Boys Noize (Alex Ridha) is amongst an elite group of highly respected DJ/Producers to have earned legendary status. Whether producing monster tracks such as “Starwin”, playing to thousands of people around the world, remixing for the likes of David Lynch, Depeche Mode and Daft Punk, working with artists as varied as Skrillex, Snoop Dogg, Santigold and Chilly Gonzales, or as label boss of his own Boysnoize Records, it’s fair to say Boys Noize has never been in more demand or on better form than currently: now iced with the proverbial cherry by being next in line to mix the legendary FABRICLIVEseries. Working two jobs just to buy turntables and satisfy his insatiable appetite for buying house, disco and hip hop records from the age of 14 years old, Hamburg-born Alex Ridha played his first ever gig at the age of 16 and from there – by his own admittance – “everything went pretty crazy.” Happy to just make back the money he’d spent on vinyl, before long his productions were supported by the likes of 2manydjs, Erol Alkan and Laurent Garnier, releasing on Kitsune and Turbo before exclusively releasing on his own label (with Cocoon and Phantasy the only recent exceptions). Renowned as a fast-paced, party DJ, Boys Noize does not disappoint on his FABRICLIVE mix.
“Around 2006-2007 I played together with Justice & crew in Room 2 and I was very excited, because it was really a dream come true to play London’s famous fabric. I remember it was super dark: smoke, sweat and lasers and people everywhere. I thought the club was so massive. I had no orientation, I didn’t know where the exit was or anything.”- Boys Noize
FABRICLIVE 72 is a frenetic, fast-paced representation of a typical Boys Noize set, condensed into 70 pulsating, sweaty minutes. Not simply a melting pot of the newest tracks, but an education in crazy techno and hi-energy jackin’ house, it switches up between Boysnoize Records releases – Tracques ‘Motor’ – to Gesaffelstein’s ‘Aufstand’ and Four Tet’s ‘For These Times’ with timeless ease. Its upbeat, happy attitude is clearly in full swing with Ridha focusing on melody for the home listener. Featuring a demo version of new track ‘Anoid’ (a gnarly, industrial slice sewn bang into the middle of the mix), his collab with Skrillex under the Dog Blood moniker (the breakbeat-powered ‘Chella Ride’), and new edits of underground tracks by Aden, DJ Deeon and Anthony Naples, Boys Noize proves time and time again that he is a man fully in control of his craft.
“I really tried to sum up my two to three hour set in 70 minutes. My sets usually include many styles and at some points I mix pretty fast too. I play some jackin’ house and techno with crazy energy stuff and then go back to reduced dub or even classic electro or breaks. Mygoal was to combine all of the styles I play but also make it listenable. All in all I think this DJ mix is pretty timeless, colourful and happy.” – Boys Noize
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After slowly teasing what’s to come from their epic third full-length, Brand New Machine, Chase and Status have officially unveiled the tracklisting for the album. Featuring guest spots by everyone from Pusha T and Major Lazer to Nile Rodgers and a VIP by Skrillex, it’s truly an event for electronic dance music. Brand New Machine will see a US release on October 7 via Casablanca Records. You can also now stream(below) their track “Machine Gun” (feat. Pusha T)
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Following the sensational response to the album’s debut single “Lost & Not Found” (feat. Louis M^ttrs) which soared into the Official UK Chart Top 10 and wowed audiences across the UK/European festival circuit, Chase (Saul Milton) and Status (Will Kennard) released the astounding dance anthem “Count On Me” (feat. Moko) which is yet another string to their impressively diverse bow. Listen HERE
Brand New Machine comes hot on the heels of the group’s breakthrough previous offering, No More Idols. That last effort yielded the smashes “Blind Faith” featuring Liam Bailey, “Let You Go” featuring Mali, and “Time” featuring Delilah. Chase and Status remain a must see festival favorite, appearing everywhere from Rock The Bells to Coachella, to headlining spots at Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, and more. Brand New Machine is a powerhouse of dance music that guarantees to blow your mind.
