Heavy bass and authentic sounding drum tracks mixed with an excellent vocal performance are what makes “Killer” a stand out track. With political overtones, well placed 8-bit modulation, tasteful use of pad and chord synths, and not to be overlooked syncopated percussion tracks give “Killer” the fuel it needs to be the groovy dark production it is. Tackling issues in the lyrics such as the need to eliminate racism to secure the future is an intense outro over an ambient synthesizer that is reminiscent of a violin part. German based with English lyrics you can hear the overlap between cultures in “Killer”
I’ve attached a bit from the publicist below including tour dates and past success stories for Boys Noize.
“Today, Boys Noize (aka Alex Ridha) has revealed a cover of the legendary Adamski track “Killer”, featuring Steven A. Clark HERE. The accompanying video is a remake of the original videoHERE (dir LIL INTERNET) and was shot at the very rare location c-base in Berlin, which is “the mother of all hackspaces”! The area where “Killer” was mostly filmed is called the “airlock” and they refer to themselves as a Space Station.
Alex and Steven bonded over the track while working on Steven A. Clark’s album Where Neon Goes To Die (prod. by Boys Noize), which came out earlier this month on September 7th. The original version, featuring Seal on vocals, was an acid house anthem on the European charts in 1989 – here Boys Noize’s industrial techno take gives the beats an extra punch. “Killer” is available on vinyl, with the instrumental version on the b-side. Direct link to vinyl HERE.
Boys Noize about the track: “Being a 90’s kid, I kind of grew up with this song which later became one of these tunes I’d play out at the end of the night. When I met Steven and heard his voice for the first time I immediately thought of that track and the idea of doing a cover version was born. It was initially just for fun, but it turned banging and lit the dancefloors wherever I’d drop it – so here I am sharing my industrial KILLER.”
Boys Noize has been spending time in the studio with artists Lady Gaga and 03 Greedo, in addition to production work for ASAP Rocky’s Testing album and RL Grime’s single “Pressure”, both released earlier this year. Boys Noize recently announced his fall North American tour, stopping in cities across the US from LA, Denver, New York to Atlanta and ending with sets on FriendShip – tickets available now at boysnoize.com.
Berlin-based producer/DJ Boys Noize runs his own label, Boysnoize Records, with Oi Oi Oi marking the full-length album debut of Alex Ridha as Boys Noize. Other studio albums Power, Out of the Black feat. Snoop Dogg, Mayday featuring appearances by Hudson Mohawke, Danny Brown, Poliça, and Strictly Raw Vol 2 and more, followed, as well as countless EPs and vinyl only releases. Besides his own work, he’s done film scores for Oliver Stone’s Snowden, and “Alarm” for Who Am I for instance. On top of this, he has his own side project under the moniker Elax, a collaborative group Dog Blood with Skrillex, Handbraekes with Mr Oizo, and a project with Chilly Gonzales called Octave Minds released an album including a Chance the Rapper feature.
Boys Noize US TOUR 2018:
Fri 10.26 – Seattle, WA @ FreakNight Wamu Theater
Sat 10.27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco
Wed 10.31 – San Francisco, CA @ Halcyon
Fri 11.2 – San Diego, CA @ Bang Bang
Sat 11.3 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
Fri 11.9 – Boston, MA @ Royale
Sat 11.10 – New York, NY @ Kings Hall at Avant Gardner
Fri 11.16 – Atlanta, GA @ District Nightclub
Sat 11.17 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Fri 11.23 – Chicago, IL @ Sound Bar
Sat 11.24 – Detroit, IL @ The Works
Fri 11.30 – Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities Underground
Sat 12.1 – Denver, CO @ Beta
Tue 12.11-15 – Miami, FL @ FriendShip 2018
Tickets available at www.boysnoize.com