Alex Ridha (aka Boys Noize) was first known for his influential work as a producer and remixer for Daft Punk, Depeche Mode, Santigold, Scissor Sisters and Feist. Voted by Rolling Stone as one of the top 10 "DJs Who Rule The Earth," in 2012, Boys Noize has since toured the world, released three full-length albums and has collaborated with artists like Snoop Dogg, Skrillex, and Erol Alkan. "I dont compromise when it comes to music," says Ridha. "I do what I think is cool and what I like and not what the market wants or people may expect. Maintaining artistic freedom has always been the most important thing to me; for my own music and for anyone on my label."
Based in Berlin, Germany, Boys Noize producer Alexander Ridha releases music similar to the French electro of Kitsuné Music and Ed Banger Records and he also runs the Boysnoize Records label, featuring other producers in a similar style. Ridha established himself as a talented producer in 2004 with the 12" single The Bomb!/Boy Neu. Ridha's full-length album debut as Boys Noize arrived with 2007's Oi Oi Oi, which included a bonus track remix of Feist's "My Moon My Man," one of several remixes -- Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus," Bloc Party's "Banquet," Justice's "Phantom, Pt. 2" -- that helped popularize the producer. Power and Out of the Black followed in 2009 and 2012, while Ridha continued remix work for the Chemical Brothers, N.E.R.D., and Daft Punk. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi
Alexander Ridha was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1982 and is better known by his stage name Boys Noize. Ridha is an electronic music producer, DJ, and runs his own record label of the same name, Boysnoize Records, which he established in 2005. Ridha’s sound pulls on influences from hip-hop, disco, and electro house sounds.
Ridha has worked with artists such as Snoop Dogg, The Chemical Brothers, Depeche Mode, Kelis, Kano, The Black Eyed Peas and the band BIGBANG. Ridha built a name for himself in the underground electronic music scene as a DJ, and got his start supporting Felix Da Housecat and DJ Hell under the alias of Kid Alex.
Ridha’s debut album, “Oi Oi Oi,” arrived in 2007 on his label, followed by “Power” in 2009. 2010 saw Ridha collaborate with Chilly Gonzales on the album, “Ivory Tower,” which he produced and co-wrote. That same year saw the launch of Ridha’s sub-label, BNR TRAX.
2012 marked the release of Ridha’s third album, “Out Of Black,” which featured a collaboration with Snoop Dogg. Ridha formed a side project with Skrillex that same year called Dog Blood.
Alex Ridha - better known to the world as BOYS NOIZE - has been making electronic music and working as a DJ for over half of his life.
He established himself as one of the world’s preeminent wizards behind the decks, having played the world’s biggest stages alongside the biggest names in dance music.
His sets are equally uplifting, not only technically but also as a showman, leaving unforgettable experiences for the witnesses. One of the reasons why the Rolling Stone voted BOYS NOIZE amongst the Top10 `DJS WHO RULE THE EARTH` in 2012.
As a recording artist and producer, Ridha has created his own sound, and pioneered his own brand, amassing a formidable body of work in the process.
He has released three albums (2007’s Oi Oi Oi , 2009’s Power and 2012´s Out Of The Black) and countless singles as BOYS NOIZE, as well as doing profoundly influential work as a remixer and producer for everyone from Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, Feist, David Lynch to Jarvis Cocker, Santigold, Scissor Sisters and Chilly Gonzales.
He has collaborated with Snoop Dogg, genius film maker Mr. Oizo (on a project called Handbraekes), Erol Alkan, and most recently Skrillex (under the moniker of Dog Blood) and won Beatport's 'Best Electronic Act' 3 years in a row.
Ridha is also the heart of Boysnoize Records, the label that he started back in 2005. Founded originally as a means to get his own music out into the world, Boysnoize Rec.—and it’s sub-label, BNR Trax—is now home to more than a dozen artists (including up-and-comers like 18-year old SCNTST, Le1f, Spank Rock, Strip Steve, Peaches and Siriusmo) and responsible for over 100 releases while remaining fully independent.
"I don´t compromise when it comes to music,” says Ridha. “I do what I think is cool and what I like and not what the market wants or people may expect. Maintaining artistic freedom has always been the most important thing to me — for my own music and for anyone on my label”