Upcoming Chase and Status US Tour Dates
SKRILLEX AND BOYS NOIZE PRESENT NEW YEAR’S EVE IN DETROIT – “THE BANG”
Paxahau, producers of the world famous Movement Festival in Detroit, have teamed up with two of modern dance music’s brightest stars, Grammy-winner Skrillex and German electro god Boys Noize to ring in the new year with The Bang. The headliners are bringing friends from OWSLA and Boyznoize Records to the birthplace of techno for what is sure to be an unforgettable night. A Dynamic lineup featuring Skrillex, Boys Noize, Flosstradamus, Alvin Risk, D.I.M., and Destructo will be taking over the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit on December 31st. Tickets for the monstrous party go on sale this Friday Oct 26 at 2:00 PM EST via www.BangNYE.com … VIP ticketing and hotel packages are available through CID Entertainment.
Boys Noize released his third studio album Out Of The Black earlier this month to great response with the stand out tracks “What You Want”, “XTC”, “Ich R U” and the collaboration with Snoop Dogg “Got It”.
Following the show, HARD is putting on an intimate after party to celebrate their 5 year anniversary with a very special guest performance. Lineup and ticketing details will be announced Wednesday Nov 7.
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Single ‘Holdin On’ to be released on OWSLA in OCTOBER 2012
MONSTA have been described as having the melodic synth thrum of Flux Pavilion, the tech-soul vocal drops of Moby and the reverberant snares of trip-hop act U.N.K.L.E. -but their sound is instrument-based and largely sample-free and it was Skrillex who found them. The trio (producers Rocky and Rufio and vocalist Skaar) will release their first EP on the electronic dance music (EDM) star’s indie imprint OWSLA this Autumn.
“I was at South by Southwest with my manager Tim [Smith] and a few friends,” says Skrillex. “Tim says, ‘I got something,’ and pulls up [MONSTA’s ‘Holdin’ On’]. I said, ‘That’s a sick track and a cool vocal sample. Where’d they get that from? Is that Aretha Franklin?’’ But it wasn’t a sample. It was Skaar’s powerfully androgynous performance of an original song written and recorded by the group.
‘Holdin’ On’ has all the makings of a radio hit-not only an irresistible vocal hook, but a complete verse-chorus-verse song structure. The EP boasts remixes from electronic music’s finest; Dillon Francis, Alvin Risk and even though he has turned down requests from the worlds biggest stars, Skrillex has cleared his schedule to put his mark on the EP with an exclusive remix too (his last one won him a Grammy Award). “This is not your typical dubstep. A lot of that has already become cliché,” he says. “This is next-level.”
You’ve heard the lead track ‘Careless’ featuring Takura, and now all attention turns to ‘War’; featuring chart-topping Example and uber-producer Diplo. Watch out for the video dropping next week.
Today’s most progressive music event producers from Montréal sweep aside the competition during this year’s Miami Music Week with the very first installment of what will prove to shape the future of the electronic music world’s most prestigious week of talent. Man+Machine Presents MUSIC LOVES FASHION, the inaugural four-day showcase of international sounds from the underground and producer symposiums, taking place between 11:00am and 11:00pm each day from Wednesday, March 21st to Saturday, March 24th at The Raleigh hotel, 1775 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, Florida, sponsored by Belvedere Vodka and MOET.
“We are excited to bring one of our most popular brands of music entertainment to the sands of South Beach,” says Thierry Havitov, founder of Music Loves Fashion®. “Our events are designed to travel internationally and bring a global appeal to anyone who enjoys eclectic music, fashion and a fabulous crowd. Our four-day series of events during Miami Music Week have been developed to meet the desires of today’s most sophisticated electronic music enthusiast, through bringing a cutting-edge stable of emerging talent to the forefront of the industry’s most popular week of events.”
