Last Saturday around this same time, we posted that Boys Noize and Tiga had teamed up for their first of two collaborations. This was big news, and anytime we hear about new music from German techno legend Alex Ridha, we get excited. Now it seems this release was just a small serving of the new music headed our way, and just the beginning of a really Noizey summer.
To celebrate ten years of Boys Noize records, Ridha will be releasing an album entitled Strictly Raw Vol. 1, which includes collaborations with Tiga, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Johnny Sack, Pilo, and AtomTM. The concept behind the release is focusing on the minimal and raw aspects of music, in a time where producers are often doing too much with their production.
Ridha mentions "The idea of the Strictly Raw Vol 1. release is to take 1 drumachine + 1 or 2 synths and make a track with it. Over the last years friends came in and out of my studio and sometimes we end up jaming on my machines. Since it’s #BNR10YR I wanted to collect the good ones and put them all together and there is some serious magic going on :) As a DJ you always look out for these timeless house or techno music and here are 8 tracks that go from breaks to techno to acid to classic house, all analog, all strictly raw!!"
That will be dropping on vinyl May 29th, and digitally via iTunes and all digital platforms on June 19th. The first taste from that release dropped yesterday, going by the name "Cerebral" and working with LA based producer Pilo. Truly exemplifying the goal behind Strictly Raw, we get a bass and house heavy anthem with pulsing 808's, meticulous synth design, and hip-hop inspired vocal samples.
Beyond that, there is also a hefty serving of insane shows going down in cities across the world to celebrate, spanning across the summer and performing with no shortage of big guests. Head to the Boys Noize website for all dates and info, and tickets for many of the dates are currently available here.
Wed-May-13 - Munich, DE @ MMA with Boys Noize, 2manydjs (DJ Set), DJEDJOTRONIC, SCNTST, Housemeister, Feadz, d.i.m. and PILO
Thu-May-21 - Toronto, ON @ Hoxton with Boys Noize, Tiga, DJEDJOTRONIC, SCNTST and RYME
Fri-May-22 – Montreal, QC @ New City Gas with Boys Noize, Tiga and special guests
Sat-May-23 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall with Boys Noize, Mr. Oizo, the world premiere of Handbraekes (Boys Noize + Mr. Oizo), SALVA, Spank Rock & Lil Internet, Cities Aviv, PILO b2b SCNTST and special guests
Sun-May-24 - Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Basement with Boys Noize, Skrillex, Danny Brown, DESTRUCTO, PILO, Escor Krist and special guests
Jun-4 - Copenhagen, DK @ TBA^
Fri-Jun-5 - Oslo, Norway @ Vulkan Arena with Boys Noize, DJEDJOTRONIC, Housemeister and Kids Love Bass
Sat-Jun-6 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Slakthuset with Boys Noize, DJEDJOTRONIC, Housemeister, Physics, Bjarni Ben b2b JNB, Black Daniels ft. Alvarado, Mira Mark b2b Limbz, Shield b2b 2Stars, Andreas Andersson, Vincent Rydell and Jeff Cooper (DJ)
Fri-Jun-12 - Milan, Italy @ Circolo Magnolia with Boys Noize, DJEDJOTRONIC, SCNTST, Housemeister, BS1 and more tba
Jun-18 - Lisbon, PT @ Lux^
Fri-Jun-19 - Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz^
Fri-Jul-24 - San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine with Boys Noize, Salva, Spank Rock, SCNTST, Cities Aviv, Pilo, Escor Krist
Sat-Jul-25 - Mexico City, MX @ Sala Puebla^
Fri-Jul-31 - Denver, CO @ Beta^
Thu-Aug-13 - Shanghai, CN @ Arkham^
Sat-Aug-15 - Tokyo, JP @ Womb^
Sun-Aug-30 – Dresden, DE @ Showboxx with Boys Noize, MODESELEKTOR (DJ set) and SCNTST
^ Signifys lineups and ticket links will be announced soon