Boys Noize

The Remixes 2004-2011
BoysNoize Records

Boys Noize is the moniker of Hamburg’s Alex Ridha, one of the most influential electronic artists around. For listeners who are familar with this DJ and producer’s secret performances at festivals, this record is a disco-pulsed trip down memory lane.

Listeners will be most familiar with Ridha’s remixes of Cut Copy’s Lights & Music and Kaiser Chiefs’ Everyday I Love You Less and Less but tracks such as Feist’s My Moon My Man and Daft Punk’s End Of Line are where Ridha’s innovative and experimental sound really comes into play.

Spanning more than eight years of work, and filled to bursting with drum machines, synths and compressors, this album showcases Boys Noize’s ability to rework source material into tracks which would breathe life into any dreary dance floor. There’s an infectious energy to Ridha’s work, one which could only come from a man who lives and breathes the music he produces.

This album is only recommended to play when the weekend is well within sight.

Bethany Rex