On Friday, LT3 was at The Music Box to witness the Germany-based sensation that is Boys Noize. The event marked the first joint event from EDM titan Insomniac and LA-based alternative dance music purveyor HARD. It seems that Insomniac has moved onto greener pastures after Go Ventures screwed up Monster Massive, and based on this show, it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful relationship. Opening the event was house cat Switch, who did a fantastic job of warming up the crowd with a blend of 90’s house with a newschool twist. Man of the hour Boys Noize delivered a non-stop, thrashing three hours of pure tech and electro death. No lyrics, no cheesy buildups, just raw beats, outstanding stage presence, and superb mixing. Boys Noize threw down dark electro from his two critically acclaimed albums, Oi Oi Oi and Power, as well as a slew of remixes from his recently released remix album, Boys Noize: The Remixes 2004-2011. He even threw in a dash of hardstyle during the latter part of his set to keep the crowd pumped well after 3AM!
As mentioned above, Boys Noize just put out a new collection of all the remixes he’s done in the past eight years of his career. The thing I love most about Boys Noize’s remixes is that they vary so much in sound, ranging from the absurd electro riffs of My Moon My Man to the dark techno progressions of Invisible Light and the colorful melodies of Lights & Music. This collection will truly pay testament to Ridha’s skill as a producer and remixer. But, that’s just me being a fanboy. If you truly dig these tunes, or are a first time listener looking to get into the Boy’s stuff, be sure to pick up the album. You can even stream the whole thing and view his commentary on every track right here.