I’m probably going to get a lot of shit for this one. So just as a precautionary disclaimer, I’m not really trying to encompass the infinite realm of what defines “acid” in both musical and personal experience senses of the term. So before you get your panties in a bunch that Phuture isn’t on here or your favorite Plastikman track is missing or one of these doesn’t have an “acid bassline,” just know that I am pulling the typical Burning Man “I don’t know man, you just gotta experience it yourseeeeelf” move and letting you know this is my personal derivative of what, to me, starts to entertain the idea of the drug we like to call “acid.”
Here’s a visually stimulating new video for Boys Noize‘s “Ich R U” from the new album, Out of the Black. I’m a big fan of this track from the German’s third studio album, as it brings in the “Yeah” melodies that we heard and loved on Power. If you haven’t already, snag the full album here.
Theatre of Delays has gotten a hold of the new technopunk Boys Noize track “What You Want” and flipped that bad boy on its head. The Theatre of Delays remix douses the original in liquid synths and sets it on discopunk fire. The synth melody is reminiscent of the Tom Tom Club or more recently the track “Girls” by Prodigy. Add in some heavy vocoder and you’ve got yourself some pure robotic bliss.
Next Monday, August 6th will see the release of ‘XTC’ — the first official single from Boys Noize‘s upcoming third studio album, Out Of The Black. I remember the first time I heard ‘XTC.’ It was just after 5AM on the Cosmic Meadow stage at Electric Daisy Carnival 2011 in Las Vegas. Boys Noize had just walked onto the stage, equipped with his standard canvas DJ bag and a black snapback cap. He walked behind the decks and casually whipped up ‘XTC’ as his opening track. Unaware of what it was at the time, I was immediately energized by the relevant, repetitive, robotic vocals of the Techno jam that I knew had to come from the mind of Mr. Ridha. Over a year later, we will now see its release on Boys Noize Records. √+Continue Reading
HARD Summer at the LA State Historic Park in Downtown Los Angeles is right around the corner, and with 2 days, 4 stages and one of the biggest, most diverse lineups HARD has ever put together, it’s safe to say that this year’s festival may be the best HARD production (on land) to date.
If you haven’t heard already (which I’m sure is unlikely), Techno mastermind Boys Noize will be releasing his 3rd full length titled Out Of The Black on October 2nd on his own Boys Noize Records which will be accompanied by a 25 city tour featuring the first live performance from Mr. Ridha. Yesterday, we heard the world premiere of ‘What You Want’ on Rolling Stone, and the first single from the highly anticipated album is unsurprisingly astounding. Stream ‘What You Want’ and see the list of European live dates below. √+Continue Reading
Happy Friday! Today’s news features Daft Punk, Boys Noize, A Guy Called Gerald, Dubspot + Ableton free trials, Decibel Festival, Aphex Twin, M83, Live Nation, and John Tejada. Please read on after the jump.