Boys Noize recently held a secret release party to promote his new EP “Go Hard”. It has been a while since his album “Out of the Black” in 2012. However this collection of five tracks is something we would expect from Boys Noize.
A DJ/producer from Germany, Boys Noize (Alex Ridha), has been releasing tracks since 2005. Ridha has deep roots in the hard techno sound, reaching career benchmarks along side Justice and MSTRKFT back in the late 00′s. His sophomore release, “Out of the Black” came out last year to tepid reviews. “Black” drifted some from his originally succesful sound, incorporating heavy dub beats, and a number of hip-hop numbers, including a guest spot from Snoop Dog and GIZZLE.
“Go Hard,” however, might be triumphant return to his more house driven, hard electro sound.
The first of the five is a hype machine of rave beats. “Excuse Me” is a song that can go on forever and never disappoint. With only a chorus of just seven words throughout, the track has a great transition between breakdowns.
Track number two, “Inhale/Exhale” is a robotic techno beat that stays solid for a short two minutes. It is the kind of transitional track every DJ should have and every raver should utilize in order to chug some water.
“Starwin” is the one of the best tracks from the album. Boys Noize brings in the house music to really keep his audience going. He has a mix of classic house with what seems to be a prominent influence from Daft Punk.
The strongest song on the EP is the fourth installment. “Go Hard” is a “acid/rap” styled track that is dripping with intense energy. It is a fine blend of two highly different styles; a skill Boys Noize is known for.
For the finale, Boys Noize keeps with his rap infusion and pumps out “Push ‘em Up”. This track blends acid with a bounce or rap feel. It is strong enough to keep you hype but also a great track to end on.