With a new EP on the way, Alexander Ridha – better known as Boys Noize – offers a taste with the title track, “Go Hard.” It’s a jittery tune that rides a clapping beat and stuttering vocals into twisting knots of synthesizers, but the DJ and producer says it’s just one facet of Go Hard, due June 24th on Boysnoize Records.
“I made one acid/hardcore/rave/break track called ‘Excuse Me,'” says Boys Noize. “One very analogue techno track, ‘Inhale/Exhale,’ with no melody and no bassline, just really intense robot voices, one 909 acid/disco/house track with summer vibes, one acid/rap track that goes hard (no one has brought the acid sound into rap/hip hop yet) . . . plus another sick rave beat on ‘Push Em Up.'”
The EP release will accompany the start of Boys Noize’s new world tour, which will take him around the summer festival circuit, including Bonnaroo, Spring Awakening, Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Camp Bisco, Forecastle and Electric Zoo. Boys Noize will also play with Skrillex as Dog Blood at Ottawa Blues Fest, HARD Summer, Lollapalooza and Electric Zoo.