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On February 3rd, Alex Ridha AKA Boys Noize will release Out Of The Black – The Remixes, a stunning collection of remixes from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Justice and Chromeo and unreleased remixes from Audion (Matthew Dear,) Oliver, Jimmy Edgar and MMM to name a few. The album also features the Blood Diamonds remix of ‘Got It,’ the Snoop Dogg collaboration first performed at Ultra Music Festival in Miami (view live concert footage HERE.) The video of the original, featuring the legendary rapper himself, will be released in January.
The remix album will be released on Boysnoize Records (BNR), a label founded in 2005 by Alex himself in order to retain full artistic freedom while releasing his own music under Boys Noize and other monikers. BNR quickly became a home for multidirectional and quality electronic music and the Berlin-based anarchist collective recently celebrated their landmark 100th release from a plethora of artists such as Spank Rock, Siriusmo, Housemeister, Strip Steve, SCNTST, Djedjotronic, Boody & Le1f, Peaches, UZ and of course the whole Boys Noize back catalogue of albums – debut ‘Oi Oi Oi’ (2007), follow up ‘POWER’ (2009)and latest full-length ‘Out of The Black’ (2012). In the last few months, Alex has also released his highly acclaimed FABRICLIVE 72 ( HERE) and BNR’s ‘Boysnoize Present Dance Mania’ (stream HERE.)
TRACKLISTING - ** Previously unreleased & exclusive mixes
1. What You Want (Jimmy Edgar Unreleased Dub MixAlb) **
2. XTC (MMM Remix Boys Noize Re-Did) **
3. Missile (Boys Noize DJ Edit) **
4. Conchord featuring Siriusmo (Oliver Remix) **
5. Ich R U (Justice Remix)
6. Got It featuring Snoop Dogg (Blood Diamonds Remix) **
7. What You Want (Chromeo Remix)
8. XTC (The Chemical Brothers Remix)
9. Stop (Audion’s Acid State Mix) **
10. Circus Full Of Clowns feat. Gizzle (Housemeister Remix) **
‘Starwin’ music video HERE
‘Ich R U’ music video HERE
‘Stop’ interactive music video HERE
Snoop Dogg and Boys Noize “Got It” LIVE AT ULTRA HERE
‘Got It’ feat. Snoop Dogg HERE
‘Ich R U’ Justice remix HERE
‘What You Want’ music video HERE
Boys Noize & Housemeister “1988″ HERE
Classically trained musician and electro-pop composer Yuksek (aka Pierre-Alexander Busson) has invaded the US, bringing a flurry of swooping, dance-pop anthem and a brand new record, Living On The Edge Of Time, OUT Now on Ultra Records. Empowered by his previous work with artists such as Chromeo and Amanda Blank, Yuksek’s new album pushes Pierre to the front lines, both as vocalist and leading a fierce live band. Garnering praise from USA Today, CMJ and more, fans can purchase the record at iTunes and all other digital retailers
Living On The Edge Of Time
(Ultra Records; February 14, 2012)
Remixed By Tome Furse of The Horrors
Classically trained musician and electro-pop composer Yuksek (aka Pierre-Alexander Busson) is about to invade the US, bringing a flurry of swooping, dance-pop anthems guaranteed to make you hum and sway. Empowered by his previous work with artists such as Chromeo and Amanda Blank, Yuksek’s new album pushes our lovely Frenchman to the front lines, both as vocalist and leading a fierce live band. On Living On The Edge Of Time, he marries the distorted, saturated sounds of dance floor decadence for which he’s known with a more melodic and catchy, pop vibe. Living On The Edge Of Time will be released February 14 on Ultra Records and stay tuned for the “Off The Wall” single coming soon.
Album opener “Always on the Run,” sets the album’s underlying tone of chaos and movement grabbing you with a transfixing vocal melody that submerges you into the album. Tom Furse of The Horrors recently put his special touch on the song and you can download the Always On the Run” (Tome Furse Remix) MP3 HERE.
There’s always been a pop heart beating inside Yuksek’s unique brand of electronic dancefloor bangers. Always catchy hooks hidden between the acid loops, hints of glam and indie infiltrating his energized house beats. Tunes like “So Far Away From The Sea” and “Extraball” from his acclaimed debut album revealed a powerful pop sensibility, deeply rooted into a lifelong affinity to artists as David Bowie, Gary Numan and The Cure, but also a devoted love for Lou Reed circa Transformer, Serge Gainsbourg, early West Coast-rap and the Warp label. Living On The Edge Of Time is the sound of an artist who can’t ignore the muse, a restless producer constantly in motion and a musician devoted to evolution.
The first single, “On a Train” is a true dance-floor anthem that builds to an explosive chorus with a skittering beat that will get stuck in your head for days. On “White Keys,” a hauntingly eerie synthesizer sets a more contemplative mood while lingering over an up-tempo beat. Lyrically referencing the album title, “The Edge” has a pulsating beat sliced by keyboards stabs eventually exploding into a synth-fueled chorus. Closing the record is the 5 minute throbbing psychedelic pop-behemoth “Out Of Control,” complete with finger snaps and a driving bass line.
Continuing his journey of musical evolution Yuksek is prepared to unleash his tour de force sound, making a lasting impression on American shores.
Psymbionic Releases Debut EP “Illusions”, Out Now On Made In Glitch
Plus Free Original Mashup Featuring Chromeo
The debut EP from Austin, TX producer Psymbionic arrives today on California-based Made In Glitch. Drawing on a wide array of influences, the “Illusions” EP traverses the spectrum of bass music with five tracks that weigh in on multiple sub genres of Dubstep. The title track “Illusions”, featuring San Francisco MC Joe Mousepad, takes a page from UK Grime and shares some Garage energy with the more contrasted “Amalgamaelstrom”. Both “Oscillating Orbs” (w/ ONE4ALL) and “Space Monkey” stylistically derive from more instrumental hip hop roots, utilizing engaging rhythms and shuffle. A collaboration effort with A/V artist Pharo brings up the rear, titled “Scooby Don’t”, providing heavy vibes and a spooky overtone. This strong debut offers a better taste of the originality that has brought much acclaim to Psymbionic’s remixes, and predicts a bright and fruitful future for the energetic producer.
Download : Psymbionic – Space By Night feat. Chromeo
As a part of the upcoming generation of electronic music producers, Psymbionic creates aural experiences that demonstrate the possibility for multi-tempo Bass Music and culture to exist within a range of more divergent influences.
With this latest project, John Burcham has been moving bodies and turning heads for several years, playing with acts such as Bassnectar, STS9, Beats Antique, ill.Gates, Excision, EOTO, and Tipper. In addition to festival appearances that include Nocturnal, Wakarusa, and Sonic Bloom, Psymbionic demonstrates heavy involvement both on the stage and behind the scenes at electronic showcases such as his local SXSW in Austin, TX. Burcham’s work informs his repertoire with roots in the furthest reaches of the electronic music scene, and grants him a unique perspective on each crowd through the latest developments of the industry.
In a live show context, Psymbionic confronts mixes that are limited to the scope of the build and release, avoiding an industry epidemic of drop-monotony that overpowers the flow of music. Burcham seeks to prove that there are more powerful influences in moving a crowd than simple anticipation, providing an interwoven dynamic that relies on the strength of his blend, rather than the sole force or familiarity of the apex.
Psymbionic’s theory of music is a journey that doesn’t visit the same place twice, building excitement for what’s next not because you can anticipate it, but because you’ve never been there before.