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Asides from launching his sub-label from Boysnoize Records banging out all veins of electro-techno, Alex Ridha aka Boys Noize will be celebrating their 50th black gold release. Home to the likes of Housemeister, Siriusmo, D.I.M., Shadow Dancer, Brodinski, Scissor Sisters, and Chilly Gonzales, Ridha's label will be releasing his double A-side, '1010'/'Yeah' for the golden anniversary. Playing with classic 303 house sounds for the dancefloor, the duo of tracks will be in counterpart to the release from Cocoon's Electric Rescue on BNR Trax. The new sub-label will be a digital platform for more techno and experimental music, where the resident from the legendary Rex Club in Paris, Electric Rescue has churned out three big room techno numbers for BNR Trax 001 available this October. Dazed speak to Ridha about what to listen out for and how to waste time in Berlin.
Can you recommend...
... three new acts?
... James Blake, Djedjotronic, Girl Unit
three old acts?
… Jeff Mills, Altern8, The Wipers
a record label? (not your own...)
... a film?
Adams Aebler (Danish Anders Thomas Jensen)
... a book?
The Idiot by Dostojewski
... something on YouTube?
... a shop / place to eat?
Wasted German Youth shop, Berlin / Goldener Hahn, Berlin.
... something to do on a day off?
A walk in the forest.
... a song everyone should hear?
Inner Circle "Sweat" (it was no.1 in Germany)
BNR050 is out now on Boysnoize Records
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