On August 13, Boys Noize Records (BNR) is landing in Shanghai as part of
its 10 Year Anniversary world tour, #BNR10YR. The Berlin-based DIY
collective and record label is unshackling its legion of beatsmiths to
cities the world over.
Since March, the party series has hit a
whirlwind of cities including Berlin, Paris, London, New York, Miami,
Detroit, and Mexico City. It’s expected to conclude in Tokyo for a
head-spinning 21 cities in over 10 countries.
BNR’s Arkham show
will feature label boss himself Boys Noize (Alex Ridha), along with
heavyweight label mates DJEDJOTRONIC (Jeremy Cottereau) and Housemeister
Boys Noize has crafted an envious CV as a major
headliner in the electronic music scene. Prominent for a rougher,
boundary-pushing sound, Boys Noize has collaborated with top-tier
artists like Skrillex (the duo form ‘Dog Blood’), Snoop Dogg, Erol Alkan
and Chilly Gonazles, just to name a few. He’s also played at some of
the world’s largest stages—Ultra Music Festival, Movement, Womb in Tokyo
and techno-Mecca Berghain in Berlin.
Back in 2005, Boys Noize
established an eponymous record label dedicated to creating quality,
unique dance music. Today, it boasts an eclectic mix of talent, sporting
the likes of SCNTST, Djedjotronic, and Housemeister. The latter two
have been handpicked to share the stage at Arkham this coming August.
on Warp Records and Detroit-label Underground Resistance, Djedjotronic
has the quintessential BNR sound—a hard-hitting version of techno melded
with jackin’ house. It’s certainly been well received, with his hit
“Uranus” reaching #1 on Beatport back in 2011. These days you can find
him playing alone or with his colleagues from BNR.
One of the
earliest members of BNR is Housemeister, a Berlin-native who came of age
during the musical renaissance post-Berlin Wall. Having released his
debut album Enlarge Your Dose on the label in 2005, Housemeister plays
the type of music that—in BNR fashion—beats the living crap out of you.
His raw, analog sound is manifested in the over 30 vinyl records, 5
full-length albums he’s produced during a twenty-year career.
celebrate the culmination of a decade’s worth of boundary-pushing music
from the BNR family. Expect the boys to inject a hefty serving of raw,
high-intensity anthems in their return to Arkham.
LINE-UP: BOYS NOIZE // DJEDJOTRONIC // HOUSEMEISTER // R3 Time: Thursday, August 13th Venue: Arkham, 1 South Wulumuqi Road Ticket: 100RMB Presale, 180RMB Door