unique sound, which finally became manifest on his Dirty and Hard EP are proof to that. Now he’s touring the global club scene again with a mix between dirty industrial beats, rough techno sound and happy-go-lucky electro.

Dennis Ratzlaff, Sascha Scotti, Jan Driver, Dirty Döring (Bar25) and well-known, reputable DJ Lexy (without his K-Paul) will complete the two-floor line-up. See for time tables, location and tickets below and leave us a comment to win one out of two tickets we’re giving away for this huge nightout!

Hurricane Festival 2010

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It seems that the booking team of the Hurricane Festival, taking place from June 18 to 20 at Scheeßel, Germany, have done their homework. While many festivals start to announce the first bands during the last weeks, the organisators of the Hurricane have already presented a lot of bands since the beginning of 2010.

Looking at the accredited bands you’ll recognize the variety of musical genres: they range from alternative-rock over electro music to soft synthie- and guitar pop. But most of the bands have one similarity: they played a sold out concert in germany last year. Consequently the hosts can be sure that the festival would be sold out, too. On the other hand, there is also an adavantage for the fans: Those who could not see the concert of their favourite bands have new chance to watch them.

Definitely, The Strokes are the first highlight of the line up list. Already last year the New Yorkers announced a new album for late 2010, but disappointed many fans because the members applied themselves to their solo projects. Fortunately now the fans don’t have to wait any longer. The band works currently on their new record and will surely present some new songs at the Hurricane.  Of course we hope that the performance will be as powerful as in 2006, when Julian Casablancas destroyed a camera on the stage (watch below from 0:52 min on).

Another crowd puller are the Beatsteaks. The German rock band will return on stage this summer. Additionally, the re-united Stone Temple Pilots will perform at the festival. And because we are talking about well-tried bands you can mention that more war horses of the music business are going to play: electro-punker The Prodigy, the two trip hop bands Faithless and Massive Attack, riot-Hamburger Deichkind and Sweden-combo Mando Diao. In contrast to the electric and heavy bands Jack Johnson, who’s been acting in the music business for a long time as well, appears almost like an alien element. Likewise German band Element of Crime is still running on adrenalin and must not miss at any festival today. As always Sven Regner and his band will guarantee a big portion of romanticism.

If you look a little bit down the line-up list, you will find many newcomer of the last year and the music is getting a bit softer and calmer. On of the rediscovery of the last year is The XX. The London three-piece does inspire many people with their melancholic synthie tunes and recently played even three sold out concerts in Berlin. Phoenix, post punk band White Lies, wonder women Florence and the Machine and La Roux with her sweet-pop represent further newcomer band at Hurricane. The boys of Two Door Cinema Club, who will release their second album soon, are a current insiders’ tip. Furthermore the Shout Out Louds will present their new album Work at the festival. Too, Boys Noize and Does it offend you, yeah? will guarantee strong electric tunes and German Audiolith Label is involved with Frittenbude.

The three-day tickets for the festival in Scheeßel cost € 120. Those who will arrive with a caravan have to pay additional € 20 for a camper badge. You can find further information on the festival-website.

If you live in the South of Germany you can visit Hurricane’s sister festival, the Southside Festival, in Neuhausen ob Eck. It takes place at the same weekend and has the identical line-up.

UPDATE: Today the Hurricane promoters confirmed more bands once again.And they couldn’t have been more different at all. On the one hand there’re Vampire Weekend. The New Yorkers provide a mix from pop, alternative and African rhythms for a big good mood soundtrack with their current and second album Contra. Bonaparte and Timid Tiger will also be out for as much fun. The boys of We Are Scientists present a considerably more like rock sounding music and with the Deftones for rather harder minds and Ska legends The Specials, the Huricane bookers have brought another two warhorses of the music business on board.

UPDATE 2: There will be a new stage at the this year. Until now Mr. Oizo, The Bloody Beetroots Deathcrew 77, Erol Alkan, Bratze and FM Belfast comfirmed their live performances. Besides the festival promoters announced some further acts, f.i. Biffy Clyro, for the other stages. You can find the complete line-up below.

Line-Up:
Archive, Alberta Cross, Ash, Band of Skulls, Beatsteaks, Biffy Clyro, Bratze, Bigelf, Billy Talent, Bonaparte, Boys Noize, Charlie Winston, Coheed & Cambria, Cosmo Jarvis, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Danko Jones, Deftones, Deichkind, Dendemann, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Donots, Dropkick Murphys, Element Of Crime, Enter Shikari, Erol Alkan, Faithless, Florence and the Machine, FM Belfast, Frank Turner, Frittenbude, Good Shoes, Horse the Band, Hot Water Music, Ignite, Jack Johnson, Jennifer Rostock, K’s Choice, Kashmir, Kap Bambino, Katzenjammer, La Roux, LaBrassBanda, LCD Soundsystem, Local Natives, Madsen, Mando Diao, Marina & the Diamonds, Massive Attack, Moneybrother, Mr. Oizo, Paramore, Phoenix, Porcupine Tree, Revolverheld, Shout Out Louds, Skinred, Skunk Anansie, Stone Temple Pilots, Tegan & Sara, The Blackout, The Bloody Beetroots Deathcrew 77, The Gaslight Anthem, The Get Up Kids, The Hold Steady, The Prodigy, The Specials, The Strokes, The Temper Trap, The XX, Timid Tiger, Turbostaat, Two Door Cinema Club, Vampire Weekend, We Are Scientists, White Lies, Zebrahead

Update: March 31 2010, 00:50 p.m.; original article published: March 8 2010, 11:30 a.m.

Boys Noize “Transmission”

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If you don’t recognize yourself when looking into the mirror, you might have a serious problem…  Seb Conraud (directed Les Rythmes Digitale’ “Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat)” video) and Nabil Elderkin (who calls the likes of Kanye West, John Legend and Black Eyed Peas his buddies and work partners) made a new video for Boys Noize (who again got involved in the making of the recent Black Eyed Peas), that will get under your skin and should be named transformation instead of “Transmission”.

The song is featured on Boys Noize‘s current album Power and got an additional release as remix single in two different versions (1st version includes remixes by Mr. Oizo and Djedjotronic plus a club and an acapella version; 2nd and current one comes with remixes by Tiga, Untold and James Ruskin).

Boys Noize: release date plus artwork

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The artwork for “Power” was unveiled. After weeks of covering every little hint to the new Boys Noize album (Boys Noize up for mastering, Boys Noize enjoys a break in L.A., Boys Noize names upcoming record “Power” and so on) we are now happy to present you the highly anticipated artwork and track list of the record. It’s to be released on October the 2nd.

About the artwork: After all the rumors about it’s look (accurately collected by Too Many Sebastians) the final result looks more as simple and powerfil as a Kandinsky.

boys noize power

About the tracklist: Twelve songs with short but sharp titles, but is there a Joy Division cover underneath them?

01. Gax
02. Kontact Me
03. Starter
04. Jeffer
05. Transmission
06. Nerve
07. Trooper
08. Sweet Light
09. Drummer
10. Rozz Box
11. Nott
12. Heart Attack

Boys Noize : New album title

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Boys Noize who’s known as German rave talent and core of current international electro scene just announced the title of his upcoming 2nd album. The record shall be called “Power”. According to older posts the artwork shall be featured by a cross (Justice quote?).