While anticipated to be the highlight of this year’s Miami Music Week, the four-day event series brings together some of the world’s leading DJs and producers, as well as the hip hop industry’s most celebrated studio icons, to offer the most exclusive poolside events and music panel experiences for today’s discerning music enthusiast. The week kicks-off on Wednesday, March 21st at 11:00am with the I ¤ AVICII Pool Party in association with At Night, ULTRA Pool and Ash Alliance, featuring an opening set by CAZZETTE AND FRIENDS, followed by hours of blissful tunes by the Swede himself. With worldwide hit singles like Bromance and My Feelings For You plus hit remixes of Tiësto, Robyn, David Guetta and Bob Sinclar, Avicii has exploded on to the scene over the last two years. His first release of 2011, Street Dancer, went straight to number one on the worldwide Beatport charts. Recent monster remixes include Drowning by Armin van Buuren and Derezzed by Daft Punk, as well as his own Penguin, Silhouettes, Abow and the mysterious ID that circulated around countless forums on the web. With his monthly LE7ELS podcast and radio show on SiriusXM, Avicii brings his contagious sounds to the masses, making them believe what many already know – Avicii truly is the sound of today. Tickets are priced from $49.95 to $100 for general admission, with beds or tables starting at $3,000 (6 guests) and cabanas starting at $10,000 (20 guests) each served with magnums of Belvedere and Moet. VIP table reservations can be purchased through www.musiclovesfashion.com and general admission tickets through .
Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The 11th annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 7 – 10 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2012 lineup will total over 125 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days.Tickets for the event will go on sale on this Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 12 noon EST exclusively at bonnaroo.com.
After an unforgettable 10th year celebration in 2011, festival organizers have come back with one of the most eclectic and striking lineups to date, drawing from an astounding range of music scenes to create what is sure to be another incomparable weekend for the ages. The breadth of the programming is consistently innovative each year and has become one of the key signature aspects of this legendary festival, whose uniquely open minded yet discerning and passionate community thrives on its intelligent diversity. A consistent power in music discovery, Bonnaroo once again will expose its fanbase to legends, current favorites as well as new artists who are about to break. Featured acts in 2012 include: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, The Beach Boys Featuring Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks, Bon Iver, The Shins, The Avett Brothers, Skrillex, Black Star, Alice Cooper, Feist, Flogging Molly, Childish Gambino, Ben Folds Five, The Roots, Bad Brains, The Civil Wars, St. Vincent, Alabama Shakes, tUnE-yArDs, Punch Brothers, Flying Lotus, Dawes, The Joy Formidable, Das Racist, Grouplove, Gary Clark, Jr., Kurt Vile & The Violators, Big Freedia and more.
As the only round-the-clock major U.S. music festival, Bonnaroo packs an unparalleled amount of entertainment options into its four days. The event has offered its attendees the amenities and community spirit of a small city, with 24 hours of activities including a comedy theater, cinema festival, broo’ers festival, silent disco, salon, sustainable gardening lessons, arcade, Internet cafés, restaurants, yoga classes and hundreds of high quality food and craft vendors. Rolling Stonemagazine called the 2011 event “epic,” saying the weekend was full of “surprise and wonder.” Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield intoned, “If Woodstock were like this, we never would have left.”
Festival organizers are also excited to announce their new partnership with YouTube creating Bonnaroo365, a new entertainment channel on YouTube featuring original programming, daily content and legendary live festival performances all created and curated by the Bonnaroo producers. Bonnaroo365 will be an unprecedented destination for the community to celebrate “Good Stuff,” the literal definition of Bonnaroo. This extension of Bonnaroo represents its transition from being mainly an annual terrestrial event to having a presence in the day-to-day life of likeminded entertainment fans worldwide. Specific programming details and schedules will be released in the coming months.
2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Confirmed Artists:
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Beach Boys Featuring Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David
The Avett Brothers
Foster The People
The Word featuring John Medeski, Robert Randolph and North Mississippi Allstars
Ben Folds Five
Spectrum Road featuring Cindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski, and Vernon Reid
City and Colour
The Civil Wars
Young The Giant
Two Door Cinema Club
Fitz & The Tantrums
The Black Lips
Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires
The Joy Formidable
Kurt Vile & The Violators
Gary Clark Jr.
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
Trampled by Turtles
The War On Drugs
The Devil Makes Three
Here We Go Magic
The Lonely Forest
Mariachi El Bronx
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
The Soul Rebels
Steven Bernstein’s MTO Allstars Plays Sly
More artists to be announced soon.
For a preview of this year’s lineup, fans can checkout the Bonnaroo’s 2012 lineup playlist on Spotify via this link: http://spoti.fi/b0nnar00-2012
Official festival website is www.bonnaroo.com