Boys Noize

Alexander Ridha (born 22 August 1982), better known by his stage name Boys Noize, is a German electronic music producer and DJ.[1] It is similar to the name of Ridha's label, Boysnoize Records, which he established in 2005.[1] Ridha has remixed a number of other artist's work, including Snoop Dogg and Depeche Mode.[2] In 2019, he produced Frank Ocean's song "DHL".[3]

Boys Noize
Boys Noize in 2012.
Background information
Birth nameAlexander Ridha
Born (1982-08-22) 22 August 1982
Hamburg, Germany
Years active2004present
LabelsBoysnoize Records
Associated acts


Ridha started producing and DJing from an early age, including a period in which he supported Felix Da Housecat and DJ Hell under the alias of Kid Alex.[4] He's been anointed one of the "Top 10 DJ's Who Rule The World" by Rolling Stone, elected "Best Electronic Act" by Beatport 3 years in a row, and awarded with the Independent Music Award in 2010.[5] His music is known to merge various styles, with influences of hip-hop and disco roots as well as heavy noise and electro house sounds.[6]

Ridha released his early work on labels such as International Deejay Gigolos Records, Kitsuné Music and Turbo Recordings. He established Boysnoize Records in 2005.[7]

He remixed David Lynch, N.E.R.D, Depeche Mode, Snoop Dogg, Daft Punk, Justice,and The Chemical Brothers amongst many other well-known artists and became a producer of note, having worked with Kelis, UK rapper Kano, The Black Eyed Peas, and the South Korean band BIGBANG and has also collaborated with the New York band Scissor Sisters on their album "Only The Horses".

Chilly Gonzales' "Ivory Tower" is his first fully produced and co-written album, released in August 2010.

He has further collaborated with Erol Alkan: the first record "Death Suite" / "Waves" was released on Ridha's imprint BNR, followed by "Lemonade" / "Avalanche", which came out on Erol's label Phantasy Sound.

In October 2010, the first release of the newly launched sublabel BNR TRAX was presented.[8]

In 2012, Boys Noize released his third studio album, Out of the Black.[9]

In 2012, Boys Noize formed a side project with Skrillex called Dog Blood which is in the Electro genre. Dog Blood performed at the 2013 Miami Ultra Music Festival.

Boysnoize Records celebrated its 100th release in 2013, with electronic dance heavyweights as The Chemical Brothers & Justice remixing BOYS NOIZE's "XTC" & "ICH R U".

In 2014, Boys Noize did the music composition for a German movie named Who Am I – No System Is Safe. Ridha also collaborated with Chilly Gonzales to form Octave Minds. The self-titled debut album was released on BNR with track premieres on Pitchfork Dazed & Confused and Fader. Besides the album features a track called "Tap Dance", which features Chance the Rapper & the Social Experiment.[10]

Boys Noize released his "Go Hard" EP in 2015, a #1 album release on Beatport. In August 2015 it was announced that Ridha had collaborated with Jean-Michel Jarre on the track "The Time Machine" from the album Electronica 1: The Time Machine.[11]

In 2016, Boys Noize released his fourth studio album, Mayday, which included collaborations with Benga, Remy Banks, Poliça, Hudson Mohawke, and Spank Rock.[12] He described it as "[his] signal against blind categorization and conformist synchronization", "a call for individuality and diversity", and "a tribute to outsiders".[13] It peaked at number 8 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.[14]


Studio albums

Year Title Label Peak chart positions
2007 Oi Oi Oi Boysnoize
65 95
2009 Power 24 62 144 23
2012 Out of the Black 49 49 123 90 23 42
2015 Strictly Raw Vol. 1
2016 Mayday 87 128 8
2018 Strictly Raw Vol. 2
"—" denotes an album that did not chart or was not released.

