Berlin DJ and producer BOYS NOIZE will release his 4th solo album ‘MAYDAY’ on May 20, 2016 via Boysnoize Records. The third track lifted from the new album, Starchild, features Channy Leaneagh of Poliça, and has been chosen as the world record by Zane Lowe on his BEATS 1 show. Earlier, Overthrow and Euphoria ft Remy Banks were revealed from the upcoming release ‘MAYDAY’.
Alex Ridha, better known as BOYS NOIZE, made his DJ debut at the age of 15, taking a teenager’s love of house and techno to a global scale. Accolades have been bestowed by Rolling Stone, who named him one of the “Top 10 DJ’s Who Rule The World” and Beatport, who elected him “Best Electronic Act” 3 years in a row. He’s rocked the world’s biggest stages, lit up Coachella three times, took Lollapalooza by storm, and headlined festivals and clubs on every continent – from Berlin techno temple Berghain to Fuji Rock in Japan to Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires Festival in the woods of Wisconsin.
Now, BOYS NOIZE is back with ‘MAYDAY,’ his most dynamic album to date. Infectiously energetic, fusing the energy and spirit of punk with the raw power of modern techno and the early days of rave, ‘MAYDAY’ exists as a new expression entirely, transporting the innocence of a bygone era into the here and now without ever sounding anachronistic or nostalgic. Collaborations with POLIÇA, HUDSON MOHAWKE, BENGA, REMY BANKS, SPANK ROCK, and some special secret guests (the liner notes are definitely worth a read) broaden the range further than ever. “I always try to challenge myself as a producer and a musician,” says Ridha. “Keeping the purity of electronic music but taking it somewhere new is the most difficult, and most motivating. ‘MAYDAY’ is me taking the music I love to the future, no matter how uncertain the future seems.”
BOYS NOIZE will premiere his new show at Sonar, Barcelona, on June 18. Boys Noize conceived the spectacle together with visual artists SUS BOY and LIL INTERNET, exploring a thematic narrative inspired by cyberpunk, 80’s industrial and surveillance in contemporary society.
BOYS NOIZE live and DJ sets:
05.25 – Paris, FR @ Le Gaite Lyrique
05.30 – Detroit, MI @ Movement Festival
06.03 – Offenbach, DE @ Robert Johnson
06.04 – Luxembourg, LUX @ Lenox Club
06.17 – Eindhoven, NL @ We Are Electric
06.18 – Barcelona, ES @ SONAR (LIVE)
06.24 – Paris, FR @ Solidays (LIVE)
06.25 – Scheessel, DE @ Hurricane (LIVE)
06/26 – Neuhausen Ob Eck, DE @ Southside (LIVE)
07.01 – Arras, FR @ Main Square Festival (LIVE)
07.02 – Marmande, FR @ Garorock (LIVE)
07.10 – Aix Les Bains, FR @ Festival Musilac (LIVE)
07.14 – Bern, CH @ Gurten Festival (LIVE)
07.15 – Graefenhainichen, DE @ Melt! Festival (LIVE)
07.16 – Ostrava, CZE @ Colors of Ostrava (LIVE)
07.17 – Dour, BE @ Dour Festival (LIVE)
07.23 – Regensburg, DE @ Zuckerbrot & Peitsche
07.29 – Montreal, CAN @ Osheaga (LIVE)
08.05 – Salmo, CAN @ Shambhala Music Festival
08.12 – Budapest, HUN @ Sziget
08.xx – Vienna, AUT @ Frequency
08.20 – Inverness, UK @ Groove Loch Ness
08.25 – Zurich, CH @ Zurich Open Air (LIVE)
08.26 – Dublin, IRL @ Opium Room
08.27 – London, UK @ SW4 (LIVE)
08.28 – Haarlemmermeer, NL @ Mysteryland
For more information on Boys Noize, visit boysnoize.com.