Alexander Ridha (born 22 August 1982), better known by his stage name Boys Noize, is a German electronic music producer and DJ.[2] It is similar to the name of Ridha's label, Boysnoize Records, which he established in 2005.[2] Ridha has remixed a number of other artist's work, including Snoop Dogg and Depeche Mode.[3]

Biography

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.[4] 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.[5]

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 "Transmission".

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. Ridha announced through Facebook that his third studio album, entitled Out of the Black, would be released on 2 October 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 , 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. In August 2015 it was announced that Ridha had collaborated with Jean-Michel Jarre on the track "The Time Machine" from the album Electronica.[8] Ridha is currently working on material for a new album release in the coming year.[9]

Discography

LP

YearTitleLabel
2007Oi Oi OiBoysnoize
Records
2008Oi Oi Oi (Remixed)
2009Power
2011The Remixes 2004-2011
2012Out of the Black
2015Boys Noize Presents Strictly Raw, Vol 1
2016Mayday (May 20, 2016)

EP and singles

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

Collaborations

YearArtistsTitleLabel
2009Erol Alkan & Boys NoizeWaves / Death SuiteBoysnoize Records
Erol Alkan, Boys Noize & GonzalesWaves Remake
2010Boys Noize & Erol AlkanAvalanche / LemonadePhantasy Sound
2011Boys Noize & Erol Alkan feat. Jarvis CockerAvalanche (Terminal Velocity)
Boys Noize & Chilly GonzalesWorking TogetherGentle Threat
Boys Noize & HousemeisterShizzoBoysnoize Records
2012Erol Alkan & Boys NoizeRoland Rat / Brain Storm
Handbraekes (Boys Noize & Mr. Oizo)#1
Erol Alkan & Boys NoizeRoland Rat / Brain Storm Remixes
2013Dog Blood (Boys Noize & Skrillex)Middle FingerBoysnoize Records,
OWSLA
Middle Finger Pt. 2: The Remixes
2014Handbraekes (Boys Noize & Mr. Oizo)#2Boysnoize Records
Octave Minds (Boyz Noize & Chilly Gonzales)Octave Minds
2015Tiga & Boys Noize100Turbo Recordings
100 Remixes

Collaboration tracks

YearArtistsTitleLabelRelease
2010Feadz feat. Boys NoizeThe UltimateEd Banger RecordsThe T.U.F.F.
2012Boys Noize & BIGBANGFeelingYGEX, Avex TraxAlive (Japanese Edition)
2013G-Dragon feat. Zion.T & Boys NoizeI Like ItYG EntertainmentCoup d'Etat
2015Boys Noize & Yoon Mirae (윤미래)#Capture the CityBoysnoize Records#Capture the City - Single
2015Jean Michel Jarre & Boys NoizeThe Time MachineSony MusicElectronica
2016FEMM (produced by Boys Noize)L.C.S.FEMM'S AGENCY SYNDICATE, Avex GroupPow!/L.C.S.

Mix albums

  • 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)
  • BNR10YR Bang Mix (Mixed by Boys Noize) (2013)

Remixes

YearArtistTrackTitle
2004Kid 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
2005Bloc 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"
2006Depeche 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"
2007Alloy 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"
2008A-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
2009Depeche Mode"Wrong"D.I.M. vs. Boys Noize Remix
Djedjotronic featuring 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 featuring 50 Cent)
Let the Beat Rock (Boys Noize Megamix)
The Faint"Mirror Error"Das Glow Remix Boys Noize Edit
2010Charlotte Gainsbourg"Trick Pony"
David Lynch"Good Day Today"
N*E*R*D featuring Nelly Furtado"Hot-n-Fun"
Scissor Sisters"Invisible Light"
The Chemical Brothers"Swoon"Boyz Noize Summer Mix
Boyz Noize Summer Instrumental
2011Daft Punk"End of Line"
Housemeister"Music is Awesome"
Modeselektor featuring Nazizi & Abbas"Monkey Flip"
2012Spank 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"
2013Brad 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"
2014Atom™"Ich Bin Meine Maschine"
Danny Brown"Smokin & Drinkin"Boys Noize Smokin Mix
Depeche Mode"My Little Universe"