Remixed albums

2008 - Oi Oi Oi (Remixed)

Extended plays and singles

Year Title Label
2004 The Bomb / Boy Neu (EP) International Deejay
Gigolo Records
2005 Are You In? (EP) Datapunk
Erole Attack (EP) Turbo Records
Optic / He-Man (EP) Boysnoize Records
"Volta 82"
2006 "Feel Good (TV=Off)" Kitsuné Music
Kill the Kid (EP) Boysnoize Records
2007 "& Down"
"Don't Believe the Hype"
"Lava Lava"
2009 "Starter"
2010 Transmission (Pt. 1 and Pt. 2)
1010 / Yeah
Nott / Trooper
2011 "Adonis" Cocoon Recordings
Sessions Pt. 1 Boysnoize Records
2012 Adonis Remix (EP) Cocoon Recordings
"XTC" Boysnoize Records
"What You Want"
"Ich R U"
2013 "Go Hard"
2014 "Alarm"
2015 "Cerebral"
"100" Turbo Recordings
2016 "Overthrow" Boysnoize Records
(featuring Remy Banks)
(featuring Polica)
2018 "Disco Inferno"
(with Virgil Abloh)
(featuring Steven A. Clark)


Year Artists Title Label
2009 Erol Alkan & Boys Noize Waves / Death Suite Boysnoize Records
Erol Alkan, Boys Noize & Gonzales Waves Remake
2010 Boys Noize & Erol Alkan Avalanche / Lemonade Phantasy Sound
2011 Boys Noize & Erol Alkan feat. Jarvis Cocker Avalanche (Terminal Velocity)
Boys Noize & Chilly Gonzales Working Together Gentle Threat
Boys Noize & Housemeister Shizzo Boysnoize Records
2012 Erol Alkan & Boys Noize Roland Rat / Brain Storm
Handbraekes (Boys Noize & Mr. Oizo) #1
Erol Alkan & Boys Noize Roland Rat / Brain Storm Remixes
2013 Dog Blood (Boys Noize & Skrillex) Middle Finger Boysnoize Records,
Middle Finger Pt. 2: The Remixes
2014 Handbraekes (Boys Noize & Mr. Oizo) #2 Boysnoize Records
Octave Minds (Boyz Noise and Chilly Gonzales) Octave Minds
2015 Tiga & Boys Noize 100 Turbo Recordings
100 Remixes
2018 Handbraekes (Boys Noize and Mr. Oizo) #3 Ed Banger Records
2019 Skrillex, Boys Noize, and Ty Dolla Sign Midnight Hour[22] Owsla / Atlantic Records
Boys Noize and Francis and the Lights Why Not?[23] Boysnoize Records

Collaboration tracks

Year Artists Title Label Release
2010 Feadz feat. Boys Noize The Ultimate Ed Banger Records The T.U.F.F.
2012 Boys Noize & BIGBANG Feeling YGEX, Avex Trax Alive (Japanese Edition)
2013 G-Dragon feat. Zion.T & Boys Noize I Like It YG Entertainment Coup d'Etat
2015 Boys Noize & Yoon Mirae (윤미래) #Capture the City Boysnoize Records #Capture the City - Single
2015 Jean Michel Jarre & Boys Noize The Time Machine Sony Music Electronica 1: The Time Machine
2016 FEMM (produced by Boys Noize) L.C.S. FEMM'S AGENCY SYNDICATE, Avex Group Pow!/L.C.S.
2019 A$AP Rocky Babuska Boi A$AP Rocky Recordings LLC / RCA Records. Polo Grounds Music / RCA Records
Frank Ocean (prod. Boys Noize) DHL Blonded Single

Mix albums

  • Bugged Out! Presents Suck My Deck (Mixed by Boys Noize) (2008)
  • I Love Techno 2008 (Mixed by Boys Noize) (2008)
  • Radio Soulwax Mix (2009)
  • Mixmag Presents Electro Techno Thunder! (2009)
  • South West Four Clapham Festival Preview (2010)
  • FABRICLIVE 72: Boys Noize (2013)
  • BNR10YR Bang Mix (Mixed by Boys Noize) (2013)


