Our latest on-air Radio Session features Bordeaux’s Strip Steve discussing his hometown, his latest LP Micro Macro on on Boys Noize Records, his first experiences DJing at the tender age of 14, and his work with Robert Owens, who collaborated with him on the album track ‘One Thing’.
Not only that, he delivers a mix filled with great tunes from the likes of L-Vis 1990, Joy O, Boddika, Shadow Child, and more.
You can listen to the whole radio show with Strip Steve on Thursday, July 19th via FluxFM, starting at 10pm (GMT+1) – tune into FluxFM via terrestial radio (frequencies in Berlin and other big cities in Germany) or via live stream (worldwide).
A rerun of the show’s first hour will be available on demand on FluxFM’s website from Friday, July 20th, with the DJ mix following a couple of days later on ElectronicBeats.net. The Radio Sessions is a weekly show so make sure to tune in next week!
41 search results for “Boys Noize” on ElectronicBeats.net? Seems like something good is going on eh?! Ever since Alex Ridha started his Boysnoize imprint in 2005 and released his album Oi Oi Oi on it (2007), Electronic Beats has been on reeeeeeeewind with the Boysnoize sound-design.
With BNR TRAX, Ridha established a new sub-label just one and a half years ago releasing digital files by artists such as Djedjotronic, Para One, Audionite, and Shadow Dancer. This Thursday we’ll strictly focus on BNR TRAX and their upcoming label compilation 01-10, to be released digitally as well as on CD and triple vinyl, followed by a tour throughout Europe.
This Thursday we’re happy to be welcoming Djedjotronic, Strip Steve, and Audionite on the next Radio Sessions on FluxFMradio, listen to the whole radio show with BRN TRAX on Thursday, February 23rd via FluxFM. The show starts at 10pm (GMT+1), you can tune into FluxFM via terrestial radio or via live stream (worldwide).
A rerun of the show’s first hour will be available on demand on FluxFM’s website from Friday, February 24th, with the dj mix following a couple of days later on ElectronicBeats.net. The Radio Sessions is a weekly show so make sure to tune in on March 8th when Lindstrøm will be joining us at the studio.
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In 2011 Housemeister showed no sign of slowing down the party as he’s now touring and producing more than ever. In addition to a demanding schedule and the release of his third LP Music Is Awesome earlier this year, Housemeister has found the time to release yet another EP. Released through Alex Ridha’s Boysnoize Records (BNR) imprint, the Weird Friends EP comes with lyrics by Minnesota-based indie rapper P.O.S. (of Rhymesayers) and additional remixes by hot-shot TWR72, the up-and-coming brazilian duo Mixhell, and Obi Blanche. Check the tracklist and the audio snippet below, and don’t forget to fill out the form and win a hand signed 12″ vinyl from mixmaster Housemeister himself.
1. Weird Friends feat. P.O.S.?
3. Weird Friends (Obi Blanche Remix)?
4. Weird Friends (TWR72 Dub Remix)
?5. Hirschkeule (Mixhell Remix)?
6. Weird Friends (TWR72 Vocal Remix)
COMPETITION IS CLOSED, WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED
Boysnoize Records (BNR) was founded by Boys Noize aka Alex Ridha in the year 2005. Launched by Ridha in order to retain his full artistic freedom while releasing his own music under Boys Noize as well as under different monikers (Puzique, Einzeller, Eastwest) BNR became a home for multidirectional quality electronic music. Now BNR has a new Driver. He is called Jan.
Last week your new album Amatilda was released through Boysnoize Records (BNR), though it doesn’t sound like a standard BNR release.
Yes, this is not a typical BNR release: I think this album has a great variety of sounds and I think it’s a cool and forward-looking decision from Alex Ridha to release my album through his imprint and open up towards new beatmaking.
You’ve been part of the Berlin Bass Boheme for a while now. When exactly did you start producing your own music?
I did my first record when I was 15 years old, through the good old Formaldehyd label. I started with Industrial music, then I turned pretty much to trance for a while.
But that was not under your Jan Driver moniker?
Nope. My first Jan Driver single was released in 1995. It was a blue vinyl 12” for my own label Grand Petrol. Then I was more or less producing and mastering stuff for friends and clients. So you were really young when you started producing techno.
Were you inspired by early Berlin techno clubs like UFO, Planet, E-Werk or Tresor?
I really loved the Exit Club at Fischerinsel. I was really, really digging this club – and from time to time I was visiting the Tresor aswell. But after a while that was boring and I prefered working in my studio producing and mastering stuff.
Who were you working with then, can you drop some names?
I did all producing and mastering for my buddy Siriusmo, then I worked for Jesse Rose, Modeselektor, then the Ghost remixes. I was very busy with working for other people but then, in my freetime I started to work on material for myself.
How did you come across with BNR, who are relativly new to the long-established Berlin techno-scene?
It was Siriusmo, who presented me one to to Alex and then later I was inviting him to come into my studio. There I played some of my tunes and he instantly loved them. We had a good collaborative feeling and we stayed in touch. One day we were working on a single and after that turned out pretty much good, we decided that one day I might release an album on his own imprint. And as I am pretty much on a run the last couple of months, I came faster than we all thought and the album was ready.
And the result of his rush is the Amatilda album on BNR?
Yes, exactly. Of course I did some changes after playing the tracks to Alex, but this was no problem because I am on a run. What I’ve learned about myself is, when I have a run, then I gotta use this. And now you’re with BNR? I think BNR is a really cool platfrom. The people working for BNR are really professionals and very gentle. I like BNR a lot.
How would you describe the BNR status these days in Berlin? I think BNR is facinating. Sure, not everybody likes the BNR sound, there’s still a lot of minimal around, but BNR had always a great variety: from funk, to hiphop, to oldschool, jungle and 90s rave to deep house, techno and more. But for me it’s not really important to define this. I think my album is somewhat special. It could be an advancement of the BNR sound. I think it’s pretty cool that Alex opens the range and signs artist like me or Spank Rock to BNR.
Was there any special inspiration for your Amatilda album? Did you listen to some contemporary music? You can tell me.
I think my album is anything but influenced by modern music. More likely influnces from the 1990s. As I told you the album was produced in nearly one rush and during this rush I never thought that this will be music for a new Jan Driver album. That’s so strange. I’d really like to know how it would sound if I had known beforehand that this will be a Jan Driver album.
What can we expect now? Are you going to tour with your new album?
Sure, there’ll be a tour but I hate being on a plane, so maybe it’s more a European tour. We will see. Years ago I already drove by car to gigs in Scotland or Finland – you can’t imagine how the promoters react, when they saw me with my Berlin car in front of the clubs. So maybe, this will happen again.
Don’t miss to tune in for a two hours mix of Jan Driver at “Electronic Beats on Flux FM” today, thursday 22nd starting 10.00 pm European time.
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