Live Concert Photography: Boys Noize, Remy Banks, Gila and Jubilee at Music Hall of Williamsburg 10/12/16

Live Concert Photography: Boys Noize, Remy Banks, Gila and Jubilee at Music Hall of Williamsburg 10/12/16

Now, over the six year history of this site, Berlin, Germany-based producer, electronic music artist, DJ and Boys Noize Records label head Alex Ridha, best known as Boys Noize has been one of the site’s earliest mainstay artists. Since the 2012 release of Out of the Black, an album that landed at number 8 on this site’s 2012 Best of List , Ridha has proven to be remarkably prolific as the internationally renowned producer and electronic music artist has collaborated with mega-hit producer, electronic music artist and DJ Skillex and pianist, composer, experimental pop artist and emcee Chilly Gonzales in two radically different musical projects. Additionally, Ridha’s label Boys Noize Records released the work of a number of up-and-coming electronic music producers and artists, including  Tiga, Johnny Sack, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Atom TMPiloSCNTST and others.

Ridha’s fourth full-length effort Mayday was released earlier this year, and the album has material that thematically focuses on government surveillance and its impact on freedom, and a call for individuality in the face of blind obedience and conformity while being an expansion and  of the signature sound that has won international attention — in the case of “Overthrow,” glitchy and chopped up samples, tweeter and woofer rattling bass and beats and enormous drops were paired with industrial clang and clatter and ominously swirling electronics in a song that stomped, strutted, swaggered and threw a vicious haymaker. Mayday‘s second single, “Euphoria,” sounded as though it drew from the legendary house music pioneer Larry Levan as a looped vocal sample was paired with skittering and propulsive drum programming and glitchy keyboard keys in a song that evoked a woozy rush of blood to the head. The album’s third single “Starchild,” a collaboration with indie electro pop sensation Poliça paired vocalist Channy Leaneagh’s sultry and plaintive vocals with glitchy and stuttering beats, gentle cascades of twinkling and shimmering synths in what may arguably be Ridha’s moodiest and most pop-leaning single he’s released to date. And “Mayday” paired layers of glitchy and stuttering beats cascading towards the listener, industrial clang and clatter, enormous tweeter and woofer rocking, boom bap beats, wobbling and tumbling low end and a wild array of vocal samples in a swaggering, club banger that feels tense and paranoid, as though its creator was aware of the fact that he’s being monitored every single moment of his life, whether he noticed or wanted it.
Last month, the renowned DJ, producer and electronic music artist headlined a night of electronic music artists and hip-hop at Music Hall of Williamsburg that included Queens, NY-based emcee Remy Banks, Denver, CO-based electronic music artist and DJ GILA and Miami, FL-born, New York-based electronic music artist and DJ Jubilee. Check out photos from the show below.

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Caption: Renowned, Berlin, Germany-based electronic music artist and producer Boys Noize performing an amazing set at Music Hall of Williamsburg last month. 
Remy Banks is an up-and-coming Queens, NY-based emcee and Fool’s Good Records artist, who’s a member of the World’s Fair collective and hip-hop trio Children of the Night with Nasty Nigel and Lanksy Jones.

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Caption: Up-and-coming, Queens-based emcee Remy Banks and guests performing at Music Hall of Williamsburg last month.
GILA is a Denver, CO-based, jazz trained, electronic music artist, producer and DJ, who came to local and regional notice as a member of Denver-based hip-hop duo Gorgeous Children. And with the release of his GENKIDAMA EP, the up-and-coming producer revealed a dense, dark sound that draws from a diverse range of influences.

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Caption: Denver, CO-based electronic music artist and producer GILA performing at Music Hall of Williamsburg last month.

Deriving her stagename from The X-Men character, Jubilee, a character known for prowling around malls with neon shades on and for her superpower of conjuring fireworks, Miami, FL-born, New York-based electronic music artist who has quickly developed a reputation for a globe-trotting, genre-mashing drum ‘n’ bass-leaning sound that could rock clubs all over the world.

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Caption: Miami, FL-born, New York-based electronic music artist and producer Jubilee rocking an opening set at Music Hall of Williamsburg last month.

For these photos and more check out the Flickr set here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskGpSwrF

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