Tag Archives: dance

saturday nite with… BOYS NOIZE

Boys Noize is the moniker of Alexander Ridha, a German electro tech producer and DJ. Under the name Boys Noize, he has released records on French label Kitsuné, on Tiga’s Turbo Records label, and on DJ Hell’s International DeeJay Gigolo Records. Ridha has also released EPs under the names 909d1sco and Kid Alex.

Boys Noize’s self-released debut album Oi Oi Oi hit the stores back in September 2007 and received mostly positive reviews. Almost two full years later, his sophomore LP Power was finally released last October, exceding fans’ expectations.

Feist - My Moon My Man (Boys Noize Remix)     

The name Boys Noize also brings to mind a number of very well crafted remixes that have been played on danceflorrs all over the world. Alex Ridha has remixed tracks for Royksöpp, Cut Copy, Sebastien Tellier and Feist amongst others.

Sebastien Tellier - L'Amour et la Violence (Boys Noize Euro Mix)     

You can find Boys Noize on MySpace, check out the label Boys Noize Records and buy all the music on Boys Noize

THE LOWBROWS – DREAM IN THE DESERT (Electro/Dance – Japan)

The Lowbrowsare a creative unit that was formed in 2005 by Chaki (multi instrumentalist and DJ) and Emi (classically trained musician). Their edgy  electro dance sound is always looking towards the future, and gives you a sense of innovation with every listen!

The Lowbrows - Dream in the Desert (Flight Facilities Remix)     

Their first self titled EP was released in March 2007 but is no longer available. They gained attention in February 2008, when a then unreleased track “Melody & Shudder” was remixed by Dexpistols and featured on their compilation Apple.Lesson.4. They would also gain further attention when the Bang Gang Deejays featured ‘Dream In The Desert’ on their compilation; ‘D is For Disco, E is For Dancing’. As a matter of fact, Chaki has performed DJ sets alongside the Bang Gang Deejays, but also Hot Chip, Friendly Fires or Digitalism.

With an amazing reputation for their remix work, they are receiving a rush of offers from both Japanese and international artists (Simian Mobile Disco, Chromeo, 80Kidz). In between remixes and gigs, they released an album, For Whom The Bell Tolls, and more recently a mini album, Danse Macabre.

The mini-album has eight tracks in total, including a reworking of the glorious “Dream In The Desert” (get it on Beatport or iTunes). A new fully fledged album, ripe with fresh material is expected in early 2010… In the meantime, check out their MySpace for updates!

SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO – CRUEL INTENTIONS (Club – UK)

English producer duo Simian Mobile Disco are blessing our ears with yet another dancefloor-ready electro jewel: “Cruel Intentions”.

This new track, which features The Gossip’s Beth Ditto on vocals, is an instant hit with minimal arrangements, dirty bass and a catchy hook. Beth Ditto reveals her inner disco diva in a track that could be described as a mash up of retro electronic, 80s synth pop and strip joint music…

Simian Mobile Disco - Cruel Intentions     

Simian Mobile Disco was originally formed as a traveling DJ duet for James Ford and Jas Shaw, who were playing on the side of their early four-piece band Simian. They ultimately released a number of low profile singles, such as “The Count” on Kitsuné, but arguably gained more fame for their remixes of artists such as The Kills, Klaxons, Peaches, The Presets and others.

The band’s sophomore studio album Temporary Pleasure, released in August 2009, features many guests that they met through their work as producers or while touring: Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals, Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, Beth Ditto and Chris Keating of Yeasayer.

Find Simian Mobile Disco on MySpace. Buy their music on Simian Mobile Disco

AUTOKRATZ – ANIMAL (Dance/Electro – UK)

To celebrate the release of autoKratz highly anticipated debut album Animal on Kitsuné, the band’s invited everyone to remix the aggressive and impassioned track “Can’t Get Enough” taken from the album.

The winning remixer will feature in the massive promotional campaign that will accompany the release. On top of that, his remix will be sent out to all leading DJs as part of the club promo package. Remixing “Can’t Get Enough” is an unprecedented chance to get your production skills showcased, and get your name everywhere.

Competition starts June 8th and closes July 12th.

How to Enter:

1. Download the parts from here: http://www.autokratz.com/cantgetenoughremix.zip

2. Remix the track however you like

3. Email an mp3 of your remix to management@autokratz.com

Like it? Share it!