Frenchman Djedjotronic always cooks up dystopian drama with a tangible physical aesthetic that rips dance floors apart. He does so on CPU, Zone and this label and is in his element in a sweaty low-ceilinged basement as much as he is the iconic techno hub that is Berghain. A master of dark and uncompromising grooves, he has more than 10 years in the game behind him but still serves up the unexpected. This most thrilling of EPs opens with 'Boish', a twisted electro tune with dark drums and coarse synth textures crashing down all around you. It's haunting and haunted and brilliantly...
January 17, 2020
Villager, aka Alex Young is a dynamic new producer who has been signed to the iconic Boysnoize Records for two fresh new EPs, kicking off with the superb ‘Aura’. This promising artist has an arresting and energetic sound that perfectly fits in with this label and comes after years touring with DJs such as Skrillex, Diplo and Cashmere Cat. As well as the focus on refining his ability as a producer in the studio, the Villager project is also about taking the live electronic experience to a new level, using visuals created and curated by Alex himself, and featuring a balance of DJ sets along...
December 13, 2019
Russian duo Locked Club joins Boysnoize Records for the release of "IRAK," an EP of dark and utterly kinetic electro and techno with a punk edge. The legacy of Detroit and The Hague get roughed up on the streets of Moscow with overdriven percussion, booming bass and aggressive acid elements keeping one foot firmly planted in the past while the other kicks the future in the face. This is absolutely banging stuff for dangerous dancefloors, and it crackles with visceral energy.
The title track "Irak" is the most restrained, with slowed vocal loops and a delirious mijwiz sample that make...
November 22, 2019
BOYS NOIZE x FRANCIS & THE LIGHTS "Why Not" began with a spontaneous studio session at PEOPLE festival, a place where unlikely pairings of artistic worlds collide and crystallise, curated by Bon Iver´s Justin Vernon and The National. “WHY NOT” captures the exhilaration of music made in the moment, from two artists who turned chance into magic.
September 27, 2019
A spontaneous studio session between BOYS NOIZE and FRANCIS AND THE LIGHTS at PEOPLE Festival Berlin resulted in their new single “WHY NOT?”, a hugely uplifting, timeless, disco-drenched anthem.
September 27, 2019
A year after the global, main-stage-scale success of “One Step Beyond,” Raito returns to #BNR with “Summer of Love” just in time to ensure he ends another summer with a euphoric blockbuster. If you remember that phrase “euphoric blockbuster ” from the rave scene in the 1995 film KIDS, then your head is in the right time and place. Raito has cemented his position as today’s breakout star of rave revivalism, and his pastiche of huge oldskool hooks with sharp production grants moments of monumental ecstasy to staid house and techno sets.
September 6, 2019
Cardopusher’s had a particularly prolific year since his BNR EP “A Convenient Excuse Pt. 1,” with releases for Super Rhythm Trax, Dark Entries, and Dalmata Daniel. Despite the accelerated timeline, there’s a notable progression in “A Convenient Excuse Pt. 2,” with Cardopusher appearing to be a producer in fast-forward stride.
If Part 1 was a survey of the darker side of 80’s industrial and EBM, Part 2 takes a more focused look at the sort of “haunted italo” begun with “Temporary Forever” from the previous release. Four of the five tracks are uptempo and club ready this time, driven by...
June 28, 2019
The first of a new series, BN RWRK 001 sees Boys Noize releasing reworks and edits that most DJ’s keep to themselves – the time-tested secret weapons that helps one to win in the arms race of dancefloor destruction. And this first volume drops two VERY large bombs.
TWR72’s Tunnel from 2010 takes an Occam’s Razor approach to massive energy – a very simple formula of one huge synth rising in pitch over minimal percussion until the point of hysteria. The timbre of the sound is so big though, so electric, one feels viscerally shocked as if by a live wire. If you ever feel like you are...
June 21, 2019