Apart from a few sporadic releases here and there for the past couple of years, it’s been fairly quiet on the Boys Noize front, until today, when Rolling Stones posted the first track from the German juggernaut’s forthcoming album, Out of the Black.
Unfortunately, to listen to Boys Noize – What You Want you’ll need to use to use Rolling Stone’s crappy pop-out flash player.
Rida cites influences from the aging hip-hop crew the Beastie Boys, though I’m not able to hear it, due to my extremely poor knowledge of rap and hip-hop. To me, it sounds like a mishmash of the weird, eccentric stylings of Tiga, in due part to the looped vocoder laced vocal sample in the intro, a touch of Oi Oi Oi era Boys Noize, and a dash of the modern future techno sound that’s becoming ever popular in recent times.
Based on this track alone, as it’s suitably heavy and quite distinct, I feel it shows a lot of promise for the rest of the album. It’s been 3 years since the release of Boys Noize’ last album Power, and a lot has changed since then, so I’m exceedingly interested to see what one of the masters of techno infused electro house has cooked up for us. This is a strikingly similar story for Proxy’s upcoming and way, way overdue album Music From The Eastblock Jungle, so we shall see how it all pans out.
Out of the Black is due for release on October 2nd.