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The second of Transmission & Pod's Tripod shows (our first with Tiga was sadly postponed due to Spanish air traffic controllers strike) see's yet another one of the giants of the scene; Boys Noize top the bill.
Boys Noize/Alex Ridha was born in 1982 and grew up in Hamburg, Germany.
His journey into music started early, studying both piano and drums at the tender age of six. At fourteen his attentions began to shift towards the futuristic, almost alien sounds that emanated from the city’s various pirate radio stations.
From that point onwards his path to future greatness had been set and at just sixteen he set up a studio with Andi Meid (who would later go on to record as D.I.M.)
After several years honing his craft Ridha decided he wanted to maintain 100% control and go the DIY route, setting up Boysnoize Records in 2005. Through his own single-minded vision Boysnoize Records has become one of the most recognizable labels out there, both sonically and visually.
Now on their 50th release, Boysnoize Records has consistently put out groundbreaking music from artists such as Mixhell, Jan Driver, D.I.M, Gonzalez, Housemeister, Brodinski, Bart B More, DJedjotronic and Le Petits Pilous amongst many others.
The success of the label also enforced his credentials as a solo artist., receiving offers to releases on uber-cool French label Kitsuné, Tiga’s Turbo Recordings label, and on DJ Hell’s International Deejay Gigolos.
He has also remixed tracks by Tiga, Para One, Feist, N.E.R.D, Kreeps, stadium-electro hero’s Depeche Mode, and more recently even reworking David Lynch’s “Good Day Today”. He is also know as the producer who completely reworked previously untouchable indie standards such as “Banquet” by Bloc Party and “Everyday I Love You Less and Less” by The Kaiser Chiefs and in turn helping to create the fusion of the indie & dance/electro scenes which had been hitherto polar opposites.
More recently Ridha and his good friend Erol Alkan have been inseparable in the recording studio, laying down two maxi-singles, “Death Suite"/"Waves" and "Lemonade"/"Avalanche" on Alkan's own 'Phantasy Sound' Label.
Things are already getting looking very exciting for Boys Noize’ in 2011. Further collaborations are due with Housemeister and Surisimo as well us some high profile production work on upcoming albums from Chilly Gonzalez and currently for Spank Rock’s as yet unfinished album.
We’re very much looking forward to hearing the results of these new sonic alliances when we welcome Boys Noize’ unique musical universe to Tripod on Friday 25th February 2011.
Support comes from Transmission DJs + more tba
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