Boys Noize, Jacques Lu Cont, Ich R U, What You Want, Chromeo
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.” Despite his ever-expanding label roster and the increased demand for his time as a producer and remixer, Ridha’s primary loves continue to be the twin pursuits of making and performing music. Following the release of his third long-player Out Of The Black in late 2012, he presented the first BOYS NOIZE 'LIVE' show to the masses. “I really wanted to give people a concert where I perform my music only. It´s not that I don´t like DJing anymore, I´m a DJ to the bone and will always be. But playing my tracks live and putting on a completely new show was something I wanted to do for a long time. It´s different and fresh and that is what I love."
HARD Presents: BOYS NOIZE LIVE - OUT OF THE BLACK TOUR 2012
LIVE (*) and DJ Dates
12/08 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *? w/ Le1f, DJEDJOTRONIC, Destructo
12/12 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue
12/14 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre * w/ Strip Steve
12/15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium * w/ Le1f, UZ, Strip Steve, Destructo
12/16 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues ?* w/ Strip Steve, Destructo
12/17 - El Paso, TX @ Buchanan's
Photo Credit: Dennis Ignatov