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Exclusive Playlist | Boys Noize Brings The Noize

The German DJ crafts a dance-flavored mix before his upcoming Sound on Sound appearance.

Patrick Greenby Patrick Green
 Photo: Shane McCauley

When Boys Noize puts on a record people listen. The longtime German DJ, real name Alex Ridha, has performed and collaborated with everyone from Skrillex to Snoop Dogg to Oliver Stone (for the Oscar director’s Snowden biopic) over a stellar career that keeps on going.

Fresh off sharing the stage with Bon Iver and the National in Berlin, Boys Noize just released the Midnight remix EP with new work from Audion (Matthew Dear), Handbraekes (Mr Oizo + Boys Noize) and Addison Groove. You can listen/share the EP on Spotify or Soundcloud.

Also: Sound on Sound Fest Lineup Is All That

Crave caught up with Boys Noize in the middle of a North American live tour which makes a stop at Sound on Sound Fest this weekend (Nov. 4-6) to curate an exclusive playlist for your listening pleasure in case you can’t make it out to McDade, Texas.

“Collect Those Ends“ by Jensen Interceptor

“Boysnoize Records signing from Australia. Jensen kills it on these breakbeats! Bomb.”

“Go Up” by Cassius featuring Pharrell

“One of my favorite songs this summer which also works in the club. Wait for the Butch remix!”

 “Baby Wants To Ride” Frankie Knuckles featuring Jamie Principle

“It’s got the most gangster and sexy groove. Classic house record. Always goes down!”

“Randjo” by Djedjotronic & Cardopusher 

“EBM inspired joint from two other Boysnoize Records label mates for the late and dark hours — haha.”

“Starchild” by Boys Noize featuring Poliça“I’ve been a big fan of Poliça and Channy’s voice and (her) way of writing. I’m really proud of this one.”