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New Music: Boys Noize – “What You Want”

on July 24, 2012, 4:53pm

boys noize New Music: Boys Noize   What You Want

German DJ/producer Alexander Ridha (aka Boys Noize) released his last album, Power, back in 2009. Since then, he’s produced for Scissor Sisters, Spank Rock, Das Racist, and Santigold in between festivals slots around the world.

On October 2nd, Ridha will get back on his solo tip with his third album, Out of the Black, which will be released via his own Boysnoize Records. Our first listen comes in the form of the opening track, “What You Want”, which combines old-school hip-hop breakbeats with Kraftwerk-esque refrains. Stream it below.

“This particular track was inspired by the vibes I get from the Beastie Boys, for instance,” Ridha told Rolling Stone. “Their Licensed to Ill album is one of my all-time favorite records, and to me ‘What You Want’ has some sort of B-boy style mixed with my obsession on robot vocals and modern sound aesthetics. This song combines a lot of things I love about electronic music.”

In support of the album, Ridha will make plays shows in both American and Europe throughout much of the fall, and you can check out the full schedule below.

Boys Noize 2012 Tour Dates:
08/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ HARD Festival *
08/31 – Las Vegas, NV @ Haze *
09/01 – Mexico City, MX @ Auditorio Blackberry *
09/02 – New York, NY @ Electric Zoo *
10/06 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
10/09 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC
10/11 – Dublin ,IE @ Academy
10/12 – Manchester, UK @ TBA
10/13 – London, UK @ Coronet
10/17 – Zurich, CH @ Maag Halle
10/18 – Geneva, CH @ Salle des Fetes de Thonex
10/19 – Lille, FR @ Fantastic Festival
10/20 – Nantes, FR @ Stereolux
10/23 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller
10/24 – Stockholm, SE @ Arenan
10/25 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
10/27– Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
10/28 – Bologna, IT @ Link
10/31 – Milan, IT @ Limelight
11/01 – Lyon, FR @ La Sucriere
11/02 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale
11/03 – Toulouse, FR @ Le Bikini
11/04 – Nimes, FR @ Paloma
11/08 – Madrid, ES @ Arena
11/13 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
11/14 – Cologne, DE @ E-Werk
11/15 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks
11/17 – Munich, DE @ Kesselhaus
01/04-07 – Holy Ship!

* = DJ set

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