Year Artist Track Title
2004 Kid Alex "My Way" Kid Alex Boys Noize Mix
Monster Magnet "Space Lord" Boys Noize - Monster Bootnet
Spillsbury "Was Wir Machen" Kid Alex Boys Noize Remix
2005 Bloc Party "Banquet" Boys Noize Vox Mix
Boys Noize Dub
Göpfrich & Gerlach "Auf Der Lauer Aua Aua"
John Starlight "Shadowbreaker" Boys Noize Remix No 1
Boys Noize Remix No 2
Kaiser Chiefs "Everyday I Love You Less and Less"
Kid Alex "My Conversation"
Lützenkirchen "Daily Disco"
2006 Depeche Mode "Personal Jesus" Boys Noize Classic
Feist "My Moon My Man" Boys Noize Classic Mix
Foreign Islands "Fine Dining with the Future"
I-Robots "Frau"
Kreeps "All I Wanna Do Is Break Some Hearts" Boys Noize Remix No. 1
Boys Noize Remix No. 2
Living Things "Bom Bom Bom" Boys Noize Vox Remix
Boys Noize Great Dub
Para One "Dudun-Dun"
Riot In Belgium "The Acid Never Lies" Boyznoize 909 Remix
Shiny Toy Guns "Le Disko" Boys Noize Fire Mix
Boys Noize Fire Dub
Teenage Bad Girl "Cocotte" Boys Noize Rework
Tiga "Move My Body"
2007 Alloy Mental "Alloy Mental" Boynoize Remix
Cut Copy "Lights & Music" Boys Noize Happy Birthday Remix
Justice "Phantom Pt. II" Boys Noize Vox Mix
Boys Noize Unreleased Turbine Remix
Marilyn Manson "Putting Holes in Happiness"
Snoop Dogg "Sexual Eruption"
2008 A-Trak "Say Whoa"
Apparat "Arcadia" Boys Noize Reprise
Boys Noize "& Down" Siriusmo vs. Boys Noize Mix
C. J. Bolland "Horsepower"
Darmstadt "It Has Been Said"
Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk "Love Can't Turn Around" Boys Noize Started Like This Mix
Frankmusik "When You're Around"
Gonzales "Working Together" Boys Noize Vox Mix
Boys Noize Dub Mix
Housemeister "Inordertodance"
LOTP "Focker" Boys Noize Terror Re-Did
Maurice Joshua "This Is Acid" Boys Noize Re-work
Sébastien Tellier "L'amour et la Violence" Boys Noize Main Version
Boys Noize Euro Mix
Siriusmo "Mein Neues Fahrrad" Boys Noize Edit
The Faint "The Geeks Were Right" Boys Noize vs. D.I.M. Mix
2009 Depeche Mode "Wrong" D.I.M. vs. Boys Noize Remix
Djedjotronic featuring Spoek "Dirty & Hard" Boys Noize's Jump If You're an Idiot Mix
Editors "You Don't Know Love" Boys Noize Classic Mix
Michael Jackson "Beat It" Boys Noize 2003 Bootleg Remix
Röyksopp "Happy Up Here"
The Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow" Let the Beat Rock (Boys Noize Remix featuring 50 Cent)
Let the Beat Rock (Boys Noize Megamix)
The Faint "Mirror Error" Das Glow Remix Boys Noize Edit
2010 Charlotte Gainsbourg "Trick Pony"
David Lynch "Good Day Today"
N*E*R*D featuring Nelly Furtado "Hot-n-Fun"
Scissor Sisters "Invisible Light"
The Chemical Brothers "Swoon" Boyz Noize Summer Mix
Boyz Noize Summer Instrumental
2011 Daft Punk "End of Line"
Housemeister "Music is Awesome"
Modeselektor featuring Nazizi & Abbas "Monkey Flip"
2012 Spank Rock "Nasty" SCNTST Remix – Boys Noize Re-Did
Strip Steve "Astral Projection" Destructo Remix – Boys Noize Edit
Dave Clarke "Wisdom to the Wise" Boys Noize Wild Pitch Remix
Rammstein "Mein Herz brennt"
2013 Brad Lamborghini - JOHN G "Kernkraft 7000" Boys Noize Edit
Chromeo "Sexy Socialite"
Donna Summer "Bad Girls" Boys Noize Club Mix
Kavinsky "ProtoVision"
Pet Shop Boys "Axis"
2014 Atom™ "Ich Bin Meine Maschine"
Danny Brown "Smokin & Drinkin" Boys Noize Smokin Mix
Depeche Mode "My Little Universe"
2016 Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force "Planet Rock"
Craig Amstrong "Secret Downloading" Boys Noize Remix 2
2017 Justice "Randy"
Cassius "Ibifornia"
Autotune "Blade Runner"


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